Instead, Palin left the politics of defeat to her partner, Mark Ballas.
"I just think it's a lot right now. Bristol's never been eliminated. We made the final last time, so it's emotional," Ballas said. "We did the best that we could and at least we went out on a routine where the judges said it was the best one so far rather than, 'You could have done it better.'"
Ballas said that after the show, after Kirstie Alley was spared, Palin left it all behind.
"We hugged and told each other we loved each other and that we had fun, and she said, 'At least it was fun. I had a good time,'" Ballas said.
Ballas said he wishes they were still in the competition, but he's not surprised they're not.
"When I saw the bottom - the three left standing - yeah, I had a feeling," he said, "100 percent."
Season 9 champion Donny Osmond returned to the ballroom to sing, but not with his sister, Marie, instead with Susan Boyle.
"When she told me she used to listen to my albums as a 13-year-old girl and sing along with me, and she said, 'Some day, wouldn't it be cool to sing with Donny Osmond?' And it happened," Osmond said.
Will something else happen when it comes to Boyle and the "Dancing With The Stars" stage? Will she be a future contestant?
"I don't know about that," Boyle said with a laugh.
Next week, it's a double dose of dancing for the remaining eight couples. They will each do a guilty pleasures number, along with a team dance divided into two separate teams.See photos of Tuesday's result show in Week 4 of "Dancing With The Stars: All Stars"