updated 05/12/2014 AT 4:00 PM ET
•originally published 05/12/2014 AT 10:30 PM ET
The semi-finals came down to a pair of couples who easily could have vied for the mirror ball against each other, only to result in a bitter departure. Read on for more.
After a beautiful night of dancing by the five remaining couples it was between ice skating partners Charlie White and Meryl Davis.
White, who had a very high scoring night last week, was the one who bid adieu to the ballroom.
“All these people are so deserving,” he said of the finalists, adding that now he’d be Team Meryl. “From start to finish, it’s been an amazing journey.”
Said partner Sharna Burgess: “I love him … He’s taught me so much about positivity.”
The show began with Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas, who danced a 34-point Viennese waltz that the actress characteristically dedicated to God.
“The pressure got to you a little,” head judge Len Goodman told Bure, while Ortega said, “You got a little lost, but I credit you.”
But despite some less than stellar routine commentary, the pair got some good news: They were the first couple declared safe.
Next up were White and Burgess, who danced a foxtrot to Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” that ended with a small solo part by the Olympian.
“Indescribably delightful. It was like you were the toast of New York,” Ortega told the duo, while the other judges agreed the number was fabulous, giving the pair a perfect score of 40 out of 40 points.