Mary Wilson reacted to being the first celebrity contestant eliminated from "Dancing With The Stars'" season 28: "Someone had to go -- unfortunately, it had to be me!"
Mary Wilson is no doubt an amazing singer, but her skills on the mic weren't able to match her moves on the dance floor, after being the first eliminated contestant on this season of "Dancing With The Stars."
The Supremes singer, who was paired with pro-dancer Brandon Armstrong, was shocked like some viewers but understood the mechanics that one pair had to go. The 75-year-old told Us:
"Everyone on the show ended up really being very good. Someone had to go. Unfortunately, it had to be me! But that's OK. I got lots to do."
Armstrong also accepted the judges' decision, knowing that they had to choose between the weeks' "bottom two" performers, and made a choice based on what would be "best for the show."
"Len [Goodman] said something that I thought was very interesting when he said that he had to choose between his heart and his head," Wilson added. "It was very nice to hear him say that."
The hit dance competition adopted new changes this season, including the mechanics in scoring performers. Judges' scores and live votes, which are only open to those who cast their vote during the allotted time, are to determine the bottom two.
Wilson believed that her placing was profoundly affected by those who didn't vote but liked her performance of the cha-cha on stage. She contested:
"I don't think I was disqualified because of what I was doing. I think it was mote that people didn't vote. They liked me, but they didn't vote!"
Wilson and Armstrong got a score of 15/30 with comments ranging from there were "a lot of little mistakes" to it was "full of freedom. With them in the bottom two were Ray Lewis and Cheryl Burke, who also got a score of 15/30.
The dancing partners danced the foxtrot, and although made a few mistakes, smiled all the way and "sold" their performance to the judges and audience. As for Wiliams, she may bid the show goodbye, but she still has a whole career ahead of her.
A POSSIBLE REUNION
According to Wilson, a possible reunion for "The Supremes" is on the way if Diana Ross is up for it. The original group rose to fame in the '60s before disbanding in the late '70s. Wilson was a founding member of the all-girl group.
"The Supremes were very — we were famous, we were one of the most famous female groups in the world," she said. "And right now when you look at history, you see mostly the guys — you see the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, and Elvis, but what about the girls? We girls were doing quite well ourselves."