Friday, November 19, 2010

Top 10 most shocking moments on ‘Dancing With the Stars’


After eleven seasons, fans of Dancing With the Stars have come to expect the unexpected. So, what were the Top 10 most shocking moments on Dancing With the Stars? Yes, the elimination of Brandy from the current season makes the list!

1.Marie Osmond faints in season 5. After performing a lively Samba with partner Jonathan Roberts, Marie Osmond faced the judges to hear their critiques. Len Goodman was right in the middle of his commentary when Osmond dropped to the floor like a rag doll. Host Tom Bergeron immediately went to an unscheduled commercial break, while fans across the country were left to wonder what happened. When the live show returned, Marie Osmond was standing and explained that she suffers from frequent fainting spells. This was definitely the most shocking moment on Dancing With the Stars.

2.Sabrina Bryan is eliminated during week six of season five. Sabrina Bryan was on fire during season five of Dancing With the Stars, and was even a favorite for winning it all. In week three, she received an impressive 26 out of 30 possible points. In week four, she received a perfect score of 30 for her powerful Paso Doble. So, why was she voted off in week six? The announcement was met with shock and anger from fans and the judges. Sabrina Bryan returned to Dancing With the Stars to dance an encore performance of her Paso Doble for the 200th episode.

3.Christian de la Fuente suffers a ruptured tendon during his season 6 performance. During his April 29, 2009 dance with Cheryl Burke, Christian de la Fuente was unable to dip his partner as planned. The couple continued to dance until the point when a horrible mask of pain, loss of footwork, and an immobile arm made it clear that Christian could not finish as planned. He was sent to the hospital, missing the end of the show. Fuentes returned the very next night and announced that he had a ruptured distal bicep tendon, or in layman’s terms, a muscle in his upper arm was torn free from the bone. Fuente said that he was determined to continue on with Dancing With the Stars, delaying surgery until after the show. He eventually ended up in third place, behind Jason Taylor and winner Kristi Yamaguchi.

4.Donny Osmond smooches Bruno Tonioli in season 9. Donny Osmond and his partner Kym Johnson didn’t receive great reviews after performing their Rumba. Bruno Judge Bruno Tonioli was especially tough and made a comment about Osmond’s “airy fairy arms.” Right after the comment, Donny Osmond rushed over to Bruno, embraced him, dipped him, and gave him a great big kiss on live TV. “When he said ‘airy fairy arms’…and then he said, ‘Go to the dark side,’ something just snapped in me and it was a funny moment,” Osmond said after the incident. The shocking moment was talked about around water coolers for days and days.

5.Brandy gets eliminated, Bristol Palin moves on to the finals in season 11. Brandy was the darling of the leader board for many weeks. The judges loved her performances, with Bruno Tonioli saying, “Is that really brandy or is it Tina Turner in Mad Max?” after her Tango during rock n’ roll week. On the flip side of the coin, Bristol Palin landed at the bottom of the leader board for six weeks, but was still able to survive the eliminations Audrina Patridge, Rick Fox and Kurt Warner. When it was announced that Brandy was eliminated and would not dance in the finals, there was a collective gasp from the audience and the judges. Jennifer Grey, Kyle Massey and Bristol Palin were the chosen three. Afterwards, Brandy and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy expressed shock and disbelief at their elimination. However, in the end, Brandy took the high road and said that she was grateful for the DWTS experience. If Bristol Palin actually wins, this list will most definitely change.

6.Misty May-Treanor withdraws from season 7. After tearing her Achilles tendon during rehearsals, the Olympian was forced to withdraw from Dancing With the Stars. Because the injury required surgery, she was unable to proceed in the competition. Her partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy was also sidelined for the rest of the season. Interestingly, only three perfect 30’s were given out in season 7, with all going to the season’s champion, Brooke Burke.

7.Season 8 pre-season injuries. Due to injuries received during rehearsals, Jewel and Nancy O’Dell were both forced to withdraw before the premiere show. Holly Madison and Melissa Rycroft stepped in at the last minute as their replacements. Rycroft had just two days to practice her routines before the premiere, but was able to tie for second place in the first week of season 8. Holly Madison was the third celebrity to be eliminated, and Melissa Rycroft finished in a very respectable third place, behind Gilles Marini and the season 8 winner, Shawn Johnson.

8.The surprising Kelly Osbourne. Nobody expected the reality star to do very well on season 8 of Dancing With the Stars, but Kelly Osbourne captured the hearts of America with her very first dance, a romantic Waltz with partner, Louis Van Amstel. Her scores fluctuated from a low of 19 to a high of 24 in weeks 2-5, but Kelly hit her stride in weeks 6-9. Making it into the finals, the suddenly trim Osbourne said she was ecstatic to have come so far in the competition. She credited her partner, calling Van Amstel “a friend for life.” Kelly Osbourne finished in third place, behind Mya and winner, Donny Osmond. To this day, Kelly looks more beautiful than ever and continues to serve as a commentator for E!’s Fashion Police. The once angst-ridden teenager credits Dancing With the Stars for her amazing transformation.

9.The season 9 swine flu attack. The Dancing With the Stars celebrities and pros work hard to avoid injuries, but in season 9, the swine flu wrecked havoc on the cast. Dancers Lacey Schwimmer, Derek Hough and Mark Ballas all succumbed to the dreaded illness. Derek Hough said this about his brush with swine flu, “My whole bed was drenched because I sweated so much. I had to sleep in the bathtub. I've been sick a thousand times but something was different about this -- I literally couldn't walk or move but I eventually went to the doctor and got some IVs in my arm because I was so dehydrated." Aaron Carter and his partner Karina Smirnoff were also infected with the swine flu, and were photographed rehearsing with masks on. Karina tweeted, “Today I feel worse than yesterday. This flu is merciless!" Everyone eventually got better, but the swine flu definitely left its mark on season 9, which was won by Donny Osmond.

10.Master P replaces son Romeo during season 2. At the last minute, Master P was tapped to replace his son Romeo, who was unable to compete. Although his scores were miserably low, Master P wasn’t eliminated until the fourth week of competition. Master P and Ashley’s Paso Doble holds the record for the lowest score in eleven seasons of Dancing With the Stars. His total judges’ score for that particular dance totaled 8 (4,2,2). It was revealed that by the fourth week, Master P had logged only 20 hours of dance practice (other stars had logged 100 by week 4). His continued presence was attributed to his strong fan base, as well as fans who saw him as the underdog or who wanted to "vote for the worst". After the departure of Giselle Fernández and his history-making Paso score, Master P was finally eliminated. The season 2 finals included Stacy Keibler and Tony Dovolani, Jerry Rice and Anna Trebunskaya, and Drew Lachey and Cheryl Burke. Jerry Rice came in second place and Drew Lachey was crowned the winner.

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