As it's getting closer to finding its winner, ": All-Stars" sent two more contestants home on Tuesday, November 20. Following their performance in the semifinals, Apolo Anton Ohno and got the axe which means the race for the Mirror Ball Trophy is now down to three female celebrity contestants, , Melissa Rycroft and .
"It's a life-changing experience," Apolo said of the stint shortly before learning his fate. After the bad news was delivered, he stated, "This competition was hard from the beginning," praising his pro-dancer partner as "a champion." He gushed, "I learned so much about her. She's taught me so much about myself."