"Keyshawn and Sharna," Tom Bergeron announced solemnly.
Somebody has to go first. This season it's former Superbowl champ Keyshawn Johnson and his partner, Sharna Burgess. He Cha-Cha'ed. He Samba'ed. Then he danced out of the ballroom.
"I had a great experience," Johnson said after the elimination. "I think Sharna is amazing in terms of a choreographer. I think that her time will come in terms of getting to the next level for her. That's really all I really cared about."
"He came out there and gave it absolutely everything he had, and, for me, I couldn't ask for more than that," Burgess spoke of her celebrity partner.
When you combine both weeks of dancing, Amber Riley and her partner, Derek Hough, topped the judges' leaderboard. With the first week scores not out of the judging, though, it's Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff who are the new number one – Jibing their way to 26 out of 30 points.
"I want to surprise myself," Bleu says, "and I want to surprise everyone else. I just want to come out here every single week, man, and I want to be able to put on a show."
One point behind them, tying for second place this week, is Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, Val Chmerkovskiy, and their Samba, plus Christina Milian and Mark Ballas who did the Paso Doble.
Three couples scored triple 8's to tie for fourth place.
"I felt really good about it," Jack Osbourne, one of those three, stated.
"I thought it was great until you started sweating all over me," his partner, Cheryl Burke, joked.
"Guilty. Definitely sweaty."
"I love learning this," Leah Remini, another earner of triple 8's, proclaimed. "I love everything about it. I love the being sore. I love coming here. I love seeing him. I love seeing the cast. Like, we don't want anybody to go."
"It feels good to know that this wasn't a fluke, and we worked really hard. I'm on the right track of doing well," Amber Riley surmised of her own triple 8 scoring.
Next on the leaderboard – Brant Daugherty, then Bill Engvall.
"You know, if I moved like Corbin did, you'd be interviewing me in an ambulance," Engvall, ever the comedian, laughed.
Nicole Polizzi is next, followed by Valerie Harper, and Bill Nye.
"He's the coolest geek – sorry – ever, apparently," Tyne Stecklein said of Nye, her celebrity partner. "It's awesome."
"I'm not apologetic about my geekdom," Nye concluded honestly.
There are 11 coupls still remaining in this competition, and they all return to dance again next Monday night.
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