The singer and former Disney Channel star and van Amstel became the sixth couple ousted from the competition based on the combination of the Dancing with the Stars judges' scores and home viewer votes they had received during Monday night's performance show and last week's two performance shows.
"You know, everyone -- every single person can understand what it feels like to get a second chance at something, and this was my second chance. Last night was one of the most beautiful nights I've ever had, and Louis, I am so grateful for you. I'm grateful for this experience. And Dancing with the Stars, honestly, has been just an absolute dream," Bryan said following her ouster.
"Thank you guys [the fans] so much. You voted me on this season. I did my absolute best because of you guys, so thank you so much. And Louis, thank you."
"I think last night summed up how I feel about Sabrina -- that rumba, how much she opened up to America. I mean, for me, it was a dream come true. I had it once before in Season 9 with Kelly Osbourne, and this lived up the same [way]. I love you, [Sabrina]. I love you, but unfortunately our journey ends here," van Amstel added.
Monday night's broadcast featured each All-Star couple dancing an individual routine which allowed the celebrity in each pairing to step forward and perform a small solo. Last week's two performance shows featured each couple dancing an individual dance and participating in one of two group "Team Dance" routines. Each performance was worth 30 out of 30 possible points.
Bryan's ouster came as a shock to viewers just as it did her first time around when she competed on Dancing with the Stars' fifth season in Fall 2007 with partner Mark Ballas. The pair had finished in seventh place after what was considered unexpectedly early elimination, and last night, Bryan was eliminated from the competition during the same exact week -- Week 6 -- as she had been during her first season on the show.
Olympic gold medalist speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno and partner Karina Smirnoff were the other couple still in danger of elimination prior to Bryan and van Amstel's ouster, however,Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron noted they were not necessarily the other pair in the bottom two based on the combination of the judges' scoring and home viewer votes from the three previous performance shows.
Had Ohno and Smirnoff been eliminated from the competition, it also would've been a shocking result. Dancing with the Stars co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet announced last night that Ohno has managed to rack up the most perfect scores in the history of the show. Also, like Bryan and van Amstel, the couple earned a perfect score of 30 for their Viennese waltz on Monday night.
Ohno and Smirnoff finished in second place on the judges' leaderboard with 86.5 total points. In addition to the 30 points they received for their Viennese waltz, they had a combined score of 56.5 for their individual routine and "Team Dance" last week.
Third place on the judges' leaderboard went to reality TV star Melissa Rycroft and partner Tony Dovolani after they racked up a total of 86 points over the course of the last two weeks. Combined with the 56.5 points they had previously received, the couple also earned 29.5 points for their Viennese waltz this week.
Olympic gold medalist gymnast Shawn Johnson and partner Derek Hough finished with a total of 84.5 points, landing them in fourth place on the judges' leaderboard. They danced a cha cha which received 28 points from the judges. Those 28 points were added to their overall score of 56.5 from last week.
Sixth place on the leaderboard went to NFL football star Emmitt Smith and partner Cheryl Burke after they received a total of 82.5 points. Added to their score of 56 from last week, the couple also received 26.5 points from the judges for their foxtrot routine.
Actress Kirstie Alley and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy finished in seventh place on the judges' leaderboard after they danced a rumba worthy of 27.5 points -- which, when combined with the 52.5 points they had earned last week, gave the couple a total score of 80 points.
However, Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy actually ended up walking away from Monday night with an overall score of 82 points. After all the All-Star couples performed in one big freestyle group dance, Alley and her partner were awarded two additional bonus points from the judges for giving a standout solo performance mid-routine.
Bergeron announced during last night's episode that due to the amount of people who couldn't vote this week because of Hurricane Sandy storming on the East Coast, no one will be eliminated from Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars next week.
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