September 26, 2007 08:13 PM by Joe Blackmon
On the first Dancing With The Stars 5 results show, host Tom Bergeron
kicked things off with a recap of the men’s performance show. Len
Goodman said “All of us judges felt that this was without doubt the
best start to any season.” The judges selected Sabrina Bryan and Mark
Ballas to dance an encore of the Cha Cha Cha.
After the encore, hosts Tom Bergeron and Drew Lachey revealed that the first two couples that were safe were Sabrina Bryan & Mark Ballas and Jennie Garth & Derek Hough. Country music star Dolly Parton made a special guest appearance to perform “9 to 5.” After Parton’s song, Bergeron and Lachey revealed that Helio Castroneves & Julianne Hough and Albert Reed & Anna Trebunskaya were the second two couples that were safe.
Special guest Tony award-winning Savion Glover tap danced, and Dolly Parton returned to perform “Better Get To Livin’” from her album “Backwoods Barbie.” In a comedy segment, Kenny Mayne went on a quest to find the origins of dance. Bergeron and Lachey revealed that the third couples safe from elimination were Melanie Brown & Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Cameron Mathison & Edyta Sliwinska.
After a commercial break, Bergeron and Lachey revealed that Jane Seymour & Tony Dovolani, Wayne Newton & Cheryl Burke, Marie Osmond & Jonathan Roberts, and Floyd Mayweather & Karina Smirnoff were all save. The bottom two when the judges’ scores and the viewers’ vote were combined were Josie Maran & Alec Mazo and Mark Cuban & Kym Johnson.
As the two couples waited on stage, Bergeron announced that Josie Maran & Alec Mazo had been eliminated from the competition. When asked if she had anything to say to anyone, Josie Maran said “Well, I guess, thanks for being honest. Is that what it is? And thank you for this amazing experience, and thank you Alec. You’re an incredible teacher, and this has changed my life. I have the dancing bug, and I’m going to dance alone.”