“Dancing with the Stars” eliminated singer Brandy Norwood and professional partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy during Tuesday night’s show on ABC after being at the top of the leader board for several weeks.
This marks the third week that Bristol Palin survives elimination despite finishing in last place in the judge’s scoring. A record-high number of votes was also a reason for this.
Host Tom Bergeron’s announcement of Norwood’s elimination shocked nearly everyone in the „Dancing with the Stars” ballroom.
“I am shocked because last night [Brandy] delivered a fantastic performance. We’ve just seen it, amazing!” judge Bruno Tonioli said.
“One thing that I love, for my family, the choice they made to come to this country,” said Ukrainian-born Maks, “the fact that people vote and voices count. I love that this show represents that, the people’s choice.”
“I don’t regret a second of the last five years of my being on the show and definitely not a second of me being on this season. It’s been an amazing journey.”
“I don’t know how to feel right now. It hasn’t processed yet for me,” Brandy said after hearing the news
The couple had been widely considered, along with actress Jennifer Grey and partner Derek Hough, one of the two favorites to win the trophy.
Bristol Palin and her partner Mark Ballas will duel Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough and Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer next Monday at 8 p.m. on ABC.