Poll: Evan Lysacek Favored to Win Dancing; Skater Feels "So Much Pressure"
Evan Lysacek is "shocked" that 40 percent of TVGuide.com users have him pegged as the Dancing with the Stars Season 10 favorite.
"Really? Wow! I feel so much pressure now because I'm really not a good dancer at all!" the Olympic champion tells TVGuide.com of the poll that saw him garner the majority of the 6,000-plus votes cast.
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But Olympians can handle that pressure, right? "I like pressure a little bit," he laughs. "I'm working very hard. I've already put in overtime every day. I'm just trying to really come out in Week 1 and live up to at least some of that expectation."
In second place, with 21 percent of the vote, is Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger. ESPN reporter Erin Andrews and NFL star Chad Ochocinco are voters' third favorites, tied at 8 percent, edging out Bachelor Jake Pavelka and soap stud Aiden Turner, who each earned 6 percent.
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Nipping at their heels are Shannen Doherty (4 percent), Kate Gosselin (3 percent) and Niecy Nash (2 percent).
Bringing up the rear with 1 percent each are Buzz Aldrin and Pamela Anderson.
Season 10 of Dancing premieres March 22 at 8/7c on ABC.