Dancing With The Stars Week 3 Results: Did The Right Couples Go Home?

bristol palin dwtsLast week’s shocking departure of quick-stepping fave Joey Fatone left multitudes of Dancing With the Stars fans channeling their inner Tina Turners and asking, “What’s dancing got to do with it?”

Subsequently, DWTS‘ Week 3 results telecast left many of us tense with newfound apprehension. What’s the deal with the Season 15 All-Stars shenanigans? Were we in for another head-scratching elimination of a high scoring (but apparently low-in-popularity) celeb? Or should I say celebs, because holy heave-ho, tonight was double elimination night!

A quick, pre-show review of Monday night’s lowest celebrity scorers – Drew Lachey and Kirstie Alley (24) and Bristol Pain (22.5) – seemed rather pointless, so I just settled in to watch the usual results-show fabulosity: The never-ending recaps, plus musical performances (by pop duo Karmin and the musically dexterous Frankie Moreno, accompanied by troupe members Lacey Schwimmer and Kyle Massey) and the debut AT&T Spotlight Performance, featuring the inspiring tap-dancing of Joshua Johnson. My highlight: Poor Kirstie dropping to the ballroom floor in apparent horror, after Sabrina chose the Charleston as her dance style next week. Kick it, Kirstie!

But without further ado, here’s the moment of truth — tonight’s results:

ELIMINATION 1: FINAL TWO COUPLES LEFT “IN JEOPARDY”
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya

ELIMINATED
Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya

“I can honestly say I would not change a thing,” said a clearly shocked Lachey of being the latest All-Star to lose out on the Mirrorball trophy, before graciously adding, “We had a great time and I had an amazing partner!” and even giving good buddy Tom Bergeron an affectionate farewell hug.

ELIMINATION 2: FINAL TWO COUPLES LEFT “IN JEOPARDY”
Helio Castroneves and Chelsie Hightower
Sabrina Bryan and Louis van Amstel

ELIMINATED
Helio Castroneves and Chelsie Hightower

“I want to thank America,” said a dejected but equally gracious Castroneves after being the fourth All-Star to lose that Mirrorball dream, before concluding “I couldn’t be happier.” Added Chelsea, “He was such a fun partner to be with, always just a joy, always such an amazing attitude.”

And with that, it’s your turn. Which couples should have really gone home tonight? Should one of those celebs names have rhymed with Pistol Whalin’? Did the lightning round “pick another couple’s dance styles for next week” in 10-seconds segment entertain (or aggravate) you? Are you psyched to see Paula Abdul pick up a paddle and judge next Monday’s live performances? Sound off in the comments! –Mitch RustaD