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Who was out second on ‘Dancing With the Stars’? (And ‘Boo-gate’ is cleared up)

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The voters gave Michael Bolton a clear message tonight: stick with singing.

After last week’s surprise departure of David Hasselhoff, Bolton’s ouster was expected. His stiff jive Tuesday night practically gave judge Bruno Tonioli a coronary.

Did Michael Bolton deserve to leave?

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With just 12 points from the judges (including a pitiful 3 from Bruno), the soul singer needed a serious amount of votes from the public to catch up to the dancers with the second fewest votes: Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino and Margaret Cho. They each had 18. He obviously didn’t get it.

Bolton, who was in a literal doghouse opening his jive act, lacked any sense of nimbleness or athleticism, though he appeared to be in decent shape. He told media before the show that he avoided dancing while in concert – and he showed why.

“I thought Rin Tin Tin could have done a better jive,” said Bruno during the results show. He did not back off despite criticism that he was too harsh..

The last time someone got a 3 was in season 8 early last year with Steve Wozniak of Apple Computer, who inexplicabl]y lasted into week four.

They also went out of their way to show the booing Monday night had nothing to do with Sarah Palin. (So far, her daughter Bristol is certainly a far better dancer than anybody expected.) The target, as the video showed, were the judges for giving Jennifer Grey only 8’s for her jive. By garnering 24’s two weeks in a row, Grey is clearly the front runner right now while Brandy, another supposed leader, has been a tad disappointing.

Former Atlantan Kyle Massey, while perhaps overrated, is doing well while fellow part-time Atlantan Cho cut out the silliness and did a decent jive and rebounded a bit from 15 points to 18 points. Though Florence Henderson wasn’t great, she is showing amazing vitality for a 76 year old and is showing a competitive feistiness that is fun to watch.

The Situation is getting the basics, but the judges said he needs to learn “musicality.” Not surprisingly, he said he had no idea what that meant.

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39 comments Add your comment

Hans Moleman

September 28th, 2010
11:42 pm

I was saying Boo-urns…

atlanta mom

September 29th, 2010
12:14 am

Why do people keep saying Hasselhof was a surprise last week? He was bad. He was certainly a contender for loser.

Barbara

September 29th, 2010
5:44 am

Atlanta Mom I agree Hasselhof was bad also

HP

September 29th, 2010
6:12 am

Michael Bolton was so bad. He wasn’t even trying and he thought just because I’m a rich and famous singer, I don’t have to put in the time and effort. Chelsie was having to drag him around the floor, he wasn’t even lift his feet, she was dancing her heart out and he was shuffling his feet across the floor. He DESERVED the 3! There were alot of references to him being “THE MICHAEL BOLTON” so what, you still have to put in the time and effort. NO one would have a problem with it if he tried but it was obvious he wanted a free pass.

Lar

September 29th, 2010
6:19 am

I am glad to see with the judges votes counting 50% that this is not a popularity contest. The right two have gone home so far.

love chelsie

September 29th, 2010
6:19 am

sadly for him , he dances about as well as he sings

Chris

September 29th, 2010
7:07 am

Looks like Michael Bolton’s meeting with the Bobs didn’t go so well.

G5

September 29th, 2010
7:48 am

Yes, it is possible the Booing was meant for Sarah Palin. There actually people out there who don’t like her. Nice attempt at a cover DWTS. Booo Sarah!!

Too Easy

September 29th, 2010
7:56 am

G5: The audience gave Sarah a nice reception when she was introduced. No cover up. There are people out there who don’t like liberal maroons who try to politicize everything.

Keeping it real

September 29th, 2010
8:25 am

Too Easy stop talking about yourself. I think the voting so for is right on the money

Still Laughing

September 29th, 2010
8:41 am

Chris – thanks for giving me a good chuckle this morning! I think of that movie every time I hear Michael Bolton’s name.

yamama

September 29th, 2010
8:43 am

Chris!!! ha hah ahahahahaaaaa
“they called me at home” -peter

Pot Calling

September 29th, 2010
10:08 am

Too Easy, what is a liberal “maroon”? Thanks in advance.

Rickster

September 29th, 2010
10:24 am

The Apple co-founder “inexplicably” lasted until week four? Do you know how many Apple aficionados there are out there?

middler and so tired of all the rhetoric :

September 29th, 2010
10:31 am

Liberal maroons? There are people, conservatives no less, that despise Sarah Palin. She is an embarrassment to women, politicians, and mothers.

Harry Callahan

September 29th, 2010
10:33 am

Pot Calling

September 29th, 2010
10:08 am

“Too Easy, what is a liberal “maroon”? Thanks in advance.”

“Maroon” is a polite way of saying “moron.” Bugs Bunny would use the term whenever he tricked Elmer Fudd, i.e. “what a maroon.”

I’ll go a step further and define “liberal moron” for you. It’s defined as anyone so completely classless that they would boo a mom for showing up in a non-political setting to support her teenage daughter.

Hope that helps.

Harry Callahan

September 29th, 2010
10:40 am

middler and so tired of all the rhetoric :

September 29th, 2010
10:31 am

“There are people, conservatives no less, that despise Sarah Palin. She is an embarrassment to women, politicians, and mothers.”

…and there are a lot of people who, while they might not think she would have made a great VP, nevertheless aren’t brainwashed by the media into buying off on all the hatred you just espoused. I would say that Hillary CLinton is a much bigger embarassment to women, politicians, and mothers, but that’s just my opinion.

LJS

September 29th, 2010
10:45 am

Harry Callahan – if you for one second believe Palin was there JUST in support of her daughter, then I hope that rock you’re living under is cozy.

Too Easy

September 29th, 2010
10:56 am

Harry: Thanks. You covered it all.

And, LJS: So Palin is not supposed to support her daughter for fear it’ll be seen as political move? If she doesn’t show up, you and others will say she is an uncaring mom. She can’t win either way – if you are predisposed to dislike her.

Office Space

September 29th, 2010
10:58 am

thought this was suppose to be about DWTS? Why does everyone have to bring the political s#!+ to everything.

Atlantaphotog

September 29th, 2010
11:01 am

Bolton looked like he was pouting like a child when they were discussing his previous critique from Bruno. Dude, you signed up to go on a national TV show that features DANCING, and your dancing stunk. What do you THINK you should have expected from that? A cookie? Geez.

Harry Callahan

September 29th, 2010
11:04 am

LJS

September 29th, 2010
10:45 am

“Harry Callahan – if you for one second believe Palin was there JUST in support of her daughter, then I hope that rock you’re living under is cozy.”

I can believe whatever I want, as can you, but booing the lady in front of her two children was STILL completely classless. In fact, if you’re really that tacky, maybe you should move under a rock.

The sad thing is.....

September 29th, 2010
11:43 am

….. Michael Bolton is almost as bad a dancer as he is a singer. Did Rodney actually refer to him as a “soul singer”. That is hilarious. “Soul singer”, LMFAO!!!!!!!

rightofcenter

September 29th, 2010
11:45 am

Liberal Moron. Isn’t that an “oxymoron”?

USMC Vet 1968-1972

September 29th, 2010
11:45 am

Too Easy You can be a registered Republican, not predisposed, and still dislike Sarah Palin. She is an embarrassment to the party.

Reverie

September 29th, 2010
12:06 pm

Good grief. Does everything a politician does have to be politicized? Did Palin give a speech? Hold up a sign? Slap a liberal? Was she hurling tea bags at the judges? Have we all sunk so low that we can’t allow someone to just cheer on her daughter without tearing it apart? If they do something political on the show than they are opening themselves up to criticism. If they are just dancing and cheering than criticizing them based on politics makes you a far bigger scumbag than the person you are criticizing. Do you people actually have a life? Are you so blinded by your hatred of their politics you cannot allow them to be human beings? It’s time for everyone to act like a grownup and let people be people. If you can’t do that than you really have nothing to add to society and should slink off to the corner so we can get on with life.

DT

September 29th, 2010
12:09 pm

I agree with Atlanta Mom it was no shocker to see David Hasselof elimnated. He was terrible. Micheal Bolton was even worst, but Brandy should have left with her stank attitude. She has a potty mouth and is very disrespectful to Max.

ThanksForTheLaugh

September 29th, 2010
12:48 pm

This is some funny ish. A moron, correcting a moron, who was defining “liberal maroons” —those people who are favorable to progress or reform, as it relates to the color maroon.

LOL, I can’t make this ish up ;)

Trish

September 29th, 2010
1:12 pm

Must be a bunch of kids on this convo, Michael Bolton is a soul singer and pretty good I might add. But a “dancer” he is not! Poor baby!

J. J.

September 29th, 2010
1:28 pm

That Palin girl needs to go…She whould be at home raising her child.

david

September 29th, 2010
1:48 pm

Jennifer rocks my world!

D.T.

September 29th, 2010
1:55 pm

Michael Bolton acceted this challange, so he should be man enough accept the comment. He was terrible!!!! Now for the judges, they know Bristol didn;t earn the points which was given to her, shame on them… Now I totally agree with the D.T.; Brandy is very disrespectful and has a big shanky attitude….get a reality check honey, you are not all that.

Richard Alpert

September 29th, 2010
2:07 pm

For my money, it doesn’t get any better then when he sings “When a Man Loves a Woman”
Naga,naga, naganna dance here anymore!

mike

September 29th, 2010
2:31 pm

All I know is that Bolton and The Hoff were terrible, Florence is a breath of fresh air, Kyle is quite the entertainer, Brandy needs to stop being so ghetto, Audrina is stunning, and I’ve got a huge crush on Jennifer Grey!!! She looks fabulous and can really hit the floor!
All of you taking shots at Palin for being there to support her daughter need to go count your “Change!” That’s not working out for any of us is it!!!!!!!!!!!

Dancing Fan

September 29th, 2010
2:47 pm

Hey “right of center”….I’m guessing since you are from the “right” you meant to say that “liberal moron” is “redundant” not an “oxymoron”. From your point of view a “smart liberal” would be an oxymoron.

Look up the definition my friend.

TheBigCat

September 29th, 2010
3:06 pm

The Democrats are so afraid of Sarah Palin that they can’t even watch a mindless dance show without being obsessed with her.

Bill Lumberg

September 29th, 2010
9:48 pm

That was a good show until that no talent a@@ clown was a contestant

LJS

September 30th, 2010
1:52 pm

Too Easy and Harry Callahan – I don’t particulary care for Palin, no. (Hard to like someone who walks away from an entire state, then won’t stay out of the spotlight.) Did I personally boo her? No, I save my breath for better things.

I can feel that part of her being there was in fact political – because it was. She will do whatever it takes to keep her face in the public eye, even under the guise of support. Had it been true support, she would have actively stayed off camera (as in, no interviews,) and let Bristol’s performance be the focus.

levi

October 1st, 2010
4:59 am

Those are the same moves that got little Bristol knocked up, you go girl!