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'Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars' eliminates Bristol Palin and pro partner Mark Ballas


By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/17/2012 

Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars eliminated Bristol Palin and professional partner Mark Ballas during Tuesday night's fourth live fifteenth-season results show on ABC.

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The reality TV star and Ballas became the fifth couple ousted from the competition based on the combination of the Dancing with the Stars judges' scores they had received during Monday night's performance show and the home viewer votes that were cast afterwards.

"Well, we did it," Palin told Dancing with the Stars co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet when asked what she'd like to say to all the people who had doubted her. "We made it to Week 4 and I'm happy with that and I had an awesome time and an awesome partner and these are just great people and I wish everyone the best of luck."

Monday night's performance show, the fourth performance show of the Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars season, featured the All-Star celebrity and professional pairings battling it out with dances the all-stars had picked for each other last week. Some of the styles of dance have never been featured on Dancing with the Stars before, and a couple of the choreographers even had to seek expert help for their routines. In addition, lifts were allowed.

Palin and Ballas, who was also partnered with Palin when she finished third on Dancing with the Stars' eleventh season in 2010, finished in eighth place on Monday night's judging leaderboard after they performed a Rock N' Roll routine which received 32 out of 40 possible points from Dancing with the Stars judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli and guest judge Paula Abdul. Palin and Ballas had earned their best score of the season thus far.

Actress Kirstie Alley and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy were the other couple still in danger of elimination prior to Palin and Ballas' ouster, as they were actually the other pair in the bottom two based on the combination of the judges' scoring and home viewer votes from the prior performance show.

Alley and Chmerkovskiy, who was also partnered with Alley when she finished as the runner-up during Dancing with the Stars' twelfth season last year, finished in ninth -- and last -- place at the bottom of the leaderboard after they performed a Charleston routine which received only 30 points from the judges.

Olympic gold medalist gymnast Shawn Johnson and partner Derek Hough and actor Gilles Marini and partner Peta Murgatroyd finished in a tie for first place on the judges' leaderboard after both couples received 39.5 points for their dances, earning the highest score of the All-Stars edition yet to date.

Johnson and Hough performed the mambo, while Marini and Murgatroyd danced a Bollywood routine. Johnson won Dancing with the Stars' eighth season with Ballas in 2009. Marini was previously paired with Cheryl Burke for Dancing with the Stars' eighth season in 2009 which he had finished in second place.

Soap star Kelly Monaco and partner Val Chmerkovskiy landed in third place on Monday night's leaderboard following their contemporary routine which received 37.5 points from the judges. Monaco won Dancing with the Stars' inaugural season in 2005 with partner Alec Mazo.

Fourth place on the judges' leaderboard went to reality TV star Melissa Rycroft and partner Tony Dovolani, who was also partnered with Rycroft when she won Dancing with the Stars' eighth season in 2009, after they earned 37 points for their Jitterbug dance routine from the judges.     

NFL football star Emmitt Smith and partner Burke, who was also partnered with Smith when he won Dancing with the Stars' third season in 2006, finished in fifth place on the leaderboard after they received 36 points for their Bolero performance.

Singer and former Disney Channel star Sabrina Bryan -- who was allowed to enter the competition after winning the "Viewers' Choice: All-Star" vote in August -- and partner Louis van Amstel claimed sixth place on Monday night's judging leaderboard with 35.5 points. They danced a disco performance.

Bryan originally competed with Ballas her first time around on Dancing with the Stars' fifth season in Fall 2007. The pair had finished in seventh place after what was considered unexpectedly early elimination.

Seventh place on the leaderboard went to Olympic gold medalist speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno, who won Dancing with the Stars' fourth season with Julianne Hough in 2007. He performed a hip-hop routine with partner Karina Smirnoff.

(Photo credit ABC)


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