'Dancing With The Stars' elimination night: Romeo or Ralph Macchio?


He's now the seventh star this season to get the axe on "Dancing With The Stars."

"I'm just sorry I couldn't win this thing for her," Romeo said of his partner, Chelsie Hightower. "I really wanted to do this for her. This competition this year is really competitive and anybody can go at any given moment and tonight, it was us."

The two danced a Tango and a Salsa in week eight. The judges gave the tandem 27 out of 30 for their Argentine Tango and 25 points out of 30 for their Salsa. The couple earned a total of 52 out of 60.

Romeo and Hightower actually got the first "10" of the season in week six.

Romeo came to the show in season 12 after originally agreeing to much earlier.

"I think everything happens for a reason," he said. "She was the perfect fit for me. That's why I think I wasn't able to do season two. God wanted me to dance with Chelsie and I really believe we made magic."

"He was just a great example of somebody who can come into this industry and remain true to themselves," Hightower said. "I had a blast."

The final four couples are already thinking about the semi-finals and the three dances they'll be doing, including something new.

"It's like a winner-takes-all Cha Cha," said Kym Johnson, partner of football star Hines Ward. "You'll end up getting some extra points if you win, so you really want to win that because that helps you to get into the final."

"This is the third act of the movie," Ralph Macchio said. "This is after the character has to come back and the second plot point brings you to driving it home."

"I think because we only have two weeks left and we're suddenly in the semi-finals, and you can see the mirror ball in reach now, after tonight, I have a renewed energy," Chelsea Kane said.

"Dancing With The Stars" celebrity alum Michael Bolton performed a duet with Australian singer Delta Goodrem. The two sang "I'm Not Ready" from his new album, "Gems -- The Duets Collection." Grammy Award-winning artist Adele also performed, singing "Rolling in the Deep" from her album "21."

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