Brandy's 'DWTS' boot - anyone else 'outraged'?
November 17th, 2010
12:13 PM ET

Brandy's 'DWTS' boot - anyone else 'outraged'?

Brandy Norwood - and Jennifer Grey’s partner, Derek Hough, whose mouth literally hung open as the results were announced – weren’t the only ones caught off guard by her “Dancing With the Stars” exit – some fans are also wondering why Brandy’s leaving and not Bristol Palin. (According to TMZ, one guy even shot up his TV because he was so angry with Palin's performance on Monday.)

CNN iReporter Kathi Cordsen, who says she’s “extremely upset” with the results, adds that “All season long Bristol Palin was in last place from the judges except maybe one time. For the last six shows she has been in last place. She is a darling girl and her dancing has improved quite a bit but she has made it so other dancers have been voted out. Why? How?”

On Monday's show, Brandy's Argentine tango with partner Maks Chmerkovskiy garnered 57 points, while Bristol landed on the bottom with 53 points. Jimmy Kimmel, who had Brandy and Maks on his show last night, called it an "outrage."

“We have to start coming to the realization that Bristol Palin is invincible. She can’t be destroyed. She’s like a no fun version of Charlie Sheen,” Kimmel quipped during his monologue. Although Bristol has denounced the rumors that political allegiances are what's keeping her on the show, that hasn't stopped some entertainment observers from questioning how, exactly, she's winning over so many votes.

One "DWTS" viewer even wrote on CNN's Facebook fan page that he thought ABC was having folks dial the wrong number to vote for Brandy. "Dancing with the Stars SCAM!!!! Something went WRONG!!! The number that was given out to vote for Brandy went to someone's HOUSE! The lady that answered said that her phone has been ringing non stop with people casting votes for Brandy because Dancing With The Stars gave out the wrong number!!!"

ABC, however, told CNN in a statement that "considering the phone number is toll free," the network "can't imagine" such an occurrence happening, and is unsure of "how this would be valid in any way.”

Another iReporter, Omekongo Dibinga from Washington D.C.  isn’t buying the theory that Bristol Palin outlasting many on “DWTS” means there’s a conspiracy afoot.

“Really, people? Is this how low we’ve become that we want to politicize a dance show? What show that has people voting is not political…what show is about talent these days?” he queries, pointing to Sanjaya’s run on “American Idol.”

Either way, iReporter Cordsen predicts that "IF Bristol wins it all, 'Dancing With The Stars' will have just destroyed their entire show."

You agree?

Filed under: Dancing With The Stars • television

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  11. Bob

    , Bristol Palin should have been eliminated long ago, no she did not deserved to be in the final , several dancers were much better than her,,,and i'm a professional. even if she is a good looking girl, pretty face, she is too heavy not flexible enough. The ONLY EXPLANATION.... is that the tea party and..her mother's friends called and voted to keep her afloat.
    This is to show you how politics are "honest..." It was very disapointing.. it is a good thing that finally Jennifer won, she absolutly deserves it.

    November 24, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  12. jay clay

    I word on the streets is the tea party has railroads DWTS their website tells how to vote and vote multiple times it politics not talent

    November 23, 2010 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  13. Nisha

    political,racial, dont kno. i said b4 i tried votin 4 brandy n kyle. it said the# was incorrect check it n dial again, so i did. after callin 20tms 4 both of them, i got the same mess. i would choose political over racial because i also tried 2 vote 4 JEN n got that mess. i'll admit i gave BP a vote because honestly i called her# n it went through. Sorry 2 any1 who gets upset about that, i did it proved something was wrong. it reminded of what my grandma use 2 say. Sometimes good ppl have 2 go n2 dark places 2 find the truth n i believe i did. Im startin 2 think moma P is over n the corner ballin her fist up n pointin at the judges. i've heard them get harsh, they seem sacred of her, n i dont care who doesn't like it, truth hurts. i voted 4 the president,They THINK he's doin a bad job n want him out, we SEE she's bad WE WANT HER OUT. if they vote like this 4 a show, wait til election time when they try 2 take over.those who r upset now, HOPE U VOTE WHEN IT COUNTS. N PRAY ITS COUNTS WHEN WE VOTE.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Maria

    wow, all the bah humbugs. Thank the public you guys are the ones that are keeping these people on here due to popularity.

    November 22, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  15. linda

    What is wrong with you people? Is everything conspired? Bristol won, get over it.

    November 22, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  16. Nisha

    Brandy should b on the show. i was told some ppl believe the show gave the wrong number 4 her n it was someones home number. the show says thats impossible because its a 800 number. this is the 1st time i ever got into the show. I was all 4 any of the top 3 dancers winning. when i tried 2 vote 4 brandy n kyle i kept gettin a machine tellin me that it was not a number that could b reach. it said 2 check the number n dial again, which i did believin it was my fault. when i checked the i realized it was the right number so i tried it again several times n got the same message 4 brandy. So i tried kyle's number n got that message. After callin each about 15 times the machine then said that i reached my limit on votes. This was funny because the DWTS machine never came on. i believe something was up wrong n i would lov 2 tell the show just that. i'll say this i've voted every Yr since i was 18. come election time i'll fight 2 make sure my votes r counted if i have 2.DWTS was shaky, but some politicians r worse.

    November 21, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Name*Calli

    IT IS AN OUTRAGE! BRISTOLIS A SWEET GIRL....BUT TALENT WISE, She should have been off the show weeks ago. Her mother is using her daughter being on the show for her own gain. DWTS needsto change the votiing system. The judges score needs to be the main scoring, callers ONLY getting 5 or so votes per nite. & ONLY Being able to call in when the last dance has finished. This week in particular has made the show a joke!

    November 21, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  18. jan small

    Since only God can judge our actions, I believe we should leave both Bristol and Brandy's past alone. Are any of us without sin? I think not. I have watched DWTS for years and voting has NEVER been a problem. If your phone didn't work you could have gone on line @ to vote. Don't take your frustations out on Bristol, she's just a young woman trying to get on with life. It can't be politics because 99%of T.V. People are Democrats. Perhaps if all the people who wrote in this blog would take that passion and energy and apply it to improving America and our political system, we wouldn't be in the position we're in today. This is just tv folks. It's not life or death. Those of you who elected to post hurtful remarks about anyone should ask God for forgiveness.

    November 21, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  19. maurice carson

    Really, is there ANY INTEGRITY left in America? If anyone has viewed the actual performances of both dance team, and you feel that Pain should have won. Please look in the mirror and be HONEST with yourself.

    November 21, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Nyla

    Brandy was better.
    Bristol needs to go. She can't dance, she's not a star.

    November 21, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Co Record

    I tried to vote for Jennifer and Derek by AT&T but my call was DIVERTED each time I called so I ended up voting for no one!!!!!!!!!!

    November 20, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Maris

    I don't know but I like Bristol. I disliked Brandy, her faces were stupid. People would say Bristol made weird faces but Brandy's were worse. I voted for Bristol and I'm glad she made it through and Brandy didn't. I do think Brandy was the best dancer there but why did she go home and not kyle massey or jennifer gray? It's all based on who the viewers like more.

    November 20, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  23. nikki

    People are abusing there kids and your doing nothing, people are out of work starving and your doing nothing, people are homeless you do nothing, glad there is time for dancing with the stars .Be productive!

    November 20, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  24. nikki

    Your all pretty sad grow up it's a t.v. show, don't watch it, maybe you should be watching the news and you should all care so much about real life issues!

    November 20, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  25. lol at these people

    "I have no doubt there was a problem with the phones. I also have no doubt that the “tea party” is behind this. I agree 100% that if Bristol takes this the show will have lost it’s integrity. Yes it’s a fan base, but when you can’t get through on the number that should be investigated. I don’t think Brandy and Maks should have left last night. Bristol isn’t bad but she in no way compares to Brandy."


    Ya. The tea party's behind everything right. Just because Sarah Palin's daugheter was chosen to be on DWTS doesn't mean it's some political stunt. And having her win is not going to prove anything political.

    Some people like Karen who posted this earlier, are absolute idiots.

    November 20, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Tiffany

    The only reason I know Bristol sucks is because my mom still watches DWTS's. I stopped watching several seasons ago. The only one I caught a glimpse of was with Nicole Sweinzingger and I thought that was a great & accurate person to win. But for the most part people vote for who they like, not on the actual talent. That's what happening with Bristol. There is several stars I like, but at the end of the day if they can't dance I'm not voting for them. What's the sense of having judges. Waste of money and time.

    November 20, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  27. fafa

    I along with my entire family believe that something is terribly wrong with the whole thing. It reminds me of the game show scandal of the 50s. The cheats were eventually found out. Try to keep it honest if you possibly can.

    November 20, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Azia

    Look the little lady can not I repeat Can Not Dance....It's a SCAM!!!_-TALK JUST SUMCHEATERS.....

    November 20, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  29. criss

    If Bristol can garner this much attention on a dance show...I predict President Bristol Palin in 2036. every thing I read is about her...every thing on the entertainment shows is about her. Bristol is a STAR/CELEBRITY because you made her one. There is no going back now Bristol is here to stay. She is the biggest ratings star to ever hit DWTS. And to top it all off she is a beautiful young woman with class that most of you envy. DID YOU NOTICE HOW IMPRESSED THE PRO CARRIEANN WAS WITH BRISTOL. Thank you Bristol for conducting yourself with such grace/dignity.

    November 20, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  30. txearlybird

    I stopped watching after the monkey suit ... will NEVER watch that show again.

    November 20, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  31. rochell

    Bristol is such a STAR that she is all any one of you can talk about. and if it is a popularity contest as so many say, that certainly does say much for other stars on the show. all of you need to stop all this insane hatred of a young girl.

    November 20, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  32. MonEE

    Its funny how some people are commenting in a political way! Peoples comments regarding Bristol are true! Why is she still on the damn show! She sucks and there has to be some politicle reason why she is still on the show! I say to all of you who don't agree with how sucky she is vote for someone else and post the number to have your friends call and vote for someone else rather than her on facebook! Bristol does not deserve to be on the show any longer and she has not improved her dancing either. If she has she wouldn't be on the bottom every week!

    November 20, 2010 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  33. Nurse Jo

    Why beat up on the poor girl's (Bristol) character? So what if you don't like her mother or family issues, she is up there on that stage in front of millions of viewers dancing her best! How many people criticizing her are up there doing it??? Put yourself out there. If you haven't danced in someone else's shoes, who are you to judge???

    November 20, 2010 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
  34. RMA52


    November 20, 2010 at 5:07 am | Report abuse |
  35. Judy


    November 20, 2010 at 3:06 am | Report abuse |
  36. Nana

    Wonder why media and fans r ignoring impact of vote4theworst group support for BP?

    November 19, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  37. rochell

    Best season ever....A STAR is Born! Bristol is such a breath of fresh air. this beautiful young girl has captured the people's hearts. quit being such mean, ugly bullies with zero tolerance. Hope Bristol does good next week so i can vote for her again.

    November 19, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Sharon

    I and done with DWTS...keeping Bristol is plain WRONG. There's no way in hell that she should still be on. I hope the husk young man or Jennifer wins. You know what now that I think about...ABC will be loosing lots viewer if this shame doesn't stop. ABC who do think will watching next season......No F~ing body. Don't under estimate American....a boycott of ABC and it's sponsers are clearly in order. Play fair you ignorant fools...yeah I'm mad as hell and will never view it again...I'm done and so are ABC..really means A lready B een C ancelled...ha. Sip on this cup of Tea(Party).

    November 19, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  39. babycelebs411

    not very talented, why is she still in the show is beyond my understanding. On the subject of DWTS, former champion Kristi Yamaguchi and our post on her daughter's birthday celebration and a little twist:

    November 19, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  40. Ray Seguin

    /if bristo wins dwts takes it all I will never watch it a gain. She should thank her mon every week for keeping her in it.
    She should have went home the scond week of the show.

    November 19, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  41. michelle


    November 19, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  42. michelle


    November 19, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  43. Crystal

    So Bristol is a "star" because she's had an illegitimate child...if that's the case I know a million other "stars" who should be on the show. DWTS is a joke and obviously fixed. But hey, money talks and I'm sure her dearest mommy payed a pretty penny to make sure her daughter wins. Nice job ABC. You've lost a fan.

    November 19, 2010 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
  44. layne

    I think its absolutely ridiculous that bristol palin is still on dwts. Like everyone has said she's not a star!!! N she can't dance even though she deserves an A for effort n determination she's just not good enough to win in my opinion. If the voting was fair she would have been voted off right after that monkey dance. If jennifer or kyle doesn't win I'm done wit dwts! Its just ridiculous. N unfair to those who actually have talent. She's boring to watch n her mother's face annoys me! They don't kno just how many viewers they will lose if that girl wins...smh

    November 19, 2010 at 4:43 am | Report abuse |
  45. RMA52


    November 19, 2010 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
  46. my opinion

    It was rigged.

    November 19, 2010 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  47. jl

    it was rigged.

    November 19, 2010 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
  48. Tracy B.

    I am SEVERELY outraged that Bristol Palin not only beat Brandly, but is also in the Top 3! Are you kidding me?!? I am absolutely done with this show. Some people are trying to defend her saying that she's come along way... She's improved, yadda, yadda... Come on! This is ridiculous! So you mean to tell me that "improvement" outweighs actual talent? Gimme a friggin break! The voting method is seriously flawed. There are seriously people who don't even watch the show, but wait til it's over and vote for their favorites! And then people like me in California don't even get til the end of the show to vote, because it's on East Coast time! Geesh! I AM SERIOUSLY DONE WITH THIS SHOW! I WATCHED FOR THE DANCING, AND IT'S NOT ABOUT DANCING!!! GOODBYE, DWTS! FOR GOOD!

    November 19, 2010 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  49. Mary

    This happens every single year, rumors about voting being rigged. Florence Henderson stayed and didn't dance at all, while others were gone. This is and always has been a popularity contest. I wonder if all of the people not happy with the final 3 voted, if they had, they outcome may have been different.

    November 18, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  50. sandy

    it is sad because all the best dancers is gone .and the one that is so stiff !can't dance is still there.if bristol win the show will lose rating next year!!!

    November 18, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Deedra Miller

    Dear President Obama,

    Please give Alaska back to Canada & let them deal with the Palin's!!! That is all...

    November 18, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Jahaira Del Grosso

    If Bristol Palin I will probably never watch DWTS again
    She should've been gone a while ago

    November 18, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  53. priscilla zavala

    If Palin wins ... I will not watch DTWS again.

    November 18, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  54. AdnylO

    CNN is not just advocating and encouraging CYBERBULLYING, but also thinks its entertaining. Where then is the public outrage?

    November 18, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  55. AdnylO

    CNN, you filed this story and the comments under Entertainment. Yet, a lot of these comments are offensive, unpleasant, nasty, rude, mean spirited with hurtful contents, picking on specific individuals with the cruel intent to humiliate and upset them. CNN is now not just advocating CYBERBULLYING but
    Finding it

    November 18, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  56. april

    If the Tea Party manipulated the votes so Bristol could win then she need to be disqualified from the finals just like any athelete who is found cheating and replaced with Brandy. Neither can I understand why the voting starts before everyone has performed their dance. How can you possibly vote for the best when you haven't seen all performers? The voting need to begin when all have performed their dance not before.

    November 18, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  57. RMA52


    November 18, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  58. chico

    Ialso am very upset with the way this show has become rigged and NO bristol no talent cannot dance I've seen more talent from my 11 month baby and when did she become a star in the first place and without her moms name behind her come dwts get with it and get real

    November 18, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Glory

    I'm upset with the show. However I knew that night that Brandy was leaving. You can read the show. Last week she was in jeopardy and this week when they had Brandy and Bristol as the last two standing for the results. Please can someone tell me what made Bristol a STAR! Why wasn't her mother, Sarah Palin, chosen. Oh, because it wouldn't be right to have former Govenor, VP candidate. I say no more people votes. Its degrating to the Professional judges to give their feedback if it doesn't matter in the long run. If DWTS want to continue being a No 1 rating show, somthing will have to change because this week has brought it to low standards. I don't think they want this kind of reputation.

    November 18, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Glory

    I'm upset with the show. However I knew that night that Brandy was leaving. You can read the show. Last week she was in jeopardy and this week when they had Brandy and Bristol as the last two standing for the results. Please can someone tell me what made Bristol a STAR! Why wasn't her mother, Sarah Palin, chosen. Oh, because it wouldn't be right to have former Govenor, VP candidate. I say no more people votes. Its degrating to the Professional judges to give their feedback if it doesn't matter in the long run.

    November 18, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Fallowt

    Bristol is not a star. Stars do performances and show off their talents, thus becoming celebrities. Bristol's only talent is getting knocked up. On the other hand, they need to level the playing field by only inviting stars without dance experience. If these people currently on the show are the only ones that are accepting the offer, it's time to cancel the show due to lack of participation by the proper contestants.

    November 18, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Insult to injury - Probably boycote Dancing with the Stars

    The show is supposed to be about the best and not the improved. Why compete if it is a popularity contest. Make a Panel of the people voted off who are the swing vote to the finals..I also fault the judges who have in the past but forth coming when someone was not good enough to be in the final 10 let alone the final 4. This lets not hurt Bristol crap is not fair. It is a disgrace when the best dancer Brandy is eliminiated to a mediocre performer like Bristol Jacquie Brzeziknski

    November 18, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  63. sweetness

    if danceing with stars dont change and let the judges be judge i wont watch it again i think its so unfair a person that looks like dead weight being drag across the floor still be around and so many good dancers that spend all that time waste time for someone that cant dance at all.i think its only because of her mom she is still there and how can she smile knowing if she wins its only because of the teaparty sure is behind her.because it wont be on her dead weight on dance floor.i hope this ruin the show if she wins .

    November 18, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  64. Bill

    ABC ought to subject all votes to the same level of validation and verification, regardless of for whom they are cast. Then count the votes regardless of for whom they are cast. As far as I can tell that is exactly what they are doing. The fact that the peoples opinion often has differed from the judges opinion this season is irrelevant. I have never heard Bristol tell her followers to do anything other than vote for their choice. People who take a shotgun to Television because their dancer didn't win certainly seem to me like they are poor losers. So no, I'm not outraged at all. This is a TV show where the opinions of the people matter and are considered alongside the judges opinions. I would be interested in knowing the actual vote counts becasue the margin of victory would perhaps be telling. As far as I know the show only releases the standings , not the actual counts so you cannot tell if it was close or a landslide.

    November 18, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  65. Larry Thomas

    Hey, do the math. According to the ABC posted rules, the percentages of judges points are combined with the percentage of phoned/texted votes. That's a percentage of the TOTAL. The judges awarded 60, 58, 57, and 53 points (as I recall; I may be off a point or two). Brandy got 25.4 percent of the judges' 228 points, and Bristol got 23.2%. So, Bristol only needed to get 2.2% more of the phone-in votes (of the total) than Brandy got. Kyle's personalitymay have netted him some extra votes, which may have come at Brandy's expense (i.e., split the vote a la Ross Perot). Is Brandy a better dancer right now than Bristol? I think so. Is it so inconceivable that the vote swung by a little over two percent? Absolutely not! I DO think that Bristol has come a long, long way (kudos to Mark, BTW). On week 1, I pegged Bristol to leave in 2-3 weeks, tops. However, she has consistently done the work, and consistently improved. Don't discount her accomplishment. Until DWTS starts publishing ALL of the voting numbers, we'll never know for sure. They didn't even give us the "bottom two". It's possible that Bristol got 5% more votes than Brandy, and that Kylewas the second-lowest after the votes were counted in. Above all, though, remember - this is an entertainment show. Lighten up (and don't shoot the TV!)!!

    November 18, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  66. margie

    It's interesting to see the reaction to all of this. Based on the talent and backgrounds that DWTS selects each season one can usually tell who will be the top 3 from day one. Most of the "stars" they select are used to being "performers" of some nature. I just think America likes an underdog. Even though Jennifer and Brandy are the best dancers .. Max has his lack of followers and Jennifer's body is getting a bit tiresome as she always wines and then gets perfect scores. I would put it between Lyle and Bristol. Both have come a long way in their dancing from the beginning. The other 2 started off on a high note ... the percentage of improvement is not as high even if the quality is. After all isn't that what DWTS says they are all about??? Stay balanced folks!

    November 18, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  67. historian

    Don't libs love it when the undeserving underdog wins? Why all the talk of achievement? What about affirmative action? Where is all your lefty compassion? What hypocrits!

    November 18, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  68. bill singer

    Bristol is an all american girl and while not a professional performer like Brandy has developed her abilities. I truly believe that this show is about the ability of a person to develop their skills as a dancer. From where Bristal came from she has exceeded all the others. Brandy was a rock star who had people helping her learn to dance from the time she was Thirteen. How far did she really come

    November 18, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  69. dblzap

    Winning this for a palin is small potatoes compared to giving the GOP the house last week
    This just shows how powerful the palin tea party group of fascists are

    The others may as well pack it up and go home, talent has nothing to do in this contest

    November 18, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • LC

      FYI, Tea party members are not facists, anymore than all liberals are socialist. You should've have been taught when you were young that name calling isn't nice. Besides, this is JUST a TV show. So somebody is more popular than your favorite. I'm sorry but thats life. Stop pouting/whining and move on.

      November 18, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  70. kaylaa;*

    of course im outraged!!!! BRANDY is a WAY better dancer than BRISTOl! dnt get me wrong i liked bristol but i think she's only getting by because of who her ma sorry for feeling this way but thats how i feel. i just wish brandy was still on the show! (:

    November 18, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  71. NM

    Why do people even watch this circus!? It's ridiculous!

    November 18, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  72. Nighthhaaawk

    I think someone (or some community) is stuffing the ballot box!..remember this is a popularity contest, not a TALENT contest!!!

    November 18, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  73. jeannie

    Totally disgusted with the show. The judges should be able to over rule the public decision cause its so obvious that Brandy has mad talent and Bristol has none. Not watching the show anymore!

    November 18, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  74. Howard

    Want to know how Bristol keeps getting through?

    November 18, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  75. Suitearia

    I was as surprized as anyone that Bristol is in the finaly 3 and Brandy was voted off. I wish I could tell Brandy to come back Tuesday and dance your booty off showing America just how wrong they got it. This was clearly a demonstration of political pull. Bristol is a pawn in her mother's political machinations... DTW casting – I hope this is a lesson to you.

    November 18, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  76. diane

    This is absolutely ridiculous! Nothing against Bristol but there is no way she is a better dancer than Brandy! Brandy definitely got ripped off! Bristol should have been gone before Rick Fox, even before Audrina . This is so far fetched, it is still hard to believe. What did her mom do, get the whole state of Alaska to vote for her daughter? What a crock. If she wins, it was definitely fixed! Brandy you are still the bomb and you go Jennifer! Hope you win!

    November 18, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  77. dadturn


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  78. Chicago Big Jim

    All you nay payers "Move On". Adam Lambert did not win either. Where were you then? Shut up and enjoy the show or change the channel.

    November 18, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  79. The Truth

    Love it when people demand that these shows allow the public to vote for the winner, but complain when their favorite does not win. Democracy in action people, the moment you open up the decision process to the public instead of just experts in the field it becomes a popularity contest. Thats all the show is a popularity contest, I'm surprised it took this long for this to happen.

    November 18, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  80. Pat

    O.M.G. I think DWTS has suddenly slipped into an alternate universe... WHAT/WHO is voting for Bristol?????!!!!!!!!!! The girl has 0 personality and 0 dancing ability. If Bristol wins, this will probably be my last year watching DWTS... YOU DO ROCK, BRANDY. LOVE YA!!

    November 18, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  81. Ethel

    ....might as well have had Kate back on the that was a bad dancer. Bristol is not as bad but she is adorable and has the entire state of Alaska voting for is just a's not like cancer gets cured at the end of it...they get a freaking crystal ball for goodness sakes.

    November 18, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  82. SmileyBlossum

    I know, wouldn't it be so funny to find out that no one cheated, nothing was rigged, ABC played it straight and Bristol really did get more votes than Brandy? Gee, you wouldn't be able to rail against the establishment or blame G. Bush or say really nasty things about someone you don't even know. All I can say is judging by Brandy's reaction, she does not lose with grace. She had a perfect opportunity to show some style and grace and instead came off no better than the spiteful, need a life, taking this much too seriously people on this blog.

    November 18, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  83. Bananas

    Bristol should have been voted off after that monkey suit dance on TV week... there's "voting for the underdog" and "voting because you blindly worship her mom". Big difference.

    If it wasn't for her the notoriety of her mom, she wouldn't be on this... the show isn't called "Dancing with the Dermatologist Receptionists of Alaska", is it?

    November 18, 2010 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  84. Keepinitreal

    Democracy sucks when you realize the majority voted for another candidate and you KNOW your candidate is better. Deal with it!

    November 18, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  85. sprybrry

    Haw! Haw! Haw!
    I've never watched this show and never will,but it's so funny to see ya'll get your panties in a wad over a game show.Get a life people.

    November 18, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  86. LC

    Why is nobody outraged that Kyle is still on the show???? He is AWFUL to watch. Just a complete mess. Why didn't he go home instead of Brandy??? I'm so sick of seeing him jiggle around. Because this is a POPULARITY show. The piece on the auto accident killed Brandy's chances, along with Max's temper. Nothing to do with who deserves to be there. Bristol is a nice young girl that dated a dirtbag, has good dance technique when she doesn't mess up, and lots of people can relate to her – at least those who don't condemn her just for who her mother is. Brandy is sweet and talented, but it's harder to forgive a fatal car accident (even if she wasn't at fault) than a teenage pregnacy, and lets face it, she's not as popular as she used to be. And while I absolutely cannot stand to watch Kyle, he seems to have some appeal to viewers and a large fan base. Please people – GET OVER YOURSELVES! This is JUST A DANCE SHOW...not a presidential election. Cut the conspiracy theory crap and just accept that sometimes the person you don't want to get voted off will loose. I would have much perferred RIck to be in the final instead of Kyle, but you don't see me whining about it and claiming it was a conspiracy when he lost.

    November 18, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  87. Happy Feet

    We think that most Americans are fair and sophisticated with understanding and compassion and will always, when faced with a choice, DO THE RIGHT THING. But in reality we know that this is not true, were it so we would not know this family from Wasilla, Alaska. In desparation for victory people do desparate things, cheat, lie, steal and defame. Grant it, it's only a TV show but in America ours live often reflect what we see on stage and cinema and we react accordingly. Let this be a lesson to all of you who care how we are seen around the world There is a calculated plan to shine as much lught on this family as possible by individuals who only have one goal in sight and that goal is to win by any means neccessary and they have more money and influence than you and I will ever have. Our power lies within our vote and you must excersise this power, if not, your choice will be taken away and we will be faced with the questions of how and why has this happened. The Palins our flooding our airways because powerful people are behind them but the reality is the most powerful people in America are the voters. Don't let anyone steal your power VOTE

    November 18, 2010 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  88. Irritated

    I have felt and sympathized with many sides of comments posted here. First off, I don't think BP should have been on the show, but it's not the first time they've had political figures on it. Secondly, I agree she is much improved compared to the first dance she did. But I do not believe that she should be in the final.

    At this stage in the game we can all respect a "much improved dancer", but now it's time to move on to the winners, the ones who (improved or not) can actually compete. Whether they have a background in dance/music/acting or not, if they can compete and perform, THEY'RE the ones to be at the final. Not the most improved unless that improvement means they can compete competently (and IMO clearly BP cannot).

    I was so shocked when Brandy was booted I said I wasn't going to watch the show. But I will watch the finals and decide then. In the end, it comes down to votes and if the system is rigged and people abuse the system, it's par for the course in life. However, MY choice will be to not watch the show again again should BP win.

    And as for the comments about "voting for a killer" referring to Brandy's accident, or the derogatory comments about BP's weight or Jennifer's whining or whatever, lets get real here people. Talk about the relevant things, don't sink low. There's already enough of that garbage out there, this show is supposed to be entertaining. Lets keep it that way. Be passionate but make the conscious choice not to be mean.

    November 18, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  89. get a life





    November 18, 2010 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  90. Bill

    ABC ought to subject all votes to the same level of validation, regardless of for whom they are cast. Then count the votes regardless of for whom they are cast. As far as I can tell that is exactly what they are doing. The fact that the peoples opinion differs from the judges this season is irrelevant. I have never heard Bristol tell her followers to do anything other than vote for their choice. People who take a shotgun to Television because their dancer didn't win certainly seem like they are poor losers. So no, I'm not outraged at all. This is a TV show where the opinions of the people matter and are considered alongside the judges opinions.

    November 18, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  91. Ronald Raygun

    this is all as retarded as palins kid....

    November 18, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  92. Lisa

    No, I'm not outraged. I suspect many of the voters for these types of shows are not you and me, but pre-teens and others who are either too young or too old to know about Brandy. I don't think the tea party could care less aboout Bristol, especially since her pregnancy was a bit of an embarassment to the McCain campaign. It's just a show with rules that are such that talent is a minor component of the result. Americans need to focus their energy on other issues and just take the show for what it is...reality TV.

    November 18, 2010 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  93. marilyn

    why doesn't everyone just leave Bristol alone she is doing her best it is not her fault that Brandy got kicked off sure Brandy is a good dancer as a person I don't care for her she has no personality or anything Bristol got there the right way I am sure it is not political she has come a long way. I was shocked when Brandy got kicked off but that is how the show goes Bristol has come a long way since the beginning and she did it with Mark and herself so you can't blame Brandy getting kicked off on Bristol Face it Brandy is gone and Bristol is there and she could go all the way

    November 18, 2010 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  94. saavemee

    Most of these comments further validate the belief that humanity has been lost! To let yourself get so irrate over an "entertainment" show and belittle another human being is so sad. While I agree that Bristol is not in the same league as the other contestants, she still has just as much right to be there as anyone else. As a mother I tell my daughter to be the best she can be and she can accompish anything she sets her mind to.

    So to Bristol I say – you keep on doing what your heart desires and don't let anyone discourage you from trying!

    November 18, 2010 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  95. Lana

    It's a reality show, so what if Brandy got the highest Judges votes. It's up to the people to vote, did you? No, then why complain!!! As for me I can't stand either one of them, Bristol can't dance, but is trying. Brandy is a diva wanna be and thinks she deserves to win because of who she is...blah blah blah. I hope Jennifer or Kyle win, now they deserve the credit to win, they are performers who have grown with the dance! Personally I hope it is Kyle that wins!! But once again, if you don't like when things go your way and you don't vote....Change the channel people!!! Geesh

    November 18, 2010 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  96. Les

    If this is a show for dancers, wht did ABC invite Bristol? Maybe to embarrass her Mom? Whow, what a back fire on ABC.

    November 18, 2010 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  97. ellenln ln

    when kate g wasn't voted off the first week i was outraged ... now palin still in and brandy out????
    more than outraged .... something stinks big time .... no more dwts for me

    November 18, 2010 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  98. Joe

    Take a good look at most of the comments you see here. They are all not only negative but hateful. These people who are giving negative comments do not care about DWTS, its about anything good happening to Sarah Palin or anyone in her family. To them, because the people voted Brandy off the show,it must be a conspiracy theory. What these people are really venting about is their liberal politicans just got booted out of the Congress, this happened because of the good work of people like Sarah Palin. So now lets stick it to her daughter. If these people are so concerned about rigged votes they should inquire whats going on in Chicago with all the corrupt voting going on there. Of course this will not happen because the corrupting that is happening there is electing the people they want in office. So again, if we can't stop Sarah Palin, lets stop Bristol.

    November 18, 2010 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  99. tonihb

    This show is supposed to be for amatuers!. Brandy is an entertainer as is Jennifer, with the confidence and stage presence that usually goes with that. Bristol is NOT an entertainer and has improved greatly since the first show. Kyle has also improved and shows that he has learned a lot.. I did not think that this show was strictly for the best dancers, especially when they start out being good dancers..

    November 18, 2010 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
    • SandyB

      I thought Dancing With the STARS meant just that – STARS. Bristol is not a star, not in any sense. Don't know where the idea that it was for amateurs came about. Never heard the show described as Dancing with Amateurs.

      November 18, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  100. flalady

    Get a life people! There are more important things in the country right now than who wins a dance/popularity contest!

    November 18, 2010 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  101. kmp

    Here is a thought could people not be voting for Bristol but for her partner Mark? I love him his humor and overall his demenor.

    Personally I am shocked that Bristol is still on and and even given my previous statement I too think it is because of her moms supporters, but I have to hand it to her for doing this.

    November 18, 2010 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  102. helaine

    DWTS, shame on you to allow this travesty to keep happening eliminating the wrong contestants from Florence to Audrina to Rick now Brandy. If anything I've learned over watching week after week is that talent has nothing to do with it only political clout & race and I really feel it's time to boycott ABC for continuing this practice. Bristol should go home & parent her child, attend college because she needs to make a name for herself not ride on her mommy's coattail. Brandy, America knows you reallu deserved to be in the finals even the judges knew it & you'll emerge from this setback and your career will have a resurgence because of your talent not anyone's influence.

    November 18, 2010 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  103. Linda Dyer

    I am done watching DWTS. It is so disappointing when there are so many great dancers are on the show and week after week Bristol Palin keeps surviving, she isn't even a celebrity. Have we forgotten the name of the show?!!!!!!! Dancing with the STARS!!!!!!! I said I wasn't going to watch the show anymore when Donnie Osmond won. I have not watched DWTS ever since Rick Fox got the boot. None-the-less, I will never watch it again, which is so sad because I looked forward to watching every season. I hope this does shut the show down!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 18, 2010 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  104. Randall_Flagg


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  105. sSteve porter

    I'M outraged, that's for sure, which is why I quit watching the biased show two weeks ago. DWTS is being held hostage by Tea-Party dimwits!

    November 18, 2010 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  106. Al

    What the heck, just give the trophy to Bristal Palin. Don't even bother about competing in finals.

    November 18, 2010 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Linda

      My thoughts exactly!!

      November 18, 2010 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Beth

      Bristol Palin has a lot more strength than ANY of the public give her credit for and no, I'm not a Republican or Democrat. Politics is the farthest from my thoughts when watching the show. This young lady has taken more beatings from the public, yet with all decency she keeps her head up and smiles. The one to blame is the staff of DWTS's as they were the ones who chose those they want on the show. Think about it people Bristol was working at her job, doing her own thing when BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRING, "Hello, Bristol, this is..blah, blah, blah." Now did they not think it would cause such an uproar? You bet they did! All at the expense of a young lady who in my opinion has just opened up the world of dance to a whole new generation. Does she deserve to be in the final three? Or win? We'll let the American people decide, not those stuffy old judges who are witness to a young girl's transformation and willingness to keep on trucking. As I have noticed she has predicted she was going home long before now. Let's put the blame where it should be and that's on DWTS's staff. People stop beating up on a young girl who simply took up the offer. She could be just about anyone's daughter. I don't think I will tune in to DWTS's as of the end of this season for they have managed to cause it to become the biggest sham yet....and Bristol, thanks for showing our young people to be strong. Best of luck to all. (Oh, but c'mon DWTS's do you really think this voting system is even fair?) Hope you are satisfied at all the mean words hurled at this young lady, yes, young lady! People...your words are soooooooo undeserved toward this young lady. I suppose had she known the outcome Bristol, with all grace would have declined to be a part of DWTS's!

      November 18, 2010 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  107. carly

    ABC has destroyed this show first by having Plain compete and second with their absurd voting system. The only reason Palin is still there is that her mommy's followers are keeping her there. The right wing nuts and Tea Party followers are flooding the lines to assure that only Palin can win. There is no other reason. There are many grade level students who are better dancers. The last 4 eliminations were totally unjustified. The show which is already a farce will be a goner if Palin wins next week.

    November 18, 2010 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  108. MARIA

    Bristol Palin is not a "star". Why does the media make people like her and Kate Gosling, housewives of wherever celebrities? We like dancing and have been watching DWTS because it's a fun show. However, we did not watch this season and may not watch again because of their choices for contestants. I know a lot of people have done the same.

    November 18, 2010 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Lavada

      Very disappointed and I will not be watching the finale! If Bristol Palin wins, will not watch DWTS ever again

      November 18, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  109. Dixick

    Wow, people, get a life. It's a reality show! It's mindless entertainment. Take it for what it is worth and move on...

    November 18, 2010 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
  110. Linda

    I am outraged that Bristol is in the finals. All she has to do is show up and pout at the camera and move her feet a little bit. She took lessons from Kate Gosselin but that goodness Kate's fan base wasn't politically motivated. Why have judges?

    November 18, 2010 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
  111. Bemused

    If ever there was a wake-up call for the American voter, this is it! Republicans, Christians and Tea Partiers vote in blocks, not necessarily for the best person, but for the person who reflects them. They know where the line in the sand is drawn. Democrats and Independents also vote in blocks; however with not the same tenacity or effectiveness. I feel justified in using Political references owing to the fact that Palin obviously benefited greatly from zealous Conservative voting blocks, and not earning her place through talent. Her Mom is another prime example of what could happen in the macrocosm should Dems and Independents not take this threat seriously.

    November 18, 2010 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  112. lookingforward

    So I'm not the only person who had trouble voting for brandi. I just wanted to watch tv not a palin campaign. Brandy may be a drama queen but she is talented, worked hard and we saw her and not her mom after every commercial break.....where do people get that bristol is is reality tv

    November 18, 2010 at 5:51 am | Report abuse |
  113. Kelly Osborn

    I dont know why everyone is upset. I am a no talent, non star that got on the show because of my parents, yet no-one hassled me. Of course this is a popularity contest, you just figured that out now? What did you think calling in to vote meant?
    Brandy is not a star anymore but she got on!

    November 18, 2010 at 5:40 am | Report abuse |
  114. jessica

    Here's an idea....... everyone grow up and get on with your lives!!! If your life revolves around tv, then I really feel sorry for you!!!!!!!!!

    November 18, 2010 at 4:43 am | Report abuse |
  115. Tia

    DWTS's voting system is flawed and there's proof!!!!!!!!!

    The Tea Party & Republicans have done it many times and here's how.

    1st you are only allowed to vote 5 times on ABC's site....You can do this through Facebook,Twitter or Myspace. Most people think once they sign in through one of these networking sites and vote the 5 time limit that's it......WRONG!!!!

    You can sign into each if you have an account with each which most people do so that's a automatic 15 votes. Then you can vote 10 more times 5 each from a home phone and from a cell.

    The Tea & Republicans knew this and stuffed the ballot box by not only voting the limit on their home & cell phones, and through the social networking log ins but they registered 100's of phony emails to set up fake accounts to the social sites to gain extra votes through the ABC site.

    So while most people voted the 5 time limit on site and on their home phones the Tea & Republicans cheated the system and in essence "ROBO" voted for Bristal week after week with the same emails from show number one. The site isn't blocking IP addresses so the scheme works. So regardless of the judges scores she was unfairly getting through off of them beating the system. So don't be shocked when she wins over Jenifer & Kyle.

    This is sad indeed and I feel bad for Brandy, Rick, and Adriana for falling victim to this devious underhanded scheme.

    November 18, 2010 at 4:32 am | Report abuse |
  116. LindaO

    I agree that if Bristol wins it will be the demise of DWTS

    November 18, 2010 at 4:24 am | Report abuse |
  117. Just_Jazzy

    Who would vote for Brandy after Maks went bezerk and then Brandy whined about how she couldn't leave her house for months after she KILLED SOMEONE in a car accident? It galled me that she cared more about what people were saying about her after the fatal accident than she did about the victim's family. Maks and Brandy are both souless egomaniacs who brought this loss upon themselves.

    November 18, 2010 at 4:06 am | Report abuse |
  118. Val

    I'm outraged that people are outraged about Bristol winning. If she wins everything is going to be ok everyone. It's just a show

    November 18, 2010 at 3:43 am | Report abuse |
  119. CandyCane

    I am outraged – not that Bristol beat out Brandy but that Kyle beat out Brandy. How on earth did Kyle make it this far?! He should have been booted weeks ago, long before the last two guys. I always thought Bristol should make the top three or four, but not Kyle. Kurt was much better than Kyle as was Audrina and the basketball player (forgot his name).

    November 18, 2010 at 3:31 am | Report abuse |
  120. Irvin

    Unfortunately, this is what the producers want. All this controversy makes for good tv and boosts the ratings for this show. ABC, seriously – Bristol a star – NOT!

    November 18, 2010 at 3:17 am | Report abuse |
  121. ApprxAm

    Takin' back America: One petty step at a time. Next stop-Jeopardy.

    November 18, 2010 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
  122. johnny nice

    He we go again. black people mad again. didnt brandy kill a lady while drinking and driving. geT over it.

    November 18, 2010 at 3:06 am | Report abuse |
  123. Ameri-moron

    I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!
    I'm switching to CBS' drivel instead.

    November 18, 2010 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  124. Angela

    You know, it would be the same situation if like Chelsea Clinton would have been on the show. Then there would be a big fuss about how politics are playing a role in her part of keeping her on the show. And plus, yes Bristol is a young mother, but so is Brandy....Bristol has shown a lot of poise and has been a real sport during this whole season. Now I am pulling for Jennifer to win the mirror ball but I am glad the Bristol is in the finals. Brandy was just trying too hard to win and ended up being a cry-baby in the end. And to whoever brought up that car accident...thanks because I totally forgot about that! If everyone wants to know who the best "star" dancer is, then they need to do away with fan voting and let the judges do the voting instead.

    November 18, 2010 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  125. Countrygal

    Are any of you aware of the fact that DWTS actually invited Todd to dance on the show but I heard Sarah say that she told them he did,t dance well but that Bristol could so they invited Bristol to be on the show, which proves two things #1 Sarah is in control and # 2 she wanted Bristol to show off her talent, Ha!!!!!!!!

    November 18, 2010 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  126. Underdog Fan

    What amazes me is the idiocy in the way some people think.. You rant & rave because you believe a reality tv show isn't fair? Have you forgotten that just like American Idol & yes even Political Elections, it isn't ALWAYS about the best person winning, its about getting off your miserable, complaining, condescending, judgmental lazy duffs & voting. Heck AI & DWTS make it all possible for you to cast a vote with the touch of a button & yet you still sit around & dream up conspiracy theory's.. Its a sad sad state we have come to. Let's blame everyone else for everything we don't like. If you want change then maybe you should take action. A lot of people that sit & complain are the same ones that don't take the time to vote or even watch the show. You just complain because you are quite gifted at it.. Its a choice people.. Chose not to watch if you can't fully understand the REALITY of this reality show!!

    November 18, 2010 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
  127. AM

    Brandy probably shouldn't have done that recent clip they aired on DWTS "reminding" everyone how she was involved in a fatal car crash where she killed a mother. The night of the incident, she admitted to a witness that she was at fault due to her negligence. Then in her recent clip she was trying to convince everyone it was not her fault saying "I was found not at fault." Whatever, that doesn't mean you didn't kill someone. She was negligent, not paying attention, rear ended the woman at high speed and killed her. She's just another celebrity who got off. The common man would likely be in jail for manslaughter. Anyway, I think she probably lost a lot of her voters after she reminded everyone that she killed someone. Just makes Bristol look even more like sweet little Bristol, peaches and cream. GO Bristol!

    November 18, 2010 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  128. laura from willis


    I agree with Garry.
    I won't watch after this Season.
    Seems like there just may have been a tad of Tampering.

    November 18, 2010 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  129. Watchitnomore

    It's a shame that ABC took what used to be an enjoyable show and ruined it by trying too hard to get ratings. It is supposed to be about the best (or even the most entertaining) dancer winning. Now it's about rigging it to stir up controversy so more people will watch. I feel sorry for Bristol, seeing as she's being so shamelessly exploited by ABC as well as her mother. I see how hard she's trying, but she's just not at the same level as most of the others who have been voted off. The judges are a major part of it, seeing as they gave Bristol higher marks than Kyle on the night when she forgot her steps and just stood there looking around! They've evidently been told to give her high marks to keep her on as long as possible and to stir up the controversy. What they failed to realize is that MANY people will no longer watch the show, much less waste their time trying to vote. Incidentally, the 'online voting' didn't work. Every time you click on it you get a 'page not available' message.
    DWTS, you have completely lost all credibility you may have had by destroying what was once an enjoyable show.

    November 18, 2010 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  130. Linda

    I think they should rename the show "Dancing With the Want-a-Be Stars"; I am definitely NOT watching the show, I think it has definitely "jumped the shark"!

    November 18, 2010 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  131. Susanr11

    WOW! Last night result was a joke and I’m wondering if ABC will take the time and re-evaluate this event? Next season they will need the viewer and our votes to hopeful keep that show going. “Vote on Monday night” for the true underdogs Jennifer or Kyle and sit back to watch on Tuesday Bristol receiving her award. The joke is on us!!!!! I only hope that when Bristol and Mark wins the award, they will man or women up and hand the aware off to the true winner.

    November 18, 2010 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  132. Switched Channel

    It sounds like DWTS should change it's name to DWTP. Kyle might as well pack his bags now because unfortunately, he will be sent home next week regardless of how well he dances. Too bad Bristol was not on the show when Jerry Springer was dancing because they could have had come up with a great spin off show. I heard that since "teen advocate", Bristol has been such an inspiration to teen girls that DWTS has decided to cast the girls from MTV's "16 and Pregnant" for next year's show.

    November 18, 2010 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  133. Eggi

    Bristal did alright getting better, however, she is still the least talented dancer and should have gone a long time ago...IF she wins, our family will not watch DWTS ever again!!! Bristal getting more votes than Brandy? What a joke!

    November 18, 2010 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  134. ABC Hater

    We will not watch ABC for a while, and definitely not DWTS, nor SWTS. What a shame!

    November 18, 2010 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  135. rg

    Who cares about the self-absorbed "contestant" known as Brady? As much as I do favor Grey to win it, Palin is the most improved. She had no talent, but through her hard work, and her team mate, she has earned the right to be there. How can one be blamed, or villified, because of the action of the parent? Dancing with the stars a farce? Well I seem to remember a soul patrol clown beat out Daughtry. It is the people that decided. Just like they have voted in every President.

    November 18, 2010 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
    • ABC Hater

      RG, r u out of your mind? or r u one of those who voted for BO to his office? Then SP to be our Pres? U should go to Mexico and leave there, my friend. Hey, turn off your TV as well. U should only use blockbusters' stuff.

      November 18, 2010 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  136. angel eyes

    I agree with most people posting here BP had no business being on this show..I actually stopped watching a couple of weeks ago because that is when she should have left...suggest all of you do the same and see what happens when the rating drop. Enough of these palin hillbillies..ugh!

    November 18, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  137. barbara decker

    i like Bristol she dress modestly, I say I wont vote for her this week but when she dances I have to give her part of my votes, I just like her. I also vote for kyle and Jennifer.

    November 18, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  138. Teri

    I couldn't believe it when Bristol outlasted Kurt Warner. Granted, he was no superb dancer but thought he danced a whole lot better than Bristol. The entire state of Alaska along with the Tea Party must be voting for her. If people want to see her booted off, then start calling in your votes for one of the other contestants. Must say that if Bristol wins this, I won't be watching any future DWTS. She's had her 15+ minutes on the show; now it's time to go home.

    November 18, 2010 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  139. Rick

    It doesn't really matter now. I am not watching another episode. What a travesty.

    November 18, 2010 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  140. The Good Devil

    I think they should change the way they allow us to vote a little.

    If Bristol was voted above Brandy, it's only because she has a following that will support her blindly. That left the people who vote based on talent and not simple devotion divided among the actual "good" contenders performances for the night. It's like how some presidents in the past have won with less than 50% of the vote because the opposing party had two candidates that divided their voters. That can be a problem with any contender as well, not just the political Palin.

    So what do I propose? Simple, just as we get 5 up votes, we get 5 down votes. Why not? People love to complain more than praise anyways, and if that had been an option this last night, every deserving dancer would have their earned support, and Palin's blind support would have been shot down almost guaranteed. Think about it, I would have blasted her with all 5 down votes myself.

    November 18, 2010 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  141. Mrs. GLO

    Kyle CAN dance. Bristol CANNOT. Bristol go home day all these exceptions and privledges will catch up to you. Teenage pregnancy is not suddenly ok because YOU got pregnant and likewise, we the fans watch DWTS to see the most talented, the rules do not change because YOU can't dance. Take the high road, go home.

    Darling, You are not getting votes because the others are fake. Wake up, go home and find your real self before its too late. The day will come when you will be forced to deal with this reality. Just go home.

    November 18, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  142. jeanne webster


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  143. Marti

    I am DONE with DWTS as of now!!! What a joke! Bristol stays????? She SUCKS!!!! Something is crazy wrong with the voting!

    November 17, 2010 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  144. josie

    I agree that Brandi was very arrogant and the comments shown between scenes from the night before show this. It turned me right off. She's not the ony one that has worked hard. I agree, she really thought she had it in the bag. As for the car accident, she was not charged and was it not mentioned that Jennifer was in a car accident in Ireland that seriously hurt her and her boyfriend at the time, and I think 3 people were killed.

    November 17, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susanr11

      Can we all be honest, everyone from the first season until Tuesday had something that they all did wrong. Thats the problem that we continue to hold others accountable and yet we do the same and sometimes worst. But the question back to you is this (Who should have been voted off on Tuesday)

      November 18, 2010 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  145. Tony

    I see we have alot of crybabies out there! Brandy is out because her homies didnt vote for her! And now you all think its a big conspiracy. Yeah, Im sure its her mom's fault or the Republicans fault Brandy didnt get enough votes from her fans....NO WAIT!.....Its Bush's fault! WAAAAAHHH! CNN IS BETTING ALL OF YOU ARE TOO STUPID TO KNOW THAT ITS A POPULARITY CONTEST AND NOT A DANCE CONTEST, AND THEY WERE RIGHT! HAHAHAHA!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Mary Lou

    I tried to vote for Jennifer Grey numerous times and I would only get a buzz noise. I say the show is fixed and I will never watch it again.

    November 17, 2010 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Katie


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  148. Fred L. Fraud

    Holy sh!t people, it's a tv show. Move on...

    November 17, 2010 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  149. bmj2k

    With everyone so concentrated on Bristol, no one has even mentioned that Kyle Massey is still there too. There is nothing political here, just a bunch of people who vote for the orst.

    November 17, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Liv

    Can't believe that Brandi was voted off. Of course, it's political that Bristol is still in. Am disgusted with the whole show.

    November 17, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Cher

    Obviously, the producers of the show CAN tip the scales in favor of whatever decision best services the financial interests of the show. The voters make the difference sham is just there to keep that fact hidden. Personally, I am a fan of superb dancing and I watch because I can't get enough of watching the professional dancers. Maks, Derek, Tony... I rest my case. Everything else is just background noise. The producers need to key into this fact. There isn't a shortage of dumb reality tv shows. DWTS's edge should be talented STARS competing and the super-talented professionals performing. The dancers who performed to Annie's first song last night were breathtaking. That total performance made me cry. When I saw Bristol Palin on the roster, I decided I might as well not even vote this season because it would be a waste of time. I was right. I'm also sure DWTS has now crested. Your producers ruined my favorite show. I hear a giant sucking sound of staff and fans exiting the building

    November 17, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  152. makgroom

    DWTS, ...I was under the impression until this season that the ability to dance was the goal. Palin should have been gone weeks ago instead of the eliminated couples. SHE'S LOUSY! This season has become a total joke. It's been nice knowing you.

    November 17, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  153. DK

    I admit Brandy is a better dancer than Bristol. But I don't know how any of you can sit there and say that throughout the rounds, she wasn't a tad arrogant and showed little humility – I agree with Marianne and Audrey above. These qualities can get on a voter's nerves. And it certainly didn't help that she got an equally arrogant partner in Maks. In the end, she was practically saying the trophy was hers. Well, things happen for a reason.

    November 17, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  154. UPDATED

    DANCING WITH THE STARS will be called DANCING WITH F.U.G.L.Y. I guess the ugly obese in this country want a piece of the action too!

    November 17, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Angelic

    I will make this short – I have watched this show since the beginning and it was one of my favorites – the rules need to change to only give 20% of the power of the vote to the people – let them have an influence – but not the total power – let the professionals do the judging – they do a good and fair job. I will NOT be watching this program until changed are made, and I know many other's who feel the same way.
    You blew it this time ABC !!

    November 17, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  156. teresa

    Bristol Palin is on TV to keep the Palin name in the news. Someone is promoting this family, either for politics or reality show ratings. I can't bare to hear about this family anymore and will boycott everything and anything I see that they are associated with. Unfortunately, right now, they are everywhere. Doesn't that give you a hint, folks?? I have nothing against Bristol, she's just being used by the "Keep Palin in the News" machine, whether that's her parents or publicists for the Palin's I have no idea. I just know I'm not watching.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  157. BristolNO

    I attempted to call in and vote for Brandy for an hour - couldn't get through! I seriously think this show is rigged. Vote? I CAN'T!! Bristol needs to GO!

    November 17, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Kaci

    Bristol and Willow are true to their upbringing. Their dirty mouths are all over the internet with cuss words. Such sweet girls.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  159. LC

    I am SO DISAPPOINTED that DWTS would even allow a non star such as Bristol Palin to even participate on the show! Is this a popularity/ political contest or is this show based on dancing? I do not believe the validity of the votes, as I KNOW people make up phony email addresses to vote which discredits your voting process and makes the viewer votes non credible! I will NEVER watch DWTS again, as it has been REMOVED from my Mon & Tues night line up! Again soooo DISAPPOINTED!

    November 17, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Peter

    A lot of repeated information and feelings above. Let me add something new.

    First – both women loose. Brandy because she had truly earled a place in the final and might have won. Bristol because she really thinks she's earned something, which she hasn't. Sarah, in an interview I heard on TV someplace was talking about how proud she was of her daughter, that she (Sarah) had posted to her blog that she hoped people were voting for Bristol.

    Sarah Palin has put her political machine to work generating votes for her daughter – it's just that simple. With the machine behind her, Bristol could in fact win the whole thing.

    The only chance of making this right is that Bristol pull such low judges scores that the public vote can offset it. There have been a couple of times in past years it seemed that's exactly what they did. We'll see next week.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Dee

    ABC has bent over backwards to put the Palin's in a positive light. Sarah was boo'ed the first show. The next night, they spent half a segment proving she wasn't boo'ed. They even played a clip and insisted the boo'ing was for the judges. I think she was boo'ed but ABC didn't want to upset the Republicans / Tea Party. They've also shown the Palin household more than any I've seen in all previous seasons. Bristol's appearance is different because she has an organized voting block anxious to win something. ABC has fully adopted the "Springer" path to success. Unfortunately it will work as there are many who don't realize they're being scammed and many who appreciate mediocrity because misery loves company.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Nancy

    People get a grip! It's a TV show! It has nothing to do with anything but popularity. Just like American Idol. The best don't always win. Plus the winner of DWTS gets nothing but a trophy. There is no promise of a dance career. I have watch the show a few times this season and I have been impressed with all of the contestants. I also have to admit that I do admire Bristol She is a shy young lady that is trying something new and is improving. Like I said earlier there is nothing to accomplish except a trophy.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Angela

    If she belongs in jail, so does First Lady Laura Bush, she killed someone too.

    The point is we don't really have all the facts and I think in both cases it was an accident.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Sherri

    I don't know if politics play into this or not. All I know is that I would NOT be one to vote for Sarah Palin. Actually, I'm not much of a political person at all. But, all of my five votes the other night went to Bristol. I think she's improved the most out of anyone since the show began. Brandy and Jennifer both had head starts on her with backgrounds in dancing.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Troo Amerkan

    Uh votid fer Sarah's litl gurl, jest lik uh'm gonna vot fer Sarah. USA! USA! USA!

    November 17, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Angela

    How did America get sucked into really bad reality televison. I hoped Bristol Palin will destory reality TV! I hope she and her mom has that much power.

    November 17, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  167. unis



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  168. Vee


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  169. CeCe

    Brandi is a killer. She killed someone in a car accident. She should be in jail not on DWTS!

    November 17, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  170. KAK

    Agreed. . .anyone who doesn't think the fix is in is fooling themselves. Just like American Idol, the most deserving never win, and everything by the voting public becomes politicized. Sad, but true. I guarantee you that Bristol will win the entire thing, and as a result, DWTS will become as irrelevant as American Idol.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Ex-DWTS watcher

    Does anyone remember when Len blasted Cloris Leachman when she should have been booted off the show? He literally said her fan base was keeping her on at the expense of better dancers who belonged there much more than she did. She was voted off the next week. He shamed the audience into not voting for her.

    I was waiting for him to do it again with Bristol. Come on! There's no way she should have made it through the last 3 or 4 shows. Is Len afraid of infuriating the right wing? I agree with the person who said if she wins, it is the end of the show. It's true – this is a popularity contest, not a best dancer contest. Yechhh.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  172. victoria

    Last not voting proof the DWTS viewers did not want to see the best dancers. I will not watch DWTS ever again. Their is no way that America thought that she was the better dancer. I really believe she received her votes from her mothers Tea Party. Which indicate to me that they don't care that the right person is voted in, as long as it is the person that they want in office. Bristol has nothing to be proud of.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  173. vee

    and please stop it with 'brandy killed somebody and got off', i remember how it was reported years ago, and it was not a slam dunk in her favor, but she was ruled as not at fault. How many ppl who drive have ever come close to or have had a bad accident? Doesn't make you a killer unless you got behind the wheel intoxicated.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Kaci

    Everyone knows it's only because Bristol is a Palin is why she is being kept on the show. But, if you want to see the real Bristol and Willow Palin, go online to see "their potty mouths in action". It's all over the internet. These girls need their mouths washed out.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Mac

    I dont know why there are judges if the votes or other influences can skew it that far.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Skinfreak

    I have nothing against Bristol. But I saw a clip of Dancing With The Stars showing Bristol and Brandy's performances. What I'm taking away from this debacle is that this country is in a world of trouble. Americans can't see beyond their hatred, even for a television show. Bristol cannot dance. But people are so caught up in changing government, that they are blinded to reality. Sarah nor Bristol are the answers for DWTS or the White House.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Sands

    People, it's a TV show that has sponsors and needs ratings. The producers can skew the votes any way they please to keep the people coming back every week. I actually feel bad for Bristol, they are using her as a scapegoat, she is just a young girl out there to have fun. Stop calling Brandy a murderer, please go and look at the facts of the case, she was in a multi-car accident on one of they most dangerous highways in the world. It's not like she was drunk or purposely went after someone. But back to the "dancing" If you look at who has won over the years it has not been the best dancer. It's who is going to get ABC the best ratings. And most of all don't forget that ABC is Disney and they try to be "clean cut" as much as possible. It's not that serious, it's a show and look how many people across the world are talking about it 🙂 It's a win/ win for ABC.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paulette

      I agree with you 100%. But I think that it is unfair that we could not get through on the phone lines nor online for over 1 hour. What's up with that ?

      November 17, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Paris

    It just goes to show you how corrupt anything becomes when there are politics or politicians involved! Just like when Gore really won the presidency. I think Bristol seems like a real sweet girl but she dances like CRAP!!!!CRAP!!!! CRAP!!!...and her boring facial expressions UGH!!!!! So unfair!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  179. compton dee

    That no dancing teen mom should never have been cast on the show in the first place.She should feel like an idiot being there with no dancing ability while those who excel are eliminated. i am so done with that show because the wrong people are going home and I cannot stomach another one of her stiff, lifeless performances.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  180. cece

    Brandy DID NOT kill the person in the accident.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  181. SKY


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  182. mel

    it's about time brandy got the boot. i don't know why dwts even let a murderer on the show to begin with! i bet if you ask the victim's family, they are glad she is finally gone too. sleep well you killer! any average joe who did what she did would be in jail right now. good thing she has money and can afford lawyers who will sell their soul to get her off. i bet you think people forgot, ha, didn't you brandy? well not me! and yes dwts is a popularity contest. have we all not learned that already?

    November 17, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Jina

    Brandi killed someone in a car accident and escaped the scene. I would never vote for a killer.

    November 17, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  184. boxcarmike

    I wonder if I can get a 3 way going with Sarah and Bristol.......?

    November 17, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Kren

    I am a Democrat and I voted for Bristol because I can relate to her. She is a beginner dancer. The other celebrities are professional dancers and stuck up. Why would I vote for them? Where does it say that you have to vote for the best dancer? It's a free country. Get over yourselves.

    November 17, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  186. TinaB

    WHO CARES!!!!! PEOPLE NEED TO GET A LIFE!!!! This issue happens every season on DWTS and American Idol. How come nobody got mad then?

    November 17, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Big B

    You people don't get it, it's a reality show. Have you not seen Jennifer whine all season about body aches and pains. And Brandy whineing about how she has had it rough and this is all she has right now. Come on people, No I don't think Bristol should win, she sucks at dancing. But that is how the show works if you don't like it then don't watch it. Me myself love the show and will continue watching it.

    November 17, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Judy

    It's a travesty that the non star, no talent "teen activist" makes it to the finals. Has the tea party taken over the voting? If Bristol wins it, I'm done with DWTS.

    November 17, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Marnie P.

    I would bet that 95% of the people that are complaining about Brandy being voted off didn't even vote. And everyone that is complaining that Bristol is not a star, so what. Brandy killed someone, but I guess because she is a "star", it doesn't matter.

    Good riddance to all those who will not be watching the show next year. It will still do just fine without you.

    November 17, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marnie P.

      Furthermore, when they have people with too much dance experience, the show has been completely boring, ie. Nicole Scherzinger, Mya, Kristi Yamaguchi.

      At least this season has not been a complete shoo-in. If you want someone voted off the show, you have to vote for someone else. But this from the nation that voted George W. Bush in for TWO terms!

      November 17, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paulette

      You are an idiot. What does that have to do with her dancing? Nothing. Things happen in life but it should not determine your destiny. If you had a child who had a car accident that killed someone, would you want him/her to suffer for life? No, you wouldn't. You don't know what happened and neither do I; we only know what was reported. That is in the past which I am sure that you have one also. Brandy was a damn good dancer and performed well with the confidence of a STAR. Jennifer is the same way but I don't hear anyone saying that about her. I wonder why? And as for Bristol, she sucks. She gets on the stage acting like she is so shy and quiet. Give me a break. Baby at 16!!! She ain't that innocent.

      November 17, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marnie P.

      I'm an idiot??? Your post contradicts itself over and over. Whatever!

      November 18, 2010 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
  190. Sandy

    Brandy u should be proud you are a winner in my book. bp can not dance. The phone lines were messed up last night I tried calling got recordings. Brandy was on top for weeks the off with her. Funny how the lowwoman on the pole just move right up to the top. LOL A former viewer won't watch show again.

    November 17, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  191. shaw

    going by the shocked faces i saw on stage last night i belive that the votes were rigged and something is up with sarah pailn and the producers. no offense to bristol i think she's a lovely person and she has improved excep. for the part about her being a teen activist REALLY!?! But as far as she's come brandy was the better dancer hands down and i do belive that pailn is useing this for political gain am i the only one seeing that she is given ample amounts of screen time every week? but after last night i'm done officaly with dwts there are better things to watch good luck jennifer and kyle! (lacy deserves one)

    November 17, 2010 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Rena

    I have been voting for Bristol and Kyle – why? Because I am tired of watching people who have some form of dancing skills on the show! It's suppose to be about people who have absolutley no dance experience, watching them improve and become dancers! That is what the show is about. Brandy, yes, good dancer, but she's a singer with dancing skills as she pointed out, how that would help her with the show.

    November 17, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Sheila

    It wasn't about Brandy. This is why it happened...MAKS was a jerk. People didn't want HIM to win. Brandy paid the price.

    November 17, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Mary

    Face it Brandy does not have the fans! You guys that are complaining probably do not even buy her music. Brandy even said that her last two albums were a flop. Hell I had not even heard of Brandy until DWTS..... Bristol is more famous and has more fans. Look what happened with American Idol – Crystal should of won that gig but instead Lee won because he had more tweens following him. What's the big deal???.

    November 17, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
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  196. Lynn

    The vote for Bristol just shows how so many people are beginning to settle for second rate. So sad.

    November 17, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Jeannie H.

    I am a former dancer and choreographer that has loved watching this show until last night when the sloppy Palin won over Brandy. It is not supposed to matter who had the worst bumps in their lives to conquer, but instead who has the best form, rhythm, and overall perfomance in general. Leaving it up to the fans is obviously a huge mistake and if Palin wins because of popularity and not her ability to dance period, then I will never watch this show ever again. Not only myself but millions of other viewers feel the same.

    November 17, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  198. sandi

    I am really happy that Brandy is off. I would be happier if jennifer went too. I can't stand to watch her. She acts as if she has already won and really drives me crazy just watching her dance. Bristol has gotten better each week. I know she isn't the best dancer there, but I think she is the only one who is trying as hard as they can. She is also the one person who acts "normal". People comment on how much camera time her Mother gets, but I disagree with that comment. I have watched almost every single week and can only remember Mom being on the camera 3 or 4 times. The parents of the other dances are actually on the camera more often.

    November 17, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  199. Dave Skinner

    I don't know what it is, but this is not RIGHT and FAIR ! Come on........... DWTS should repair the damage NOW, and don't wait until it gets worse. DWTS is a great program, and millions watch it, but if you don't fix this UNFAIR decision NOW the program is going down, which will lose millions of $$$$$$$ Just say there was technical problem...and to be fair and repeat this weeks shows, next week. FAIRNESS is what the American people want.......last night's show was not FAIR. Go figure !!! There no way that Bristol was better then Brandy. Please correct the WRONG and "save" the show, NOW and don't wait before the damage is done. Thanks Dave

    November 17, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  200. P~

    It is like giving the gold medal at the Olympic games to the person in last place. Way to go America! It would be nice to have people vote for what was meant to be voted for, talent and ability, not popularity, what a friggin joke!

    November 17, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  201. SKY


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    • boxcarmike

      America'e eyes are blind, the heart is black, and your soul has been sold.......Palin will end up in your Whitehouse......and you will be wishing she was eaten by a Grizzly .....

      November 17, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  202. sheeplady

    This is scary, these are the people that could put Sarah in the White House!!!!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      This is my first and last time watching DWTS. Better dancers have gone home, and Bristol Palin is still with us – OMG!
      Why even have judges at all if this is just a political popularity contest? This past election's political ads were too much to bear, and so is this Tea Party farce.

      November 17, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • JG

      Your name fits your outlook on life. It's people like you that voted for somebody who more and more people are seeing what an incredible mistake they have made. Won't happen again.

      November 18, 2010 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  203. Iceberg Slim

    Bristol Palin doesn't control the voting. She just dances. I'm sure shes just as surprised as anyone else by how America is voting. Second of all Jimmy Kimmel is an idiot and not funny although he thinks he is. Bristol is just a teenager who is dancing on this show. Give her a break.

    November 17, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  204. carrie

    She should have been gone weeks ago. If she wins , it will ruin the show for me . I usually do not vote because it usually ends up correctly. This season has not gone that way and I plan on voting for Kyle or Jennifer who ever I felt does the best.
    I have heard there are conserative blogs that are getting everyone to vote for Bristol , She is not the best and and to politicise a dance contest is wrong!

    November 17, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
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  206. Soon-to-be former DWTS fan

    I agree. I'll stop watching this show if Bristol rises any higher than she is right now. She should not be where she is, regardless of her "improvements". She wasn't better than Brandy, but then again, she's black. Tea Baggers are nothing if not consistent.

    Whatev, the show needs to eliminate the political contestants. Enough is enough.

    November 17, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  207. boxcarmike

    Soooo.....who will be on next years show???? Snooki? ....someone already mentioned Ocotomom.....wait and see...wait and see......

    November 17, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Carol

    I got that woman when I tried to vote for Brandy and Maks, too. When I tried the second time I got through. I thought I must have dialed wrong. Something is very out of wack with this years show and I won't waste my time watching next years DWTS unless they can find a way to make this show one of talent and not popularity and more honest.

    November 17, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  209. John

    It is my hope that ABC is reading the many remarks from people who are going to stop watching DWTS. If polittics can be eliminated and the viewers can be assured that true talent if being scored, I don't think you will lose very many viewers. Remove the popular vote and replace it with a much larger professional judging group. I hope you listen.

    November 17, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  210. My Goodness

    Has American society really stooped to acting like whining children over a silly tv show b/c their favorite didn't win?? In all my years on God's green Earth I have never seen a generation of people be so out of control over the most mundane issues. Are the people getting their panties in a wad over this Palin girl all teenagers with nothing else to do? I certainly hope so b/c if you are "adults", then you need to find something more worthwhile to expend all this energy on!

    November 17, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • kim

      If you feel this way...why may I ask have YOU jumped into the fray? Hypo.

      November 17, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  211. CarolNC

    The Palin's are like a cancer on this country, and they spoil things they stick their nose into. Bristol whines that people don't like her and Sarah is on the sidelines saying "if people try to take you down you dance." She should be telling her daughter to get an education and work, not dance. Until last year (with Kate Gosselin) I enjoyed the dancing, but this year it is "Mama Grizzley" and Bristol taking all dignity out of the show. I am disapointed in Len Goodman as I thought he would hold the line against this sorry production.

    November 17, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Robert

    All I can say is, "WOW"! They voted a white person off DWTS? And I thought Affirmative Action would be the order of the day by voting Bristol Palin off!! maybe the world is getting better!!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  213. tafugate

    i've personally never watched the show. i can't imagine a possible reason for watching the show. but my niece was talking about it the other night, so i feel compelled to comment. my theory is, liberals are typically intellectuals, and conservatives are...well...less than intellectual. niece said there's no comparison between brandy and bristol's dancing, which is why brandy gets the high marks from the judges, and bristol gets the...well...the judges are wondering themselves what the heck it is she is doing. so my theory is conservatives are stuffing the ballot boxes without regard to common sense. that's just what they do. that's my story and i'm sticking to it. (8

    November 17, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Melinda

    Not outraged, RELIEVED. Brandy is full of herself and Maks obnoxious behaviour towards Carrie Ann's comments didn't help them any. It's likely because of their GIANT egos that they go t the boot. Good riddance – to both of them!

    November 17, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
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    November 17, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  216. TomG.

    I watch this show EVERY week and in past seasons. Bristol Palin has been standing there about to be eliminated for 7 weeks straight. You don't want to go head to head against her support. Brandi got voted off by viewers who saw her week by week arrogantly butting egos with the Russian. The winner of DWTS is not always the best dancer, that's what makes the show interesting. There's an evolving among the contestants that occurs and Bristol evolved to only a few points from Brandi's scores at the semis. If he dances well in the Finale this Contest belongs the Kyle Masse from the Disney Channel. I never even heard of the kid before and he's so fat his dancing partner didn't even want to touch him it looked like Kyle has won over his Blond Dance instructor and he OWNs the show this year. It's been fun to watch him improve his steps each week. Jennifer Gray should go back to the Plastic Surgeon and get her nose back so people recognize her at Dirty Dancing Reunions and be happy she got a few moments in the Nations Spotlight again. Good Job Kyle, congrats. All you Palin voters, let it go. You got your girl to the finals, but let the winner win this time. That's the Square from the expert, everyone.

    November 17, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • hawaii5o

      You got it right, except leave Jennifer Grey's nose alone lol. She and Brandy had too much advantage over the others. Kyle should win!

      November 17, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  217. jnyc

    America loves mediocrity. What did anyone expect?

    November 17, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  218. thegamewarden2010

    I thought it was called "Dancing With the STARS"? Since when was Bristol Palin a star? But don't blame the voters...blame ABC for finding such pathetic has-beens or nobodies, and classifying them as STARS. By the way...Bristol Palin should try other reality shows, and see if her luck continues. Maybe Survivor...on an island, far far away...

    November 17, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  219. janice

    Brandy got the shaft!

    November 17, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • boxcarmike

      Yup she's got a shaft alright......deep enough to hold 33 Chilean Miners....LOL

      November 17, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  220. MS

    Some people are saying "well, why didn't you vote for your favorite"? Well, I did and it was not Bristol. Politics is now involved and it is no longer a dancing show but a political game.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  221. bailoutsos

    It is entertainment. If you boneheads were entertained, then you got your money's worth.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  222. boxcarmike

    Please...Please....someone take Justin Bieber and I promise we'll take the Palins.......they can move to Moosejaw Saskatchewan and never see Russia from there houses again......

    November 17, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  223. Freddie Brown

    Steele – well said.

    I think ABC was being controversial in bringing in people who have gobs of experience like Jennifer Grey and people who have absolutely no experience like Bristol to incite emotions in everyone. They succeeded. Good for them as it brought something new to their show... controversy.

    Personally, I would rather watch Bristol grow as a dancer episode after episode than watch those who have already been there, done that. I watched DWTS for the first time this past monday and I was captivated by Bristol and the rest of the dancers though they were good were just ho hum because they were doing what was expected of them – they are seasoned dancers. Where's the excitement ?

    November 17, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  224. dts

    Obviously no dancing talent is needed to progress on this show, so why even have the dancing?! Just do a popularity poll or political poll and you have your winner!

    November 17, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  225. shamgar50

    Just another example of TeaBaggers subverting a process. They want Palin to win, even though she's not talented enough to win. If she does, I hope the audience stands up and walks out.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  226. ImaPerson

    I was so disgusted with the results. This is supposed to be a talent show of who's the best dancing couple. This should not be an issue of who has the most political clout. This is ridiculous. People should be voting for the best DANCERS. I will agree that Bristol improved, but she is still a horrible dancer. Besides, anyone with that much practice would improve. Anyone with half a brain can objectively look at the couples and see that she should have gone a long time ago. Her talent level is no where near the talent of the others. Shame on the Palins for making this about politics.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  227. Marian

    I will never watch Dancing With The Stars again. Politics has again taken over. No way should Bristol still be on the show. She should also not be preaching "abstinence" to teen girls as she is certainly not a "typical" teen mother. Her child is in Alaska with a nanny while she flaunts on Dancing With the Stars. She has no paying job as her family is wealthy.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • dm

      Pls get your facts straight. 1. Bristol WAS working as a receptionist before she got the call. Hardly sitting back and taking it easy living off her parents, as she was in Anchorage, and her folks like in Wasilla. 2. She has a paid job – DWTS pays her more in one episode than Bristol could earn in a year as a receptionist. Do you really expect a high school graduate to give up that type of income for a minimum wage job because you don't like her mother's politics? 3. As for the nanny, isn't that the same one that her mother is using for Bristol's brother? Or do you expect both Bristol and Sarah to stay home with "the kids" instead of pursuing a paycheck? If so, then shouldn't Hillary have stayed home with her daughter when she was young? Finally, I think that Bristol is exactly the type of person who should tell you girls to be careful about pregnancy – Kids listen more to people their own age, not to adults. Plus she knows 1st hand the issues, and dealt with a lot of mean people like you criticising her mistake without knowing any of the facts.
      How about you try being a little more fair to people and a little less judgemental?

      November 18, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  228. Pistol

    I appreciate Brandy's dancing very much, but I wanted to see more of Bristol. She has great potential. Her dancing is fluid and effortless. She is improving exponentially. If she could just break the barrier that is keeping her full personality from shining through, she'd be at the top of the board with Jennifer and Brandy. To me, it was a tough call. I found Bristol to be more real. I expected Kyle to go. I adore him, but his dancing is not on par with Brandy and Jennifer, and although he has immense presence, his dancing wasn't as fluid at Bristol's Monday night. I'd like Kyle to win.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  229. steele

    BRANDY NEEDED TO GO, she is a diva. Boo Hoo for her! This show is about popularity, not ability. As a professional dancer with 860 awards in ballroom, I was not at all surprised. With her mom, teen girls. the tea party, republicans and those girls that hate Levi, she bacame a shoe-in. Also, with absolutely no experience what-so-ever, she has improved amazingly. Only people that teach would know that. Also, Mark is excellent and got her where she is in that small amount of time. I say GO girl, but Jennifer is the one that definitely (ability wise), needs to win.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  230. FRED

    People need to get back to work and not be wasting time hurling insults pretending to work.
    Speak with intelligence or just smile quietly so no one would know you're not.

    Learn to accept difficult outcomes in life – is it so difficult and agonising that not your favourite person won ?
    Whats for dinner tonight ? Do you have enough to pay the rent or mortgage ? Get real folks. Enough frothing already.

    Let the Cinderella have a go at it at the finals. Don't insult under a blog name. America is hurting because of hateful people who take themselves and their opinions so seriously.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Tarja

    What amazes me is all this hoopla in the first place. Brandi scored only 4 points more than Bristol, yet everyone who's in a uproar (i.e. media outlets) is making it seem like Brandi's 20 points ahead of Bristol. Bristol has shown great improvement, whereas Brandi has improved very little in comparison.
    Moreover, did it ever occur to you guys that people – like me – are voting like crazy for Bristol because they LIKE her. Her mother has nothing to do with it. Whereas, Brandi would do better if she would just shut her mouth. She's one of the most annoying people they've ever had on the show.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  232. annie

    Good for Bristol She's the only one out there not thowing herself out there as a diva maybe thats why she's still there people like a fighter and just look at all the crap thrown at her. yea it's political look at all the hate thrown at her just because she's Sarahs daughter. Your going to see alot more of jennfer crying for sympathy she acts like she's owed the win

    November 17, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  233. Joan

    Yeah, our county has stooped that low. Politics even with TV shows. DWTS has lost me as a viewer. Talk about the talentless going to the finals.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  234. boxcarmike

    Boy.....I was going to apologize for Canada because we unleashed Justin Bieber on you guys....but seeing that Palin twit dancing around and her JonBenét Ramsey dipstick mother prancing around riding on the coattails of her daughter.... I now am not. Let's make a deal USA....We will get rid of Justin if you get rid of the Palins....Deal?

    November 17, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Shirley Taylor

    DWTS is supposed to be a talent show!! The scoring needs to be changed. While it's great to have viewers call in their votes, the weight of the public should not outweigh socres of the professionals – maybe 60% judges and 40% viewers. I won't be watching again unitl this is fixed!

    November 17, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  236. siren4song

    You know what? Life isn't fair. Just get over it. Political? Yeah, right. There weren't enough of us to put a conservative in office and suddenly there ARE. I think the voting at the election was skewed, SILLYME. Are there really that many idiots in this country?? Tell you what–we'll take Bristol, and you can have the hyper-inflation soon to come. You all just keep on watching reality TV, and we'll watch 1984 unfold on the big screen.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  237. Dwts Voter

    I speak for myself... I've been voting for Bristol because she is simple, likeable and easy to emphathize with. I also like Jennifer for her grace and "hot at 50" lookes... and Kyle for his exuberance and charm.

    Meanwhile, Brandy AND Maks... I just don't feel any empathy for. They BOTH comes across as way TOO arrogant, lacking in respect, and seem to assume they would be in the finals. Brandy said to Larry King she thought Maks would win (meaning herself). Was a huge turn off to me. I think this superiority and arrogance does not go well with the viewers. Learn humility, Brandy and Maks!!

    PS. Did anyone find their "groping" at Jimmy Kimmel weird? Brandy had her hands on Maks inner thigh for half the time!

    November 17, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  238. Lee

    I can't believe Bristol has not been kicked off!! this whole show is fixed! and I would like to know how Bristol even got on the show. The only thing she is famous for is getting pregnant at the age 17. Thats what we need to promote teenagers having babies. good job!

    November 17, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |

    bristol who! what kind of star is she? AND NO SHE CANNOT DANCE.... Her mom sucks and I dont like neither of them. What i dont understand is the pedistal thats being put under Bristol for being a teen mom when she is not the first and wont be the last. Some teen parents are really just that. They dont have a "celebrity mom" to help back them up like Bristol so there are much more other deserving teen parents that deserves recognition. NOT BRISTOL!

    November 17, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  240. carol

    I actually like Bristol because she's not really a celebrity. It feels like she's just a regular person learning to dance. I don't see it as something political. I just see someone like one of us trying to dance. Dancing with the People. 😛

    November 17, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  241. JF

    It's interesting how everyone is putting this about Brandy and/or Bristol. Instead of getting irritated and verbally abusing the girls go after the people who did(n't) vote for whom. It's not the girls fault how the country voted. And if you don't appreciate who is on the show then that's the producers fault not the girls. If you were offered boats load of money to dance weekly, would you pass it up? Brandy is trying to make a comeback and getting rid of demons by doing this and Bristol wants to prove that she is more than just that "pregnant teenager". Will who wins the mirror ball trophy make a difference in your personal life? If no, then just chill.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  242. CHAD

    I watched the very first episode of this season and Bristol sucked. I told myself I would not watch it again untill Bristol was gone, and I have not. You know what since little piggy made it to the end I will never watch this show again, it's a complete joke.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  243. diamond

    Bristol cannot dance that is the bottome line. I believe her mother negotiated with DWTS for her daughter to win as a condition of Bristol to perform on the show. IF YOU PEOPLE REALLY THINK THAT THE VOTES HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THIS SHOW YOU ARE ALL NIEVE. Nothing functions as it is suppose to in America and that includes reality shows.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  244. Bristol Pistol



    November 17, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  245. SILLYME

    Palin should be disqualified. Based on reading the posts from various links, the email voting was seriously skewed. There's no way Palin should've lasted this long & now we know why she did.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  246. Mom

    Good news. I discovered ABC because of DWTS. I am normally devoted to Fox and CNN exclusively.
    Now I will watch DWTS .

    For those who take life so seriously as to blow your TV off, all I can say is Wow. Way to stimulate the economy cos guess who's going to need to buy a new TV ? YOU !!! Good JOb, ABC.... way to go. Love that you didn't rig it to bow to the people that are frothing at the mouth because they don't understand that viewers get to choose on DWTS.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  247. Edna

    ABC has allowed Palin to plug and promote her daughter. Bristol should speak for her self, her mother has had more airtime.
    Also, the judges have been soft when it comes to Bristol. They are not critical enough, come on, they should have been as tough on her as they have been to other dancers. Call a spade a spade, but it is too late, they gave her time to catch up and gain confidence. If only Michael Bolton had been given such a chance as well.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  248. Freddie Brown

    Get over it people. Everyone knows that dancing is an art. Art is in the eye of the beholder. Bristol won because the American peoples perception of her Dancing talents propelled her to the finals. End of Story. The people that don't get it, just get over yourselves... it is not about you. What you want to happen and what the public wants have played out so just accept it like a normal human being and move on.

    If ABC doesn't want people to vote and cannot accept that people do not necessarily vote according to their own choices, then they should get rid of their public voting system. THEN see how many people would want to watch it.
    Not me. Oh, by the way, this is the first entire episode of DWTS that I actually sat down and watch and voted.
    American Democracy at work... Don't you guys know that ?

    from the get go that the publi

    November 17, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  249. BUS1019

    Seriously it is a tv show. ABC is probably keeping her on for the ratings as alot of people are talking about it and still watching to see if Bristol will get the boot.

    November 17, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  250. Ms. Kitty

    Not a fan of any reality show until recently. This show is so funny to me and contestants/stars/whatever are even hilarious. Now, I've discovered this message post blog board to read what all of you have to say. I'm peeing in my pants laughing. Sweet Lord what has my life come to ??? Laughing so hard I'm choking on my spiddle!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  251. jj

    OK, let's make some suggestions for the next lineup of "stars" on DWTS (if there is a next lineup): Octomom, Charlie Sheen, Balloon Boy's dad, Mel Gibson, Naked Cowboy.....

    November 17, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kay

      Good one jj – LMAO – It would be really entertaining to see some "out there" talent.

      November 17, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ms. Kitty

      Let's not forget to add some of those Desperate Housewives...

      November 17, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  252. tiny nick

    Seriously people are outraged over a popularity contest........if one of Obama's kids was on the show it would be the same way........if it were based on actual talent Brandy would have stayed but its why is everyone mad?

    November 17, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  253. Betty

    You're all NUTS! If you look at past seasons, the winners weren't always the best dancers – They were the viewers' favorites. I personally didn't think Jennifer or Brandy should have been included because they both had previous dance experience but that's the way it's been each season. I enjoy it when the most "improved" dancer wins (ie., Emmit Smith) and hope Kyle wins this time.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  254. D'ante

    Racism is killing this country. Whites outnumber african-americans. In order to be fair, african-american voters should get more 'votes' for each text than whites in order to even it out.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  255. dfo8131

    Could it be that ABC is fudging the numbers? Its all about ratings after all. They have everyone talking about it, writing about it, and the longer Bristol stays more people will be watching it. Therefore, its not the viewing audience’s votes that's keeping/booting dancers but ABC is actually doing the keeping/booting. That is so transparent that the masses can’t see it.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  256. Joe

    i stopped watching when kurt warner was eliminated but i dont get all the outrage how are so many ppl angry tjhat she keeps going further when its ppls votes that determine who moves on whjo the hell r these ppl voting

    November 17, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  257. Steve M.

    I will take a long hard look at next season's lineup before
    making a decision as to whether or not I will watch. If there is even one "star" in the lineup that is in any way connected to a political or controversial figure, I all not watch. BP is not, even in the most exaggerated use of the word a star and should not have been on the show. If it's just about ratings at least get someone who's entertaining. I didn't shoot up my TV last night. I just turned it off. It will remain off for DWTS finale.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  258. Who's Naylin Palin

    Really? Who cares....people vote whether they are GOP, the OCC or the NAACP, either way, popular vote can outweigh judges scores.....If she got the most, she is the most popular, but no necessarily the best dancer....same thing happens on American Idol, America's Got Talent, and America's Funniest Home Videos....I like making stupid posts

    November 17, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  259. Kay

    What is wrong with you people? I give Bristol credit for being brave enough to join the show. She was forced into the spotlight because of her mother at a very difficult time in her young life. People that vote for her may have connections or affection for her mother or her politics, but haven't you ever heard of the "underdog factor"? Fans of the show know that there have been underdog winners in the past. She may not be the best dancer, but she hasn't had any experience with dancing or entertaining, and she has improved immensely. Plus the fact she has conducted herself with courage, grace and dignity. I am no fan of Sarah, but I am a fan of Bristol and I hope she wins! I am so sick of reading these nasty, rude and stupid comments – not just on this blog, but everywhere on the net. There are ways of critisizing people, policies and politics without getting personal and hateful. Smarten up people!

    November 17, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carroll

      If DWTS was a popularity show, i would totally agree with you; but it is not! This is a contest which means that the best should win. DWTS has ruined their reputation with this outcome; i hope they get the message when their fan base decline. Why have the judges (who by the way, judges hashly at times because it is a serious contest) if the outcome is not treated and/or looked upon as being fair? This is not a game whereas the worst dancer (even if he/she is popular) wins; if the girl could dance, i would be for her...but she simply has proven that she is not top notch! She has come a long way; but again, she doesn't deserve to win the trophy; and she knows it!!!!

      November 17, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  260. Brenda Gilmore

    I am the mother of a dancer. She has been dancing for 25 years and has owned her own studio for 3 years. Yes, the dance I know is ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, etc. Still I have sat through enough hours of dancing to know who is and is not a good dancer. Bristol is not. Yes, she has improved but still not a dancer. Jennifer G. is being given grief because she was in Dirty Dancing. Not the same. Her dad is a "hoofer" not a ballroom dancer. She is not only a dancer but an amazing one, with grace and beauty to inspire many to dance. Let's get this right.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  261. Les Sander

    Fairness and honesty, I guess that’s something that doesn’t run in the veins of politicians. Unfortunately, it spilled over in to a dance contest. I said “dance contest”. I didn’t hear the judges scoring contestants on DWTS because they “Waltzed” with amazing popularity. It was the performance. And that’s why we feel so duped, the viewers’ vote was not based on performance. We feel cheated because we won’t get to see the best go against the best. But isn’t that like politics, too. Too many who run for office aren’t the best of the best based on tangible performance, but on who generates the most popularity. So, if popularity is the criteria on DWTS, why didn’t Marlee Matlin win, despite deaf, she did the impossible with beauty, grace, dignity and who never missed a beat despite the fact that she couldn’t hear it? I guess that year the viewers that voted were fair and honest.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  262. the_dude

    I am totally outragged! Why? I do not know.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • popeye

      You're 'outragged'? You have my total sympathy. It is terrible to be out of rags. 🙂

      November 17, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  263. margaret g

    If Obama can get enough votes to run this country then I think Bristol can dance all she wants!

    November 17, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carroll

      Tell the whole story....if this country is ruined, you can also blame George least he is to blame for 99.9%. The girl cannot dance; she has had to be pulled and hanked by her partner all through the dances to get where they are; so please, don't bring the POTUS into the conversation; it only shows how shallow you are!!!

      November 17, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  264. Ed Hollister

    A true travesty has occurred. Further evidence that Tea Partiers are looking at a distorted picture. Sorry Brandy,your self absorption is quite evident, but your dancing was beautiful.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  265. carmela

    DWTS lost all my devotion after last nights elimination! Bristol has no talent and should never have lasted this long but to eliminate Brandy over her is outrageous! To say that she is in the same caliber as Jennifer Gray is delusional! DWTS deserves to be CANCELLED for stupidity!

    November 17, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  266. Kenneth Kyc

    Unfair contest to all the dancers right from the start. I do not feel a tv show who uses the audience "vote" as part of the criterea for who wins and who does not should NOT have as a contestant the son or daughter of a high profile political figure. Politics is a dirty game but the way I see it Bristol's mom worked the phones hard to get her daugher as many votes as she could from a very large fan base allready established.. Brandy all along was the better dancer but obviously does not have the same amount of fans to call on when it came time to vote. I enjoyed the show till last night's results now I don't think I will bother watching it again.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  267. Drandomgirl

    Wow, I have to admit... like the rest of the viewers I was surprise & upset. Nothing against Bristol, she did well, but she clearly was no where near the best of the best.
    Brandy however was a wonderful dancer, I looked forward to seeing her and Maks every week. Brandy seemed so passionate and I really would have loved to see her go all the way. The only reason I will watch next week is to see if she'll take Bruno up on his offer to come back and perform her freestyle dance despite the results. Thanks Showbiz Tonight.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  268. JWalton

    Bristol Palin should have left the show around the time pigeon-toed Situation was voted off, let's get real her lack of talent is beyond me and who are the "einsteins" voting and pretending she is really earning her spot on DWTS.Sure she has improved but so have all the other cast members, if you dont stand for something then you'll fall for anything, which is what most of you have done!Call it what you want I'm a realist, and BP cant dance "really"

    November 17, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  269. Wyoming Jim

    Since when does a Dancing Bear advance to the finals? If a competion is to vote for the underdog, then lets call the show Dancing With The Underdogs!

    November 17, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  270. Carroll

    I guess all one has to do is get "knocked up" as a teenager and boom, You become a star! Bristol is no doubt, lilke her Idiot mom, enjoying all this attention; but we all know the truth....both of them are just hillbillies out for money; her mom has taught her well! It is a shame that DWTS has fallen into their trap...What a crock!!!!! Count me in as one who has also turned their lights off forever! DWTS's intergrity has been ruined forever with me!

    November 17, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  271. John Donegan

    I am starting Fan club in Nashville TN to vote Bristol PLIAIN Off email me at This a man club against unfashionable dancers

    November 17, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  272. Marie MD

    @kariann – Most Alaskans can't stand the famly and the shame they have brought to a once proud state. If they were really voting she wouldn't have gotten as far. The half term's boy toy lost the elections right in her backyard as she looks fondly with those cross eyes of her at Russia.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  273. John Donegan

    I live 150 Troy Donegan RD . I am Metro Police officer for Nashville tn. I can't believe that Bristol has made this far . Bristol should be ashame her self foe gaining votes for just being Sarah Plain daughter

    November 17, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  274. Dorothy Hicks

    With a name like Bubba, no wonder you think Bristol is a hottie!
    This should be the last season for DWTS.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  275. Kathy Brown

    I don't understand writers this is called a dance contest. They are judged by the judges on their dancing and entertainment ability. The audience is not asked to vote for the 'best dancer', they are asked to vote for 'who they want to see next week'. Viewers can WANT to see whomever they wish – There is not right or wrong.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  276. Kariann

    You know why Bristol is still there??? All of Alaska is voting for her!

    November 17, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  277. Marie MD

    @bubba – a hottie? I am not putting anyone down for their weight but she is a porker and has gained weight instead of losing weight like everyone else who has been on the show.
    The only thing hard is the space between your ears. Viagra can help you though.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  278. Zodiac

    Here are my theories on the situation (not THAT situation)
    Ok so it may be rigged (which is sad) for the simple purpose of ratings. Everone is outraged that Bristol is in the top 3 and that is what everyone is talking about. Who wins in this situation? ABC? I guarantee you all will be glues to the TV next week watching the finale hoping Bristol does not win... ABC cashes in on the larger viewing audience, commercials are sold, & the stockholders are happy. The same thing happened when Kate Gosselin was on, everyone loved to hate her & no one could understand why she made it so far. Tea party or help from Mommy, Bristol still made it ithis far.
    Now I am no Bristol Fan (& i don't believe she should be considered a celebrity or "teen advocate") or a bleeding heart libera lbut...just because we are all hiding behind the annonymity of our internet posts we should not be so critical of Bristol. When you are saying she is fat, ugly or whatever, remember that none of us are supermodels. Bristol is a human being too and I'm sure she reads these posts and it does hurt when people say nasty things. She may not be as talented a dancer as the others but she is working hard. She also can not control what Mommy's people do. She makes mistakes just like anyone else.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  279. Bubba

    Bristol is a Hottie! And she can dance ... Brandy was a whiner! A BIG WHINER! So glad she is GONE! Bristol, keep rockin it girl ... you make me so hard!

    November 17, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  280. DWTS Viewer

    Totally agree that Brandi will compete for the finals not Bristol , she should have been eliminated weeks ago but in the other hand, it's not really her fault nor her partner that they're still there. It's the people who voted.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  281. Marie MD

    @mathat butler – I am with you on this one but her mother, the half term, lost the election two years ago and we can't get rid of her no matter how hard we try thanks to the media. So yes, she is the spawn of her mother, so she could care less as long as she wins. This family doesn't deserve anything they have and yet there are people dumb enough to think they are worthy. It's all about them regardless of how stupid and dumb and wooden feet dancer she is.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  282. Lj oswald

    Let Bristol dance-but keep Sarah out of the show--she should have danced as much as it shows her?????? I feel sorry for Bristol-still in her MOTHERS limelight......always will be.....

    November 17, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  283. rainmaker

    DWTS is definitely crossed off my list. In fact, ABC is crossed off my list. Something was and has been amiss with the votes. Bristol is there because of her mom and that stupid tea party. I tried calling for Brandy also and got a wrong number. Hmmmm.....If Bristol beats out Jennifer Grey....SOMETHING IS WRONG.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  284. AnMari

    I saw one comment that read, "...clearly Bristol had more votes than Brandi."
    Hmmm, how many votes did Bristol have?
    How many did Brandi have?
    How many did Kyle have?
    How many did Jennifer have?
    OK, clearly . . .

    November 17, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  285. Benson

    It is amazing how many people fail to think in an objective.I call this 'collective stupidity'. If the whole was about picking up the best dancing pair,then definitely Bristol Palin and her dancing partner would have been axed long ago.While I do give credit to her trying hard,others on this show have tried harder. Common sense should prevail here:Sarah Palin,Bristol's mother has amassed so much political 'I.o.u's by virtue of her political career in the Tea Party Movement.Bristol is simply a beneficiary of her mother's goodwill:she is getting all the votes from all parts of the country where her mother has influence politically (a lot of places)!

    The organizers have turned the show into a sham.I think a lot of viewers no longer feel any amount of goodwill to the final results as they don't reflect the real qaulity of the participants,they have politicized the whole show.To think otherwise is folly.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  286. Guest


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  287. Mary K

    I stopped watching this season because of Bristol. The only thing she is famous for is getting preggers at 17 before marriage. Any dummy can do that. Apparently she can't dance either. I wish the whole family would go back to Alaska.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  288. Matha Butler

    I live Nashville Tn. Bristol should have never got scores like the others. She has the votes but I feel that her mother had a lot to do with this. A lot of pull.... a lot of mom's friends who don't even watch the show called in. Come on!! In the future, Dancing needs to reconsider having politically connected contestants on the show. If they are going to bash true talent and ability with a politician or their kids, come up with a new show. Dancing with politics. I am so disappointed!! There are two words that don't together POLITICS and ENTERTAINMENT. Doe's Bristol Palin really wants to win a contest on national TV that she didn't feel like she didn't deserved. I would not want a prize of something I know , i didn't deserve.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  289. Theresa

    If this "dance" contest is a portent of what's to come in 2012, we all may have to leave the country. Palin and her ilk are dirt-bags who will stop at nothing to win and that includes getting her daughter into the finals for DWTS. Do I think there's been a manipulation of some kind to get the ridiculous results we've seen the last four to six weeks? You betcha!
    I'll watch next week because I want to see people come to their senses and select either Jennifer or Kyle as the winner. However, I'd rather be watching reruns of Law and Order for the fourth or fifth time than see such a travesty take place. I'm sure Bristol is a nice young lady but she has a lot of her mother's audacity to suggest that she belongs in the finals. Don't the judges have the final call on the big prize though? God, I hope so!

    November 17, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  290. Enufsaid

    I haven't really watched it as much anymore. Gets boring especially when they drag out the vote-off show soooo long which should only take about 30 mins of a show anyway. The best one to me is when Emmett Smith was on there. Now it's just more of reality tv people on there. Now the show I WON'T be watching is Skating with the Stars. Who is really going to watch that show? The only true show that has talent is So You Think You Can Dance unlike AI.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  291. Priscilla

    Let us be clear: no one should begrudge a mother wanting her daughter to win, or using her popularity to help that. But Operation Bristol isn't that, and it isn't about conservatives watching (and enjoying) Dancing with the Stars and voting for their favorite candidate: it's about supporting one dancer on a show many of them aren't even watching for strictly political reasons.

    Conservative talk show host Tammy Bruce, in concert with Palin fan sites like Conservatives4Palin (originally started by the woman who now ghostwrites Palin's Facebook page and, reportedly, her Twitter account), started Operation Bristol not to drive more viewers or to encourage more people to watch the show, but to allow them to vote for Bristol without ever having to watch.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  292. Pam

    If it is not political why does satahpac have the phone number on it's site? The palins lie and cheat about everything.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  293. eva

    I agree with Omekongo Dibinga.
    Go Bristol! We love your style and hope you get that mirror ball trophyy!

    November 17, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  294. beaconia

    Brandy was not that good. She was not liked by voters and thats not Bristols fault.I still like the show and hope MS. Grey wins.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  295. Zinga

    Im wondering why some of the commenters feel Brandy is fake? She comes across as intense, passionate and completely real to me. And in response to those who mistook her confidence as conceit, when you have a goal you picture it happening, stay positive and psych yourself up to work towards your goal.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  296. MTM

    Come on people. This show is about learning to dance. On Monday the judges said Bristol nailed the dance. If she nailed it why didn't they give her a 10. Also if you want to talk about politicis and the tea party stuffing the voting box. Then I guess you would have to say that both the democrates and the republicans also voted. There is no conspiracy. Did you ever stop to think that just maybe there are a lot of young supporters out there. I voted for her because she is the underdog. Look what it did for Kelly Osborne. Why not have regular joes? Not everything is about politics. I really don't think the judges on the show vote fairly. They vote for their favorites. I think the american people see that. I don't think anything else has to be ready into it. Just because you do not like Sarah Palin or the tea party, please do not take it out on Bristol. She is becoming her own person, and she should not have to live under her mother's shadow. I for one like the palins and respect them as human beings. Maybe people are afraid.

    November 17, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kay

      Have you read some of the nasty comments here? Thank you for being kind and respectful and sensible.

      November 17, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  297. Marie MD

    @mrduffin. you might want to change your name to mrdufus is you think this imbecilic mother of the non star is going to make it to the presidency of in life. Those veneers and that botox is only going to go so far until the unreal half term and second place in everything she has ever done in life comes to light. The woman is a traitor and so is her husband AKIP anyone?. If we were living at the right time in history they would have been shot as the traitors that they both are . . . . and . . . . this stupid show and her fat daughter wouldn't be shoved down our throats at every turn by the media.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  298. PAL

    This show along with American Idol and Do You Think You Can Dance have never been about the best dancer or singer. They have always been about the most popular. Like someone said the whole state of Alaska might be calling in. Maybe the Tea Party or Sarah Palin supporters are all calling in.
    No one should be surprised if the best gets voted our or the worst wins the contest

    November 17, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  299. mary

    No Palin in the oval office, she said she would rather be outdoors in alaska than in a stuffy building and she needs to work on her english, last time we looked the word frekin was not official english.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  300. roddy

    Hmm if it were popularity contest as so many are saying, she would have lost in the first round!

    November 17, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  301. Annette

    Lighten up people. This is a show about developing a non dancer into a dancer and entertainer, not taking a pop star that has been choreographed and entertaining her entire career further along. This is not political. People think Bristol is adorable – end of story!! I hope she conspiracy theorists will have so much to talk about and speculate on...

    November 17, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • candy

      I beg to differ...most of us do NOT find her adorable...nor the least bit talented. Even the sound of her nasally voice is irratation. (not half as much as her mothers though) Look at all the right wing and tea baggers gives you the number to vote for the cow and even instructions on how to vote online without ever having to watch a show...yeaaahhh..that's real fair.

      November 17, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  302. doris and family, friends

    whoever booked Bristol for the show should be fired. She is not a star, she should not be proud to be a unwed mother she should be home with her son and next season if we watch we hope its not a popularity show but a dancing with stars show and who is the better dancer in the end..

    November 17, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  303. MrDuffin

    Get use to it....Momma Palin will be our next president and it will be a blessing to have someone you can trust in the oval office. The fruitcake in there now is dangerous!

    November 17, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  304. Lj oswald

    Let Bristol dance-but keep Sarah out of the show--she should hve danced as much as it shows her?????? I feel sorry for Bristol-still in her MOTHERS limelight......always will be.....

    November 17, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
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  306. Shawn

    DWTS has become a joke just like American Idol did.... remember when Sanjay remained on the show for so long ? It became apparent that the show was no longer about the person's talent, but about teenage girls sending text messages. Anytime someone as HORRIBLE as Bristol can remain on the show for so long, the show becomes a joke.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  307. a

    I thought this show is dancing with the stars in the first place. Bristiol is not a star so why in the first place she is dancing with the stars. This is really set-up game to promote her future just like her mother. Shame, shame, shame.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • gobblegobble

      Well, I think these "celebrity" based "reality" shows use the word "star" very, very loosely... I mean, I honestly don't recognize at least half of the "stars" on most of these shows. I am convinced that the "stars" go on this show b/c they haven't had much going on career-wise, and they're attempting to make themselves recognizable again.

      November 17, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  308. Marie MD

    I haven't watched the show in years. I was only interested in the first one and after the wrong person won (can't remember her name-from soap opera show) I lost interest
    .That being said I did watch the unwed high school dropout hillbilly on the Ellen Show. She can't dance worth a penny, never mind a dime. I would also like to know why everyone who goes on this show gets in shape and loses weight. Everyone, but this fat "star'. What's up with that. Is she pregnant again? She looks twice the size as her dance partner who looks like a jockey next to her. This is supposed to be a show about dancing and being able to do it right. She dances like she has a broom the half term's maybe) attached to her back. SHE IS HORRIBLE!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  309. shawn

    Dwts another good show gone bad

    November 17, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  310. deej

    I tuned in to DWTS for the first time this year to watch Kurt Warner. I actually thought that the best dancer would win. I realize now that it is simply a popularity contest not a dancing contest. Bristol has the most prior to show fans, Bristol wins. I sort of thought it would be balanced, part dance skills part popularity, but I was obviously wrong.

    I have no anomosity against any of the dancers I am just puzzled as to how they count the votes and as to whether the dancing skill or performance counts AT ALL.

    Bristol has improved a lot, as have some of the other non-dancers. I still do not understand how people whom I consider professional dancers get to enter the contest at all. Jennifer Gray is a wonderful dancer and has been professionally trained since childhood. Same could be said for many others. Disappointing. But that Disney kid is truly an entertainer! Love him!

    November 17, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  311. cheryl

    Yes, I too am disappointed in this vote!!Bristol should have been voted OFF long ago...It's obvious who is running this show–Sarah Palin. and her Republican backers that are voting.Brandy,Jennifer,and Kyle are MUCH BETTER dancers than Bristol ever was.Don't get me wrong she has improved a little since the show started,BUT she is not better than the other three!!!!She does not deserve that trophy . The trophy should go to the best dancer not the one who can get voters to vote in millions of votes because her name happens to be [SARAH PALIN] they should demand a recount.....

    November 17, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  312. Robin

    Brandi should be in the finals, not Bristol. This is all political. Bristol can not dance. She continues to be in the bottom week after week. I certainly hope more people vote this week for either Jennifer or Kyle. They certainly deserve the trophy, not Bristol. Did you see the commercial she made with the "Situation"? I thought her big deal was telling girls to steer away from s*x, not have safe s*x. Bristol's a phony.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  313. Carter

    If people would just stop and think for a moment they would realize the Bristol Palin's win was not about politics or race but demographics. DWTS is a family oriented show where (with the exception of a few crazies who shoot their television and call for George to bring down ABC) most of the viewers are children, teen girls, and their mothers. Most of these are the same demographic who make up the Tea Party Movement, watch Disney, and could never forget Baby. These same folks are the ones who forced DWTS to take time to clarify what was thought to be a "booing" of Sarah Palin earlier in the series. The fact that almost every major news networks website has this story on their front page is testimony enough of the power of Sarah Palin. Every news anchor talks about her (good or bad), every comedian tries to make fun of her, and every newspaper has a story on her. TMZ even hacked into a 16 year-old Willow's facebook to get a scoop to put on their front cover.

    Max said it best, he was glad his family decided to move from Russia to America so their votes would count and this is just another example of the person who gets the most votes winning. No more, no less.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  314. Linda C

    Good grief! Get a grip people! There is some drama every season on EVERY reality show. It's what draws viewers! Go ahead. Stop watching a show you love because your favorite (who doesn't know or care that you even exist) got booted. Do you think the producters care that you just swore off watching the show? Nope. They just got more viewers who are curious as to why you are throwing such a temper tantrum.

    It's not Bristol's fault. She was made an offer and took her chance to make some money for her and her child. It's not politics. (Psst...There aren't any conspiracies to vote for her to support the Tea Party movement. Why? They have more important things to do than vote for a reality show.) Point your fingers towards and – more importantly as a post above noted – the fact that people identify with her and they root for the underdog. I think Jennifer Grey dances wonderfully but I will give Bristol credit for hanging in there and doing her best!

    November 17, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • gobblegobble

      I completely agree! People are extremely too obsessed with this "reality"'s gone too far, folks!

      November 17, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • popeye

      What people are obsessed with is the political undertone of the whole thing. I believe DWT jumped the shark in the very beginning by having Bristol on the show. It is the only reason I've even been following the show results, not really watching. I kind of suspected these results from the beginning.

      November 17, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • gobblegobble

      I think the accusations of politics are absurd. For one reason, why would ABC risk angering half of their viewers...they know how many Dems are out there, and that would be moronic of them to take that chance. Anyone with common sense can see that. Honestly, people just get too amped up at the slightest political know why ABC did have Bristol as a contender on the show? They did it to raise the ratings and get people amped up...and it worked, here we are, discussing a show that, honestly, doesn't matter at all. It's just a show...a means of entertainment. People are taking it way too seriously. Nothing political about it beyond the fact that they wanted to get people talking...mission accomplished.

      November 17, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  315. Mathew

    Here is what I think viewers say and voted n. Brandy, while talented, had no emotion and did nothing to win the crowd. She comes from a singing & entertainment background so she is way ahead of Kyle or Bristol. Kyle has terrible footwork and is out of sync most of the time with Lacey. He seems to be getting the "ABC/Disney" vote and no one is saying anything. When Adrianna got knocked off I was surprised. But every season better dancers have lost out to fan favorites. Tis year, Bristol, a true unknown to entertainment of any kind, is the underdog like kelly Osbourne was last year. And the winner will be Jennifer Grey who danced into our hearts in "Dirty Dancing" and who isn't afraid to remind us of that all the time. Plus she the best dancer.

    PS – I think Lacey and Mark have done an incredible job with their partners. Corky too!

    November 17, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • popeye

      Do you seriously think it is just viewers voting, especially for Bristol? This truly has more at its base than just dancing.

      November 17, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  316. gp

    There is a big loophole for voting on "Dancing", it is called SKYPE !!!

    This loophole is made possible as ABC/Dancing accepts calls without caller ID such as the ones coming from the SKYPE service.

    Most computer programmers can create auto-dialing code (ROBO-CALL or ROBO-DIAL) for SKYPE.

    The DWTS phone system cannot tell SKYPE from a regular phone line ! Remember how many Robo-calls you got prior to the elections? This is more of the same, only now is being used to create an aura of popularity.

    All of this is part of a concerted effort to put positive spin on the Palins, courtesy of the many billions of the Koch brothers and their political arm (the Tea party).

    For those marketing-ignorant DEMOCRATS out there, the Palin's re-spin uses a MARKETING technique called IMAGE MANAGEMENT. Since NEWS has turned into INFOTAINMENT it is very easy to re-shape the image of anyone (thanks to the 24-hour media cycle).

    November 17, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  317. tom

    I am total agreement....will NOT watch this show next year. I hope ABC and it's producers are happy they've ruined an entertaining show by putting people on it like that Gosselin mess...situaion...and no talent nasal-toned whiner Bristol. She doesn't even want to be there. It's a disgrace and the network should be ashamed of themselves. I'm done with it.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  318. Sam

    I'm not sure I beleive the complaints that right wingers have rigged the voting in favor of Bristol Palin. If that were true then Tom Delay would not have been voted off as early as he was when he appeared on the show. Don't get me wrong, I think most of Sarah Palin's supporters are dishonest and sneaky, but I can't give them credit for the intellingence it would take to right the voting on DWTS.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • SandyB

      I didn't believe it either until I saw this:

      November 17, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • LC

      So, anyone that has different opinions than you are not only dishonest and sneaky, they are stupid too??? Wow. Talk about a closed minded, shallow and prejudiced outlook. FYI, we tried to call in for Bristol because 1. We don't like Kyle and didn't want him in the final and 2. thought Brandy would be safe. Incidently, we were unable to vote for Bristol – causing DH to speculate liberals hacked the PBX preventing us from voting for her. I didn't think that liberals would be that hateful about a silly TV show – until I read the posts on this board. As I said elsewhere, why is nobody complaining that the Kyle kid is still on?? He's nice and funny, but I can't stand to watch him, and think he should've been gone long ago.

      November 18, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  319. popeye

    Everyone has to accept that the Palins have become political lightning rods. That is what this is really about like it or not.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  320. Sunnysout

    Was it a big secret that BP would be a contestant on the show? Why are all the haters saying they are not going to watch anymore when you didn't even have to watch from the start. You tuned in to see her, just like everyone else did. Hypocrites!

    November 17, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justified

      Don't tell me who I tuned in to see! i watched DWTS in spite of Bristol being on it, not because.

      November 17, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  321. DennisR

    I admit I liked Brandy and thought she should have won DWTS! On another note, I am SICK of Jennifer Grey! She's always flaunting her aches and pains and bragging about how she's overcome adversity....well join the club sister!! do you think that's going to make people "falsely admire" you?? come on! give it a break! Are we feeling a little less confident? I see the ugly look on your face when you're not aware the cameras are on you. You try to appear down to earth, but you're not fooling very many people. I hope you know.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  322. Dan the Man

    I gave up when Audrina was eliminated. DWTS has 'jumped the shark.'

    November 17, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  323. Rlg

    If Bristol does win the trophy, DWTS has lost this viewer forever and forever is a long time. Brandy dances circles around Bristol and has from the very beginning.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  324. Linda

    Good for getting rid of Brandy – yes she was a good dancer – but she also was very conceited and sure of herself. During an interview on Larry King she was asked who she thought would win – and who she would root for – and of course she said herself.......
    Come on people – give Bristol a break – she is trying hard and from all interviews we have heard people really find her nice and like her – so she got pregnant as a teenager – WOW can you imagine – teenagers pregnant –
    I do not think people voted for her because of her mom but rather that she was trying – and for the person who asked what her partners name was – FORKLIFT? – shame on you – are you perfect? Think not or you wouldn't have said some of the things you said..........Wake up people – this is a show for entertainment – it is not going to change the outcome of your life..............

    November 17, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  325. BytesTN

    I hope Bristol Palin wins so all you whiners will stop watching and the show will get cancelled. Then we won't have to put up with all this nonsense. (Oh wait...those of you who will stop watching amount to a hill of beans and your viewership is it won't matter)

    November 17, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  326. Chellie

    This just a pure bunch of nonesense! The teabaggers are voting but the lines were rigged Monday! I will not watch another season of DWTS. The elimination of Mya a couple of seasons ago and now Brandy! Outrage.....Bristol should have been gone week 2.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  327. B.H.

    Brisol should have left long ago!!! Before Brandi, Kurt, Rick & Adrianna....they could ALL dance better then her! I am totally mad at the way that they can get voted for, to stay on whether they can dance or not! If they dont change their system for judging & voting I'm going to quit watching DWTS!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  328. SandyB

    It's the email vote, folks! Right wing websites have announced that you don't need a valid email address to vote in DWTS. So many Palin admirers have voted MANY times using fake email addresses. One person commented that she used all her spam email addresses and voted. That helps to explain alot. In past seasons the bad dancers faded toward the end because the public is intelligent enough to vote for the best dancer. But when the voting is done illegally.......

    November 17, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  329. Amy

    It is sad that this show is no longer about dance. Keeping somone on the show for a couple episodes for ratings is OK, but when we get to the finals, we expect to see amazing dancers. I'm sorry to be blunt, but who wants to watch a mannequin dance? I'm out.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  330. JusSayin

    If BP has any decency and moral ground, she'd quit. Taking something you know you rightfully don't deserve is stealing...she is taking spots and opportunities to win from those that rightfully deserve to still be competing. that would make her a thief.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  331. cAROLEk


    November 17, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • [lol]

      That's politics! I'm sure Bristol would be better off without her mom's help, though she would not have gotten as far.

      Doesn't matter... daughters of politicians are not "stars." No political figure should be on the show, because the bias for that automatically skews the results.

      November 17, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  332. Brian

    Truthfully, I did sort of get into DWTS and having the beautiful Bristol Palin on is total ratings genius. I watched a little bit last season until Tom DeLay quit. After that, it was more like celebrities who already know how to dance dancing with professional dancers and pretending like they did not know how to dance. It was unwatchable. Bristol is now the only commoner on the show. If she was booted, that would have been the end of my viewership. Bristol is what this show is supposed to be about. I am glad she is still in this. I thought the black kid and the peroxide blonde should have gone, and Brandy and her pal should be in. That would be AWESOME if Bristol wins.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  333. Laurie

    I have been watching this show since it began (first season), and there is always a bit of a popularity contest, but the really good ones usually end up at the finals. In the beginning, I didn't think Bristol could dance her way out of a paper bag. She has gotten better (good for her), but I believe Brandy should be there instead of her.
    I will not watch the finals next week. Not if there is a possibility that the season's worst dancer could win. What's the point?

    November 17, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  334. del

    Palin is on the show because she is well connected, has a life story that resonates, and has a nice smile. She does have to dance, but, I suspect, the votes for her aren't a commentary on her dancing. While her comments that her survival does not relate to politics are silly, it is equally silly to say that we don't understand. Lots of folks who support her mom see themselves as pulling for the underdog, the outsider, and lots of those people watch reality tv and vote. And, the format of the show gives equal weight to the vote as is given to the view of experts. This has happened before, and it will again, so get over it. It is more akin to the WWF than the Olympics.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  335. Victor

    If Bristol actually wins next week they should just cancel the show. How can you justify having the subpar dancer be the champion???!!!
    As far as I'm concerned Jennifer Grey should win, but if there really is a Tea Party conspiracy going on and the vote is fixed, then ABC should just can the show after this season ends.
    There's no way you could take this show seriously ever again if something like that should happen.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  336. PeeperReaper

    Just like the Tea don't have to be good, you just got to get people to vote for you. Then what? This is the problem with the USA today. The best aren't rewarded and we settle for mediocre.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  337. Don

    I agree wih the last statement. She may be the downfall of the show, just as her monster mother was the downfall of he grand OLD party!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  338. sugar

    what's next in reality tv, the dugar family tribe hosting their own dancing with stars. I think its sad, people use to at least try to be discreet when they were crooked, wrong and out right cheating, but now they don't care. Rock on Brandy, you were the best dancing duo. Bristol really looks silly and foolish now. You're the people choice.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  339. Rudy's Mom

    The decision was up to AMERICA..... If AMERICA thought that Brandy should've stayed then she would have stayed.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • SandyB

      Oh yeah? How do you explain this?

      November 17, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  340. SW

    Go Bristol!!!!! The Palin family is so amazing. They are normal, down to earth people and I love how supportive they are of each other. The average american family can relate to them and that is why everyone loves them so much. Its awful that most of the people that post things are just hateful to Bristol. She didn't do anything wrong. Leave her alone if you don't have anything nice to say. Keep dancing Bristol. I can't wait to watch you in the finals!

    November 17, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  341. ZinAngel

    Political... all political. Just goes to show you what the far right and the teabaggers will vote for. It's like they're all drinking cool aid or something; under a hypnotic spell, or just plain blind and deaf. It's too bad they are practicing their voting skills on DWTS when they should be educating themselves on the political policies and making educated decisions for the next election. But then I always get in trouble for thinking.... and looking for the best and common sense in others. We are all in trouble with this radical type of thinking and action. My votes are for Jennifer Grey, and everyone else I can convince to cast their votes on the finale. If people like Palin want to compete on TV, make a talent show for amateurs..........

    November 17, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  342. deb

    This show is a complete joke! Bristol Palin not only cannot dance but has absolutely no personality so for those of you who say you "like her" I ask, why? What's to like? She stands up there like a log, has nothing to say, can't dance, has no sensuality at all, is not comforable in her own skin, so even when she gets the steps right she still looks like a stiff log up there on the dance floor. I was disgusted after they voted Florence off. Even Florence, at 75 or 76, was a MUCH better dancer than Bristol. Pathetic.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • ZinAngel

      Deb, so true. Facebook feedback last night was astounding. The Palins even got on there and cursed at people, showing their true colors. Whatever happened to 15 minutes of fame? These people keep doing and saying whatever it takes to stay in the public eye (and solicit votes). If Palin truly believes what she said on her new show that she would rather be in Alaska than involved in politics.... then why did she say today that she is strongly considering running in 2012? What a joke! And shame on ABC for showing her mug and taping all her comments to be aired during the time that was to be taken by Bristol. Surely as a young adult, touring and sharing her wealth of info about getting pregnant and being a single mother.... she definitely has a voice and plenty to say, so keep her mom off the tv! Better yet, both of them!

      November 17, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • leslie

      Yes, deb. It is not just about Brandy. It is about at least four other inexperienced dancers who were truly better than Bristol, but got voted off. I felt sorry for all of them. And Bristol just thinks she deserves everything. I would be so embarrassed in her position. Like mother like daughter!

      November 17, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  343. PBooker

    I have watched DWTS since the first season when the controversy was Kelly Manoco winning over John O'Hurley because she was an actress on an ABC soap opera. Due to that controversy, they had a dance off and John O'Hurley won. ABC knew that ratings are gained by "CONTROVERSY". They also knew that ratings come from the free style dance. Derek Hough has won the mirror ball twice because of his freestyle. Mark Ballas has won twice because of his freestyle. Max Chermokowsky has been in the finals 3 times and each time the judges have dissed the dances. The night they had to pick a song, because of Max's choreography the judges complained again especially Carrie Anne Inaba. It further showed ABC that Max could not rally the crowd for the entertainment factor in a freestyle. Don't get me wrong ... for Latin and Ballroom Max is a fantastic choreographer but he is just not great at other styles therefore he can't bring the "WOW" factor. This is not about Brandy or Bristol Palin. Bristol just happened to give them the controversy (the icing on the cake) to make people angry enough to tune in for the finals to see if she could possibly pull it off and win. This is about RATINGS! RATINGS! RATINGS! Poor Brandy was in the wrong place, at the wrong time and with the wrong partner as far as ABC is concerned. They need the ratings to get the big ad champaigns, to get the "BIG MONEY". Plain old business, that is why I stopped getting angry years ago and now just look at DWTS for the entertainment. It would be great if one season they really had stars on that had no dance experience and allow them to grow into dancers.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  344. Brenda E.

    Really? Conspiracy? Palinphobia does exist I guess. Bristol is 19 yo...give her a break Doesn't everyone get it that DWTS is a popularity contest>>>not a talent contest!!! And Brandy and Max (love him but....) were so arrogant on the show as if no one could beat wonder no one voted for her....she should've been more gracious.....good for Bristol.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
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  345. stacy

    by the way....Jennifer and her little partner need to learn how to ACT like professionals. The way they stood there with their jaws dropped was terrible. They behavior did it for me.....I will call and vote for anyone other than Jennifer Gray.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  346. stacy

    Thank God Brandy is done.....I couldn't take it anymore. Please let Jennifer be next....if I hear about one more pain that she has I'm going to choke. Bristol has every right to still be there. She is not a singer and/or dancer, but she has really come along. I couldn't stand the disney kid early on, but I'm hoping that he wins....he has really turned into a dancing machine.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  347. Lois

    Well I tell u what, there were 3 people that beat Brandy not just Bristol. How about Kyle he isn't as good as Brandy and he got voted in, but no one is talking about that ohh noooo. People are so hateful. Go Bristoil!!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  348. alex

    this show is rigged! i called consistantly for brandy&couldnt get through then i went on the website&it wouldnt allow me to vote for her. really this show is stupid&there will be riots if bristol wins

    November 17, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  349. Sherri

    Everyone that feels strongly about Bristol Palin still being on DWTS should go to ABC and send them an email about your opinion and frustrations. They will never see any of these on CNN.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  350. dubw

    Teabaggers have destroyed the DWTS. If you like what they did on the show, then you are going to love what they are doing in Congress. A total travesty. Y'all have your passports ready there may be time to escape.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  351. Phil

    It's a TV show people! Get a life!

    November 17, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  352. Lady -T

    Yes you're rigth; it is all political , The show is just garbage, will not be watching the show,or the finals"SO SAD"

    November 17, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  353. Pusser

    When you make it a popularity contest and you give the audience 50% of the power, they vote who they LIKE, not who's best. To make this more fair, the judging should perhaps be 67%. Now the judges will be forced to give Bristol lower scores than they would otherwise next week to counter the flood of Tea Party votes who will support her, even if she falls flat on her face.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  354. Nikki

    Yes! This is so very ture Lori! Just tired of everyone making everything into a political mess! Augh! Really PEOPLE! It's a SHOW!

    November 17, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  355. jack

    Why is everyone so surprised? That's how we vote for our presidents. If they have charm or chrisma and in the last case black then Americans will vote for them. Forget that they need experience. DWTS is just a popularity contest. Talen't doesn't mean a thing.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  356. Mitch

    Congratulations DWTS your fan base is largely palin fans.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  357. Bob Saget

    Fortunately, Tom Bergeron still has AFV. Brooke Burke will be out on the street.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  358. brandy is CLASSY

    Brandy totally showed HIGH CLASS. I hope KYLE WINS................KYLE IS THE BEST...........................

    November 17, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  359. Les Frazin

    Garry is roght. This has become a political contest rather than a talent show. If it was a talent show BP would not be on it. The producers brought her on to bring the teabaggers ouit of their trailers. Last night was an absolute farce and the ABC producers caiused it

    November 17, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Les Frazin

      GARRY WAS RIGHT, NOT ROGUE. But we cannot turn off DWTS because that will guarantee BP will win, of she hasn't already been chosen by the other cartoon characters at Disneyland

      November 17, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  360. holmer

    Dancing with the Stars is such a bogus show. Derek always gets partnered with someone with previous dance experience(Nicole, the swimsuit model, etc).Jennifer herself stated she had been dancing since she was 3. Mark gets partnered with the sweet girls – Bristol, Kristi, the young gymnast, the cheetah girl, etc. You can predict every season who each dancer will be partnered with. Obviously, Mark is the better teacher if Bristol has progressed from being a non-dancer to where she is now and Jennifer is dancing at the same level. The question is, what criteria should be used to determine who wins...the person that walked in with 47 years of dance experience and hasn't improved or the person that never danced in her life and has made improvement. The show is not fair in that aspect and the playing ground should be leveled in the future. Lets see Ken-doll wannabe Derek teamed with a true non-dancer and see how far he goes. Sick of him and Jennifer's whining – she really is "Baby".

    November 17, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  361. Anna

    I smell the spirit of VanDoreen Past (game show fraud – $64,000 Question, for those under 55). It would be interesting to see if a Certified Audit matched show producer results. It wouldn't be an easy story, but if there has been tampering ... the benefits to the exposer would be HUGE. I think last night's results were more about ratings than politics or talent.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Caleb

      For the past two weeks I have tried to vote on ABC's web site but was denied even though I used the same name and password I had used successfully before. My vote was not for BP. It seems obvious the show is set for ratings rather than a true contest.

      November 17, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  362. weird all right

    Very Sad & disappointing. I'm so sorry. Palin should be gone.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  363. Kareen

    Sarah Palin destroyed the atmosphere in American politics with her mouth and her Tea Party and now managed to get wonderful dancers like Brandy kicked off DWS over her daughter who dances like a dead Moose.
    I know it's all about voting, but even a Palin supporter should see who can dance and who can't.
    Unless the Judges walk off that show, I am done watching.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  364. Morgen

    Curious how many of those upset about Brandy leaving voted for her? Do you watch the show, sit back without voting and then get mad on Wed morning? I watch the show each week and made sure to vote for Bristol each week because she is the opposite of hollywood and I love that about her. She never expected to make it this far and has been thankful for each week. Brandy came into this expecting the win, never imagining she would be voted off. An article in People today quoted Brandy as saying " I'm so proud of me, and I say that humbly." Um, if you have to point out that you say it humbly, then you aren't humble. Bristol truly shows humilty and I think people want to reward her for that. Enough with the conspiracy theories!

    November 17, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  365. mary rangel

    Some of these comments about Bristol are so mean. She's a child for God's sake. Leave her alone. Yes, she should have been gone along time ago but the public wants her to stay. I'm sorry for Brandy but Baby was gonna know her out anyway.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  366. Bonnie

    I seriously may never watch this program again.

    November 17, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  367. Amy

    While I agree that Brandy was the more deserving contestant, I do believe calling it a "conspiracy" is a bit ridiculous. What would ABC possibly have to gain by rigging votes in BP's favor? The entertainment industry is notoriously liberal and the notion that somehow the tea party has infiltrated and taken over is truly off the deep-end.

    Have Tea Party members voted multiple times for her? Sure. Have fans of other stars ever done the same? Absolutely. This conspiracy talk is ludicrous. I'm liberal and I vote liberal, but the disgusting, hate-filled banter I hear from angry Dems right now sickens me. Sure, they interviewed her mom. They interviewed all of the other contestant's families too. Lighten up- it's a TV SHOW.

    As far as her not being a star? Eh... she's in the public eye. How is she any less deserving of being on the show than Steve Wozniak? He's not a "star". Again... lighten up.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  368. cheyenne22

    Its so sad that Brandy and Maks were booted, its sad..Bristol no talent a**, should hav been booted the first night. Brandy and Maks excellent and should hav became #1. ITS them DA**, REPUBLICANS AND TEA PARTY...They r sending us a message....The MESSAGE I'M SENDING, NOT TO WATCH DWTS AGAIN...I'VE HAD ENOUGH and this is SO SAD....when are we all going to get ahead together, when......GOOD BYE DWTS....SO SAD...

    November 17, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  369. Nikki

    I agree REA! I am not a fan of Maks is very arrogant and Brandy also was confident that her and marks were going to get that Trophy! I truly have enjoyed watching all of the dancers this season! Jennifer Grey is fantastic and a beautiful dancer and Kyle has done amazing as well. Bristol is growing as a dancer and
    has had No training at all..just needs to work on the connection but the moves are there!

    November 17, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  370. Lori

    The purpose of the show when it originated was to acknowledge the person who made the most progress dancewise.
    Dancers or performers such as Jennifer and Brandy had dance backgrounds to begin with so they have not shown
    marked progress thru the weeks. Remember the premise of the show when you are complaining.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  371. Lolly

    Brandy's exit from DWTS is a shame. Bristol survives due to notoriety, not actual talent or skill. I've watched this show from day one but if Bristol wins due to hers and her Mother's politics, this will be the last time and I'm sure others feel the same way.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lesll

      I will NOT watch DWTS anymore if Palin wins. It is an insult that she is even going to the finals. I guess the Palins have NO SHAME. They are so out of touch with reality. She should have stepped aside when it was obvious her talent had nothing to do with the votes.

      November 17, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  372. pete

    ok, as a long time fan of DWTS, heres what happened. I call it the american idol effect. when it gets down to this level, its no longer about talent but popularity. even more so on dwts, these are celebrities, this is where thier fan bases have to step up and vote, vote vote. as great of a dancer as she is, the reality is Brandy, no longer has a large fanbase, most people today barly remember who she is. the baby boomers are voting in large numbers for jennifer nobody puts baby in a corner gray, obviously bristol has the entire tea party and republican party voting for her mothers daughter. kyle massey has all of disney nation voting for him. theres your top three. how many times on american idol has the most talented singer got voted off. lets see, how about jennifer hudson. kicked off in the fourth round. one good thing though, dwts has served as a rebirth for a number of celebs on the show, maybe this just what Brandy needed to jumpstart her career.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • s

      Pete- I get what you are saying, but with Idol, the contestants are not stars, not even quasi-stars. II think the good ones get voted off because we have gotten wise to the American Idol machine. I would rather see a Jennifer Hudson-type talent get voted off early so they are not consumed with all the rules and restrictions that winners and runner ups are and can go on make their records and entertain me! The last fews seasons I believe that is what happened.

      November 17, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  373. Julie Sellick

    The whole thing is a mess. Bristol should have been sent home weeks ago, and I'm sure she knows that. She should gracefully quit the show. She shouldn't have ever been asked to be on the show in the first place. When did a unwed pregnant teenager become a "Star"??? DWTS should be cancelled.
    As a faithful viewer from the very beginning, I will never watch the show again.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sunnysout

      why should she bow out? And your comment about pregnant, unwed teens is just plain lazy. If the votes are in her favor, America is speaking and clearly wants her to remain on the show. Maybe she is getting votes because of the effort and weekly improvement. As a fan, I would like that. I don't understand why she was asked to compete on the show because she isn't a star. I get the appeal to want her on, because of her mother, but I don't know what her relevancy is to the public. Maybe they need to have a Dancing with the Kids of Stars. But I don't think she should bow out just because we don't know why she is on the show or is not who we are voting for. People are voting for her, apparently lots of people.

      November 17, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  374. GCMich

    Also keep in mind could be" SKATING with the Stars". At least ABC is smart enough to not put garbage like that on TV.

    Wait a second....

    November 17, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  375. K

    Seriously you people are stupid to sit here and complain about the fact that Bristol made it while Brandy didn't. You want to know why she was able to stay in for as long as she did and still go to possibly win this thing is because she has a fan base, not a damn political base of viewers voting her in every week. Not everyone in politics loves her mother–so why would they vote for her. Her fan base see themselves in her–she came from not having any dance or famous background like these other contestants–they see what they can become through her. So get off your moral high horse, don't be stupid and shoot up your televisions and do something more productive with you lives. Blame yourselves for the problems not Bristol or whatever else you will inevitably do. Yes the judges give scores but that doesn't necessarily give you a shoe-in for going on to the next week–fans do and maybe you all should vote instead of complain on the message boards the next day.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sunnysout

      K- I agree with you. BP has carved out her own fan niche. But it all still begs the question, why would they put her on DWTS, given she is not a star? I highly doubt there is anything sinister going on with the voting. It is a popularity contest and she seems to be holding on because people are voting for her. People in this forum need to be mad at their fellow fans and not at BP. Fans are keeping her on the show. If your favorite is gone, then they weren't the majority favorite. Fair weather fans, all !!

      November 17, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  376. Todd

    It's that old hag sarah palin shes paying the network to keep her daughter in! It is an outrage! Bristol should have been out of DWTS a long time ago

    November 17, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  377. Wes

    Brandy is obviously a better dancer than Bristol but she did have some drama issues. My thought on the voting issue is maybe as the contest goes along, the viewer votes count for a smaller percentage of the score, and the judges scores count for more of the total. That way the last few have to actually have dancing ability and not rely solely on fan voting. The fan vote would still matter towards the end, but just not as much!

    November 17, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  378. markus

    can someone explain to the poster "Red" that their precious "Tea Party" may be comprised of Americans, but it is little more than a fringe movement and that many of the political opportunists within it are just as much "insane dopes" as the ones in Washington, if not moreso (Christine O'Donnell, anyone?).

    There are MANY proud Americans who do not buy into this Tea Party garbage.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  379. Outraged IN Texas


    November 17, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • MayansWereRight

      The end of the world is near......Brandy got kicked off "dancing with unknown people"

      oh my gawd.....

      November 17, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • GCMich

      lol. I'm thinking lawsuit too!!

      November 17, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesse Ventura

      It is a conspiracy.......brandy=alcohol=drink=tea=tea party.........Now we see what REALLY HAPPENED!

      WHAT the government does not want you to KNOW!

      November 17, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • TheDayTheEarthStoodStill

      Brandy was voted off DWTS!!!

      we will all remember the tragic moment on november 16th 2010....the hour, the minute and who we were with.....
      the earth actually stopped when the results of DWTS were shown....
      will the earth ever recover?

      November 17, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stars?

      I am more outraged at the lack "of stars" Hey come to the Groove in Houston you have a better chance of dancing with a star.....The only person I knew was Kurt Warner....I hope ABC renames the show to "dancing with unknown people who think they are stars"

      November 17, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • AngryinFlorida

      I called in sick today.....I refuse to work until Mandy gets back the show...I heard there was rioting in Tampa Florida over this!
      It is obvious on what is going here and I am so OUTRAGED!....I am working on a website and it should be up and running later

      November 17, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • RageInAlabama

      Right after ABC announced the results .I I called my doctor because I just could not handle the truth....It was heartbreaking.
      I may check into the psych ward later because of the rage.I have been a huge fan of Brandy since she was in Clueless with Alicia Silverstone...SHE DESERVES BETTER.....I AM OUTRAGED!!!!

      November 17, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |

      We need to ORGANIZE PEOPLE....We will gather at the LIncoln Memorial in Washington D.C. over the weekend.......
      Follow me on twitter--.BringBrandyBack....
      Thanks........I am so OUTRAGED!!!!

      November 17, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • OhThePAIN

      There is a support group meeting tonight at 8p.m. in Dallas Cowboy Stadium if any one is interested are sold out but you may be able to get tickets from a scalper...I paid 20 k for mine...see you all there...I can not express the OUTRAGE!

      November 17, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sandy


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  380. Diana

    If Bristol does win DWTS lost me as a viewer as I will know it is fixed!!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  381. REA

    Maybe instead of posting messages of outrage on this site, everyone complaining about Bristol should have been voting and getting their friends to vote. IMO Brandy can thank Max for getting her voted off because personally, I started voting against Max for being so arrogant and being a smart mouth the judges. And I think that goes back to when he was manhandling Brandy in training, no matter how much they tried to get Brandy to say it was OKAY with her.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  382. jessica

    Last I heard, this show was supposed to be about improving yourself, growing as a person and feeling good that you're giving it all your best?! Bristol has gone out there with absolutely no skill and has improved tremendously. If you don't appreciate the show for what its based on, then don't watch it!

    November 17, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  383. Sherry

    She really is hard to watch ... she knows she is not the best dancer and should step down – QUIT like your mother did!

    November 17, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • LaughOutLoud

      ha ha!!!
      people forget "Mama Grizzly" was elected and then resigned quietly on a july 4th holiday weekend....

      November 17, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  384. Maggie Lee

    I stopped watching when Bristol got on the show. Haven't watched one episode this year.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  385. mary

    Everyone knows how the show works when they agree to do it. I agree Bristol is not the best dancer, however she is obviously getting a lot of votes and that is how the show works. As far as all of the mean and judgemental comments about her, that is totally uncalled for. Everyone makes mistakes and especially when you're young.
    I do think some of this is because the American people, as demonstrated in the election, have finally been awakened and are tired of liberals and Hollywood trying to push everything down our throats.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  386. GCMich

    Folks....I think the real question here is how did Kyle make it so far? He jumps around with a big smile on his face missing half of his steps, but the judges tell him he's an "entertainer". At least Pailin is trying. She at least realizes it's a dance show, not a popularity contest.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  387. Sunnysout

    Why doesn't everyone just quit watching the show. Or better yet, create your own "(whatever) with the Stars" and then you can have all the control you want over who is worthy of being on the program.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  388. Beverly

    Bristol has never been any kind of dancer. She is usually out of sync with the music and now some of the really good dancers have been eliminated because she's a Palin, granted a chubby, no talent but still a Palin. DWTS has really screwed up their program because of having her on the show...the judges need to have more leverage in the final vote to keep a no talent like Bristol from getting to the finals. She is a little better that she was at first but Mark mostly just drags her fat buttt all over the floor to try to make it look like she is actually doing the steps. The scary part is her Mother, the one that quit as Governor of Alaska, might actually be able to move this bunch of "pretenders" to 1600 PA.Ave. in 2012 and then we really will be in a mess. No more DWTS for me. They managed to ruin their own show.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  389. Tina

    really.....I thought couples were VOTED out by the PEOPLES vote!! The public has spoken – deal with it!!

    November 17, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  390. Watcher

    Why so surprised? The people voting for Bristol Palin are the same ones that voted for Kris Allen in American Idol last year. Kris who? You know, the guy that supposedly beat Adam Lambert, international superstar? You betcha! Middle America at work again.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  391. Red

    Tea Party????? Who do you think the tea party is??? Its Americans that are sick of the insane dopes in Washington destroying this country

    November 17, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • GloryGirl

      Red, I agree with you, I AM sick of the idiots in Washington who are destroying this country. And they're called... Republicans!

      November 17, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  392. cfi_dude

    Bristol won on the "common man" vote. She is not as good of a dancer as Brandy nor many other of the wonderful dancers. But Brandy was fake and tended to get on our nerves. Maks did her no help in mouthing off and the voting results proved this. The average person doesnt like complainers, we hear too much of it during the day and then we subject ourselves to it even more in these silly forums. Guess what?!? I enjoyed watching Bristol give it her best and I am glad she has survived. We got to the point where we actually wanted to see her next week to see her improvement. Brandy...again...she got irritating to listen to even though her dancing was flawless.

    Though I have to admit its sad to hear that all these people are crying over who lost out on the DWTS "elections" and I would bet a good majority of them did not even vote in the latest elections where YOUR VOTE TRULY COUNTS. Folks, get your life and your priorites straight. Its a show, its entertainment and I enjoyed it. If you dont, you have the right to not watch the show.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  393. Phantom

    If Bristol wins so be it. I have voted for her and will continue to do so. Why? Well, Nicole should never have been on the show along with Buzz, Florence, Cloris. Nicole has danced most of her life. Of course she was the best dancer. I saw that from the start. They should have just giving her the trophy from the start. As for the older dancers, I believe it is not fair to the professional dancers because they are limited with what they can do with them Hindering them. I mean really, like Florence ever had a chance to win. Except by popular vote. This show is about people learning to dance and improving week by week or so I thought it was.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  394. Clive Hill

    STOP!!! We do not support Obama and we are called racist. We vote for Bristol and we are accused of political conspiracy. I just don't understand why the peoples' vote has to be questioned. Right now Liberals are in denial over the recent election message FROM THE PEOPLE.

    Let the people vote for who they want without question or cancel the show.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  395. Joan

    Can the average teenager be taught to dance as well as Ms. Palin? Probably yes! When we are young our bodies are more fliexible and we can move more quickly than we can when we are older.
    Would anyone watch a TV show featuring average teenagers learning how to become average ballroom dancers? NO! NEVER!
    DWTS is done unless they develop & stick to clear criiteria for what defines a "star". Start with "at least 5 years of verifiable & paid entertainment industry, sports or political professional experience" and NO or minimal professional dance training,
    What we fans like to see is someone whom we have seen excel or become famous in one area try something new – dancing!
    Why is Bristol dancing and not her Mom! No, I don't agree with her politics, but she fits the "star" criteria!

    November 17, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  396. Nameless waka waka

    Lemme get this straight...the worst dancer of the worst politician, who by the way, scammed the rnc for mega money in clothes beat out a former pop star who dances better with a crutch and both arms tied behind her back is now a finalist???? NOOO...of COURSE there's no scam with the stars. What a buncha neo con robo calling cheats like they've always been! Only now they are coming into mainstream with the help of the wicked witch of the "you betcha I can see heel from my toilet" Alaskan tundra sarah wannabeastar plain

    November 17, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  397. Sherry

    The best reason I've heard on this board is Bristol isn't TAR? being a teen mom with a mother most of the country hates and a baby daddy who wants to be Mayor while trashing the Palins is a sad situation. As much as we might not like it Sarah knows what makes this society tick and keeps her dysfunctional fam in the media spotlight. I hope she runs for Pres so WE can show her how seriously we take the REAL votes. Let Bristol keep dancing and exploiting the fam plus Brandy lied about being married to save her image while pregnant. Smells like karma to meeeeeeeee.....

    November 17, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  398. Dave from GA

    Well, this is better than reading or watching an article of William and Kate getting engaged. It is the trash one.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  399. Jersey_Bill

    Ok – so when Wozniak danced he went further than he should have with the nerd vote – but not to the final three. This is just sick – and speaks to how warped Americans have gotten in their view of politics. Politics is not entertainment and vice versa, no matter that we have had actors in the White House and Governorships. You are not allowed to vote your political views on an entertainment show. You are distorting the appreciation that REAL talented people deserve. And you right fringe talking heads out there whipping this up – shame on you. Have you got anything better to do with your lives?

    November 17, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  400. Samantha

    I was happy that Brandy got the boot last night as she started out at the bottom with first couple of weeks and has improved but Bristol improved better. Brandy was way to caught up on winning the mirror ball that she was not having any fun. Brandy got a 30 for her last performace but it was bad. No dancing just showing off her legs and getting carried around, the judges were to kind but the voters were right
    Kyle should and will win has he is the most talented one left.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  401. JoAnn

    Just like with American Idol when you have a show that encourages America to vote you are essentially running a popularity contest not a singing or dancing contest. So don't blame the "stars" blame the producers for coming up with such a lame idea for a contest.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  402. Red

    No worries peeps. If you all stop watching the world will go on without you. You Smirky libs think you are the majority in this country. Well, guess what. You ARE NOT. Go protest somewhere & have a rally. The rest of us will be at WORK, doing our JOBS, making America great.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brett

      pssst.. hey Red. You're posting stuff on a DWTS opinion page. Maybe you oughta step down off your pedestal.

      November 17, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  403. Penny

    Upset with Brandy leaving like everyone else...but am I the ONLY one that is so tired of Jennifer letting the show film her in rehearsal with her crying thru pain, falling down with pain and saying she 'could become paralyzed'? She is going for the sympathy vote and I DON"T CARE about a fatal auto accident that happend 25+ years ago. No doubt, with Brandy gone, Kyle SHOULD win. Too many 'bleeding' hearts out there so think the poor guy just have to congradulate either then Tea Party's Teen Mom on the year or the 'I am in so much paint but dancing thru it'. The ONLY thing she hasn't said lately is 'this is what Patrick would have wanted me to do'.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • D50

      I agree 1,000 percent, tired of seeing her x-rays, scars, and hearing her whining.

      November 17, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  404. D50

    Derick Hough's reaction was hilarious. I think he just saw the writing on the wall.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  405. Donna

    I think all of you have forgotten what the show was originally billed as. Taking stars who have no dancing talent at all and put them with a professional dancer to see who would be the most improved. This is just what happened with Bristol Palin. the show has migrated into getting stars who have dancing talent and making it a popularity contest. Last nights vote was truly what the show was intended to be. Bristol has come a long way from her first night on the show and deserves to be recognized for it. Kyle also has gained a lot this season. He also had no dancing talent but had the personality to win over votes. Just remember what the show is SUPPOSED to be about.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • mary

      the show is all about the stars, and bristol is not.every star that has been on this show had talent,laying down shooting out babies is not a TALENT!!!

      November 18, 2010 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  406. Mandy

    The tea partyers will stop at nothing. I actually feel sorry for Bristol. It's not her fault she is connected to a bunch of raving loonies who will stop at nothing to control everything. And this freaking country elected them. A taste of what's to come.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  407. Den

    How do we know they even count the call-in votes?

    November 17, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  408. Ricardo

    So, if I have a baby out of wedlock, and my mother quit her job in the middle of a term, maybe I could get on DWTS also, I agree with one of the other bloggers, I immediately stopped watching it when Bristol's name was announced, I was like what is she the star of? Poor little white girls who get pregnant in their mom's house, while she's trying to figure out how to get rich quick. The whole Palin clan are nothing buy money hungry attention seekers, who deserve to stay right where they are in the middle of nowhere! where they can see Russia from their house~!!@!!!!!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  409. Brett

    it's a political avenue now. There are thousands and thousands of tea partiers voting for her now simply to show their numbers. When the majority of people are voting for someone not based on the performance, then it's simply a popularity contest. and the popularity here is only due to the girl's mom. Tell me, any one of you out there who voted for palin - would you vote for anybody else on the show (due to a better performance)? I'll suspect that you'll reply "yes" on here, but that would be a lie.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  410. DEEDEE

    This show has really been a disappointment. Brandy was robbed of a place in the finals. Bristol should have been gone a long time ago. Sure she has improved; but not to the level that would keep her in the game. Bristol is naive to think her mother and the "tea party" supporters are not propelling her to the finals. Bristol: take your money from the show, go home to Alaska and raise your son.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  411. nettue

    so i guess the only folks here to hold accountable for this mess would be the people that voted. how original.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  412. shirley

    Here we go again another black vote off. Black people stay off this show if that no dancing girl is still there than you know
    you don't stand a chance.Brandy you should protest the show they want black so the world want say what happen to the
    black they don't dance on that show anymore,let them see their rating go down.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • AW

      I'm not sure what color Kyle is on your TV, but on mine he is black. So, I'm not sure that your "theory" makes much sense.

      November 17, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sandy

      Lame . . . it's always the race card. By the way, you shouldn't be watching TV, you should be back in school learning how to speak and write English. That is what we speak here in the United States.

      November 17, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  413. Retired dancer

    I am so done with this show!!! Totally lost interest with Maks and Brandy being voted off. Will not even watch the finale next week.......

    November 17, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |

    Think about it. DWTS is an entertainment show controlled by the producers whose aim is to increase the size of its audience and,therefore, increase advertising revenue.The producers do not reveal the public vote because they are not bound by law to do so. They can, and probably do pay no attention to the phone-in vote. Instead, they have a private meeting to determine which of the retained couples will result in the largest viewership for next week's show. This is called "doing business". Thus, they are scamming the public into thinking that this is a fair and honest contest. To be so they would have to put the vote procedure in the hands of an outside, unbiased group where the weighting formula for the judges scores and the public vote is openly revealed and actual results certified independently. But don't wait for it. It will never happen.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  415. Debbie

    I think its all political and everyone is sucking up to mom!

    November 17, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  416. Mickey Mud Turtle

    Anyway, she got some good publicity out of it, so she benefited from it.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  417. Phil

    You go Bristol. 2 more liberals to go and the trophy is ours. LOL.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  418. Red

    Spontaneous,, Why don't you go combust somewhere...No one said anything about RACE. You moron. Brandy is a beautiful HOT black woman, so what? She may be the victim here, but you miss the point. Liberals are HATERS. Bristol is not the best dancer, sure, but the Hate cast on her is deplorable from you HATERS/Liberals. America has voted & Bristol wins. Tough Nuggies.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • markus

      are you serious? you're saying Liberals are haters because Tea Party fanatics are voting for Bristol Palin, NOT because she's a great- (or even GOOD) dancer, but because her mom is the figurative leader of their precious HATEFUL Far-Right Political FRINGE movement, and this strikes us as "not right"? And WE'RE the haters????

      November 17, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brandy is a butterface

      She looks like an alien.

      November 17, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  419. B=Dog

    If you are OUTRAGED... then you need a freakin life.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  420. Mary

    ABC, which is owned by The Walt Disney Company supports Republoicans/Tea Partiers. They donated to GW Bush's campaign. Bristol Palin IS NOT a STAR. Therfore, she shouldn't have been on the show in the first place. It has been obvious throughout the show that Jennifer Gray is the judges chosen winner. But there's no way Bristol Palin should be in the final 3, and not Brandy. I have UNLIKED DWTS page on Facebook and LIKED Boycot Dancing with the Stars Week, and will email everyone in my address book to NOT watch DWTS EVER AGAIN. Another fan lost: ME!

    November 17, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  421. Kansas

    Sorry, but they have had a lot of people on the show whom I would not consider a star, but the bottom line is she is on it and there is a lot of people out there who are voting for her, no different then football fans voting for Emmit Smith, etc. I watch but never vote but with all this yick-yacking and bad mouthing her because of who her mother is, I think I will vote and it will be for Bristol.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  422. wally steucke

    I tried to comment to the network- they don't take comments (ya betcha) I think DWS will collapse of its own weight now, because it is apparent that dancing is not part of the agenda. Either they must change the format, the judges or kiss the program goodby because its credibility is gone

    November 17, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  423. Ally

    The show will lose a lot of viewers if they do not change the voting procedure votes are being based on popularity and not dancing abilities and it is not fair to the better dancers and the show really needs to change the voting procedure they should not let America vote they should have choreographers or pro dancers be the judges. After this season it is really time to change the voting system.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  424. DWTS Fan

    wow..surprising to see how many people are getting worked up about a TV SHOW! DWTS is meant to be a show for people that aren't great dancers that end up improving as time goes on and bristol did just that! everyone else she was up against were some type of performers w/ experience...all had an unfair advantage over her...if anything ABC needs to even the playing field by having people with similar experiences against each other! Bristol has made a tremendous amt of improvement since the beginning of the show and if anything, she deserves to win! I agree, it's insane that Brandy got voted off, but as someone else pointed out, Brandy lacks the likable factor.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  425. martha

    just the t-party practicing the art of stuffing ballots..

    the only reason we watch it is because we are sad people and the radio does not work. hopefully by this time next year I will have enough money to purchase a new bulb for my reading lamp and I won't be sucked in by this carp.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • philanderer

      teen pregnancy is up in the US, so maybe it's a sympathy vote..

      November 17, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  426. lisa

    I think that it is absolutly ridiculous that she is still on the show! If anyone wants us to believe that girl can dance they failed. Even she knew she shouldn't be there you could tell by her facial expression when Brandy' s name was called. If she wins I won't watch the show anymore,and I suspect a lot of people won't either

    November 17, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  427. bailoutsos

    When is Octomom going to be on DWTS? She has to be a STAR.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  428. susan

    I do hope the producers of DWTS realize their e-mail voting feature has been Violated. Some folks (tea-baggers)
    are voting 300-500X. E-mails addresses are not validated. Made up addresses are used at will.
    This will destroy the program. Tea-baggers care not about Dancing. They're out to demonstrate their POWER.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  429. debbie

    Brandy was robbed last night along with a number of other contestants before her. "Battle of the Blades" (a Canadian figure skating show) has a great voting system I think, the viewers vote the bottom 3 and then the judges take it from there. It's such a shame what's been happening this season, I feel it's been a real embarasment to the show and has damaged it's credibilty. I want to add though that it's certainly not Bristol's fault she has been voted for but it's really not right that some of these dancers have gone home before her. They really have to address this and make a change for next season. Producers of the show PLEASE check out "Battle of the Blades"'s a much better system in my opinion.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  430. memex6

    Just to let all you Bristol haters know, we don't care at this point if Bristol's wins. My vote, family and friends votes was to get her to the finals. We accomplished our goal and if she wins that will be fine, as well. Go Bristol – another DEMOCRAT voting for you!!!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  431. Fan

    Rick Fox was voted off right after showing off his girlfriend that is half his age. Brandy was voted off after reminding America that she had a careless car accident that resulted in loss of life!! Is THAT a really a coincedence?
    People relate to Bristol because she is a NON dancer/performer that is doing amazing under that pressure.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  432. REX

    She seems to be the voters favorite. Sometimes the majority do win..

    November 17, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  433. Ben

    Hey people,relax.Don't get mad,get even and vote next week.Send a big message back coz there's power in masses.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • popeye

      Sure, but that doesn't bring back people who should still be there. I personally don't care because it is kind of funny. Many who take it seriously have been played. Kinda makes one think it's all a ratings stunt.

      November 17, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  434. popeye

    My wife watches it. I thought it was stupid before, now I think it is a joke. Why do they even have judges?

    November 17, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steven R.

      The reason the home vote carries so much weight (at least equal to the judges) is because in Season One the judges voted the winner (sorry I forget her name) but the home audience overwhelmingly wanted John O'Hurley to be the winner. They started adding the home vote and for better or worse, that's the way it works.

      November 17, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  435. Ron J

    Sorry you lost me and hundreds of others ABC, Who said she was a STAR what did she do to qualify being selected...

    November 17, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  436. JeanT

    If you're wondering why people would vote for her (or her mother) watch the movie IDIOCRACY, with Luke Wilson.
    Ok, it's not a very good movie, but the first half hour of it, describing how people got to be so stupid, actually makes a lot of sense.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  437. shalb

    Bristol's only talent is being fertile and not knowing how to use a condom! & for this we applaud her? Get real ABC. & is it just me or does she not look larger now than when she started the show? Honestly, most of the stars lose weight... Oh I forget...she is not a star.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  438. Emma

    Bristol may be Sarah's daughter and Bristol may be very nice, but she is NOT a dancer. Bristol has improved, but she is still clumsy and just doesn't have natural ability. The only thing keeping her in are the Palin followers trying to prove something. They don't know what, but "gosh darn," they are going to prove something. Sarah is using her daughter to keep her name in the public for her run for president. Sarah should never be using her daughter in this way. I wonder if Sarah even cared that when Brandy was tossed off the show, there were boo's from the audience. Why would you want your daughter to go thru this? This entire show this season seems fixed for ratings. With tricks like this, they will lose viewers. I predict that the last 2 couples standing will be Bristol and Jennifer for the drama and t.v. ratings. Jennifer deserves to win. Her movements are graceful, her steps are precision, and her stage presence has showmanship. And to think she is 50 years! With Derick's great choreography, this is a dynamite partnership. To be honest, I would rather have had David Hasseloff in the finals instead of Bristol. Bristol will suffer for this for a long time, and I hope Sarah is happy.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • C.T.

      I can't help but feel sorry for Bristol. She has no idea that she is being used by her power hungry mother to get more exposure. It's all about the money for the Palins. Never mind throwing your pregnant teenage daughter under the bus while pursuing your ambitious dreams. No different this time. If I were Bristol I would be terribly embarrassed. She must know that she doesn't deserve a spot in the finals and that others have gotten the boot because of the Tea Party's power voting. My advice to Bristol: get a good education, distance yourself from your overly ambitious, self-serving mother and become someone you and your son can be proud of. And, no, dancing doesn't fit into that equation.

      November 17, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  439. nancy V.

    I love it when a person has made a mistake and they find they admit it and be an overcomer

    November 17, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  440. Holli

    What if the producers consider changing the voting structure, and make it 2/3 judges votes, and 1/3 viewer votes? That way, the judges scores hold more "weight", and the viewer votes don't make such an impact on the results? I think that might work a LOT better.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  441. Spontaneous

    BS, Brandy got cut. She was the best. Someone is jealous of her or because a African American won last time. I guess Sarah's daughter may win, what a shame. This has NOTHING to do with Brandy's accident, that was an accident. This is about politics and race

    November 17, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  442. Michelle

    Does anyone remember Maya? She was awesome and didn't win. Nicole, from PCD, won and is an entertainer. Each star has a differnt background. I said star not ordinary person (i.e., Bristol). Jennifer Gray is a cry baby, but she is awesome as is Brandy N. I just feel that the othere Stars expressions said it all, SHOCKED! This isn't the first time a great dancer didn't win or get to the top, and I don't think limiting a person to 5 text messages is right. Let us vote!

    November 17, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  443. MikeM

    I'm guessing many votes were AGAINST Maks; as he appears (I have no direct knowledge) arrogant and condescending. I did watch the rehearsal footage and his treatment of Brandy whether he explains it away it was abusive and demeaning. "Tough love" is euphemism for abuse. Brandy is beautiful and was top two but it is couples dancing; so that "professional", in my opinion, let her down.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  444. Shazam

    No way this fatty should still be alive.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  445. Steven R.

    What everyone is overlooking – the OTHER inferior dancer, Kyle Massey, also is going to the finals, instead of Brandy. I think there is more going on here than just a Palin conspiracy. On Monday, DWTS showed a story about Brandy being involved in a car crash that killed someone. I wonder how many people were turned off by that and decided not to vote for her no matter how well she danced.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  446. Biff

    You really have to be gay to be a man that watches this show. And then, to be so gay that you shoot up your TV because this gay show wasn't gay enough for your extremely gay standards... wow, Freddy Mercury has nothing on you, bro.

    PS Who's Brandy? Never heard of her. She must be a real loser though, huh?

    November 17, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  447. hawaii5o

    They shouldn't have had Brandy nor Jennifer in the show in the first place. Just like Nicole S. shouldn't have been on last season's. Remember when people were questioning Mario Lopez cause he had some dance training when he was younger? Unfair advantage, you know. They're too good to compete with athletes, etc. I think either Bristol or Kyle should win.

    Never liked the Palins but I admire Bristol for working hard and putting herself out there to be judged, even though sometimes it's painful to watch lol. It's sweet that she has shown that she can stay on the show without dancing half-naked 🙂 I think a lot of people vote for her for those two reasons.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • hilogreg

      most singers and actors have had some dance training and have worked with choreographers in their careers...however that is totally different from ballroom dance training....the best and the most improved dancers should advance, Bristol Palin is neither.....The shows producers are not only screwing over this years contestants for short term ratings but the viewing public as well...this could well be a a watershed moment for DWTS if they don't fix whats broken.

      November 18, 2010 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |
  448. Name*bp lover

    I love BP, I would also like to lick her from head to toe after her dancing.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  449. Barb A

    First Project Runway, and now this! I agree that this show should be about rewarding the best dancers. And Bristol Palin is not one of the best dancers, no matter how much she has improved. Frankly, I think the producers of this show have shot themselves in the foot with this one. I won't be watching any future seasons of dwts

    November 17, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  450. fanofconservdeez

    Take a look at this...

    November 17, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  451. John

    The show won't be on next year because you are losing the people who like too watch the show. Bristol Palin should have been kick off the show 4 weeks ago. She look like a fat pig out there trying to dance.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  452. Sara

    Absolutely disgraceful that Palin can remain in the running, but then look at her mother. That whole family has an IQ in the double digits. That female judge is a total brown nose – made me sick to watch her performance – I had to turn off the TV.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cyd

      I so totally agree with you. This is not a contest to determine the best dancer, it's a contest of who is more popular. Bristol "the pistol" should have been booted off several shows ago. I'm sure her mom's political clot and the amazing tea-baggers have a lot to do with it. In my opinion Brady was a phenom dancer, and Bristol is .....................Sarah Palin's daughter. I will never, never watch DWTS again, my family members and friends feel the same way.

      November 17, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  453. Nancy Chapman

    Please not to be a hater but to be a decider. Let the haters hate but the deciders decide. Let us make it happen that Bristol goes on to win the first-place trophy. 1-800-868-3407 is the number to call to vote for her.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  454. JeanT

    So... "ABC, however, told CNN in a statement that "considering the phone number is toll free," the network "can't imagine" such an occurrence happening, and is unsure of "how this would be valid in any way.”

    I can tell you how it happens! Many people have toll-free numbers for home use. I have one for my home-based business. A couple of years ago the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team accidentally gave out our 800# instead of theirs and for a month we were getting phone calls for tickets... and wer'e not in Arizona!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  455. Red

    You liberal rats have brought this upon yourselves by such awful HATE of this young girl. YOU JUST DON'T GET IT !! We fly over Americans that you are so out of touch with are lettiing you know we are here, and that we reject your HATE.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  456. Marina

    This show has honestly become a complete JOKE!! I used to be a big fan of this show but after last night, I realized this show is a JOKE!!! It's not about TALENT on this show, it's about POPULARITY and Bristol Palin by far is the worse dancer ever, for her to be on this show is a JOKE, the fact that BRANDY who is dancer potential got booted off and Bristol stays, is a COMPLETE joke. I don't even want to watch this show anymore. If Jennifer Grey doesn't take the lead and Bristol does, I'm done with DWTS!!!! This show is pathethic. Nobody is blind, Bristol is a terrbile dancer, she is over-weight but because of her psychotic mom, she is winning the lead even though she's always bottom on the list. If it was about popularity, they should call it POPULAR DANCING WITH THE STARS, not DANCING WITH THE STARS, cause this is a joke.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  457. JT

    Come off it folks....are you really that dumb as to believe that your "call in vote" actually matters? This is just another "reality" show that keeps you watching and wasting your time believing that the public actually vote for the winners. The winners were decided long before now. Just listen to the "judges" who have little or no real dance experiece and you will see what a farce this show really is. Watch the show for the entertainment value (which is very little) that it is supposed to provide and stop thinking you have anything to do with picking the winner.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  458. Jennifer

    I don't understand why she is even on that show SHE'S NOT A STAR!! She is the daughter of a politician who was great but has now become a fame hungry quitter.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • jennifer

      referring to Bristol

      November 17, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marcia

      I can't believe Pallin is in the finals. she is a terrible dancer-stiff and not the least bit graceful. I don't know if I will watch this show again. Brady was just a beautiful dancer and deserved to be in the finals – although I am rooting for Jennifer!

      November 17, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  459. Shaking my head

    I am betting that half the people on here whining about the results do not even vote, just like in the elections that this country has.

    Go Jennifer and Derek!!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  460. Linda

    Something is not right about this situation and I had difficulty understanding how she stayed every week. I hope that the American People won't put up with this. I for one will watch only the last show.
    They have lost my vote and hope that the program gets cancelled

    November 17, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  461. DK

    I watched my first and last DWTS when Brandy lost something she shouldn't have lost. I imagine people in a telephone scam – pelting the lines with Palin votes. Disgusting.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  462. Kari

    WAAAAAHHH, WAAAAAHH, WAAAAAHH. Brandy got voted off, so you're not going to watch anymore, and/or shoot up your tv cuz you're mad. Sounds like the crybaby kids back in the day who would say "It's my bat & ball, and if we don't play my way, I'll take them and go home" Good riddance. I watch the show because I enjoy watching them dance. I don't vote, because I don't take this seriously. IT'S A TV SHOW FOR CRYIN OUT LOUD. Put on your big kid pants, watch & enjoy or take your bottle and go to bed.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  463. Mona

    AARRGGGHH! Are they seriously telling us that Bristol Palin is a better dancer than Brandy? Give me abreak! She
    should have been axed long time ago. This is total injustice. I think with all my heart that this show is rigged...Mama
    Palin has her sticky fingers in here as well. SHAME ON THE LOT OF YOU, YOU STINK!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  464. lmh

    In an article about Sarah Palin, it stated she was checking her email on her IPad about election results and also getting emails from folks who were informing her that they voted for Bristol on DWTS, toally sucks but true, DWTS has become political, otherwise Bristol would have been long gone, but Sarah Palins wayward and seriously misguided supporters are the ones keeping her on the show, a young uwed mother who really has no business being on this show, DWTS is so over.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  465. cyp225

    True its just a show.........but Dancing with the Stars has gone down hill. Why is Bristol Palin even on the show? I am sorry for Brandy and will NOT watch this garbage again.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  466. Julianna

    Bristol and Kyle are the remaining two that DID NOT have any formal dance instruction in their respective past and the contest should be between those two at this point. They have both won the hearts of America. It is well known Brandy has had a choreographer for her concerts and Jennifer had formal dance instruction...put Baby back in the corner. Go Bristol and Kyle!!!!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kari

      Well said, Julianna The show would be much more entertaining if the "Stars" were truly amateurs, and their only formal instruction was from their professional partners. Even Donny & Marie, when they were on, have had training, and choreographers work with them for their show. Either way, good & bad dancers make it entertaining as far as I'm concerned.

      November 17, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  467. Chilang

    DWTS just lost a viewer. Seriously? Bristol over Brandi ... Bristol may have improved but to be better than Brandi ... no way.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  468. Jmaxx30

    Aside from the fact that Brandy is a way better dancer than Bristol, it was much more fun to watch Bristol dance than Brandy. She was so tentative and unsure and at that place where many of us would be if we were put in the same position, but she has really gutted it out and come out better on the other end. Brandy just doesn't come off as a real nice person and Bristol does (slightly ditsy . . . but nice). However pitting Bristol against Jennifer Grey seems unbelievably lopsided, which seems like it's going to lead to a very poorly rated finals. Honestly I was pulling for Kyle all along so ... meh ... whateva.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  469. erika young

    Bristol is an undercover tramp! Did you all hear what she and her sister said about GAYS on FACEBOOK. Brandy is a very nice person and respects others, she is just sensitive. I admire brandy. F- the tea party(kkk). I am definitely not watching DWTS any more. My dog can dance better than BRISTOL. And if anyone disagree F-Y–!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  470. Amie

    I luv Maks. What made him and Brandy so popular was that even though they clashed when the show started, they kept getting better and in the end danced like a real team. Also, Brandy is a pop/R&B entertainer. Even if she learned some choreography for videos, she obviously wasn't trained in ballroom. Nicole from last season is much closer to being a professional dancer because part of her group's claim to fame was their dance music and videos. And Jennifer, well, one movie about dancing does not maker her a dancer. Perhaps just better able to learn the routines. Even Kyle has mastered his routines. Bristol should've gone after the Monkees episode.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  471. fina

    There have been others that have been like Bristol, and no one oooh & ahhed about them or voted for them because they came a long way. They didn't stay as long as Bristol for trying hard. They voted for the better dancer. That's the show . Who's the better dancer. And Bristol as much as she has improved can't dance even close to some of the ones that were voted off already. It used to be fun, to watch. But it's ridiculous that better dancers have been voted off. I know no one cares, but I guess I'll give up on DWTS.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  472. astu

    I thought this is a dancing contest not popularity. Brandy and Maks are way well. All the Tea Parties are calling for popularity to keep this girl on the finals. THE GOP AND McCain for bringing them to light. It is really a shame. Those three judges are like statu and play the political game. Shame on all of them. Thye have done it to Mya, Giles, and so on. I hope this stupid show will be off the air for ever.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  473. amber

    You people are really taking this far, far to seriously. It's a dancing show; with minor celebs or well known people. I don't consider any of the sports people that are or have been on to be stars or celebraties in any way; maybe because I don't follow sports; but I don't care that they're on the show. If I enjoy watching them dance or even try to dance then I like having them on the show; if I don't then I just hope they get voted off eventually. Really people that's as much investment as we should have in this. Boycott? Stop watching? How childish have people become? Does the winner really matter that much two days after it's all over? (hint: no it doesn't). Why do we even care if it's rigged?
    And yes I watch and am a huge fan; I don't care who's on and I don't care who wins but I still vote for the fun of it. A few weeks ago I called to vote and on my first try got a message that I'd used my votes already, I tried again and got the same message. I call that a glitch, not a conspiracy. And just for the record I've never voted for Bristol.
    Really though, if this affects your life to the point where you can't watch one person dance for two minutes or want to stop watching or boycott because your precious favorite is gone or wasn't invited to play then get a life because you have more problems then just dislike of a person or show.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jmaxx30

      @Amber, maybe I should have read your reply before I posted mine. I absolutely agree, for me it was about who I enjoyed watching, and honestly I didn't enjoy watching Brandy at all. For the same reason I was really pulling for Kelly to win last season. She was fun to watch (although even Kelly is a better dancer than Bristol), but there are a lot of similarities to their growth on the show. I for one am pretty happy with the way the season has turned out.

      November 17, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  474. Madgrandma1

    This season has been the most boring of all of the DWTS seasons. However, now I am TOTALLY done with it. Bristol instead of Brandy? Really? Really? Total crap. Don't care who they have on next season, I'm done.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  475. jurby

    Bristol's STILL around???? OMG! i'm sorry but there is clearly some sort of conspiracy going on. Bristol may have improved but to have been kept all this time despite being in the bottom two week after week after week and still beating out much better dancers, there's got to be some conspiracy going on!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  476. artbkward

    DWTS encourages viewers to vote for the FAVORITE dancer, not the BEST dancer. For some people, those go hand in hand and for others, it does not. Bristol, by no means, is a bad dancer. She was lovely Monday night, as were the others. Bristol may not be a "star" but I would say it's safe to say a whole lot more people in America knew who she was at the beginning of this season than they did Kyle Massey or Audrina Patridge.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  477. Comments don't post

    Palin's kid will stay on the show as long as she creates this kind of buzz. Honestly, who is talking about Grey? How many people here even remember what movie she was in? It's all about ratings people.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  478. justme

    How much money did Sarah Palin pay ABC to keep her daughter on the show. As a avid watcher of DWTS you can count me out.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  479. vocecita

    she shouldn't be on this show... she is not even a star or a celebrity... she is the worst example for young woman today... SHE IS A TERRIBLE DANCER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And everytime Sarah Palin is on the show makes me sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i'm tired of this sarah palin thing... enough already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  480. Charlotte Mccall

    After viewing DWTS, Tuesday night, I was sadden that it is a popularity contest instead of a dance contest. Brandy's talent overwhelmed Bristol Palin's. Something is wrong when people are unable to vote for their choice, Brandy, and instead reach a suburban house wife. Is this the way DWTS is rigging the show? We will see next week. Jennifer Gray's talent out shines Bristol Palin's dancing ablilities. If Jennifer Gray loses, Politics will have surely won.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  481. H. P. Butterworth

    You people need to get a life. This is a MORONICV show for MORONS. They used to say TV was the great wastland and shows like this prove it. NO ONE who matters cares.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  482. Hayden

    Next season the should get Amy Carter on the show.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  483. rick

    I say this. With all the votes she should run for president with mommie as vp or vice versa. I she just plain sucks should have left 3 or 4 weeks ago when her true she the gorilla came out, oh it should have been a pig suit it fits more so than the gorilla. Bristol leave and comitt suicide. Thats better than staying around and causing the show to be canceled. I bet it will be the lowest rated from here on out.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  484. Happy Feet

    Well for all you folks who believe we sholud vote for the best improved and not the best, then you should be very happy. For those who believe that the better dancers have been eliminated by voters who think Bristol (I'm celebate now) is most improved and deserves to be there; you can have your revenge next year when you all vote for the worst dancer week after week, then America and DWTS will see how absurd this whole thing really and trully is.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  485. Comments don't post

    This show is set up so that Brandy would leave now and the producers knew that and were hoping people would get all bothered about it.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  486. KC

    Why all the hate? It's not a conspiracy, it boils down to public support! I personally didn't have the opportunity to cast my votes but rest assured that they would NOT have been for Brandy. I have to say that I was annoyed by Brandy all season. It seemed that she was always whining and she came off as smug so I wasn't impressed by her dancing because of her personality. Actually, when it was between Bristol and Brandy, I was screaming at the tv for it to be Brandy because while Brandy has improved, I feel like Bristol represents what the show is supposed to be about, someone with no experience (making scores as low as 15 in the beginning) to being able to improve to the point of scoring 27/30 by the end. People, it's just a show and with the "surprise" eliminations thus far we all knew that no one was safe. Let the girl dance, it's good for her. By the way, if you didn't vote, like myself, why are you going to dump on her? You didn't exercise your right to vote, your opportunity to save Brandy if you felt she deserved to be in the finals, so you have no right to complain about the outcome. I think she's doing a good job but I'm banking on Jennifer taking it home and am enjoying watching Kyle's performances as well.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jmaxx30

      EXACTLY! Well said, this is exactly how I feel. I enjoyed Bristol far more than Brandy. If you had friends over for dinner which one would you want in your house? One of these would bring you a bottle of wine, leave early to go to another party and then talk about your house cleaning skills to all of her friends, while the other would be pleasant and friendly and help you clean up the dishes long after every one leaves. I know which one I prefer to have in my living room. That why/how people voted.

      November 17, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  487. Sunil

    Sickening to say the least. I will not watch DWTS again. This is crazy. Please folks vote for the best around not the worst. Your vote is a lie . So much for the Christian faith that you so proudly profess.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  488. Jiggered

    Bristol should have been eliminated, like I eliminated that huge bowel movement from my clean and efficient colon.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  489. Comments don't post

    Interesting, every time I say something that puts the show in a bad light, it doesn't get posted.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  490. Bristol, Reallllly?

    "Really, people? Is this how low we’ve become that we want to politicize a dance show?" Apparently so because B. Palin is not a star. Neither is her mom. Her mom is a political figure. I have not watched at all this year due to this fact. Heck Arnold Swart... would have been a better choice than her if they wanted some politics thrown in. At least he was a star.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  491. oshtsu

    I hope anyone but Jennifer and Derek win, they've been the judges favorite from night one....

    November 17, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • D50

      Agree, and I'm REALLY TIRED hearing her whine about how everything hurts.

      November 17, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • WTH !!

      @ D50 is 50 years old and dances like a pro ...i sure you hope you don't have that mindset at 50 or youre in trouble..get over it... and how many times did she whine and cry..i think maybe one show she did..everyone complains celeb or not..Even oh angelic Bristol Palin broke down in a stfu..Jennifer deserves to win because she is good and where is the proof that she has had dance lessons .. and if your including Dirty Dancing that was over 20 years ago.!! and even in between the movie and now..where is the proof..idk.

      November 17, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  492. poppyL1

    Bristol Palin should have been eliminated long ago. The show has nothing to do with talent this time. We'll miss you Brandi. You don't deserve to be eliminated.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  493. Sandi

    How is BRISTOL even a STAR??!!! The show is called "DANCING WITH THE STARS"–right??!! She has improved, but she is still far from being a GOOD dancer. She should've been gone a LONNNNGGGGG time ago...YIKES!

    Brandy should've felt bad becasue she knows she was/is a waaaayyyyyy better dancer than Bristol...That's why Bristol has remained at the BOTTOM for weeks and weeks...CRAZY!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  494. JA

    Get a life people, it's a frigging dance show. Is this seriously worth all of this whining and conspiracy theory crap? Really? I repeat, get a life people!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  495. suzieName*

    Hopefully this would be my last time watching it.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  496. Comments don't post

    I think this comments section is rigged. Nothing I post gets onto the comments.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  497. michelle

    may21 I think they will be broken hearted thank you so much for your concern. I will sleep much better tonight! Do us a favor don't post your a jack a..

    November 17, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  498. MLR

    This was the first season I had ever watched DWTS and after last nights outrageous results, it will be my last!!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  499. Nedra

    The show is called "Dancing with the Stars" Bristol is certainly not that. Her notoriety came from us finding out of her being a pregnant, unwed teen during a Presidential election. This ..ABC executives does not make you a "Star". Brandy's performances were absolutely amazing considering she was not a trained professional dancer. Each week she improved as did to my amazement Kyle. The only person who's peformance was still subpar was Bristol. I fault the executives at ABC for allow this political backlash to be chosen as one of the individuals on the show. It should not have had to come down to this point were the person with the least amount of talent is eliminating true talent. Compromising your standards for rating should not be an option. I won't be viewing this show ever again and will tell everyone I know to boycott this show and it's sponsors until ABC executive get it.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  500. Cheri

    It's call Dancing with the Stars, we want to see stars dance. Making the comment people like her because she is one of us and not Hollywood is ridiculous. I want to see stars dance not a politicians kid dance.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  501. Amazed in Brooklyn

    It is a TV SHOW YOU FOOLS... rigged? I'm sure the show or the network would waste their time, money and reputiation in order to 'rig' it for the "conservative" daughter.... You all really have a mental problem. I agree she is not that good and should have been off already.... but if the fans vote to keep her on... thats democracy..... ah but YOU can't hadle it because of YOUR personal politics. You all hate her, just because of her mom.

    Jennifer Grays fans probably all voted for Bristol to knock out Brandy... Use your heads and think logically

    If people don't like the fact that the public has a say... then remove the fan vote and have it only based on the judges.

    Tell me how Taylor Hicks won American Idol a few years ago?......he was terrible and where is his carrer now..... but he stil won by the voting.....

    November 17, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  502. CHUCK


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  503. D50

    All of you conspiracy theorists (“the show is rigged”) make me laugh. I guess you also believe that the CIA killed Kennedy, the moon landings were fake, there are aliens hidden out at Area 51, and that the government was behind 9-11.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marsha


      November 17, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Still laughing....


      they are NOT conspiracy theorists... they are just rabid, bile spewing, conservative hating liberals who are oddly saying politics should be left out (even though their hatred is totally potiltical)

      November 17, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • D50

      By the way, I saw Elvis last week. He's working at a Burger King in Topeka, Kansas

      November 17, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jmaxx30

      Hey I just ate there! I was wondering why it was the only BK with deep fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches on the menu.

      November 17, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  504. lolarites

    What is the point of watching this show, now that the fix is in. I'm not going to watch that bovine clomp around stage any longer. Why should anyone watch it? Palin's minions have ruined this show.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  505. Marsha

    Instead of believing there is a political conspiracy going on to keep Bristol Palin on DWTS, I simply believe there are others who think like I do ... that Bristol has come the farthest in her dancing ability. She started out with absolutely no dancing background and is now dancing beauifully. She deserves to be in the finals over someone who started out with a dancing history and is just keeping the status quo.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  506. lacey4060

    the judges should have the ability to override the vote if they feel it is warranted. Palin would've been gone before Florence Henderson

    November 17, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  507. Hope

    Political or not, this season of DWTS has been an outright farce. From the judges critiques of Bristal's performance to her ability to outlast the other contestants–even in the absence of skill, personality and talent–it is obvious to me that there has been a hidden agenda. Ratings? I'm not sure, but as a dancer myself I see it all as a JOKE and I will never watch DWTS again!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  508. CHUCK


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  509. Jennifer

    You have got to be kidding me??? Bristol obviously has something going on behind closed doors that she is aware of but not saying. There is no way she won from dancing. Her dancing SUCKS compared to Brandy's. I am not watching the show anymore. Its fixed. Bristol is going to win everyone. Her momma is helping along with their political friends.
    Political allegiances are what's keeping her on the show. Plain & simple. She is not better than Brandy. NO WAY!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  510. Something to Say

    I know nobody cares what my opinion is, but her goes. Brandy is a trained entertainer, plus she has a physical advantage over Bristol, yet Bristol, being untrained, being more like the NORMAL built woman, had hung in there, and pushed herself. If you compare where she came from, not being an entertainer who has trained to put their emotions out there and use their body along with the music, she is light years ahead. People want to be critical of her because of politics, they should be cheering because she's more like the rest of us than anyone on that show, and that's what I like to see, someone I can say, hey, that inspires me. You go Bristol!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • John McCain

      @ Something to say... The name of the show is Dancing with the "STAR" not Dancing with a Teenage pregnant dropout...Seriously, Brandy should be happy that they kicked her out because that was even an insult for her to be there sharing the same stage with Bristol... Seriously, this is mediocore at its best...Is this what our country is about??? what kind of message we are sending to our kids?... you can drop out from school and get pregnant and be on "top of the world" (by brandy).

      November 17, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Someone with a Brain

      You just proved everyone elses point who is POed about Palin on the show still..who cares if she is a normal person on the show with no background....she is not a star !!!!!! If we wanted to watch plain jane dance all we have to do is go outside and watch the fat neighbor girl dance down the street. Mann..where the heck is common sense these days.

      November 17, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • John McCain

      I heard that next year O.J. Will be on DWTS... he will truly murder this show...

      November 17, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  511. Frankie

    Dancing with the stars? Define the word celebrity/star. How she got on the show beats me. What is Ms. Palin a star of? Star of unwed mothers? Yes its a low blow and I don't give a rats patootie who gets upset by what I have written. How she remained after the first week again that boggles the mind. There is no passion in her dancing nor does she have any rhythm. The woman is bland, expressionless and a lousy dancer. No personality whatsoever.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  512. Guest

    I was so outraged, I had to turn the channel for a while to let this sink in. She should have been in the finals. Period. This is the 3rd time I've seen this. The 1st was with Kelly Monaco, and so they did a rematch. That made the win for John O'Hurley bittersweet. The next was Mario Lopez not winning. I still don't know how Emmett Smith won. Something is wrong with the voting process because although Bristol did improve greatly, she's not finalist material in my opinion. Obviously, others think so.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  513. K

    First of all, Bristol Palin is not a star and should not have even been on the show. Second of all, she CANNOT DANCE. I do not care if she has improved, she is still as good as a B movie is compared to a real movie...not even close! Her expressions are awful, her movement is stiff and I do not see why people are voting for her. The shame is all the republicans and tea partiers who are bringing politics and voting for her just because she is the daughter of Sarah Palin and not voting for contestants that can actually dance! Don't get me wrong, I did not like last year's winner because it was unfair because she IS a dancer and should not have been on the show, but Bristol is one of the worst dancer's I have seen. She is just as bad as Kate G. if not worse!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lame!!

      We get it Bristol is not a star! So you are saying The Situation is? Audrina is? Maybe you should send your resume to ABC, since you know better how to cast the show! Maybe you can get George Clooney or something!

      Its about getting a cross section of people who lots of different demographics can relate to..

      November 17, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • DM

      1. Bristol CAN dance, what she can't do is act, which makes her a bit boring to watch. Her footwork isn't bad at all. 2. Goslin was MUCH worse, had to be dragged around the floor, and in addition, was horrible to her partner. Bristol has been nice to Mark, and although insecure has been generally sweet, based on what we've been shown. I supported Bristol, not because I really like her, but because Kyle is a hot mess, and I assumed Brandy would be safe. Seems to me that the majority of people bringing politics to this discussion are the ones looking for someone to blame for Brandy leaving.

      November 18, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  514. whocares

    Why does anyone care? It is an abysmally stupid show with D-list "stars" or people who want to rekindle their "fame." If the people vote for Bristol Palin – so be it. The people have voted. Just shut up. People who watch this crap and actually CARE about who wins need therapy.

    and – no – I am not a Sarash Palin fan.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  515. Happy Feet

    Leave politics out of this conversation, it's about dancing!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  516. CHUCK


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  517. Michael

    I'm just sick of this show being on almost every damn night. And soon it will be "Skating with the Stars" as well..... blah

    November 17, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  518. Maureen

    Perhaps Bristol is not the best dancer, but she is an underdog many want to see do well. Brandi on the other hand served no jail time for a traffic fatality in 2007. Perhaps viewers didn't like that.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • MrsFizzy

      Hmm...didn't know that! Still if they put her on the show it should be about the dancing ...of course, that's not the way!

      November 17, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  519. p

    people who keep saying they voted for bristol, ask yourself why, was it political? or was it because she was the best dancer. what is your answer?what makes bristol a star? r we voting for people because we like their mother? the final could have been the best this season with two great dancers competing with each other, now we get struck with a big joke and worst have to watch mommy sarah from the sideline kets call it the palin's show

    November 17, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  520. Karen

    I am sooooo mad that Brandy and her partner got booted off and that Bristol Palin who can't dance is left on there!!!!! I think it is all the publicity and if they are going by what the public supposedly says then why have judges!!!!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • MrsFizzy

      It's combination of public vote and judge's scores! Obviously the public vote made up for it in BP's case.

      November 17, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  521. guest

    who cares

    November 17, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  522. mel

    I cannot understand why people are so bent out of shape because the girl made it to the finals. I hate when DWTS cast "ringers" like Jennifer and Brandy. I like the original concept of people with zero dance background trying to learn how to dance and improving week to week. Kyle Massey and Bristol Palin have done just that. It's more amazing to me to see how much these two are learning and improving week to week than watching people with some sort of dance background coming in and wowing us! I'm not alone, obviously! That could explain how they garner the votes.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • P

      What dancing background or experience did Brandy have before she went on DWTS? She was a singer, I've never seen her do anything as far as dance moves! She rarely did any moves in her music video's!! Get informed!

      November 17, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  523. Pamela

    I quit watching DWTS after season 9 when Mya should have won because she showed time and time again that she was the most consistent and improved dancer the whole season! I too believe the show is rigged because DWTS does this every year to a dancer that is much better than the ones they leave on the show! Florence Henderson danced better than Bristol Palin on the show I saw and she was voted off that week! It's all about ratings and ABC should be ashamed of themselves!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  524. Happy Feet

    To Diana,

    YOU should not have gone there, George Bush was a good president, sure his only claim was being the son of a former President, oh I forgot he was the Governor of Texas. He was good, look at the winderful legacy he letf us. Leave politics out of this conversation, it's about dancing!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  525. bailoutsos

    Wow. Which personality should America focus on, Kate Middleton or Bristol Palin?

    November 17, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  526. Connie

    I've watched my last DWTS. If Bristol Palin can stomp around on the ballroom floor like a member of the Adam's family, I can turn channels when DWTS comes on. I hope Mark feels good since he's being led around by his nose. Actually, I feel sorry for the poor sap if this is the only way he can win that mirrored ball. Enjoy it because it's the last one you'll get. Now that Bristol has used you, the Palin family will discord you like an old pair of Levi's, get it?

    November 17, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  527. HPN

    Give the kid a break, she does her best just as the others do , then the votes are tallied who ever wins, wins. It's just that simple, lets not get into conspiracy theories.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  528. lc


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  529. gc3326

    Looks like we have new phrase; "Pulling a Bristol" = Receiving something that was wasn't earned.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  530. queenofbs

    I hope Bristol wins! She's only one left who never had professional training & I think that's what show SHOULD be about.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cheryl

      They would have to rename the show Dancing with the Losers – DUH! It is called Dancing with the Stars so I am wondering how you interpret that it should be about having no professional training.

      November 17, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • elaine

      I'm pretty sure Kyle never had any professional dance training. Could be wrong, but... I don't think so. My vote goes to him – well, no it isn't. I'm not watching the rest of this season since the outcome is already a given.

      November 17, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  531. Cheryl

    DWTS destroyed their show as soon as they selected not-a-star Bristol Palin. I don't think pandering to the Tea Party is going to pay off for the show – losing lots of viewers and picking up steam.Too bad because the remaining stars not only danced well but offered a lot of entertainment value.

    BP is no star, has very limited dancing ability, has never offered any entertainment value and has worn some of the fugliest outfits imaginable. Conservative does not have to be fugly!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  532. thoroughly amused

    Wow – look at how popular Bristol is now. Very amusing if you ask me. I think Bristol should win – she moves, she has personality, much better than Kate G. no? Isn't the whole point of the show to take a virgin dancer/performer and mold them into something? I thought it was...but, I could be wrong. If it is though, how fair is it to have Jennifer G. (a.k.a Baby) and Brandy on the show–they've been performing for most of their lives. If you ask me, JG is STILL performing...she's not really hurt, she's just playing to the cameras. I'd be happy if she were booted off.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  533. Va-gator

    Can we blame George Bush and co. for this one too? Or have we already exhausted that excuse?

    November 17, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  534. Kanaka usual, the Liberals go banana's when decisions don't go their way. Lighten up people,
    you got your butts kicked two weeks ago so just crawl back in your hole and keep quiet. I'm an Independent and could care less if Bristol wins or loses.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  535. guest

    I bet those who are complaining the loudest didn't bother to vote. Obviously Brandy did not have very loyal fans. Bristol may not be a dancer, but she is REAL and America can relate to her in a way they can not relate to "Hollywood". Good for you Bristol! You've come a long way.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  536. LINDA

    The Palin "puppets" will follow Sarah's direction anywhere. They have the inability to think for themselves and have made this entertaining dance show a political contest. All through the season I have been bewildered how Bristol could continue to survive week after week. She should not have survived past the 2nd week. When Sarah sat in the audience for several performances, the camera showed her on TV, even through this past election. More fuel for the "puppets". I also blame the producers and I hope they got what they wanted because they have lost many viewers including myself.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sandy

      Do you realize how ridiculous you sound? "Puppets?" Sounds like you should be living in Russia, China or Venezuela. Can we give you a hand packing up?

      November 17, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  537. Lame!!

    People have failed to mention that Brandy was a teen mom as well...I don't see anyone calling her trash or a hillbilly! If it really bothers you so much, dont watch or vote yourself!

    I dont see how any rational person would vote for Palin on the basis that her daughter won DTWS anyway! WAKE UP people and stop taking it soooo seriously. Are the "stars" on the show ever A-list celebs? NO, they are B or C list people! So grow up and stop whining!! The Palins arent in your living room making you tune in and neither is the tea party!

    I thought Brandy was a little unlikable...too dramatic. Year after year the show puts people that have dance experience/dance training on the show(like last years winner) and no one cries about it.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  538. Carolyn

    I tried repeatedly to vote for Brandy and Kyle and never got thru. When I called I got the following responses: The circuit was loaded, busy signals, and the show didn't go off the air until 9:30 PM EST, but at 9:55 PM EST the recording said "voting has closed for your time zone". This was my first time trying to vote and if this is an example of what others voting for Brandy or Kyle got when they called, I can see why she was voted off. It didn't appear that the voting was fair. Something happened to reflect the votes from Brandy and Kyle. I won't watch DWTS anymore.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  539. MrsFizzy

    It's pretty obvious why, really. And as my husband says "STAR"????!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  540. steve

    SOME BOY!!!!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  541. teal

    I am so very proud of Bristol, Keep going. The show isn't about who has had dancing experience and is doing well. It is for those with NO experience and how far they have come. Good job to Klye and Bristol. All of them deserve a pat on the back.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  542. Lisa W

    Well, it IS called Dancing with the Stars. So Bristol shouldn't have been on in the first place. They almost lost me for even putting her on, and I didn't start watching at the beginning of the season like I normally do, but if she wins it I'll never watch again. Perhaps between her and The Situation, it should tell us something about our definition of the word "star" these days....

    November 17, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  543. Happy Feet

    When I posted my earlier comment it was done before reading through all of the comments posted. I felt at the time I needed to get something off my chest. Now that I've that I read through most of them I'd like to add this final comment.
    DWTS was created as entertainment. In the past we had real stars maybe some were past their prime but at least they had some claim to fame. Now we have a young lady who we all met because her mother was (is) a polital figure, is she really a star or celebrity? What is her claim to fame? Would we question Carolyn Kennedy or Chelsea Clintons' celebity if they were on the show. I think not, but we still have the responsibility to chose the best dancer, not the best personality or most improved or democrat, replublican or liberal or green tea member. We can't do anything about what happened to Brandy, if you don't like what happened write a letter to ABC, maybe they will have more respect for their viewers in the future when this show is at the the bottom of the ratings game. Perhaps they will ask themselves, was it worth having such a controversial figure as a contestant. Politics belongs on Capital Hill, not a game show.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  544. may21

    well said!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  545. Debra

    If Bristol wins, I agree that Dancing with the Stars will lose its popularity. Bristol has got to be the worse dancer I have ever seen on this show. Kelly Osburne started off bad but she ended her stay on DWTS with a bang! She became good. THERE IS NO HOPE FOR BRISTOL!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Harmonee

      Debra, did you watch the show? Did you hear the judges say she danced her best dance Monday night? She has improved a great deal! If you're going to criticize and complain, at least tell it like it really is. She is far from the worse dancer ever on the show.....Mark Cuban, Master P, Susan Lucci, Jerry Springer, "The Situation", Kate Gosselin, Kenny Mains.......

      November 17, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  546. Kathi Cordsen

    Did anyone else hear, when the announcement was coming, they said "the next star leaving, not necessarily on the bottom, is"? What the heck is up!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  547. Rich

    As others have said I agree it boils down to popularity at this stage in the game, I mean its not like Bristol is going to WIN this season now THAT would be an issue, Jennifer Grey is going to win it IMO.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  548. Diana

    It is so said when people get so upset about an entertainment show. You should have been this upset when an unknown and unquilified man won the presidency. Leave the girl a lone. If you think that she and her mother have that much power, then Sarah would be the president and the best thing to happen to this country in years. Get a life people.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  549. Ratso Rizzo

    Mommy gets what Mommy wants. She wants baby daughter to win and will go to any lengths to do so – you just can't prove it (yet). And some people actually want her to be President???

    November 17, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sandy

      "Rats" – If you really believe the nonsense that is coming out of your mouth, you need to get yourself to an emergency ward and have your head examined immediately. Where are you getting this crap? Reveal your expert sources who can back up these nutty comments and when you can prove reliability and validity, maybe we'll have someone let you out of your straightjacket.

      November 17, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  550. Dennis G

    While everyone is appalled by the results and vows to stop watching the show, viewership soars. Track the Nielsen ratings and you'll see that very view actually stop watching. While you may not agree with the votes, you keep watching which is all that ABC cares about. Most of these shows aren't about the most talented but are about who is going to garner the most viewers.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  551. becky

    really!!!can' believe bristol could be proud of herself, knowing she can't dance that's for sure......just because she is a palin and from alaska come on........she needs to drop out of dwts and move on back to alaska.........she seems to be a sweet girl but can't dance......sorry for you mark you done a very good job with her.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Linda

      I agree Becky. She should quit but I have a strange feeling she's not a QUITTER like her Mom quit Alaska!

      November 17, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  552. dest77

    As a long time fan of DWTS stars I guess I shouldn't be surprised at the national vote. I feel sorry for Brandie she deserves to be there instead of Bristol. Brandie got my votes. Brandie is not the only extremely talented dancer to get booted this season. Hopefully the end result will be more correct in the end. It would be a travesty for Bristol to win it all even though she should get recognized as most improved over the season.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  553. Pete

    Bristol Palin – Celebrity??

    Teen Activist or just Active Teen??

    Anyway, we know one thing and that is >> she is not a dancer. LOL

    Gotta love the right winger support team on here....its just funny how you try and spin this...we are all laughing.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  554. kdob

    Agreed – let it go. Obama's fault? Palin's fault? racial innuendo? PEOPLE!! Scroll back up and read the general tone of all these comments, then admit that you feel good about America.. We are politicizing a freakin' dance show. Save it for "town hall" forums with your local candidates if you want political satisfaction.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joan D Schwencer

      She should have been voted of weeks ago....she can not dance and I think a lot of it is because of her Mother...If she wins I thinks some thing is very wrong, and It will hurt DWTS program.....

      November 17, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  555. Cyndi

    Go Bristol! You are the darling of the ballroom!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • kim

      Whose ballroom sweety...yours? Make room for the Rock of Gibraltor!

      November 19, 2010 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  556. Marie Bourne

    Get over yourselves! This is an entertainment show on which the public votes.
    Brandy did not come across as a warm & fuzzy person every week; she was a cry baby like Maks.
    Cheese with that whine
    Both of them are so full of themselves.
    This adds up to votes from the audience and judges.
    Too bad their fans did not vote
    Go Crystal go.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  557. lacey4060

    i have been pretty much watching DWTS since season 1 and i have never, ever seen the judges ask a star that was eliminated in the semi finals to come back & dance their free style routine during the finals. this basically shows you that at the very least, Bruno & probably the other 2 judges are as dismayed that Brandy was eliminated as 99.99% of the viewers of this season's fiasco. sorry, i don't see how Bristol Palin is even considered a star.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lame!!

      Really? You have been watching since the beginning and you dont recall the huge deal that was made about John O'Hurley in season 1?!? There is always one that does not do very well each year that some how manages to hang on...Cloris Leachman? Jerry Springer? Everyone needs to calm down and get over it.

      Things like this drive viewership and encourages new people to tune in and see how bad the person really is! If I wanted to watch professional dancers I would watch Ballroom dancing on PBS!

      November 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  558. Terry Steer

    This only proves what I already knew, the Tea Party people will vote for anything they're told to vote for whether it makes sense or not.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  559. ericka

    I think they made a good call, i feel Brandy shouldn't of even been on the show.I think Kyle should be off, next and Jennifer should win....

    November 17, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  560. CB

    There is NO WAY that Bristol is a better dancer than Brandy, therefore it had to be rigged. Bristol has NO PERSONALITY. Kinda like her mom. Lord help us if she gets in as president!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  561. Harmonee

    Really? Conspiracy? Bristol's rigging the show? Wow! Brandy could have helped herself by not being such a diva and Jennifer could stop going for the sympathy vote. For a girl most of you say is not talent and has no skills, you are giving her a lot credit for being smarter than you since she has been able to "rig" the outcome! LMAO at you foolish people!! I bet she shot JFK and knows what happened to Jimmy Hoffa too!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  562. lloyd

    Very Very few times has the best dancer won. It is a popularity contest first and dancing second.
    Shawn the gymnaist wasn't the best.
    Donny Osmand wasn't the best.
    The Dallas running back wasn't the best.

    Get Over it. The show had to know the possibilities when they picked Bristol to be on, do not blame her.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  563. Nikki S. from outside St. Louis

    You have it exactly right..if miss Bristol "Stiff as board" Palin wins the show....I cannot see how the ratings wouldn't go down..I mean come on people love to watch shows like these for entertainment and after something like this it isn't fun anymore and useless to vote for the reason the show puts out... for the best dancers !!! If she wins its bye bye DWTS and hello some other entertainment show that will be ruined by a popularity contest because of idiots who do not know what talent is these days. Also..can America please stop giving fame to people who are nobody's.. come on...earn and work hard for your way to fame!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  564. Cal

    #1: This Palin girl should never have been asked on this show! She is a STAR of what?
    #2: Thought this was a DANCE contest?!
    #3: She CANNOT dance!
    #4: We are such STUPID people! Show is RIGGED! What a SHAM! This is SHAMEFUL! ABC is DISGUSTING!

    November 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  565. Sara

    Bristol is caught in the middle of this. She has a fantastic fan club because of her mother....Brandy has no fan club. Leave Bristol alone. BTW I do not like Sarah Palin and would never vote for her. I just feel for Bristol.

    November 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  566. Lynn

    I'M DONE WATCHING....if Brandi was voted out, then Bristol will be voted the winner..that's just outrageous!. Good luck to the others, Jennifer and Kyle get prepared to lose. SAD! JUST SAD!

    November 17, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  567. Jim

    Uh, we are still talking about "Dancing With the Stars," right? The video equivalent of merange? Or have I entered an alternate universe and Ms. Palin is now hosting a new version of "Firing Line?" I never thought I'd see the day when William Shatner's rant on Saturday Night Live ("Get a life, people - it's just a TV show!") would be seen as sage wisdom. DWTS has always been lightweight fluff with no pretense, which is part of the show's charm. Other than the goofy trophy, there's no great prize, right? Lighten up, people!

    November 17, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  568. sage

    I understand SOME PEOPLE want to defend Bristol..but let's not act on emotion. Yes, I agree she has come a long way. Bravo for her!! Yet, this is still a dance competiion and Brandy is waaaaay better. I am disappointed on how even a simple dance show has to be politically influenced. I will never watch this show again!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  569. cyan

    @ is called Dancing With the STARS! when is Bristol a star of anything..............dah. Also, you are judged on your dancing skills not on your improvement week after week....that is call dancing school!

    November 17, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  570. nancheska

    I problably won't watch the show again. UNLESS they bring on someone who'd be flat-out awesome! (Al Pacino, where are you? Show these peeps how to TANGO!!)

    November 17, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  571. may21

    To those who couldnt get through:
    the internet worked fine for me

    November 17, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  572. VB

    I never vote for these shows, but... everyone vote for Jennifer Grey!! That's the only way we can ensure that a great dancer and not stiff as cardboard Bristol wins.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  573. Sam

    I like Bristol. She has improved greatly since the show started. I think she has won people over. The show isn't just about talent, it's a popularity contest.

    The others who were left are entertainers, I expect them to do well. People would also vote for them because they are fans. So how is it any different, one would think the entertainers would have an edge in that regard.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sara

      Sam, I agree with you. Bristol has done nothing wrong. She has worked hard to improve. Her fan base is because of her mother.

      November 17, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  574. Laura

    I've watched DWTS for several seasons and have always felt that those who deserved to be in the finals were there, even if I didn't always agree with the winner. BUT there is no excuse for this! Brandy was extremely talented and deserved to be in the finals, in fact in recent weeks I was trying to decide whether to vote for Jennifer or Brandy for #1. While the Palins say that there has been no "organized" voting campaigns, it shows that Sarah Palin's supporters are also supporting her daughter. Don't get me wrong, I admire Bristol for what she's been able to accomplish, but there is no way she deserves to be in the final. I hope the producers have learned their lesson – no politicians or anyone remotely connected with politics (or religion) on the show!

    November 17, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  575. ga_yankee23

    OK BOYS & GIRLS...when American Idol started it was talent over popularity; not anymore. Now it appears that DWTS has gone the same route... Bristol Palin has talent ??!?! AND has more talent than Brandi ??!!?? OH PLEASE !!! So come on all you 'right wingers'....VOTE TALENT !!! not Sarah's daughter !!!

    November 17, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  576. patches

    I am outraged that "tea party" fans of Bristol's mom have seen this as a chance to push their views/opinions into the limelight. The y see the voting as an oportunity to make Palin happy about her daughter...was going on tv Bristol's only way to make her mom proud and happy about her. Is it necessary that the nation love Bristol first so that her mom can be proud of her? Is really putting herself "out there" the only way she can support herself and her child...that is what they were saying when she was chosen-it was an opportunity for her to make some money to support herself and her son. Why can those who show the most improvement be the winners...Bristol's only slightly better than she was when she started. Very rarely does she lose herself in a dance..mostly she looks like she can't wait to get off of the dance floor. Even Steve W. of Apple fame's supporters finally realised that he needed to just fade away. I think this just shows what the "tea part" is really is not fairness across the board; we look out for those "like" us.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  577. Elaine Toombs

    I belive Brandy was a threat to Jennifer to win so they eliminated her to take the pressure off of Jennifer. I tried for the longest to put my vote in for Brandy but could never get threw which made me believe they blocked her line from receiving votes so they could eliminate her from the finals and keep Bristol who is no threat to Jennifer. Brandy deserved to be in the final, her were and extensions outdid Bristol by a milestone.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nikki S. ouside St. Louis

      I never thought of it like that Lol..even tho unlikely just like Bristol herself is rigging the votes but yea..this show has gone downhill..Brandy and Jennifer were my favorites and by far two of the best dancers this season.. I was sure those two would be in the finale..but guess not..its actually kind of sad people cant vote for the right reasons and other people aren't able to enjoy the show as it was meant to be.. ..Brandy should be there stillll!!!

      November 17, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  578. Suzi

    I tried voting last night for over 1 hr, and I got a busy, but then when it wasn't busy, the phone went black, so
    I difinately feel the show is rigged. Too bad, Bradi and Max are the best dancers, and i couldn't even vote for them.
    What a shame!!!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  579. jjboston

    Never liked the Palins. But Bristol was way more lovable than Brandy. Yesterday's result was a good one. Period.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  580. Coco

    Look, people. If you care so much, cast all your votes. I did - all for Kyle and Lacey, because I was afraid he was going home. Even at this late stage, with 4 contestants, it is possible for the people who do bother to vote to split the vote. It may be that fans of Brandy and Kyle felt they needed to prop up Kyle, lest he go home. It may be that Bristol's fans just want her to stay in it, so there is no way to split their vote.
    Stop saying it was rigged. What proof do you have of that? The fact is, if people are complacent and don't vote for their faves, their faves might not pull through no matter how high the judges' scores. And if you aren't complacent and cast your votes, but still your fave goes home, well, that's the way the cookie crumbles.
    Besides, it's a REALITY T.V. SHOW. It's for FUN. Who cares?

    November 17, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  581. maggie

    I for one am glad Brandy got the boot! She was so arragant...the tears, the fakeness....enough all ready. While Bristal may not be the best she certainly wasn't the worse, and I think alot of people just liked getting to see a real girl do well despite who her mother is. I've always loved Jennifer Gray until I watched DWTS this season and see how she's all over her dance's disgusting! Married or not there's a cougar in the making! My votes are going to the only male left standing. His personality is adorable, he's just adorable!

    November 17, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  582. may21

    @michelle: I'm sure abc is going to be broken hearted that you're done with the show. Truly

    November 17, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  583. Reality Check

    It is a celebrity dance show. Who wins and loses is meaningless. Get over it.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  584. Trini-2-d-bone

    Bristol CANNOT dance. She has improved some, but she still can't dance. Some of the people voted off were seriously better than she was. Give me a break already. I AM NEVER WATCHING THIS SHOW AGAIN. It is obvious that the %$#@& show was rigged.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  585. michelle

    I'm so done with this show. It's a waste of my time. Watching Pristol dance is a absolute joke as her mother is. I guess the fruit doesn't fall from the tree. Dancing is the key word. The people voting for Pristol must have Glaucoma or Cataracts because their vision is obvously impaired. Get a freakin clue people.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  586. Ron Robles

    Will never watch the show ever again

    November 17, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  587. capmorgs

    Go Bristol. Stay Strong. Ignore all the haters

    November 17, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      Bristol Palin – Celebrity??

      Teen Activist or just Active Teen??

      Anyway, we know one thing about Bristol and that she is not a dancer. LOL

      November 17, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  588. JGN1

    Seriously you're sounding like a freakin PSYCHO! You probably couldnt sleep last night huh? LOLOL

    November 17, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  589. Reina

    All I have to say is if Bristol wins I will no longer watch this show. This is absurd! She's rigging this show in every possible way. I find it hard to believe that she's popular when there's dozens of polls out there in which more than 70% of people want her gone. It's unfair that in some way her and her family's political agendas have to affect what was at one point an entertaining show.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  590. Sage

    My wife and I used to be avid viewers of DWTS; not anymore! After last nights fiasco we’ll find something else to watch. Bristol’s dancing skills lack considerably over the other dancers. Not only that, she couldn’t get into the character for the dance if her life depended on it. She should have been voted off a long-long time ago but it’s obvious this season is popularity and/or politically motivated. You’ve got professional judges but their opinions and scores don’t count or at least don’t count enough. Brandy was 100 times more of a dancer than Bristol could ever hope to be. Totally disgusted!

    November 17, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  591. cyan

    @ Karen P.......totally agree!

    Instead of telling Bristol she sucked like they did to some of the males.....they encouraged her to keep trying and continue to dance like a cardboard cut out....someone should have suggested she take a few ballet classes before she started DWTS, Can you imagine the lashing out taking place in the dressing rooms amongst the male dance

    November 17, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  592. Harmonee

    Come on people, this is a show about TEACHING people that do not kow how to dance, to dance! How is it fair to bring on people who have been performers for years, even one who co-starred in a huge dance movie, and put them against someone who has never acted, danced, sang or performed theatrically? This is supposed to be about learning something new, that would put Bristol and Kyle ahead Jennifer and Brandy because how far they have come. Get off her back, leave her Mom and politics out of it. It is just a show, relax...the sun will still come up tomorrow!

    November 17, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  593. Neil

    I thought this was a talent contest????????????????????

    November 17, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  594. Suz

    This is the same mentality that got OJ off..."He's just like us! We can relate!" Never mind about the OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE against him! And the EVIDENCE against Bristo is that SHE CAN'T DANCE! Wake up America...this isn't about politics (as some radio personalities would have you believe). DO NOT VOTE FOR BRISTOL!

    November 17, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  595. Ken from FL

    Can we cut the conspiracy crap?? Of course, it's a popularity contest, up to a point. What do you expect when you let the country vote? Do you really think it would be any different. And Bristol is FAR from being the worst dancer in the history of the show: have you all forgotten Master P, Tom DeLay (and if it's all politics, why didn't he do better), etc., etc. For those liberals out there who say it's only because of her mother - so, you're admitting her mother is perhaps popular after all????? When push comes to shove, we all seem to end up voting for the right person; just look at the winners over the past few seasons. Stop whining. Get over it. It's only a television reality show; it's not the end of the freaking world.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  596. tamara in montana

    Anyone who watches the show knows Bristol should've been gone weeks ago, IF she should have ever been cast at all. She may now preach abstinence but is hypocritically glorifying the benefits to her of being an unwed, teenage mother with no job skills but with a celebrity mom. (MTVs "Pregnant at 16" also glorifies, but I digress.) ABC needs to account for their voting process. Google 'DWTS cheaters' – there are conservative websites with testimonials from people admitting to cheating the online voting system and voting more than their allotted 5 votes. Why isn't CNN reporting on that if it's going to cover anything DWTS related at all? And shame on ABC & TLC for giving Sarah Palin a free, long running campaign commercial. Last thought – since the voting system has been rigged, Bristol should do the honorable thing and step down, letting Brandy and Maks go the finals. And our family won't be watching DWTS anymore after this disappointing spectacle, but we'll miss Derek and Cheryl's dancing! (Someone give Derek his own variety show!)

    November 17, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  597. Kate22

    I am sooooo glad that drama queen Brandy was voted out. It is refreshing to see people in the finals that do not have prior choreographed dance experience. This is what the show is about – taking people with no dance experience to watch how they develop through the process. Bristol Palin has made huge progress from the beginning and although she was at the bottom of the scores – she was only 4 points below Brandy. Stop trying to politcize everything and just enjoy the concept as it is meant to be!

    November 17, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  598. Dave

    Please, let's be fair to Bristol. True, she has no legitimate star cred aside from the fact that her mom was the half-gov of Alaska and she had the temerity to get knocked-up while her mom was a VP candidate.The producers figured that was enough to make her a star, and that's on them. Nothing we can do about that. She really IS cute as a button and I'm going to give her the benefit of the doubt when I say I believe she was not the worst dancer of the year and that she tried her best.

    All that said, she has no control over who does or doesn't vote for her. This is not a reality show, it's a friggin' popullarity contest. You already know that, so stop acting like you're suprised when every inbred, narrow-minded tea-bagger in the country overwhelms a honest system to vote for the contestant with whom they most closely identify. Do you know how many truly talented singers are still strugging in obscurity because they weren't popular enough to win on AI? Jennifer Hudson is the rare example of a reality show loser who really won in the end. Bristol could do herself a favor by graciously accepting the accolades while acknowledging that perhaps she really isn't the best dancer. But don't blame her for the actions of people who consider her mom presidential material. Do you really expect people who are that out of touch with reality to vote realistically on a psuedo-reality show? Get real.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  599. Ron31

    Why is Bristol even on here...She is NOT a celebrity.If your mother being in politics makes you a celebrity then lets see Chelsea Clinton on the show next season.I mean after all Hiliary Clinton was running for the most powerful job in the President not vice president.That should make Chelsea more of a star.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  600. JUNEBUG

    I don't think Bristol should be there but if people are voting, so be it. I still love ballroom dancing and this won't stop me from watching the beautiful dances that some stars are capable of. Go Team Jennifer!

    November 17, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  601. Brianne

    Uhh has no one seen those emails with the pictures of "Wal-Mart Shoppers"?

    These are the people that vote in this country and are heard. The woman that wears a Hefty garbage bag as a tube top has more power than most because these are the people that have nothing else to do, but vote.

    Let this be a warning for democracy – Up next President Palin.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  602. LK2

    Who isn't upset! Talk about RIGGED! I can't even say what I want to say, because it won't get posted if I use the words I want to use to express just how I feel about Bristol still there! She should have gone home LONG ago! So many better..MUCH better dancers went home, and there sits NO PERSONALITY, CAN'T DANCE BRISTOL PAILIN, AND ALL BECAUSE HER MOM IS A HIGH-PROFILE FORMER GOVERNOR OF ALASKA! Oh, bite me, Palin's! GO HOME!!! And if she WINS this, I'm so done with DWTS! Shame on ABC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There's a conspiracy, and they know it!

    November 17, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  603. Mark

    The ABC rules state "viewers can vote for their favorites." It doesn't say anything about dancing talent. We voted for our favorite and Bristol won. If you're so concerned about the result, you should have voted.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  604. cyan

    ...someone has 'jumped the shark'.....Jennifer & Derek the 'crystal ball' is in your early congrats!

    November 17, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  605. Tanya

    I am glad Brady is off – quite a diva and she was always angry, very stuck on herslf coming off as the only person deserving of being on the show...I'm surprised she hadn't earlier asked the produces to rename it "Brandy's Dancing Show". I hope Jennifer Grey loses too!!! I always root for the underdog... I hope Kyle wins!

    November 17, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sandy

      Well said! She was not very likeable to myself or to many others I know who watch the show. And as for her "perfect scores," the judges were overscoring her. Len was falling all over himself praising her for her extensions and she wasn't even completing the extensions when she went on to the next move. It was like she was in a hurry to get to the next step and get it over with. While it may have been nerves, her performances did not live up to the hype.

      November 17, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  606. JR

    For all you pro Bristol people, if the show is only a popularity contest then why bother with the dancing at all, skill and ability mean nothing I guess.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  607. GE

    Mr Cordsen is a racist

    November 17, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  608. Simmy

    Incidentally, I did have trouble casting my vote Monday night as did one of my sisters. I knew there would unfortunately be NO SURPRISES on Tuesday evening. The results took all the fun out of watching any further. ABC – many of us are very disappointed and will wait to see how you explain away the voting discrepancies.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  609. ald26

    The samething happened when Joanna got booted before Kelly Osbourne and when Donny Osmond got the trophy instead of Mya. Thats just how the show is. And honestly if you're that upset you probably need to take some happy pills and get a life

    November 17, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  610. Les

    I think its laughable that everyone thinks there is some big conspiracy going on.. I have voted for Bristol in the last few episodes ..and its got nothing to do with politics in fact (I cant stand Sarah Palin)..But it is so nice to see someone actually start to come out of their shell..Bristol started as a very shy probably low self esteem person and to see her blossom over the last few weeks certainly wins my vote!

    November 17, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  611. Maggie

    You know, all this mess could be avoided if instead of voting for the favorite, we could vote for who has to go home, at least until the finals! Right now, votes are so split among the top choices that non-dancers like Bristol end up staying too long. DWTS, let us vote people off instead of voted for them, until the last couple of shows. That way we can get rid of people who really shouldn't be there.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karen P

      DWTS needs to change the voting so it can't be manipulated. Have judges make the final decision between the bottom 2 or 3, after all THEY are the ones who know what they're looking at. Of course, they pacified Bristol too often for her overly simple dances that weren't even good

      November 17, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laura

      Amen! That's what I've wanted for a long time, to be able to vote AGAINST someone. Like Master P, who stayed for 4 or 5 weeks, didn't even try. I felt so bad for his partner Ashly, who tried her best with him. Then she came back after having a baby and they put her with 80 yr old Buzz Aldrin! Sure hope this gets the producer's attention!

      November 17, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  612. Carol Booher

    i have been disappointed this whole year with this show. The judges did not always give Bristol Palin good scores but they always treated her with so much finesse and respect not like they do other STARS.. The girl could not dance. She was like a big Amazon woman stumbling around but they tell Michael Boulton he was the worse dancer they ever saw. The insulted true stars.. And that brings up the fact that this girl is NOT a STAR...She is famous for getting pregnant while her mother is running for VP. That does not make her a STAR. I will have to give her credit, she hung in there and she has improved..But she comes a long way from the finished polished beautiful dancing that Jennifer and Brandy gave us and frankly most of the other people who have benn voted off including Hoff, Michael and Florance who by the way were STARS but most of them were far better dancers than her.. I would go along with the fact that it was public opinion if the judges had not treated her with a kid glove all this season. Well if the TEA Party push her in as the winner which I fear will heppen then I think it will be the EBD of DWTS. and if it is going to be this way then it is probably for the best but it is sad as it was a good show

    November 17, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
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  614. Debbie Armstrong

    Some may have legitimate concerns that Palin had a huge political sect to draw from for voting purposes. At the very least producers should be able to confirm or deny that an incorrect number was provied to vote for Brandy. But another factor is Maks. DWTS is the most-watched program because it's just fun entertainment with no violence or ugliness like so much other TV fare. But that statement does not apply to Maks. Watching his rehersal sessions is never "fun." He is full of himself, short-tempered and ill-mannered with hsi partners. Recall this year when he and Brady first met and he said he was going to be "nicer" or words to that effect, but he was incredibly impertinent to Carrie Ann's criticism about not starting the instant dance soon enough. The first words out of his mouth were "don't worry about it" and then he went on over-talking Carrie Ann so you could never get what she was saying. To say he was disrespecful would be an understatement. NO other DWTS dancers would talk to a judge that way. That behavior alone should get him canned from the show. He has NO likeability and I think, unfortunately for his partners, that's a factor as far as voting goes. Brandy was clearly a better dancer than Palin and just want her to know: Brady – you are lovely and you did very, very well. Don't think you lost a popularity contest, you are well-liked and talented. It's sad that other factors led to your demise.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  615. Mary

    I haven't watched DWTS this year the PALIN name makes me sick. Bristol is a young girl and she cna't dance. Girl, give it up, go home and be a mother. Your mother is never home! This show is so bad. Also get rid of Brooke Burke she can't talk. If Bristol wants reality she should try survivor!

    November 17, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  616. Ron31

    Once again.Sarah Palin is having a emornous part in this as well.Bristol isn't even a celebrity so why is she even on here?I guess because your mama is a policital figure that makes you a star,if that the case then lets see Chelsea Clinton on there next year.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  617. Carolyn

    I will not watch the show again and have deleted all future recordings. What a farce this show has become. The professional dancers are outstanding and the celebrities try very hard, but when the celeb has no dancing talent they should be eliminated based on that factor – not because your Mother is political oddity. Bristol is evidently a nice young woman but doesn't have the talent to remain in the finals. I'm extremely disappointed in what the show not represents – a popularity show. What happened to people being rewarded for achieving a goal and being rewarded based on this talent? No more DWTS for me EVER!

    November 17, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  618. Tina

    The conservative movement has infiltrated all of these entertainment reality shows. First Kris Allen manages to win American Idol over the vastly more talented Adam Lambert, because conservative middle-America couldn't handle the alternative lifestyle of Mr. Lambert. Now this. I can only hope that the demise of reality shows is now imminent. I do not tun on the TV to watch "reality". I have enough of that in my own back yard.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  619. Christina

    Bristol seriously stinks at dancing.
    I also have wondered where her little boy is while shes dancing, practicing, etc. Though Im not a big fan of Kate Gosselin, she was further villified for taking time away from her kids to be on this same show. Why doesnt this same offense apply against Bristol?

    November 17, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  620. Jeff

    Shocked? Stop wasting your time watching "Reality TV". I think that anyone who watches this stuff needs some serious time management coaching.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  621. Jay Kay

    How this mediocre pie wagon got into the finals is beyond me.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  622. Brad

    Yes, DWTS has destroyed their show...I have stopped watching the show since I heard Palin, a bad role model and terrible influence, would be on the show...My 15 year old son's girlfriend wants to be like her and become pregnant, so she can be popular like Bristol did...I was brought to believe if a young lady becomes pregnant outside of marriage is labeled a wh*** and if she is under the age of legal adulthood then her parents will be held accountable...Next we will see a person become popular after molesting a child and offered a spot on a show...

    November 17, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  623. tcc3377

    week after week? bet i know who wins the season.........bravo for phone slamming...... Bristol she knows she dont belong

    November 17, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  624. Margie

    I'm really turned off...not interested in watching the show anymore.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  625. Jen

    if she comes in better than third I will never watch the show again.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  626. Linda

    Brandy talented WHAT A JOKE!!!!! she is a singer dancer look where she is as a singer hahahaha shes a murder who got away with it! Get over it! The show is about people who DON"T know how to dance and now is learning, and how much better they are!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay Kay

      She's a murderer who got away with it — just like Laura Bush.

      November 17, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  627. Brooks

    I called for thirty minutes last night to vote for Bristol and couldn't get through. She may not be the best dancer but she is working as hard as anyone. Her family and her are and have been torchered by the media for two years now. They keep working hard and over coming adversity. As for as a unskilled right winger winning over a talented african american, give me a break. Obama was an unknown with less experience than Palin. He's looking real talented now. Bristol is the peoples choice.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  628. Mary West

    I totally agree with Karen P. Bristol's comment dissing the real stars was to be expected; after all, Sarah is her mother. Bristol was on the show because of her mother's influence, and she was kept on the show because of Fox radio/TV and Tea Party activists. Making DWTS political was a death move; "dancing" and "celebrities" terminology was removed from the show last night. Bristol is not a star; she is her Mom's publicity. Bye, bye, Sarah...go away already.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  629. David N.

    No longer watch this show on ABC.....sorry for Brandy, you did great job...while Bristol just walking (not dancing)...
    LOL stupid

    November 17, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pat

      Well said.....Brandy is a dancer.......and talented. This is the first season that I have watched this show.....
      never again.

      November 17, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  630. mike cox

    Obviously this event is being politicized. My wife and I agree that if this continues it will be the last DWTS that we will watch. The good dancers have been voted off and she is allowed to continue. She has improved, but she is very wooden and shows no joy in dancing. I was srprised at her 57 we felt it was more like a 48.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  631. Lily

    for Cory and Marilyn : the show is DWTS not The Peoples' Dancer.
    Bristol should not be in it at this point.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  632. Barack

    Go Bristol. Let the whiners whine and return to "Big Bang Theory" or some other junk that makes them feel smart.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  633. slavedriver

    Bristol simply represents us thr people. DWTS should be exactly that. Bristol is the first to say she should have been out a long time ago. Those of us who have daughters I'm sure are seeing our own kids through her. Grow up's television not life or death.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  634. Chel

    I am going to stop watching because this is a dance contest not a popularity contest and Brandy had received numerous perfect scores and was never in the bottom like Bristol was over 6 times!!! Losing Veiwers

    November 17, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  635. Amy

    she's a hag, just like her mom. I'll never watch the show if she wins.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  636. Michael Paul

    This is not Bristol's fault. She goes out there every week and does her best like the rest of the dancers, and she has definitely improved. The fault is with the show, and a show that puts entertainment personalities as well as political personalities up and allows them to win based on popularity, had bound to know this would happen. It's like when men are elected by the electoral votes, not the popular votes. It's gonna happen! The only way I can see that this could be a little more balanced is if DWTS shows the votes on the show. Some of these dancers are so high in the judges list that they may have fans who don't call in, not knowing that Bristol is a huge underdog, and everyone who wants her to win is probably calling in votes for her. If people could see that even though their favorite is on top, he or she may get voted off, then maybe they'd call in. I'm sure the press will count this against Bristol. Did anyone notice HER mouth dropping open when Brandy was told she had to leave? It's not the dancers' faults, it's the way the show is done. If they don't want this to keep happening then they have to change the rules and stop letting the dancers get crap for being too popular.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Linda Bardwell

      What a great way of telling it, the under dog. DWTS will always be a great show its funny to watch. And times like this it gets even better the show will last forever just like American Idol

      November 17, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  637. sick!!

    ThIs is insane!! She should NEVER have been on the show to start with!!! Star???? NOT!!! The night in the monkey suit SHOULD have sent her packing!!! The show has taken a talented art form and now made a political joke out of it!!! If she had ANY morality about herself & fairness, she would remove herself!!! She KNOWS she doesnt deserve to be there!!! BRING BRANDY BACK!!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  638. Miranda

    If anyone believes that voting garbage....I want to sell you some land in the desert!! It's all rigged and you can bet that Palin fool & her tea party are the ones keeping loser Bristol on that dance floor! Shame on DWTS and ABC for allowing this to happen!

    November 17, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  639. k

    Oh no!! A terrible result on one of the most idiotic shows on TV! What am I going to do now?

    November 17, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  640. treb

    bristol has no dance ability or rythm at all .. should have been gone 4 weeks ago .. its about ability , the performance and the dance .. she is plain aweful .. the feel sorry for the single mom from up north is the only reason she is there

    November 17, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  641. Day

    Who was it that considered Bristol Palin a star? It's a sham when people can't see past the nose on their face. Sarah Palin's flunky's, boot licker's voting for all the wrong reason's, This does't help Bristol if anything this is harder for her to escape her mother's shadow. This is a fun show, but the "STAR'S" work really hard for the opportunty to dance for the prize and Brandy deserved that chance.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • kdob

      Brandy DID have her chance – she made it to the top 4 .. We can all feel sorry that she was outvoted, but that is not any of the performers' fault. Instead of whining that Bristol got more votes, maybe more people should have voted for Brandy. This show is not a forum for a political conspiracy. Commentary made previously says it all. If people stop watching, the ratings go down, the show gets a re-vamp or cancelled. By then eveyone can go beat up on Simon Cowell's new show!

      November 17, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  642. tbird65

    I am republican and very conservative – and I agree Bristol has no dancing skills and the personality of a mud-pie. Don't know what happened – but DWTS will NOT be on our tv again. Even Kelly got booted off after lots of improvement when it came toward the end.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  643. annise

    Ok Bristol did work hard but she did not improve that much. Brandy worked just as hard if not harder and became great. Im done with DWTS.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  644. jean in tx

    At least next Tuesday night only the three judges will vote for the winner. Hopefully only Kyle and Jennifer will be left to vote on.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jessie

      What makes you think only the judges get to vote, never has been that way and I'm sure the public will get their votes as always.

      November 17, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  645. Brandy supporter

    I can't believe I'm saying this, but I was sick for an hour after watching Brandy get eliminated last night and I woke up still mad about it this morning. Bristol should be able to dance just like anyone else (although who decided she's a "Teen Activist"??), but I think DWTS really needs to change the way the viewers versus judges votes are considered. It's sad that adults vote based on popularity (or political views) instead of the idea that the "best man (or woman) win", but, pathetically, they have. Who wants to keep watching a poor dancer when the entertaining ones were eliminated because of her mother's political affiliations? They are certainly going to lose viewers if they don't change the way they combine viewers and judges scores... me included.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  646. anne

    Dancing with the stars has been as such for many seasons....recall Monique from the Cheeta girls? She was the boot way too early as did Brandy...recall Mya? Its not only about Bristol Palin, its about why African American women cannot win. Not to forget Mel B...We've seen many African American male athletes win...DWTS has and always has had something up its sleeve and I've always came back thinking things will change and they will crown an African American female...only to be disappointed each time. This is not to say that I vote on race, its to say that I vote on "skills"....and there have been many worthy AA female stars who could have/should have won the mirrored trophy. DWTS will crash and burn as soon as Bristol is handed the trophy. It is written is what it is.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sandy

      There it is!!!! I was waiting to see how long it would take someone to pull out the race card. . . actually longer than anticipated.

      November 17, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  647. lenore Garrett

    i am very upset that Bristol is still on there.I think something low down and dirty is going on.Brady should have never been voted off the show.....i will never watch the show again....

    November 17, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  648. Mindy

    Bristol Palin is a teen activist?? LOL > More like she was an active Teen!!

    She is no celebrity and it is absolutely a travesty that Brandy was voted off because Palin flooded the lines with Republican voters. I have heard MANY friends say they will never watch this show again. It has been a dissapointment all season to see people far more deserving get booted off to keep this Palin on for her mothers political gain.

    I can just say to americans they should be very scared at the hold Palin has on people that they could cast a vote for someone they know in their heart cannot dance and isnt the caliber of the others all for poitical gain.

    Very sad...not sure if I will ever watch this ridiculous show ever again.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tragic

      Sounds really serious Mindy. Like the end of the world as we know it. Get a life.

      November 17, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barbara

      I totally agree that, to see other qualified stars get voted off, and Ms. Palin is still there questions if people are seeing what I see. She should have went after the Hoff and certainly before Audriana. But the low point of this show is that Brandy & Max had to leave, because the Tea Party wants to see their supposed leader's daughter get something she doesn't deserve. I guess we had better prepare ourselves that they are preparing to give her mother something she doesn't deserve. John McCain see what you have started. Shame on You

      November 17, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  649. Bruno Samartino

    This show is more rigged than a Worldwide Wrestling Federation bout! And how is Bristol Palin a "star" anyway? Just because she was the knocked-up, unwed daughter of a politician who quit her job doesn't make her a star.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jasmine

      ROTF @ "This show is more rigged than a Worldwide Wrestling Federation bout!"

      November 17, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  650. Nick

    Every time a member of the Palin clan gets camera time, a little piece of America dies. It's one thing if Bristol wins DWTS, but if her mom gets a serious run at the presidency then you'll have people all over the country wishing they were Canadian. Never thought I'd say that.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • elaine

      Very very brave comment, Nick, and I AGREE WITH YOU 100%. Thanks for saying what I just couldn't quite choke out.

      November 17, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  651. mike fabio

    People get a life. This is an entertainment show. You act like she stole a college scholarship from an under privileged kid. People voted for her because she's a kind honest and dedicated person. This is celebrity rehab on a dance floor. You feel sorry for brandy...she's leaving a trail of ego ridden tears back to her mansion. Bristol may get a dancing ball to put over her humble fireplace while getting ready for her receptionist job.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • kdob

      Exactly – don't like it, don't watch. Your fav didn't win? Did you vote or just vent? Stop politicizing network tv fluff – its for entertainment, not political innuendo.

      November 17, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  652. sunless

    see that http://www.SUPERSONIC.US.COM !!!

    November 17, 2010 at 1:23 pm |