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Monday night, Dancing with the Stars leader board-champion Derek Hough cautioned partner Ricki Lake that once the group dances start, the couple to go home usually comes from the losing "team." He couldn't have been more prophetic, as the bottom two consisted of Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus and David Arquette and Kym Johnson -- both of whom were on the lower-scoring Team Tango.
But despite receiving the week's lowest combined score, it wasn't Grace and MacManus who were voted out of the ballroom. It was the always entertaining Arquette and dancing pro Johnson who had to go. Not that Arquette seemed too upset about it; he said he was genuinely grateful for his experience on the show.
"This whole thing has been incredible, I've loved it. But there must be a mistake, because this is my show! I can't be going home," Arquette joked to host Brooke Burke, referencing Maksim Chmerkovskiy's memorable tirade from last week. "I'm just kidding!"
Usually landing in the middle of the pack, Arquette, 40, was often a crowd favorite this season. He even had the judges raving with a couple of his dances with Johnson -- particularly the Indiana Jones routine in week 4, which had judge Bruno Tonioli taken with Arquette's sexy charisma and use of a whip.
"I came here to get to know more about myself, face my fears, entertain people, let America have a chance to get to know me better, and to dance," Arquette added after being eliminated. "Kym, thank you so much, you've been so sweet and patient with me, and I plan on dancing with you a lot more if you'll have me."
Grace and MacManus, meanwhile, continue to be the season's most resilient pair. No matter how often they land in the bottom two or three, they've yet to get booted. But they'll need to outshine Hope Solo and Chmerkovskiy or Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke to have a shot at the final four.
Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber was on hand (sporting his pompadour-ish new hair do) to sing two songs from his new Christmas album Under the Misltetoe, and even added some old-school nostalgia to the mix by performing with Boys II Men on the song "Fa La La."
Next week, the competition heats up as the five remaining couples will perform two challenging dances apiece.
Watch David and Kym's last dance!