AP Photo: Niecy Nash and Louis van Amstel dancing
the Viennese Waltz during the 2-hour special of DWTS
HOLLYWOOD - America said goodbye to Niecy Nash and Louis van Amstel after a 2-dance showdown of Dancing with the Stars the other night.
Nash battled during the 2-hour special feature of Dancing with the Stars with a Viennese Waltz and '90s Paso Doble.
Dancing judge Len Goodman was pleasantly surprised with her Viennese Waltz, which gave Nash a big smile that sparkled more than the Clean House host's glittery bodice atop her billowy skirt.
Judge Carrie Ann Inaba agreed; however she said, "There was too much push and pull" that needed a smooth transition.
On the other hand, the '90s Paso Doble did not seem to fit the personality of this no-drama diva. During rehearsals, easy-breezy laugh-all-the-time Niecy admitted struggling with the attitude of fierce Paso Doble fashion.
"The Spanish lines were not there," according to judge Bruno Tonioli, who also thought there was hardly any control. While Nash's wide waist band cinched up her black-gold Latin costume, she looked unsteady in the arms of professional dancing partner Louis. America might have thought the same.
Cheryl Burke and Chad Ochocinco, also on the bottom-two spot, were spared for Dancing with the Stars next week. Niecy Nash and Louis van Amstel were voted off.
But the proud 40-year-old mother of three, who "can not hoola-hoop with a Cheerio" had a fantastic experience! Dancing with the Stars had been a "platform [for Nash] to live out a childhood dream."