Dancing With the Stars Season 13: Ron Artest is Eliminated

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By Emma Koonse, Christian Post Reporter
September 20, 2011|10:25 pm

The “Dancing with the Stars” first couple to be eliminated has been announced as Ron Artest and his dance partner Petra Murgatroyd.

Actor Artest, who has announced he prefers to be called Metta World Peace, graciously accepted his dismissal and thanked the judges and audience.

The twelve “Dancing with the Stars” couples displayed their dancing skills the night before, and after live voting ended, Chaz Bono, Kristin Cavallari, and David Arquette were set to return to compete next week.

Each star contender was introduced along with their professional dance partner before the live voting results were announced. Preceding the first elimination of the season, the audience was able to get an in-depth look at this season’s cast.

“DWTS” host Brooke Charvet, formerly known as Brooke Burke, noted on her Twitter account that parting with dancers during elimination rounds is difficult.

“Tuesdays are tough, too soon to say goodbye to anyone!”

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The duos’ performances from the night before were recapped, along with comments from “DWTS” judges. The musical group LMFAO performed during the results show, as well as Emmy Award winner Harry Connick Jr.

According to the judges, the best performances were as follows.

Chynna Phillips and Tony Davolani: 22
J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff: 22
Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkoviskiy: 21
Ricki Lake and Derek Hough: 20
Kristin Cavallari and Mark Ballas: 19
David Arquette and Kym Johnson: 18
Carson Kressly and Anna Trebunskaya: 17
Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer: 17
Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus: 16
Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke: 16
Elisabetta Canalis and Val Chmerkovskiy: 15
Ron Artest and Petra Murgatroyd: 14

Contender Kristin Cavallari posted on her Twitter account Tuesday ahead of the show: “Getting my hair and makeup done for the results show. Fingers crossed for tonight.”

Just before the results were in, Chaz Bono wrote, “Getting ready for the first result show of #DWTS13. I hope @LaceySchwimmer and I make it through the week so we can dance for you next week.”

The remaining eleven couples will compete on “Dancing with the Stars” Monday at 8 p.m. on ABC.

 

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