Odd Elimination Rule on DWTS Leaves Fans Confused

The elimination course of on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” has left some followers confused following a heartbreaking elimination on the Villains Night portion of Disney Week, which aired on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

The episode was the primary of season 30 to function a double elimination on the finish of the show. The approach the double elimination labored was that the couple with the bottom rating when decide’s scores had been mixed with votes was mechanically despatched dwelling.

That meant that Brian Austin Green and Sharna Burgess had been eradicated first.

Then, the underside two {couples} had been put up in entrance of the judges for saving. This time, these {couples} had been Kenya Moore and Brandon and Matt James and Lindsay Arnold.

Len Goodman Basically Has a ‘Super Vote’

Tyra Banks defined that the judges would every select one couple they needed to save lots of, and if there “was a break up choice,” then Len Goodman would make the ultimate choice.

For many followers, that gave the impression of Len Goodman would solely have the ultimate say in case of a tie, however that is not precisely how the rule performs out.

Because there are 4 judges as an alternative of three this time round, there’s the prospect of a tie, however when Derek Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli don’t unanimously choose one couple to save lots of, Len Goodman steps in and casts the ultimate vote. Basically, meaning Goodman’s vote counts for 2 votes as an alternative of 1 since his vote can be a tie in any other case.

So when each Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli selected to save lots of Matt James and Lindsay Arnold and Derek Hough selected to save lots of Kenya Moore and Brandon Armstrong, Goodman’s vote for Moore and Armstrong meant that James and Arnold had been despatched dwelling.

Viewers Were Confused About the Process

Some viewers had been confused about the way in which the method labored after Moore and Armstrong had been saved.

“the judges weren’t ‘undecided’ till len voted for kenya. It was 2-1 for Matt. When Len voted for Kenya, making it 2-2, they need to’ve simply despatched dwelling the one that had the bottom quantity. That would have been the FAIR approach. len mustn’t have gotten the ultimate save,” one person tweeted.

Another wrote, “Confused concerning the judges save. If Matt received 2 votes and Kenya received 1, how did Len’s vote save Kenya?? (Not that i feel Matt deserved to remain over her simply very confused).”

“Trying to determine your math. 2-1 vote doesn’t want a tie breaker. Bring @mattjames919 again #DWTS,” yet another user tweeted.

The incontrovertible fact that the precise couple with the bottom rating, when mixed with votes, was despatched dwelling instantly made some viewers suppose James wasn’t even within the backside two going into the elimination, which some consider is unfair.

“Was Matt even within the backside 2? Tonight’s choice smacks of unfairness,” one person tweeted.

Others puzzled if their votes even mattered in the long run.

“What’s the purpose of getting us vote if Len has the ultimate say in any case??? That was not a tie breaker! Len had no respect for Matt for the reason that starting and tonight it confirmed,” one person tweeted.

After two straight seasons of individuals from “Bachelor” nation profitable “Dancing With the Stars,” with Hannah Brown taking dwelling the Mirrorball for season 28 and Kaitlyn Bristowe taking it dwelling in season 29, it is no marvel some had been stunned to see James, who was a current “Bachelor,” voted out so early.

“Dancing With the Stars” airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. Eastern time on ABC.

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