Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Dancing With The Stars...Who Was Voted Off????
Another celebrity leaves 'Dancing With the Stars'
It was the 100th episode of "Dancing with the Stars" — but the last for Mario.
Mario is leaving "Dancing With the Stars." The R&B singer and his professional partner, Karina Smirnoff, were the low-scorers at Tuesday's results show.
He and Smirnoff performed a Viennese waltz and a jive Monday on the ABC dance-off, earning 53 out of 60 points. Judges crowned Mario "a new prince" following his ballroom routine, but viewer votes didn't keep him on the program.
Throughout the season, the judges complimented the 21-year-old on his youthful exuberance, but criticized what they called a lack of elegance in the more formal ballroom dances.
After acknowledging his partner, Karina Smirnoff, he thanked Len Goodman, the judge who had given him the toughest critiques during the season.
I'm gonna miss Mario. He never truly got the credit he deserved and was always unfairly criticized by Len who, among other things, called Mario's feet "ugly" and compared his attempt to be elegant on the ballroom floor to Britney "I'm Really Funny on How I Met Your Mother" Spears getting out of a car.