November 4th, 2009
10:43 AM ET

Star gets surprise on 'DWTS' elimination

“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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    March 31, 2012 at 4:12 am | Report abuse |
  3. oliver twist

    Hey I think it is all contrived bs honestly but the bod you get when you dance your buns off is delectable.

    Had to have a good laugh at Jenickki's
    comment of being a former dancer
    you are so full of it-You were never a
    dancer like the ppl on dwts-if you are all
    of these great things that you profess why
    are you still stuck in your hokey pokey town
    with your menial job?

    Wait......she'll have an answer for that she has
    and answer for everything.

    Love the Don
    hope he wins it is long over due
    and they call it puppy love.................

    November 5, 2009 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. naj

    Well said Beavis!!

    November 5, 2009 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. barbara goldsmith

    Love the show! It is pure entertainment. Yes, I find Donny a little annoying but I think he has done great! Yes, Aaron is a bit of a cry baby but also has done great! Kelly should be out next in my opinion.
    She is very nice but not great! Mya is very good and so is Joanna.
    Please keep this program on for a long time!

    November 5, 2009 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Stormy

    Mya is the BEST by far. Donny is very good also. Technique not perfect but makes up for it with how well he sells the dance. Aaron is actually a better dancer but worse performer, and the public doesn't seem to care for his personality much. That's my order... Mya, Donny, Aaron. I ADORE Kelly, though she's not technically as good and her nervousness shows a lot... I'm SO proud of the improvement and strength she has shown and her smile absolutely lights up the room! Joanna has seen some better and worse days... overall pretty good but not great and Derek's choreography and leading have kept her in it. I think that the eliminations so far have been pretty fair. Maybe would have preferred a slightly different order, but nothing has happened that's ridiculous or scandalous.

    November 5, 2009 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobby

    he should have been made to dance a different dance also not the same one that he got such good scores with, I agree he is a arrogant (i dont know what to call his music) muscian and i think he belives that he should win. I believe Donny is a good dancer, havent made my mind up about kelley yet (but she has nice legs)

    November 5, 2009 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Nonienoo

    I agree that Aaron is not likable & that Derek is one of the greatest dancers and his choreography is outstanding but on a whole this season is not terribly interesting. The celebrities are as Bruno says about Kelly, "beige". The least entertaining season so far.

    November 5, 2009 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  9. Kim

    I think so much of the so called bad dances are bsed on the music...some of the music they play is not for the dance is played with....the play slow songs for fast dances....

    I love the show...but I fast forward through the judges anymore especially Len...their comments are just plain mean and un called for...these are people who don't dance, competeing for the first time in a dancing event and trying something's for fun....The judges have taken so much fun out of it....they all want to be Simon .

    November 5, 2009 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  10. Kevin Knapp

    Aaron Carter? I thought his was "Dancing with the STARS"?

    November 5, 2009 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  11. Steve-O

    I wanted Mark to stay, because Lacy is SMOKIN!!!!

    November 5, 2009 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  12. KTGirl

    Personally I think that any of the couples who have been affected by the flu should be exempt from being voted off that week. I think Aaron has been behaving like a child as other posters have noted. I commend Donny for hanging in there this past week through his illness, but think if this is not addressed, all anyone will have to do is stay well and they will win. In fairness, how would Aaron, Mya, Kelly, or Kym do if they all had 3 different partners in one week.

    Kudos to Mark for being an example of Class when he was voted off.

    Shame on the producers for allowing illness to have a negative effect on the outcome of the show!

    November 5, 2009 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  13. whatever

    The little weenie Aaron needs to be removed from the show.

    November 5, 2009 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  14. Cathy

    I think Derek and Joanna will win. Runners up will be Dimitry (he's adorable) and Mya..........third place will be either Donny and Kym or Kelly and Louie. Both Donny and Kelly have improved.......especially Kelly. I'm so happy for her to have had this experience and she's done very well.......won't win......but has done very well. I just cannot stand Aaron and Karina. Aaron is spoiled......Karina is a wonderful dancer but she too acts spoiled. By the way.....Aaron can't hold a candle to Maks........he's tops as far as I'm concerned. I never can watch the "Star" he dances with for watching him!!!!!! I think Aaron will get the boot because of his attitude. It's unfair because they should vote on his dancing.....but they vote against him because they don't like him. In all respect that is not fair.

    November 5, 2009 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  15. cindy

    Aaron does not have enough fan support , despite the fact that the judges are happy with his work.

    November 5, 2009 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
  16. Brendolyn

    Personally I am not an Aaron Carter fan. He lost my interest when he was crying backstage earlier in the season. Seriously, grab a pair, put on your big boy chonies, and get out there. I believe in giving credit where it's due and I do think he danced well Monday night. However, I don't think one good performance should have been enough to keep him in the competition. He's much too inconsistent. I really feel that Mark and Michael captured the essence of the show by contnually improving every week. I'm so disappointed that they were both dropped. It remains to be seen if the judges got it right by keeping Aaron in the competition. I think ultimately they'll regret their choice.

    November 5, 2009 at 5:47 am | Report abuse |
  17. Julie in Illinois

    I never heard of a lot of these celebrities before, but I enjoy watching them dance all the same. Go Kelly, I like seeing someone gaining confidence! Great job!

    November 5, 2009 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  18. DeeWA2009

    Aaron is ANNOYING!!!!! And the vein in his forehead.... YUUKKKYYYY. I especially turned anti-aaron when he made remarks about Maksim Chmerkovskly. That REALLY IRKED me. Like he could be even in the same league as Maksim. Probably because he's paired with Karina.

    PLUS, I am a HUGE Mya fan. Have been for years. She's a cutie.

    November 4, 2009 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Christa

    Kelly is my fave and I am thrilled she has made it to the final 5. I dont think she will win it all but she has done well. She is good. I cant wait for the whiney wuss Aaron to go. If we could vote people off I would be making that call.

    November 4, 2009 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Kay

    If and when Brett Favre retires, he is the next NFL player that I would like to see as a dancer on the show.

    November 4, 2009 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  21. money

    I think the dance off should be the same type of dance for both pairs. As far as Aaron goes, he is gone because he got a near perfect score and was still in the bottom 3? The nation does not like him, nor do they like that bi#$h he is dancing with. By by Aaron. Thank goodness because he is iritating to look at and listen to.

    November 4, 2009 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  22. charlie

    The team paso was just painful to watch – it doesn't surprise me that the bottom three were on that team. Mark lost out because he had to dance with someone else on short notice – thought it might give hime a bye, but no. Such is reality TV.

    November 4, 2009 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  23. cindistahl

    I am happy Aaron is dancing next week, he has entertaining experience and proven to be a great dancer. Mark is in the food network business and it is clear his priority is not dancing so it is his week to go.

    November 4, 2009 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Beavis

    Cheezy or not, this is just a fun show for the entertainment value only. It's something the whole family can watch (well, except when Bruno gets a little carried away). So cheer your favorites and enjoy a couple of hours of getting away from the real world.........

    November 4, 2009 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Chris from NJ

    I think Aaron won the dance-off, but Kelly should have been in it from the get-go. Aaron & Mark are both better dancers than her, but I understand the popularity thing. And what does Len have against Mya? She's obviously the best out there, and all he does is criticize her. He's constantly giving her low scores, and hardly ever has a nice word to say. Whatever. I feel it will be Mya & Dimitry, Joana & Derrick (he's the best, she's a phony), and Donny & Kim in the finals.

    November 4, 2009 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  26. lyns

    I hope Mya/Demitry, Kelly/Louie and Donny/Kym make it to the finals. I am not a fan of Aaron or Joanna. I think Derek can dance well but Joanna just bugs me for some reason (can't put my finger on it).

    November 4, 2009 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Lynn

    People people people. it's all about fan base. you can almost pinpoint who will go because of their fans or lack thereof. except that is with the dance off.

    what I want to know is who picks the music? how can an amateur be expected to do a paso doble to a rock number? particulary when they have no dance experience. you need to feel the music and that just doesn't work.

    November 4, 2009 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  28. LAL

    Aaron comes across arrogant and spoiled who turns into a crybaby when he gets a bad review.

    November 4, 2009 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Gloria Torres

    I believe that Mya is the best dancer on DWTS. I think Len is way too harsh on her, He keeps complaining about the theatrics in their dancing routine but she is not the one who stages it (I think?). Anyway, I hope she wins but as we all know it is not always the best dancer who wins – it can be the person with the biggest fan base.

    November 4, 2009 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Sharon Williams

    Donny is my pick along with Mya. Aaron needs to go as does Kelly.

    November 4, 2009 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Rose

    I agree with Pam.

    November 4, 2009 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Pam

    Actually, Aaron's jive was better than Mark's cha cha. It was fully impact all the way, where Mark had some moments where he just stood and assisted Lacey. Mark was not 100% involved in the dance like Aaron was. I think the fact that the judges were unanimous in their decision says it all.

    November 4, 2009 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Mya

    I think last night elimination was fair. Aaron and Karina danced very well and Mark wasn't up to the judges' standard. I agree Donny is not the greatest dancer. However, Judges are soft on him. My favorite is Mya and demitri. I hope they win. DWTS is dancing with the STARS not DWTP (politicians). ABC should be aware to chose the right people according to the title which is Dancing with the STARS (I am emphasing ). The scoring system should be modified. They should take an account of Judges' score every week and eliminate the viewers' score.

    November 4, 2009 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Debra R

    It you do not like "cheezy shows" why are you wasting your time posting? Gotcha!

    I would love to see Mark Harmon, Trace Adkins and Jesse Martin on the next shows

    November 4, 2009 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Carol W.

    I thought that Aaron showed a lot of maturity when he turned in a great performance last night knowing that he had not received the votes from the audience. I wish that Mark was still in the competition, but he is not quite at good as Aaron. The only remaining couple who I don't think belongs in the final is Kelly and Louis. Kelly is likable, but I don't think she has shown much improvement since the first night when she did a charming waltz.

    November 4, 2009 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Anna

    I have to agree with Andrea. I'm not a super fan of Aaron or anything, but i don't see how he's arrogant. It looks like he's truly enthusiastic and passionate about getting the dances right and doing his best to win the competition. I haven't seen a single instance where he seemed to think he's above or better than anyone. He's never had an attitude or talked back to the judges and always takes constructive criticism with respect. When he does well by the judges, he gets super excited, but that's not arrogance. And when he doesn't do well at all, he gets upset – and thats because he really puts his heart into the dancing. Anyway...good luck to him.

    I definitely think Kelly should have left a long time ago – can't dance to save her life. I know she's nice and sweet, but – come on. Joanna is only ok at the foxtrot/waltz dances – none of her latin dances were good. But Derek is amazing so people vote for him just to see him til the end.

    PS. Why are the judges so harsh on Mya? I think all of her dances have been very good, in both, technique and performance. But they keep giving her average scores...

    November 4, 2009 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Nadine

    Let's face it – it is about popularity not dancing. If it were about dancing then people who obviously have no rhythmn, flair or musicality would be gone. It is a Hollywood thing – popularity and voting, not talent. Typical.

    November 4, 2009 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Anthony B.

    please get out of the house people.

    November 4, 2009 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Cate

    Mark is very likable. Aaron is not.
    This is a show based on likeability and popularity – both of which Aaron struggles with. He won't last another week.
    Finals: Derek/Joanna, Donny/Kym (finally Kym has a strong partner!), and I think it's a toss up between Dmitry/Mya and Louie/Kelly. Mya is a better dancer, but Kelly has a strong following.
    It's all fun.

    November 4, 2009 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Lou

    You people have to much time on your hands if you don't have anything better to do than debate over who should be eliminated from a cheesy, amateur hour, TV show.

    November 4, 2009 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Andrea

    I just don't see the arrogance that everyone is saying about Aaron. I think he's a great dancer and wants to do well. Whoever goes home at this point it will be sad. All that are left are good and some better. I'm a Mya supporter but it's anyone's guess who will win. Good luck to all of them.

    November 4, 2009 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Sharon

    I wish Mark would have stayed longer. Donny is a "showman" only his technique (or lack of it) is starting to show, hopefully he will be out soon. Donny is almost as annoying as Marie was. Aaron and Karina are both so "above it all". Karina while an awesome dancer, has such an attitude and always has, Aaron is the same way, they think "very Highly" of themselves and need to be brought down a few Notches. Kelly is cute, but probably will not last long, although, thank goodness she is more popular that Aaron. I think the final three will be: Derek and Joanna, Mya And Dimetry, and ...Donny and Kym (just because he is "Donny Osmond").

    November 4, 2009 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Simo

    I think it is silly to judge based on choreography. The stars seem to have little or no say in it. The stars should be judged on the execution of the choreography they are given which I think puts Mark above any other man on the show and most of the women. They give him way to many kung fu tricks (speaking as someone who trains the same art), but the dancing he got to do was done well. He is certainly superior to Donny, Kelly and I think Joanna, who doesn't seem to know how to move her hips at all. Aaron was the one guy who I thought would give Mark some competition, and I still think Mark executed a higher percentage of his dances better. Aaron seems to only be good at dances with fast footwork. Mark excelled even at the 2-step, which shocked me! Definitely not his personality at all!

    November 4, 2009 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  44. soup10

    Why is Kelly Osbourne still on this show? She is too nervous and dances like a wooden soldier!

    November 4, 2009 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Kate

    Aaron is a smug wuss. He cries when he gets low scores, he cries when he gets good scores. He lands in the bottom three after being second on the judges leaderboard, that has to say something about the amount of his public support. He won't make it past next week.

    November 4, 2009 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  46. jenickki

    Sadly, I believe this season of DWTS is a popularity contest. If the fans vote, people stay. If the fans would have voted last night, Aaron would be going home.

    I liked Mark. I had hoped he would stay longer. I honestly thought they would be sending Kelly home. However, she has a huge fan base.

    I am not a fan of Aaron and Karina, I think they both need some Prozac or something to slow down. However, the dances that they do are technically accurate (former dancer) and as much as I want to dislike them; they are getting the job done. Do I think they will win? No.

    Derrick and Joanna. I love Derrick, incredible dancer and WOW when it comes to choreography, it's insane, Joanna on the other hand..just not crazy about her. I think she is trying to hard to be sweet or something?

    Sadly, it was a double elimination so 2 people had to leave. I think your top 3 are going to be Donny & Kim, Mya & Demitery, and JoAnna & Derrick. Kelly just won't get the votes towards the end, I like her; I just don't see it happening.

    November 4, 2009 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Miguel

    I think the right contestants were eliminated. Aaron is in trouble, though. His performances are always a little over the top and erratic. When he dances, he can be all over the place. Very likeable, but I think his days are limited. I see Mya and Donny in the finale.

    November 4, 2009 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Michelle R

    Mark's dancing although fun and entertaining to watch it had too many acrobatic moves and not enough dance in the choreography . I'm not a fan of Aaron's, he's a bit too whiny/arrogant for me, but the choreography was filled with more dancing and the quality of the choreography was slightly better. It's sad to see a nice guy like Mark leave but he had not shown the quality of dancing to be able to win.

    November 4, 2009 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Anna

    Aaron was way better than Mark in their dance-off – and that's why he was picked by the judges..
    The judges know a better dancer when they see one and that's who they would pick, why would the pick somoone "more popular"? Never even heard of Mark before the show. He seems nice but has no dance skills, while Aaron has been improving every week.
    The judges definitely made the right choice.

    November 4, 2009 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  50. anna

    aaron wont last past next week. he is coming off as almost arrogant , plus i cant forget how annoying he was when he sang , it was terrible.

    November 4, 2009 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Debra R

    Fair. If the fans want to keep Aaron, they are going to have to vote for him. No one is safe.

    November 4, 2009 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  52. Simo

    I think it is absurd that Mark wasn't picked by the judges! Personally, I thought his cha-cha was better, although I could see they were close. However, for Aaron to be in the bottom 3 and Mark not to be the lowest, Mark must have had WAY more votes then Aaron. That combined with the difficulties Mark suffered this week and his obvious talent, should have kept him in the show. If the dance-off is that close the judges should pick the more popular and more talented dancer! I will stop watching the show now that Mark is off. It makes me so annoyed that untalented dancers like Kelly and Donny (sorry, I like him too, but he's not that good at dancing!) are still on the show. Even the swimsuit model can't seem to move her hips as well as Mark! How ridiculous.

    November 4, 2009 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |

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