Dancing With the Stars Results: Wait a Second...Who Went Home?

This week’s Dancing With the Stars results-show telecast brought with it all the surprise and befuddlement of watching a duck-billed platypus and a miniature dachshund beating a cheetah in a foot race. I mean, nobody ever said the worst dancer, or even the second-worst dancer, was a sure bet for elimination in any given week. And yes, this week’s judges’ scores placed seven of the 10 remaining couples within six points of one another — meaning it wouldn’t be a surprise if that cryptic mix of viewer votes and leaderboard tallies led to a shock boot. But still, when the dancing shoe dropped, it hit our eliminated couple like a baseball bat to the gut. Here’s how it all played out…

In Jeopardy
Kristin Cavallari and Mark Ballas
Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya
Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Last Two Under the Red Lights of Doom
(Though Not Necessarily the Bottom Two Couples)

Kristin Cavallari and Mark Ballas
Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Eliminated
Kristin Cavallari and Mark Ballas

“Brooke, it’s madness. It’s just madness,” head judge Len Goodman told our robot-host lady when asked about the reality that either Kristin or Hope would head home in Week 3.

“I’m a little surprised, to be honest. But I’ve had such a great time, and it’s been an awesome experience, so y’know, it is what it is,” Kristin said. Host Tom Bergeron then chalked up the results to a possible case of voters assuming Kristin and Mark were safe, and therefore failing to speed-dial, or email, or whatnot.

What do you think? Did the right couple go home? If not, who should it have been? Sound off in the comments, and for all my reality TV recaps, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!