“Dancing With the Stars” sure did get goofy on a night that saw not one but two couples sent home. But it’s probably better to have quirky, lighthearted segments thrown in during the Week 8 double elimination results show to lighten the mood a bit on such a downer night, when Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas and Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower joined Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy in the bottom. So, who was eliminated?
The first couple to get the ax, around halfway through the night, was Roshon and Chelsie, despite earning their first 10s of the competition the night before. Fegan seemed bummed, but accepted his dismissal in stride. He’s happy to have added ballroom dancing to his arsenal of skills, and truly seems humbled to have stuck around for so long. Hightower says she loved having been his partner thanks to his great attitude and the fact that he came to rehearsal every day with a smile on his face.
At the end of the show, after Maria Menounos, Donald Driver and William Levy had all been proclaimed safe, Jenkins and Ballas joined Gilbert and Chmerkovskiy in the bottom. Unfortunately, Gilbert couldn’t make another comeback even though it was her birthday. “I wish I could’ve given you a better birthday present,” Chmerkovskiy tells his partner, but Gilbert says the whole experience has “been a real blessing and it’s been a joy.”
Interspersed throughout the show was a “Dancecenter” segment (nice corporate synergy there, Disney/ESPN/ABC) that got a little too pervy at times, but was a nice way to break up the tense vibe of a results show. Still, it was a little weird, right? Any segment that shows a speedo-clad Len Goodman rubbing himself down with baby oil has to be classified as weird.
Elsewhere in the night the, all-stars of dance paid tribute to Dick Clark and his contribution to the genre, and Chris Brown sang his new single. The former of those two things was touching and fun to watch, but the latter just creeped us out. Sorry, we still haven’t gotten over the Chris Brown thing just yet.
Do you think the right dancers went home?