Tuesday night on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, it was time for the Week 1 elimination. Egads- already!? These cats barely broke in their dancin’ shoes!
With Dirty Dancer Jennifer Grey at the top of the leader board- and a three-way tie for the bottom- who went home on the first live elimination on Dancing With the Stars?
But first, judges Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman and Carrie Ann Inaba were back to business Monday night as they scored the contestants’ first dances of the seasons, which alternated between the Cha Cha and the Viennese Waltz. And while there were clearly some opening night jitters, were the judges already playing favorites?
Tuesday night’s DWTS results show could have rivaled American Idol when it came to musical guests. The legendary Carlos Santana, India.Arie and Daughtry all performed on the show.
But the name of the game was the Week 1 elimination. And they sure dragged it out. Amidst a slow leak of the contestants that were safe (Bolton was first?), the results came out in dribs and drabs.
Early on, tangled scarf dancer Margaret Cho was deemed safe. Once that occurred, I knew we were in for a shocker. After some fairly humorous Adam Carolla filler (“Tour De Dance”) there was some behind the scenes stuff starring Brooke Burke, Investigative Reporter.
Next up, Jennifer Grey and Rick Fox were both told they were safe.No surprise there.
Next, more celeb jitters. On hearing that Bristol Palin hopped in her truck and drove from Alaska to L.A. to make her DWTS gig, The Situation said , incredulously, “Alaska to Cali? I didn’t even know there was roads to connect that.”
Next up- more safety nets. Hills star Audrina Patridge and Brady mom Florence Henderson were both safe.
Santana and Daughtry performed a rendition of Def Leppard’s “Photograph”. Really weird selection- and I’m a Def Leppard fan.
Next up, Brandy was told she was safe, as was Bristol Palin. Mama must be so proud!
As it was getting near the 10:00 pm ET mark, Kurt Warner was also deemed safe, followed by The Situation.
Rut roh, nail biter time!
It was finally revealed that Disney star Kyle Massey was safe (my sleeping tween will be thankful for this news in the morning).
Sadly, former Knight Rider hunk David Hasselhoff was the first person eliminated on Dancing With the Stars. Man, his dance wasn’t all that bad! I still think his Hamburgular video was his demise….
Dancing With the Stars Season 11 Stats:
Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani
Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya
Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer
Rick Fox and Cheryl
Margaret Cho and Louis Van Amstel
Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas
Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas
Michael Bolton and Chelsie Hightower
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Karina Smirnoff
Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough
David Hasselhoff and Kym Johnson –ELIMINATED WEEK 1
You can catch the next episode of Dancing With the Stars on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on ABC.
Dancing With the Stars, September 21, 2010, ABC TV