'DWTS' Results Recap: Surprising Double Elimination Makes This Season's Winner Obvious

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tom bergeron brooke burkeMan. While last night's episode of Dancing With the Stars was nothing but pure entertainment, tonight's results show was a real nail biter, to say the least.

Considering we're just one week away from the semi-finals, the competition is really starting to weigh heavy on the contestants -- because since there are less people to vote for each week, they probably tend to take it a lot more personally when they get voted off the show.

And even though one of the teams that was sent home in tonight's double elimination was kind of expected, the other was pretty darn shocking. (I'll admit that my draw dropped and I may or may not have made a face and said, "WTF?" out loud.)

Not surprisingly, this was the end of the road for Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. There are just way too many amazing dancers left, and sadly, she just wasn't on the same level as the rest of the crew.

But when it came down to the wire and Tom Bergeron announced that Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd were going home instead of Apolo Ohno and Karina Smirnoff, more than a few gasps and boos could be heard echoing through the ballroom.

Seriously? In all of his pure, raw, undeniable hotness -- Gilles still didn't get enough votes to carry him through? What's up with that?

Based on these elimination results, it's pretty easy to tell who is going to win this season. Voters are obviously choosing their picks each week based on talent, not on sympathy, likability, or sexy-as-hell looks.

And that's why Shawn Johnson totally has this thing in the bag. While Kelly Monaco, Melissa Rycroft, Emmitt Smith, and Apolo Ohno are all pretty good and continue to improve each week -- Shawn's been the star of the show from day one. And I'll be absolutely shocked if she doesn't walk away with the mirror ball trophy.

Were you surprised to see Kirstie and Gilles go home? And who do you think is going to win?


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Joan Aycock Gilliam

Melissa Rycroft because Len likes her a lot!!

Edith Rizzo

I think Melissa and Rycroft is the best of them all even though I have not seen last night's show and hope I will be able to watch later on

Tracey Teta

They are all good contestants.but I would like to see Kelly & Val win the mirror ball trophy.

Pattie Borelli

I really think that Shawn should go home..tired of the stunts..this is dancing not a Olympic match... wake up America..please send Shawn home I want to see Ballroom dancing not gymnastics..thank you..

Lynne Spirak

I think that it is going to be between Melissa and
Shawn. I like both.

Cheryl A. Miller

Pattie I think you are wrong if you saw last night's show her viennese waltz was perfection and no gymnastic stunts were involved in that dance.  She is a good no she is an excellent dancer and she is now really coming out of her comfort zone to show us just how good a dancer she is along with being a terrific gymnast so I say she should stay and continue to show us each week just how much more she can grow as a dancer and bring that mirror ball trophy home!!!!!!  I say go Shawn!! and Derek keep up with that fantastic choreography that makes Shawn shine!!!!

Debra Ann

I think it was time for Kirstie and Max to go. Giles.....not.....That was a huge surprise. I would like to see Melissa and Tony win the trophy. Both are excellent dancers and display class and professionalism.


2rcom4t 2rcom4t

I was shocked when Gilles didn't make it, But Emmet Smith did, How did Emmet survive. I watched him dance and sorry but he should have been voted off

ilove... ilovemy4kiddies

UGH. I've wanted Emmitt to go home for weeks now. It was time for Kristie to go for sure but Gilles before Emmitt..............come on. Brutal. I hope he goes next week.

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