No one had seen this elimination coming. For the second week in a row on Dancing with the Stars the lowest team on the leader board escaped elimination.
Week 5 saw team Ballin’ on the bottom after performing the jive while wearing monkey costumes, dancing to the theme from the Monkee’s. After receiving the lowest score of the night from the judges, it appeared the Ballin’ monkeys were on their way home.
But that was before the home audience votes were counted. Instead of Bristol Pallin going home it was Florence Henderson that was eliminated on week five.
Week 6 on Dancing with the Stars saw Kurt and Anna receive the lowest point for their performance of the Paso Doble. Not only did team Kurkanna finish on the bottom with an 18 from the judges on their dance, they also were the first eliminated from the rock n roll marathon elimination.
At the other end of the leader board Audrina and Tony received a 24 for their Paso Doble with Judge Carrie Ann Inaba telling Audrina, “tonight’s performance shows how much improvement you have made since week one.” All three judges did tell Audrina that she lacked intention and while the dance was clean and crisp it lacked character.
Team Torina finished in third place in the rock n roll marathon, the second dance of the night on week 6.
Dancing with the Stars week 6, The Results Show, threw everyone, the dance teams and the audience a curve when it was announced Kurk Warner was staying and Audrina Patridge was going home.
Audrina may have been in shock at her elimination but appeared more accepting of the decision then her dance partner Tony Dovalani and Judge Len Goodman. Len was quoted as saying it was “ludicrous and nonsense”, that team Torina were in jeopardy, even before the elimination. Tony weighed in, “It is wrong for someone who has given their all, and danced her a**off should be eliminated.
As Dennis Miller said last week on Fox, “It’s not the best dancer that wins on this show; it’s the most popular”.
Week 7 celebrates Dancing with the Stars 200th episode and is filled with celebrities and a team dance contest with led by team captains Kristi Yamaguchi and Apolo Ohno.