Is this the closest race to avoid elimination that Dancing with the Stars will have all season? It’s possible.

Take a look at the standings after week 2 of DWTS competition. The lowest score belonged to Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer, at only 17. That might seem bad, until you realize that it’s only a few points behind all of the other dancers — and only 6 points behind Ricki Lake and Derek Hough, the week 2 leaders.

When you mix in the various popularities of the remaining DWTS stars, and who knows what will happen in this week’s Dancing with the Stars: The Results Show?

We don’t know. But we can guess.

And we did: The BuddyTV Readers’ Poll chose Elisabetta Canalis as the most likely to face elimination tonight, with 39 percent of the votes cast. A close second was Chaz Bono, with 36 percent of the vote. A few elimination votes were also cast for Nancy, Carson, David, Rob and Ricki.

So basically, it could be anybody.

Click here to read a recap of the DWTS week 2 performance show.

Just as a reminder, the full week 2 standings are as follows:
1. Ricki Lake: 23
2. (tie) Kristin Cavallari: 22
2. (tie) J.R. Martinez: 22
4. (tie) Elisabetta Canalis: 21
4. (tie) Nancy Grace: 21
4. (tie) Chynna Phillips: 21
4. (tie) Rob Kardashian: 21
8. Hope Solo: 19
9. (tie) David Arquette: 18
9. (tie) Carson Kressley: 18
11. Chaz Bono: 17

That’s a lot of 21s.

Will the scores matter? Or will it be popularity that determines this week’s outcome? Let’s find out!

There are many men dancing. That’s what happens when you play rock music around ballroom dancers.

And then they made out with Carrie Ann. All of them.

Yay! RESULTS right away! We get to learn the fates (kind of) of the two 18-pointers. I don’t want either of these men eliminated, if I must be honest. That would be sad. Anyway.


Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya are SAFE!!!

David Arquette and Kym Johnson remain in jeopardy.

Yay! We get another week of Carson fun!

Ricki Lake and Derek Hough get to do the encore performance now. That’s fair. They were awfully good. Maybe not family-friendly, but good.

We’re now getting a “treat.” DWTS: Cribs. Is that still a thing? Whatever. It’s a good chance to watch some of the stars be cute. And to watch others be incapable of acting.

Enough of that! It’s time for the first musical act: The Script is performing into too-low microphones while Dmitry Chaplin and Chelsie Hightower dance.


More RESULTS now! This time, those learning their fates are three of the highest scorers: Kristin, J.R. and Ricki.

There’s really not much in the way of justice if any of these dancers goes home.

Ricki Lake and Derek Hough are SAFE!!!
(Not much question on that one…)


Kristin Cavallari and Mark Ballas are SAFE!!!


J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff are SAFE!!!

125805_8847_pre.jpgThey seem to be onto the Macy’s “Stars of Dance” thing now. It has a cool Busby Berkeley theme going on. And a whole lot of dancers.

They’re at least teasing us with more RESULTS now. Rob, Nancy and Chaz are all heading to the stage to hear how they did.

And those results are…


Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke are SAFE!!!

Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer remain in jeopardy.

Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus are SAFE!!!


Yay! Another week of pretty Tristan secured!

That’s it for results for the moment. Demi Lovato has to sing instead. While she does, a couple of dancers (and a ladder) perform pretty much on top of her. She is singing “Skyscraper.” And she’s actually pretty good.

OK, final RESULTS before the actual final results now. This means Chynna, Hope and Elisabetta get to learn their fates.



Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani are SAFE!!!


Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are SAFE!!!

Which leaves Elisabetta Canalis and Val Chmerkovskiy in jeopardy.

Final RESULTS now!!!



Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer are SAFE!!!

Apparently, David and Elisabetta were the actual bottom two this time. Kind of weird to hear that for once.


David Arquette and Kym Johnson are SAFE!!!

Which means Elisabetta Canalis and Val Chmerkovskiy have been eliminated!

125805_8023_pre.jpgAnd that’s that.

We went with fame and charisma this time, not scores. I’m OK with that — this time anyway.

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What do you think about tonight’s results? Was Elisabetta the right choice for elimination? Did you expect it to be someone else? Leave your comments and opinions below!

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Laurel Brown

Senior Writer, BuddyTV

Laurel grew up in Mamaroneck, NY, Grosse Pointe, MI and Bellevue WA. She then went on to live in places like Boston, Tucson, Houston, Wales, Tanzania, Prince Edward Island and New York City before heading back to Seattle. Ever since early childhood, when she became addicted to The Muppet Show, Laurel has watched far too much TV. Current favorites include ChuckModern FamilySupernaturalMad Men and Community. Laurel received a BA in Astrophysics (yes, that is possible) from Colgate University and a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies and History of Science from Columbia University before she realized that television is much better than studying.