"First of all, I just want to say it's confusing for me at this point why these are the bottom two," Inaba said. "I'm a little confused and a little irritated."
Week 8 of "Dancing with the Stars" brought viewers a very confusing bottom two and ultimately, an upsetting elimination.
Fan-favorite pair, Ally Brooke and her pro dancer Sasha Farber, who scored a perfect 30 for their sizzling paso doble routine, and "The Office" star Kate Flannery and her partner Pasha Pashkov faced elimination. The latter were sent home as the judges saved Brooke and Farber.
However, wrapping up Monday's episode, controversial contestant Sean Spicer is still in the game, despite receiving the lowest scores for his jazz routine with Jenna Johnson, who filled in for Spicer's partner, Lindsay Arnold.
While Spicer only scored a 20/30 during his individual dance portion of the evening, Flannery received a 24/30 for her jive. Later that night, Flannery and Pashov faced off against Spicer and Johnson in the dance-off round.
The judges expressed their frustration over the pairs facing elimination.
"First of all, I just want to say it's confusing for me at this point why these are the bottom two," Inaba admitted. "I'm a little confused and a little irritated."
"Again, I'm in the same position as Carrie Ann," Tonoli added. "You know, I have to do my job. You shouldn't be here."
As previously mentioned, the judges ultimately saved Brooke and Farber, which sadly meant it was Flannery and Pashov who went home.
Inaba later opened up about her feelings on President Donald Trump's former press secretary still being in the competition, despite having the lowest scores four weeks in a row.
"My reaction to Sean being saved, it's frustrating," she told Us Weekly after the show. "There are really great dancers being sent home, but that is part of our show. It's always been the audience and the judges' perspective. So I'm not -- I can't be mad at it, but it's frustrating."
"We want the people to be involved, and this is the way they are voting," she explained. "It's hard because sometimes I hear the feedback from the people. 'Hey, why aren't the best dancers staying in?' Well, that's up to you guys. I'm doing my job, right? And people need to vote. So, I just hope that those who are frustrated with this happening as well vote as passionately as the people who support Sean."
"Dancing With the Stars" airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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