October 14, 2013

Dancing With the Stars': Christina Milian Booted From Dance Floor

Singer Christina Milian was eliminated from "Dancing With the Stars" tonight, despite getting the first 10 of the season during this evening's performance.

The ballroom audience booed when Milian's name was announced, and many looked stunned.

Milian said she was "shocked" by the outcome.

"I wasn't expecting that, but you know what, I think that we had the best performance tonight that we've had thus far," she said.

Her pro partner, Mark Ballas, said he was proud of Milian's accomplishment on the dance floor.

"You know, we worked really hard. She did great tonight, and we just went out with a bang," he said.

Based on their performances last week, Milian and actress Leah Remini - who was the lowest scorer tonight - were in the bottom two, putting them both in jeopardy of getting eliminated. Milian was tied with actor Corbin Bleu for the highest score tonight.

Elimination is decided based on combined judge and viewer votes. The audience votes from last week and tonight were combined with the judges' scores from tonight's performance, and the star with the lowest total was sent home.

Tonight's show was dedicated to the most memorable year of each star's lives, and the contestants' routines put their raw emotions on full display.

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One couple will be eliminated next week depending on their performances from tonight's show.

Christina Milian: The singer's sassy cha-cha recalled 2010 - the year she gave birth to her daughter and divorced her husband after learning he was cheating on her. The judges liked the routine so much that head judge Len Goodman (back in his chair after missing last week because of an overseas trip) gave her a 10 - the very first perfect score of the season. He said Milian's performance had fiery cha-cha and icy control. Bruno Tonioli called the routine "indecently hot," and Carrie Ann Inaba said the dance stood out. "You've been great. I have loved watching your performances, but tonight, I have to say, that was something special," she told Milian. Judges gave Milian 28 points.

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