Dancing With the Stars Week 4 Results: Did The Right Couple Go Home?

dwts week 4 results palinSo apparently it took a hotly anticipated presidential debate to finally whittle down Dancing With the Stars‘ overblown, redundant (and occasionally even painful) two-hour results shows to an engaging 60 minutes of edge-of-your-seat entertainment? I never thought I’d say this, but thanks Mitt and Barack!

And as the nine remaining couples on Season 15’s All-Star edition returned to the ballroom for tonight’s single-elimination telecast, another significant shift seemed underway: The lowest scoring celeb –- my beloved Kirstie Alley, whose relatively dismal 30 points put her at the back of the pack after Monday night’s slew of top-notch performances –- actually seemed in the most serious danger of going home without the Mirrorball Trophy. I wasn’t ready to say “Cheers!” to the happy hoofer!

But having a potentially game-changing debate on the horizon didn’t stop the producers from padding the show with the most spectacular Odd Couple in DWTS history, Season 9 champ Donny Osmond and (wha?) singing sensation Susan Boyle, not to mention the queer-tastic return of the delightful Carson Kressley. But let’s not delay the inevitable results announcement any further. Here we go…

FINAL THREE COUPLES LEFT “IN JEOPARDY”
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas
Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

FINAL TWO COUPLES LEFT “IN JEOPARDY”
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

ELIMINATED
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas

“We made it to Week 4 and I’m happy with that,” said Bristol of being the latest All-Star to lose out on the Mirrorball trophy, while a clearly disappointed mama Sarah applauded from the audience. Bristol then graciously bid adieu with, “I had an awesome time and an awesome partner … and I wish everyone the best of luck!”

And with that, it’s your turn. Did the right couple go home tonight? Did the segment where the couples picked a “guilty pleasure” team freestyle song for next week confuse and annoy you as much as it did me? Who’s going to win the presidential debate? Sound off in the comments! –Mitch Rustad