Did ailing reality TV star Lisa Vanderpump get sent packing? What about boxing champ Victor Ortiz's stiff dance? Did it mean the end of the competition for him? They were the bottom two celebs after Monday's Dancing With the Stars.
Tuesday's Results show kicked off by revealing right away that Aly Raisman and her partner, USA TODAY blogger Mark Ballas, were safe. No surprise there. They were No. 1 on the leaderboard after Monday's show. They were also asked by judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli to dance an encore of their contemporary performance.
Zendaya and Val Chmerkovsky were also deemed safe, followed immediately by Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough. The top three couples were all safe.
Added immediately to the safe list: Ingo Rademacher and his pro partner Kym Johnson. Along with Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff, and Bachelor star Sean Lowe and his pro partner Peta Murgatroyd.
In a taped comedy bit, a behind-the-scenes "writer" was shown trying to come up with the many descriptive phases Bruno uses when critiquing performances. After it ended, host Tom Bergeron said, "Just to be clear, Bruno doesn't really have somebody else's voice in his head. He does have voices in his head, but they're his own!" Har har.
Brad Paisley took the stage to perform Southern Comfort Zone from his new album, Wheelhouse. Legally blind Bryilynn Rakes, 17, shared her story of how dance has enabled her to express herself with joy and passion. She and Derek Hough performed a sweet but powerful modern dance. And Andrea Bocelli teamed with Jennifer Lopez for a duet, Quizas, Quizas, Quizas. David Foster accompanied them on the piano; Christine Wu on violin.
In pre-results chatting, Lisa Vanderpump, who fainted during rehearsals because of flu symptoms, told Brooke Burke-Charvet, "I'm feeling a bit better today."
D.L. Hughley told Brooke he was proud of three things. "One, I have saved Dancing With the Star a ton on tan spray. Two, I danced as well as I could 'cuz of Cheryl (Burke). And three, I got a seven out of Len, which is actually a sign of the apocalypse."
Victor Ortiz said he "tried to deliver" on Monday. And Andy Dick said if he had to leave he would leave happy because he got to do Monday's dance for his daughter.
Time for the final results: D.L. Hughley and Andy Dick were safe. Victor and Lisa, the bottom two from Monday, were in jeopardy.
"Cue the dramatic music," said Tom Bergeron.
Going home: Lisa Vanderpump and her partner Gleb Savchenko.
"I am really happy to have done the show," said Lisa. "It's been six long weeks, I have to say, and boy has it taken its toll. It's the hardest thing I've ever done. ... But I just really want to thank my castmates. They've been amazing. They've made it so much fun."
By Ann Oldenburg