Aiden Turner and Edyta Sliwinska cut from 'Dancing with the Stars'
By Reality TV World staff, 04/14/2010
Former All My Children actor Aiden Turner and professional partner Edyta Sliwinska became the third couple eliminated from Dancing with the Stars' tenth season during Tuesday night's live results show broadcast on ABC.
Turner and Sliwinska were ousted from the competition based on the combination of theDancing with the Stars judges' scores they received during Monday night's performance show and the home viewer votes that were cast afterwards.
"The experience of being on Dancing with the Stars has been amazing," Turner said in a video clip that aired after host Tom Bergeron revealed the couple had become the third of the season's 11 couples to be eliminated.
"It's been a lot of hard work and blood, sweat and tears, but at the same time now I feel like I can move like I've never moved before. Going home, I'm really, truly going to miss it."
Turner and Sliwinska had performed a rumba that received only 33 out of 60 possible points (15 out of 30 technical points, 18 out of 30 performance points) from the judges during Monday night's special "double score showdown" performance show in which Dancing with the Stars judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli issued separate technical and performance scores for each of the season's nine remaining couples.
The scoring had left Turner and Sliwinska in eighth place -- and only one point ahead of former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Kate Gosselin and partner Tony Dovolani, who finished in last place -- on Monday night's judging leaderboard.
"Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse, you've come up and done that! It was just no good," Goodman had lamented after watching Turner and Sliwinska perform on Monday night.
"Aiden's rumba, for me it lacked fluidity, it was a tad wooden. I wanted to see a little bit more of Aiden and a little bit more less of Sliwinska," he added on Tuesday night's broadcast.
However despite his criticism, Goodman was still disappointed to see Turner and Sliwinska leave the competition.
"Aiden has got a natural charm, I think his confidence is growing... [if he] goes I think it will be a great loss," Goodman said before Bergeron revealed the couple's elimination.
Actress, comedian and Clean House host Niecy Nash and partner Louis van Amstel were the other couple still in danger of elimination prior to Turner and Sliwinska's ouster, however Bergeron announced that they were not necessarily the other couple in the bottom two based on a combination of the judges' scoring and home viewer votes from Monday night's performances.
Nash and van Amstel had placed seventh on Monday night's judging leaderboard after receiving 36 points (18 technical points, 18 performance points) for their rumba routine.
Olympic gold-medal figure skater Evan Lysacek and professional partner Anna Trebunskaya had topped Dancing with the Stars' judging leaderboard for the second consecutive week after performing a tango that had earned them earned 52 points (26 technical points, 26 performance points) on Monday night.
Pussycat Dolls member Nicole Scherzinger and partner Derek Hough had finished just behind them in second place after receiving 50 total points (25 technical points, 25 performance points) from the judges for their rumba performance.
Former Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson and partner Damian Whitewood had placed third after receiving 47 points (23 technical points, 24 performance points) for their rumba and were followed by NFL star Chad Ochocinco and partner Cheryl Burke, who had received 44 points (21 technical points, 23 performance points) for their own rumba.
ESPN reporter Erin Andrews and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy had finished fifth on the judges' leaderboard after they received 39 points (18 technical points, 21 performance points) for their tango while former The Bachelor star Jake Pavelka and partner Chelsie Hightower had finished in sixth after receiving 38 points (19 technical points, 19 performance points) for their own tango.
Gosselin and Dovolani had danced a tango that earned only 32 points (14 technical points, 18 performance points).