Sadly, Sherri Shepherd was eliminated on Dancing with the Stars last night. Yes, I have to admit her tango wasn’t her best performance but I was not ready to see the comedienne go. In her rehearsal package, The View host kept talking about the love/hate passion she felt for partner Val Chmerkovskiy that she was going to bring to the dance—but it just wasn’t there. While judge Len Goodman told Shepherd, “overall you did a great job,” and Bruno Tonioli asked, “voulez-vous coucher avec moi,” I think judge Carrie Ann Inaba hit it on the head saying, “it was good, but I think what was lacking was your normal exuberance.” But was one bad dance enough to send the star home?
Based on judges’ scores alone, the talk show host snuck in just above Gladys Knight with 21 points over Knight’s 20-point tango but I thought for sure the audience would vote for her! Instead, America saved Roshon Fegan who found himself in the bottom two after earning 26 points for his Viennese waltz. Sure, Shepherd was never going home with the mirror ball trophy but like the departure of Carson Kressley, during Dancing with the Stars season 13, it was a sad day. The ballroom is going to be a little more boring without her sass and wit. Maybe they'll bring her back as a correspondent like they did with Kressley last year?
Shepherd left in tears but was as gracious as ever saying, “thank you for letting me live a dream that I’ve always had.” She also thanked her partner who responded by saying, “she’s an incredible person. She fought for me and I’m just really, really, really sorry.” We’re sorry too but also glad that Shepherd got to face her fears and live her dream on Dancing with the Stars this season.
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