In what can only be described as a shocking elimination Helio Castroneves and Chelsie Hightower were eliminated during tonight’s double elimination on Dancing with the Stars.
On last night’s show Helio and Chelsie danced the Quickstep by Apolo Anton Ohno and Julianne Hough (Season 4). Their performance was also a personal best of the season, but was still not strong enough to push them into the front of the pack. Carrie Ann thought it was “so good”, while Bruno enjoyed it until the dress was stepped on and “it went down”. They scored 8.5 from all of three judges. This also slipped them into the middle of the pack with 25.5. They are currently in 8th place on the leader board with a total of 69.5 – 5.5 points behind the leaders, Giles and Peta. Their three week scores so far – 21.5, 23.0, 25.5
Judges’ Comments last night: Len: “This dance deserves to be back next week, it was top notch.” Bruno: “It was absolutely brilliant in the beginning, but when you stepped on her dress it went down.” Carrie Ann: “It was so good, I love when you do Quick Step, it was joy.” Scores: Carrie Ann: 8.5 Len: 8.5 Bruno: 8.5 SCORE = 25.5/30
Whenever reality television show ideas dry up, they bring back previous contestants to compete on an All-Star show off. This television method has been implemented on America’s Next Top Model, Survivor, Bachelor/ette, Big Brother and millions of lesser important late night reality television productions. This was the first time in DWTS history that an All-Stars season was being produced – it was an attempt to rekindle the famous DWTS fire and bring back viewers who lost interest in the show for the past five seasons. However, the downtrodden 15th season of the popular show might have been the swan song we’ve all been waiting for.
Are you as shocked as I am? Dancing With The Stars is not about the best competitor, it is clearly about popularity. What do you think, should they have been eliminated? Why didn’t the terrible Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas leave? Let us know in the comments below!