It was a shocking elimination on last night’s “Dancing With The Stars” as we said goodbye to TV correspondent Maria Menounos and her pro dance partner Derek Hough. We sure thought there would be a place for them in the Finals. Alas, the viewing public did not agree with that assumption and sent Maria and Derek packing. In case you’ve missed the elimination, we’ve recapped it here for your perusal.
On Monday night’s performance show, Maria and Derek went last for each round. First, they performed an Argentine Tango. Len Goodman said that he was caught up in the whole thing and that it was a “silent fabulous”. Bruno Tonioli said that the dance was enticing and titillating. Carrie Ann Inaba said that the journey and transformation that Maria has been on is only proven by this beautiful dance. For their efforts, they received a perfect score of thirty points.
Lastly, the duo closed out the show with their Jive. It was a really cute dance and it showed off how much she has grown throughout this season of the show. Bruno commented that he really liked the quirky and unexpected details and added that it all worked beautifully. Carrie Anne said that she is a winner tonight and that the dance was a “stunner”. Len said that it wasn’t a traditional Jive, but he liked the footwork. He added that the dance felt great with the music and he liked it. For this dance they scored a near perfect score of 29 points.
On last night’s elimination episode, it all came down to being between Donald Driver and Maria Menounos being in the bottom two. After the nationwide vote, it was determined that Maria and Derek were eliminated.
Going to next week’s Finals are Donald Driver, Katherine Jenkins and William Levy. Were you shocked by the elimination results?