Bristol Palin on 'DWTS' Success: 'It's Not a Tea Party Thing'

Political daughter Bristol Palin has made it to the "Dancing with the Stars" finale -- leaving many viewers to wonder if she got this far because of her mother Sarah Palin's fame.

"I know it's not a Tea Party thing," the single mom told "Extra." "I know Americans are relating to me. I'm working my butt off and I think they see that."

Bristol's partner, Mark Ballas, added, "I think Bristol is the one true person that's never had any experience as a performer."

Fans were surprised Tuesday night when the season's frontrunners Brandy and partner Maks Chmerkovskiy were eliminated before finals, after receiving perfect 10s. "I was very shocked," said Brandy.

Tune-in to "DWTS" next week to find out who's going to win the mirror ball trophy!