Television May 14, 2008
Marissa Says Goodbye to 'Dancing'
Marissa Jaret Winokur and Ton Dovolani danced themselves to the semi-finals -- and now the unlikely duo has danced their last Rhumba.
"Ah, so close!" Marissa said as she and Tony found out about their elimination -- and the "Hairspray" star had never spoken truer words. Week after week, Winokur beat the odds and stayed in the competition, stopping short of the finals next week. Although Marissa earned the lowest scores last week, viewers were shocked when the Broadway baby beat musician Mario for a spot in the semi-finals.
"No one expected us to get this far," said Winokur to host Samantha Harris, "I didn't expect us to get this far -- Tony didn't expect me to get this far... this has been such an incredible, incredible experience."
While Winokur couldn't hold back the tears during her goodbye, she had advice for the audience and viewers to take away from her performance. "I want everyone to go out and do something fun and do something that makes you feel sexy," said Marissa, "shake what your mama gave you!"
Now, it's down to three dancers -- Kristi, Jason and Cristian. Tune in to next week's finals and find out who will be crowned champion of "Dancing with the Stars!"
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