One of North Texas’ fan favorites on Dancing With The Stars was sent home last night. Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Emmitt Smith was voted off the popular ballroom dancing competition in a semi-finals double elimination along with Olympic speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno.
“He did so great. He left everything out there,” Emmitt’s dance partner Cheryl Burke tells E! Online. “This last week I pushed him as hard as I could. We left in a way where we did our best.”
Emmitt was still holding his head up high after the elimination, happy that he and Cheryl made it as far as they did in the competition.
“At the end of the day, no matter how hard you work, sometimes you fall short, but just because you fall short does not mean that you lost,” says Emmitt.
Dallas dancing fans aren’t to fear, though. Melissa Rycroft made it through to the finals. She’ll be joined by Shawn Johnson and Kelly Monaco to dance for the All Star Mirror Ball Trophy next week.