March 18, 2009
We're not sure why, in the guise of giving the contestants a second chance, producers think it's a good idea to make us watch the same low-scoring performances over again.
American Idol has been doing it-for years, with the farewell encores, and again, with the new last-ditch appeal to the judges-and now Dancing With The Stars has adopted the dance-for-your-life format.
Tuesday's bottom two couples got to strut their stuff one more time in the hope of sticking around for at least another week and, sure enough, one pair actually scored lower this time around.
BELINDA CARLISLE and Jonathan Roberts were the first to be forced to Go-Go from the show this season after their encore salsa merited a 17-one point less than last night's salsa.
"I had a great time," the 50-year-old retro-pop star said after the elimination. "I learned how to dance and I wish I could have done better for Jonathan, because he's a great teacher."
ABC/KELSEY MCNEALThree others, including Apple Computer cofounder Steve Wozniak, were ranked below Carlisle last night, but it was ultimately Mac lovers voters who kept the tech billionaire in the game.
Wozniak and Karina Smirnoff entered Tuesdays' results show dead last with 30 out of a possible 60 points, and they ended up with the exact same score on their encore quickstep-17-that they earned last night.
Also made to feel the heat were Holly Madison, Ty Murray and Steve-O (back in the ballroom and itching to learn the fox-trot after injuring his back during salsa rehearsal), who were not ushered to safety until just before the dance-off.
Super safe, meanwhile, were Gilles Marini, Lil Kim, Melissa Rycroft, Chuck Wicks, Shawn Johnson, David Alan Grier and Denise Richards, who are already hard at work learning their next dance for your viewing pleasure next week