Joey Fatone (Photo Courtesy: USA Today)
Going into Tuesday's Dancing With the Stars results show, Bristol Palin was way at the bottom of the pack with a low score of 18.
The next celeb up on the leaderboard was Kirstie Alley, with 21.
Did either of them become the second celeb of the All-Star season to be sent home?
First, during the 8 p.m. hour, each star recalled a favorite dance from the first time on the series. So, for example, we got to see Kelly Monaco's wardrobe malfunction in 2005 - when the straps of her green bikini-type top broke and she had to hold it together during her sexy samba. "I'm still terrified," she said, recalling how she just had to keep going. The whole time she was thinking, "Am I going to flash America? I had no idea." The rest were less eventful.
Moving on to the live results show at 9 p.m., co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet teased at the start, "Could we be in for another shocker tonight?"
Before any results were revealed, the judges asked Sabrina Bryan and Louis Van Amstel to do an encore of the quickstep that put them at the top of the leaderboard Monday.
And then they were the first couple deemed safe. Soon after, Emmitt Smith and Drew Lachey were told they were safe, too.
First couple in jeopardy: Joey Fatone and his pro partner Kym Johnson.
Tom Bergeron took time out from the fun to announce that next week will be a double elimination, with two couples sent home.
Taking a break from the suspense of the elimination news, British pop singer Cher Lloyd, 19, sang her hit single, Want U Back. (USA TODAY's Elysa Gardner calls her new album "overheated fluff.")
Next couple safe: Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough. They were followed by Kirstie Alley and Maks Chmerkovskiy!
In jeopardy: Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy.
And deemed safe without a lot of ticking-clock build-up: Bristol Palin (who was wearing glasses like mom does) and USA TODAY blogger Mark Ballas! (An argument immediately erupted on Twitter about the show being rigged and fan bases being unpredictable.)
Before the final results were revealed, lovely opera star Katherine Jenkins, who danced with USA TODAY blogger Mark Ballas last season, returned to the ballroom as a special musical guest. She took the stage for a duet with Plácido Domingo on Come What May, featured on Domingo's new album, Songs. (Jenkins said she'll be running her first half-marathon on Sunday in London for charity, by the way.)
Next, Melissa Rycroft, Gilles Marini and Apolo Anton Ohno were all told they were safe.
And Helio Castroneves and his pro partner Chelsie Hightower were told they were in jeopardy.
It came down to Helio or Joey. Who would get the boot?
And finally, the all-star celeb who had to say farewell was ... Joey Fatone!
Said Brooke, "Way too soon! Who's going to make us laugh during rehearsals now?"
Joey took it in stride. "Everybody was great. For me, I'm actually going to a wedding tomorrow, so I don't give a damn. I'm going to have a good time!" He laughed and thanked fans for their votes. "As long as I had fun, I don't care what your votes say, but I appreciate it."
By Ann Oldenburg