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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Halloween-Themed Elimination Is No Shock

While the celebrity leaving the competition may not be a huge surprise, one who isn’t even declared in danger certainly is

(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you have not yet watched Week 7’s Halloween-themed episode of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.”)

Another week, another elimination on “Dancing With the Stars,” and we still haven’t reached the portion of the competition when this part of the process is actually difficult or shocking. What’s more shocking, at this point, is how the lesser performers seem to be stacking up when America’s votes are factored in.

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The women and Alfonso Ribeiro continue to glide confidently forward, while the rest of the guys are faltering at different levels of disappointment. But the guy who has proved the most disappointing week in and week out may also be the last one standing from this group.

Michael Waltrip was once again declared safe, not even being put into jeopardy this week. This after a horrendous score of 20 for his jive performance with Emma Slater. It was easily the worst score of the night; the judges are doing their part to try and get him eliminated. I’m not saying they’re skewing his scores that low, either, because he is absolutely earning those marks.

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In the end, it came down to Antonio Sabato Jr with his partner Cheryl Burke against Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd. Chong eked out a single-point victory over Sabato on the night (28 points to 27), and he secured his spot in the competition for another week.

It was the end of the road for Sabato, who proved he had the sex appeal and the smoldering good looks of a classical Latin dancer, but he just couldn’t back it up with the moves.

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“Dancing With the Stars” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.