'Dancing With The Stars All-Stars' Update: Apolo Ohno & Emmitt Smith Sent Home On 'DWTS'

on November 20 2012 10:24 PM
DWTS: Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke
Season 3 crowned Emmitt Smith and pro partner Cheryl Burke champions. Smith is a retired NFL running back. He played college football for the University of Florida and later played professionally for the Dallas Cowboys and the Arizona Cardinals. He retired from football in 2004. Since his DWTS days, Smith has covered football for ESPN and was inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010. Abc

 

On Tuesday night’s “Dancing With The Stars” elimination episode, two dance duos were sent home right before the finale.

Emmitt Smith, who had one of the lowest scores out of the final five after Monday night, was sent packing.

"I have great appreciation for the show," he said.

"After tonight, this show has lost a good chunk of charisma," co-host Tom Bergeron commented.

Even though Olympic speed skater Apolo Ohno received a perfect score for one of his performances on Monday night, it wasn’t enough to keep him and his partner Karina Smirnoff in the running.

"This competition was hard from the beginning," Ohno said after learning he wouldn't move on to the finals. "Every single person who does this show is a champion because it forces you to become a champion in your own right ... It's been a blessing."

It was little surprise when Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson was saved, as well as reality star Melissa Rycoff. 

At the very last minute it was announced that Kelly Monaco was saved.

Monaco and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy locked lips at the end of their performance on Monday and even though they didn’t get a perfect score from the judges, the chemistry between the two of them is perfectly clear.

Monaco told Us Weekly that the smooch “was planned,” but the rumored romance between the “General Hospital” star and Chmerkovskiy could be one reason fans decided to save them. 

One of the best parts Tuesday night’s “DWTS” was when Paul Abdul performed a dance medley of her four No. 1 hits that she referred to as a “dream medley.” 

"I think this is technically one of the coolest things we've all pulled off here," Bergeron said when he introduced Abdul. 

Tune in to “DWTS” next Monday at 8/7c to see all the couples perform their final dances.