Ralph Macchio and Kirstie Alley were on the block for Tuesday's "Dancing with the Stars," but only one of them will continue.
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy quietly celebrated as Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff were announced as the eliminated couple.
"I will never forget how the fans have driven us through every week," said Ralph, citing the crowd's eruption following his first dance as one of the memories that will stick with him.
Just before saying sayonara to the gleam and glitter of the ABC reality show, Ralph gave a heartwarming speech exulting his beautiful pro partner.
"Karina, you have inspired me in so many ways with your heart, your talent, your class, your integrity as an artist and even more so as a human being," Ralph gushed. "I am proud to have been your dance partner and even more proud to be your friend."
With the 'Karate Kid' headed home, Hines Ward, Chelsea Kane and Kirstie are left to duke it out for the mirror ball trophy. Tune in for the "Dancing with the Stars" finale Monday on ABC.