Dancing With The Stars Results: Did The Right Couple Go Home?

Before we get to the serious business at hand, I’m curious if anyone else spent the last 24 hours dealing with residual stress from Kirstie Alley’s Dancing With the Stars ShoeGate drama? Or, to be more specific, if you pondered The Question That Dare Not Be Asked: Could “The Queen of the Unexpected Mishap,” who followed in Lance Bass’ footsteps by dropping the other shoe mid-performance during her Monday-night waltz, actually get booted in Week Four of the competition?

Then again, it’s not like Kirstie and Maks had the lowest spot on the Judges’ Leaderboard at the end of Classical Week performance night. That distinction went to Kendra Wilkinson and Louis Van Amstel, who scored a very shaky 18 to Kirstie and Maks’ comparatively robust 22. (Also scoring lower were Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya, with a combined total of 21.)

But as we all know, it’s that enigmatic combination of viewer votes and scores from Carrie Ann, Len, and Bruno that determines who stays and who goes home. As the minutes passed like hours, and the surprises mounted, there was a shift in the air: Was an American Idol-sized shocker in store for a certain high-scoring couple with a connection to that show’s recently ousted finalist Pia Toscano?

Contractual duties require that I at least mention tonight’s results-show formalities that occurred before the cold hard hands of Tom Bergeron and RoboBrooke Burke dashed the dancing dreams of the couple whose mathematical tally came up short. Calming our tattered nerves with inspiring performances were the ever-delightful (and ever-shrinking) Grammy- and Oscar-winning Jennifer Hudson, and virtuoso violinist (clad in leather, no less!) David Garrett. I also recall some seemingly endless video debacle called “Lieutenant Len” and a Swan Lake (or was it Black Swan?) homage, but by this point my cognitive skills had withered considerably, so I cant be completely sure.

And can I throw some begrudging props to Kendra Wilkinson for offering up perhaps the greatest excuse in DWTS history, not to mention the most baffling (spoiler alert!) escape? “The hormones took over yesterday…one of those womanly things.” Alrighty then.

But that’s a discussion for another day, here’s the moment of truth — tonight’s results:

NOT IMMEDIATELY SENT TO SAFETY OR OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “IN JEOPARDY”
Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas
Petra Nemcova and Dmitry Chaplin
Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya

FINAL TWO COUPLES LEFT “IN JEOPARDY” (THOUGH NOT NECESSARILY THE BOTTOM TWO)
Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas
Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya

ELIMINATED
Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya

“Well you know what, that’s life,” said a clearly disappointed Sugar Ray, who joins Mike Catherwood and Wendy Williams on the DWTS sidelines of sadness. Not to miss one last boxing metaphor, Sugar Ray added, “I put up a good fight. I will cherish this moment, great friends, great people, great show.” Awwww. Once a champ, always a champ. Thanks, Sugar Ray!

And with that, it’s your turn. What lies in store for us during American Theme week? A perfect Kirstie performance, or yet another banana peel moment?? What did you think of Sugar Ray’s exit (and Kendra’s escape)? Any thoughts about Brooke’s weekly fashion disaster, which took frilly to a whole new level? Sound off in the comments, and let us know in our poll if the right couple went home! –Mitch Rustad