Kyle Massey, who received the second lowest score, was also safe from elimination. Florence Henderson? Not so lucky. The 76-year-old Brady Bunch mom received the axe after the host announced she scored the lowest when votes and scores were combined.
Even Florence was a bit surprised by her elimination. She told UsWeekly she “was a little surprised, but you know I’ve watched this show since it began, and I’ve seen absolutely shocking things happen on it, so somebody has to go.”
Florence however showed grace upon hearing the news on the show. “I have been in TV for over 50 years I have to say in all honesty this is one of the best produced shows I have ever been on,” she said. “I’ve loved this show since it began. I hope I’ve inspired people to get up off their behind and move and dance and have fun. I feel like I have grown as a person and a performer. I feel like a kid again!”
Meanwhile, Bristol, 20, was relieved to be dancing another week. “I’m just so thankful that they kept me another week and they see potential in me obviously,” she tells Us. “Hopefully I can prove that I can be a performer.”
Week 5 of Dancing with the Stars brought us TV theme week, which had the stars and their partners dancing to the tune of our favorite classic TV theme songs.
Taking the lead this week was Brandy and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, as the two finally lived up to their potential (they were named the favorites before the season even started). The pair, who were also the first to dance, performed the quickstep to the theme song from “Friends” earning rave reviews and a score of 27. “It was, without doubt, your best dance,” judge Len Goodman said.
Coming in second place was Jennifer Grey and partner Derek Hough. The duo danced the foxtrot to the theme from “Married with Children.” They earned a good score of 25 as well as praises from Bruno who called it, “pristine, elegant, beautifully danced.”
In last place was Birthday girl Bristol Palin (she turned 20-years-old last night) and partner Mark Ballas. Despite donning a monkey costume to go along with their jive dance to the theme from “The Monkees,” the pair only earned a score of 18. Though Bristol received the lowest score of the night, she did hear some positive words from judge Carrie Ann Inaba. “Bristol, I’m so happy for you because this show is about making a transformation and trying someone new, and you really made a transformation,” said Carrie Ann.
The scores from last night below –
Brandy & Maks Chmerkovskiy: 27 Jennifer Grey & Derek Hough:: 25 Kurt Warner & Anna Trebunskaya: 24 Rick Fox & Cheryl Burke: 24 Audrina Patridge & Tony Dovolani: 23 Florence Henderson & Corky Ballas: 21 Kyle Massey & Lacey Schwimmer: 20 Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas: 18
Jersey Shorestar Mike Sorrentino aka The Situation got eliminated following his very low scores from Monday night. The Sitch however took things in stride, telling co-host Brooke Burke, “You know what, I told myself if I got eliminated today, I put it all on the floor last night. I really hoped [the scores] weren’t fours. But it is what it is, and at the end of the day, someone’s got to go home.”
The Situation’s elimination wasn’t exactly a surprise as he received the lowest score on Monday night. In the bottom two with The Sitch last night was Bristol Palin, who also scored low on Monday.
The Sitch also revealed he was happy he got to show another side of himself, other than the party-boy persona that is shown on The Shore. “I’m not a dancer, and this is definitely hard,” he explained. “On ‘Jersey Shore,’ you get a little keyhole of who I am. On ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ you really get the whole Situation.”
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It is week 4 on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, and the stars received two scores last night, one for their technique and another for their overall performance.
The best score of the night, along with the first 10s of the season, went to actress Jennifer Grey, who scored an impressive total of 56 points out of 60 for her sultry Argentine Tango. Jennifer and her partner Derek Hough (winner of last season) scored 27 for their technique and 29 for their performance.
Coming in second was Brandy and her partner Maksim. The duo danced a romantic rumba, earning a 22 for technique and 26 for performance, a total of 48. Audrina Patridge came in 3rd place earning a total of 46 points.
The lowest score of the night went to The Situation. It seems after 4 weeks of dancing, The Sitch has yet to show any solid improvement. He and partner Karina earned a 12 for technique, and a 16 for their performance, bringing their total to a very low 28. “That’s definitely a Situation,” he said upon hearing his low scores.
The full scores from last night below –
Jennifer Grey & Derek Hough: 56 (27, 29) Brandy & Maks Chmerkovskiy: 48 (22, 26) Audrina Patridge & Tony Dovolani: 46 (24, 22) Kyle Massey & Lacey Schwimmer: 40 (18, 22) Rick Fox & Cheryl Burke: 39 (19, 20) Florence Henderson & Corky Ballas: 35 (17, 18) Kurt Warner & Anna Trebunskaya: 34 (15, 19) Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas: 32 (18, 14) The Situation & Karina Smirnoff: 28 (12,16)
TELL US – WHO DO YOU PREDICT WILL BE GOING HOME TONIGHT?
Her elimination came as no surprise as she and partner Louis van Amstel had the lowest score on Monday – 18 out of 30 – for their samba dance.
“I thought the judges were hard on me, but I think [they saw] that I am a dancer for real,” she said following her elimination. “I will take that with me forever, thank you so much.”
Margaret, 41, also had some nice words for her pro dance partner Louis. “I had the best teacher and the best partner,” and he returned the sentiment, telling her, “I love you and our journey hasn’t finished.”
Singer and last week’s eliminated contestant, Michael Bolton, returned to the show last night to perform the hit song “Hallelujah.” Despite the widely publicized controversy with judge Bruno Tonioli, there was no mention of the controversy last night and Bruno joined the other judges for a standing ovation after the performance.
The night got kicked off with a hot samba dance courtesy of Jennifer Grey, who donned a sexy school teacher outfit, and partner Derek Hough. The duo received a good score of 24 for their dance number.
The biggest shocker of the night was the highest score going to Audrina Patridge and her partner Tony Dovolani. Audrina earned the first 9 of the season, receiving a total score of 26 for her waltz, which was called “the most touching dance of the night.” Audrina dedicated her waltz dance to our fallen troops and their families.
Also tying for second place with a score of 24 were Brandy and Rick Fox. The lowest score of night went to Margaret Cho, receiving a score of 18 for her not so impressive samba.
The results show is set to air tonight at 9/8c. Michael Bolton will also be returning tonight, but fear not, as he is returning to sing and not to dance. Susan Boyle was originally scheduled to perform but had to cancel due to a severe throat infection. The scores from last night below –
Audrina Patridge & Tony Dovolani: 26 Brandy & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 24 Jennifer Grey & Derek Hough: 24 Rick Fox & Cheryl Burke: 24 Kurt Warner & Anna Trebunskaya: 23 Kyle Massey & Lacey Schwimmer: 23 Florence Henderson & Corky Ballas: 20 The Situation & Karina Smirnoff: 20 Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas: 19 Margaret Cho & Louis van Amstel: 18
TELL US – WHO DESERVES TO GO HOME TONIGHT ON DWTS?
Following his elimination on the show, UsWeekly reported yesterday that Michael Bolton, 57, demanded an apology from DWTS judge Bruno Tonioli. If you recall, Bruno completely slammed Michael’s dance on Monday night, telling him that he performed “the worst” jive in the show’s 11 season history, while making some other not so nice comments.
“I was disappointed with Bruno — to me, he let everybody down,” said Michael Wednesday on ABC’s Good Morning America. “My mom was there, she’s 90, she flew down to see the show … and I just didn’t expect that level of disrespect from him.”
It doesn’t end there as Michael also feels that Bruno should be reprimanded by the show for his comments. “I think he should apologize publicly and he should be reprimanded for it,” Michael said.
And despite most of the show’s stars and professional dancers publicly stating that Bruno’s comments were too harsh, it seems DWTS’ producers are standing behind Bruno, as they publicly released a statement on Wednesday defending him.
“Bruno’s role as a judge is to give his honest opinions on the quality of the dances he’s judging, which is what he did in this case,” the producers say. “While we respect the feelings of our celebrities and dancers, we don’t feel Bruno should be expected to apologize for doing his job.”
According to sources, Michael is saying he regrets doing the show.
TELL US – WHO’S SIDE ARE YOU ON? MICHAEL OR BRUNO’S?
Michael, 57, however seemed a bit stunned by his elimination. When asked if he was surprised, he told host Tom Bergeron, “Uh, yeah,” adding that he was “disappointed.” Michael however took things in stride stating that he met some “wonderful, warm, sincere … and gracious people.”
His partner Chelsie Hightower was however still a bit peeved at judge Bruno Tonioli’s brutal criticism on Monday night, when he referred to Michael’s jive as the worst in the show’s history. “It was very harsh,” she told UsWeekly Tuesday. “It was very, very harsh, and I don’t know where it came from. I really don’t. It was hard to hear.”
“He didn’t have anything constructive to say,” she added. “It’s just rude when someone works so hard, and they have never danced before, and then you give them that criticism.”
Meanwhile, despite being safe last night, singer Brandy had to deal with criticism from fans and viewers of the show regarding her attitude and treatment of partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Some fans felt she threw Maks under the bus on Monday night.
Maksim is however coming to Brandy’s defense in a new interview with E! Online. “I don’t know how to say it so that people understand it, so I’m just going to say it the way it is: Brandy’s probably going to be my best friend after the show is over and that’s a true fact. Brandy’s a sweetheart. She’s everything that a real person is. I’ve been hearing a lot of comments saying she’s a diva. She’s not a diva at all. While I’m flattered that people came to my protection, I really need to make sure people understand there’s nothing to protect because she didn’t try to hurt me….We are amazing friends. We are!” stated Maksim.
And finally, the show attempted to put an end to boogate last night when several media outlets speculated that Sarah Palin was booed by the audience. Footage was shown to try to shut down those rumors. I’m personally not sure where the Sarah Palin was booed rumors came from, as it never crossed my mind on Monday night. I simply assumed the audience was booing the 24 score the judges gave to Jennifer Grey, who gave a rather impressive performance.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON MICHAEL’S ELIMINATION & BRANDY? DO YOU THINK SARAH PALIN WAS BOOED?