Monday night brought 11 new celebrities to the Dancing with the Stars
ballroom to perform the cha cha cha or the Viennese waltz with their pro partners. Pop star Nicole Scherzinger
and Derek Hough
took the early lead, earning 25 points out of 30 from the judges. Olympic champion figure skater Evan Lysacek
and Anna Trebunskaya
also did well with 23 points.
On the other end of the spectrum, Buzz Aldrin
and Ashly Costa
earned just 14 points. Soap star Aiden Turner
and Edyta Sliwinska
scored only 15. Reality TV star Kate Gosselin
and Tony Dovolani
heard some harsh critiques from the judges (with the exception of Carrie Ann Inaba
, who pointed out her lack of training and performance experience but appreciated her vulnerability) and earned 16 points. Lucky for these pairs, the judges' scores are only part of the equation -- America's votes also count, so we want to know which pair was your favorite. Keep reading to take our poll...Check out Evan Lysacek's first DWTS blog post!