Despite scoring a 24, putting her in a four-way tie for fourth place, Kristin Cavallari was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars last night. The judges were shocked to see her in the bottom two against Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovksiy who also earned 24 points. Judge Len Goodman went as far as to say, “This is truly crazy. My expectation was that these two couples would be in the finals fighting for the mirror ball.” We don’t agree on either count but host Tom Bergeron expressed a similar sentiment. He suggested viewers didn’t vote because they took for granted that Cavallari and partner Mark Ballas would remain on Dancing with the Stars.
Cavallari seemed shocked but not upset to be leaving DWTS
so soon saying, “I’m a little surprised to be honest…You know, it is what it is.” We think this lack of enthusiasm and passion may be what did it. We were underwhelmed by her attempt at the Beyoncé
booty shake during her samba to Crazy in Love
. And, as Goodman likes to point out posing and shaking is not what ballroom is really about.
We also thought Cavallari’s choice for her most memorable year, this week’s theme, fell a little short. The reality TV starlet chose Crazy in Love
because it was popular in 2005, the year she graduated high school. She also had to decide if she wanted to continue her education or “pursue entertainment.” Why she chose this and not 2011, the year she planned a wedding, which her then-fiancé cancelled, is beyond us. Before taking to the stage last night Cavallari admitted to being nervous because her ex-fiancé was in the Dancing with the Stars audience
. Why not build on that experience? With so many emotional stories, J.R. Martinez
’s battle with depression, Chaz Bono
’s sex reassignment, Ricki Lake
’s divorce, it was hard to get behind Cavallari’s nearly emotionless dance.
We’re not sad to see the former Hills star leave Dancing with the Stars, are you? Tell us which DWTS cast member you think should have gone home.