Elizabeth Berkley Lauren booted before semifinals

'Saved By The Bell' star shockingly eliminated in week 9 of 'Dancing'

By Michelle Lacamoire - Producer
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LOS ANGELES - It all comes down to votes, folks.

Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and professional partner Val Chmerkovskiy lost their chance at the Dancing With The Stars seminals after their shocking elimination Monday night, despite a perfect score.

It came down to Berkley Lauren and comedian Bill Engvall, who has consistently been at the bottom of the leader board and who scored a total of 42 out of 60 for both performances Monday.   Berkley Lauren, however, scored 56 out of 60.

The elimination was a shock to the entire ballroom, and to the couple themselves.

"I am honestly, like, beyond grateful for this, like, this was one of the biggest gifts and blessings in my life and I want to thank everyone, especially Val," she said, referring Chmerkovskiy.

Actor Corbin Bleu scored the other perfect score for his trio performance with partner Karina Smirnoff and pro Witney Carson.  It earned praises from judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli, liking his dance to Bob Fosse's standards.

Glee actress Amber Riley did her best to dance through knee injuries.  She still earned 51 out of 60 points.

Just who will make it to the seminfinals?  That will be determined next week on Dancing only on Local 10.

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