Well, kids, the DWTS gods did indeed spite me as requested. :-) Karma is MY bitch. :-) Courtney read my mind and just posted something similar to this on Twitter:
Attention fans of Kirstie, Hines and Chelsea – Ralph Macchio just got a SERIOUS number of votes and is officially a force to be reckoned with. Boyfriend needed AT LEAST 23,000 votes more than Romeo per 1 million votes cast. That is SERIOUS, ladies and gentlemen. Like I said, never underestimate the sympathy vote OR the typical DWTS demographic matching a dancer. Ralph’s best known movies put his fans square in that demographic – and they are likely to vote.
Take heed, Ralph fans. If you want him to stick NEXT week, you best get more verified accounts. If you were paying attention to the Berg tonight, there is a 3rd dance next week which is worth a 15 point bonus. Depending on how they use it and what the other couples are allotted, they can basically pick the person they definitely want in the final. I doubt it will be Ralph.
Very sad to see Romeo go home – very unfortunate and I would rather it be someone else, including Kirstie – much as I love her.