As predicted, Tuesday night’s (November 16) episode of “Dancing With the Stars” was a controversial one for the record books that featured the elimination of a contestant who seemed like a sure thing for the finals only a few weeks ago. When the final votes were counted regarding who would be competing in next week’s big finale for the right to take home the “Dancing With the Stars” trophy, Brandy found herself on the outside looking in. That means that “Dirty Dancing” actress Jennifer Grey, Disney star Kyle Massey and political scion Bristol Palin will go head-to-head-to-head for all the marbles next week.
Brandy’s elimination is extra devastating if only because it seemed like she genuinely wanted to win. She carried herself with a certain amount of competitive fire that really drove her surge to the top of the heap. While Grey has been a great competitor, you can’t say the same for either Massey (who has been improving his game quite a bit but doesn’t seem particularly engaged in the actual competition aspect of the show) or Palin (who really doesn’t look like she wants to be there at all). You almost have to feel bad for Palin, as it almost seems like she knows that better dancers have gone home in her stead and that she doesn’t belong in the finals.
The rest of the results show was fleshed out by appearances from Annie Lennox and Enrique Iglesias, but certainly the best moment of the show came when Brandy was announced as the eliminated contestant and the producers cut to a crowd shot that featured Monica giving her former “The Boy Is Mine” collaborator a standing ovation.
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