The big news to come out of Tuesday night's "Dancing With the Stars" elimination show wasn't who was getting booted. Host Tom Bergeron announced — to the crowd's delight — that ousted "American Idol" finalist (and rumored girlfriend of dancing pro Mark Ballas) Pia Toscano will perform next Tuesday. She'll be singing while Ballas and Karina Smirnoff dance.
Of course, who was actually eliminated was saved for the final minutes of the show, and the couples in a three-way tie for the bottom judges' score had to sweat it out for a while.
Kendra Wilkinson, Ralph Macchio and Petra Nemcova each earned only 22 points on Monday night. Many predicted that Wilkinson and her partner, Louis Van Amstel, would be heading home. The couple danced an unimpressive foxtrot to "Yankee Doodle," and even though the judges told her that she was improving, she still had a long way to go. "It's much better than last week," head judge Len Goodman told her. "It was fun, and it was entertaining."
In the end, it was the supermodel who got booted.
On Monday night, Nemcova and her partner quick-stepped to Elvis' "Viva Las Vegas," but the judges weren't impressed. They liked that she handled the fast pace well, but said that this was far from her best dance.
The voting public agreed, but Nemcova smiled and said she enjoyed her experience.
"It's been a life-changing journey for me," the Czech-born model said after learning her fate. "I made amazing friends. Dmitry [Chaplin] put up with me for two months."