November 4th, 2009
10:43 AM ET
“Iron Chef’s” Mark Dacascos and former Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin didn’t look surprised to be in the bottom three on “Dancing with the Stars” Tuesday night.
Singer Aaron Carter, on the other hand, looked stunned.
Just the day before, he received two perfect scores for an energetic jive that got rave reviews from the judges. Carter, who has been struggling so far in the competition, seemed ecstatic.
Fast-forward to elimination night and the mood was quite different. The singer couldn’t seem to believe that he would either be cut right away or have to fight to stay in the show in a dance off.
Irvin was the first celebrity to be shown the door, which left Carter and Dacascos to battle it out for a spot in the competition.
Dacascos, who was pummeled by the judges on Monday for his samba, performed the cha cha for the dance off, which judge Len Goodman called “top notch.” (Judge Bruno Tonioli expressed his admiration by throwing in a “Hollywood Madam” Heidi Fleiss reference, which left the audience stunned for a moment.)
Carter did another great jive, which tipped the scales in his favor and meant he could stay in the competition - for now.
What did you think of the results?
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