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Wow -- did the Dancing With the Stars results show seem just a little bit rushed to anyone else tonight? I mean, each week I usually question why they feel the need to stretch things out over two hours, but this one hour show was over before we could blink. (Damn politicians.)

And while it's really no big shock that Bristol Palin, Kirstie Alley, and Apolo Ohno found themselves in jeopardy tonight after the judges scores and viewer votes were tallied -- it's pretty clear that one lady is performing in a different league than the rest of the All-Star cast members. Yes, I'm talking about Shawn Johnson -- and even she realizes just how good she is even though she tries to play it cool.

Sure -- she's cute and bubbly and super sweet and all that yummy stuff, but there's absolutely no way Shawn is as innocent as she seems. As gracious as she tries to be to the other contestants -- she KNOWS she's winning.

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If you need further convincing that Shawn has this entire competition in the bag, check out this video clip of her Mambo performance from last night.

(Believe me now? Yeah -- she's damn good.)

She does her best to cover up her competitive side by saying things like, "That was so much fun! Let's do it again!" Heck, she even went so far as to hug Apolo and Karina back stage and tell them how great they did just minutes after America saw them totally flub their hip hop performance. (Karina wept, for crying out loud.)

Shawn is most definitely in this thing to win it -- and it will be pretty wild if she doesn't wind up in the finals.

But even though this is an All-Star cast and (mostly) everyone is insanely talented, somebody had to go home this week.

And thank GAWWWDDD, Bristol Palin was the one to get the boot. She's a nice gal, but she simply wasn't anywhere near as good as the other cast members.

Were you upset to see Bristol go? And do you think Shawn will win the competition?

 

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