SAN ANTONIO - It's the next-to-the-last elimination! This week, two couples go home just one week before the finals.
Here's where the remaining couples stand:
- Shawn & Derek – 59 points
- Melissa & Tony – 57.5 points
- Apolo & Karina – 57 points
- Emmitt & Cheryl – 54 points
- Kelly & Val – 54 points
The judges brought back Apolo & Karina's rumba.
The first couple to learn their fate: Shawn & Derek. They are safe!
It's time for a special performance. Parris Goebel has choreographed Jennifer Lopez. She and her dancers performed a hip hop routine to "Girl On Fire" by Alicia Keys.
The Wanted performed their hits "I Found You" and "Glad You Came."
The next couples to learn their fate: Apolo & Karina and Melissa & Tony. Both of these couples received one perfect score Monday. Apolo & Karina are going home. Melissa & Tony are in the finals! Apolo was very gracious. A taped piece showing his past performances played. No second mirrorball trophy for him!
Paula Abdul is back, y'all! She's not at the judge's table – she's performing! She called it her "Dream Medley."
One more performance: Derek took on a contemporary number. He also worked on the music for this piece.
The final two couples learn their fates: Kelly & Val and Emmitt & Cheryl - after one last commercial break.
Emmitt & Cheryl are going home. Another former champion kept from the big prize! Kelly & Val are in the finals!
Next week, the top three couples – all lady stars - get their freestyle and one dance we've seen before.
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