But in weeks passed, Palin has held on during elimination rounds, while watching a higher-scoring dancing duo pack their bags.
Did Palin, who scored a 57 on Monday, finally get the boot on Tuesday night's elimination episode? Or did viewers see other low-scored dancer Kyle Massey, who scored a 59, hang up his dancing shoes?
It's another surprise elimination: Rick Fox and partner Cheryl Burke, who scored higher than Palin and Ballas, are leaving the ballroom. This follows last week's shocking departure of Audrina Patridge.
Fox left with grace.
"It's been amazing. It's been a transformational journey for my relationship with my girlfriend and with my daughters," says the former Lakers star who is dating Eliza Dushku.