Nicole Scherzinger on 'Dancing With the Stars' Win: 'It's Still Surreal'

Scherzinger's tremendous ability put her ahead of the pack week after week. Her partner, Derek Hough, hails from Salt Lake City, Utah.

Hough -- whose sister, Julianne, also has performed as a dance pro on the competition -- started dancing at age 11. He's won several international championships.

A singer and actor, Hough has trained and danced all over the world.

Scherzinger and Hough scored a perfect 30 last week with their Argentine tango.

Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya

Lysacek's routines were consistent crowd-pleasers.

The Olympic gold medalist and world figure skating champion from Naperville, Ill., has been skating since he was 8 years old.

His dance partner, Anna Trebunskaya, has been dancing since she was 6 years old. Trebunskaya hails from Russia, and she has won awards as an amateur and a professional dancer.

The couple's paso doble last week earned them a perfect 30 points.

Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

The ESPN sportscaster who hails from Lewiston, Maine, is no stranger to competitive dance.

As a student at University of Florida, Andrews was a member of the Gators' basketball dance team from 1997 to 2000.

Andrews has become one of the most well-known sports reporters in the country, and has reported for several ESPN programs.

Her dance partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, has twice made it to the finals of the competition.

Chmerkovskiy, a native of Ukraine, has gained a reputation for taking chances on the dance floor -- and he has no qualms about taking his shirt off.

"I know my assets so I don't have a problem opening my shirt," the dancer said in a release. "I notice women looking at my chest all the time. If you want to look at my chest, go ahead."

The couple's paso doble last week earned them a 29 out of 30 from the judges.

Niecy Nash, Pamela Anderson, Kate Gosselin Voted Off 'Dancing with the Stars'

Niecy Nash and Pamela Anderson also reached the top five this season on "Dancing With the Stars."

Pamela Anderson, who received a standing ovation as she took her final spin around the ballroom on "Dancing With the Stars", told "GMA" that appearing on the show was "a dream job."

When asked why she decided to join the "Dancing" cast this season after being approached many times before, Anderson said, "I just decided to do it because it was good timing with my kids."

"The Bachelor" star Jake Pavelka and professional partner Chelsie Hightower were sent home on the show's fifth elimination, a week after reality TV star Kate Gosselin was eliminated.

Gosselin said she was upset but not surprised to be sent home after six weeks, and that participating in the show during a custody battle for her children was "emotionally very hard, very draining, very scary."

"That's why you saw me the way you saw me," Gosselin said on "Good Morning America." "My kids come first, and their future is uncertain right now. Dancing feels … it was just, it had to be second place at that time."

Gosselin and professional partner Tony Dovolani lasted until the halfway point of the 10th season of "Dancing With the Stars," despite consistently receiving harsh criticism and low scores from the judges.

"I wanted to learn more, I wanted to do more," she said, although adding, "I knew it was my day yesterday."

She said she had a "great ride" on the show.

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