DwtS 8, Week 9: Results

Tom Bergeron promised a shocking elimination on Dancing with the Stars 8 last week. He waited until tonight to deliver.

Melissa & Tony kicked off the night with an encore of their perfect Samba. But the highlight of the night was undoubtedly this season’s edition of Dance Center, starring Kenny Mayne, Jerry Rice and Len Goodman.

Other special guests included singer Jamie Cullen and a crew of Macy’s Stars of Dance dancers who performed on a giant star.

The pro dancer continued with Afton DelGrosso dancing with Cody Linley…

…Mayo Alanen dancing with Lisa Rinna…

…and Anna Demidova dancing with Maurice Greene.

Gilles & Cheryl were the first couple to be told they were safe, followed by Melissa & Tony and Shawn & Mark. With Ty & Chelsie’s scores so far below the other couples, they seemed all but certain to be sent home.

Instead, Lil’ Kim & Derek were told they’d danced their last. Upon hearing their names called, the two looked surprised, and Ty looked almost guilty for having outlasted them.

So how does this change next week’s competition? Is there a chance that Ty can actually make it into the finale?