Two former champs were forced to say goodbye last night on Dancing With the Stars.
Racecar driver Helio Castroneves, the winner of season five, earned himself a score of 25.5 the night before, but that wasn’t enough to keep him in the competition.
Though it was a surprise to see Helio go, the driver took it well. Smiling as he thanked all of those who voted for him.
Season two winner Drew Lachey on the other hand was disappointed over his early exit. Though he was given rave reviews for his cha-cha the night before—Bruno Tonioli even compared his moves to Channing Tatum’s in Magic Mike—he still landed in the bottom three. Unfortunately the fan votes were unable to lift him up.
“People questioned why I came back,” Drew said. “Because this is fun. I wouldn’t change a thing.”
He later took to Twitter to express his love to all those who supported him.
I want to thank everyone who voted for us. We love you and Team TreLachey forever!!!! #dwts—
Drew Lachey (@thedrewlachey) October 10, 2012
One of his biggest supporters, his brother Nick, also tweeted about his disappointment over Drew going home.
Nick Lachey (@NickSLachey) October 10, 2012
Kirstie Alley, who narrowly beat out Drew, was excited she was given another chance and made sure she let fans know how much she appreciates them.
just so you know, I don't take the work u put into voting lightly.I know U could B doing a lot of other things.Deeply touched by ur support—
Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) October 10, 2012
After coming in last and fighting with her partner Mark Ballas during rehearsal, Bristol Palin was happy to get another week to show off her skills. The reality star thanked her fans and gave them a sneak-peek of what goes on behind the scenes.
Bristol Palin (@BristolsBlog) October 10, 2012
After the dancers were treated to a performance from Karmin, host Tom Bergeron revealed a twist for next week’s episode. Instead of having one style that all contestants will perform, the dancers picked the style for one of their competitors.
The list of dances even included a few styles that have never been performed on the DWTS stage like Bollywood, bolero and the jitterbug.
Here’s a look at the remaining nine contestants and what style they’ll be tackling next week.
Gilles Marini: Bollywood
Sabrina Bryan: Disco
Shawn Johnson: Mambo
Emmitt Smith: Bolero
Apolo Anton Ohno: Hip Hop
Melissa Rycroft: Jitterbug
Kelly Monaco: Contemporary
Kirstie Alley: Charleston
Bristol Palin: Rock and Roll
Pamela Anderson (Week 1)
Joey Fatone (Week 2)
Drew Lachey & Helio Castroneves (Week 3)
– Shannon Carlin, CBS Local