It took three weeks but what anybody watching the show knew was inevitable occurred Tuesday evening on the “Dancing With The Stars” results show — Margaret Cho was eliminated. What is more shocking is that she wasn’t eliminated in the first week (and everybody who saw the Michael Bolton doghouse diddybop in Week 2 knows how she made it to Week 3). Still everyone had to sit through an hour of encores and guest performances (unless you watched “Raising Hope” on Fox Television — and you should — for the first half-hour, like yours truly did) before you found out that the comedienne had been axed by the “Dancing With The Stars” voters.
Of course, you may like sitting through all the lead-up and melodrama, singing and dancing that comes just prior to finding out who got voted off. This week’s guest appearances were made by Michael Bolton (yes, even after all that complaining he did on all those talk shows about the rough critique Bruno Tonioli gave him for his last performance), who filled in for an incapacitated Susan Boyle (throat infection), and R&B superstar Ne-Yo. Bolton sang “Hallelujah” masterfully, making everyone forget his dancing. Ne-Yo performed his hit “One In A Million” with his own dancers, showing everyone what dancing talent looks like as part of a stage show.
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and his partner, Karina Smirnoff, performed the encore dance for the night. And why not? The Jersey Shore star and his partner were smoking hot Monday evening, doing the Foxtrot to the Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow.” Ditto, Tuesday evening.
When eliminations began, there was no doubt who should be the first safe couple: Audrina Patridge and Dovolani. They scored highest with the judges Monday: 24/30.
When it came down to the end, Disney Channel’s Kyle Massey and his lovely partner, So You Think You Can Dance‘s Lacey Schwimmer, stood with Margaret Cho and Louis Van Amstel. Kyle and Lacey had danced a waltz to Landon Pigg’s “Falling In Love at a Coffee Shop” Monday evening, scoring a 23/30, which landed them in the middle of all the performers score-wise. Margaret and Louis had danced a samba to Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana” and had scored the lowest of the night: 18/30.
Margaret and Louis were voted off, leaving a field of 9 stars left to vie for the “Dancing With The Stars” mirror ball trophy.
Instead of the video of Margaret Cho’s samba that resulted in her being voted off, the encore- deserving foxtrot performed by The Situation and Karina Smirnoff follows.
“Dancing With The Stars,” ABC Television