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Brandy and Maks Still Coming to Terms With Shocking 'Dancing With the Stars' Elimination (VIDEO)

by AOL TV Staff, posted Nov 17th 2010 2:00PM
Still trying to make sense of their shocking elimination on last night's 'Dancing With the Stars,' Brandy Norwood and Maksim Chmerkovskiy appeared on 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 9 AM on ABC) this morning. The pair, looking confused and somewhat wounded by the results, were clearly grappling with the unfairness of the past 48 hours, which saw them land a perfect score on the tango from the judges but still get eliminated from the show on Tuesday night.

Host George Stephanopoulos asked if they were frustrated by the process. "It is what it is," Maks said. People vote, that's the beauty of our show, but it's also the downer a little bit ... I'm a trained ballroom dancer, trained with the idea of a racer, that if you cross the finish line first you win. In this case, you cross the finish line first, somebody barely finishes, and then you get a tie because they showed heart. It's difficult to deal with."

Maks does make a good point. What's the purpose of having a judges panel if their scores are proved meaningless by audience voting? Critics today are arguing that this vote shows 'Dancing With the Stars' may not be about the dancing at all, but is really just a popularity contest. Then again, the incredible audience engagement is a big part of the show's success, and Bristol Palin has a highly motivated, national fan-base that has carried her through the competition.

George closed the interview by asking the team who they thought would win. On this pivotal question, Maks deferred to Brandy. "I hope Kyle wins," she said. We'll let you guys draw your own conclusions on that one.

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Carol

Come on people, this is a TV show not an election. I love "DWTS" but they need to make a couple of changes. None of the celebrities should have any dancing experience or they all should. It's not fair to put someone with no experience against someone that has had experience. That's just not fair. Also, I think the judges votes should count 70% after all they are the professionals

November 24 2010 at 2:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bob

So Bristol, if she wins, would like to give all the people that objected to her continually being voted on DWTS,the big middle finger.Well Bristol, you nice shy young lady, YOU DIDN'T win, so here is that big middle finger right back at you.

November 24 2010 at 2:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
brenda

Why is DWTS different from American Idol? The judges vote subjectivly on talent and skill; the public votes for whomever they like (also a subjective judgement. DWTS is an "uneven playing field" to begin with because some of the celebrities have never danced a step and others have been dancers througout their careers. The bottom line seems to be that the process is ok as long as it isn't someone the haters have been trained to target for failure. Granted, Bristol Palin was not the best dancer, but she was invited to participate on this program and she worked hard to improve. At the end, she clearly had raised her dancing standards. So, who should win? Someone who has danced all of her career and performed to her potential, or someone who never or rarely danced and improved to the point that Bristol did? One could make a case for either celebrity, but what the show doesn't need is a "hate" factor.

November 24 2010 at 12:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kasey

BrandyYou weren't going to win anyway. Max has a big mouth.

November 24 2010 at 7:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gail

How did Palin make it this far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 23 2010 at 9:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
badass

yeah, if you don't watch the show, how can you judge. oh, it's sarah you don't like so bristol must be very bad. maybe you should be banned from making comments, get the hint?

November 23 2010 at 4:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Betty

I don't think it had anything to do with helping Jennifer to win. People usually fight for the "underdog" and Bristol Palin certainly came on the show as the "underdog" .. She is young and in- experienced both in dancing & being on a big TV Show. She has come a long way!! I hope she wins!!

November 22 2010 at 5:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lucy

I can not get over the fact that no one seems to realize that the person(s) to blame for Brandi elimination would be the people that has the most to gain if she's gone...Kyle and Jennifer! Their fans are voting for the person who they know won't win...a.k.a. Bristol! It's called narrowing the field and it happens all the time when you allow the public to vote for the winner. The fans will use every trick in the book to get their dancer that mirrored ball!!

November 21 2010 at 1:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Eddy G

Why is anyone surprised that Bristol Palin is still on Dancing With the Stars. I gave up on them last year when chubby Niecy Nash outlasted Pamela Anderson who did a far superior job of dancing. I haven't watched a program since. Can you imagine the repercussion of the Palin fiasco. I'd say Dancing's days are numbered.

November 19 2010 at 10:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
terry skinner

I hate teabaggers like you fat a

November 19 2010 at 6:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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