October 22, 2008 08:18:16 GMT
'Dancing with the Stars' broke Toni Braxton's heart by giving the lowest total score for her West Coast swing appearance.
R&B singer, Toni Braxton, has been eliminated from ABC's popular dancing competition, "Dancing with the Stars", after the total score announcement on Tuesday, October 21. With her professional partner, Alec Mazo, they received the lowest total score both by the judges and the audience voters.
On Monday appearance, the pair were dancing West Coast swing with a little moonwalk variation which did not get any impressions from the judges who only gave them a score of 22 out of 30. Although the judges score has been added to viewers' votes, it could not survive the pair from walking out of the stage.
One of the judges, Carrie Ann Inaba told Braxton, "Breakthrough was just around the corner, but if it is, it won't be on 'Dancing With the Stars'."
After the announcement, Braxton confessed that she was feeling disappointed towards the score, but she said, "My goal was reached, I wanted to do better. I wanted to breathe better. And I was definitely breathing better. I've come a long way from Week One to Week Now." She continued, "My heart is much better, so my goal was definitely reached." That statement relates to the "Unbreak My Heart" singer's condition of chronic coronary microvascular angina, a heart disease.
The score also put Susan Lucci at the bottom two before Braxton. There were two pairs of dancers who got 21 points each from the judges but were being saved by the viewers vote. They are Lance Bass and his partner Lacey Schwimmer with their West Coast Swing and Cloris Leachman and partner Corky Ballas with their salsa.
Seven celebrities that will continue the competition next Monday are Leachman and Ballas, Bass and Schwimmer, Lucci and Tony Dovolani, Brooke Burke and Derek Hough, Julianne Hough and Cody Lindley, Warren Sapp and Kym Johnson, as well as Maurice Greene and Cheryl Burke.