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Florence Got The Boot On 'DWTS,' But Thank Goodness Bristol 'The Pistol' Was Saved!

Tue, October 19, 2010 10:54pm EDT by 4 Comments

Despite having the lowest scores this week on ‘Dancing With The Stars,’ Kyle Massey and Bristol ‘The Pistol’ Palin were saved from elimination!

We gotta hand it to 76-year-old Florence Henderson for staying in the dancing game so long! She managed to make it four toe-tapping weeks, beating out fellow contestants David Hasslehoff, Margaret Cho and Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino, before she took her last bow on the results show Oct. 19.

Florence and partner Corky Ballas‘ elimination isn’t a complete shock, but we do feel bad she was canned after her Oct. 18 performance DTWS judge, Len Goodman called “Her best dance of the competition.” Could it be her over-sexed image  was too much for America to handle?

What we’re scratching our heads about is how the bottom two scorers were reprieved from elimination. Kyle Massey and Bristol Palin were considered likely to wind up in the bottom three after their underwhelming performances. Bristol especially, who has been a regular in the bottom three. I think we’re going to credit her ridiculous gorilla costume for her pass to next week’s show.

Fans weren’t feeling their usual favorites, Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough who also landed in the bottom three with NBA star Rick Fox and partner Cheryl Burke.

For her part, Florence handled her elimination with grace and let everyone know how much she treasured her time on the show.

“I have been in TV for over 50 years I have to say in all honesty this is one of the best produced shows I have ever been on,” she said. “I’ve loved this show since it began. I hope I’ve inspired people to get up off their behind and move and dance and have fun. I feel like I have grown as a person and a performer. I feel like a kid again!”

Aww Flo, we’re sorry to see you go, but you definitely danced your way into our hearts!

Aimee Curran