Update: For those who just want to know who was voted off Dancing With The Stars on the results show, simply jump to Page 2. Otherwise, read on…
After watching the premiere episode of Season 11 Dancing With The Stars, voters were left to choose among the twelve teams to vote for which they considered their favorites. Of course, each team has their fans and some of those fan bases might be surprisingly large, but can a large fan base save a star when the judges have given them low scores? History has proven that they can be saved or that other factors can weigh in — personality, traces of judge favoritism, frontrunner backlash (hearing about a projected winner until voters vote for others or simply don’t vote for the frontrunner), sympathy, etc. But will those that the judges judged least qualified to continue move on to Week 2 or will one of them fall in the results show? Three Dancing With The Stars dance pairs finished the night with a score of 15/30. But will those low scores matter?
The stars finishing on the bottom of the pile were comedian Margaret Cho, actor David Hasselhoff, and reality show star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino. It is doubtful that The Situation will be sent home, given the popularity of the MTV show, Jersey Shore. David Hasselhoff is also a fan favorite. Margaret Cho, although a popular comedian, might not fare so well.
But there are others who could surprisingly be sent home. Bristol Palin was better than expected, but still a bit stiff. And Michael Bolton, despite being a world class crooner, might not have what it takes to amass enough votes to continue past the first results show.
According to BetVega.com, the favored to win the competition is Jennifer Grey, the actress most famous for her role opposite Patrick Swayze in the classic blockbuster “Dirty Dancing.” She also finished at the top of the list of dancers after the premiere episode. The least favored to win? Florence Henderson, famed actress from the 1970s hit television sitcom “The Brady Bunch.”
However, being the least favored to win does not necessarily mean Florence Henderson will be sent home anytime soon. It just means that the oddsmakers do not believe she will win the competition.
The next two least favored to win are Margaret Cho and Bristol Palin.
But oddsmakers with their odds-on favorites and what actually occurs are sometimes two different things. Take the Super Bowl, where the favored Indianapolis Colts lost to the New Orleans Saints. Last season’s Dancing With The Stars‘ winner, Nicole Scherzinger, wasn’t picked to win, either. Olympic medalist Evan Lysacek was the odds-on favored.
The standings going into the results show for Week 1 of Dancing With The Stars Season 11 are:
The Situation and Karina Smirnoff: 15
Margaret Cho and Louis Van Amstel: 15
David Hasselhoff and Kym Johnson: 15
Michael Bolton and Chelsie Hightower: 16
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas: 18
Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas: 18
Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya: 19
Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani: 19
Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke: 22
Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer: 23
Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 23
Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough: 24
The first person kicked off Dancing With The Stars Season 11 will be announced on the results show after performances by Daughtry and Santana.
Update from the results show: The first person to be voted off Dancing With The Stars in Season 11, surprisingly enough, was David Hasselhoff. Sometimes numbers don’t lie and, in the case of Hasselhoff’s 15/30, the judges opinions seem to have been mirrored by the voting public.
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