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.
The sixth performance episode forced celebrities and their professional dance partners to perform two routines for the first time this season. A rock-and-roll dance marathon was performed in addition to individually scored dances.
On the performance show:
NFL star Kurt Warner and partner Anna Trebunskaya had the fewest judges points with 22. They only earned four points in the dance marathon because they were the first couple eliminated.
Singer Brandy and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy finished the evening with most judges' points, 36, after receiving 10 points for finishing first in the dance marathon.
Reality star Audrina Patridge and partner Tony Dovolani ended the night with 32 points after getting 8 points for their third-place finish in the dance marathon.
NBA star Rick Fox and partner Cheryl Burke received 30 points for the evening after getting six points in the dance marathon for their fifth-place finish. Also ending the night with 30 points were Disney star Kyle Massey and partner Lacey Schwimmer, who placed fourth in the dance marathon, which gave them seven points.
Actress Jennifer Grey and partner Derek Hough closed the evening with 29 points after getting 9 points for their second-place finish in the dance marathon.
Alaskan teen mom Bristol Palin and partner Mark Ballas finished the night with 28 points after earning five points for their second-to-last-place position in the dance marathon.
Here's a recap of the sixth week of performances:
Reality star Audrina Patridge and partner Tony Dovolani earned 24 points for their paso doble. "This dance is the opposite of who I am," Audrina said after the judges criticized her for not showing enough aggression during the dance.
Len Goodman, 8: "You're getting on my nerves a bit... You've gotta work on the character. Get into it."
Bruno Tonioli, 8: "You have to get to the next stage."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 8: "The improvement you've shown since week one when you came out here is ridiculous."
Disney star Kyle Massey and partner Lacey Schwimmer received 23 points for their tango. The judges applauded them for their hard work despite a slip-up on the footwork at one point during the dance. "We really put in a lot of hours in the rehearsal studios," Kyle said.
Bruno Tonioli, 8: "Your footwork, so much better... Much, much better. Way to go."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 8: "I love the way you always throw in the Kyle Style and you sort of make everything your own signature... The carriage was amazing this week."
Len Goodman, 7: "I'm not gonna sack you. I'm gonna back you tonight. You've worked hard and the dance was much better."
Actress Jennifer Grey and partner Derek Hough earned 20 points for their fast-paced and — at times — "out of control" paso doble to Pink's "So What."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 6: "You need to calm down a little bit... You're way out of control... You were all over the place... Something is going terribly wrong."
Len Goodman, 7: "What you got was the attack, the aggression, the attitude... You lost a bit of the control."
Bruno Tonioli, 7: "You got the rage right... It was like the woman at the edge of a nervous breakdown... The problem is then you lose the quality of the movement."
NBA star Rick Fox and partner Cheryl Burke earned 24 points for their passionate tango to "You Really Got Me." Rick was sporting a silver mohawk for the dance.
Len Goodman, 8: "I thought you did an excellent job."
Bruno Tonioli, 8: "It was like a Mohawk on the warpath."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 8: "I think you did amazing... I thought you balanced it perfectly."
Alaskan teen mom Bristol Palin and partner Mark Ballas earned 23 points for their tango. It's their highest score on the show.
Bruno Tonioli, 8: "Best performance and best technique to date."
Carrie Ann Inaba, 8: "That was ridiculously amazing. You created drama."
Len Goodman, 7: "Last week a chimp... Almost a champ." He said he would have to drop them a point for breaking hold during the middle of the routine. The rule is if a couple breaks hold, they must maintain broken until the last few bars of the song.
NFL star Kurt Warner and partner Anna Trebunskaya earned 18 points for their paso doble. "The hardest part is just technique. Trying to put it all together, feet, hands, frying pans. You know, everything," Kurt said. Bruno has referred to Kurt's hands as "frying pans" in previous shows. Bret Michaels visited Kurt during rehearsals to help him embrace his inner rocker and get into character.
Carrie Ann Inaba, 6: "You have the scruffy, scruffy but the dance was sort of scruffy, scruffy... It just wasn't polished."
Bruno Tonioli, 6: "You looked like you were doing karate instead of Spanish dances. All the lines were wrong."
Len Goodman, 6: "It just didn't come off. You looked awkward doing it. I felt awkward watching it."
Singer Brandy and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy earned 26 points for their tango. When asked how much this competition meant to her, Brandy said: "It's everything to me."
Len Goodman, 9: "Maks, you're my hero... You've come out with a dance that's full of intensity, passion, aggression. Without doubt, for me, the dance of the night."
Bruno Tonioli, 9: "That tango really worked. Is this brandy or is it Tina Turner and Mad Maks?"
Carrie Ann Inaba, 8: "I had goosebumps because it was like watching somebody who had been through a really tough time really develop their wings and fly... Very impressive."
The show kicked off by showing video clips of the Top 10 viewers' favorite dances from previous seasons.
10: Gymnast Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas' freestyle (Season 8)
9: Entertainer Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson's Argentine Tango (Season 9)
8: Race car driver Helio Castroneves and Kym Johson's quickstep (Season 5)
7: Speed skater Apollo Ono and Julian Hough freestyle (Season 4)
6: Model Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough's futuristic paso doble (Season 9)
5: Singer Mel B. and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Paso Doble (Season 5)
4: Singer Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough 1950s Paso Doble (Season 10)
3: Speed skater Apolo Ohno and Julian Hough samba (Season 4)
2: Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke's Argentine Tango (Season 8)
1: Singer Drew Lachey and Cheryl Burke's cowboy freestyle (Season 2)
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.