'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: Olympian Lolo Jones Is First Star Eliminated
Dancing With the Stars aired the first of its live eliminations on Tuesday night, saying goodbye to one of the celebrity contestants just a day after their first performance on the show.
Dancing With The Stars Recap
It was revealed right off the bat in the results show that Antonio Sabato Jr. and Cheryl Burke, and Tavis Smiley and Sharna Burgess were safe. Not surprisingly, it was also revealed that Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani were in jeopardy of elimination. Subsequently, Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater, Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev, and Lolo Jones and Keo Motsepe are all revealed to be in danger of elimination.
In between the sets of results, the show featured behind the scenes footage, which included Lolo confessing that she was trying to redeem herself on the dance floor after her prom date in high school said she was an awful dancer. There was also a segment that featured the professional dancers' audition tapes – including one with a 21-year-old Derek Hough rocking a bowl cut.
In the show’s live musical performance segment, Smokey Robinson took to the stage with Aloe Blacc to sing “My Girl.”
When it came time to reveal who was going home after just one performance, it was announced that it was the end of the line for Lolo, who seemed to have seen her elimination coming.
“I wouldn’t have had it any other way,” Lolo said upon exiting the show. “Betsey had a malfunction with the boa thing [while] honestly it was steps on my part. She deserves to stay. … Everyone here did a great job.”
Dancing with the Stars returns next Monday on ABC at 8/7c with a “Your Favorite Jam” theme.