Singer Brandy and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" after the week-nine semifinal round of competition. After last night's dances, they had the lowest combined score of judges' points and viewers' votes. They received 57 judges' points on last night's show. They were point leaders several times this season. Alaska's Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas, who earned the fewest judges' points with 53 out of 60 on last night's show had enough votes from viewers to make it into the final's next week. Bristol and Mark have received low judges marks for most of the season.
Brandy seemed upset to be leaving. "I don't know how to feel right now. It hasn't processed yet for me."
Maks said one thing that he loves about this country is that "people vote and their voices count" and he said that concept is represented on the show. He said he doesn't regret a single moment of his time on DWTS and that he's proud of Brandy's journey.
Head judge Len Goodman seemed sad to see Brandy go. "Every week, you've impressed me so much," he said. But he also had favorable comments about Bristol "I don't think anyone in 11 seasons has had such a journey."
Joining Bristol and Mark in the finals are actress Jennifer Grey and partner Derek Hough, who earned perfect scores for both of their dances last night, and Disney star Kyle Massey and partner Lacey Schwimmer, who had the second highest judges' scores with 58 points. Derek Hough is the brother of country singer, and former DWTS professional dancer, Julianne Hough. Julianne is dating "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest.
Here's a recap of last night's performance show:
Singer Brandy and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy earned 57 out of 60 points for the night.
They got 27 out of 30 points for their first dance, the paso doble. They dedicated their fierce performance to anyone who has ever been bullied.
Len Goodman, 9: "You came out 100 percent. A lot of aggression. A lot of attack."
Bruno Tonioli, 9: "Talk about anger... You dance like a furry."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 9: "You were so locked into who you were in this dance."
They earned a perfect score of 30 for their Argentine Tango, their second dance of night.
Len Goodman, 10: "You moved in and out of those lifts with effortless ease... you created an atmosphere."
Bruno Tonioli, 10: "Full of flavor. Great emotional depth... Stunning."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 10: "That was gorgeous."
Actress Jennifer Grey and partner Derek Hough received a perfect 60 for their two dances.
Their first perfect 30-point dance was a Cha Cha Cha:
Bruno Tonioli, 10 "That really was a luminous, vibrant, sexy Cha Cha Cha. The execution was flawless."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 10: "I've been waiting all season to see Jenifer Grey do a Cha Cha all by herself, and I was not disappointed."
Len Goodman, 10: "Good technique with a really high performance level. And you introduced fun and entertainment."
They also received a perfect 30 points for their waltz, their second dance of the night.
Bruno Tonioli, 10: "This was a gem of a waltz, full of stylish, elegant detail... You are a great dancer."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 10: "Through dancing we can actually see people's souls... It was one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen."
Len Goodman, 10: "Be still my beating heart... A whisper can speak louder than a shout... If I'm dreaming, don't wake me up 'cause that was fabulous."
Alaskan teen mom Bristol Palin and partner Mark Ballas earned 53 out of 60 points for their two dances.
They earned 27 out of 30 points for their first dance, the paso doble. It was their highest score this season. "I'm so thankful just to be here," Bristol said. Mark said of all seven of his DWTS seasons, he is most proud of taking "nondancer" Bristol this far.
Carrie Ann Inaba, 9: "This is what we've been asking for all season long. You nailed it."
Len Goodman, 9: "Your best dance. Fabulous."
Bruno Tonioli, 9: "I'll be damned. The little lamb is turning into a tigress."
They received 26 out of 30 points for their waltz.
Carrie Ann Inaba, 8: "I sort of felt like you drifted out... but I still think you've come so far."
Len Goodman, 9: "This had a haunting feeling about it... I thought it was beautiful... Be proud."
Bruno Tonioli, 9: "I quite liked the way you approached this waltz differently, like the woman of mystery."
Disney star Kyle Massey and partner Lacey Schwimmer earned 58 points for both of their dances.
They received 29 points for their samba, their first dance of the night.
Len Goodman, 9: "Great entertainment and fabulous dancing."
Bruno Tonioli, 10: "You're a natural generator of excitement and fun."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 10: "You have some bounce. I have never, ever seen so much pelvic action. Ever."
They received 29 points for their second dance, the Argentine Tango.
Len Goodman, 9: "You are a star. Honestly in eleven seasons, I don't think anyone has ever come out and performed with so much attack, so much enthusiasm as you do. Fantastic."
Bruno Tonioli, 10: "You are Season 11 Mr. Charisma."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 10: "You know who you remind me of?... Emmit Smith." The football star won season three of DWTS.
Eliminated week eight:
NFL star Kurt Warner and partner Anna Trebunskaya were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" on the week eight results show.
Kurt's parting words: "I learned a long time ago that life isn't always about winning and losing competitions but it's about relationships. It's about impacting people... I thank everybody at 'Dancing with the Stars'... I gotta say a special thanks to my wife and my seven kids." He also thanked the audience, the fans and Anna "who allowed me to do something that nobody really expected me to do."
"He has proven a true sportsman... You have achieved a lot... You really are an American idol," judge Bruno Tonioli said about Kurt.
After week eight's competition show, Jennifer Grey and partner Derek Hough were tied with singer Brandy and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy for first place. Both couples received 57 out of 60 judges' points. Kyle Massey and partner Lacey Schwimmer were close to the leaders with 56 points. NFL star Kurt Warner and partner Anna Trebunskaya received 48 points and Alaska teen mom Bristol Palin and partner Mark Ballas received the fewest judges' points with 47.
Eliminated week seven:
NBA star Rick Fox and partner Cheryl Burke were eliminated on Tuesday night's results show of "Dancing with the Stars." Alaskan teen mom Bristol Palin and partner Mark Ballas earned the fewest judges' points, 57 out of 70, after Monday's competition but after viewers' votes were added, Rick and Cheryl were determined to have the lowest overall score. They received 61 out of 70 points from the judges on Monday.
Eliminated week six:
Reality star Audrina Patridge and partner Tony Dovolani were eliminated on the sixth week of competition of "Dancing with the Stars." They earned the lowest combined score of judges' points and viewers' votes.
"It's been a fun journey," Audrina said when she learned that she'd be going home. "I've learned so much about myself," she said during a taped interview.
"We laughed, we joked, we worked hard," Tony said.
How did the judges feel? "I can't believe it, to be honest," Bruno Tonioli said. "It's absolute nonsense" head judge Len Goodman said. Audrina and Tony received the second highest judges' score of the evening on Monday's show.
Eliminated week five:
"Brady Bunch" mom Florence Henderson and partner Corky Ballas were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" after five weeks of competition. They earned the lowest combined score of judges' points and viewers' votes, though Disney star Kyle Massey and partner Lacey Schwimmer and Alaskan teen mom Bristol Palin and partner Mark Ballas earned lower scores from the judges.
The 76-year-old was gracious about leaving the show. "I have been in television for over 50 years and I have to say, in all honestly, this is one of the best produced shows I've ever been on." She thanked the crew, the hosts, the musicians, "even" the judges and, of course, her "darling" partner Corky Ballas.
Eliminated week four:
Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino, the "Jersey Shore" star and partner Karina Smirnoff were eliminated on the week-four results show of "Dancing with the Stars." They were the couple who received the lowest combined score of judges' points and viewers votes. They received just 28 out of 60 judges' points for their dance on the week-four performance show that aired Monday.
"I put it all on the floor last night... It is what it is. I tried my best and at the end of the day someone's gotta go home," The Situation said.
When DWTS host Tom Bergeron pointed out that The Situation seemed different on DWTS than he was on "Jersey Shore," the reality star agreed. "I give what is needed at a particular situation... I'm not a dancer, and I tried to practice... It's definitely hard. On 'Dancing with the Stars', you really got to see the whole Situation," he said.
In previously filmed footage, The Situation said: "I've definitely learned a lot about myself and that I'm able to, sort of, go out of my comfort zone and try new things."
Eliminated week three:
Comedian Margaret Cho and partner Louis Van Amstel were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" on the week three results show. The couple received the lowest judges' points on the performance show with 18. Their combined score of judges' points and viewers' votes was the lowest of the contestants.
"I thought the judges were really hard on me, but I think you were hard on me because you could see that I am a dancer for real," Margaret said. "Thank you for the opportunity to let me dance." In rehearsals, Margaret said: "I've experienced every emotion on this journey just from heartache and sadness to intense joy and celebration. It's really taken me for such a ride."
Louis said: "For her to put her heart out here on the dance floor... I love you, and our journey hasn't finished."
Eliminated week two:
Singer Michael Bolton's jive to "Hound Dog" with partner Chelsie Hightower needed a "pooper scooper" to clean up all the mistakes, according to "Dancing with the Stars" head judge Len Goodman. And that wasn't even the meanest comment given during the week two episode of Season 11. Judge Bruno Tonioli told the Grammy winning singer that his dance was the worst jive performed in any season of the show's existence. Ouch. Bolton received the lowest score of the evening with just 12 points.
Eliminated week one:
Actor David Hasselhoff and partner Kym Johnson were the first couple to be eliminated from Season 11 of "Dancing with the Stars." The 58-year-old former "Baywatch" star and previous host of "America's Got Talent" said "I feel bad for Kym 'cause she worked so hard to try and get me where I was going. I'm just so proud that my daughters are here."
Recap of the week one performance show:
Judges awarded 24 out of 30 points to "Dirty Dancing" star Jennifer Grey, making her the week one leader but judges weren't sure she'd be the leader for long. Len Goodman said "This is a dance that really suited you... I'm waiting for next week to see how you can do a jive."
Earning the fewest judges' points — 15 — were The Situation, Margaret Cho and David Hasselhoff. Michael Bolton was slightly ahead with 16 points. Florence Henderson and Bristol Palin had 18 points each while Kurt Warner and Audrina Patridge received 19 each. Rick Fox got 22 points and Kyle Massey and Brandy received 23 points each.