‘Tiger King’ star Carole Baskin eliminated on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

‘Tiger King’ star Carole Baskin performed her finale feline themed dance on ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ Monday night. It was Disney Night on the show, and Baskin chose to dance to ‘The Lion King’ hit “Circle of Life.” Decked out in heavy makeup and lion costumes, Baskin and her partner Pasha Kovalev looked the part but unfortunately didn’t dance the part. The performance fell flat and the judges struggled to find positive things to say. “I'm stunned,” said judge Bruno Tonioli. “I actually have never, ever seen a samba like this one. I don't know where to begin.” He then compared her ability to move to that of the Brooklyn bridge. Her final combined score of 12 from the judges was the lowest of the season, and ultimately she was eliminated.

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The Circle of Life, and it moves us all through despair and hope, through faith and love.

KYLIE MAR: It was a "Tiger King" and "Lion King" crossover during Disney night on "Dancing With the Stars," as contestant, Carole Baskin's "Circle of Life" performance left the judges stunned.

BRUNO TONIOLI: I am stunned. I actually have never, ever seen a samba like this one.


I don't know where to begin. But, I mean, if you would dance with the Brooklyn Bridge, you could get more bounce, you know.

KYLIE MAR: Unfortunately, for Carole, the judges struggled to find something positive to say about her performance. And the viewers at home were more than happy to see that reflected in their scores.


- Derek Hough.


- Bruno Tonioli.

BRUNO TONIOLI: Oh, dear, get ready, three. [GROWLING]

KYLIE MAR: With low scores from judges and lacking votes from viewers, Carole ended up being eliminated, which fans were super happy about. And while we're not sure who will miss her feline-themed dances, there is one person who is happy she's finally coming home.

CAROLE BASKIN: My husband is going to be so happy I'm coming home.