‘Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars’ review: Where Bristol Palin meets Susan Boyle

At this point on “Dancing with the Stars,” there is a soap opera  playing out that is almost as dramatic as the actual elimination itself: whether or not Bristol Palin’s fanbase somehow manages to keep her out of the bottom two again despite having one of the lower scores in the competition. The one thing working to her benefit here? The fact that it was actually Kirstie Alley who had the lower overall score this time around, and she was not at the very bottom for the first time in three weeks. However, she is still the lowest on our contestant rankings.

So was Bristol declared safe? If nothing else, she was one of the stars declared to be “in jeopardy” on the evening while some of the other higher-scored stars were all given a reprieve. The only real surprise of this group? Sabrina Bryan, who along with Louis van Amstel faced elimination last week.

The two dancers who joined Bristol in danger of leaving were Kirstie and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and also someone who had a really rough night thanks to a rare mishap by a pro: Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff. If the skater was to leave this week, it would mark the third straight winner to be eliminated from the competition. After a performance featuring Susan Boyle and Donny Osmond that was nostalgia mixed with a little bit of awesome, we then had the result: Bristol and Mark actually did go home. It’s almost a shock these days to see them go home based on the fact that they have escaped so many times, but this may be the best situation at the end of the day so that the show is about the dancing yet again, and not controversy with the voting.

What do you think about the results this time, and do you think that the right person went home?

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