Two pairs took the exit on "Dancing with the Stars" this week, one due to the weekly elimination and another due to injury. Receiving the lowest total amount of jury's score and audience vote on Monday, October 5 were Debi Mazar and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy who consequently are out of the game. Tom DeLay meanwhile voluntarily quit because he was in too much pain.
Debi danced the Samba to "Love is in the Air" by John Paul Young but the performance was criticized of lacking the "flavor" although she had all the "ingredients". The actress scored 6-5-6 which makes a total of 17 out of 30, the same score that Chuck Liddell gained. The lowest scorer that night actually was Michael Irvin with 14 but apparently the NFL player had larger fan base voting for him.
Tom, meanwhile, also scored lower than Debi, taking in 15 out of 30 for his Samba. But he was the first to be announced safe. Declaring his withdrawal, the former U.S. House Majority leader stepped forward and said, "You can't practice. And if you can't practice, you'll make a fool of yourself out here, and I don't want to do that to Cheryl [Burke]." Host Tom Bergeron said that if Tom is well enough, he is welcomed to do the Texas Two-Step at the finale.
During the result show on Tuesday, October 6, the judges requested a reprise of Chuck's Samba. Queen Latifah later on serenaded Cheryl and Maksim. Dance group Jabbawockeez also came, performing a "Singin' in the Rain" piece. Two guest dancers were unmasked at the end of the dance and they turned out to be Lacey Schwimmer and Mark Ballas.