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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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