Honey, we're not good. In fact, we’re anything but. During Week 8 of “Dancing With the Stars,” fans of the hit ABC series were forced to say goodbye to Andy Grammer and his Season 21 partner Allison Holker.
“I love you,” co-host Erin Andrews said to the recently eliminated contestant, revealing that the “Honey, I’m Good” singer was one of her favorite competitors on the show. (And ours, too!)
But as sad as Andy was to leave the competition -- and the chance of winning the dazzling Mirror Ball Trophy -- the singer revealed he felt as though it was fitting he left the series after getting to honor his mother, Kathy, who tragically died of cancer, one final time.
“[It] was a sweet process to help me grieve,” Andy explained after getting eliminated.
Andy performed a Viennese waltz during "Icon Night," accompanied by the Stevie Wonder song “Isn’t She Lovely." During his Week 8 package, Allison’s partner explained that he chose that song as a way to honor his late mother -- whom he always tried to make laugh. But as emotionally charged as the routine was, the judges weren’t too thrilled with Andy’s technique.
“I was so uplifted by your passion for your mom and I could just feel her spirit watching over you as you danced,” Carrie Ann Inaba began to critique the performance. “However, I think because you were so entranced by the story and because you were in another world, your dancing suffered a lot.”
Bruno Tonioli agreed with his fellow judge’s comment, adding that Andy needed to work on his ballroom finesse if he was to survive the Week 8 elimination.
However, after getting the ballroom boot, Andy stated that he felt like he left the series on a “bada--” note after being able to break out a handspring/worm move during the dance-off round against Alek Skarlatos and Lindsay Arnold.
Erin begged Andy to do it one last time. He initially declined, but after some coaxing Andy sprung into action -- literally -- and gave fans a goodbye wiggle on the dance floor.
Were you surprised to see Andy Grammer and Allison Holker eliminated during Week 8 of “DWTS”? Sound off in the comments section below and don’t forget to tune in to Season 21 of “Dancing With the Stars” on Monday nights at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.