Dancing With the Stars Week 8 Results Recap: Two for the Road

This week’s Dancing With the Stars results show meant twice the trouble for the six remaining competitors, only four of whom will progress to the semifinals next week. Yup, the night’s double elimination meant that two of your ballroom favorites traded in their sequins and bronzer for good. Here’s how it shook out:

Couples in Jeopardy
Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas
Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Stuff They Make Us Watch Before the Eliminations | Len joined Season 2 celebs Kenny Mayne and Jerry Rice (both dressed as roller derby castoffs) for the enduring Dance Center bit. Two things: Jerry looked surprisingly fetching in silver eye shadow, and I don’t care if it was real or fake — the Len-in-a-Speedo footage is something that never needs to air again anywhere, ever. Later, Chris Brown performed “Turn Up the Bruising,” and — oh, it was “Turn Up the Music”? My bad. (And by “my,” I mean yours, Brown. RiRi may have forgiven you, but I haven’t.) Other highlights included an American Bandstand-themed tribute to Dick Clark and a Dancing With the Stars: Live in Las Vegas plug featuring So You Think You Can Dance alum Dmitry Chaplin.

Who’s Gone? | About halfway through the hour, Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower were cut from the competition. As the crowd leapt to its feet, the Disney darling graciously thanked his fans, and considering that the duo had the second highest score last night, partner Chelsie said she was “happy to end it on a high note.” The show made Melissa Gilbert and Katherine Jenkins wait until the very end to find out that Half Pint was heading home, too — and on her birthday, even! “I wish I could’ve given you a better birthday present,” Maks told his partner, who said that the fact that she’d made it so far in the competition “does make it a really incredible birthday.”

What do you think? Did the right contestants get axed? Who’s your favorite to go all the way? Tell us about it in the comments!