May 16th, 2012
09:12 AM ET
Normally on "Dancing with the Stars," the celebrity with the highest point total should expect to advance to the next round.
Not this week.
TV personality Maria Menounos was bounced from the show yesterday, despite scoring 59 out of a possible 60 in her two Monday routines. Despite the surprise ouster, Menounos was pleased with how far she advanced on the popular ABC talent show.
"I learned how to dance, which was something I always wanted to do," Menounos told CNN after the show. "It was the most amazing experience of my life. I wouldn't take a second of pain back."
Menounos' pro partner, Derek Hough, also heaped compliments on the TV personality.
"We worked so hard and did everything we possibly could," he told us. "Every week was amazing; we got nothing but praise from the judges."
Menounos' elimination leaves three celebrities left for next week's finals: actor William Levy, singer Katherine Jenkins and football star Donald Driver.
To hear more from Menounos, Driver and their pro partners, click on the above video.
What did you think of last night's "Dancing" elimination? And with the show planning an "all-star" edition this fall, what celebrity from past "Dancing" seasons would you like to see return?
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