October 12, 2011
Posted: 10:54 AM ET
SPOILER ALERT – THE COUPLE VOTED OFF "DANCING WITH THE STARS" ON Tuesday 10/11 IS REVEALED BELOW:
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Well, the voters have made one thing clear: they may not mind Chaz Bono’s lumbering presence, they may tolerate a Kardashian in the fold, but darn it, they do not stand for mistakes! After several graceful performances and one painfully awful one, Chynna Phillips was kindly asked to pack her things and get out. A girl can’t have an off night? Ballroom says no.
Hopefully Chynna was comforted by the presence of singing teddy bear Susan Boyle, who sang “Unchained Melody” with an army of angel violinists. Of course, if you are Brooke, and are moved to dress like a pink boudoir pillow, titles are inconsequential and there is no problem in calling the song “Enchanted Melody.” I like to think Your Host Tom dies a little bit every time this happens. If you prefer your teddy bears larger and manlier than SuBo, there was country star Blake Shelton, singing the new n’ improved(?) Footloose theme and towering over pretty much everyone. In fact, him standing next to Julianne Hough was so funhouse-ish, I had to Google it. He’s 6’5. Mystery solved.
The returning Hough sibling -who is starring in the upcoming Footloose, did you get that?- had a grand old-time hoofing it with a throng of exuberant dancers and her male co-star. Do we really care what his name was? She then twisted and shouted with brother Derek in a very convincing argument that, yes, they are attractive people and good dancers. Really, the whole thing was a big commercial for Footloose, which couldn’t get my motor running if it were a pair of jumper cables. I may sound stodgy, but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? I bet judge Len agrees. The best part of female Hough’s triumphant return was her patter with Your Host Tom, who had a marvelous time torturing her by making her read the teleprompter. Is that the smell of a replacement, pillow Brooke?
On the elimination front, Carson and Chaz dodged being in jeopardy early on, leaving Rob, Nancy, and Chynna to ponder their fates. Then Nancy was safe, which is fantastic for so many reasons, not the least of which being I’ve sipped the Tristan kool-aid and now find him devastatingly adorable. Maybe it was the shiny red, open jacket this week. Regardless, it was Chynna’s time.
Now, a lot of people called it yesterday, after the first true train wreck of the season, but let’s put on our dorky Rob Kardashian glasses and examine this. As far as I know, Chynna was never in smelling distance of the bottom of the leaderboard before this week. The best explanation for her departure is the complete failing of confidence she had once the dance went south. Someone used to not being awesome, like Carson or Chaz, may have rolled with mistakes a little more gracefully. Still, though… I don’t know. What do you think? Was ballroom justice delivered, or were the scales unfairly tipped? Are you distressed that David Arquette has developed an allergy to shirts? Were you surprised at the power of the Cher vote? Come on, cut loose! Footloose!
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