Was there ANYONE so clueless that they thought Bristol might win?
In the end, everyone was gracious (OK, they DIDN'T ask Brandi about HER feelings), and seemed to be content with the final verdict.
I really do think that Bristol's partner, Mark, earned a special reward. He was the only professional dancer that had a TOTAL NEWBIE, and made her look adequate each week, some weeks better than that. That takes a LOT of skill. And he didn't exploit her, nor make her look foolish.
He was a gentleman. That's rare these days.
One last note - I noticed the contrast between Brandi and Bristol in a picture last week, when Brandi was eliminated.
This photo says it all:
Notice how Brandi and her partner look out to the audience while waiting for the verdict.
Notice that both Bristol and her partner have their heads bowed, eyes closed, in the prayer position.