SPOILER ALERT: This recap reveals the elimination results of Week 7 of "Dancing With the Stars."
On Tuesday night's "Dancing With the Stars," a celebration of salsa and sambas took a sad turn as Latin Week translated to "adios" for one mirrorball hopeful. After a solo Latin dance and a dance-off challenge, on Week 7 of the competition, comedian Andy Dick was eliminated from the show.
While the judges did pull out their No. 10 paddles this week (Kellie Pickler and Aly Raisman each earned a pair of 10s), Andy took a serious blow to his ego when he was slapped with a measly five points from Carrie Ann Inaba. Bruno Tonioli's remark about Andy's rumba ("You've taken an unforgettable, classic dance ... and I wish I could forget") didn't help ease the pain.
The comedian -- who scored a mere 17 points out of 30, his lowest score since Week 1 -- remarked that he was tired of being called a nondancer.
In an interview with On the Red Carpet, Andy's pro partner, Sharna Burgess, expressed her frustration with the judges: "I'm mad because, yes, we do have the judges that say, 'Your commitment, your heart' ... but then we have this one judge that likes to stand up every week and tell jokes and be mean to be funny. There's not one week when [Bruno Tonioli] has given us a dance criticism."
"I'm always the butt of the joke, always," Andy said, citing the judges' comparisons of his dancing to Woody Allen and Cloris Leachman.
When his elimination was announced, an emotional Andy -- who has been vocal about his addiction recovery -- fought back tears as he expressed gratitude for the opportunity to compete on the show.
"It's just been the best," he said. "The fact that we were still here in Week 7. Really, how? Why? How? Why? How? So it's been the best thing. I thank everybody here… it's been a wonderful ride.”
In addition to Andy and Sharna, actor Ingo Rademacher and his pro partner Kym Johnson landed in this week’s bottom two. After Ingo’s rumba on Monday night, judge Bruno Tonioli told the "General Hospital" star, "They say the hips don't lie, but in your case I wish they could." But Ingo redeemed himself later in the night when a dance-off challenge rumba against Sean Lowe had the soap star standing out in what Bruno described as "a battle of the hunks."
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This week's competition was full of twists, including a first-ever immunity award that meant bon-bon-shaking leaderboard toppers Kellie and Derek Hough were safe (no viewer votes needed!), while the remaining couples vied for extra points with a dance-off challenge. Aly, Zendaya Coleman, and Ingo all won their challenge dances, earning three extra points, which were added to their scores.
So far this season, Andy, Victor Ortiz, D.L. Hughley, Lisa Vanderpump, and Wynonna Judd have all been eliminated from "Dancing With the Stars." Olympic skater Dorothy Hamill dropped out of the competition in Week 2 because of an injury.
The next episode of "Dancing With the Stars" Season 16 airs on Monday, 5/6 at 8 PM on ABC.