The Dancing with the Stars judges may have received some flak for letting bottom-dweller Michael Irvin stay in contention while dishing the walking papers to snowboarder Louie Vito on this week’s double elimination, but for one of them, the dance-off between the two wasn’t the most heartbreaking part of the evening.

Carrie Ann Inaba said the first elimination, that of Melissa Joan Hart, was what struck her more.

“That was a traumatic night!” she told E! Online backstage during Tuesday’s elimination show. “I was shocked at Melissa and Mark. I saw some potential. I saw some sort of growth happening with her.”

For her part, the Sabrina star was also shocked at the elimination, partly because she at least was expecting to fight for her life on the dance-off.

“I’m bummed,” she said. “You know, I’m more bummed that we didn’t get to do the dance-off, ’cause I was really excited about it. Now I’m wearing all yellow and I just feel stupid.”

The other celeb who got the boot, Louie Vito said that while he wasn’t exactly planning a victory party, the worse part of losing was letting his partner Chelsie Hightower down.

“It’s fun until you lose, and I hate losing. I wasn’t even supposed to make it through the first show,” Louie said. “So I already beat a lot of people’s expectations. But you know, she has her own expectations that you want to reach and achieve, so I don’t want to let her down.”

– Glenn L. Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: E! Online
(Image courtesy of ABC)

Glenn Diaz

Staff Writer, BuddyTV