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Dancing With the Stars Elimination: A Cut Weeks in the Making

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No one had really vaulted out of the pack yet on Dancing With the Stars until last night, when Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas gave as good as they could in the contemporary-dance department and ended up with a trio of 9s.

Subsequently, they were totally safe on tonight's elimination show.

And so were many of their fellow standouts, leaving the now usual suspects lingering in the red glow of jeopardy...

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It came down to Victor Ortiz, Andy Dick and the ailing Lisa Vanderpump, who, it was revealed last night, fainted during a rehearsal and needed a doctor's care. That on top of the injuries she had already been nursing!

"When I stood there I thought for a second I'd lost my mind," Lisa said about going through with last night's performance. "But I did it and I feel a bit better today. We worked through it, but it's been rough."

As it turns out, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and her hunky partner (hope to see you next season, Gleb!) were sent home tonight, so she'll have plenty of time to recuperate now.

Dancing with the Stars, Lisa Vanderpump Adam Taylor/ABC

"Just to be included with this group of people—you know, gold medalists, Olympians—but most importantly, just a wonderful bunch of people, so yes, I am really happy," Lisa said when asked if she was happy she had done the show, despite her rough ride.  

"Six long weeks, I have to say, and boy has it taken its toll. It's been the hardest thing I've ever done," she added, "but I was given a gift, dancing with [Gleb]...But I just really want to thank my castmates, because they have been amazing. They've made it so much fun."

The fun continues next week for Andy, Victor, Ali, D.L. HughleyKellie PicklerSean LoweZendayaJacoby Jones and Ingo Rademacher

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