Aaron Carter reluctantly bid farewell to Dancing With the Stars last night. Despite receiving a respectable 23 for his foxtrot and 27 for his samba, the combined judges score of 50 was not enough to carry him through to the semifinals. "Every day there was a new lesson," a disappointed Aaron told In Touch afterward. "I learned and I might not have gotten it then, but I got it afterwards and I've got it now." For those who watched him they see a changed man leaving the dance floor. And judge Carrie Ann Inaba was not the only one who noticed Aaron's transformation from boy to man. In a tearful moment, the usually cranky judge Len Goodman also gave Aaron some beautiful parting words - a show first. "I was shocked," revealed Aaron. Next week's performance show moves into overdrive as this season enters it's semifinal round.
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Looking back at your performances, are you impressed by what you accomplished?
Aaron: There were some I looked back on and thought were pretty cool.
How did you feel about the show highlighting your emotional side by showing all those clips of you getting upset?
Aaron: It is what it is, it was funny and very entertaining. Overall, it was a good results show tonight.
As his partner, how proud are you of Aaron and what he did on the show?
Karina: So proud! I couldn't have asked for a better partner. We definitely learned together throughout this experience and we'll have many, many, beautiful memories. Even when we had our downs.
Aaron: Now we look at them and they are beautiful experiences, but then - no! Yeah, now they are funny. We were like an old married couple.
And Len had some nice parting words for you - how did you feel about that?
Karina: That has never been done before.
Aaron: I was shocked and had no idea how much this meant to me. I had no idea how much I really learned till right there on that spot!
And today is a big day for you. What's happening?
Aaron: My new single "Dance With Me," featuring Flo Rida, is out and I am being rewarded for all the charitable work I do for kids. That is amazing and incredible and I am not going to ever stop ever giving back to the children of the world who are in need of young adult motivators. I have been through ups and downs and all kinds of problems in my life and I am here today. I am here, I am sober and I am happy. It's important for me to enlighten what I have been through, and if I can do it you can do it.
Will you continue to dance, other than in music videos?
Aaron: Of course, I love to dance. I learned so much technique from Karina about dancing and that is amazing. I am going to be so hard on myself in the studio rehearsing. I'll probably have to call in Karina because anyone else is going to suck.
Maybe you could re-team for a music video?
Aaron: We'll have to see. It's all up to her as she is still the boss.
Karina: Of course I'd do it!