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Sep 21, 2010 1:13 pm US/Eastern
Bristol Palin Not So Modest For 'Dancing' Debut
Bristol Palin said that she would be the most modestly dressed contestant on the season premiere of "Dancing With the Stars," but she had a surprise for viewers Monday night.
The daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin started her routine wearing an outfit that covered most of her body but soon ripped it off to reveal a short, fringed red dress. The judges said she had good hip action and footwork but that she needs to loosen up.
Her famous mother was supposed to be in the audience, but she did not appear to be present. Bristol Palin said that she hoped not to embarrass her mother. She received 18 of 30 points from the judges.
The most points went to "Dirty Dancing" star Jennifer Grey.
The actress and her professional partner, Derek Hough, performed a Viennese waltz that earned 24 points out of 30 and moved judge Carrie Ann Inaba to tears. Singer Brandy and Disney Channel star Kyle Massey tied for second place with 23 points.
Comedian Margaret Cho, reality star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and actor-singer David Hasselhoff tied for last place with 15 points each.
Judges' scores are combined with viewer votes to determine which celebrity is eliminated each week. The first contestant of the new season will be dismissed during Tuesday's show.
Other contestants in the hit ABC show's 11th season are actress Florence Henderson; athletes Rick Fox and Kurt Warner; reality star Audrina Patridge; and singer Michael Bolton.
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