And you thought you’d seen it all last week–when Marie Osmond fainted after her samba during Dancing with the Stars‘ live taping. But oh no. This week’s elimination show left the studio audience–and likely, viewers at home–scratching their heads in disbelief. In last night’s shocking elimination show, Sabrina Bryan and her partner Mark Ballas, who were pegged to all the way to the final, were voted off the show. While that may have been the biggest shocker of the evening, it was a night of stunning developments. Where to begin…
At the top of the show, co-host Tom Bergeron announced that Jane Seymour was sitting out the show–because she was suffering from food poisoning! With Seymour and partner Tony Dovolani at the bottom of the scoreboard after Monday’s show–22 out of 30–you knew the collective thought was, uh-oh, Seymour is going home tonight–and she’s not even there to get the boot! But that thought was quickly dashed when Dovolani (standing in for both himself and Seymour), along with Mel B. and Maks, were the first two couples to make it through the next round. Dovolani, clearly stunned, pumped his fist in the air and got a huge hug from Chmerkovskiy. When asked for his reaction backstage, a still-jubilant Dovolani said, “Jane’s gonna feel a whole lot better when she hears she’s safe.”
The same couldn’t be said for the remaining couples, whose fate was decided in the final minutes of the show. While it was no surprise Helio and Julianne and Jennie and Derek would be moving on, a completely stunned Osmond and Jonathan Roberts also found out that they had survived another week. That left two couples that had never landed in the bottom two: Cameron and Edyta and Sabrina and Mark.
The judges were just as shocked as the audience. Len Goodman said while bizarre things have happened on the show this season, “this takes the biscuit.” While Bruno Tonioli went so far as to say it was “total madness” to have the “most consistent” (Sabrina and Mark) and “most improved” (Cameron and Edyta) in the bottom two.
So tell us: What was the most shocking moment of the night?
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