Dancing With The Stars Week 1 Results: Did The Right Couple Go Home?

bristol palin mark ballas dwtsEveryone deserves a second chance in life, right? I’m a sucker for that brand of sentimentality, so reeling me in for an All-Stars-themed Season 15 of Dancing With the Stars – featuring a “who’s who” of 13 former competitors returning for another shot at Mirrorball glory – was a no-brainer. Bring. It. On.

The glittering cavalcade of fleet-footed faves – ranging from resplendent former champs such as Drew Lachey, Apolo Anton Ohno and Shawn Johnson to bitter erstwhile runners-up like Kirstie Alley, Gilles Marini and Joey Fatone – lit up the ballroom in Monday night’s packed season opener, leaving me exhilarated albeit a tad overwhelmed. How to keep up with them all?

Maybe that’s why tonight’s first live, two-hour results show came as a bit of a welcome relief; let’s start whittling down the pack, shall we? But before the moment of truth, we were treated (or tortured?) by the usual DWTS suspects: non-stop interviews (does ever-charming Tom Bergeron deserve that new Emmy or what?), cutesy behind-the-scenes sound bites, and performances by the DWTS Troupe and special guests Justin Beiber and Pitbull.

All too often in tonight’s dance-light/chatter-heavy (40-plus minutes passed before cranky judge Len had uttered a peep!) show, the minutes seemed to pass like hours, perhaps best summed up by anxiety-riddled Joey Fatone’s quote (overheard by a horrified Kirstie Alley) that kicked off the second hour: “I don’t know whether to throw up, pee, fart, puke…”

Well said, Joey! But without further adieu, here’s the real moment of truth — tonight’s results:

FINAL THREE COUPLES LEFT “IN JEOPARDY”
Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya
Pamela Anderson and Tristan MacManus
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas

FINAL TWO COUPLES LEFT “IN JEOPARDY”
Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya
Pamela Anderson and Tristan MacManus

ELIMINATED
Pamela Anderson and Tristan MacManus

“I was ready for it, for sure, we got the lowest score,” said a gracious Anderson of being the first All Star to see her Mirrorball trophy dreams dashed. “But we’ll keep dancing, we’re gonna dance together again, it doesn’t end here.” As Tom reminded us, see you later in the season, Pamela!

And with that, it’s your turn. Which couple should have really gone home tonight? Did the Biebs’ appearance make or break this week’s show? Who’s your early favorite for new (or repeat) DWTS glory? Sound off in the comments! –Mitch Rustad



Comments (49)

  • She was the correct one to go home.
    She did look like she put any effort into the routine that she did last night.
    Each time she was on the screen she was not smiling. It was like she did not want to be there.

    Comment by m – September 25, 2012 07:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Totally grim the whole episode.

      Comment by Shaun – September 25, 2012 10:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree with the decision to send her home. Even Bruno said something like well you do need to practice. It made me feel like she really hadn’t practiced at all or nearly as much as anyone else.

      Comment by H.Houston – September 27, 2012 03:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The funniest moment was when Sabrina and Louis thought they were called safe and then they weren’t. How embarrassing!! But to be fair, Tom did say “all” instead of “both”. And then they were called safe anyway lol.

    Comment by Laquisha – September 25, 2012 07:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes I think Pamela and her partner should have been eliminated.

    Comment by lovingadam1031 – September 25, 2012 07:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Poor Tristan. Will he ever get paired with someone that has a chance of winning?

    Comment by Kim – September 25, 2012 07:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s exactly what I said Monday night. Come on people!!!

      Comment by Kim R – September 26, 2012 05:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • of course the right person went home. Pamela just doesn’t have it anymore!! She needs to get it threw her head that she not young anymore she is now old!!

    Comment by Marie More (@sweeteepie4ever) – September 25, 2012 08:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She was the one to go, based on the judges comments and her comments it seems that she didn’t put as much effort in as others. Not sure why she wouldn’t given that she was the only one not to get extremely far on their season. I guess the big shocker was Drew Lachey in Bottom 3. But with those weird 1/2 points and the scores being so close it really is based on fan support and it’s been awhile since he was on the show. He was a little stiff, so hopefully he sticks around and loosens up.

    Comment by Stacie – September 25, 2012 08:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think Pamela has her mind (what little there is) on her new Broadway career, not DWTS. Poor Tristan was very diplomatic in his comments about working with what you have and trying to get good scores. I bet he is glad it’s over for this season.

      Comment by Martin Lee – September 27, 2012 08:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well if it can’t be Bristol Palin, then Pamela Anderson leaving is a good thing

    Comment by Tom Charles – September 25, 2012 08:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree. Bristol needs to be next.

      Comment by JenInChicago – September 26, 2012 01:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Unlike her mother who is “ultra-competitive to a fault”, I think Bristol is a genuinely nice person, unlike her overlt aggressive mom, but Bristol’s shyness has not done her any favors when preping her for DWTS! I felt sorry for Pamela Anderson and I likewise felt sorry for Bristol Palin, too!

      Comment by Frank – September 26, 2012 03:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s 8:22 on the west coast. I gave up on the results show because it was so boring. If I were to review it I would give it an ‘F.’

    Comment by Choose to be a Moose – September 25, 2012 08:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 2 hour results shows should NEVER happen except for finales.

      Comment by Choose to be a Moose – September 25, 2012 08:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Agreed,so much fluff in it!!

        Comment by Shaun – September 25, 2012 10:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wanted Bristol to leave just ’cause I want the Palins in general to go away already (and ’cause, while I don’t care about Pamela Anderson, I do like her partner, Tristan, and wanted him to stick around longer). But she was, overall, the weakest and so I guess it makes sense she’s gone.

    Comment by Angela – September 25, 2012 08:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I know what you mean…I just want B.O. and his wife to go home already too.

      Comment by ladyruth54 – September 25, 2012 10:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Funny, Angela didn’t say a thing about the President, yet you had to make a snarky comment. Interesting.

        Comment by JenInChicago – September 26, 2012 01:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Why is that so interesting? Angela’s comment about the Palins was just as snarky and you didn’t take issue with that.

          Comment by J – September 26, 2012 09:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Does anyone else find Tristan to be incredibly attractive? I’m only a casual viewer of this show but would turn in for him!!! :)

      Comment by Skeff – September 26, 2012 05:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yes! Hands down he is the hottest pro and a very good dancer, not overly flashy but so sexy.

        Comment by Mcgoria – September 26, 2012 07:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I think he is so hot. He is the reason i watch but he never gets a good partner.

        Comment by sarah – September 26, 2012 10:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • YES. He’s adorable and I love his accent and I wish he had a partner that would allow him to stick around longer. Definitely have a crush on him :).

        Comment by Angela – September 26, 2012 01:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Agreed – he is hot.

        And um Val is lickable

        Comment by H.Houston – September 27, 2012 03:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I voted for Pamela and Tristan, they were fun together and there’s many others I would’ve liked to see go home instead of them first. I hope to see Tristan back for all the pro dances on Tuesdays.

    Comment by Isabelle – September 25, 2012 09:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No, Cat Deeley deserved the Emmy.

    Comment by JAO – September 25, 2012 09:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed,she’s been getting shafted so much lately at awards.

      Comment by Shaun – September 25, 2012 11:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Cat lost all credibility with me when she hosted The Choice (?). That ridiculous “dating” show on Fox.

      Comment by Elaine – September 26, 2012 02:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hate being the grammar nazi, but without further ado, not without further adieu.

    Comment by Yursare – September 26, 2012 01:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Actually, it is ado, not adieu. Adieu means goodbye in German, and ado means fuss or to-do, like in the title “Much Ado About Nothing.”

      Comment by Cassie – September 26, 2012 07:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Actually, “adieu” is French, not German.

        Comment by TheBeach – September 26, 2012 12:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • which was my point exactly. You should read carefully. And adieu is a French word. Tchus would be bye in German.

        Comment by Yursare – September 27, 2012 01:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Okay, there is not need for a 2 hour results show! For Pete’s sake! Other than that, Pamela was the clear choice. She doesn’t have the same level of dancing skill for sure but also there isn’t a lot of likability there. I was surprised that Drew was #2 though.

    Comment by Kim R – September 26, 2012 05:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Everyone I know (seriously) records the ep and just watches the results portions. Totally skipped Pitbull and Bieber, too…

      Comment by JenInChicago – September 26, 2012 01:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yes! I watched something else (NCIS etc.) and just flipped over in the commercials. I just want to know who is out. :)

        Comment by Kim R – September 26, 2012 02:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not surprised that Drew was in the bottom…he wasn’t very good on the 1st show (poor choreography)…and I have never thought the voters were “warm” to Anna…he would have a much better shot if he had been paired with Edtya…can’t wait for the Bristol Brat to be Booted!!

    Comment by ceebee – September 26, 2012 08:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Editya hasn’t been around in forever…. I think she stopped participating when she and Maks broke up

      Comment by H.Houston – September 27, 2012 03:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can someone please explain to me what Justin Bieber was wearing???? I was not surprised to see Pamela go, felt sorry for her cute partner. I still remember when Pamela looked sweet and fresh as the Tool Time girl…I guess you cant turn back time.

    Comment by curly – September 26, 2012 08:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No kidding about Bieber. Saggy leather pants? *shudder* he looked like he was wearing a trash bag. Ugh.

      Comment by J – September 26, 2012 09:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I believe he was wearing pleather Hammer pants… niiiiiice ! I know he is trying to look tough, but can anyone look tough in Hammer pants?

      Comment by happyday1995 – September 27, 2012 10:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes sorry Pam, you needed to go home. This show was to be a battle of the best. I would like the show to eventually be the trophy winners battling it out. I however always feel sorry for the pros when their stars gets eliminated. Even though sometimes the pros mess up with the choreographing.

    Comment by Robin – September 26, 2012 09:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Right person went home, but why was the results show 2 hours. The 1st hour there wasn’t even any dancing. I only recorded it because I thought there was going to be a 2nd dance.

    Comment by AngD – September 26, 2012 09:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes the right person went home based on the first round dances. I would have like to have seen them stick around and do better the second week, but the first week dance didn’t warrent it.

    Can not stand the Biebs so was very happy to have the FF button. As far as I’m concerned any of the singers that are brought on that don’t make use of the pro-dancers get the same treatment, and I would have even suffered through listening to Bieber if the pros would have been dancing.

    I threw votes to about 8 different couples (out of my 13 total votes), so no overall favorite to win it yet. There are so many good dancers this time it will be who is the best each week, so everyone will have to bring their A game to get the votes and make it through.

    Comment by G – September 26, 2012 10:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I knew Pamela would be sent home. I was mad that Drew was in the bottom. People do not like Anna and when I saw that Drew was paired with her I said that sadly his days would be numbered and I think they are.

    Comment by sarah – September 26, 2012 10:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • People don’t like Anna? Wow. Why not? I like her-I think she seems sweet and lovely.

      Comment by Angela – September 26, 2012 11:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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