Voting on Dancing with the Stars - How to Vote and How it Works

INTRODUCTION

There are many wonderful things about the reality show Dancing with the Stars. The costumes, the music, the interactions between the celebrities and their professional partners to name but a few.

But the most intriguing and unique aspect is the darn voting system. There are many aspects to it - each one simple and sensible - but it is when you put all the elements together that it forms something like Einstein's General Theory of Relativity.

Here's an attempt to break down those elements and explain as simply as possible how it works.


What is Dancing with the Stars?

Dancing with the Stars is based on the BBC show "Strictly Come Dancing" shown in the UK. It pairs celebrities with professional dancers, with one celebrity being voted off each week.

It is hosted by Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet and has a panel of three judges - Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Julianne Hough.

How the Voting Works

Each couple is scored each week. The voting is based on the judges' scores and viewer votes. The couple with the lowest combined score (50% judges, 50% viewers) leaves each week.

Viewer Voting Methods

There are three methods to register your vote for the best couple each week:

Phone - each couple has their own number and votes can be can up to an hour after the show.

Online - viewers can register at ABC.com and vote for their favorite couple up to midday the following day. Facebook is also an option.

Phone lines and online polls will open at the top of each performance show so that viewers can vote for their favorites. Phone lines will stay open for 30 minutes after the end of the show. Online voting will remain open until 11am (Eastern Time) the next day.


DWTS Season 20 Voting Information

Viewers are able to vote online at ABC.com. Email validation is now required so it might be an idea to pre-register. You can also vote on Facebook.

Here are the contestants:

Charlotte and Keo – 1-855-234-5601 - eliminated
Chris and Witney – 1-855-234-5602 - eliminated
Michael and Peta – 1-855-234-5603 - eliminated
Nastia and Derek – 1-855-234-5604 - eliminated
Noah and Sharna – 1-855-234-5605
Patti and Artem – 1-855-234-5606 - eliminated
Redfoo and Emma – 1-855-234-5607 - eliminated
Riker and Allison – 1-855-234-5608
Robert and Kym – 1-855-234-5609 - eliminated
Rumer and Val – 1-855-234-5610
Suzanne and Tony – 1-855-234-5611 - eliminated
Willow and Mark – 1-855-234-5612 - eliminated

How to Vote
Viewers can cast votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday nights during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the Dancing with the Stars broadcast in each time zone. Fans can also head online and cast votes at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT and closing at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT on Tuesday evenings.


Viewer Votes

The votes are totalled, the percentage for each couple is halved and then added to the judges' score.

Example: Six celebrities left, each performs one dance

Celebrity % of votes score
A 30 15
B 20 10
C 16 8
D 14 7
E 12 6
F 8 4
Total 100 50

The scores in the last column are added to the judges scores.


Judges' Scores

Each judge scores each dance out of 10.  That means that each couple can score up to 30 points from the judges.  This score is then divided by the total number of points awarded by the judges.  That is NOT the maximum number of points the judges could give, but the actual number of points.

If we take our example:

Celebrity    Judges Score    Percentage    Score
A                 25                     20.5                 10.2
B                 23                     18.9                  9.4
C                 23                     18.9                  9.4
D                 18                     14.8                  7.4
E                 15                     12.3                  6.1
F                 18                     14.8                  7.4
Total          122                     100.0               50.0

Rge scores are then combined with the viewers' scores.

Who Gets the Boot?

The couple with the lowest combined score is eliminated from that week. Here are the results for our example:

Celebrity Viewers' score Judges' Score Total Score
A 15 10.2 25.2
B 10 9.4 19.4
C 8 9.4 17.4
D 7 7.4 14.4
E 6 6.1 12.1
F 4 7.4 11.4

This season the show has introduced a "dance-off".  The two couples with the lowest scores (in this case E and F) will each dance again and be re-scored by the judges.  This new judges score will be combined with the viewers' votes to decide who goes home.

Summary

So, as you can see, it's not rocket science, but it's close.

There are also variations - when a couple dances twice, or if the dancing is split over two evenings.

The dance-off has brought a new dimension to the show - we'll see how well it does!

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Tell us what you think! 186 comments

saraa 7 years ago

hi


mandy 7 years ago

how do i vote!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


salsa dancing 7 years ago

I didn't really get time to vote for my favourite star, because I was too busy dancing to salsa.


Leanella  6 years ago

Vote for Kate Gosselin!!!


kate has the sumption to get out there and try 6 years ago

yeah for kate


Jan 6 years ago

what happened to being able to vote on the internet for dancing with the stars ?


Gisi 6 years ago

I vote for jake to stay on - he is the most handsome guy of the bunch


Larry 6 years ago

Kate has to go!


lorraine 6 years ago

please send kate home,if she doesn't go home, as she definitly is the worse dancer left.i will think something isn't right,


Dan 6 years ago

Can you see the actual score each contestant has (combined) for each week after the elimination night?


Maria agozzino  6 years ago

Maria agozzino from 51 Delaware street new York staten island 10304 want Jake and chelise to win because they desserve to win Jake and chelise have to win so bad because they want to win and don't be hush on them they need the highest score so bad please they need to win thank you so much


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xtnshun 6 years ago from Reston, VA Author

@Dan No - they never release details of the viewer votes. All we have is the judges' votes and (most times, but not all) who the bottom two were.


momentary guest 6 years ago

To whoever created this site, thanks for putting up the phone numbers for voting.


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xtnshun 6 years ago from Reston, VA Author

@momentary guest - you're welcome!


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katie54321 6 years ago from Pennsylvania

I do love the fact that even though the scoring process is complicated the fans have a say as to who will win. If it were only on judges alone Sabrina Bryan would not have been elimiated as early as she was and Kelly Monaco would never have one season one.


Maria Agozzino  6 years ago

Maria Agozzino wants David hasseloff and kym johnson wants to win because they deserve to win they are keep practice hard give them trophy they need to win so bad please let them to win thank you


Mike  6 years ago

I love u


ruth  6 years ago

jennifer grey was absolutely the best dancer tonight


Amanda  6 years ago

dear dancing with the stars

my name is Amnada colozza leeann

i want to be a dancer with dacning with the stars i love to dance with you guys thanks

from Amanda colozz leeann


Maria Agozzino  6 years ago

I want Kyle messy and lacy schwimmer to win because work very hard they you guys vote for Kyle messy and lacy schwimmer they deserve to win they will face off give Kylie messy and lacy schwimmer trophy they are the winner of dancing with the stars they have to win


Linda Bridges 6 years ago

What happened to voting on line? Cannot find anywhere to do that.


Lillie Johnson 6 years ago

I LIVE IN California,the voting is only 30 min after the show ends, so i tried to vote on line and i just could not find the way to vote. Is there any way you can simplify voting on line?


Beth Hatch 6 years ago

I love Jennifer Grey she rocked like a rock star

Rock On Jenn!!


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xtnshun 6 years ago from Reston, VA Author

@Lillie Johnson - you can vote up to Noon Pacific the next day online. I agree it can be confusing though.


Dick  6 years ago

Each year it seems to get worse. Last night they got rid of one of the best dancers and all the bad ones are still there. Even the judges said it was ludicrist. I have deceided, I'm not watching anymore and I know many of my friends have said the same. Some have already stopped. You sure need to look at just going on what the judges deceide, instead of a popularity contest. I think the contestants work way to hard for that. What a shame. I can't watch it anymore.


Beth 6 years ago

Jennifer Grey was sizzling on the dance floor to me she

gets all tens she was awesome!!


Maria Agozzino  6 years ago

Maria Agozzino from 51 delaware street staten island new York 10304

I want all guys to vote for kyle messy and lacey schwimmer because need your help to vote about jennifer grey and Derek hough and Kurt warner and Anna trebunskaya they have to leave please vote for Kyle messy and lacey schwimmer


Sharon 6 years ago

Yes Jennifer is a great dancer but this show has to do with how people percieve you as well as a person...I loved her in Dirt Dancing but the buck stopped there I thenk she was disrespectful to Patrick Swayze wife talking about how he was her partner no Jen dear he was his wifes partner and she has this all about me cant loose attitude... Bristol is a young girl who has had to overcome so much and has no dancing experience and has humbly held her head high and kicked it just as good as Jennifer considering and face it if Bristol had Derek as an instructor bye bye Jennifer and your attitude I love the rest and not putting down Bristols partner he is awesome ..if Jennifer let Derek teach her the way his last partner did she would win but she has this control equality thing going on and I really miss the Jennifer from Dirty Dancing! Go Bristol live for yourself not your Mother and I adore Ms Mccain and voted for her Dad but she is acting really dumb criticizing you about the ballot She said you had nothing to worry about voting for except Dancing with the stars well dear she doesn't have a beautiful baby and I really like her but all she has to do is worry about promoting a book on politics what's it called again lol sex lies and something she needs to dance and have some fun shes a kid!!!!


denise 6 years ago

Thanks for posting the numbers to vote.They show them so fast I didn't have time to dial it and had no pen handy.They say how Important it is to vote,but fly by when they give the numbers grrrr.I finally was able to vote tonight since you posted the numbers again. Thanks!!!


sandy g 6 years ago

I tried to call in my vote for Jennifer and Derek. Someone on the other end said "All lines are tied up, call back later." I tried 5 times and got the same message. When I tried the 6th time, I got through and a message said " you have reached your limit." I never did hear someone tell me "Thanks for voting for Jennifer and Derek." I think that something is fishy about this voting. My husband tried calling from my phone and it said, "Thanks for voting, you have reached your limit." I did not get through but they are telling me that I voted. Someone tell me what is going on with this voting process.


Beth Hatch 6 years ago

Jennifer Grey was a dream to watch she was so beautiful

and her partner Derek Hough was just like Patrick Swazye

on the dance floor


Beth Hatch 6 years ago

Watching Jennifer Grey dance was simply Irrestible it was like she was Baby from Dirty Dancing again but different


Beth Hatch 6 years ago

Jennifer Grey WOW what a dancer she could win it all it

brought me to tears and her dancing will never be replaced from my heart


Beth Hatch 6 years ago

Jennifer Grey was so capavating hope she wins and the mirror ball trophy she is so Amazing


Tammy Humble 6 years ago

Bristol Palin has come so far, as well as overcomming so much. I feel when I watch her dance, as tho she could be my own daughter, of whom I adore. Good Luck in all, Bristol and God bless.


Carrol 6 years ago

All four couples have come so far and did such a beautiful job tonight, its hard to make a decision. But I love to watch derek Hough, I am a real fan of his.


Philomena 6 years ago

I really think Jennifer and Derek should win:)


Detroit Nana 6 years ago

Why when I voted for Rick and Cheryl using the redial button on my phone did I get the message ,thanks for voting for Bristol with a pause then saying thanks for voting for Rick and Cheryl. This was the message I got after I had pushed the redial button for the 3rd time.

Smells fishy to me !


Beth Hatch 6 years ago

Jennifer Grey was a Diamond on the dace floor she sparkled on the dance floor


Beth Hatch 6 years ago

Jennifer grey's waltz was so beautiful


Beth Hatch 6 years ago

Jennifer Grey is the heart and soul to the dance floor

because she has heart and she has soul to dance


Beth Hatch 6 years ago

Jennifer Grey was the best dancer yet she could win it all hope she does because the way she dances makes it all

she could shake rattle and Roll


Shaq 6 years ago

vote 4 bristol Paine because she can dance


Carole 6 years ago

Palin can not dance the only reason she is still on the show is because of her tea party mom, they both need to go!,they have the phone lines all tied up.


Janet 6 years ago

What a disgrace!! Brandy was a great dancer. How can Bristol have the guts to even show up. I know my own talent and I dont let anyone push me beyond what I can do. Will they not go to any lengths the keep their name in the headlines? SO sorry people ruin something like this.


Raymond Davis 6 years ago

Tonight was a travesty on dancing with the stars.Bristol Palin got voted in by her Mom using her Tea party connections .This could be the fatal blow to a once enjoyable show.I don't even know why the judges were so kind all these weeks .Show your outrage.Copy this post and paste it in as many places as possible.


ilikepetitenbusty 6 years ago

Katie 54321- No way Kelly Monaco is HOT! Come on 5'3" tall only 95 pounds but she has a 34 DD Bust!


Donna 6 years ago

I can't believe it....This will be my last season to watch unless they change the rules. Let the judges judge and keep the popularity contest out of it. Brandy should have stayed and Bristol should have gone. What a joke!!!!


Barbara 6 years ago

Brandy was a beautiful dancer who has improve each week.

Bristol has been cuddled each week by the judges. They should have given her scores she deserved many weeks ago.

How did she stay after the "Monkey" dance? I think the judges should control who goes and who doesn't go. What do the judges think of Brandy being voted off?


Phyllis 6 years ago

Bristol CANNOT dance --- I can't believe that ABC (supposedly a reputable Television Empire) would allow such a mockery to go on - or don't they care? People are

voting many, many times over and nothing is being done because Bristol is SARAH PALIN'S daughter. ABC has lost a loyal viewer - if DWTS come on again next season, I'm sure they will have lost many, many viewers. Happy?????


hellboy 6 years ago

I believe it is a loophoe ABC didn't foresee. To have the latest fad's daughter on a show with viewer voting. While a large percentage of people watch the show , i'm sure others casted vote because they like the mother. TV is about ratings so keeping her on is the best thing for ABC, just like creating ways to bring back favorite in CBS's Big Brother etc. If you kep a close eye on these reality show and contest you will see how predictable they are.

TV is just about the ratings and money . I just feel somehow a charity is being ripped off.

I don't think Bristol will when just like her mother will not be president. They are both being used to farther someone agenda.


RedBaroness@dancersacademy.com 6 years ago

I can't believe Brandy got voted off. I feel it is more of a show of support for Sarah Palin that Bristol "the Pistol" is still on the show. Even Derek Hough's jaw just dropped in shock, when they announced Brandy was leaving.

It's too bad that the voters are basing their selection on popularity, as opposed to real talent. All I can say now is that if Bristol were to win, I'll be watching DWTS less often. The quality of the show has been affected by politics, which should really have nothing to do with the show. Perhaps next time, the Directors should choose someone not related to a politician, but rather someone who is famous in her own right.


Bernie 6 years ago

I am so very disappointed with the elimination process. I know how the elimination are suppose to work, but..... I do believe politics enters into this Season. Kyle and Bristol have been at the low end of the voting totem pole during the past weeks, and should have been eliminated by now. I AM AMAZED that Brandy and Maks were eliminated - they have been #1 and #2. If politics are involved in Dancing with the Stars, this season, and if Jennifer and Derek are not the winners - I'm through with watching the program and I know, there are many other people who feel the same way. How did Bristol get on the program when she is not a Star??????? Everyone has improved with their dancing abilities, over the past few weeks, but ........... voting has not been fair. You have some real winners there, like Jennifer, Brandy and Kurt - and they to leave Bristol and Kyle still competing is way out of order. Florence H. did an outstanding performance too.


Virginia 6 years ago

I love to watch Jennifer Grey and Derek dance. She should WIN!!!!


Discusted 6 years ago

If the show is judged by votes, they should take this show off the air. Bristol should have been the first one off the show. This is not a fair show when they let people plug up the phones lines. It is not fair for people to get messages saying thank you for voting for Bristol when we vote for someone. What kind of nonsense is ABC pulling letting a republican tea party run your show? I think there must be some big bucks going into the producers and Judges hands, You may have good ratings now, But if Bristol wins I can assure your ratings will drop so low that the show will be canceled. That will look real good for ABC 6.


SANDY 6 years ago

FIRE THEM ALL! WHO EVER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SELECTING BRISTOL PALIN SHOULD BE FIRED FOR THE MURDER OF "DANCING WITH THE STARS" THEY, THE JUDGES, HAVE ALWAYS COMMENTED IN THE PAST THAT THE DANCERS SHOULD REALLY BE GOOD AND DANCING GREAT TO BE IN THE FINALS. THE JUDGES NEVER SAY THAT TO BRISTOL. TO HELL WITH THEM ALL!


JB 6 years ago

When I called today I too got thanks for voting for Bristol when I was calling Kyles's number 3403 Something is not right about the voting.


Jeni 6 years ago

This is dancing with the stars. Key words dancing, stars, not politics.


Disgusted former Fan of DWTS 6 years ago

I also cannot believe Bristol Palin is still on the show while others who were much more talented have been voted off, even the judges seem to be biased. This is my last season watching. Why is she even on the show, what is her claim to fame.


Bob Fleming 6 years ago

The show is no longer a legitimate competition. The Paliln kid should have been eliminated long ago. Her mothers political followers have gamed the show.

The show is now about as a legimate a competition as is professional wrestling.

If you want to keep your ratings up next season you need to put Palins' other kid on the show or you will lose all of the right wing kooks who followed it and gamed the voting for Sarah.

Had enjoyed the show up until this year. Have returned to Monday Night Football.


6 years ago

I am UNABLE to vote for Jennifer Grey. The phones line have been busy for 2 hours. Something is wrong. A recording comes on most of the time. Wonder if they know we CANNNOT vote for them! Seems some one has their phone line jammed....


sweetheart13 6 years ago

VOTE FOR JENIFFER GRAY AND DEREK HOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Mary  6 years ago

This will be my last year of watching "Dancing with the Stars" if Jennifer & Derek don't take home the BALL. I don't believe the voting is fair.


Kay 6 years ago

Go Jennifer!!!!


Deborah 6 years ago

Jenifer Gray should win because she's a natural !!!!!!!!! VOTE FOR JENIFER


Carole Leonard 6 years ago

YOU NEED TO DECIDE...IS THIS A DANCING SCHOOL OR A SEARCH FOR THE BEST PERFORMER.

Brandy and Max enthralled me. As did Jennifer and Derek.

If you seek out the best I will continue to watch DWTHS.

If you want the most improved....You've lost me forever

Ialong w/ friends, relatives, etc.


Janet 6 years ago

I think this whole thing is a joke. Bristol has no talent and should do the honorable thing and head up to Alaska and take her Mother with her. I am sorry but the last thing the country correction the world needs is a socker Mom calling the shots. I think this will be the last season for Dancing With Stars. Way to go ABC.


Angela Sablosky 6 years ago

Dereck & Gennifer are the winners for the season without a doubt! Brandy would have given Jennifer a run for her money if she wasn't injustly elimationed.

I also couldn't get through to vote- recording--saying I had the wrong #.


Dayle 6 years ago

I agree with everyone else Palin should have been tossed out long ago. She is only there because of her mother not that she can dance.

Jennifer and Derek should win.


lllraine 6 years ago

Funny I got my limit in on voting tonight, and I didn't vote for Bristol. Although, I think she has improved every week. I think people are bashing her because whose daughter she is. Get a life. So you don't like her mom, that should have nothing to do with her on DWTS. Shame on all of you.


Richard 6 years ago

I tried to vote for Jennifer on line, but, everywhere Iwent it was greeted to evertthing but how to vote. Go Jennifer, you are the best on the show.


ANNA 6 years ago

IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT BRISTOL PALIN IS STILL ON THE PROGRAM. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE JUDGES THEY USE TO BE SO STRICT ABOUT THE DANCERS ESPECIALLY THE LAST 3 WEEKS.THEY USE TO SAY THAT WAS WHEN THE DANCERS REALLY TOOK OVER. THIS IS A DANCE CONTEST IS IT NOT. IT CERTAINLY ISN'T A POLITICAL CONTEST. ARE YOU REALLY GOING TO LET SARAH PALIN TAKE THE SHOW OVER . I HAVE NEVER HEARD SO MANY PEOPLE SAY THAT IF SHE WINS THEY WILL NEVER WATCH AGAIN. BE TRUTHFUL TO YOURSELF YOU KNOW SHE CAN'T DANCE.SHE IS LIKE A STIFF BOARD. SHE WALKS AROUND THE FLOOR AND CALLS IT DANCING. YOU ARE GOING TO LOOSE ALL YOUR VIEWERS OVER A POLITIAL ISSUE. SHAME ON YOU


Jackie 6 years ago

I am a full fledged Republican, I love Sarah Palin, but

I am just as disappointed as the rest of you about the way this voting is going. Bristol is a sweet dear girl but certainly is not in the rank with most all of the other contestants as far as being considered one of the top dancers. I think the judges should pick the winner of the final competition. They are the ones who know the qualifications for the dances. I would vote for Jennifer and Derek, though I never got but two votes to go thru. I would find a better way to pick the winner.


AKON 6 years ago

JENNIFER IS THE WINNER OF SEASON i like here because she do here best and i hate BRISTOL because she fail the last monday


toby 6 years ago

I will not be watching my favorite show next season as I see this show is not fair. Palin should have left show along time ago. I will be watching another station at 7pm on Monday nights and 8pm on Tuesday nights.


Lucille 6 years ago

After listening to Bristol believing she has made it this far because of own talent is very sad. I DON'T want to be mean but she is not graceful and most of time awkward. Bristol does not belong in the finals!!!!!If she wins Goodbye to a great and fun show, DANCING WITH THE STARS!!!!!


Grammyof5 6 years ago

I have tried for over AN HOUR to vote, and can't get thru. I think this is all a set-up and it's been decided several weeks ago that Bristol will win tomorrow nite. She stinks!! IF I COULD, I would vote for Jennifer & Derek 5 times, no 500 times!!! I won't participate again, and I will NOT watch DWTS ever again. Guess I'll read a good book....


Elaine B. frm Florida 6 years ago

Jennifer Gray must win or People will not watch this show again.


Pam 6 years ago

I TRIED FOR 2HRS TO VOTE! COULD NOT GET THROUGH. I WANTED TO GIVE MY 5 VOTES TO JENNIFER!!!! WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? IF BRISTOL WINS SOMETHING IS WRONG!!!!!


Loretta 6 years ago

Bristol has come along way since her first dance. It is really sad that she can not enjoy her accomplishment because politics is being brought in.


judith 6 years ago

I've been watching the show from the beginning. LOved it up to now. Its just terrible with the voting! Palin should have been voted off a long time ago. Something has to be done with the voting. My sugggestion is to add another judge and let them decide the outcome. ABC will lose alot of viewers if that palin wins, I'll b one of them and know alot of othe viewers will follow. ABC do something about the voting or the show will fail!!


carrera60@aol.com 6 years ago

Why does my not register? have tried for 7 weeks to get to vote but cannot get thru!! Everyone I know who wants to vote against Palin is furious because thet can't get thru!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


Lorrie 6 years ago

How sad are all of you. You are putting the politics in this competition. No Bristol isn't the best dancer, she started on this show with no experience. Where all the rest had experience. But do you remember all the past seasons we have had many dancers that should have gotten kicked off early in the season but they didn't because they were actors,singers,dancers, so they stayed on because of who they were. I think Derek & Jennifer should win. But bashing Bristol is totally wrong. Do you know her personally or do you just know who her family is. Shame on you for judging her that way. And last, I called many times and was told wrong # or my call didn't get through, but I finally got my 5 votes in. Remember people there are many people calling those phone lines. Personally I don't think it is rigged. I think you people didn't like her from the very first night even before she danced. SAD SAD SAD


B. J. Kibbey 6 years ago

I think Derek & Jennifer are amazing dancers especially with Jennifers age and medical problems. Bristol is a laugh and I get angry even thinking about her, What kind of image does she present to our young people taking into considering her own life. She should be home taking care of her illigiment child. For the first several weeks she did not even smile and even now it looks forced. She will not get my vote nor will her Mother if she decides to be a Presidential candidate because she encourages her daughter to do this. I truly believe that it is rigged because of her Mother's influantial friends which in turn ties up the phone lines so that ligitimate votes cannot get a line in time. If she wins it is "Bye, bye to Dancing With the Stars for me.


tanya 6 years ago

bristol needs to feel very bad after brandy went home america didn't do the pee party did they need to leave politics to the polititions that was so heartbreaking after brandy worked her but off to be sent home and bristol act like a stick is stuck up her but she wont even apologize when she knew she should be at home with trap or trip raising him instead of making a fool of her family i bet she wasn't that stiff when she was making that dam baby tanya from oakland,ca


Maxi 6 years ago

It's time for Dancing with the Stars to go off the air. This is another season of bs. Bristol Palin cannot dance. She should have been voted off a long time ago. I miss Brandy. She was excellent. I was convinced Jennifer Gray would win now it looks like Palin could win by default. A lot of people are talking about not watching the show anymore. I am one of them. I will not even watch the end of this season. People are not voting for Bristol but for her mother.


AudreyKrauss 6 years ago

I have tried to vote by phone and by computer on abc.com. O cannot get in. I started voting at end of show and got up every hour and still couldnot get in. Bristol isnot a dancer. I think ABC is being hacked and that is why I cannot get in. Jennifer and Derek should win and if they don't we all know the show is rigged and I am not gong towatch it anymore. Audrey


Kathy Brening-Ray 6 years ago

I too agree; if Jennifer doesn't WIN, I won't watch another episode of Dancing with the stars & keep watching the comedys & Hawaii 5/0 on CBS. From the 1st week Bristol should have been gone, NOT David Hasselholf. But to tell you the truth, she's NO celeb to begin with. She shouldn't be on the show. And to see she's made it to the end; even the judges need to put some glasses on! How in the world can they even give them 7-'s 9's.Her legs haven't improved in an dances sincehe beginning! If Jennifer doesn't WIN; I'll NEVER watch anything that has to do with voting or maybe even most of the shows I wach already, I'll just quit watching! There's mny other shows on other stations to watch............ Come on ABC-7 , GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER, & DON'T MIX POLITICS With another show like this again!! They DON'T GO TOGETHER!!!!!! Kathy


Bonnie Blair 6 years ago

The name of the show is, "Dancing with the stars". Since when is Bristol a "star". It is about "dancing", not who is most "improved". I too tried to vote on redial last night and got a busy signal every time. I did it constantly. Something is wrong with the voting system. Too bad the public gets to vote, they make it a popularity contest. But if they didn't, no one would watch. I am finished watching DWTS, because it no longer has anything to do with who is the best "dancer". Too bad, I used to enjoy it.

bb


trish 6 years ago

I called the whole time and all I got was a busy signal.


MONIKA 6 years ago

I THINK YOUALL NEED TO STOP BASHING BRISTOL SHE CAME IN WITH NO DANCING EXPERIENCE AT ALL AND AS COME ALONG WAY BRANDI HAD AN ADDITUDE JENNIFER AND DEREK ARE THE BEST AND SHOULD WIN IF THIS WAS VOTING ON THE BEST DANCERS THAN ONLY THE JUDGES VOTES WOULD COUNT PS.SAID BY JENNIFER HERSHELF I AM VOTING FOR JENNIFER


Stacie 6 years ago

I never watched the show until the finalle. I did not think Bristol did bad. I believe most do not like her because of who her mom is.

I also tried to vote. Got through once. And them was told I had reached my limit on voting from this phone line. Can you only vote once on the phone? Did get to vote online this morning though could not get in last night online.

Yes I did vote for Bristol. I think she is getting a raw deal because of politics.


No one 6 years ago

It's such a shame when a young girl has no spine! It s a shame for

Republicans and for America. Now everyone can see how they manipulate

people and elections; they have no principles! People should react!

Shame on you!


Michael Kriegel 6 years ago

Hey@No one,

They just took a play from the Libtard cheat book.

Sahme on you.


Alice 6 years ago

I think all those people who are making negative comments about Bristol are either jealous of her or have something against her mother. Because Bristol is a sweet and lovely young lady who knows how to dance. How many people can get up in front of thousands of people and do what she does? I don't think very many. So Boo Hoo to all of you Palin trashers. I hope Bristol Wins Big and takes home the trophy she deserves after all you did to her.


leann 5 years ago

tty9iw


Sheree 5 years ago

I think you need to get Steven Tyler on dancing with the stars!!


Lois Guthrie 5 years ago

I love Dancing With the Stars - it is THE most entertaining show on TV which (currently) is a bit of a wasteland. Anyway, I would love to see David Muir (ABC news reporter) and Robin Roberts on the show . . . I suppose their schedules would preclue them from even being invited but I believe they would add a good deal of pizzas and elegance to the season. To the producers, thank you for creating and sustaining a show that the WHOLE family may watch together. It also has highlighted dance - something this country is fairly unethusiastic about.


Linda S. 5 years ago

I want Kirstie alley to win because she needs the discipline, recognition, accolades, prestige, smiles, etc. she would receive as the winner. Look what being close to winning did for Kelly Osbourne, who also needed her self-esteem raised.


rhonda 5 years ago

To all you Bristol haters! I called for her and I have gotten a thanks for voting for Jennifer and Derek, and I did not vote for them! So I guess it works both ways!!!


georgiana 5 years ago

i can't get signed in to vote,i guess you dont want the voters to vote. maybe we'll stop watching ,if you can't vote wants the use.


regelaughlin@aol.com 5 years ago

I tried to cast a vote by phone for Heinz Ward but the line was busy from 10pm to 10:30 pm.


cupcake 5 years ago

romoe and the other girl who dance with him just won dancing with the stars!They got 28 im so happy that the girl had gave them a ten.:)


Gloria Sanches 5 years ago

I want to vote for Romeo. But don't know how to do it

Gloria Sanches


RGB 5 years ago

Why can't I vote on my Verizon cell phone, It says I've exceeded my voting limit on attempting my first vote?

FRUSTRATING


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xtnshun 5 years ago from Reston, VA Author

@rgb I think they may have changed it so voting is allowed after 30 minutes into the show. I'll check.


MJG 5 years ago

I tried to vote for the first time (for Hines Ward), but the lines were busy the entire time....how can this be fair when vote is limited by having too few phone lines?


pat 5 years ago

I tryed to vote on line I could not find the site it should be easier that what it is the phone lines are always busy how should you get your votes in if you can't find the site to vote at


anna 5 years ago

Go b!!!On fish hooks.!!! Go Mark!!Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Bonnie Harper 5 years ago

I love the show but I think you should recognize the stage crew as well as the band, singers and dancers. they have done a BEAUTIFUL job for all 12 seasons!! it is just amazing how they can set up and/or clean up the "stage" in such a short time between the dancing. Please recognize them as well ON the show!! P.S. I love the show!!


Eleanor 5 years ago

I don't think Kirsty should have been in the top 3, people just vote for who they like not the good dancers, Kirsty did well but not good enough to beat Chelsea. Also I feel that football is so important to everyone that they vote for them, even though he did do good, I still think Chelsea was the best. To try to vote is impossible, it seems like it is fixed. I will not be watching anymore if things don't change.


taliha  5 years ago

i think damien they rocked


taliha  5 years ago

i think damien they rocked

they should win


samra 5 years ago

karan pangali 100/ winner.keep it up my dear


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LA Lady 5 years ago from Los Angeles

David and Kym are going to take this thing down. Lets face it: they spray tan and have secret handshakes...check out their home-made videos: http://www.mobli.com/davidarquette/446792/team-goo...


just trying to vote 5 years ago

Voting for the new season is screwed up.. I live in California and the voting has been closed for the last

2 weeks at 9:00pm. How can the voting be accurate if we cant vote.


Will 5 years ago

ABC has REALLY GONE DOWN THE TUBES... Trying to navigate their website is a conttinuing nightmare... Used to be good BUT now you cannot find the place to vote on DWTS. Phoey...


Elaine and Cary 5 years ago

My husband and I believe that the judges should have the final say, and/or, count in who the winner is on "Dancing with the Stars", as a change this year, or the next dancing season. We feel that it is all coming down to a popularity contest at times. The talent seems to be secondary, and popularity seems to win out. Also, why don't you sit Carrie Ann in the middle of Bruno and Len? We enjoyed Chubbie Checker and all of them dancing last night!! Yeah!!! Thank

you.

Cary and Elaine


sue and rodney 5 years ago

I think lastnights voting was so off! They need to get rid of the two media stars and let someone else get a chance. Chaz and Rob have as much talent as my pet rock. They make me sick .


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LA Lady 5 years ago from Los Angeles

Excited that David & Kym are bringing it back!! They're gonna take it home. Dave even threw a BBQ this weekend at his home for the whole cast! http://www.mobli.com/davidarquette/528844/kym-and-...


queenjazze 5 years ago

Rob, Ricki, and the soldier are my favorites....


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LA Lady 5 years ago from Los Angeles

Check it out! David's backstage view from DWTS. http://www.mobli.com/davidarquette/542974/pov-from...


Glenn 5 years ago

Please take that Chassity- Chaz and vote that SHIM off all he does is coplain about his knee's. he doesn't dance just walks around plus how want's to look at his/hers fat stomach


Ann 5 years ago

The telephone voting closed by 9:30 Pacific Time on the past two Mondays, Oct. 3 & 10, which is before the show ends. It should be staying open until 10:30 PT. I missed voting for Kristin and Mark last week because of this problem. How many others were locked out also? ABC, please fix this problem!!!


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LA Lady 5 years ago from Los Angeles

David & Kym being interviewed by ET! http://www.mobli.com/davidarquette/568324/et-at-re...


bernie 5 years ago

stop this popularity contest and vote for the best dancer


gina 5 years ago

i like maxx i think hes cute so i vote max


Debbie 5 years ago

I would like see Ricki Lake & Derek Hough win ballroom of there dances. I'll keep on voting for Ricki Lake & Derek Hough on the dancing with the star.


Theresa 5 years ago

Riki & Derek are the total package of perfection. Derek floats like an autumn leaf, handsome, colorful & never fails to amaze me with his confidence & talent, Riki is right there with him, just as positive & beautiful.


Treva Pruitt 5 years ago

Jennifer Nettles would be great on the show


jane 5 years ago

The judges are bias especially kariann, she always give ricky lake the highest score, but tonight i cant believe they gave rob higher scores than jr, danced the best on both dances,every one please vote for jr, because i will the judges are not always fair,its really about who they want to win.


Maria Agozzino 5 years ago

Go rob kardashian


larey 5 years ago

i want jr to win


helenc 5 years ago

I think the rules have to be changed. This is not a popularity contest. The votes should be about the dancing ability and not whether the home audience likes the star dancer the most or least. We've had good dancers go home while not so good dancers stay for another week or more.


c james 5 years ago

jr should be the winner


larryfrombosque 5 years ago

5 votes for jr


rayne 5 years ago

JR should win not only because he is the best dancer, but

he has had to overcome a major tragedy and he does not whine about it, still he laughs and does his best. He is my favorite because he is courageous and brave. I salute him and his partner!!!!!!!


Lucille Wood 5 years ago

I would like to vote for J.R. Martinez he is great both on the dance floor & off he epitomizes the word CLASS


inky 5 years ago

i voted for J.R. and karinna, cuz they deserve to win, in part because karinna has never won. that said, i think it is being set up with an unfair advantage. j.r. is all over the media and on the cover of people and on nightline and etc. yes, he has the best story being burned alive and going through all he has and being a motivational speaker and also a minority and on and on. that said, it is too planned. i'll be glad when he does but that wasn't fair to the others. ricky came a long way losing the weight and rob kardashian is a good guy with a bad family that makes you want to vote against him. i liked his dad, who came to see oj was guilty. also, DEREK and CHERYL have won too many times and i'm sick of them, the houghs = ick and cheryl dissed the ball, saying it falls apart, so i voted for karinna. OH WELL, the show is NEVER fair, so J.R. gets the military vote, the soap fan vote, the back from the brink vote, and the best story for the show vote, and that is as it should be. reality tv is fake anyhow. they stopped the celebs from winning super amazing race, and joan rivers is a friend of trump so she wins, etc. so who cares who wins any of these things.


Graciekhin 4 years ago

Ricki Lake should be the winner because everybody like her dance and she is a good dancer.I also like her dancing techniques and styles. It is creative and beautiful.


Cham Mya Mya Soe 4 years ago

I want Ricki Lake to win because I like her dancing techniques and styles. her dancing styles are beautiful and not like others. I hope Ricki Lake will win dancing with the stars.


lyn 4 years ago

I would like to see Jesse macarteny and Jessica alba with derek hough and lacy swimmer


Delia Charlemagne 4 years ago

I would like to vote for Laila Ali and would like to vote for her. Can you help! What number can I call?


kecy 4 years ago

i vote for rome


sabriya 4 years ago

i like to vote for rome


debbie 4 years ago

Can't find site to vote on line. Why is it so difficult? Got on two years ago and last year to vote. Would really like to vote on line too.


pj 4 years ago

I tried to vote online in the hour time I only got 9 votes. couldn't get thru on my home phone or my att cell phone. Texting first it keep saying not open yet the it gave credit to another person and then it said it wasn't open and it wasn't even 11 yet... so not fair.


Zee 4 years ago

I think dancing with the stars are so perfect I can watch it all day also I would so freak out if I was picked for dancing with the stars so thet is my comment


KaDy 13 4 years ago

why are they charging $9.99 a month to vote on the phone lines this year?


Maria Agozzino 4 years ago

I want Rohan fergan and chelisea how tower deserve to win because they work very they practice very hard to get all 10 please let Rohan fergan and chelisea how tower to win they want to win so bad


Polly 4 years ago

I tried and tried to vote for donal driver but could not get through. Time to upgrade the system


jenny 4 years ago

I think it was terrible that Sherri got voted off the show! She was by far the most enjoyable dancer to watch. why don't the judges have the final say on who goes home?? I am finished watching the show for this year!!


Kyli 4 years ago

I JUST LOVE HOW RASHON AND CHELSEA DANCE! I HOPE THAT DON'T GET ELIMINATE!


Mildred Schmidt 4 years ago

I wanted to vote tonight DWTS as phones my area were no longer working, too late,told to go to abc.com and vote, how? well my pick was a waste of time as I couldn't vote.


Sharon 4 years ago

Firstly, I LOVE the show. NEVER miss it. My comment is about Brooke - I have been so disappointed in her outfits. We all know she has breasts. It's not necessary to highlight them every week. The night she wore the yellow dress I came SO close to emailing. Last night's (April 17) outfit was again so over the top. And then tonight again you have emphasized her breasts. Enough already!!! She has a great figure, a lovely smile, that is enough. When you dress her like that it makes me wonder what it is you're selling. Dance costumes are one thing - they work with the dance. But there is absolutely no reason for her to dress in such a provocotive way.


marianne 4 years ago

LOVE Maria and Derek I hope they win!


vicky 4 years ago

love maria and derek they are great, but the judges have there pick. it is always a football person and they are wrong.


Marge & Bill 4 years ago

We are voting for Katherine and Mark They are great!


Connie 4 years ago

I am voting for Derek and Maria


KATHERINE 4 years ago

I AM VOTING FOR DEREK AND MARIA


Renate lemons 4 years ago

i am really bend out of shape about theresults last night. Derek and Maria should have gone all the way and win. Mis Justice in my books


sherry 4 years ago

why don't you have the judges dance with the pros sometime and have the pros judge. see how well the judges do.


Rosie 4 years ago

I think the judges vote should count 75% of the dancers total, because they are the experts. I watch the program for years and it's unfair when a dancer is less known than someone else. Take for instance last night anyone with any knowledge at all knows who should have not been eliminated, Derek & Maria. It is so unfair the way the voting is done & who really knows if the votes were counted right anyway.


Chief Bowker 4 years ago

I love Katherine and Mark, and Trust they will win, but was only allowed 3 Votes. Why? I want to vote on line but don't know how.

Also, are the odds with a Male Star and Female Professional or the other way. The dancing is more on the Female, so I think they have a disadvantage. True? Maybe they should make it fair with a Male Stars one week, all Female Stars the next week. I wanted Maria 2nd - they blew it voting her off. She was GREAT. Kate - get 'em girl.


mary barron 4 years ago

please keep micheal . he is the hotest man on there. i vote a 10 for them


judy Severson 4 years ago

Great dancing, Donald and Peta!!


Gloria Portschy 4 years ago

LOVE dONALD AND pETA!!!! i VOTE FOR THEM


lea joy 4 years ago

How do I get my vote counted on this site and any other one! Too bad I don't have more than 2 phones and their numbers to with!!!


Doris Leman 4 years ago

Katherine is awesome -- such an elegant lady, beautiful dancer, gracious and kind. A wonderful role model for younger women and girls.


ana ferro 4 years ago

william is an awsome dancer!


Frank 4 years ago

The voting system is horrible. Derek and Maria had highest scores and got kicked off, so the highest scores lose. There is no competition sport in the world that the highest scores get to be the losers! What incentive is there to be the top scorer? Katherine Jenkins and Mark scored highest and yet lost, what the hell is wrong with DWTS system? No wonder the ratings are so low! The ratings will tank soon if this keeps up. Imagine being in a tennis pro game and getting highest score and you LOSE, or a football game and go into overtime to break a tie and you get another touchdown and LOSE. What the hell are they doing? The big wheels at ABC need to get their heads examined, they are really fools!!!! They are going to lose the goose that laid the golden egg. Ratings will evaporate with their scoring!


Geri 4 years ago

I think something has tobe done about the scoring. Like the article above states. the public should not have so much input in the voting. Let the judges do it. Katherin or Maria should have won. I watch to the end to see if one of the best wins then they lose.


Linda 4 years ago

I want to vote for my star but it is so hard. Why is it so har for older peop0le?


barbara 4 years ago

This is suppose to be an all star show!Bristol Palin is not all star material.She needs to be off so the show isn't embarrassed anymore,


linda reilly 4 years ago

I am frustrated with not being able to use your phone to call into vote after 30/60 minutes of the end of the show. You can use computers to the next day to vote, but not you phone. I wish someone would tell me why this rule is in place and who decided such a mind-numbing rule.


rlr 4 years ago

I think Kirstie Allie was the worst dancer on the show. Horrible. Time for her to go.


Beverly 4 years ago

I agree with rlr, Kirstie Allie IS the worst dancer of all the shows. I cannot believe Sabrina & Louie were voted off on oct. 30th instead of kirstie Allie. She cannot do anything that requires her partner to do LIFTS, and we all know why.

She dances like a cow!!! This elimination tonight proves that this show is fixed and our votes don't really count.


C.A.M. 4 years ago

That old goal Lenny shouldn't be judging a garbage pick up contest. He's truly a sickening man.


Ruthie 4 years ago

Kelly and Val... all the way!


ida 3 years ago

I vote every week. Tonight my password was not accepted. I asked for my password, I was given a temporary password. I entered it and it was not accepted. This prevented me from voting for Kellie and Derek. I am very disappointed.


Katie 3 years ago

You I love u Kelly !!!


jack cox 3 years ago

iam a 70 year old man I love to dance . Lost my lovley wife one year ago.That free stil dance kelly pickler did brought teer in my Eyes I it was amanzing .

Thank you Kelly. J. Cox


Linda Pizzi 2 years ago

We look forward to another entertaining night of Dancing With The Stars.


angela 2 years ago

i luv daning with the stars. nene can move. i am please with this year competition. i am trying to vote


Faith 2 years ago

That was a REALLY good dance!!!


Marlene 8 months ago

Busy signal did not stop. March 2016. Hope doesn't happen tonight.

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