Dancing With the Stars Week 2 Results: Did The Right Couple Go Home?

Dancing With the Stars ResultsAfter last week’s highly predictable heave-ho to the less-than-fleet-footed Pamela Anderson, an air of greater uncertainty hung over the Week 2 results of Dancing With the Stars.

The sheer number of stars remaining (an even dozen) in this All-Star-themed 15th season made it hard to handicap who’d be in jeopardy. Certainly, former Cheetah Girl Sabrina Bryan and gold-medal-winning Olympians Shawn Johnson and Apolo Anton Ohno would skate to safety, having stolen much of the spotlight thus far. That left me figuring that the comparatively wobbly Monday-night performances by Kirstie Alley (21 points) and Bristol Palin (18 points) would lead to one of those divas exiting the ballroom for good.

But not so fast, peeps! It wouldn’t be a DWTS results show without a cavalcade of non-results-related filler before the moment of truth. In Hour 1, the judges were tasked with picking the “pivotal” dances (though not necessarily the best) of our All Stars through the years. The highlight: Kelly Monaco’s grace-under-fire Season 1 response to the very first DWTS “wardrobe malfunction” (by mid-dance, both of the shoulder straps on her dress had snapped!) endeared her to me all over again. But all I could think of throughout this segment was this: Has anyone seen Len Goodman look and sound happier? Who was this giddy, grinning imposter?

In Hour 2, we saw the resplendent Katherine Jenkins (should she have won the Mirrorball trophy in Season 14?) duet with the equally dazzling Placido Domingo, but additional performances by Cher Lloyd and the season debut of the Macy’s Stars of Dance left me quickstepping toward the wine bottle.

Anyhow, knock me over with a feather, here’s the moment of truth — tonight’s results:

Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson
Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy
Helio Castroneves and Chelsie Hightower

Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson
Helio Castroneves and Chelsie Hightower

Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson

“You know, I’ll miss everybody out here,” said a clearly stunned Fatone, of being the second All-Star to see his Mirrorball dreams get shattered. “I’m actually going to a wedding tomorrow, so I don’t give a damn. I’m gonna have a good time!” Fatone then added: “We had a great time, people said I was fun, and that’s all that matters.”

And with that, it’s your turn. Which couple should have really gone home tonight? Were you gobsmacked that despite her very low scores, Brisol Palin escaped even being “in jeopardy” tonight? Are you looking forward to next weeks’ double elimination results show? Sound off in the comments! –-Mitch Rustad