Actress Melissa Joan Hart and snowboarder Louie Vito were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday's results show. Melissa was sent home because she had the lowest point total of judges' scores combined with viewers' votes. Louie Vito was eliminated after his dance-off against NFL star Michael Irvin.
Louie gave the crowd one final trick when he did a backflip off the stage before giving his final remarks. "It's a lot harder than it looks... Every week I was proud of myself just for getting out there," Louie said.
"I know that you came out here and you really tried your hardest." Chelsie Hightower said about partner Louie.
Melissa said she was sad to leave, but she was looking forward to spending more time with her husband and children.
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Michael Irvin will dance again next week with Monday's point leader model Joanna Krupa, "Iron Chef America's" Mark Decascos, singers Donny Osmond, Mya, Kelly Osbourne and Aaron Carter.
Louie and Michael were the two celebrities with the second and third lowest point totals who were facing elimination on Tuesday. A final dance-off where the judges decided who stayed saved Michael. Head judge Len Goodman and Carrie Ann Inaba said they were disappointed that both athletes didn't have more content in their dances. Neither judge thought either dance took advantage of the 30-second final chance.
Michael Irvin and partner Anna Demidova did a samba for their dance-off performance.
Len Goodman: "The last couple of weeks, you've really come alive and we saw that tonight... Very enjoyable."
Bruno Tonioli: "A crowd pleaser."
Carrie Ann Inaba: "I thought you did well at the personality part."
Louie Vito and partner Chelsie Hightower did the jive for their dance-off performance.
Bruno Tonioli: "A lot of hard work."
Carrie Ann Inaba: "It was a good jive."
Len Goodman: "I thought it was sharp."
Bruno voted to save Louie and Chelsie. Len and Carrie Ann voted to save Michael and Anna.
A crowd pleasing performance was given by Taylor Swift, who sang twice on the results show.
Here's a recap of last night's competitive dance marathon:
First out in the competitive mambo was football star Michael Irvin. He earned 2 points which brought him to a total of 22 for the day. Snowboarder Louie Vito earned three points which brought his total to 24. Actress Melissa Joan Hart got 4 points which gave her a total of 24. Singer Kelly Osbourne got 5 points for a total of 25. "Iron Chef America's" Mark Decascos had 6 points for a total of 32. Singer Donny Osmond's 7 brought his total to 31. Singer Aaron Carter's 8 points gave him 33. Singer Mya's 9 earned her a total of 33 and model Joanna Krupa's winning 10 points gave her a total of 36.
Here's a recap of last night's individual dances:
Model Joanna Krupa and partner Derek Hough earned 26 points for their waltz.
"Iron Chef America" chairman Mark Decascos and partner Lacey Schwimmer did a jitterbug full of tricks including flips by Mark for 26 points.
Though he lost his footing a bit in the waltz, singer Aaron Carter and partner Karina Smirnoff earned 25 points.
Singer Donny Osmond and partner Kym Johnson got 24 points for their jitterbug.
Singer Mya and partner Dmitry Chaplin scored 24 points for their jitterbug.
Snowboarder Louie Vito and partner Chelsie Hightower received 21 points for their jitterbug that was full of athletic moves and tricks.
Actress Melissa Joan Hart and partner Mark Ballas earned 20 points for their waltz.
NFL star Michael Irvin and partner Anna Demidova earned 20 points for their waltz.
Singer Kelly Osbourne and Louis Van Amstel earned 20 points for their jitterbug.
Last week, swimmer Natalie Coughlin and partner Alec Mazo left the show.
In week four, Chuck Liddell and partner Anna Trebunskaya were eliminated.
In week three, actress Debi Mazar and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy and politician Tom Delay and his partner Cheryl Burke left the show.
In week two, model Kathy Ireland and her partner Tony Dovolani were eliminated. Guest judge Baz Luhrmann was on the panel in place of Len Goodman.
In week one, actor Ashley Hamilton with partner Edyta Sliwinska and singer Macy Gray with partner Jonathan Roberts were eliminated.