On the evening after their best performance, boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and partner Anna Trebunskaya were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars." The couple received the lowest combined score of judges' points and viewers' votes.
When he was eliminated, Sugar Ray said: "That's life and I put up a good fight, and I'll cherish this moment. Great friends. Great people. Great show."
Host Tom Bergeron said when he was talking to head judge Len Goodman at the commercial break, Len referred to Sugar Ray as "the heart of the show this season."
Sugar Ray seemed pleased with the compliment. "I love the spirit of the show. I love the people of this show, and I love what the show means and represents and stands for... I will cherish this."
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Anna was in good spirits."We just had so much fun... and it was amazing that he went to ballet. A boxer became a ballet dancer."
Anna and Sugar Ray earned their highest judges' score (21 out of 30 points) on Monday's week-four performance show. They received three points more than last-place finishers reality star Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett and Louis van Amstel. Sugar Ray and Anna had consistently been at the bottom of the leader board this season.
Continuing to week five:
Judges' point leaders Disney star Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas
Supermodel Petra Nemcova and Dmitry Chaplin
Low-scoring former playmate Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett and Louis van Amstel
Actress Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
WWE star Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke, who tied for fourth with 23 points.
Singer Romeo and Chelsie Hightower, who tied for fourth with 23 points.
Actor Ralph Macchio and partner Karina Smirnoff tied for second place on the judges' leader board earning 25 points.
NFL star Hines Ward and Kym Johnson, also earned 25 points from the judges.
Here's a recap of last night's performances:
It was "classical" week on the fourth performance episode of "Dancing with the Stars," which meant celebrities and their professional dance partners performed with a live orchestra to lyric-free music. To add confusion, they didn't begin until 20 seconds into the music. Some celebrities struggled to find their footing and keep the beat.
Week four scores from the judges:
Judges are Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli
26: Disney star Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas
25: NFL star Hines Ward and Kym Johnson
25: Actor Ralph Macchio and partner Karina Smirnoff
23: Singer Romeo and Chelsie Hightower
23: Supermodel Petra Nemcova and Dmitry Chaplin
23: WWE star Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke
22: Actress Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
21: Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya
18: Former playmate Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett and Louis van Amstel
Actress Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy earned 22 points out of 30 (7 from Len and Carrie and 8 from Bruno) for their waltz. Kirstie's shoe came off when she glided into a seated position during the dance. She managed to get the shoe mostly re-attached before she had to dance again but she looked jostled. Last week, Maks' thigh gave out at the beginning of the dance and the couple stumbled.
Carrie Ann: "You're the queen of the unexpected mishap. Who's shoe comes off?"
Len: "Everything was OK about it."
Bruno: "I thought you did amazingly well... You're light on your feet and you have fantastic musicality."
WWE star Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke earned 23 out of 30 points (8 from Bruno and Carrie Ann and 7 from Len) for their paso doble.
Bruno: "You got the accents so well."
Carrie Ann: "You so connected to the music... Watch out for this guy."
Len: "The music conquered you. You didn't conquer the music."
Disney star Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas earned 26 points (9 from Carrie Ann and Bruno and 8 from Len) for their Viennese Waltz to Harry Potter music.
Len: Mark "you are a marvelous teacher and a great choreographer. Chelsie, you are a fantastic dancer so why is it that every time I see you there's something I don't like... After saying that, overall I liked it."
Bruno: "It was magical.. fabulous and bewitching. Technically it was the best of the night."
Carrie Ann: "Tonight I agree with Bruno. You're in your stride."
NFL star Hines Ward and Kym Johnson earned 25 out of 30 points (9 from Carrie Ann and 8 from Len and Bruno) for their paso doble. The crowd booed the score. They clearly thought Hines and Kym's intensity deserved far higher scores.
Carrie Ann: "You were in the zone... You nailed it."
Len: "You are the most determined of all our celebrities... You're really doing great."
Bruno: "Oh yes you do have the killer instinct. Truly explosive."
Actor Ralph Macchio and partner Karina Smirnoff earned their highest score of the competition, 25 points (8 from Len and Carrie Ann and 9 from Bruno), for their waltz.
Bruno: "Achingly romantic. Totally heart-felt... Brilliant storytelling through dancing."
Carrie Ann: "When you dance, you're so honest. There's such an honest connection to the emotions... I was swept in."
Len: "You've been in the wilderness for two weeks. You're back!"
Supermodel Petra Nemcova and Dmitry Chaplin earned 23 out of 30 points (8 from Carrie Ann and Bruno and 7 from Len) for their aggressive paso doble.
Len: "Overall I'm more impressed than I am depressed about it."
Bruno: Petra's fierceness made Bruno take off his jacket and wiggle as if he was doing a striptease. "The femme fatale... The deadly beauty... (She) knows what she wants and how to get it."
Carrie Ann: "You are on a roll... It was absolutely gorgeous. It's a brand new Petra."
Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya earned their highest score of the season, 21 points out of 30 (7 from each judge), for their Viennese Waltz. Anna made Sugar Ray go to ballet class before this week's performance. We'll assume she made him wear the bright blue spandex pants, too.
Carrie Ann: "I don't think I've ever smiled so much watching someone... I absolutely fell in love with that dance."
Len: "Sugar Ray Leonard turns into the Sugar Plum Fairy... I was thoroughly entertained.
Bruno: "As entertainment it was excellent."
Former playmate Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett and Louis van Amstel earned 18 points (6 from each judge) for their Viennese Waltz. In rehearsals, Kendra complained about doing a ballroom dance. She prefers the "sexy" Latin dances to the "ladylike" ballroom ones.
Bruno: "Become one with the music... You should live it."
Carrie Ann: "I see that you're trying really hard. That's no easy choreography... It's like you're afraid of elegance... You just need to have more confidence."
Len: "Bruno sometimes forgets you're beginners... It had flow. It had good movement."
Singer Romeo and Chelsie Hightower started the show with a "passionate" paso doble. Romeo tore off his jacket early in the dance exposing his well-sculpted abs. They got 23 out of 30 points (8 from Len and Bruno and 7 from Carrie Ann).
Len: He didn't enjoy Romeo's shirtless style, "You don't see me flaunting myself in front of everyone." He did enjoy the dance. "It was full of passion. It was full of attack and intensity. And that I love."
Bruno: "Powerful. Action-packed and 6-packed as well... a rising star."
Carrie Ann: "Very passionate." She warned that she saw a bit of a lift and said that would cause her to deduct a point from her score.
Talk show host Wendy Williams and partner Tony Dovolani were eliminated on the week three episode of "Dancing with the Stars." They received the fewest judges' points, 15 out of 30, after Monday's competition and didn't get enough viewer votes to dance again. Wendy and Tony join radio personality "Psycho" Mike Catherwood and partner Lacey Schwimmer, who were eliminated on week two, the first elimination show.
"This has been a wonderful opportunity for me," Wendy said. Then she characteristically told a joke. "Despite stereotypes, this is one black girl who can't even do the running man," she said. Wendy was the only celebrity who had to fly back and forth from New York to LA each week to film DWTS and her show. She said it was hard to fit in DWTS practices between work, plane trips, keeping her marriage intact and raising her child. She thanked Tony for teaching her to dance and the judges for their encouragement.
Scores for the third week of competition:
25: Supermodel Petra Nemcova and Dmitry Chaplin
25: NFL star Hines Ward and Kym Johnson
23: Former playmate Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett and Louis van Amstel
23: Disney star Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas
21: Actor Ralph Macchio and partner Karina Smirnoff
21: Actress Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
21: WWE star Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke
20: Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya
20: Singer Romeo and Chelsie Hightower
15: Talk show host Wendy Williams and Tony Dovolani
The combined scores for weeks 1 and 2:
45: "Karate Kid" Ralph Macchio and partner Karina Smirnoff
44: NFL wide receiver Hines Ward and Kym Johnson
43: Actress Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
42: WWE star Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke
42: Actor and singer Romeo and Chelsie Hightower
39: Disney star Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas
37: Reality star and former playmate Kendra Wilkinson and Louis van Amstel
36: Supermodel and Tsunami survivor Petra Nemcova and Dmitry Chaplin
34: Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and partner Anna Trebunskaya
31: Talk show host and author Wendy Williams and Tony Dovolani
30: Radio personality "Psycho" Mike Catherwood and Lacey Schwimmer