'Dancing With The Stars' elimination: Elizabeth, Val booted


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The star of "Saved by the Bell" was not saved by the viewers. Berkley Lauren and her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, are now the seventh eliminated couple of season 17.

Over the course of the past nine weeks, they had topped the judges' leader board more than once. Their Cha Cha in week six got the first 10-10-10 of the season. And their final dance on Monday night -- a Salsa trio -- got them one more perfect score from the judges. Berkley Lauren says she is grateful to have had this journey.

"You know, I was surprised, not in an entitled way like, 'Oh I should be here.' I was looking forward to the joy of next week," she said.

Chmerkovskiy says they still have a lot of celebrate.

"We're not leaving with a trophy, but within what we have already done, I think she's been through a lifetime of changes. She has so much to celebrate," he said.

Berkley Lauren says she is going to miss being in the competition.

"I'm going to miss this because I wanted to see this through. It just feels a little cut short at the moment. You're catching me fresh off elimination. But that's OK, it's given me so much," she said.

Corbin bleu and his partner, Karina Smirnoff, also got a perfect score for their Jazz trio number, ending the evening on top and uncertain.

"You know, we made it through so now we're just really nervous about the shocking eliminations because they seem to be consistent," said Smirnoff.

Others were also shocked by the elimination.

"This is the fourth shocker in a row, but this is the biggest shocker of all," said Cheryl Burke.

Her partner, Jack Osbourne, agreed.

"I would have never seen this coming. I always thought Elizabeth and Val were going to make it to the bitter end," said Osbourne.

Osbourne and Burke tied for third for the night with Leah Remini, Tony Dovolani and a wardrobe malfunction.

"My zipper was open throughout the entire dance," said Dovolani.

Remini added that both of her shoes became undone.

Last with the judges, but not with the viewers, was Bill Engvall.

"My golly, we do deserve to be here and I've got the greatest fans on the planet," said Engvall.

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