November 09, 2011 04:11:17 GMT
The HLN host is voted off just a week before the show enters its semifinal round, praising pro partner Tristan MacManus who has guided her since the beginning.
"Dancing with the Stars" has sent home its weakest contestant in its eighth week. Dodging eliminations from week to week despite her so-so performances, Nancy Grace eventually got the boot on Tuesday, November 8.
"I am so proud, but I really cannot take the credit. You know what, it's been all Tristan [MacManus] from the get-go," Nancy said, praising her pro partner who was standing beside her. "Not only did I meet a lot of goals I also become friends, not only with the other stars, but with the dancers as well," she added before thanking the viewers "who stuck by me from way back then."
Tristan chimed in, "We've just had a blast. Thanks for being welcoming to me and also to Nancy." Delivering a wise message in his farewell speech, he stated, "It's not about being the best. It's just about doing the best."
Nancy's elimination was not a surprise since she was at the bottom of the scoreboard on Monday, November 7. Being honest with his opinion, head judge Len Goodman told her, "You've come to the ball, and you've lasted eight weeks, however, for me, it's midnight and it's time to go home."
The Tuesday result show was filled with performances from A-list artists including Andrea Bocelli, Jordin Sparks and Flo Rida. The audience was additionally entertained with the Cirque du Soleil production of "Michael Jackson: The IMMORTAL World Tour."
Bringing more laughs to the show, Kenny Mayne and Jerry Rice were featured in "Dance Center" during which they gave hilarious comments on the contestants. The segment included a mock on Maksim Chmerkovskiy's controversial comment by crediting the Ukrainian born dancer as "the owner of the entire show."
"DWTS" will enter its semifinal round next week with the top four finalists, J.R. Martinez, Ricki Lake, Hope Solo and Rob Kardashian.