For Ralph Macchio, it was close, but not close enough.
The 'Karate Kid' star was officially kicked out of the 'Dancing With the Stars' season 12 competition Tuesday night, ending a somewhat rocky road to the semifinals.
Macchio, who began the season with an unexpectedly strong debut performance, thanked his fans and partner Karina Smirnoff for an unforgettable run on the show.
Despite a solid run in the competition, tonight, 'Dancing With the Stars' season 12 bid adieu to rapper Romeo, just one week before the semi-finals.
The 21-year-old, who received a standing ovation from the judges after he was eliminated, expressed mixed - but ultimately upbeat - thoughts on Tuesday's results.
Karina Smirnoff ended Monday night's episode of 'Dancing With the Stars' season 12 on a bit of a low note, when the 33-year-old beauty fell in the middle of the ballroom floor.
The tumble happened near the beginning of her Paso Doble routine, when she accidentally slipped on partner Ralph Macchio's coat.
Luckily, the pair recover nicely -- enough to receive a score of 24 out of 30 from the judges.
It was GOOD! My fav is Kirstie Ally. Once she gets the steps down, she already has the attitude and sex appeal. Watch Out! I just saw where this season you can watch full episodes of Dancing With The Stars Online. Theres also some behind the scenes stuff too...
‘Dancing With the Stars’ season 12 premiered last night, and while it lacked the headline power of Kate Gosselin and Bristol Palin, there were plenty of memorable moments that will have everyone talking at the post-show watercooler. Take a look at the four that I thought stood out the most: