Why She Was Cut: Fan favorite Kirstie Alley had already gone surprisingly far in the competition before she was cut during Week 8. Although Carrie Ann Inaba thought that Alley's Viennese Waltz from the night before was one of her best dances, she thought that Kirstie and Maks were a little sloppy during their paso doble that very night. The rest of the panel, along with the fans, seemed to agree and the beloved Kirstie and Maks were given the boot. "The second time around was very special to me," said Alley. "I learned more about dancing, believe it or not."