Christina Milian and Mark Ballas' elimination on last night's Dancing With the Stars results show was one of the most shocking in the show's 17 seasons.
They had had excellent reasons to believe they were safe, having just received the first 10 of the season for their cha-cha and an overall score of 28.
That was good enough for a tie for first - not last, but first - but fan votes were so far out of line with the scores that the two were ousted at night's end.
Ballas didn’t do the press line after getting booted from the ballroom, but Milian spoke to the media after the live broadcast about her surprise expulsion:
“I was shocked, for sure. I’m not saying it should have been anybody else, but to be honest, after having a great performance you feel a bit more confident.”
Maybe last week's brouhaha between Julianne Hough and Mark Ballas, in which she said he outshines his partners, played a role in the results?
“Who knows?” Milian said, unwilling to go there. “I don’t want to blame it on her, (but) she is very present. She has a presence and is very likable.”
Hough's presence was certainly left. Milian's cha-cha kicked off with a series of solo moves that, it turns out, were a direct response to her remark.
“Yes, that was on purpose, absolutely,” Milian said. “Mark said, ‘Okay, if she thinks I overshadow you, we’re going to have a whole intro with you dancing.’"
Christina Milian is now focused on her gratitude to her partner, regardless.
“I told him he did such a great job and (our being voted off) has nothing to do with (him)," she said. "I wish I could be here longer, but I have no regrets.”
What do you think: Did Christina Milian deserve to go?