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

Brant Daugherty DWTSIt was “Hollywood Night” on Week 3 of Dancing With the Stars, which meant a glittering array of dance-infused tributes to Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly and the Lone Ranger (say what?) from Season 17’s cavalcade of stars.

Let’s high-kick right to the highlights:

DANCE OF THE NIGHT: Though this season could already be called Dancing With the Walking Wounded – evidenced by dire early-in-the-show medical updates from poor Brant Daugherty (sprained foot), Bill Nye (torn quadricep) and Tyne Stecklein (tweaked knee) – there were nevertheless several “wow” moments, including Christina Milian and Mark Ballas’ joyful, energetic Charleston. That said, the most sensational dance of the night was definitely…

Brant Daugherty & Peta Murgatroyd: How does one dazzle America with the Quick Step despite a painful foot injury? After ‘fessing up to a string of recent woes – which included losing his phone and being robbed at gunpoint (yikes!) – Brant turned into what Len Goodman called “the no-stress express” and stunned with his fancy footwork (“perfection” according to Bruno Tonioli), and great musicality (echoes of Neil Patrick Harris, according to judge Carrie Ann Inaba). “Maybe it was a little bit painful to dance, but I tell you it was painless to watch,” gushed Len. Is it any surprise his scores — a string of 9’s – topped the night?

RUNNERS-UP: Valerie Harper & Tristan MacManus: OK, Valerie often forgot the steps and kinda walked through most of their Cha Cha Cha, but how can you not light up during a killer song (Mika’s “Grace Kelly”) with everyone’s beloved Rhoda dressed like the legendary Princess Grace herself, all while Tristan rocked a very convincing Freddie Mercury mustache? A deservedly low score (16) couldn’t diminish this dance’s high-flying spirit.

And now for the moment of truth, tonight’s results:

Christina Milian & Mark Ballas
Brant Daugherty & Peta Murgatroyd
Bill Nye & Tyne Stecklein

Christina Milian & Mark Ballas
Bill Nye & Tyne Stecklein

Bill Nye & Tyne Stecklein

“What breaks my heart is Tyne’s not going to stay on, she’s fantastic,” said a gracious Nye, before bidding his very vocal fans adieu. “Thanks for keeping me in this long…it’s really been cool, it’s been a great experience.”

And with that, it’s your turn. Which couple should have really gone home tonight? Was it crazy to see two of tonight’s top-scoring dancers already in jeopardy? Was Nicole really Marilyn Monroe (as she said in her pre-dance interview) in another lifetime? Should DWTS employ its own in-house physician? Sound off in the comments!

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  1. Thea says:

    Really pleasantly surprised by Snooki and Sasha’s performance this week! Best week to week improvement, without a doubt. It felt like Mark&Christina and Derek&Amber dropped the ball a little, but I guess we can put that down to a busy schedule (at least in Amber’s case). Really enjoyed Corbin, and thought Bill Engvall did well too.

  2. BTM says:

    While it was a shame to see Bill Nye go, it probably was the correct choice. Here’s hoping for a full and speedy recovery.

    • Kim R says:

      Did anyone notice as they were going through the final 3 results, Bill tried to get Tom’s attention? I wondered it he was just going to offer his own elimination because of his injury. He seems like that type of person. He was the right choice in the end. :(

  3. BYE BYE Bill Nye The Dancing Science Guy :-(

  4. Tess says:

    I think it’s for the best that Bill Nye went home. He was easily the worst dancer there even before the leg injury, but had he stayed and someone else went home, it would not have been fair seeing how any further dancing he does will wind up being “a robot trying to do whatever dance he’s supposed to perform” like tonight. There’s no way he would be able to do a quickstep or samba or Charleston on one leg. I fully expected him to bow out gracefully rather than go through the elimination process so I’m a little surprised it didn’t go that way but I’m relieved his fan base didn’t manage to allow him to outlast a more able-bodied star.

  5. Dan says:

    I wonder if they fixed it for him to go because of the injury, because I thought he was getting tons of votes.

  6. april-ann says:

    No, the right couple did not go home. You’re not SUPPOSED to know how to dance or dance well. Or are you… anyway, predictable. Very predictable.

    • Chris says:

      Huh? You think the worst dancer should win? LOL! Nye did his best but he just was not good and was not improving. Now he can go home and hopefully recover. He was so injured, he barely moved tonight. How he got a 16 for dragging his legs in one tiny section of the floor… The judges felt sorry for him!

    • Allen says:

      You’re an idiot.

      • april-ann says:

        Oh no, Allen. Pretending, like so many out there, to be an intellectual? Get over yourself. Bores like you are a dime a dozen. One of us is an idiot, and it sure is not me.

  7. EssMich says:

    The voting is skewed. I voted last week for last week’s performances, and this week for this week’s performances. It doesn’t seem right that the judges’ votes for this week are combined with last week’s viewer votes to send someone home tonight. You’re not voting on the same thing…. Does it create a more level field?

    • Jake says:

      Urge abc to bring back the results show and move the show to Sundays so it doesn’t have to compete with the voice

  8. Kevin H. says:

    Poor Bill Nye! I wonder if they’ll try to bring him back in some other capacity, like maybe as a co-presenter? He really boosted the show’s ratings.

  9. Mark Ballas looked like he was going to slap someone if he had gotten eliminated.

  10. sarah says:

    I am upset that Brant was in the bottom 3. I want him to be in the finals!
    I vote for him each week!
    Bill Nye, looked like he was going to volunteer to go home before they read the results but they did not let him talk, so it was I think a relief he went home, otherwise I could have seen him saying he wanted to go and keep Christina in the competition.

  11. Dee says:

    Bill Nye should have gone home. I don’t believe he practiced at all.
    It seemed like he thought the whole thing was a joke.

    Why would someone stand there and not dance?

    good luck with his injury. heal quickly.

    • Barbara says:

      Umm, do you even watch the show? Do you have any idea how painful it is to tear your quadracept? That’s a very dibilitating injury and I’m surprised he even has the guts to perform. “Didn’t practice”… How insensitive are you?

      This ahow needs to have genuine amatuers like Bill Nye, Carsen Kressley, Andy Dick, and Chaz Bono. Otherwise, it would be boring. When Nicole from the pussy cat dolls fir her seaaon, i was so disappointed because it seemed rigged for her to win as it was appearant that she was already a dancer who’s familiar with learning choreography.