May 01, 2012 7:18pm PT by Michael O'Connell
'Dancing With the Stars' Dispatches Surprise Couple With Elimination Duel
From here on out, the results are (mostly) back in the audience's hands.
Dancing With the Stars dropped its third and final elimination duel on the remaining couples Tuesday night, and after an hour that gave the greenlight to most of the top of the leader board early on, Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower and Jaleel White and Kym Johnson were named the bottom two and told to dance for their lives.
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It was a bit of a surprise for Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. The twosome were the lowest scorers by far during Monday's performance show and they seemed resigned to departing after the show.
The fateful rumba went down with either couple seemingly poised to leave or stay -- both, after all, had survived a previous duel -- but the judges were less impressed with one duo's shaking.
Praising everyone's strength at the dance, a uninamous vote chose to save Fegan.
Before he left, White praised Fegan's performance and said he was just glad that he got a few good dances out of the competition -- none of them being "The Urkel."