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Leah Remini eliminated before 'Dancing's finals

Actress voted out of the ballroom to save Bill Engvall once again

Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani are eliminated before season 17's finals.
Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani are eliminated before season 17's finals.

LOS ANGELES – The final four have been selected.

Leah Remini and professional partner Tony Dovolani were robbed of their chance at the finals when they were eliminated from the ballroom Monday night on "Dancing With The Stars."

"I did my best. Tony really had his work cut out for him," Remini said Tuesday on "Good Morning America" of Dovolani.  "They should give him a raise. He's my best friend, my therapist. He's just an amazing, amazing human being."

There were boos from the audience when Remini's name was called.  For a second straight week, comedian Bill Engvall found himself facing elimination but was instead saved.  Last week, the audience voted to save Engvall and boot actress Elizabeth Berkley Lauren instead, who like Remini, had received far better scores.

Engvall will fight for a chance at winning the mirror ball trophy alongside "Glee" star Amber Riley and actor Corbin Bleu, who both received perfect scores for one of their two performances.  Jack Osbourne also won a slot in the finals.

The celebrity dancers garnered extra points Monday with the help of guest host and former professional dancer, Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

"It was different," he said of the experience.   "It was a little strange in the beginning because it was really happening. The hardest part is not to put up a score, but to explain it. I had to be true to myself and be fair and know why I'm giving the scores that I give."

Tune in for the finals next Monday night at 8 p.m. on Local 10.