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Find out who was eliminated in Tuesday's DWTS

By Patrick Gomez
Updated September 21, 2015 11:30 PM
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Sharna Burgess and Nick Carter

Dancing with the Stars has sent home another couple.

Following Monday’s episode, which eliminated Chaka Khan and pro Keo Motsepe, a second couple hit the road Tuesday night.

Warning: Spoilers ahead for Tuesday’s episode of DWTS.

Victor Espinoza and pro Karina Smirnoff put plenty of personality into their performances, but it wasn’t enough to top Gary Busey Anna Trebunskaya, who also found themselves facing elimination.


“I had an amazing time, especially tonight,” Espinoza said in the final moments of the show. “I wanted to dance for Karina and everyone else with all my heart. Yesterday was a little off, because those pants were so tight.”

Afterwar the broadcast, he revealed what he would miss the most: “Karina yelling at me.”

“We laughed and we had fun and I’m going to miss that a lot,” he told PEOPLE. “There are so many things I never would’ve learned had I not come on this show and I have Karina to thank for that.”

Read on for more highlights from the episode, which celebrated the hometowns of the pros. (And check out what Bindi Irwin had to say about pro Derek Hough here.)

Nick Delivers Sweet Message to Sharna Burgess

Nick Carter lent support to pro Sharna Burgess, who in a prerecorded segment teared up as she spoke about her family’s health issues.

Burgess said her mother has traveled from Australia to watch her perform on DWTS, but that’s not the case for her father and grandmother.

“Unfortunately my dad and my nan can’t,” she said. “They are both on dialysis with kidney failure. I wish so much that they could just be here.”

Carter vowed to help her make her family proud.

“I know there’s a lot of stuff going on back home with your family and everything, and I want you to know, we’re not going home this week,” said Carter.

The Backstreet Boys crooner kept his promise, and the pair earned the second-highest score of the night with 24 out of 30.

Witney Brings the Cute Factor

Witney Carson told a story of how she first watched DWTS when she was just 11. She showed off a picture of her childhood friends Lindsay Arnold and Jenna Johnson in Utah, with whom she’d watch the show.

The idea of getting on DWTS “was kind of this dream,” for the girls, Carson said.

Unfortunately, her star Carlos PenaVega didn’t impress the judges as much as he did last night. He still managed to earn 21 out of 30 for the evening.

“He put his heart out there. I’m so proud of you,” Carson said as she embraced him.

Backstage, PenaVega said he loved getting to learn more about the pros for this episode.

“We get to learn about our partners, but America doesn’t get to know those type of things,” he told PEOPLE.

PenaVega said his partner’s story shows dreams come true.

“A lot of people have big dreams, and if it came true for them, it can come true for anyone out there,” he said.

For more from PenaVega, check out the exclusive PEOPLE blog from him and his wife Alexa PenaVega

Gary Isn’t Happy with the Scores

Gary Busey put a lot of work into his Russia-inspired performance with Anna Trebunskaya (AKA From Russia with Love), but it didn’t quite pay off, as the judges gave him straight fives.

“The fives are going to go up,” Busey said afterwards. “If that’s as far as they can count, God bless them.”

That left co-host Erin Andrews speechless for a moment, before asking, “What am I supposed to do? ”

Allison’s Daughter Gives Moral Support

Bruno Tonioli caused an argument among the judges when he claimed Andy Grammer didn’t properly lift Allison Holker.

But the big star of the segment was Hoker’s daughter Weslie, who joined her to receive the scores (23 out of 30). She even made a goofy face for the camera. Could she have a future in the entertainment industry, like mom?

Holker told PEOPLE she was humbled that the pros got to share their stories on this episode.

“It might be the only one, so it was a great moment to show who we are. Share your favorite moments from the night in the comments.

Dancing with the Stars returns Monday at 8 p.m. ET, with season 19 champion Alfonso Ribeiro returning to the show as a guest judge.