'Dancing With The Stars' season 28, episode 2: Does Mary Wilson's elimination prove show is about personality not talent?
Revealing their decision, Carrie Ann chose to save Mary, while Bruno and Len Goodman decided to save Ray Lewis, which meant that it was time to say goodbye to Mary.
Legendary 'Supreme' singer, Mary Wilson who cha-cha-ed her way into our hearts with her performance on Monday night, is the first contestant to leave the competition. And the one question in all our minds right now is if 'Dancing With The Stars' judges their contestants on their personality rather than performance.
DWTS season 28 returned to our screens for episode 2 and after watching the 12 pairs perform, and tallying the judge's scores and America's votes, the two pairs in the bottom two were Ray Lewis and Cheryl Burke along with Mary Wilson and Brandon Armstrong. They received the lowest votes and faced elimination.
Following the new format this season, the judges had the decision to save one pair from the bottom two. Revealing their decision, Carrie Ann chose to save Mary, while Bruno and Len Goodman decided to save former NFL player Ray Lewis, which meant that it was time to say goodbye to Mary.
And after watching this it makes us think that the panel judge's their contestants based not on their routine and performance, but their personality. Because clearly, Mary didn't deserve to be the first contestant to be sent home, when Ray Lewis received lower scores compared to Mary both last week and this.
What was even more surprising to see is Len Goodman, who stated that Ray Lewis's performance wasn't good and that it was his personality alone that got him the score he received this week, save him and not Mary. Performing a foxtrot routine, Ray resembled a stick trying to sway and dance. While Mary, on the other hand, showed poise and elegance during her cha-cha routine with Brandon. It was a surprising elimination that not only left the viewers shocked but fans too.
Fans were shocked that Mary got voted off even though she performed well, while Sean Spicer and Lamar Odom who were terrible performers both last week and this were saved.
"I can't believe people voting through 2 of the worse dancers ever Sean Spicer and Lamar Odom. Keeping Mary Wilson from being able to go through #DWTS," wrote a fan on Twitter. Adding to that another fan said, "Boooo!! Mary Wilson deserved to stay on #DWTS Did people not see Sean Spicer dance and his follow-up Twitter hissy-fit where he called judges biased and that no other contestants “stand with Christ”???"
"you got rid of Mary Wilson of the Supremes over two terribly stiff performances from a sports person are you utterly dense ? except you Carrie Ann you the real one making sense #dwts," said a fan.
While another added, "SERIOUSLY??? Sean Spicer AND Lamar get to stay for another week??? And legend supreme Mary Wilson gets the boot? Uh uh not my f**king president #DWTS."
'Dancing With The Stars' season 28 airs every Monday night at 8 pm et only on ABC. Check your local listings for more information.