The Dancing With the Stars week 5 performance show is Oct. 18, and it could mean that Bristol Palin is eliminated on Oct. 19. The past two weeks have not been kind to the self-proclaimed teen activist, and it has seen her and dancing partner Mark Ballas consistently at the bottom of the weekly scoreboard. Both times Palin and Ballas have been just ahead of the lowest scoring couple, getting saved each week, despite being placed in jeopardy by the combination of judges’ scores and audience home votes.
Last week, Palin and Ballas were eighth place out of nine couples, just ahead of The Situation and Karina Smirnoff during week 4 of Dancing With the Stars. It was down to these two couples at the end of the show, and it was The Situation and Smirnoff who were sent home.
The previous week, Palin and Ballas were just ahead of Margaret Cho and Louis Van Amstel, but it was Cho and Van Amstel who went home. Now all of the low-scoring couples have been voted off the show, leaving Palin and Ballas very vulnerable at the bottom of the scoring so far this season.
As with any reality competition show, things can shift from week to week, and it could lead to Palin and Ballas putting up their best scores of the season on the Oct. 18 episode of Dancing With the Stars. Another couple could end up having a really rough week that gets them sent home, and the audience votes could put them into a safe territory when the scores are combined. So far in the season, Palin and Ballas have averaged a score of 18 out of 30, which isn’t good by any stretch of the imagination. Maybe this is the week where they really impress the judges, though, making their elimination a rash prediction.
The Oct. 18 Dancing With the Stars performance begins at 8 p.m. on ABC, with the promotions for the show stating that they will all be dancing to TV theme songs. The Week 5 results show will then be on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 9 p.m., where the fifth couple will be sent home this season. The current cast has brought in quite a few viewers to ABC, and Dancing With the Stars is currently the most watched show on television. The final eight couples will compete on Tuesday to see which dancers make it at least one more week on the show.