When “Dancing With the Stars: All Stars” opened this season, the conventional wisdom was that the men would dominate.
But alas, we have an all-female finale instead because athletes Apolo Anton Ohno and Emmitt Smith were both cut last night.
Two former winners Kelly Monaco (season 1) and Shawn Johnson (season 8 ) join reality star Melissa Rycroft (third, season 8 ) for next week’s finale round.
Ohno has been targeted for elimination before and despite having the third-highest score among the five remaining dancers, couldn’t garner enough votes. Monaco’s soap fan base lifted her up. She was tied for last with 54 points with Smith but survived. Shawn and Melissa have the highest average scores among all the dancers to date. Monaco ranked seventh overall, behind both Smith and Ohno.
While this is the lowest-ranked “Dancing With the Stars” since season one, it’s also been one of the most unpredictable in terms of who goes home.