“If you’re not in the finals, I’m going to go home and pickle my walnuts!” said “Dancing with the Stars” judge Len Goodman during the Semi-Finals after Juan Pablo Di Pace‘s second flawless performance of the night. I’m not sure what that means, exactly, but it didn’t sound good. Of course, none of the judges thought Di Pace actually would be eliminated, so after giving him two perfect scores they were astonished when he was indeed voted out of the competition. Watch his shocking ouster above.
“There’s no justice here!” Goodman protested. But was Di Pace’s ouster the worst of the season? It’s not the only whopper we’ve seen in what has been one of the most unpredictable competitions in recent “DWTS” history. It started in week four when R&B singer Tinashe was eliminated in 10th place. At the time she was one of the highest scoring contestants. Since then everyone else’s scores have gone up — Tinashe’s undoubtedly would have too if she stuck around — but even with that later score inflation, Tinashe is still the fifth highest-scored contestant of the season. Compare that to Bobby Bones, who still only has the ninth best judges’ average — and he’s in the finals now.
On Country Night, viewer votes did in another contestant who seemed like a top contender early in the season: football player DeMarcus Ware, though that wasn’t quite as shocking as Di Pace or Tinashe’s ousters since his scores had stalled as the season went on. But he was still far more popular with the judges than Joe “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile, who made it to the Semi-Finals despite ranking 11th in his judges’ average.
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