Tuesday night was perhaps the most shocking elimination in the entire season 11 of “Dancing With the Stars” : R&B singer Brandy was the celebrity who went home, in spite of being asked to do the evening’s reprisal dance, the Argentine tango.
Once again, instead of being sent home, Bristol Palin proved she’s the little engine that could. Palin is one of the final three, alongside Jennifer Grey and Kyle Massey. On Monday night’s show, Palin gave her best performance of the entire competition, with the judges telling the politician’s daughter that she was on fire. “I still think you’ve come so far,” judge Carrie Ann Inaba told her.
When Brandy was named the celebrity going home, members of the audience audibly gasped, some booed, and her partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, addressed the disappointed fans.
“People vote and their voices count,” he said. “I don’t regret a second … of being on this season. It’s been an amazing journey.”
Brandy seemed as shocked as the rest. On Monday night, she was the second-highest scorer; her first routine was the paso doble, and judge Len Goodman said that the singer gave 100 percent. Her second performance of the night was the Argentine tango, and judge Bruno Tonioli couldn’t get enough. He said her performance was “languid and voluptuous and full of emotional depth.” She ended up scoring 57 out of 60 possible points.
Throughout much of the entire season, Brandy was at the top of the leader board, impressing judges.
“I don’t know how I feel right now,” she said, crying.
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