Partner: Mark Ballas "Star" cred: Daughter of Sarah Palin, reality TV show participant Original season finish: Season 11, 3rd Wow. I'd forgotten how really weak Season 11 was in terms of good dancing. Don't believe me? Let me say some names to you: Kurt Warner (Mr. Pancake Hands). Rick Fox. David Hasselhoff. Michael Bolton. Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino. Is it any wonder Bristol managed to hang on 'til third place? Never forget: This is a woman whose OWN PARTNER had her dance in a gorilla suit one week. The same partner she'll have this season, incidentally.