November 15, 2011 – The finalists on Dancing With the Stars have been announced after one more couple is sent home.
The three couples to compete in next week’s final dance-off were revealed after Hope Solo andMaksim Chmerkovskiy were eliminated on Tuesday night’s episode.
Maks and Hope were in last place after Monday’s performances with only 56 points out of 70. Also in jeopardy were J.R. Martinez, and Karina Smirnoff, whose scores fell on Tuesday due to an ankle injury.
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While Hope and Maks were not happy with their scores on Monday, when the pro soccer player learned her fate, she took it well. Admitting that being on the show was not easy, she was thankful for the opportunity.
“It’s been the toughest competition I’ve ever been a part of. I’m grateful, this was an amazing competition,” Hope said of DWTS when saying her customary goodbyes “Instead of the Mirror-Ball trophy, I’m going to try and win a gold medal at the Summer Olympics.”
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Meanwhile, Maks thanked Hope for her will and determination.
“I wish I could have been better for you,” Maks added, “It’s been an amazing journey.”
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