Kristin Cavallati & Mark Ballas who earned a standing ovation for their high-energy samba last night, were voted off ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” tonight in a stunning season 13 elimination that had the audience booing.
During Kristin's three weeks in the competition, the judges had praised her performances, she had scored well and had appeared to be making progress on the dance floor.
Elimination in the competition is based upon a combination of judges’ scores and audience votes. The celebrity with the lowest combined scores is sent home.
Cavallari, 24, and World Cup soccer star Hope Solo were both in jeopardy of being eliminated tonight. The audience booed when host Tom Bergeron was revealed that Cavallari had danced her last dance. Cavallari’s jaw dropped in surprise, and several people in the audience looked stunned.
“I’m a little surprised, to be honest, but I’ve had such a great time and I’ve had an awesome experience so it is what it is,” Cavallari told host Brooke Burke Charvet after being hugged by Ballas.
Goodman described Solo’s and Cavallari’s placement in the bottom two as “madness.”
“This is truly crazy,” he said. “My expectation was that these two couples would be fighting for the final … .”