"Dancing with the Stars" season 17 continued Sept. 23 on ABC with a night devoted to sultry, spicy Latin dance styles including the paso doble, salsa, rumba and jive. After the dancing dust settled and "High School Musical" alum Corbin Bleu staked his claim to the top of the week two leader board, co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet revealed the surprising results of the season's very first public vote.
After declaring most of the couples safe to dance again, comedian Bill Engvall and his pro partner Emma Slater joined NFL star Keyshawn Johnson and popular coach Sharna Burgess in what may or may not have been the actual bottom two, based on two weeks of scores from judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli and the week one public "DWTS" vote.
Following a dramatic pause, Johnson and Burgess became the first couple eliminated from the new season of the long-running reality dance competition. Their elimination came on the heels of a week two "Get Up Offa That Thing" samba that prompted Inaba to call Johnson "rough around the edges." The routine earned the duo just 18 points, one better than leader board bottom dwellers Bill Nye and Tyne Stecklein.
Contestants still alive in the quest for the mirror ball trophy include Engvall, Nye, Bleu, Valerie Harper, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, Amber Riley, Brant Daugherty, Jack Osbourne, Leah Remini, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Christina Milian.
"Dancing with the Stars" season 17 returns to ABC on Sept. 30 with week three of the new edition.