The Broadway star and partner Tony Dovolani were eliminated from Dancing With the Stars Tuesday after failing to make the most of their hard-fought trip to the semifinals.
Despite dual 26s on their quickstep and rumba and being called an "unlikely contender" by Carrie Ann Inaba last night, their 52 left them four points out of the hunt while only one point separated the other three contestants.
"It's been incredible!" the reliably bubbly Winokur said before that final goodbye dance. "No one expected us to get this far...[Tony] has worked so hard with me. This has been such an incredible experience."
First to be declared finalists, meanwhile, were—shocker!—Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas, who've never had to sweat it out for long come results time and who regained the top of the leaderboard last night after a two-week drought.