'Dancing with the Stars' season 27: Tinashe and Brandon Armstrong OUSTED in shocking elimination
Tinashe was known for her consistently brilliant performances back to back on the show, having tied for the top-scorer's spot for the maximum number of times so far.
It's a sad day for fans rooting for Tinashe on season 27 of ABC's hit reality dance show, 'Dancing with the Stars.' The RnB singer who had been a top contender in terms of scores right from this season's premiere episode that aired four weeks ago will sadly no longer be a part of the competition after tonight's round of elimination.
This Monday night, as the show returned for its sixth episode with a special Trios Night, Tinashe and her pro-partner on the show, Brandon Armstrong - joined by 'DWTS' alum Amy Purdy - performed a tango, earning a solid 26 out of 30. Which is not a surprise, considering how consistent Tinashe and Brandon have been with their performances, especially their scores. So as the contestants were joined by an added member - both new and familiar faces from the show itself, and otherwise - things were only expected to have turned better for Tinashe.
Which is why, at the end of the episode, when co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews announced the two season 27 couples that faced the risk of going home this time and, Tinashe and Brandon's name alongside Harry Potter actress Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe's, seemed a little off.
“Evanna and Keo, Tinashe and Brandon, on this fourth week of competition, the couple leaving is: Tinashe and Brandon,” Bergeron said, and as expected, it was met with surprised gasps and several boos from the audience. “Brandon, you actually said it in the package,” said Bergeron. “Sometimes the best dancers go.” And that's definitely saying something because judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann, and Bruno Tonioli have been nothing but praises for the young duo on the show.
But Brandon took it with much gusto as she shared that "it has to be a whole package” to progress on a weekly basis in the competition. This brought back memories of last week, where despite scoring a solid 27 out of 30, the duo still faced jeopardy, but ultimately stayed back as going home that week was Nancy McKeon. “I never want to be in that position again,” Tinashe had shared in her rehearsal video package for Monday night.
When she was asked by Brandon how it felt to be in jeopardy, she admitted: “It’s like mixed feelings, right, because we get our highest score so far.” To which Brandon had said, “A lot of times the best dancers are the ones that go home the soonest.” Tinashe had promptly replied: “High scores alone will not keep us in this competition. I’m really hoping that we’re able to show people a different side of us this week.”
Even though eliminated, both Brandon and Tinashe were nothing but praises for each other after the news of them leaving the show, was announced. “I’m super proud of Tinashe. She did amazing this season," Brandon - for whom this as the first season as a pro - said, while Tinashe chimed in sharing: “Brandon did amazing. Thanks guys!”
'Dancing with the Stars' returns next Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC, but if you're impatient about all the scoop, catch Tinashe and Brandon speaking about their 'DWTS' experience on the October 16 episode of 'Good Morning America.'