Jodie Sweetin Eliminated From ‘DWTS’ Despite Perfect Score
With her partner Keo Motsepe in tow, Sweetin enthralled the judges and the audience with a high-energy jive set to Christina Aguilera's "Something's Got a Hold on Me." It was a triumphant, nonstop performance, one which saw the actress swing (uh, literally) into high gear with moves both effortlessly fluid and fast-paced. Her Fuller House costar and real-life friend Candice Cameron-Bure, who was in the audience, was moved to tears by the joyful dance.
The duo later teamed up with fellow contestants Nyle DiMarco and pro dancer Peta Murgatroyd for a second performance, this time an Argentine tango coached by Bruno Tonioli. The passionate dance pulled another rave review from the panel, earning 10s from both Carrie Ann Inaba and Len Goodman as well as a 9 from voters at home, resulting in a grand total of 29.
Alas, despite earning two amazing scores, and even though the couple's first dance of the evening (their "best dance ever" according to Inaba) pulled straight 10s from each of the judges, the high numbers ultimately weren't enough to keep the duo from being eliminated.
Fortunately for Sweetin, who became somewhat of a fan favorite in her eight weeks on the show, the circumstances of her shocking elimination couldn't have been better. "If you have to go, best to go on the highest scores you've gotten all season, rather than leaving and saying, 'That was crap!'" the actress told Us Weekly, adding, "We can both hold our heads really high and say we were proud of what we did."
And Sweetin has no plans to slow down. As she told co-host Erin Andrews at the end of the episode, "I start production on Fuller House tomorrow morning at 8 a.m.!"
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