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Dancing With the Stars Backstage Scoop: The Cast Reacts to Cher's Judging Style! Plus, Brant Daugherty's Heartbreaking Goodbye

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Ladies and gentlemen: A living legend graced your television screens tonight.

Sorry Bill Engvall we're not talking about you—We're talking about the one and only Cher! In addition to having the music icon as a guest judge, this week's Dancing With the Stars performances featured seven of Cher's most sensational songs. From "If I Could Turn Back Time," to "I Got You Babe," the remaining dancers pulled out all the stops in hopes of impressing the 67-year-old songstress.

As always, E! News was backstage after tonight's performances to chat with our remaining contestants and you won't believe what they said about the Cher's judging comments and critiques! Plus we chatted with tonight's eliminated contestant, Brant Daugherty, to hear his emotional response to tonight's shocking voting results.

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Legendary, iconic, amazing and unforgettable. These are just a few of the countless praises that our DWTS contestants used to describe Cher with following her judging debut. The singer, who changed into three outrageous and lavish outfits throughout the night, originally told reporters that she was nervous to take her place at the judges table tonight.  

But Cher wasn't the only one with butterflies in her stomach! Amber Riley gushed, "I had a mini freak-out during the dance because I looked over and saw and was like, 'Aahhh! It's Cher!' It was pretty unforgettable."

Despite her nerves to perform in front of one of music's biggest stars, Riley explained that she thoroughly enjoyed Cher's tips and critiques. "She was so sweet when we walked up and spoke with her she was so down to earth and when you're around her she makes you feel comfortable," The Glee actress said. "She's a living legend and commands the audience and it's just amazing to be in the midst of the greatness."

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Tonight's eliminated dancer, Brant Daugherty, says that it was "truly an honor" to dance in front of Cher. Although Daugherty is "grateful" that he was able to make it this far, The Pretty Little Liars star was teary-eyed as he explained how much he is going to miss the competition.

"I'm just going to miss having something to work on, a project, something to do every day. A reason to get up and work hard. I'll find a new one but it'll take me a few days." The actor continues, "It completely consumes your life and my life has been completely Dancing With the Stars for almost three months now. I don't know what I'm going to do tomorrow."

Daugherty's dancing partner Peta Murgatroyd says that Daugherty is one of the best men she's ever known and she is going to miss his "light-hearted spirit" and the joy that he brings into every room. Don't be too disappointed Daugherty fans! The actor will be reprising his role and the brooding and mysterious Noel Kahn when season four of Pretty Little Liars returns in January.

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