Dancing With The Stars Elimination: Departing Celeb Calls It A 'Wonderful Ride'
The 'DWTS' cast during Latin Week on 'Dancing with the Stars,' April 29, 2013 -- ABC
One contestant bid an emotional farewell to the ballroom on "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday evening.
( SPOILER ALERT! This story contains the results of Tuesday's elimination show.)
After seven weeks of competition, comedian Andy Dick was finally eliminated along with first-time pro Sharna Burgess. Sean Lowe and Peta Murgatroyd, who had also been in the Bottom 2, will continue on in the competition.
He wasn't the best dancer, technically speaking, but Andy brought a sense of showmanship to the Season 16 competition, filling his performances with a fun flare that delighted the judges week after week, even if his scores didn't reflect their joy.
"It's been the best," Andy said, choking back tears, after learning he was going home. "It's just been the best."
Ever the humorist, Andy blamed his elimination on Carrie Ann Inaba's low score from Monday night.
"Carrie Ann -- I'm gonna kill you for that 5, it was all your fault," he said as the ballroom laughed. "But you know what? The fact that we're here on Week 7 is amazing. ... It's been the best thing and I really thank everybody here... the fans out there. ... It's been a wonderful, wonderful ride."
Sharna, who appeared to have developed a bond with Andy over their time together, thanked him too for making her first turn as a pro on the show so memorable.
"It's been amazing and I couldn't have had a more incredible first season as pro with Andy," she said. "He's given me such a special experience that I'll remember forever."
Beyond the elimination news, show co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet revealed that Adrianne Haslet-Davis, the dancer who lost her left foot in the Boston Marathon bombings, has been invited -- when she is ready -- to perform on the show. A lifelong dancer, Tom said the "DWTS" want to help her craft a special routine to one day perform on the show.
-- Jolie Lash
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