Dancing With the Stars: The Fifth Contestant Eliminated is ...

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Bristol Palin found herself in a hairy situation Monday on Dancing with the Stars, literally and otherwise. Her gorilla suit performance landed her at the bottom of the pack.

Palin and Mark Ballas earned just 18 points, putting them in last place, behind Kyle Massey, who scored a mediocre 20, and Florence Henderson, who ended up with 21.

As expected, one of those three was eliminated last night? But which one ...

Bristol is safe! So is Kyle! Instead, Florence Henderson, who outscored both (albeit narrowly) was told she earned the lowest number of votes and is henceforth out.
Florence and Corky

Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas gave it a good run.

"I've been in TV for 50 years and I have to say honestly this has been one of the best produced shows I've ever been on," the Brady Bunch star said after she heard the news. "I've loved the show since it began. It's just a tremendous show."

Ever the class act, the 76-year-old (!) didn't take the news hard, instead leaving with this parting shot: "I hope that I've inspired people to get off their behinds and move and dance and live and enjoy life." Hard to argue with that, Florence.

Her ouster, however, can definitely be argued. Should Bristol have gone instead? Did Dancing With the Stars voters make the right call? Who are you rooting for now? Discuss.


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Bristol is not the only dancer with no experience, I am surprised that anyone watching the show would actually make that claim.
I am sad that Florence went home, and I am not rooting for her at all. I don't understand why we watch the show every week if people are going to vote on past performances. Florence has a decent performance and is rewarded by being sent home. Bristol was not very good this week and gets to stick around. If people want to rely on past dances, than there is little point of seeing new routines. Let's crown a winner now! The fatal flaw of many of these reality shows (including DWTS) is that they become little more than popularity contests with little concern for the skill. The remaining dancers could write poetry next week and I'm certain get the same amount of votes as they did last week. The dancing has become secondary.


Yes, but up until this last week Florence Henderson had lower scores. Have to look at the glass full not half empty. It was a toss up in my mind, one of them was going to leave it just happened to be Florence. I am tired of people saying that Bristol is not a good dancer, she is the only one with no experience and up until this past week has done well on her dance steps improving, that is what this show is about, she messed up one week, Florence has not done that well every week.


Bristol should have gone home. She forgot half of her dance and she is just a bad dancer. I don't think it is fair that she has the entire state of Alaska voting for her.

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