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Dancing With the Stars is down to the wire.
After a night of what were supposed to be game-changing "instant dances," the remaining contestants were closer than ever on the leaderboard, with Jennifer Grey and Brandy tied for first place and Bristol Palin languishing in last.
So who's going to be dancing in next week's semifinals?
Not Kurt Warner, who had a strong season but didn't quite reach the playoffs.
"You know, I learned a long time ago that life isn't always about winning and losing competitions," the retired NFL star said, "but it's about relationships, it's about impacting people—and so I thank everybody at Dancing With the Stars because it gave me an opportunity to impact people and build relationships. So that's really what it's all about."
He also specially thanked partner Anna Trebunskaya, the fans, his wife and his "seven wonderful kids at home."
Meanwhile, last place, shmast place! Bristol the Pistol's unlikely run has extended all the way to the semifinals!
Bristol, Jennifer Grey, Brandy, and Kyle Massey will keep dancing for all the marbles next week.
Brandy had to sweat it out until the final moments, however—or was it her partner who was being punished?
Maksim Chermkovskiy was uncharacteristically contrite tonight after battling with Carrie Ann Inaba yesterday after she directed her critique at him for not giving Brandy enough to do in their cha-cha.
"[To all the pros] I've always respected all of you," Carrie Ann said at the end of the show. "I hope that you will let it go."
And what has Brandy learned to do when her partner lets his temper get ahead of him?
"Stay out of it," the semifinalist smartly replied.