'Dancing with the Stars' season 27: Judges scream 'wrong!' on Juan Pablo Di Pace's elimination after posting double perfect scores
As fans have pointed out on social media, Juan Pablo was 'robbed' of his title of being a possible winner on the show, especially since he had also scored a perfect score recently.
If you've been infuriated with this week's elimination on ABC's hit reality show, 'Dancing with the Stars' just know that you aren't the only one. DWTS Season 27's judges, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba have also been pretty outraged by the results of the big semi-final night that saw contestant Juan Pablo Di Pace leave the dance floor, despite him and his pro-partner on the show, Cheryl Burke earning two back to back perfect scores for their performances that night itself.
While the episode had the prospect of a double elimination looming throughout, and granted - it was surprising to see fan-favourite 'Grocer Store' Joe Amabile leave the show on the very same night too - what has managed to spur the outrage among both fans, viewers, and the judges the most is Juan Pablo's elimination. Especially, considering he was one of the most consistent performers on the show and had also scored the highest number of perfect scores so far on this season of DWTS.
As soon as the news of Juan Pablo's elimination was made clear on the show, the cameras panned to the judges to show all three of them standing up in shock. Carrie was seen to be mouthing "Wrong!" while Len's meltdown was a more whacky one, where he said, "I know the Americans, we like fair play, but mostly we like justice, and there's no justice here."
And truly, the injustice was real, as fans pointed out on social media about how Juan Pablo was 'robbed' of his title of being a possible winner on the show, especially since he had also scored a perfect score last week on "Country Night." Right after the episode, his partner, Cheryl told the camera "It's bulls***," and Juan Pablo himself added that he didn't know what had happened. Speaking about the viewers' voting tactics, he said, "They should vote the best personality because that's what they've been doing," adding on a philosophical note that "We got to put on amazing numbers. We got to dance our frickin' socks off."
As reported before, there weren't such striking reactions to Joe Amabile and his pro partner, Jenna Johnson's elimination because most critics of the show have shared online how they consider him getting even this far, to be unfair. It is no secret that Joe's journey on the show was this long majorly due to votes - as that is the only plausible explanation for him to be still sticking around despite receiving far from impressive scores on the show repeatedly.
And this is exactly what has highlighted the injustice in Juan Pablo's elimination all the more. But this isn't the first time that a DWTS season 27 elimination has been controversial as fans had the same opinion about both DeMarcus Ware, and also Tinashe getting voted off the show. Both were equally brilliant and promising performers, but sadly, they couldn't make it up with the votes as compared to Joe, and fellow contestant, Bobby Bones.