October 15th, 2013
10:00 AM ET

'DWTS' rocked by shocking elimination

The first rule of "Dancing with the Stars" is to always expect the expected.

The second rule is that fan votes do matter when it comes to determining a contestant's fate, and Christina Milian learned that the hard way Monday night.

Less than two hours after earning the first "10" of the season thanks to a dazzling cha-cha, Milian became the fourth celebrity booted from the ABC series.

The singer/TV personality was an early favorite to go far this season, and her work on the dance floor seemed to back that up. By the time Monday's "Most Memorable Year" dances came to an end, Milian was tied with Corbin Bleu for top-scoring dance of the night, with both earning 28s for their routines.

But Milian may have seen her brand hurt last week by pro partner Mark Ballas, whose choreography on a foxtrot was criticized by guest judge and former "Dancing" regular Julianne Hough.

The "Footloose" actress seemed to suggest that Ballas' choreography failed to allow Milian to "shine" on the dance floor. Did viewers aim to punish Ballas by not voting for Milian?

Watch the video above to hear from Christina Milian on her elimination, as well as from Elizabeth Berkley on her jive that paid tribute to one of her most memorable moments from "Saved by the Bell."

We know you're feeling excited about that one. So what do you think - was Milian's exit a shocker for you?


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