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!