October 29th, 2013
09:59 AM ET
After escaping judgment last week, contestants on "Dancing With the Stars" had to face the music Monday night.
And when it came down to it, a sultry samba wasn't enough to save the "Jersey Shore's" Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi. Although Snooks earned a 27 for her routine with pro partner Sasha Farber - and out-scored the other pair in peril, Bill Engvall and Emma Slater, she wound up being the latest celebrity sent home from "DWTS."
The visibly emotional reality star frankly told CNN backstage that she was upset about her elimination.
"I'm sad, this sucks. I love everybody," she said. "I definitely wasn't ready to leave. ... This whole experience was amazing."
Judging from the supportive tweet from her "DWTS" competitor, Amber Riley, Snooki will be missed as well.
"You are so amazing," the "Glee" star said after Snooki's surprising elimination. "A great mom and a beautiful woman inside and out! So glad the world got to see what we all saw everyday!"
Were you surprised to see Snooki get the boot, or did you see it coming?
By the way, if you're a Cher fan, don't miss next week's "DWTS" - the singer's going to fill in for Len Goodman as a guest judge.
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