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Who were the two celebrities out on ‘Dancing With the Stars’?

Kirstie Alley is a survivor after three weeks of competition. CREDIT: AP

Kirstie Alley is a survivor after three weeks of competition. CREDIT: AP

Helio and Drew out

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“Dancing With the Stars” doubled the pain last night, with two former winners getting slashed.

Drew Lachey, season two winner, was nixed first last night. The 98 Degrees singer is out just seven days after ex-‘N Sync singer Joey Fatone was ousted. I guess that 30-something demographic isn’t voting the way it used to. Lachey was second from the bottom, tied with Kirstie Alley and behind only Bristol Palin, who had the lowest score again at 22.5.

That shows again the power of the Palin vote!

Auto racing star Helio Castroneves, season five winner, was also cut. I still had to check the spelling of his last name. I’m not into IndyCar racing and he won this contest five years ago. He was ranked in a tie for fourth last night with 25.5 so he was vulnerable.

Top scorers of the night were two women: “Bachelorette” Melissa Rycroft and season one winner and soap star Kelly Monaco, who bounced back from middling scores the first two weeks of competition.

The coolest gimmick was having the couples pick dances for each other. Palin and Mark Ballas, for instance, gave Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd Bollywood. (That should be a hoot!) Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy bestowed Sabrina Bryan and Louis van Amstel disco.

Helio and Chelsie Hightower gave Shawn Johnson the mambo. Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy chose bolero for Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke.  Melissa and Tony Dovolani created much joy in Apolo Anton Ohno’s heart by giving him and his  partner Karina Smirnoff hip hop.

Apolo gave Melissa the jitterbug. Emmit chose contemporary for Kelly. Shawn gave Helio Broadway (though he was eliminated.) Sabrina gave Kirstie the Charleston, which didn’t please Maks. Bristol and Mark by default will do rock and roll, which actually doesn’t sound that bad.

(Guest judge next week: Paula Abdul!)

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14 comments Add your comment

Smander

October 10th, 2012
9:27 am

When they brought back “winners” from the past to dance against each other, they should have made it “Judges Voting ONLY.” Obviously, pleople are going to vote for their favorite person, or that person’s favorite Mom, when in fact at this stage of the game, dancers should be judged by professionals (or even past winnersthat elect to play judge instead of dance.) They clearly know what to look for in dance steps and not necessarily personality. Such a shame that 2 of the best dancer have already been eliminated while 2 of the least best dancers are still there.

Pitchy

October 10th, 2012
9:30 am

What a novel idea, Smander. I agree, it should be judges vote only since they are the experts. Bristol definitely should have been voted off. She might be the most improved, but she’s hardly one of the best!

Caroline Jenkins

October 10th, 2012
10:34 am

I think audience participation is what drives this show’s popularity and ratings so they are smart to let us vote our favorites for whatever reason.

Pitchy

October 10th, 2012
10:51 am

Are you related to Ms. Jenkins on the fif floor?

Pitchy

October 10th, 2012
10:51 am

Sorry, last name Jenkins always makes me think of that line.

S I Jackson

October 10th, 2012
12:22 pm

What’s up with keeping Bristol on the show? She truly is NOT a great dancer and should have been let go the first week. They are sending home the best dancers. I can’t believe they are still keeping her on. There must be something untoward going on behind the scenes.

All I'm Saying Is....

October 10th, 2012
1:00 pm

“Helio and Chelsie Hightower gave Shawn Johnson the manbo.” hmmm, that’s a new dance that I would actually like to see…(me thinks you mean mambo)

Maggie

October 10th, 2012
2:02 pm

Would someone please tell me why people keep voting for Bristol. She cannot dance and is now blaming her partner by claiming he would prefer a different partner (well, so would I if I had to dance with that girl). I hope none of here votes are coming from Metro Atlanta. I don’t want to be on the top of the stupidest dance critics in the US.

Will

October 10th, 2012
3:28 pm

They lost me in week one when they voted off my eye-candy; Pamela Anderson. Obviously not many DUDES are watching/voting.

Will

October 10th, 2012
3:32 pm

I think Bristol bumped her head, who do she think she is talking to the show’s best professional male dancer, Mark Ballas, like she did the other night? You betta check yo’self Boo.

Sam-A

October 10th, 2012
4:18 pm

I only watch the show sporadically, but it’s a joke when BP stays on and two pretty darn good dancers exit so early in the game. That girl is a spoiled brat with (not even) two left feet. I was pulling for Mark to dump her and leave this round, but guess he’s too much of a pro and gentleman to do that, even though he’s stuck with a real b!tchy lemon

susie

October 10th, 2012
4:37 pm

I thought Bristol did better than last week. She is as good as some of the others.

Felicia N

October 12th, 2012
12:03 am

Bristol Palin cannot dance he way out of a wet paper bag. The Tea Party must be at work again. She will be there at the bottom for as long as it takes to get some money. Allstars means the best, not the also ran. I agree that the judges should have the final say. No she is not as good as anyone on the show other than Pamela Anderson and she’s gone.

Marla

October 16th, 2012
1:04 pm

Bristol is going to kill the show if they don’t get her off. All my friends are done with the show. Judges had better take over with the main vote. Better remember voice is on at the same time.