Dancing With the Stars 2013 Elimination: Dorothy Hamill Leaves the Competition
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Dancing With the Stars 2013 Elimination: Dorothy Hamill Leaves the Competition

It's not easy to be the first to go, but Dorothy Hamill took her Dancing With the Stars exit in stride. The Olympian was the first Season 16 contestant to leave Dancing With the Stars 2013 — but there was a catch: she wasn't eliminated! Dorothy withdrew from the competition after a spinal injury.

After two less than stellar performaces, it wasn't a shock that we would have to say goodbye to Dorothy and her partner Tristan MacManus — but that still doesn't make it any easier! This is the second season one of our favorite pros has been the first to go. Of course, we respect Dorothy's decision to leave DWTS. Injuries are nothing to treat lightly. There's always next season, Tristan.

Tonight's Results Show was a whirlwind ride as hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke told the couples who was safe and who was in danger of getting eliminated. Soap star Ingo Rademacher and his pro partner Kym Johnson were the first DWTS couple to be in the safe zone, followed by Sean Lowe and Peta Murgatroyd — and Wynonna Judd and her pro Tony Dovolani. (Are you as shocked as we are by that?) Never doubt the power of country musical fans, y'all! But the biggest shocker of the night was comedian D.L. Hughley's redemption. After pulling in the lowest scores with his partner Cheryl Burke, Boogie Fantastic was miraculously saved from elimination. Olympian Aly Raisman was also safe.

Of course, all of this season's early favorites were also safe, as Zendaya, Jacoby Jones and Kellie Pickler were all safe from elimination. As if any one of those three would have gone home first!

The first couple in danger was boxer Victor Ortiz and new pro Lindsay Arnold, followed by Real Housewises star Lisa Vanderpump and her new pro Gleb Savchenko. Perhaps if her cute pup Giggy had made an appearance during Monday night's performance show, he could have pulled in a few votes for his Bravo mama. Last but not least, Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess sadly found themselves in the bottom three. If Dorothy hadn't quit the competition, there's no telling who would have gone home. Although, we wouldn't have been surprised if Victor got the boot.

Are you shocked by Dorothy's announcement? Do you wish someone else would have gone home instead? Sound off in the comments!