Will professional dancer Tristan MacManus ever catch a break? That’s the question we were asking ourselves after the casting announcement was made for this season of Dancing With The Stars. In previous seasons, he has been paired up with Nancy Grace, Gladys Knight, Pam Anderson, Dorothy Hamill and this season’s newly ousted contestant Valerie Harper. It’s sad to say that Tristan hasn’t made it past week eight — and even then it was due to his time on the show with Nancy. Ugh.
On last night’s elimination episode of the show, Valerie and Tristan were eliminated. She was certainly an inspiration after revealing that she has terminal cancer and still wanting to compete. The show can be grueling from our understanding of the rigorous and demanding training that goes on to get the celebrities dancing in short order.
Of last week’s performance, Valerie said, “I feel that I did not do the dance as well as I’ve done it and that’s not a good feeling. As far as I’m concerned, I’m competing against myself. I am not at all ready to quit. I’m here for the party and as long as I can participate, I’m willing to keep on keeping on.”
As far as last night was concerned, she and Tristan danced to fun’s Carry On. Watch a video of their performance below:
They scored 18 points out of 30 for their efforts, but unfortunately for them, it wasn’t enough to keep them in the competition. What did you think of the elimination last night?