DwtS 8, Week 7: Results

I guess the star eliminated on tonight’s Dancing with the Stars Results Show wasn’t surprised to be sent home. He’d already scheduled a 9:30 a.m. tee time for tomorrow morning.

The evening started with the obligatory group dance encore. How foolish of me to hope the judges would buck tradition and give it to Shawn & Mark.

Musical guest performances included Natasha Bedingfield, accompanied by DwtS pros Lacey and Dmitry…

…and Celtic Woman, who were joined on the dance floor by cabaret champions Eric Luna & Georgia Ambarian.

Also, the cast of Burn the Floor performed ahead of their Broadway debut.

This evening marked the introduction of a new competition to select a new professional dancer for the next season of Dancing with the Stars. ABC’s DwtS website has the complete rules for the competition, as well as instructions on how fans can vote for their fave new pro.

Among the hopefuls were DwtS pro Alec Mazo’s brother, Genya, who danced with Snow Urbin…

…and former DwtS pro Ashley Del Grosso’s sister, Afton, who danced with Brent Borbon.

The other aspiring-pro pair was Mayo Alanen & Anna Demidova.

Tom and Samantha didn’t mess around when it came time for the elimination. With only Ty & Chelsie and Lawrence & Edyta left on stage, but not necessarily in the bottom two, Lawrence & Edyta were quickly given their walking papers.

As part of his farewell remarks, LT told his friends to meet him on the practice range at their regular golf course at 9 tomorrow morning before teeing off at 9:30. Tom told LT that he was a terrible actor for not even trying to hide how happy he was to be done with DwtS.