Who Was Kicked Off Dancing With the Stars?
“Dancing With the Stars” said goodbye to a second couple on Tuesday’s results show. Following Lolo Jones‘ elimination last week after the first night of competition, another pair had to get the boot just two weeks into season 19.
Tavis Smiley and Sharna Burgess and Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater were the final duos in jeopardy, but not necessarily the Bottom Two. Host Tom Bergeron told Waltrip, “Michael last night the judges praised the joy you brought to your dance but said it lacked content.” Co-host Erin Andrews noted of Tavis’ last performance, “The judges liked the vibe of your routine, but said you needed to work on your technique.”
Tavis was ultimately sent home based on the judges’ scores and viewers’ votes from Monday. The radio personality blamed his mediocre performance this week on not having enough time to rehearse due to his book tour and other obligations. “I do not live a life of regret number one,” Tavis said of his departure. “Number two, the art of dance I absolutely love, but like anything in life it takes time to perfect it, and if you are on a book tour, you only have eight or ten hours a week to do it.” He added, “I don’t care what it is. You have to spend time at your vocation perfecting it. It has been a wonderful experience, and I wish everybody all the best. I love them.” What do you think of the results?
Check out video of the announcement below!