I'm still planning on watching Dancing With the Stars for the rest of the season (duh, I'm the recapper) -- but the show just isn't going to be the same without Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi.
Am I the only one who's still in shock that she wound up going home last week? It was such a bummer when Tom Bergeron said her name and we learned she had the lowest number of votes. And she was equally as upset, if not more. But wait until you hear Snooki's reaction to leaving DWTS -- because it will seriously break your heart a little bit.
In an interview with TV Guide, she shared her reasoning for what went wrong:
It was a combination of everything from my busy schedule with Season 3 of Snooki & JWoww and my other projects, to being mentally and physically exhausted and, most importantly, wanting each dance to be perfect. Dancing with the Stars is no joke and it takes a toll on your body and I just wanted to do the best I could for Sasha and myself.
Aww. She blames herself for being voted off the show -- which is just so sad!
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I'm sorry, but I still think there might have been something funky going on with the voting system. Remember -- there had been a glitch the week before, which is why no one got sent home that particular week. What if there were problems with the system which resulted in Snooki's votes not being tallied right?
Considering how substantial her fan base is and how upset everyone was when she was voted off -- it just doesn't seem to make sense that she was the least popular contestant.
And if there wasn't some sort of voting error, it's hard not to question whether or not DWTS is rigged in one way, shape, or form. Maybe the producers really do predetermine who goes home each week in an effort to boost ratings?
But then I guess that wouldn't make sense, because I saw quite a few fans going nuts on Twitter after Snooki's exit and vowing never to watch the show again.
Huh. Whatever the case, something's a little fishy here. There's no way Snooki was legitimately voted off, right?
On that note, I hope she realizes how many people were rooting for her, and also knows deep down inside that it wasn't her fault that the road ended for her and partner Sasha Farber last week.
Hey, there's always the chance ABC could bring her back if they do a second All-Star season, right? (One can hope.)
Why do you think Snooki was voted off so early?
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