Well, another week, another bummer elimination. :::sigh:::
David and Kym left the ballroom tonight and I’m afraid that was the unkindest cut. Neither Hope nor Nancy deserves to make the semi-final based on ability, compared to David, and now at least one of them is going to make it there. But, that’s the name of the game and, like both Courtney and I worried, it’s not just about getting votes, but it’s what happens when you get relatively few votes. David had faded into the woodwork recently and that’s a more dangerous place than being last.
As a reminder, Nancy needed a little more than 10k votes more than David per million votes cast – not a huge number, all things considered. Since she was in the real bottom two, and was the low scorer, that meant that she and Tristan couldn’t clear any of the margins except David’s.
P.S. I had the hardest time picking between David and Nancy – and damn if those two weren’t the OFFICIAL bottom 2 (note to Macmanicas – that was a REAL bottom two, reign in the cocky). But I picked wrong (again) and Courtney picked right – and we’re both depressed about it. :-)
P.P.S. – Would someone please give Derek Hough a frakin’ Emmy already? Holy crap.