The Dancing With the Stars 2010 lineup is now down to the last eight. Slowly, the Dancing With the Stars 2010 lineup is eliminating the bottom feeders, as the results will get tougher eventually. But like David Hasselhoff, Michael Bolton and Margaret Cho before him, The Situation made this week’s elimination results fairly obvious. There has been little suspense over results shows, but the show hopes there will be more suspense at the end between the contenders. Yet the lineup saw how Jennifer Grey could make that very difficult.
Grey was the clear cut leader after the first two weeks, but Audrina Patridge seemed to close the gap in Week 3. Patridge started off slowly, yet climbed back up to stand alongside Grey in the leaderboard. However, the double score format allowed Grey to widen the gap again in Week 4.
For the first time, the Dancing With the Stars lineup saw someone get a perfect score. Grey got two 10s for her performance, and got an overall 56 points out of 60 on Monday night. This eliminated any doubts that she was the leader of the pack, and might stay that way for a while.
Patridge is still hovering behind her, yet she was also overtaken in Week 4 by Brandy. After some recent struggles, Brandy rose back up to take the second highest score of the week, and stay among the leaders. Rick Fox and Kyle Massey also hung around, as they continue to be among the most consistent contestants.
The gap in the lineup is widening, as the results are leaving five possible contenders and three obvious pretenders. While Grey, Patridge, Brandy, Fox and Massey easily avoided being eliminated, things were hairier for Florence Henderson, Kurt Warner and especially Bristol Palin.
For the second straight results show, Palin was the last one to be declared safe. With The Situation gone, Palin may be next week’s favorite to get voted off. After her promising first two weeks, it appears the workload is taking a toll on her, and her time might be over soon.
Henderson will likely leave in the next week or two, while Warner is still hovering between the contenders and pretenders. But the picture is getting clearer, as Grey, Brandy, Patridge, Fox and Massey will likely be the last five left, unless one of them has a very bad night.
Grey and Patridge can survive one bad night and stay alive, given their body of work thus far. Brandy, Massey and Fox might be shakier if they slip up, but if Palin, Henderson and Warner are still around at the time, they could get bailed out.
In either case, the Dancing With the Stars lineup returns to a regular format next week, with only one score and no acoustics. Week 5 starts Monday night at 8 p.m. est on ABC.
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