'Dancing With the Stars' Eliminations: Did AJ McLean Go Home? Find Out This and More in Tonight's Wrap-Up

After last week's "Double Elimination Night" that saw only one elimination due to Jeannie Mai withdrawing because of emergency surgery, Dancing With the Stars returned tonight with another theme—"Icons Night."

Tonight was also the final episode before the semifinals start next week. Unfortunately for Backstreet Boy AJ McLean, he won't be advancing. At the end of the night, it came down to the final couples of McLean with his dance pro partner, Cheryl Burke, and Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir with pro Britt Stewart. The judges didn't find much love for AJ's routine set to Queen's "Somebody to Love" and sent him home.

AJ McLean and Cheryl Burke
AJ McLean and Cheryl Burke were sent home on "Icons Night."

Tonight, "Icons" referred to music icons, and the night started with an obligatory cold open sketch that was stilted at best. Soon enough, Tyra Banks made her big entrance as J. Lo in a less-risqué version of the latter's notorious Versace dress. (Later, she changed into a Nicki Minaj costume.)

But the real story of the night—even more so than McLean's elimination—was that two couples received perfect scores of 30: Weir and Stewart (in matching Amy Winehouse ensembles) for their quickstep routine to "Valerie," by Mark Ronson with Winehouse, and Kaitlyn Bristowe (as Britney Spears) with partner Artem Chigvintsev for their Argentine tango set to "Toxic" by Britney Spears.

Thus, seeing Weir so close to leaving at the end of the night was weird, though perhaps not as weird as it was for fans of The Bachelorette to see judge Carrie Ann Inaba give Bristowe a 10. All season long, Inaba has been attacked on social media for being unduly harsh on Bristowe, with some suggesting that Inaba had a vendetta against her ex-boyfriend, Chigvintsev. Tonight, though, Inaba gave Bristowe a standing ovation, and the two hugged.

Catfish host Nev Schulman, along with pro Jenna Johnson, danced the jive to "Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)" by Elton John, and it turned out to be their only performance of the night. Due to the duo being so far ahead on the leaderboard, they were able to bypass the next round of dance-offs between couples. That competition found Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) and pro Sasha Farber beating out Bristowe and Chigvintsev for two bonus points; McLean and Burke edging out Weir and Stewart; and Disney Channel star Skai Jackson, with Alan Bersten, besting rapper Nelly and pro Daniella Karagach.

Even though Nelly came in last in points for the night, he surprisingly escaped being named to the bottom two. Judges Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough split the vote—Tonioli voted to save Johnny, while Hough chose McLean. Inaba was left with the unenviable position of choosing who to save and who would leave. She ultimately saved Weir and Stewart, and McLean and Burke, who once looked like favorites to advance far in the competition, said their goodbyes.