On Dancing with the Stars, Bristol Palin threw a bit of a childish fit before getting down to business with Mark Ballas. She actually ended up crying and calling this nice guy out on not being a good partner. She even went so far as to say that she thinks Ballas would rather be dancing with Shawn or Sabrina (huh?) instead of her. And then she walked out of their rehearsal. Talk about dramatic!
Of course, Mark wasn't having it and denied everything. He said he was sorry because he had been tardy to one of their rehearsals and he reminded Bristol that he has been with her every step of the way (pun intended) as her partner and as her friend.
But all that happened earlier in the week and was shown in a pre-taped piece on DWTS. So, on Monday when these two finally accepted each other's olive branch (when and how is, apparently, irrelevant), it was all work and some play as Bristol and Mark put together a mean Paso Doble that had Palin in charge of the creative aspect of the number.
And that number, which was a reinvention of Derek Hough's Paso with Joanna Krups during season nine, brought good news from the DWTS judges. In fact, head arbiter Len Goodman called this dance Bristol's best dance so far while Carrie Ann Inaba was pleased, too. She said the activist's performance, as far as technique is concerned, was not only good but clean and sharp as well.
As for this ballroom offering with its futuristic chess theme (she was the white queen, he was a black king), Bruno Tonioli called her the ice queen with the killer streak. Indeed, the Italian judge liked what he saw from Bristol Palin on Dancing with the Stars tonight.
And so, after the judges weighed in, Brooke took on her requisite chat with the two most recent contenders. Mark was all about putting on a happy face, saying that their first fight was long in coming given how much these two have worked together and given how many other contestants on the show break down in this way a lot more frequently and a lot more often. And so, in this dancing professional's opinion, this meltdown was somewhat of a rite of passage.
In the end on this Dancing with the Stars moment, Carrie Ann, Len and Bruno awarded Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas a trio of 7.5 scores, giving this duo the highest total (which was 22.5 out of a possible 30), the pair have earned since the season started. Sadly, these DWTS veterans still landed at the bottom of the leaderboard.
And now, this Dancing with the Stars will have to hope for the best as Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas face a double elimination tomorrow night. Will they fare well enough with the fans to keep on going in this all-stars competition? If so, do you think these two dancers deserve to make their way through to another round of dancing? Thoughts? Thanks.