September 25, 2012 7:11pm PT by Michael O'Connell
'Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars' Sends Home a Low Scorer
Ouch. If going home first during a regular season stings, the elimination of Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars must really smart.
The competition named the first of 12 couples that won't win the ultimate mirrorball in November, and it was not pretty.
A meandering two-hour results show -- Justin Bieber! Pitbull! a smoke-machine robot! -- left Pamela Anderson, Drew Lachey and Bristol Palin in the bottom three.
Palin and partner Mark Ballas, despite their low scores the night before, were the first to get the stay of execution. It's something they got used to finding themselves on the red staircase so many times during their season.
Lachey, a former champ, seemed an unlike choice against the low-scoring Anderson. And he predictably got the green light to week two.
That means Anderson, one of the earliest eliminees in season ten, and partner Tristan MacManus reached the end of their road just 24 hours into the All-Stars season.
She was naturally disappointed, but given their ranking at the bottom of the leaderboard, it's hard to argue with the results.