CLOSING

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer was eliminated from ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" after the night's worst results.
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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

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Kel Mitchell performs her tango on Monday night. (Photo: Eric McCandles, ABC)