April 11th, 2012
12:21 PM ET
It was a rather confusing elimination night on Tuesday's "Dancing with the Stars."
A few of the celebrities, Katherine Jenkins in particular, needed clarification (more than once) that they were safe, courtesy of a loud, overzealous audience.
The "Dance Duel," promoted last week, didn't occur. ABC says the dance-off between couples with the lowest viewer vote totals will actually begin next week. And one of the show's more popular celebrities got the boot.
Sherri Shepherd was the third celebrity voted off the series last night, following Monday's flat tango that confused and disappointed judges and fans. Despite her departure, Shepherd said she enjoyed her experience.
"That thing that scares you the most, that makes you say 'I don't know if I can do it, I'm scared,' run towards it," Shepherd told host Tom Bergeron, "It's so amazing on the other side."
Melissa Gilbert did not appear on the show after suffering a mild concussion in a dance floor fall Monday. Both Bergeron and pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy told fans that Gilbert will be able to compete next week.
"[Melissa's] a fighter, a trooper," Chmerkovskiy told Bergeron. "She's looking forward to next week, but she's a little sedated so she doesn't know what she's looking forward to."
Gilbert and the other celebrities will tangle with Latin dances next week.
What did you think of last night's elimination? And what are your thoughts on Melissa Gilbert continuing to compete despite her mild concussion?
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