Yesterday, I wrote: Wouldn’t it be a riot if Aaron Carter got a 29 and then got eliminated? It can happen you know.

Well what do we have here on Dancing with the Stars. Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff, dancing a mean jive and getting raves from the judges, and landing in the bottom 3. It’s hard to get any more blatant than that. While likeability is all but subjective, things should be pretty clear at this point.

On tonight’s elimination night, the couples who got the two lowest scores did get the boot, but the crazy addendum was, it wasn’t Mya, who was third lowest, who joined them in the bottom three, it was Aaron Carter, who notched his season-best 29 points for their spirited jive. For a little refresher, here’s the Dancing with the Stars week 7 leader board pre-voting:

Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough = 55
Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff = 53
Kelly Osbourne and Louis Van Amstel = 52
Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson = 52
Mya and Dmitry Chaplin = 49
Michael Irvin and Anna Demidova = 47
Mark Dacascos and Anna Trebunskaya = 43

As we can see, 10 big points separate Mark Dacascos and Anna Trebunskaya (43) and Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff (53). In any other season or considering any other couple, there would be a very slim chance these two would have met in a dance-off, considering how far apart their scores were. There must have been an astronomical disparity in the people’s vote to have made it possible.

So is it Aaron? Or Karina? Or both? Aaron is a crybaby, and Karina has been known to make faces (not the Jim Halpert variety, because that’s adorable). Or maybe because Len Goodman gave them his first ten of the season? And the backlash is a message to rebuke him?

– Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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Glenn Diaz

Staff Writer, BuddyTV