Hope Solo

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And the chase for the mirror-ball trophy is down to three!

Tonight, Dancing With the Stars said goodbye to Hope Solo, who was positively distraught when we saw her backstage after the show. In fact, she was so upset about her elimination from the competition that she was unable to hold it together for interviews! So what happened?

Plus, what did J.R. Martinez's doctor have to say about his busted ankle?

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While Hope, who braved the press solo (no pun intended) for one interview before breaking down during an answer and being escorted out of the room in tears, was unable to speak to us about her departure, her fellow Stars talked to us about saying goodbye to the soccer player.

"I love them! They were on my team paso and we did so well with that," Ricki Lake says of saying goodbye to Hope and her partner Maks Chermovskiy. "I think they're both great people. I think she did great. She came so far and I now like soccer. I never knew anything about it, but now I'm rooting for my goalie Hope Solo!" Aw, how cute!

J.R. adds, "Hope did a great job this season. She surprised herself, she surprised all of us and she surprised America. I'm sure she's proud of herself."

Still, his partner Karina Smirnoff says, "As much as we don't want anyone to go home, we're kind of really glad we made the final!"

Something fans are worrying might jeopardize J.R.'s chances of winning? His ankle injury.

"The ankle feels a lot better, does," J.R. assures of his recent injury. "I got some time to rest. I got an X-ray done this morning. The doctor said it's negative and that everything looks good. Now, it's about being strategic: making sure I take care of, wrap it properly and continue to dance!"

The contestant most surprised to make it to next week's finals? Rob Kardashian!

"I never would have imagined this when I signed up for this, never in a million years," Rob admits. "I really just gotta bring it more than ever and that mirror-ball trophy is right at the end of my fingertips."

So will the entire Kardashian clan, Kim included, be coming to the finals to cheer on Rob? "Everybody's gotta come next week, and they will!" Rob enthuses. "It's going to be a crazy night."

Were you shocked to see Hope go home? Who do you think will win Dancing With the Stars? Sound off in the comments!

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