ABC/Eric McCandlessLegendary Supremes singer Mary Wilson was eliminated from ABC’s Dancing with the Stars Monday night after ending up in the bottom two with former NFL star Ray Lewis — but she tells ABC Audio that the decision “made a lot of sense” to her.
Thanks to a new rule, the judges can now “save” one of the bottom two couples. Last night, after judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli couldn’t agree, head judge Len Goodman made the call. Though he said his “heart” told him to keep Wilson, his “head” told him to keep Lewis — and Wilson says was O.K. with that.
“Everyone on the show was really excellent yesterday,” she explains. “And so…being a very authentic kind of person, [Len] wanted to do the right thing for the dancing. And to me, that made a lot of sense.”
“You know, obviously…it didn’t feel good that I had to leave, but it still made a lot of sense. So I was quite fine,” she adds.
Earlier in the show, Wilson had danced a cha-cha-cha, and provided a hilarious moment when Len told her to straighten her legs. She clapped her hand over her mouth in shock, because she thought he said something else.
“It was very difficult to really hear what the judges were saying because it was a lot of noise around the place, a lot of excitement,” Wilson explains. “So I didn’t really hear him. I thought he said, ‘Spread your legs!'”
She laughs, “I’m like, ‘Well why would he say that? My mom always said ‘Keep your knees together!'”
While Mary kicked off the season by dancing to “Baby Love,” she says if she’d continued on the show, there wouldn’t have been any more Supremes hits.
“I think one was enough, really!” she laughs.
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