October 19, 2010
Dancing with the Stars results: Bristol Palin safe, Florence Henderson eliminated
“Brady Bunch” mom Florence Henderson and partner Corky Ballas were eliminated from “Dancing with the Stars” after five weeks of competition. They earned the lowest combined score of judges’ points and viewers’ votes, though Disney star Kyle Massey and partner Lacey Schwimmer and Alaskan teen mom Bristol Palin and partner Mark Ballas earned lower scores from the judges.
The 76-year-old was gracious about leaving the show. “I have been in television for over 50 years and I have to say, in all honestly, this is one of the best produced shows I’ve ever been on.” She thanked the crew, the hosts, the musicians, “even” the judges and, of course, her “darling” partner Corky Ballas.
In the first five minutes of the show, viewers were surprised to learn that two lowest scoring couples — Disney star Kyle Massey and partner Lacey Schwimmer and Alaskan teen mom Bristol Palin and partner Mark Ballas — received enough viewer votes to return to next week’s sixth competition episode.
Here’s some backstage media after Bristol and Mark danced last night