Bristol Palin, the daughter of Republican politician Sarah Palin and contestant on the current series of 'Dancing With The Stars', says she is physically exhausted after trying to juggle her preparations for the show with being a mother.
When asked how she copes with competing in the dance competition alongside looking after her child, the 19-year-old told entertainment news site 'Extra', "Physically, it's exhausting. But I'm making it work". After a confident start to the hit ABC show, Palin and her partner Mark Ballas found themselves in the bottom two last week, however, last night (11th October 2010) they performed much better. Taking to the stage for a rumba, the couple's performance was intimate and physical and they were rewarded with a score of 32. The latest installment of the show debuted a new scoring system with judges now marking in two separate categories, technique, and the dance itself.
However, Palin's return to form was overshadowed by Jennifer Grey, who wowed the judges and audiences alike with her Argentine waltz. The performance earned her and partner Derek Hough the first perfect ten of the series, with the couple being given an overall score of 56 out of 60.