Dancing with the Stars: Tony Dovolani and Chynna Phillips were eliminated on week four of DWTS

dminty@ledger-enquirer.comOctober 11, 2011 

Tony Dovolani and Chynna Phillips, singer from Wilson Phillips and wife of Billy Baldwin, were eliminated on the week four episode of "Dancing with the Stars." They received the lowest combined score of judges' points and viewers' votes. Chynna spaced out at the end of her routine on Monday's show and while Tony talked her through the final moves, she couldn't get back in step with the dance.

Parting thoughts from Chynna: "I'm disappointed. I'm sad but I have to take responsibility. I, I messed up and, you know, I have an amazing partner. I love you, Tony. You're amazing... He's been there for me 100 percent the entire way... Thank you everyone who voted for me."

Tony's comments to what he thought when he realized Chynna was lost mid-dance: "Well the first thing that crossed my mind is to try to take care of her because I saw the frightened look in her face and I just wanted to calm her down. Tell her it was OK. It's a live show. You know, things happen. Blackouts have happened to all of us ... She finished the routine. She kind of listened to me, which was cool."

Chynna and Tony received 21 points from the judges. The couple who scored the fewest judges' points on Monday's performance show -- Anna Trebunskaya and fashion guru Carson Kressley (20 points) will continue to week five as will Lacey Schwimmer and transgender activist Chaz Bono along with Tristan MacManus and courtroom talk show host Nancy Grace, who each earned 21 points.

Previously eliminated: Mark Ballas and actress of ''The Hills'' Kristin Cavallari were eliminated on week three. Professional dancer Val Chmerkovskiy and Elisabetta Canalis, model/Italian actress and former sweetheart of George Clooney, were sent home on week two. NBA player Ron Artest and partner Peta Murgatroyd, a DWTS newbie, left on week one.

Recap of week four

Memorable music from the big screen was featured on the week-four episode of "Dancing with the Stars." Derek Hough and Ricki Lake, talk show host and producer, earned the highest score of the night with 29 points for their tango to "Psycho." They got the first 10s of the season.

The lowest scoring couple was Anna Trebunskaya and Carson Kressley, fashion guru who appeared on the Bravo show "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy​." The received 20 points. Scoring just one point higher were Lacey Schwimmer and Chaz Bono, transgender activist, with 21 points.

Week-four dances:

Individual judges' scores are listed next to their names. Thirty total points are possible for each pair. The dancer's name is listed first and the celebrity's name is listed second.

Tony Dovolani and Chynna Phillips, singer from Wilson Phillips and wife of Billy Baldwin, earned 21 points for their tango to the theme from "Mission Impossible." She got lost in the dance. She kept dancing but she was a bit behind the beat. After the routine, she apologized to Tony. He told her "You did not stop. To me that's more than anything." Tony said everyone blanks out sometimes and "she handled it great."

Len, 7: "It all went up the Swanee River... A lot of mistakes."

Bruno, 7: "Don't worry. Because you were slash-and-burn hot but you lost the plot."

Carrie Ann, 7: "You lost your place but you didn't lose your composure."

Kym Johnson and David Arquette, actor and writer, earned 23 points for their paso doble to "Indiana Jones."

Bruno, 8: "I love the way you crack your whip... Tight muscles and tight pants... Watch your turns."

Carrie Ann, 8: "David saves the day... There's like a new strength... I loved every minute of it."

Len, 7: "I like the entry in and I liked your attitude... After that it was all 'Temple of the Doom'."

After Len's comments the judges started to argue. "I never saw the tight buttocks," Len said. "I saw it," Carrie Ann shouted as Bruno hopped up and showed his own buttocks.

Anna Trebunskaya and Carson Kressley, fashion guru who appeared on the Bravo show "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy​," received 20 points for their Viennese Waltz to "Black Pearl" from 'Pirates of the Caribbean."

Carrie Ann, 7: "I'm addicted to your performances... but I watch the technique and I'm like ack."

Len, 6: "Like childbirth. Terrible when it's happening and glad when it's over... But it was great fun."

Bruno, 7: "You lost the steps quite a few times... Who cares... It was fun."

Tristan MacManus and Nancy Grace, courtroom talk show host, earned 21 points for their paso doble.

Len, 7: "Well your dancing is competent but I can't get excited about it because it's not exciting."

Bruno, 7: "You've got to become a ball breaker out there."

Carrie Ann, 7: "You need to connect more to the audience... Great job."

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Hope Solo, Women's World Cup and Olympic soccer team goalkeeper, earned 24 points for their fox trot to "You've Got A Friend in Me" from "Toy Story."

Bruno, 8: "That was so lovely. Jessie and Woody back together... I loved it."

Carrie Ann, 8: "It made me smile the whole way through... It was so refreshing to see you out there having fun."

Len, 8: "You could go all the way in this competition... You are a great dancer. You are a great soccer player... The more you polish in the rehearsal room the more you'll shine on this floor." He seemed to be hinting to Maks that he wasn't spending enough time in the rehearsal room with Hope.

Cheryl Burke and Rob Kardashian, reality star and little brother of Kim Kardashian, earned 24 points for their paso doble to "Superman."

Carrie Ann, 8: "I like the way you move. You're very steady. You're very strong."

Len, 8: "I didn't mind it... I would have liked a bit more drama."

Bruno, 8: "You do have musicality. You move well... You have to become more assertive."

Derek Hough and Ricki Lake, talk show host and producer, earned 29 points for their tango to "Psycho." They received the first 10s of the season for their dramatic interpretation of the classic horror flick.

Len, 9: "Top of the leader board, I think so."

Bruno, 10: "Worthy of three sequels."

Carrie Ann, 10: "Pretty simple. Brilliance in the ballroom."

Lacey Schwimmer and Chaz Bono, transgender child of Sonny and Cher and author, speaker and activist, earned 21 points for their paso doble to "Rocky." Cher was in the audience. She looked very proud of Chaz.

Bruno, 7: "Chaz, in the true spirit of Rocky no matter how many knocks you take you keep coming back. You keep fighting. You keep getting stronger."

Carrie Ann, 7: "I'm trying to figure out why I'm crying... Somehow you get under my skin and you make me root for you... You have magic."

Len, 7: "Like Rocky you're getting stronger... Listen, it wasn't exactly a knock-out performance but it was your best dance to date."

Karina Smirnoff and J.R. Martinez, a war hero who suffered severe burns and facial injuries from a battle in Iraq and "All My Children" star, earned 26 points for their foxtrot to "Pink Panther."

Carrie Ann, 8: "I thought it was OK... This performance fell a little flat... The humor didn't quite make it."

Len, 9: "This was the best male dance of the night... This is fabulous."

Bruno, 9: "It was subtle humor... You're great."

Hosts are Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke.

Eliminated week three:

Mark Ballas and actress of ''The Hills'' Kristin Cavallari were eliminated on week three of ''Dancing with the Stars.'' They earned the lowest combined score of judges' points and viewers' votes. The audience seemed as shocked as the contestants who earned a respectable middle-of-the-pack score of 24 judges' points on Monday's show.

Eliminated week two:

Professional dancer Val Chmerkovskiy and Elisabetta Canalis, model/Italian actress and former sweetheart of George Clooney, were eliminated on week two of "Dancing with the Stars."

"It was a great adventure... I want to thank everybody... It was a great experience," Elisabetta said.

"I'm very proud of her. (turning to Elisabetta) I'm sorry I wish I did better for you. I'm really lucky to be here. I appreciate the opportunity," Val said. Elisabetta shook her head and said "no, no" when Val apologized. This was Val's first season on DWTS. He is the brother of popular DWTS dancer and often-shirtless bad boy Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Eliminated week one:

NBA player Ron Artest and partner Peta Murgatroyd, a DWTS newbie, were eliminated on the first week of "Dancing with the Stars." They had the fewest judges' points with 14 out of 30 on last night's competition show and not enough viewers' votes to continue.

"I had a great time. Awesome," Ron said. He said working with Peta was wonderful and he led the entire crowd in applauding his partner.

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