After just four weeks of competition, Dancing With the Stars bid farewell to two more contestants last night in the show's first-ever double elimination. With no dance-off to redeem themselves, the sweetest girl next door, Holly Madison, and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak were forced to retire their dancing shoes after receiving the lowest number of votes. "I would have loved to have done the routine again in a dance-off," Holly tells In Touch. "I messed up in the beginning and forgot half of it." While Holly, who replaced singer Jewel at the last minute due to an injury, shone on the floor, the same could not be said for Steve. He received some of the lowest scores in the show's history, but always entertained. "We had fun!" he tells In Touch, even after being eliminated.
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Holly Madison and Dmitry Chaplin
Eliminated: March 31
"I am bummed"
How are you feeling?
Holly: It's okay, I have always wanted to do this show and I had so much fun. Dmitry has been a great trainer for six hours a day. I love the costumes and the cast, and we've just had a blast. And I learned about sticking with something that is harder that I thought it would be and having fun with it.
Dmitry: And I watched her progress so much, concentration-wise. I really thought she thought it was going to be easy - it's not.
Holly: Well, it looks easy when you are sitting at home!
Dmitry: People have no idea.
What went wrong last night?
Holly: I was sad because I slipped on the stool, lost my balance, missed my lift and forgot half of the routine. I was really shaken up and am just sad I didn't get to show off. Our rehearsal went really well and I am bummed about that. I wish there had been a dance-off, because I would have loved to do the routine again. And it was the week I could do lifts, too!
Do you think you will keep dancing?
Holly: Not like this. I definitely learned a lot about dancing.
Dmitry: We can do a few shows and competitions together [laughs].
Holly: Well, if I can keep doing flips like last night, I would love to.
What will you miss most about the show?
Holly: The people mainly, everyone in the cast is so amazing and we do have so much fun here. And I'll miss Dmitry - absolutely. I'll keep watching the show to see his routines and hopefully next season on the show, too.
What's up next for you both?
Holly: I start work on a reality show and I'm going to Las Vegas to shoot some stuff, it's a new show I am developing. It's going to be really fun.
Dmitry: I'll finish the season out here and continue with doing some of the professional routines, and hopefully I will be back next season. I have enjoyed every second of my first season. It was great that Holly could step in at the last minute because if she hadn't, I wouldn't have been on the show.
Holly: But we'll be back for the finale.
So do you run to Vegas to become a showgirl for the new show?
Holly: You might be closer [to the truth] than you think! [laughs]
Steve Wozniak and Karina Smirnoff
Eliminated: March 31
"My feet hit the floor on the beats"
You two seemed to have a great time.
Karina: We did and had nicknames for each other. I call him "Wozniak the Flame"!
Steve: I am the Flame and she is the Hurricane. She was also "Marlene" for a while.
Karina: I thought he just couldn't remember my name. He likes his pranks.
Steve: But then she became just Hurricane, which came from Hurricane Katrina.
Karina: I'll miss his pranks. One time he told me Kobe beef was fat salmon - I'd never heard that and because it was coming from him, I thought it was true. After a while, I did figure out when he was joking, but it took me a few weeks.
Do you think you did well?
Steve: Well, the judges were a little harsh each week, but Karina worked out some great choreography with different steps throughout. But there was that one comment about being awkward and being a Teletubby ... ?
Karina: I didn't even know what that was.
For a non-dancer, you lasted quite a while!
Steve: My feet hit the floor on the beats and we had fun.
Karina: The funny thing with Steve is he'd get a step, take it home, sleep on it, and comes back doing it. He does his homework and I loved it.
Steve: Yeah, I need some mental preparation at times.
Karina: I'm sad to go, as I think Steve had a lot more entertainment value left in him for the viewers at home. But we did much more and went a lot further than anyone thought. Steve is such a legend in terms of everything in our lives today, with computers and technology, but at the same time you can't compare Steve to, say, Shawn Johnson. So I had a little bit of work, but personality-wise he was top-notch.
Will Steve walk you down the aisle?
Karina: He'll definitely be in the wedding, possibly on a Segway - I'll "Segway" my way into it in other ways, but I definitely want him there. Now, I have some time to sit down and talk about the details, though in this economy it's not a bonus to be working. We can work on getting more work. My DVD is still in the process and takes forever. But I'll be back next week and am so excited as Maksim and I get to dance to Etta James' "At Last." There's a special meaning to us dancing "At Last." Oh, and I am reporting for E!, so I'll still be here every week.