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23 April 11th, 2012 The View’s Sherri Shepherd Eliminated on Dancing with the Stars! Can Daytime Performers Not Catch a Break?

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Daytime and The View  favorite Sherri Shepherd, was sent home Tuesday night in the most shocking elimination of the new season of Dancing with the Stars.  Shepherd, called the experience an “amazing adventure” and urged her fans to take risks and keep challenging themselves.   “If you don’t go towards the thing you fear, you won’t be able to say you lived. Even if you fail, I got voted off, I wanted the ride to continue, but I got to say, I did it,” Shepherd said today on Good Morning America, “The thing that you fear in your stomach … run towards it. I absolutely believe that.”

The View co-host had been a long-time fan of the ABC ballroom dance show and campaigned to be a contestant on season 14.  She had earned 21 points – the second-lowest score of the night – for her tango on Monday.  Judges told her it wasn’t sharp enough and lacked her usual spark.  Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower were the other couple in danger of elimination, despite earning the second-highest scores on Monday night’s show.  So, nothing makes sense, does it?  But it does, when you take into account the viewers votes and that is where once again it seems like if you are a daytime performer these days you get a bad rap.  Former GH and B&B star, Jack Wagner was voted out last week and now Shepherd!

Shepherd’s dance Partner Val Chmerkovskiy joked that their elimination was part of a larger ABC “conspiracy.”   As last night’s result show progressed, Gladys Knight – who had the lowest score coming out of Monday’s performance show, and Gavin DeGraw, who has been in jeopardy of going home several times this season were announced to be safe!  “I just want to say thank you for letting me live a dream I’ve always had,” Shepherd said Tuesday night, right after she learned her fate.

So, do you think that daytime performers are getting a raw deal on Dancing with the Stars? Let us know!

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  1. el says:

    maybe if daytime fans werent boycotting all of abc…maybe we would of been there to help keep her on the show…but sorry no soaps no abc in this house!

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    barbara t replied

    The abc soap fans werent voting because we are boycotting abc/disney not just for sherri but jack wagner to, we are to busy watching other shows on other networks.I want all the soaps back ,general hospital was saved,good news ,but we want all my children and one life to live ,Once that problem is solved I may come back to abc/disney.

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    Susan M. replied

    Gh was saved??????? Where did you hear that???????????Please let me know….Haven’t read anything about that… And I want all the soaps to come back too.. Barbara t…Where did you read this about GH being saved..Am I understanding this right????/ PLEASE REPLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Susan M. replied

    Or is this what you hope will happen……..

  2. ethel says:

    i never understood the voting process on this show – i can see the judges scores but what about the votes from the texts, the phones, & abc.com?? we never know how many votes came from those sources so how can we be sure if any of the eliminations are fair – i truly believe that tptb & tiic eliminate who ever they want to………….

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  3. Susan M. says:

    I don’t care for Sherri Shepherd..Because whenever I watched The View she seems to run the show…She talks the most out of anyone else on the show…And she sure likes to eat when they have a cooking segment…IShe isn’t my cup of tea….I really couldn’t say if daytime performerss are getting a raw deal…Don’t watch dancing with the stars every time it is on….I watch it here and there…………I think it has alot to do with their dancing….If you are good you stay & go if you are not…..This is just my opinion….Others might differ………….

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    Mitchell1660 replied

    I agree; I can’t stand her. I don’t think she runs the show though. She’s always opening her mouth and something stupid comes out of it.

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    Susan M. replied

    Please read comment on 3/11 at 9:46pm……

    Susan M. replied

    There were day’s when Sheri was doing all the talking..Her in her bathing suit that day…………………..Oh Boy!!!!!!!!!! And it was stuff that didn’t make much sense….

    1loveabcsoaps replied

    In my opinion, Sherri doesn’t talk enough, (that’s Elizabeth and Whoopie who talk to much) nor does Sherri talk about the right things or stay on track enough. She is far from the one who runs the show. That would be Whoopie who goes to commericial when the other’s aren’t agreeing with her and Elizabeth who runs her trap, a million miles a minute. And one point, Sherri did’t talk enough. She talks far more now, BUT she can go off track at times. Bring back Star, and see if Ms. Whoopie is going to ” talk Star down” like she talks Sherri down. No way in Hell. Star is has far more finess and education to tolerate that.

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    Susan M. replied

    Well I am commenting only ion what I see on The View…They all talk at once….Whenever I watched The View Sherri was doing a lot of the talking..They all talk a lot……………Don’t watch the view much anymore………Don’t care for Elizabeth especially…Didn’t care for Star Jones either…………….She left in bad terms with the show..I know the ladies where talking about it after it happened…I saw it that day..I like Whoppi & the other woman with the red hair…Just those two..Again don’t watch it anymore….Lost interest…Elizabeth your right does talk a lot..She was on survior The t v show one year..She was a back stabber on that show…I know I watched it…

    barbara t replied

    Seriously, there all ding bats,every one of them.

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    Susan M. replied

    What I never liked about the view is that they all talk at once…..This show has been on toooooooooo long…They have lost a viewer (ME)….Doesn’t interest me anymore…Haven’t watched for at least 2-3 years at least..My friends think they all sound like a bunch of cackling hens….When they are all talking at once…The thrill is gone for me with this show…This show is worn-out…But I guess people like that kind of show..To each it”s own………..I’m tired of these kind of talk shows………………

    barbara t replied

    Susan m I just got your post today,you do know that general hospital has been saved ?Only for a year ,Im going to keep boycotting abc/disney ,But at least we have 1 year anything can happen .

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    Susan M. replied

    Barbara t. I didn’t know that….Only one year………..They stink abc/disney..I have been sending e-mails to the big wigs of abc/disney for a while and they never answer any of my e-mails………………That won’t stop me I will continue…Thanks for the info…………………

  4. Tom says:

    DWTS is semi-rigged…always has been. The judges intentionally give lower scores to those whom they want sent home early. Move along people, nothing to see here…

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  5. 1loveabcsoaps says:

    I do not believe that Daytime performers are getting a raw deal with Dancing With The Star’s, that’s ridiculous, and who can assume something like that? The bottome line with Daytime viewers getting voted off is because people aren’t voting for them. If their fans voted for them, they would still be on. It’s unfortunate because I think the judges should have the final say so in who stays or goes. I absolutely love Sherri Shepard for going out and challenging her fear. I commend her bc this dancing thing is not easy and having to maintain your day job FIVE hours away on plane (a ride that I have taken too many times to count) is tiresome, and causes stiffness and jet lag in and of itself. I salute Sherry for a job well done, and yes she should of been on longer.

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  6. rose says:

    Don’t forget Kelly Monaco (Sam on GH) winning the whole thing a few years ago.

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    barbara t replied

    And she had no dancing experience either ,I rooted for her all the way,that was the first season I watched the second to ,then it went downhill ,as far as the stars go.never watched again.

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  7. Brian Greene says:

    This Is Very Upsetting. Damn, Damn, DAMN, DAMN! :-C

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    barbara t replied

    Are you upset because she lost?just curious.

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    Brian Greene replied

    Hi, barbara t.

    I am very upset that Sherri lost. Sigh! :-C

  8. Larkin says:

    Can’t really say that–JR Martinez won last season. I do agree with Barbara T; I’m not watching ABC Daytime anymore and wouldn’t vote for anyone associated with it.

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