‘Dancing with the Stars 21’ results: Kim Zolciak officially eliminated due to rules

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Going into tonight’s “Dancing with the Stars” results, we felt fairly confident that there were only a small pool of people in severe danger of going home. We’re looking here mostly at Paula Deen, Gary Busey, and Kim Zolciak. These are the people who have scored the lowest, and while we thought it was possible for a Alek Skarlatos or Carlos PenaVega shocker, it still felt a little early for the show to try something like that.

Well, it was about an hour before tonight’s show when we learned that none of our speculation mattered. Kim is officially eliminated because of her health problems rendering her unable to travel to Los Angeles for the show. It’s simply a matter of the shows rules and not anything she’s done wrong. Tony Dovolani and Jenna Johnson ended up performing her routine, which of course was great given that they are both professionals.

While this must stink for Kim and for her fans, it is the right decision and we are sorry to see her go since she brought a fun energy to the show. We’re all about fairness, and it would not really be fair to the other contestants for her to be the beneficiary of a huge sympathy vote that keeps her there, while someone who came out and performed was eliminated. We do wish Kim well and know that she didn’t want to miss the show, but hopefully she will be better to perform in the finale. That is a nice way to give a bookend to her experience and give the fans one finale dance.

We’ll see if there is another elimination still coming, but for now we have to say that it’s doubtful.

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