Rodeo star Ty Murray is headed back to the ranch with wife Jewel. Returning to next week's "Dancing with the Stars" are actor Gilles Marini, "Bachelor" star Melissa Rycroft and gymnast Shawn Johnson.
Ty had the fewest points, 48, after Monday's performances. Upon his elimination, the crowd gave him a standing ovation. His determination and drive earned him the respect of judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Toniolo.
"If the others have climbed hills, you've climbed mountains," Len said about Ty's effort.
Gilles had the highest points possible on Monday's show. A perfect 60. He and partner Cheryl Burke earned 10s from all three judges for both the salsa and the waltz.
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Shawn and her partner Mark Ballas earned a perfect score for their Argentine Tango, but their jive fell short on energy and earned only 26 points. They had a total of 56 points for the night.
Melissa and her partner Tony Dovolani earned 55 points for the quickstep and the cha cha.
Monday's judges' scores were calculated with viewers' votes to determine which celebrity would be eliminated on Tuesday.
Here's a recap from Monday:
Ty and his partner Chelsie Hightower earned a 23 for their samba, the final dance of the evening.
"In the ballroom dances, you're Arthur Murray, but in the Latin dances I'm afraid you're like Murray in a hurry," Len said. (Arthur Murray was a famous dance instructor whose name graces many dance schools across the country.)
Shawn and her partner Mark Ballas jumped on the judges' table at the end of their jive and awarded themselves straight 10s. The judges didn't quite agree. The couple earned nines from Carrie Ann and Bruno and an eight from Len. Their score for that dance was 26, bringing their total score for the night to 56.
After a somber introduction about Gilles' growing up in the South of France and his father's death giving him the courage to come to America, Gilles and his partner Cheryl Burke performed a perfect salsa.
"I am almost speechless. I wish I had an 11 paddle." Len said.
"Lil' Kim is alive and well and she's hiding in your pants... you deserve to be in the final," Bruno said.
Melissa and Tony's cha cha earned nines across the board.
"I liked it but not as much as I was hoping to," Len said.
Melissa's quickstep scored a 28.
"Your feet are much improved. I thought the whole thing was a delight," Len said. He gave the dance a 10.
Gilles and Cheryl scored a perfect 30 for their waltz.
"That is how you start the race for the finals... unbelievable," Bruno said.
"That was breathtaking." Carrie Ann said.
"I'm giving you a sitting-down standing ovation." Len said.
Shawn and Mark received a perfect 30 for their Argentine Tango.
"Precision is your middle name, sister," Carrie Ann said.
"What we've got here is Catherina Zeta Shawn. I'm telling you it was about watching the murderous tango in 'Chicago'," Bruno said.
Bruno and Len got in argument over the Viennese Waltz from Ty and his partner Chelsie Hightower. Len applauded Ty's effort and congratulated him on becoming a dancer while Bruno said the dance wasn't elegant. The judges settled down when Len told Bruno to "sit down already you're getting on my bloody nerve." After the bickering, Ty and Chelsie earned a 25 (Eights from Carrie Ann and Bruno and a nine from Len).
"No one has struggled more than you... to become a dancer... Overall, I though it was fabulous. Well done," Len said.