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We're only one week away from the semifinals on DWTS, and the contestants are DEFINITELY stepping up their game!
There are only six teams remaining and only five can move on to next week, but the dance floor was unusually crowded as each couple got a chance to pick a troupe dancer to do a trio routine!
Corbin Bleu picked Witney Carson to help out with his performance, and while they seemed to hit things off during rehearsals, Karina Smirnoff was worried that
We've seen some shocking eliminations so far this season of DWTS, but we definitely did NOT see this coming!
There were only six couples remaining, but only five were able to move onto the semifinals as Elizabeth Berkley and Val Chmerkovskiy JUST missed the cut!
At this point in the competition, every elimination is going to seem surprising with such a strong field remaining. However, this one was particularly shocking considering they were regularly one of the top-scoring teams!
This week was no different as Elizabeth and Val were the second highest-scoring duo of the night after earning a perfect score for their sexy salsa with Gleb Savchenko! But apparently two shirtless hotties wasn't enough to save them!
We hate to see you go, Elizabeth, but congrats on making it this far!
Ch-ch-check out their last perfect performance …AFTER THE JUMP!!!
We're not 100% sure, but we think that's how angels are born!!
This week, DWTS paid tribute to the iconic singer and let her sit at the judges table, which means competitors were sure to bring their A-game for the legendary performer!
However, they kind of had a trick up their sleeve as they had Derek come out in
Aside from playing Jessie Spano in Saved By The Bell, Elizabeth Berkley is perhaps best known for her role in the 1995 film Showgirls!
However, the risqué flick wasn't exactly a highpoint in her acting career!
This week on DWTS, Elizabeth got emotional while looking back on the criticism that came after the movie, and she restated those feelings during an appearance on Ellen with her partner Val Chmerkovskiy!
In fact, she took things a little bit further and said it was "a bit humiliating at the time" and it even prompted her to take a break from dancing!
Luckily, she says her time on DWTS has helped her once again find her passion for dance:
"I loved dance as a kid, and I kind of shut the door on it. This really has opened that desire up in me again. It's given me permission to reconnect with something I love."
That's great to hear, because we LOVE watching you dance!
Besides, she and Val do kind of make a perfect team!
No, really. They were the first duo to earn a perfect 30 this season for their amazing routine!
Ch-ch-check out Elizabeth's interview as well as her recreation for her perfect dance (above)!
However, it wasn't all sunshine and rainbows as the veteran actress got a bit emotional during rehearsals!
Elizabeth said the steamy moves reminded her of when she starred in Showgirls back in 1995, and while she knew the movie was a creative risk, she had no idea
And boy did she live up to our expectations!!
Elizabeth recreated one of the most iconic moments in '90s television history with her partner Val Chmerkovskiy filling in for Zack Morris!
However, instead of being addicted to caffeine pills, Jessie Spano was dealing with jive pills!
Now we NEVER condone drug use, but those things must have worked because she pulled out some AH-mazing moves!
And apparently the judges are Saved By The Bell fans too as they gave Elizabeth and Val a score of 26!
Now if we could just get her to do a Showgirls dance, we'll be good to go!
Ch-ch-check out Elizabeth getting so excited (above)!