Title: Season 10, Week 7: Performance
Air Date: May 3, 2010 at 12:00 AM PDT
This week, the judges praised nearly every couple for being the best at something: Carrie Ann called Nicole the best dancer they ever had on the show, Niecy and Erin were praised for performing their best dances yet, and Evan received the best possible score with this season's first perfect score of 30. Next, the pairs were split into teams for the Cha-Cha-Challenge. Team Gaga (Pam & Damian, Chad & Cheryl, and Nicole & Derek) performed a steamy synchronized number to Lady Gaga's hit single, "Telephone," which was followed by a slightly less executed and slower-paced Team Madonna (Niecy & Louis, Evan & Anna, and Erin & Maks) routine to Madonna's "Holiday." All scoring aside, the real winner of the night seemed to be Cheryl Burke who sported a diamond necklace as one of the many birthday presents her partner Chad showered upon her with throughout the day.