David Hasselhoff of Team Dancehoff danced off the stage on Tuesday night’s episode of ‘Dancing With the Stars.’ He and dance partner Kym Johnson are the first to say goodbye on Season 11 of DWTS. On the premiere episode Monday night, David and Kym received 15 points from the judges, nine less than Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough’s top score of 24 points.
Other couples also received 15 points during the premiere of DWTS, but David and Kym didn’t have the support of the voting viewers. My prediction was wrong. I thought Margaret Cho had sealed her fate with her “gold wing” dance the night before and would be eliminated, but she and dance partner Louis van Amstel will be back next week. I do hope she practices and takes this seriously though, because I believe she is on shaky ground.
Even Bristol Palin, who has never sung, danced, played sports or been a stand-up comedienne (wait, isn’t this show about “stars?”) garnered 18 points on her first dance, taking many by surprise, judges included. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba confessed on Monday night that she expected Bristol to be boring, but found the opposite to be true.
David expressed disappointment at being eliminated from DWTS, but mainly for dance partner Kym. “I feel bad for Kym because it’s been so hard for her to get me to where I was going,” he said. David had joined the line-up of DWTS at the urging of his daughters, who watched from the audience. The daughters were supportive of his efforts and thought he’d done well in light of the stiff competition.
Of course the announcement of who would be eliminated was dragged out until the last minute, with Kyle Massey and dance partner Lacey Schwimmer also being forced to wait to see if being booted off of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ was in their fate. As if! There was no way Kyle was going home because the guy can move, and his wonderful smile doesn’t hurt things.
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballis–Team Ballin’
Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas–Team Florky
Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani–TeamTorinA
Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy–Team Bran DMC.
Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough–Team Jenougher
Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya–Team KURTanna
Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer–Team Schmurgles
Margaret Cho Louis Van Amstel–Team van Cho,
Michael Bolton and Chelsie Hightower–Team Bolt Tower
Mike Sorrentino and Karina Smirnoff–Team Sitchoff
Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke Team Fox-C
David Hasselhoff and Kym Johnson-Team Dancehoff
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