DWTS: Sailor Brinkley-Cook is Sent Home after Getting Highest Scores of the Night

Sailor Brinkley-Cook's couple's highest score of the night was not enough to keep her on DWTS, as she had to hang up her dancing shoes at the end of the night.

Sailor Brinkley-Cook is heartbroken after getting eliminated from the ABC dance competition on Monday night, despite getting the highest score of the night.


Last week Disney Night performances had no elimination; for this week's show, the Judges, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba, combined the scores from the performances of weeks five and six, and the votes from the audience to arrive at the bottom couple to eliminate.

Brinkley-Cook, together with her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, performed a jazz routine to "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go," and got their highest score this season.

The dance couple got three 9s from the judges, giving them 27/30, and combined with the 24/30 they got last week for their Cinderella-themed performance of "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes," the two had 51/60.


Sadly, the score and the impressive performance the model who replaced her mother, Christie Brinkley-Cook, put up was not enough to save her and Chmerkovskiy.

At the end of the night, the two were at the bottom together with Ally Brooke and her pro partner, Sasha Farber, and the Judges unanimously chose to save the latter.

Inaba while addressing Brinkley-Cook before the elimination said:

"… I have to make a choice, and tonight Sailor, I felt like you really came into your own and had a wonderful performance. But the couple I want to save is Ally and Sasha. You've proven yourself over and over again."

The words only served to make the 21-year-old model cry after getting eliminated, and her partner had these words of comfort for her. He said:

"I'm so proud of [Sailor]; she is a star. This was just an appetizer to an incredible career."

Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Sailor Brinkley-Cook pose for a photo after the "Dancing With The Stars | Photo: Getty Images

Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Sailor Brinkley-Cook pose for a photo after the "Dancing With The Stars | Photo: Getty Images


While Brinkley-Cook's journey on DWTS ended, others continued theirs, and among them are the dance couple, Keramo Brown, and his pro partner, Jenna Johnson. 

In a write up last week, Brown, who has a ritual of detailing each week for her fans, lamented the fact she and the "Queer Eye," actor have not gotten validated as a couple. She wrote about this week's performances:

"I'm hoping soon for our sanities that we will get that validation of our partnership… there's only so many critiques one can take before they get a little disappointed and discouraged."

The pro dancer and Johnson got their validation after a beautiful samba performance, and remain one of those vying for the mirror ball.

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