Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer was eliminated from ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" after the night's worst results.
Sean Spicer left the building. But five dancers have returned for the semifinals of Dancing With the Stars, which will remain in history as one of the show's most heartbreaking episodes ever.
All the dance news faded in light of news from James Van Der Bake, who reported tearfully on the show that his wife, Kimberly, pregnant with their sixth child, was spontaneously spontaneous over the weekend.
. But the show also went on, with each dancer performing two dances in an effort to make finals for next week. The first was a "redemption dance," chosen by the judges as the worst dance in the repertoire of any couple, followed by a new routine.
Even with the dramatic Dancing With the Stars standards, tears and pain were taking a new level on Monday.
Here's what went down.
How we got here: Last week, Sean Spicer received the shoes of the judges
Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko dance to their latest issue on Monday night. (Photo: Eric McCandless, ABC)
Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko
Alaina was in the hot seat after falling into the "bottom two" last week. (The judges took Spicer's scalp and allowed the country singer to go on.) Worse, Alina had to open the show with her worst dance, a passer-bye, which she doubled over in Week 2.
But hers dance floor commanded the gadget song "What Doesn't Kill You, Make You Stronger" featured a different Alaine who shook Cat Woman's black velvet dress cut to show off her infamous socks with high hips.
The last routine was Judge Len Goodman, who trained her in rehearsals, smiling.
"There was great expression and aggression," Goodman said, calling it "a great routine, so much improved. "
The judges gave nine straight results.
First dance: 27/30
For the second dance, Alaina revealed the modest and kindly Viennese . She swam in a pink pink dress and spun through the room at the same time gracefully and at first glance effortlessly.
Goodman relaxed again, calling it "so sophisticated, so classic." Even with the compliments, she did not get 10 as the judges searched for straight nines.
Second dance: 27/30
Total score: 54/60  Kel Mitchell performs her tango on Monday night. ” width=”540″ data-mycapture-src=”” data-mycapture-sm-src=””/>
Kel Mitchell performs her tango on Monday night. (Photo: Eric McCandles, ABC)
Kel Mitchell and Whitney Carson
Mitchell is forced to dance tango after dancing it at 1 week as Judge Bruno Tonioli teaches and tells the actor to be "Mitchell was so playful in his tango that he wore giant red pink designs on his trousers while performing near perfect moves to Get Ready. He showed a painfully perfect dance frame. Tonioli stood and was proud at last.  "You delivered with everything I asked for," said Tonioli, calling it "pure, genuine Oh, right tango. "
Otherwise said this dance star" came the farthest "on the show.
The judges gave straight nines.
First dance: 27/30  For his second dance, Mitchell performed a contemporary routine on "I Will Always Love You," dedicated to a childhood friend who lost him to gun violence. Mitchell was very dramatic, raising Carson perfectly.
The judges were thrilled. especially Inaba, who called him "bolt, he's clean. I'm so grateful."
Goodman said everything in no words, just straightens his feet oplyaska starting successive standing ovations. The weeping judges reached the 10 paddles for a perfect result, putting Mitchell in a solid position.
Second dance 30/30
Total score: 57/60
Ally Brooke and pro Sasha Farber
Pop star Brooke has been going for three perfect results in the last two weeks. But Brooke had to work on the Viennese waltz she'd been skipping in Week 2 (where Goodman gave six!). Brooke was all twirling his dreams, spinning in his sparkling red dress against a star-studded nightclub, with Farber spinning her three times before sliding her across the floor to finish her. Being Ali Brooke, she called at last.
Goodman, who coaches her, called it "a wonderful dance. You went from caterpillar to butterfly." Yet he gave her nine, her lowest score when Inaba and Tonioli relaxed and pulled out the 10 paddles.
First Dance: 29/30
Brooke is not a dummy. She has been to the bottom two twice. So she knew that her second dance on Monday "might be my last." If so, she vowed to fight in a shiny banana yellow dance costume in Charleston.
She tossed her top hat and made every tiring dance move possible in the infectious routine, before comically and literally, falling off the backstage.
The judges were put on the floor, saying Inaba said she belonged in the finals with her "show stop."
Goodman called it a "joyous performance." Brooke was still catching her breath as the judges pulled out her 10 paddles for her perfect score.
Second dance: 30/30
Total score 59/60
Hannah Brown and Alan Bursten
She always pressed Brown. So it's fitting that Inaba is the head of Brown's rumba after criticizing the lack of hip action from the original of Week 3, calling it "cheerleading." Before the dance video, he showed a tense flow in rehearsals that ended with Inaba and Brown in tears and hugged him. Brown then relaxed his hips to dance with a stranger, with Bersten, the shirt fully unbuttoned, leading.
She moved her hips so much that her hair fell into her face. Brown finished strong and gave Inaba another makeup hug.
"You have improved a lot of hell," Inaba said, adding that Brown is "very comfortable in the hips. I'm proud of you. "
First Dance: 27/30
Brown is crying again, talking about her days of" bachelor "and the love lost in the video before her second dance. She poured her heart into contemporary dance, with some stunning elevators that showed immense confidence in Bursten.
"The emotion came out; it was a great dance," Goodman said.
Second dance 27/30
Total score 54/60
James Van Der Bake and Emma Slater
The Dawson Creek star is one of the favorites to make the finals, even with his Achilles' Fifth Cha cha, which he sails during week 2. Before he made his tragic news, Van Der Bake's Canned Heat disco, with him wearing a silver shiny disc shirt and tight pants, was exciting. He had a back twist that had fans gasping for breath, pumping his fist and repeatedly throwing his hands toward the ceiling. He even tossed around Slater before finishing dragging his knees to seal it.
But the judges were not in the mood for a disco. Self proclaiming himself a "nasty man" Goodman felt there were too many tricks.
"I would like to see more cha cha. I'm too confused, "he said.
Tonioli called it "Disco cha cha extravaganza", but he had problems with his routine.
First dance: 24/30
Before his second dance, Van Der Bake stunned the audience with the news of spontaneous abortion of his wife. There was no dry eye in the house as Van Der Bake recounted how his wife, still in the hospital, urged him to dance. He performed a tango in her honor.
The pain was dispelled on his face in passionate dance.
"I don't know how you lived through this," she said, deleting her. "But in the midst of all the tragedy you were going through, he gave me a great pose."
The judges gave nine straight results. But with his two dance scores, longtime Van Der Bake favorite was very risky to be voted on.
Second dance: 27/30
Total score: 51/60
] So what happened?
Could Van Der Bake actually be sent home the night he delivered such tragic personal news? This was a matter for everyone, as the judges' ratings were compared with the votes of the viewers to determine who would be cut and who would be in the final.
Kel and Whitney were first rescued, followed by Hannah and Alan and Comic shocked Lauren and Gleb.
Surely, the last two couples were Allie and Sasha, along with James and Emma. A real pain in the Van Der Bake show that kept its composure.
The judges had to make the awful decision of who was spared and who was sent home.
"Do you really need to?" Otherwise she begs for a tear. "The couple I want to save are Allie and Sasha. I'm very sorry, James." Then she put her head in her hands.
The next decisive vote went to Tonioli
"It's incredibly difficult," the judge said. "I have to tell Allie and Sasha."
There was sheer shock in the audience after it became clear Van Der Bake was voted.
The newly-elected Van Der Bake embraced Slater with a look of peace on his face when spared dancer Ali Brooke burst into tears, begging her to give Van Der Bake a spot on stage.
"Can I give it to James, please?" Brooke was sobbing. It didn't have to be. Van Der Beek will not compete in next week's finals.
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