Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger walked away a winner last night during the finale of the tenth season of ABC‘s “Dancing with the Stars.” Nicole and her dance partner Derek Hough scored 115 points (out of 120) from the judges for their dances Monday and Tuesday night and received a ton of viewer votes, which put them over the edge against their competitors Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek and his partner Anna Trebunskaya.
Her competition in the final hour was Evan Lysacek, who nabbed 108 judges’ points with partner Anna Trebunskaya before viewer votes were tallied. “It’s been such a blast,” Lysacek told Tom Bergeron after Scherzinger’s big win, noting that he and Trebunskaya would be “bonded forever” by their dancing days. “We’re so proud of Nicole and Derek!”
But the 31-year-old entertainer says she won’t be keeping her disco ball trophy.
“I’m going to give it to my mom because she’s the reason I really did this show,” the Pussycat Doll, 31, told Us after the show. “This is for her!”
Seeing that Nicole is a professional dancer and all, it’s a no-brainer that she’d win. But we find it a little unfair that they let her compete at all given that she already has a strong background in dance. But regardless, congrats to her!