In the end, it came down to the comedienne versus the politician's kid. Up on the chopping block on Tuesday night's "Dancing With the Stars" results show were Margaret Cho and Louis Van Amstel, and Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas.
The ousted celebrity? It was Cho.
"We loved our dance last night. It was all about self-acceptance and pride and love, and we have that for each other so much," Cho said of their Monday night performance, which told the story of pride (she wore a rainbow flag dress). "I thought the judges were really hard on me, but I think you were hard on me because you could see I am a dancer for real. Thank you for the opportunity to let me dance."
Naturally, top score getter Audrina Patridge was saved early in the show. She and her partner danced the waltz on Monday night's episode, and she dedicated her performance to fallen troops and their families. Her routine earned the season's first 9s from the judges.
One of the more interesting highlights of the night was seeing "Jersey Shore" star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and Karina Smirnoff reprise their fox-trot.
Other performers on Tuesday night's show included Ne-Yo and ousted "DWTS" contestant Michael Bolton, who filled in for Susan Boyle. The British songstress canceled because of a sore throat, so Bolton paid a homage to her by singing the song she planned to sing, Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah."
Next week's show will have an acoustic theme. What exactly does that mean for dance?
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