Wendy Williams Eliminated: Video Killed the Radio Star! DWTS Season 12, Week 3
It turns out a DJ could not save her life. To the shock of no one after her looooow-scoring Foxtrot, Wendy Williams was the second celeb sent home fromDancing with the Stars Season 12. Unfortunately, that means Tony “The Teeth” Dovolani is also gone. Tears! The Week 3 Results Show had all kinds of kooky stuff up its sleeve, from musical performances to behind-the-scenes videos.
Read on for a rundown of the joy and pain:
Encore dance: Len Goodman said the judges chose Hines Ward & Kym Johnson’s Samba as the dance they wanted to see again. Good call! But should they have given Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy a chance to redeem their Rumba?
The fall, again: We had to see the Kirstie & Maks slip again, complete with audio. They are both so tired of talking about it, they get a bit cheeky with Brooke Burke.
Performances by OneRepublic: They started with “Good Life,” accompanied by DWTS pros — and So You Think You Can Dance alumni — Dmitry Chaplin and Lacey Schwimmer. It looked like her wrap was shredded and about to fall off, but that was probably intentional. It was nice to see her again, anyway. Later in the show, OneRepublic performed “All the Right Moves,” accompanied by the DWTS Dance Troupe. Remember them? Here’s more about the six hotties. The feathered look is apparently big with this crowd.
Performance by Selena Gomez & The Scene: They performed their newest single, “Who Says,” accompanied on the ballroom floor by DWTS pros Mark Ballas and Chelsie Hightower. Selena wore a cute red sleeveless cocktail dress with little cut-outs giving volume to the skirt. No sign of Selena’s boyfriend, Justin Bieber. Again, tears.
Behind-the-scenes videos: ABC gave cameras to the stars and asked them to tape themselves outside the studio. Kirstie didn’t want to deal with it. Petra Nemcova beat up partner Dmitry Chaplin in a car. Hines flew his son in for his birthday so they could go to Disneyland. Kendra Wilkinson shot footage of her son drooling into her eye; she also accused her husband, Hank, of having bad breath. We see Sugar Ray Leonard’s son mimic his dad’s dance moves. Wendy filmed her trip from L.A. to New York to tape her show. Chelsea Kane & Mark Ballas created a song that she says they’ll dance to next week. Ralph Macchio ended up taping his own naked butt, which was wisely blurred out with a Mirror Ball.
Pros weigh in on competitors: Since the pairs seem so evenly matched, the pros weighed in on the stars. Cheryl Burke says Ralph has the energy of a 20-year-old. Karina loves Kirstie for moving her booty. Kym says Kirstie is flirtatious with Maks and just adorable. Louis is surprised to see Chelsea take such risks. Anna says she wouldn’t be able to keep up with Mark’s choreography as well as Chelsea does. Karina says Romeo’s swagger enters the room five minutes before he does. Mark says if Wendy gets her technique down she has potential to improve. Tony says Sugar Ray feeds off the crowd. Maks says Ray is all performance, but Anna is so good at technique they are a great combination. Anna says Petra has arms and legs that go for miles and she knows how to use them to her advantage. Karina says when Petra dances you really emotionally connect with her. Tony is surprised that someone with a bulky body like Chris Jericho can move like he does. Dmitry says Kendra is very athletic and can keep up well. Chelsie says you wouldn’t expect Hines to be as bubbly and charismatic as he is.
Who goes home? At the end of the show, Wendy & Tony, Kendra & Louis and Chris & Cheryl were declared “in jeopardy.” Kendra & Louis were announced safe and the “bottom two” were revealed to be Chris & Cheryl and Wendy & Tony. But there was never really any doubt about who would have the lowest combined total of judges’ scores and viewer votes.
Wendy’s parting words: Brooke said Wendy is the only contestant who had to travel across the country each week to tape her show. Wendy said she’s probably the busiest person in terms of flying back and forth. She also has a marriage and a child and a litany of other things. She thanked the judges and Tony for teaching her how to dance. “‘Cause despite stereotypes, this is one black girl who can’t even do the running man!” She ended the show by waving and talking to fans in the audience. No final dance?