It was yet another shocking elimination on Monday night’s episode of Dancing With the Stars, when it was revealed that Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi would be heading home in Week 7 of the competition. The Jersey Shore star has consistently scored in the middle of the pack all season, and was awarded 27 judges points on this week’s episode, but unfortunately did not get enough viewer votes to stick around.
This week, the couples were split into two groups to perform team dances at the end of the show, on top of the regular, individual routines. As one team captain, Amber Riley chose Corbin Bleu, Brant Daugherty and Jack Osbourne for her team, “Foxin’ Awesome.” With her partner, Derek Hough, at the helm, the group performed a memorable freestyle dance to the viral YouTube hit “What Does the Fox Say?,” which they earned 30 points for. Each star received 29, 29, 27 and 27 points, respectively, for their individual routines, and host Tom Bergeron announced they would all be safe from elimination.
Elizabeth Berkley led team “Spooky Bom Bom,” which also included Bill Engvall, Leah Remini and Snooki. Their group dance scored 27 points, and each star was awarded 27, 23, 26 and 27 points, respectively, for their partner performances. After Elizabeth and Leah were declared safe, it seemed like a no-brainer that Bill would be the next to go — not only was he at the bottom of the pack, but he has been towards the lower end the entire season. Shockingly, though, Nicole and her partner, Sasha Farber were announced as the eliminated team.
The pint-sized mom was in tears as she said goodbye to her fellow castmates, and the entire group seemed stunned. “I can’t even talk right now,” she admitted. “I love everybody here, so it sucks.”
With seven teams and only four weeks of competition left, a double elimination is looming — who will be next to go?!