'Dancing With the Stars' Week 9: Which Duo Went Down on Trio Night?
SPOILER ALERT: This recap reveals the elimination results of Week 9 of "Dancing With the Stars."
Who says three's a crowd? On Monday's "Dancing With the Stars," the six remaining celeb contestants paired up with an extra partner for the highly anticipated trio dances. Previously ousted pro dancers Mark Ballas, Peta Murgatroyd, and Sharna Burgess were back, as well as troupe members Henry Byalikov, Gleb Savchenko, and Witney Carson, for a round of spectacular threesomes.
Also back this week: Judge Len Goodman, who jetted to the UK last week to judge the British dancing competition "Strictly Come Dancing." And the head judge was back with a vengeance. Before the show, he tweeted:
Couples last week you got a pass. I'm back, I'm grumpy, watch out !! #dwts— Len Goodman (@GrumpyLGoodman) November 11, 2013
But Goodman's grumpiness was only part of the story on Monday night. The live show also featured another shocking elimination when high-scoring couple Elizabeth Berkley and pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy became the seventh couple to be cut from the competition.
Watch Berkley's performance from last week:
The couple's demise came after they danced a perfect Salsa Trio with troupe member Gleb Savchenko. The hot, hot, hot dance had all of the judges pulling out their "10" paddles, but it wasn't enough to save the duo from elimination.
After her elimination was announced, a clearly stunned Berkley said, "I'm sad. Definitely there was some more things we wanted to do, but I am honestly beyond grateful for this. This was one of the biggest gifts and blessings in my life and I want to thank everyone, especially Val."
See Berkley's elimination:
The former "Saved by the Bell" star — who spoofed one of the most iconic scenes from her '90s sitcom on the TV dance competition — added that she hopes to share more of her newfound love for dance in the future. Chmerkovskiy added that he doesn't need a trophy, and that he just wants his partner to love herself as much as everyone else loves her.