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‘Dancing With The Stars’ Eliminates Keyshawn Johnson

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Dancing With The Stars” 2013 announced its first elimination last night with the final results for September 23, 2013. The first star to be sent home was former NFL player Keyshawn Johnson, after earning the second-lowest judges’ score Monday night.

Elimination is decided based on combined judges’ and viewer votes. The audience’s votes from last week were combined with the judges’ scores from last night’s performances, and the star with the lowest overall total was sent home.

When he learned he was going home, Johnson said he was happy to have had the experience.

“For a guy that’s never even bobbed his head in a car, I think the fact that I could have the experience to dance and learn what dancing is all about, and (partner) Sharna (Burgess) teaching me is something amazing to me,” he said. “I don’t really care at this point about whether we win or lose. It’s just the fact that I had the opportunity to learn from her. I think she’s an amazing choreographer and her time will come. I wish I could have done more to help her out.”

Although Johnson got sent home on DWTS Monday, several other dancers impressed the judges with their Latin dance routines.

Christina Milian: The “Dip It Low” singer garnered a standing ovation for her dramatic, stylish paso doble. “You were on fire! That was insane!” Inaba said. Tonioli liked that it was recognizable as a paso doble, even though Milian put her own style to it. Goodman agreed. “You still maintained the character of the dance … you were focused, you were fierce and I’m telling you, that was terrific!” Goodman said. Milian earned 25 points, for a two-week total of 47 points.

Elizabeth Berkley Lauren: The “Saved by the Bell” star’s sassy samba roused the judges, especially head judge Len Goodman, who called it “absolutely fantastic.” Judges Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba were also impressed. Tonioli noted a few flaws in Lauren’s passes, and Inaba told the actress she was in her element and maintained good control of her body. She was awarded 25 out of a possible 30 points. Her two-week total was 49 points out of a possible 60.

Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd earned a twenty-three on the rumba. Carrie Ann said the dance couple was “wowing us.” Len agreed and called them a “terrific looking couple.” Bruno warned them of what’s to come. “You have to work on the waltz.”

Here’s a full tally of the scores so far on “Dancing With the Stars” 2013, provided by The National Ledger.

Elizabeth Berkley and Val Chmerkovskiy dance the Samba.

Judges’ Scores: 8+9+8=25

Two Week Total: 24+25=49

Christina Milian and Mark Ballas dance the Paso Doble

Judges’ Scores: 9+8+8=25

Two Week Total: 22+25=47

Bill Engvall and Emma Slater dance the Jive

Judges’ Scores: 7+7+7=21

Two Week Total: 18+21=39

Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke dance the Rumba

Judges’ Scores: 8+8+8=24

Two Week Total: 23+24=47

Keyshawn Johnson and Sharna Burgess dance the Samba

Judges’ Scores: 6+6+6=18

Two Week Total: 17+18=35

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Sasha Farber dance the Rumba

Judges’ Scores: 6+7+7=20

Two Week Total: 23+20=43

Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani dance Samba

Judges’ Scores: 8+8+8=24

Two Week Total: 21+24=45

Bill Nye and Tyne Stecklein dance the Paso Doble

Judges’ Scores: 6+5+6=17

Two Week Total: 14+17=31

Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff dance the Jive

Judges’ Scores: 9+8+9=26

Two Week Total: 24+26=50

Valerie Harper and Tristan MacManus: Paso Doble

Judges’ Scores: 6+6+7=19

Two Week Total: 21+19=40

Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd: Rumba

Judges’ Scores: 8+7+8=23

Two Week Total: 22+23=45

Amber Riley and Derek Hough: Jive

Judges’ Scores: 8+8+8=24

Two Week Total: 27+24=51

FIRST ELIMINATION VOTE:

Corbin and Karina are…SAFE
Leah and Tony are…SAFE
Bill Nye and Tyne are…SAFE
Christina and Mark are…SAFE
Amber and Derek are…SAFE
Valerie and Tristan are…SAFE
Snooki and Sasha are…SAFE
Jack and Cheryl are…SAFE
Brant and Peta are…SAFE

Last 3:

Elizabeth and Valerie – SAFE

Keyshawn and Sharna – Eliminated

Bill Engvall and Emma – SAFE

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