Last night’s elimination episode on Dancing With the Stars kept viewers on their toes until the end. It was anybody’s game before the bottom two couples were announced. Would it be David Hasselhoff, the well-known star of “Knight Rider” fame? Or, would it be Kyle Massey, the Disney star who’s relatively unknown to the older generation?
In a surprising, but not too disappointing, twist, The Hoff was eliminated. He seemed to be completely okay with it. In fact, I think he may have even been relieved. After stating how hard it was to rehearse for the first dance Monday night, it probably suits him just fine that he doesn’t have to do it anymore. After all, he doesn’t have anything to prove to America – his stardom was established a long time ago.
I didn’t even know who Kyle Massey was before the show started two days ago. But, after watching his enthusiasm, I definitely wanted to see more of him on DWTS. The show tried to tease us with the idea that a more controversial star might be booted out, like The Situation or Bristol Palin. Honestly, I think Bristol will be in this competition for a long time, just because the viewers are hoping to see Sarah Palin at one of the performances.
One of the highlights of the night was watching Carlos Santana duet with Chris Daughtry. Tom Bergeron even put the two music stars on the spot and asked them who they were voting for. Daughtry picked Michael Bolton, and Santana chose Kurt Warner over Rick Fox when given the choice. Santana and Daughtry performed a special duet of the song “Photograph”. India Arie was also in the DWTS house and sang alongside Santana.
Jennifer Grey had her pass to the next round in the bag. Other viewer favorites were Florence Henderson, Michael Bolton, Rick Fox, Brandy, and Audrina Patridge. Margaret Cho was concerned but didn’t need to be. She’s moving on! Kurt Warner, Kyle Massey, Bristol Palin, and The Situation round out the remaining eleven dancers. It’s going to be an interesting season!