DWTS – Tavis Smiley 1st Contestant in Fifties Voted Off Season 19
Tavis Smiley, American talk show host and political commentator was the first of the four fabulous fifties candidates to be eliminated on Dancing With The Stars, Season 19. Tavis whose book tour took priority over dance rehearsals, did not impress the judges with his rendition of a Cha-Cha. Not only was his fancy footwork weak, but in the pre-taping of rehearsals he revealed, that he didn’t have time for rehearsals.
This may have been the deciding factor for the voting public because Tavis appeared angry that he could not get the steps and told his dance partner to make the routine easier. As Tavis was voted off, he had many excuses as to why he was being voted off, but it may have just been his lack of commitment to do the work. Tavis turned 50 on September 13th, and he joked that coming on DWTS was one last silly thing for him before turning 50.