‘Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars’ Elimination: A Former Finalist Is Sent Home on Week 2 (VIDEO)
As a former finalist on the show, lightning didn’t strike twice.
Note: Spoilers ahead if you didn’t watch Tuesday’s episode.
Joey Fatone and his partner Kym Johnson were eliminated in the second week of the All-Stars edition.
Previously, Joey was a runner-up on Season 4, and the Mirror Ball trophy is out of reach once again. The former ‘N Sync boy bander’s quickstep had been criticized for being “out of sync” with a lack of frame and body contact. Yet, he was praised for his entertainment value and received two more points than he had during premiere week. Joey was even safely out of the bottom three on the leaderboard. What he really lacked then was the fan votes to keep him alive in the competition.
Joey was nonchalant about his elimination, telling hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke Charvet that he will “miss everybody out here, but I’m going to a wedding tomorrow so I don’t give a damn… we had a great time, it was fun and that’s all that matters.” What a sport!
In another twist, Helio Castroneves found himself in the bottom two. His jive was praised by the judges and he was safely in the middle of the leaderboard. Seems Helio was also the victim of low voter turnout. The challenge for him will be to raise his scores to minimize the voter impact. If he doesn’t step it up and finds himself in the bottom two again, he’ll be sent packing.
Week 3 sees the All-Stars season’s first double elimination, in which the bottom two celebrities and their partners will be sent home in one night!
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