At the end of “Dancing with the Stars” week 6, it really looked like the lowest-scoring couple of Bill Engvall and Emma Slater were going to be eliminated.
That didn’t happen.
Was there a “DWTS” upset instead? Nope. In a rather surprising — for everyone in the ballroom as well as those at home — turn of events, no one was eliminated from “Dancing with the Stars” due to a technical difficulty last week.
Apparently, something went wrong with the phone-in voting system after the Eastern and Central broadcast of “Dancing with the Stars.” The show wasn’t clear about what this meant exactly, but it seems that some votes might not have been counted. Other votes may have gone to the wrong couples.
Obviously, if this is the case and there’s no way to fix whatever mistakes were made, there could not possibly be any valid results. With no eliminations coming out of this, the results next week will be even more important.
They may even eliminate two couples to get the schedule back on-track, although that does not seem to have been determined yet.
Who did this save?
With the lowest scores going into the supposed elimination, the couple most relieved by the glitch news had to be that of Bill and Emma. The couple had only 24 points as the result of their normal dance and the brand-new “switch-up” competition.
Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff were likely excited as well — with only 23 points earned for their earlier performance, they reached 27 points (tied with Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke) only with a win in the switch-up. Considering that supposed leaders Christina and Mark had gone home the week before, it could have gone badly for the stumbling Corbin and Karina.