Tamar Braxton announced this week that despite her valiant return from a sudden hospitalization on Monday night's "Dancing With the Stars," she'll have to withdraw from the competition anyway due to the extent of her illness. But what does that mean for Alexa PenaVega, who was eliminated on Monday night? Do you think the show should bring her back? Vote in our poll below.
PenaVega was eliminated as the result of the combination of viewer votes and judges' scores from the previous week. However, if Braxton had missed Monday night's show, she would have forfeited and PenaVega wouldn't have been on the chopping block at all. Since Braxton ended up withdrawing anyway, is it fair to keep PenaVega out?
PenaVega's ouster was a surprise to most of the entrants in our predictions contest, and it was especially shocking because she delivered two perfect dances on the night she was eliminated. She led our predictions to win the mirror ball trophy at the start of the season, and despite a few missed steps and yo-yo scoring from the judges along the way, she periodically delivered showstoppers that earned her top marks; she finished on top of the judges' leaderboard three times.
But since PenaVega was eliminated, there was no opportunity for viewers to vote for her, so if the show decided to bring her back, what would that mean for the next round of competition?
What do you think the show should do? Should PenaVega be reinstated, or should her elimination stand? Vote in our poll below and click here to log-in to make or update your predictions. In our "Dancing with the Stars" predictions center, you get to answer the following questions each week:
Which celebrity will be eliminated?
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Who will win 'Dancing with the Stars'?
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Photos: Tamar Braxton and Nick Carter, "Dancing with the Stars." Credit: ABC