“Dancing With the Stars” fans received a bit of brutal blow during the Season 29 semifinals—and for once, it didn’t have anything to do with new host Tyra Banks. Instead, the blow came through a gut-wrenching double elimination, which saw two high-scoring teams sent home.

Going into the night, six teams remained in the competition—Skai Jackson and Alan Bersten, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev, Nev Schulman and Jenna Johnson, Johnny Weir and Britt Stewart, Justina Machado and Sasha Farber and Daniella Karagach and Nelly. By the end of the night on the ABC competition series, after several perfect scores were awarded to all of the couples, Weir and Stewart were eliminated for having the lowest total combined score from the judges and viewer votes, while Jackson and Bersten were then eliminated by the judges in favor saving Machado and Farber.

Following their elimination, Weir, who was known for his signature style that bent stereotypical norms throughout the competition with his costumes admitted to Entertainment Tonight that while he was upset over being sent home one week shy of the competition’s close, he was proud that he stuck to being his true self the entire way through.

“I feel horrific. I gave everything that I had for this competition and I have no regrets at all about the performances that we gave,” he said. “At the end of the day, it does come down to your scores from the judges as well as how the public sees you and if they choose to vote for you. Honestly, I would 100 times choose to be myself over being popular, and I think that that is a strong message that we have shown this whole competition.”

However, Johnny isn’t the only one who expressed surprise over his elimination, as fans took to Twitter to share that they felt other couples—specifically Nelly and Daniella—should have been eliminated along with Skai, based on dancing ability.

While Nelly did get a perfect score on his Jive during the Semifinals and praise from the judges for his routine, of the couples remaining in the competition, his average scores were consistently lower than both Johnny and Skai’s. While Nev and Jenna have averaged a 25.9, earning the top spot with the judges and Kaitlyn and Artem have averaged a 25.7, Johnny and Britt were right below them, earning 25.1 overall.

Justine and Sasha were in fourth, with an average score of 24.6, followed by Skai and Alan with a 23.6 average. AJ McLean and Cheryl Burke, who were eliminated during the quarterfinals, had the sixth-highest average thus far with a 22.9--and two fewer routines, while Nelly has averaged a 22.6.

Of course, even with the changes to the elimination and voting system, contestants who have often performed and received lower scores have made it further than others who were better dancers overall. Season 28 saw Sean Spicer make it to the quarterfinals before he was eliminated—despite low scores. The system was changed for that season after upset ensued when Bobby Bones won in Season 27—despite also averaging lower scores than his fellow finalists.

The “Dancing With the Stars” Season 29 finals will air Monday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.

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Johnny Weir and Britt Stewart, Nelly and Daniella Karagach, Skai Jackson and Alan Bersten, Justina Machado and Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson and Nev Schulman and Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev are pictured during the “Dancing With the Stars” Season 29 semi-finals. Eric McCandless/ABC