With Monday marking the official halfway point on this season’s “Dancing With the Stars,” the competitors battled it out on the dance floor in a desperate attempt to stay in the Mirror Ball Trophy race.
The night was an emotional roller coaster, bringing the audience to their feet at times and, at others, to tears.
After calculating the judges scores and the audience votes on Dancing With The Stars, to everyone’s dismay it was Ally Brooke and Sasha Farber, and Sailor Brinley-Cook and Val Chmerkovskiy in the bottom two!
Of course, it came down to the judges to decide who to save it wasn’t any easy decision. “First of all, I’m shocked at this result right here that’s happening. I have to make a choice and Sailor, tonight, I really felt like you came into your own tonight and you had a wonderful performance, but the couple I want to save is Ally and Sasha. You’ve proven yourself over and over again,” Inaba said.
“This really is incredible. It’s a position I wish I would never ever be in because both of you have been fantastic and inspiring,” said Tonioli. “But I have to base my decision on the past few weeks and because of that, I think the couple that has the edge are Ally and Sasha.”
Sailor Brinley-Cook was too upset to speak after the elimination which Tom Bergeron even said was “shocking” but Val did say, “I’m so proud of her. She’s a star. This was just an appetizer to an incredible career.”
Sailor Brinkley-Cook is KILLING IT! Keep it up, #TeamSailaV! 💙
Posted by Dancing with the Stars on Monday, October 21, 2019
“Dancing With the Stars” returns next Monday, October 28, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC with a Halloween Night sp-ecial, featuring group dances and other spooky surprises.