Bristol Palin – Yes, She Can!
At the end of the Week 9 show of Season 11 of “Dancing with the Stars,” the judges’ scores looked like this: Jennifer Grey – 60; Kyle Massey – 58; Brandy – 57; and Bristol Palin – 53. Some viewers wondered if the teenager from Alaska would survive being at the bottom of the leader board again. Could Bristol Palin make it to the finals? To paraphrase a popular political campaign: “Yes, she can!”
Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas Head to Finals
After viewers voted for their favorites, Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas were once again safe to compete against the remaining two couples, Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough and Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer in the “Dancing with the Stars” finals next week.
Bristol Palin on “Dancing with the Stars
Between musical performances by Annie Lennox and Enrique Iglesias, the semi-finalists discussed what “Dancing with the Stars” has meant to them. Bristol Palin said that at the beginning of Season 11, she had been “really, really, really shy and timid” but that “Dancing with the Stars” had brought her out of her shell.”I’ve definitely been pushed to my limit and learned to persevere. I think I’ve found my confidence, and I’ve learned more about myself than I ever thought possible. I am really thankful for that.”
Dancing with the Stars Pro Dancers on Bristol Palin
Lacey Schwimmer pointed out that at the beginning of the “Dancing with the Stars” competition, “Bristol had zero confidence in herself.” Schwimmer went on to say that Palin has improved each week, adding, “I think she’s peaking at just the right time.”
Mark Ballas complimented his partner’s growth and natural grace, mentioning Palin’s great footwork and great lines which the “Dancing with the Stars” judges have praised every week.
Bristol Palin on Why She Deserved to Make it to the Finals
Bristol Palin said she thought she deserved a place in the finals, “because I started with no dancing experience whatsoever, and I think I’ve come a long way.” Later, she added, “We’ve been at the bottom of the leader board. I want to come out with one routine where we really get it, and I hope we make it to the finals so we can do that.”
Len Goodman on Bristol Palin
Judge Len Goodman agreed, saying, “I don’t think anyone in 11 seasons has had such a journey, but each week you’ve gotten stronger and stronger; you’ve got great technique, and have done a great job.”
Bristol Palin’s long journey has paid off as the teenager from Alaska is going to the “Dancing with the Stars” finals while actress Brandy joins Kurt Warner, Rick Fox, Audrina Patridge, Florence Henderson, Mike Sorrentino, Margaret Cho, Michael Bolton, and David Hasselhoff by departing.
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