'DWTS' Recap: Surprise Double Elimination Is Just Plain Unfair

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I know they're trying to spice things up on Dancing With the Stars season 18 -- but doesn't it seem like they're going a little overboard with the changes? We're still trying to get used to Erin Andrews co-hosting. And then there's this whole bit about switching up the partners, which is just plain stupid if you ask me. I mean, seeing their relationships develop as the weeks progress is part of the allure of the show.

But as for tonight's episode? What was up with there being a double elimination already? Sheesh. I know one of the duos has to leave each week, but it just seemed a bit premature to send two pairs packing before they even had a chance to get started.

And when they first announced that tonight would be a double elimination, we all figured we knew exactly who was going home.


But then it was revealed that Billy Dee Williams was safe and we were all, "Huh? How in the heck is that possible?" Looks like we have another Bill Engvall on our hands this time around. (No offense to Bill.)

At least when Diana Nyad was announced as the first eliminated contestant, it made sense and we really weren't all that shocked or upset.

But do you think it's fair that tonight was the end of the road for Sean Avery? I know he's a little odd, but he certainly wasn't one of the worst dancers. And his partner is Karina Smirnoff, for crying out loud. You'd think she would've pulled in some votes on her own to carry them through. Sigh. If this is going to be a trend in season 18, I guess we should prepare ourselves for the unexpected as the weeks go on.

As for the best dancers of the night? My votes go to Meryl Davis, Danica McKellar, Amy Purdy, and Candace Cameron Bure. At this point in the competition, I really think they're the ones to beat.

Did you think tonight's elimination was unfair?


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