DWTS 13, Week 8: Nancy Grace leaves the dance floor

After posting the lowest score Monday night on “Dancing with the Stars,” TV host and former prosecutor Nancy Grace was eliminated from “Dancing with the Stars.” Grace, who danced with new DWTS cast member Tristan MacManus, and lost weight doing it.

Grace was the oldest contestant at 52 during season 13. Donny Osmond with professional dancer Kym Johnson won season 9 of DWTS when he was 51. Jennifer Grey with professional dancer Derek Hough was 50 when she won season 11 of DWTS. Earlier this year, Kirstie Alley at 60 was the oldest contestant to make the finals last season.

This season, Kym Johnson and her partner David Arquette, won’t be making the semi-finals, but Derek Hough will. Johnson and her celebrity partner Hines Ward won season 12 (last season).

Of the three new professional dancers, MacManus was the one who lasted the longest. Petra Murgatroyd and her celebrity partner LA Laker Ron Artest (Mega World Peace) were the first couple eliminated. Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s brother, Valentin and his celebrity partner model and actress Elisabetta Canalis were the second couple eliminated. MacManus’ Irish accent made his pronunciation of third sound like turd to American ears.

  • J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff
  • Robert Kardashian & Cheryl Burke
  • Ricki Lake & Derek Hough
  • Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Grace and MacManus, were never the best dancer for any of the dances unlike the previously eliminated David Arquette (who with his partner Kym Johnson tied with Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy in the cha cha cha with 24) or Chynna Phillips (who with Tony Dovolani had tied with J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff in the Viennese waltz with 22).  Grace and MacManus did have the lowest score for the waltz (21), the foxtrot (tied with Solo, Ricki Lake, Robert Kardashian with 26) and in the team dance (with David Arquette and J.R. Martinez with 26).
Grace and MacManus received their best scores for the foxtrot and tango (24) and their worst score was for the cha cha cha (16).
Week 1
Cha cha cha
Score: 16 (5,5,6)
“Cry Baby”—Cee Lo Green
Week 2
Quickstep
Score: 21 (6,8,7)
“It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)”—Duke Ellington
Week 3
Waltz
Score: 21 (7,7,7)
“Moon River”—Andy Williams
Week 4
Paso Doble
Score: 24 (8,8,8)
“You’ve Got a Friend in Me”—Randy Newman
Week 5
Rumba
Score: 22 (7,7,8)
“True”—Spandau Ballet
Week 6
Foxtrot
Score: 24 (9,7,8)
“Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”—Monty Python
Week 7
Jive
Score: 21 (7,7,7)
“The Devil Went Down to Georgia”—Charlie Daniels Band
Week 8
Tango
Score: 24 (8,8,8)
“The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane”—The Ames Brothers
 Jive (Instant Dance)
Score: 20 (7,6,7)
“Upside Down”—Paloma Faith
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About Jana J. Monji

I've written for the Rafu Shimpo, LA Weekly, LA Times, Examiner.com and, more recently, the Pasadena Weekly and RogerEbert.com. I formerly worked for a dot-com more interested in yodeling than its customers.

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