Christina Milian has become the fourth celebrity sent packing from "Dancing with the Stars" season 17. The singer/actress and her partner Mark Ballas had to end their journey on the dancing competition after last week's votes were combined with judges' scores from that night's dance.
Getting 28 points, including a 10 from judge Len Goodman, couldn't save Christina from getting eliminated. "Shock in the ballroom," co-host Brooke Burke said. Christina admitted the result was a "true shock" and she "wasn't expecting that."
"We had obviously the best performance that we've had thus far. I wouldn't want to leave on any other note but this way," she continued, as judge Carrie Ann Inaba earlier said her cha cha cha "was special." Mark added, "We went out with a bang." Speaking of her experience on the show, she said, "It's been amazing. If you take a great challenge and risk, you become a better person."
Christina was actually tied with Corbin Bleu for the highest score of the night. The "High School Musical" actor danced a foxtrot dedicated to his sister Phoenix who was diagnosed with severe scoliosis in 2011. Len praised his "lovely, fluid" movements.
Also earning a 10 for her foxtrot, Amber Riley picked 2009 as her most memorable year, when she was turned down when auditioning for "American Idol" but then scored a role on "Glee". Carrie Ann said, "You danced the heck out of that routine," although Len criticized "the hold." She earned a total of 26 points.
Jack Osbourne, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Brant Daugherty earned 27 each. Jack's waltz to commemorate 2012, the year his daughter was born and he was diagnosed with MS, was deemed "magical" by Carrie Ann. Len said it was "fabulous" despite noting that his hand was "peculiar" at times.
Snooki also picked 2012 as her most memorable year since she gave birth to her son Lorenzo last year. Crediting motherhood for changing her to become a better person, she danced a jazz routine which Len said was "fun to watch."
Brant danced a contemporary routine to pay tribute to his father, who died in 2009, but didn't want it to be a sad number. "You put so much dedication and passion, it was wonderful," Bruno Tonioli said.
Elizabeth Berkley's most memorable years are 1989 and 2012, so she danced a jive to "I'm So Excited", the song she used to sing on "Saved By the Bell", but dedicated it to her baby born last year. Len said she did a "great job" and the judges gave her 26 points.
Bill Engvall earned 24 points for his Viennese Waltz to celebrate 1982, the year he married his wife. Bruno called it "honest, heartfelt and emotional" and Carrie Ann said, "You touched our souls." Both judges agreed that Bill had some "timing issues."
Leah Remini picked 2013 as her most memorable year because she left Scientology. "You don't realize how not strong you really are until stuff hits the fan," she shared. She danced a contemporary number to Katy Perry's "Roar". Len said, "It wasn't great," but Bruno liked the "very, very good" storytelling.