With one week left, the only question that remained was whether Ty’s fan support could propel him into the DwtS 8 finals.
Musical guest Raphael Saadiq kicked off the night, accompanied by his own dancers.
The judge’s encore went to Shawn & Mark for their Tango. Then former DwtS champs Helio Castroneves, Brooke Burke and Drew Lachey offered some generic comments about this season’s final four.
The next performance of the night was part of the pro dancer competition. This week, finalists Mayo Alanen and Anna Demidova performed two dances with one of the current DwtS pros. Mayo was first up, dancing a Tango with Kym Johnson.
Anna was next, performing a Quickstep with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
The competition took a break for the winning routine in ABC’s online Design-a-Dance contest, a Quickstep performed by Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, Julianne Hough and Lacey Schwimmer.
Then Mayo & Kym were back to Cha Cha Cha.
Anna & Maks returned with a Samba.
The judges unanimously favored Anna’s routines, with Len threatening to "show [his] bum in the supermarket" if she doesn’t come back next season.
Finally, it was time to announce the results. Gilles & Cheryl and Shawn & Mark were told they were safe.
Ultimately, Melissa & Tony wer saved, and Ty & Chelsie were let go. I wonder how close they really were to making it into the finals.