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Did Cher Fans Save Chaz Bono from Elimination on 'DWTS'?

by Catherine Lawson, posted Oct 5th 2011 8:30AM
Lacey Schwimmer and Chaz BonoIt's been a grueling few weeks for 'Dancing With the Stars' contestants and the punishing training schedule has taken its toll on Chaz Bono.

Although he's lost weight and gained confidence on the dance floor, Bono's been suffering from swollen painful ankles, which may go some way to explain why he and Lacey Schwimmer were in last place after their rumba Monday night.

After that performance fans could have expected to see Bono facing elimination last night, but he wasn't. Has he benefited from tactical voting by Cher fans?

!!!SPOILER ALERT!!! If you don't want to know who was eliminated last night, stop reading now.

Although Bono impressed the judges with his nifty footwork on the premiere episode, his ankle problems have markedly hampered his performances since. On Monday a concerned Cher Tweeted "God hope Chaz hangs on till next week so I can come sit in the Audience & Watch."

Dids fans hoping to catch a glimpse of Cher swing the vote in his favor? And has injury persuaded him to play the Sonny & Cher card? After downplaying his famous parents, and previously hinting that we wouldn't be hearing any music by either of them on the show, he danced the rumba Monday night to Sonny Bono's 'Laugh at Me.'

Of course, tactical voting is nothing new on 'DWTS,' but the fact that two of the highest-scoring couples were up for elimination last night suggests that viewers are doggedly voting for their favorites, not the best dancers.

Judge Len Goodman was absolutely staggered by last night's shock elimination of early favorites Kristin Cavallari and Mark Ballas.

One person who was pleased with the outcome, though, is proud mom (and soon-to-be audience member) Cher, who says she'll hold up her end of the bargain: "Yeah CHAZ! Looks like I'll b in the Audience next Week Lovelies! thank u SO MUCH."

'Dancing With the Stars' airs Mondays at 8PM ET and Tuesdays at 9PM ET on ABC.

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GoodtoSee YOU

While I might agree that Chaz is not the best dancer and perhaps needed to go, I do believe that the judges comments that enraged Chaz were indeed totally out of line. Yes, the particular judge does get flamboyantly outrageous all of the time, but his choice of words were uncalled for...and he needs to learn to curb what he says for those times when he plans on giving a negative review... In fact, both of the male judges need to be more courteous when handing out negative comments...why destroy the ego of innocents who are merely trying to respond to the offer that they dance on the program!?!!!

October 26 2011 at 3:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MK

I hate excuses! Chaz never should have entered this in the first place. In competition, you've got to expect some negative comments. Stand up and take it like a man and stop weeping like a child, Chaz. You asked for it! You just cannot dance and you know it, so why did you expose yourself to it in the first place?

October 26 2011 at 12:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BERTIE

IF WE WHO ARE SO CALLED CHRISTIANS ? WOULD STOP WATCHING THAT SHOW WE COULD GET RID OF A LOT OF TRASH IN OUR LIFE. THE MEN WATCH IT BECAUSE OF ALL THE NAKED WOMEN OR ALMOST NAKED. I WATCH WITH HIM ONCE IN A WHILE BECAUSE HE WANT'S ME TO & I READ A BOOK MOST OF THE TIME IT IS ON. BUT WE NEED TO STOP PROMOTING SIN & GOD SAYS THAT WE SHOULD NOT APPROVE OF SUCH SIN AS TRYING TO CHANGE FROM A WOMEN TO A MAN. GOD MADE ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL BUT WE DESTROY THINGS WHEN WE TRY TO MAKE THINGS ARE WAY. READ ROMANS CHAPTER 1 YOU WILL FIND OUT WHAT GOD THINKS ABOUT SUCH SINFUL DOINGS. MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON SUCH A SINFUL WORLD AS WE LIVE IN TODAY. MEN WITH MEN & WOMEN WITH WOMEN. WHAT A SHAME & DISGRACE TO GOD

October 26 2011 at 8:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rdpcasinowin

Dancing with the Stars has gone to the gutter......disgusting.......

October 12 2011 at 4:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
terri4321trr

Nancy is a disgrace. She is a dom. Who could she not bully? She looks like a pig

October 11 2011 at 2:58 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
terri4321trr

Yes, of course Chaz is being kept in by Cher fans. Cher is a queen and a goddess. She is beautiful!

October 11 2011 at 2:55 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Hi Nancy!

Hope who? Kristin who? Elizabetta who used to date George Clooney who? If you barely know them or not at all, you are probably not going to vote for them, good or not. But in the end, the best dancers will win. America usually gets it right at least for the winners. It counts if you improve every week too. I'll put my nickel on Ricki Lake or Chynna Phillips.

October 07 2011 at 10:23 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
jobejones

Bono is kept on the show by the Gay lesbian transgender group they want a "star" but her dancingis terriable!

October 07 2011 at 9:34 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Mary

The judges were not too upset when Bristol Palin was voted into the finals by the loyal fans of her mother, Sarah a couple of seasons past. I vote for Chaz because I am supporting him. I like Cher but she is not in front of the audience trying her best to dance, Chaz is. If the producers did not expect the fans to be fans and vote for their favorite regardless, they would not allow the audience to have a vote in selecting who stays and who goes. The judges give their vote for more areas of the performance than the parts involving the feet.

October 07 2011 at 12:41 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
Terry

This program sucks. It has always been a popularity contest and no one who votes ( I don,t ) gives a rats .... about talent.

October 06 2011 at 8:44 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

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