Contestant Bristol Palin, despite receiving the lowest scores among the competitors, has been voted through while arguably more qualified co-stars are gone -- just like she was when she competed in Season 11. The reality TV star and pro partner Mark Ballas scored 18 points on Monday’s performance show. But they earned enough viewer votes to survive, so Joey Fatone and partner Kym Johnson, who earned 22.5 points, were sent packing.
“I’m definitely relieved,” Palin told Today in the post show press line. “But it sucks seeing Joey gone.”
But what did the couple think of judge Carrie Ann Inaba’s proclamation on Monday that because Ballas and Palin “slammed” the judges (by breaking a quickstep rule about breaking hold in the middle of the dance) that the judges were going to "slam back"?
“It was pretty ghetto,” Palin responded. “I was just like, ‘Okay! Whatever!’ It was pretty laughable.”
“We should write our own rap song called ‘Slam Back,’” suggested Ballas.
While the couple has found themselves in controversy once again, they’re not getting caught up in the hype.
“I’m on Twitter,” Ballas said. “But (Bristol) doesn’t really tweet. There are so many haters. At the end of the day it’s just a dance show.”
“This is a positive sign,” said Palin. “We’ve been voted through even though we had the lowest scores. That speaks volumes to anyone hiding behind a cell phone who are tweeting about us.”
Apparently, Palin’s developed a bit of a thicker skin this time around -- or at least she’s more used to doing interviews.
“I knew what I was getting myself into when I signed up,” she said of the experience.
Yeah I bet she knew what she signed up for. Or perhaps more appropriately, what deal her mother cut in her favor.
You know what they say, you can take the girl out of Wasilla, but.......
By the way I think that this response to a question about Honey Boo Boo says it all about Brsitol and her aspirations.
“I’m a Honey Boo Boo fan, definitely.”
“I’m a big fan. More power to her for having such a successful show.”
Yep, that about sums it up.