'Dancing With The Stars' semifinals: Actress Leah Remini eliminated
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Fans said hello to a favorite pro dancer's return on "Dancing With The Stars," but they also said goodbye to another celebrity during Monday night's semifinals.
Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani were cut just one week before the finals, but they still feel victorious.
"I didn't think I was going to make it this far and I really am proud of us, I'm proud of Tony, I'm proud of myself. Although I'm sad to go, I feel like it's a win regardless," said Remini.
First place finishers Amber Riley and Derek Hough are already excited about next week's freestyle number in the finale.
"I think it'll be a fun idea. It'd be different than what I've actually done on the show before. From a production standpoint, we're really going to go there," said Hough.
The judges scored Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff second, and Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke third.
"There is no rest. There is no rest. I mean, there's one more week left. Why not just go for it? Use every last bit that we have," said Bleu.
Despite another last place finish, Bill Engvall and Emma Slater make it to the finals thanks to viewers.
"If it's meant to be, we'll take home that mirror ball, but if not, you know what, this has been the ride of my life and I'm loving every minute of it," said Engvall.
Professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy returned to the ballroom to judge and won raves from his peers, even his ex-fiancée.
"I think he did a really good job. He did a superb job," said Smirnoff.
Four teams remain, and they'll duke it out in next week's two-night finale.
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