David Hasselhoff, the “Hoff”, was the very first star to get booted off the wildly popular Dancing With The Stars competition on Tuesday’s Results Show. That fact alone provided the first “shock” factor of Season 11. While many suspected that the proverbial boot might be given to The Situation or Margaret Cho who also scored 15/30 on Monday’s show as did the Hoff, Tom Bergenon and Brooke Burke kept warning us that the first elimination would be a shock.
Thus viewer’s minds began to rush with the unthinkable….who could it be? Bristol? No, too much of a ratings magnet. The Situation? No, way too likable, despite the cockiness, with a rising star as hot as the sun.
What about the impossible choices like favorites Jennifer Grey and Brandy? There for a while it appeared as if Brandy who was in the group of the last six couples to find out their fates, might be a contender for “first out” category.
Yet, losing Brandy would have been parallel in shock value as when Sabrina Ryan did not receive enough votes in Season Five and was sent packing despite perhaps being one of the best dancers of that Season, if not several.
As such, it was fairly certain to be one of three low scorers, the Hoff, the Sitch, or Margaret Cho. And sadly, the Hoff was offed.
“It’s been a great ride,” Hasselhoff said after hearing the news. “I feel bad for Kym because she worked hard trying to get me where I was going. I’m so proud that my daughters are here and they got to see me come this far.”
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Bristol Palin both spoke with RadarOnline regarding the Hoff’s departure. Palin said that its “sad to watch him go, and it was a surprise to watch him go tonight.”
The Situation showed some relief in his remark by stating, “Somebody had to be eliminated. Unfortunately it was gonna be one of us — it’ s sad to see, but one of us had to go.”
Sources: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1648305/20100921/story.jhtml, http://www.accesshollywood.com/dancing-with-the-stars-season-opener-a-tearjerker-as-patrick-swayze-is-remembered_article_37191, http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/09/exclusive-video-interviews-david-hasselhoff-first-voted-dancing-with-stars