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.
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HAPPY MONDAY!!! 🤓 Week 6 on @dancingabc ! Tonights dance is so much fun and i’m so excited for everyone to see it and dance along with us. Remember to text SAILOR to 21523 during the live show to keep us dancing. I’m so grateful for this opportunity to face my fears. And it means the WORLD to us to spread some joy every Monday. Enjoy the show ♥️
GETTING THE HIGHEST VOTE WAS NOT ENOUGH
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.
SAILOR GOT TO PROVE HERSELF
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.
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Wow. I have so much to say but for right now i’m just going to say THANK YOU. To my incredible partner @valentin for being so patient, my mama for being so courageous and inspiring, the whole dancing with the stars cast and crew for their kindness, & everyone who tuned in and showed so much love and support. So incredibly grateful to have had this moment. The journey’s just getting started! ♥️ Let’s go! @dancingabc
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."
NOT EVERYONE GOT SAD
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.