Host Tom Bergeron earlier today tweeted that the producers were flummoxed by who got nixed.
Well, I’m sure most of the viewers are, too: the Hoff is off!
The first dancer out is usually some lower-level has-been celebrity such as Shannen Doherty or Ashley Hamilton.
Former Atlantan and “Baywatch” star David Hasselhoff is cheesy for sure and he certainly danced poorly last night. Yet it’s still a shock he didn’t have enough voters to keep him around even a second week over the likes of Audrina Patridge and Margaret Cho. He is arguably the best known of the 12 contestants.
Maybe Hasselhoff should have competed in the German version of the show.
Another former Atlantan, Disney star Kyle Massey was paired with Hasselhoff for elimination but wasn’t necessarily in the bottom two. He had one of the higher dance scores (23 out of 30). Hasselhoff tied for the bottom at 15 with Cho and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino. He obviously got fewer votes than those two.
The scores are 50% based on the three judges’ scores and 50% based on viewer votes.
Producers are probably concerned that losing Hasselhoff may mean a sharp drop off in viewers after a strong opening (21 million last night.)
If anything, this proves the producers didn’t rig the results. And, hey, they still have Bristol Palin!