And then there were three!
Dancing with the Stars said goodbye to one of its final four on Monday’s live show.
Upon entering finals week, audiences watched Calvin Johnson and Lindsay Arnold, Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko, Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy, and James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess battle it out on the dance floor — twice! — for a shot at earning one of three spots on Tuesday’s live finale show, but one couple was unable to progress.
Despite scoring a 35/40 for their tango and a 36/40 for their contemporary dance, Kramer and Savchenko didn’t have enough votes combined with their points to progress them to the dance floor for one last attempt at the coveted Mirrorball trophy.
“This has been amazing,” Kramer, 32, said after being eliminated on the ABC dancing reality competition series. “Those people up there so deserve to be there. They’re absolutely amazing. It was our time. He’s been the most incredible partner.”
The mother of one continued, “I’ve learned so much about myself, and what I could do and how strong I can really be and he’s given me all that,” and said with tears in her eyes, “It’s so much fun, so much fun.”
On Tuesday, viewers will watch the three professional athletes — Hernandez, 16, Hinchcliffe, 29, and Johnson, 31 — duel it out one last time in hopes of being crowned the season 23 champion alongside their pro partner. And if the live finale is anything like Monday evening’s show, it’s guaranteed to be a competitive night!
Dancing with the Stars‘ season 23 finale airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.