The dance floor was polished and the judges and audience back in place for the tense eighth elimination results show of DWTS Season 11. Last night Bristol Palin and Kurt Warner got the two lowest scores while the top three scorers were only separated by 1 point. So who was safe tonight or in jeopardy and going home?
For the reprise performance the judges asked to see Kyle and Lacey’s jive. It was just as fun and full of energy as the previous night.
But wait and don’t go anywhere because the faceless announcer wanted to announce:
Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer = Safe
Then it was a spoofy, filler segment of Kenny Mayne’s Dance Center with Jerry Rice and Len Goodman. The three men discussed DWTS like a sports show. Very tongue-in-cheek and funny.
Ladies and Gentlemen please welcome Taio Cruz who performed his hit “Dynamite.” The song is probably still stuck in everyone’s head.
Then please welcome John Legend and The Roots who sang: “Wake Up!” Apparently The Roots will be the house band for Jimmy Fallon’s talk show.
Brooke got to interview Kurt, Jen Grey and Brandy about the show so far. Kurt and Jen were happy to be there and having a good time. Brandy didn’t go there when Brooke tried to get a reaction from her regarding Maks and Carrie Ann’s words the previous night.
Then the faceless announcer was ready to reveal the fate for two more couples:
Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough = Safe
Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya = Jeopardy
Brooke then interviewed Maks. Maks said “Let’s just do our jobs.” OK
Ladies and gentlemen please welcome 10-year-old pianist prodigy and two young ballroom dance champs who performed “Tutti Frutti.”
And then please welcome John Legend and The Roots who performed “Ordinary People.”
But we really wanted to know was who was still safe and who was still in jeopardy? Faceless announcer?
Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy = Jeopardy
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas = Safe (Really? can the viewers stand another stiff, shoulder-shimmy performance)
Finally the last two couples were lined up and it was revealed that Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya were the eighth couple to be eliminated. Kurt can now take his Ken doll body and “frying pan hands” off the dance floor. Ever the diplomatic charmer though he spoke to Entertainment Weekly about his elimination. Mr. Warner acknowledged that he came on the show to challenge himself and wasn’t there to be competitive against the others.
“Because we are all in the same boat and we don’t know what we’re doing, it’s more about cheering for one another, building those relationships and enjoying watching other people do the same thing you are trying to do. It really isn’t about who you beat or what place you get.”
Dancing with the Stars: The Results airs Tuesdays at 9 pm on ABC.
Israel’s Dancing with the Stars debuted a same-sex dance pairing this week. Will the American version have a same-sex pairing? Click here to read about the speculation.
More DWTS Season 11:
For a recap of Week 8 dances click here
For a recap of Week 7 elimination click here
For a recap of Week 6 elimination click here
For a recap of Week 5 elimination click here
For a recap of Week 4 elimination click here