- (Photo: Facebook/Bristol Palin)
All the campaigning by her famous mother couldn't save Bristol Palin from being eliminated during last night's episode of "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars." Even though Palin did not receive the lowest score from judges, the audience chose not to save her from elimination.
The week got off to a rocky start when Karina Smirnoff fell during her hip-hop routine with Apolo Ohno. Smirnoff then appeared to have an emotional breakdown on the show, but the dancer has maintained she was merely disappointed in her performance.
"Words cannot express my gratitude! Ur [sic] support & faith in us is our encouragement! Thank u so much! We love u! Thank u, thank u, thank u 4 voting 4 us & believing in us! Next week we're dancing the samba! We'll make u proud!" tweeted Smirnoff, who is obviously grateful for the opportunity to continue competing.
Kirstie Alley and partner Maks Chmerkovskiy actually earned the lowest score from the judges and were forced into the elimination category along with Smirnoff and Ohno. Yet it was Palin and Ballas who were sent home once the votes were tallied and the audience's opinions read.
"I had an awesome time and an awesome partner and I wish everyone the best of luck," Palin told the audience. Her mom, Sarah, was in the audience to support her eldest daughter, as she has been throughout the season.
"Mark loves rock 'n' roll, so he's excited about this week! He says it's a combination of Lindy Hop and jitterbug, which means that it's fast. I'll also have to show attitude and energy, so that will be a challenge," Palin blogged before Monday's performance.
Unfortunately it wasn't enough to guarantee her safety to another week of competition. It remains to be seen what comes next for the single mother.