"Iron Chef" chairman Mark Dacascos and his partner Lacey Schwimmer and NFL star Michael Irvin and partner Anna Demidova were eliminated on Tuesday's "Dancing with the Stars" results show. Michael had the lowest point total after Monday's judges' scores were added to viewers' votes. Mark lost a dance-off competition against singer Aaron Carter.
"It's one of the greatest experiences of my life... It's really special," Mark said about his time on the show. He especially enjoyed getting to know his partner Lacey and the other celebrities.
"I think you did awesome last night... I love you. You're awesome," Lacey said to Mark.
"Last night was a great night and to see the audience here standing up... it's a way of saying they appreciate your hard work," Michael Irvin said. He called his time on the show "a wonderful experience."
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It was Anna's first season as a professional dancer and she enjoyed it. "I want to say thank you to Michael for being a wonderful partner."
Mark Dacascos, who earned Monday's lowest judges' score, danced against singer Aaron Carter on Tuesday's show for a spot in next week's competition. Mark and Aaron had the second and third lowest combined scores after Monday's judges' points were added to viewers' votes. Monday Mark danced the samba with Anna Trebunskaya instead of his usual partner Lacey Schwimmer, who had the flu. All three judges applauded Mark for his efforts on the show but unanimously decided that Aaron deserved to continue the competition. Aaron and Karina Smirnoff earned a judges' score of 29 on Monday, including a 10 from Len Goodman, for their individual jive. After receiving points for their group dance, Aaron's Monday points totaled 53, the second highest score of the night. After the viewers' votes were calculated, Aaron was in the bottom three.
Aaron and Karina danced the jive in Tuesday's dance-off competition.
Bruno Tonioli, "I cannot believe that you are in this situation after last night's excellent jive and this was as good."
Carrie Ann Inaba, "I thought this was better than last night."
Len Goodman, "Aaron you're the comeback kid. When I think three weeks ago I was giving you sixes and last night I gave you my first 10... Again right on the money."
Mark and Lacey performed a cha-cha in their dance-off performance.
Len Goodman, "You're back to your best.. It was clean. It was sharp."
Bruno Tonioli, "You can turn more tricks than Heidi Fleiss."
Carrie Ann Inaba, "You are back."
Kelly Osbourne and partner Louis Van Amstel, Donny Osmond and partner Kym Johnson, Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough and Mya and partner Dmitry Chaplin will continue the competition next week along with Aaron and Karina.
To entertain Tuesday's audience, Colbie Caillat performed her song "Fallin' for You" and the Ballas Hough Band, fronted by professional dancers Mark Ballas and Derek Hough, debuted its latest single. Rod Stewart also sang "It's the Same Old Song."
Last week, actress Melissa Joan Hart and partner Mark Ballas and snowboarder Louie Vito and partner Chelsie Hightower were eliminated.
In week five, 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.
Here's a recap of Monday's competition show:
Monday's "Dancing with the Stars" competition featured individual dances from the seven remaining celebrities and their professional dance partners as well as two group dances.
Sixty points were the most possible for Monday's show. Monday's top scoring celebrity was model Joanna Krupa with 55 points. Singer Aaron Carter received 53 points. Singers Kelly Osbourne and Donny Osmond each had 52. Singer Mya earned 50 points. NFL star Michael Irvin had 47 points. "Iron Chef Chairman" Mark Dacascos was at the bottom with 43.
Monday's points will be added to viewers' votes and the celebrity with the lowest point total will be eliminated on Tuesday's results show. The second and third lowest scoring celebrities will compete against each other in the dance-off in which one of them will be eliminated by the judges.
Team tango featuring Donny Osmond, Kelly Osbourne and Joanna Krupa earned 28 points for their group effort.
Carrie Ann Inaba, 9: "It was perfect. It was great. But why did you put in a lift?"
Len Goodman, 9: "Obviously this was a much more superior dance."
Bruno Tonioli, 10: "Incredible. Kelly you found your mojo."
Mya, Mark Dacascos, Aaron Carter and Michael Irvin were grouped together as team Paso Doble. They each earned 24 points for the group dance.
Bruno Tonioli, 8: "Strong. Powerful. Dramatic. You did all that... At times you lost a little bit of sync."
Carrie Ann, 8: "It was a bit basic for this stage. Mark, though, I think you redeemed yourself."
Len Goodman, 8: "As it went along the routine got better and better, so well done to you all."
Here's a recap of Monday's individual dances:
Singer Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff earned 29 points for their jive. Head judge Len Goodman even dusted off his "10" paddle after this performance.
Bruno Tonioli, 10: "Aaron you kicked ass... Your best performance."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 9: "You're like a little roadrunner... It was really, really excellent."
Len Goodman, 10: "That had enough energy to light up Hollywood... It was wild but it was clean."
Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough received 27 points for their rumba.
Carrie Ann Inaba, 9: "You dance at your edge... I love watching you."
Len Goodman, 9: "I think that more or less ticked all of our boxes."
Bruno Tonioli, 9: "You are a love goddess."
Singer Mya and Dmitry Chaplin earned 26 points for their foxtrot.
Len Goodman, 7: "Too many gimmicks."
Bruno Tonioli, 9: "This foxtrot perfectly captured the glamorous aura of Hollywood's golden age. Your timing was fantastic."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 9: "Len is officially smoking crack...I loved it."
Kelly Osbourne and partner Louis Van Amstel earned 24 points for their salsa. They had all three judges standing to applaud Kelly's energy. Bruno Tonioli was motivated to stand on the table and demonstrate his hip action.
Carrie Ann Inaba, 8: "You were unafraid of the dance... Very. Good. Job."
Len Goodman, 8: "That's the first time I think you've really controlled your nerves and come out and given us a full performance."
Bruno Tonioli, 8: "You let it out... That's the way to go."
Donny Osmond and partner Kym Johnson earned 24 points for their difficult quickstep despite Donny admitting that he made five mistakes in the dance. The judges noticed the errors but applauded Donny's effort.
Bruno Tonioli, 8: "As a performer you're solid as a rock."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 8: "Your footwork was very light. You went wrong a couple — maybe four — times." Donny fessed up to making five missteps.
Len Goodman, 8: "It was a full-on quick step... You really attacked the dance."
Michael Irvin and Anna Demidova earned 23 points for their foxtrot. Michael wanted purple outfits to remind him of "Barney," which he enjoys watching with his kids. The judges loved his elegant costume design.
Len Goodman, 8: "I'm so glad you hung around... tonight this foxtrot (was) brilliant."
Bruno Tonioli, 7: "Your musicality has improved."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 8: "I honestly do not know how you do this... tonight's performance was gracious. It was fluid. It had great content."
"Iron Chef America's" Mark Dacascos danced the samba with Anna Trebunskaya instead of his usual partner Lacey Schwimmer, who was sick with the flu. The change in partners and limited practice time was reflected in Mark's low score of 19.
Carrie Ann Inaba, 6: "That was a mess."
Len Goodman, 7: "You have a had tough week... I didn't find it terrible... You coped very well."
Bruno Tonioli, 6: "It was a little like watching 'Kung Fu Panda' doing the samba in the 'Planet of the Apes.'"