‘Dancing with the Stars’ review: Taylor Swift performs, and an elimination shocker

It’s been a full two weeks since we have actually seen a “Dancing with the Stars” results show, but we came back Tuesday night with one key question: was Kirstie Alley going to find a way to survive on the show yet again? The good news this time around is that it was Kelly Monaco who actually had the lower combined totals between the three judges over the course of the past three nights. The bad news? She was still the second-lowest on the leaderboard despite being an inspiration and a source of constant entertainment.

Surprisingly, Kelly and Val did not have to wait very long to find out their fate, as the voting public declared the two parties to be safe very early on in the results show along with Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke, who arguably have the biggest fan following out of everyone.

In the midway point of the show, the good news for Kirstie as she and Maksim Chermovskiy were also declared safe along with two other popular pairs: Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough and Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd. Ultimately, we were left with a trio of people who, at least when it comes to scores, were somewhat surprising choices: Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani, Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff, and Sabrina Bryan and Louis van Amstel. When we saw this group, there was really just one thing that we thought about: Melissa was probably going home, since she had the smallest support base of any of them.

However, we were wrong! The two in trouble at the end were none other than Sabrina and Apolo, who each had perfect scores the night before. Once again, we had the craziest stunner of all in that for the second time, she just didn’t have to fans to keep her around. Has there ever been someone at the top of the leaderboard to go home? We’ll have to check the history books on this one.

What did you think about the episode, and did the right person end up going home?

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