The dance floor may be tearing celebs apart this season, but so far only the voters at home have been dealing the final blows.
And the ax fell yet again tonight on Dancing With the Stars.
Following jolly performances by Joss Stone, Selena Gomez and the USC Marching Band, Tom Bergeron somberly issued some walking papers, narrowing the field to 13 in the process.
But first, with the powers-that-be figuring it would only waste time to pretend last night's best dancers were in trouble, three contestants were ushered to safety before even one bead of sweat had time to form.
Mya, Donny Osmond and Aaron Carter crowded the top of the leaderboard last night and they shared the "phew, we're safe!" podium tonight, right off the bat.
The ensuing rigmarole resulted in the same fate for Mark Dacascos, Natalie Coughlin, Joanna Krupa, Melissa Joan Hart, Chuck Liddell, Melissa Joan Hart, Kelly Osbourne and, despite his fall caused by a fragile foot, Tom DeLay.
That left Kathy Ireland, Debi Mazar and Louie Vito waiting until the waning moments of tonight's show to find out whether or not it was time to start stretching for their next rehearsal.
In the end, it was Kathy who ended up with the short end of the stick.
"There is so much to take away from this experience," said the swimsuit model turned entrepreneur. "I wouldn't change a moment of it, [including] the fact that I got to learn how to dance from world champion Tony Dovolani."
And she got her own Urban Dictionary term!
Katony: One badass couple
The 13 remaining stars will be back in the ballroom next Monday. See ya then!
Dancing With The Stars isn't the only competition that's starting to heat up. The Amazing Race got rolling last weekend and Watch With Kristin was along for the ride.