One week after scoring a perfect 30, Maria Menounos and Derek Hough made a surprising appearance in second-to-last place. Meanwhile, Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower – who danced for their lives last week – climbed to second. But with only six points separating William Levy and Cheryl Burke in first place and Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy in last, it’s really anyone’s game.
At the end of Tuesday night’s double elimination episode, which two couples were sent packing and which four will go on to next week’s semi-finals? Read on to find out …
Roshon and Chelsie were the first couple to be eliminated.
“I’m definitely very happy that I can add ballroom dancing to my super-duper dance moves,” Roshon told co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet.
“I’m so proud of you,” his partner Chelsie said. “He was such a joy to work with and came to work everyday willing to work and with such a great attitude … I’m happy to end it on a high note and I’m happy I had you as my partner.”
The second couple eliminated on Tuesday were Melissa and Maks.
“I can’t even describe what a learning and growing experience it’s been. It’s been a real blessing and a joy,” said the actress, who turned 48 on Tuesday.
“I’m amazed that I even made it this far, and the things that I was able to do and the things that were able to overcome to have been here on this day, does make it a really incredible birthday,” she added.
Of her partner, Gilbert said, “Maks has been amazing, an incredible teacher, an incredible friend.”