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'Dancing With the Stars' Shoe Mishap Eliminates Patti LaBelle

By    |   Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 11:16 AM

R&B Diva Patti LaBelle couldn't overcome a shoe mishap on "Dancing With the Stars" on Monday and was eliminated, as happened with Suzanne Somers last week. The show has now ended the runs of its two oldest women competitors in consecutive weeks.

LaBelle, 70, and her professional dance partner Artem Chigvintsev were performing a quickstep to the music "Heat Wave" by Martha and the Vandellas when LaBelle tried to kick off both her shoes but only one came off, according to the Wall Street Journal.

"Patti LaBelle rocked a beachy quickstep in which she kicked off her shoe and spent the rest of dance with one shoe on and one shoe off! Not easy," wrote USA Today's Ann Oldenburg. "But she was a trouper, smiling through it all. 'Girl I don't know what happened,' Patti told co-host Erin Andrews."

LaBelle and Chivintsev received a 68 score from the judges but it was not enough to keep them in the competition at the end of the show.

"(I was) honored to be here as long as I've been," said LaBelle. "I've learned so much about me. I learned I can take direction. I learned a few steps, and I made a great friend in Artem. … I'm happy."

Somers, 68, and her professional dance partner Tony Dovolani were eliminated the week before. The heel of Somers' show caught in the hem of her dress during their routine.

Somers said on the Dr. Oz show in an episode that aired Tuesday that she performed on the reality dance competition to show that if women take care of their bodies, they can be active at any age, especially after overcoming breast cancer 15 years ago like she did.

"I will miss hanging out with Tony and our little family that met daily for four hours over the past six to seven weeks to rehearse," said Somers. "We laughed a lot, had a moment or two of drama, and we did some great work."

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R&B Diva Patti LaBelle couldn't overcome a shoe mishap on "Dancing With the Stars" on Monday and was eliminated, as happened with Suzanne Somers last week. The show has now ended the runs of its two oldest women competitors in consecutive weeks.
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