evan lysacek dwts0405 320 'Dancing With the Stars' Evan Lysacek excited about new double scoring systemWhen you tune in to “Dancing With the Stars” Monday (April 12) night, expect to a brand new double scoring system.

For this week only, the judges will give each couple’s performance two sets of scores: one for technical merit and one for the performance.

Evan Lysacek, who won last week’s “DWTS” performance round with a score of 26, says on his blog that he thinks double scores are a good thing.

“I think all of us on the cast are excited about the new scoring system,” writes Lysacek. “It adds
a new twist to the show and it’s a great opportunity to measure where we all are
from a technical standpoint and a performance standpoint.” 

Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough could have used this scoring system last week when they got the thumbs up for their quickstep, but thumbs way down for breaking too many technical rules. The gap between performance value and technique led to the duo to receive scores as varied as Len Goodman’s “6” to Bruno Tonioli’s “9.”

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