'DWTS' : Who Was Finally Eliminated on Monday's Show?

Another celeb was sent home from ABC's hit reality dancing competition Monday night

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It was a Dynamic Duos theme under the mirror ball on Dancing with the Stars Monday but the night’s Tarzan – better known as Michael Waltrip – couldn t swing enough votes to keep him and his Jane inside the fringe jungle.

The racecar driver became the latest celebrity to leave the ABC show.

“It was a chance to do something that was more emotional than it was physical, to get to experience the wonderful cast, to get to know Emma’s heart and who she is as a person,” Waltrip told host Tom Bergeron. “I’m happy I got to be here and sad I have to go.”

“I’m so emotional,” added his pro Emma Slater. “He’s made me a better person. You meet these people and he has a big heart. I’ll be a better person for the rest of my life.”

Here’s how the rest of the duos kicked up their heels:

Waltrip and Slater. The racecar driver barely channeled Tarzan in his low-energy foxtrot. “Is that a loincloth or a tea towel?” asked judge Bruno Tonioli of Waltrip’s very modest costume. “You lost your footing and you nearly fell on your butt.” Score: 25 out of 40

Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev. As Bonnie, the actress was perfectly in sync with her Clyde in their jazz dance that (mostly) impressed the panel. “It was a staccato tango-y feel,” said judge Len Goodman. “It’s Faye Dance-Away!” added Tonioli. Score: 32

Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy. The actress performed a gorgeous interpretation of Juliet with Chmerkovskiy as her Romeo in a contemporary number that ruled the night. “Extremely ambitious, but gorgeous in every way,” said Tonioli. “That was your finest choreography, Val,” said judge Carrie Ann Inaba. Score: 40

Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd. The original stoner played Johnny Cash in an unimpressive paso doble. “You’re like a hot dog, you’re tasty but you’re never sure about the content,” said Goodman. Score: 26

Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas. As Adam and Eve, the duo performed a contemporary number that was a testament to Ballas’s mad skills as a choreographer. “I absolutely loved it. There was a maturity we haven’t seen from you,” said judge Julianne Hough to the Duck Dynasty star. Score: 38

Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson. Carlton’s alter ego zip-lined onto the dance floor and performed a perfect cha-cha as Batman to Carson’s Robin. “Alfonso rocks Gotham City!” Tonioli yelled. “There is something so right, watching you be Batman!” said Inaba. Score: 38

Bethany Mota and Derek Hough. Lucy and Ricky kept the salsa rocking in the Ricardo kitchen. “You go from high drama [last week] to [high camp] this week and make it so convincing,” Tonioli said. “That was a phenomenal performance,” said Inaba. Score: 37


Ribeiro and Carson versus Thompson and Chigvintsev. Thompson has some great gams but they just couldn’t outstep Ribeiro in the jive. “There was barely a hair between you,” said Tonioli. “You two killed it,” Inaba said to Ribeiro and Carson. Win: Ribeiro and Carson

Robertson and Ballas versus Mota and Hough. The YouTube star squeaked out a better cha-cha, even though both were “ahead of the beat,” claimed judge Hough. “It was like the clash of the titans and the titans tightened up a bit,” said Tonioli. Score: It’s a tie so win goes to Mota and Hough, thanks to Goodman’s vote as lead judge.

Chong and Murgatroyd versus Waltrip and Slater. Chong was nursing an injured calf muscle and Waltrip was, well, just being his normal stiff self. “One of you captured the essence of the dance, while the other one gave more steps,” said Inaba. “There was one endearing and charming and the other was uncomfortable,” said Hough. Win: Chong and Murgatroyd

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