Chaz Bono
Chaz Bono was one of the most controversial and popular contestants on this season's "Dancing with the Stars." The author and activist was eliminated on Tuesday night. REUTERS

Chaz Bono has been eliminated from Dancing with the Stars.

Bono, 42, and partner Lacey Schwimmer found themselves in the bottom two on Tuesday night, along with soccer star Hope Solo and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Receiving the lowest overall combined total score, which included Monday's judges score of 19, Bono and Schwimmer were booted off season 13, leaving six teams behind.

During Broadway week, where stars performed to popular songs from Broadway shows, Bono and Schwimmer delivered a tango performance to the theme from The Phantom of the Opera.

Following the elimination, the couple received a long standing ovation from the audience.

I took so much away from this, I mean, this was an amazing journey that really pushed me and showed me that I could do so much more than I ever thought I could, Bono told co-host Brooke Burke on the dance floor.

I came on this show because I wanted to show America a different kind of man. And I know that if there was somebody like me on TV when I was growing up, my whole life would have been different. So I dedicate everything I did to all the people out there like me, especially the kids and teens who are struggling. You can have a wonderful, great life and be successful and happy, he added.

Bono was one of the top favorites going into the competition. The bestselling author and activist was also one of the most controversial, being the first openly transgender contestant in the history of Dancing with the Stars.

When the 2011 cast was announced in August, Bono received an overwhelming support from fans, his mother Cher and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).

At a time when transgender representation in the media is sorely lacking, Chaz Bono joining the cast of a series like Dancing With the Stars is a tremendous step forward for the public to recognize that transgender people are an important part of the American culture, Senior Director of Programs, Herndon Graddick, said in a statement at the time.

Prior to the elimination show on Tuesday night, Bono took to Twitter to write about his experience, and inadvertently predicted his own exit.

I hope we don't go home tonight, but if we do, I'm so grateful to have had this life altering experience. Thanks @LaceySchwimmer and #DWTS, he wrote.

Bono's exit comes just one day after Chmerkovskiy lashed out at the judges for criticizing rumba performance with Solo. Upon hearing remarks from judge Len Goodman, Chmerkovskiy told him to retire, and later, called Dancing with the Stars his own show.

The next episode of Dancing with the Stars airs on Oct. 31, when Solo, Ricki Lake, J.R. Martinez, Nancy Grace, David Arquette and Rob Kardashian continue to compete for the championship.

Watch Chaz Bono's last dance below.