updated 10/21/2013 AT 10:20 PM ET
•originally published 10/21/2013 AT 10:30 PM ET
First, the pairs had to perform in an improvisational switch-up challenge, which required them to show off their ability to transition seamlessly while dancing to music that suddenly changed.
Then, at elimination time, there was an even bigger twist that one no one – not even producers – had seen coming.
Keep reading to find out who will dance again next week …
All couples are safe! After hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke Charvet revealed that Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke and Bill Engvall and Emma Slater were the bottom two, they announced that both pairs were safe.
“Last week, at the end of the show we had a technical problem,” Bergeron explained. “The incorrect phone numbers were shown. And they have resulted in some votes accidentally cast for the wrong couple. So, in fairness we have decided to discard all the viewer votes and not eliminate anyone this week.”
The announcement was met with pure jubilation in the ballroom.