And another one bites the dust. "Dancing with the Stars" eliminated its second couple of the 2014 season on Tuesday, Sept. 23, dwindling down the group of cha-chaing contestants from 12 to 11. Were you surprised with who was sent home during week two of the hit ABC reality series?
TV talk show host Tavis Smiley and professional dancer Sharna Burgess were eliminated from Season 19 of the dance competition after their weak performance of the cha-cha to Earth Wind & Fire's "Boogie Wonderland." The dancing duo ultimately received one of the lowest scores of the night: 28/40.
Their dismissal from the competition, however, wasn't just solely based off their mediocre routine. According to Smiley, he wasn't giving the competition his all due to his seriously busy schedule. In fact, while practicing for their performance he begged Burgess to simplify their routine so that he would be able to remember it.
"I know you've had a tough week. Unfortunately, it showed a bit," judge Len Goodman said to the author who's knee-deep in book signings and touring, all while simultaneously attempting to remember a dance routine to perform in front of a live studio audience. In Smiley's defense, he was practicing every free moment he got -- in the hallway and even the elevator.
"The art of dance I absolutely love, but like anything in life, it takes time to perfect it," Smiley said. "I don't care what it is, you have to spend time at your vocation. It's been a wonderful experience, and I wish everybody all the best."
Smiley wasn't the only celebrity dancer received a low score Monday night. Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater received a 24/40, while Randy Couture and Karina Smirnoff, Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani and Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd were all given a 28/40.
Who do you think deserved to go home during the second elimination round of "Dancing with the Stars"? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts.