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Last dance for Priscilla Presley

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image kabc"><span>KABC</span></div><span class="caption-text">Tom Bergeron, Samantha Harris, Priscilla Presley, Louis Van Amstel on Apr. 15, 2008. (Kelsay McNeal)</span></div>
April 15, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Priscilla Presley is the fifth star from this sixth season to say goodbye. She leaves the show having made quite an impression on her fellow competitors.Priscilla Presley's last dance had that "wow" moment. And it was not lost on the other people still in this competition.

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"She surprised everybody with everything she did and, I mean, she did the splits! I mean, how amazing is that?" asked Shannon Elizabeth.

"And I think it's just amazing to watch her doing splits and dancing like a 20-year-old," said Edyta Sliwinska.

The fact is Presley is 62, but she never made her age an issue in this competition.

"People are very quick to put the number on you and I want to defy that because I don't feel that way," said Presley. "I feel like I'm 35 years old and I want to do everything that everyone else is doing. I don't want to put an age on myself. So I'm really challenging me."

"I am 35 and it felt very equal and every week I challenge -- I mean challenged Priscilla. And there was never a 'no.' There was always an 'oh,' but never a 'no.' So, yeah, I'm going to miss you," said Presley's partner Louis Van Amstel.

And he's not alone.

"She was a real inspiration for a lot of people, I think, and I was always impressed watching her dance every week," said Jason Taylor.

"I watched her bloom like a rose. I mean, she's genuine, she's classy," said Marlee Matlin.

"And I think the sophistication and the regalness that her and Louis brought to the dance floor and backstage was incredible," said Kristi Yamaguchi.

Presley said she did this for herself because she wants to and will continue to look for new challenges.

"You do what you want to do and take the journey in life. We're here such a short time and you've got to be able to -- anything you want to do, you can do it. It's all up here," said Presley.

Next week, the remaining seven teams are doing all sorts of different dances.

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