'Dancing With The Stars' Elimination: Jack Wagner Eliminated

Shocking 'DWTS' Elimination & Major Game Changer Revealed

It's always hard to say goodbye on "Dancing With the Stars," but it's especially difficult when someone goes home that really deserved to stay. That's exactly what happened this week as "Dancing With the Stars" bid adieu to actor Jack Wagner after last night's somewhat sloppy samba.

However, all that is about to change, as host Tom Bergeron revealed a shocking game changer that will definitely shape the rest the season in a major way.

Due to all the criticism the show has received for previous seasons, in which talented celebrity dancers were eliminated before, well, not-so-stellar but highly popular contestants, "Dancing With the Stars" has decided to switch things up this season.

For the next three weeks, the bottom two stars, as voted by the people at home, will have one final dance-off to prove their skills to the judges. From there, the judges decide which star will be going home.

Joining Wagner in the bottom were singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw and the Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight. Wagner was eliminated after, what judge Len Goodman called, "his best dance to date."

Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas were the first couple saved, which really wasn't much of a surprise after the British beauty wowed the judges -- and the audience -- with her emotional waltz during last night's performances. Katherine and Mark were followed by Maria Menounos and partner Derek Hough, who were also safe from elimination after putting on quite a show for the judges with their racy, horizontal rumba.

Meanwhile last week's underdog, Roshon Fegan was surprisingly safe this week after paying tribute to his icon Michael Jackson with an eclectic, high-energy samba. The Disney star was in the bottom last week. It looks like Fegan and his partner Chelsie Hightower pulled through to dance another week.

William Levy and Cheryl Burke were also saved after their spicy -- and scantily clad -- salsa. Joining them were former "Family Matters" star Jaleel White and Kym Johnson. White caught some flack for his tribute to Stefan Urquelle last night. The judges felt that his timing was off, but the public must have appreciated the "Family Matters" flashback.

"The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd was also safe, and she did some intense hair-whipping to celebrate. Willow Smith would be jealous.

Melissa Gilbert also managed to score enough votes to keep her safe, so she'll be able to dance another week with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Rounding out the remaining stars who will dance next week are Donald Driver and his professional partner Peta Murgatroyd.

Get ready "Dancing With the Stars" fans because next week, rock 'n' roll is headed to the ballroom. Gladys Knight is already excited to honor her good friend, Tina Turner.

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