"I was shocked at Melissa and [partner Mark Ballas]. I saw some potential. I saw some sort of growth happening with her," Inaba told E! News after Tuesday night's Dancing with the Starsresults show. "That was a traumatic night!"
Inaba -- who E! News reported was "visibly shaken" after Tuesday night's episode -- has had a rough go the last few weeks, as she felt two female celebrity participants with the best potential for growth were booted by home viewer votes.
In addition, Inaba cast the deciding judges' vote to eliminate professional snowboarder Louie Vito on Tuesday night after he competed in a "Dance Off" with retired NFL star Michael Irvin.
"Why do I have to be the bad guy?!" Inaba asked E! News.
Not surprisingly, Inaba said singer/actress Mya is her bet to take home the mirror ball trophy since she's "been the frontrunner the whole season." However she added model Joanna Krupa should not be overlooked.
"I'm kinda sensing there may be a little bit of a girlfight in the end," Inaba told E! News.