By Emily Sheridan
Making an entrance: (L-R) Nicole Scherzinger, Pamela Anderson and Chad Ochocinco strut on stage in PVC Mackintoshes for their 'cha cha challenge' on Dancing With The Stars
Lady GaGa is one of the last chart stars you would associate with the world of ballroom.
But on U.S. TV show Dancing With The Stars last night, pop star Nicole Scherzinger and Pamela Anderson fused the sounds of GaGa to the cha cha cha as they teamed up for a group dance.
Joined by their professional partners Derek Hough and Damian Whitwood and American football player Chad Ochocinco and his partner Cheryl Burke, the six performed a sexy Latin routine to GaGa's recent hit Telephone.
Shimmy on down: Scherzinger and Anderson pulled off their coats to reveal tiny, sparkly lilac outfits underneath
The former Baywatch actress and Pussycat Doll started the dance off by strutting onto the dancefloor wearing PVC Mackintoshes.
But they soon ripped them off to reveal tiny, sparkly lilac outfits.
Standing in a group line-up with their partners and fellow celebrity Ochocinco, Scherzinger looked like she was performing a typical Pussycat Dolls routine as she bodypopped.
But once the six dancers split into partners, it was traditional cha cha cha moves as each performed their own segment.
Bending over backwards: The female dancers show how flexible they are
Legging it: Anderson's outfit showed off her toned pins as she did the cha cha cha with partner Damian Whitwood
Starting off was Anderson, who struggled slightly with the fast speed of the Cuban dance, but wowed the audience by doing the splits.
Used to performing sexy routines with the Pussycat Dolls days, Scherzinger put on a sizzling performance with Hough.
Judge Bruno Tonioli praised Anderson for 'keeping up' with professional dancer Burke and Scherzinger.
Ouch! Anderson does the splits
Fellow judge Carrie Ann Inaba praised the group for 'the sexual energy that this team has just soared you beyond. You're gonna be so tough to beat. You're so in tune, you're so grounded, you're so connected.'
Team GaGa's competition was Team Madonna, comprising of comedienne Niecy Nash, figure skater Evan Lysacek and sports reporter Erin Andrews, who scored a respectable 24 to their dance to Holiday.
But Team GaGa had the edge with 27 and won the 'cha cha challenge'
Sizzling: Scherzinger's first attempt at the cha cha cha impressed the judges
Earlier in Monday's show, Scherzinger missed out on the top of the leader board after ending up in joint second place with her waltz.
Scherzinger and Hough scored 27 for their performance to You Light Up My Life.
But she did recieve high praise from Inaba: 'You are by far the best dancer we've ever had on this show.'
Team GaGa: (L-R) Ochocinco and Cheryl Burke, Scherzinger and Derek Hough and Anderson with Whitwood
Despite her positive comments, Inaba added she thought the 'connection was a little lacking'.
Anderson ended up in the bottom of the board this week after receiving a 24 for her waltz.
Tonioli congratulated Anderson for 'always getting the character right' but said she needed to work on her 'top line' more.
Top of the leader board this week was Lysacek and his partner Anna Trebunskaya with 30 for their Argentine Tango.
High kicks: Anderson and Scherzinger show off their high leg extensions during their waltzes