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Mario is No Longer Dancing With the Stars

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All eyes were on Marissa Jaret Winokur and Tony Dovolani last night. But not in a good way.

Fans assumed this couple, which owned the lowest overall scores of the remaining tandems on Dancing with the Stars, would be the next to go. Instead, Mario and partner Karina Smirnoff became the eighth couple voted off Dancing With the Stars.

Goodbye, Mario

Despite looking noticeable upset about his ousting, the 21-year-old R&B singer was a class act when it came time to say his farewell, even thanking his fiercest critic, judge Len Goodman.

"I've had a great time, a great partner and great competition," Mario said: "Len, thank you for all the comments you made. Ultimately, you helped me become a better ballroom dancer. The comment about me being an inspiration to young people, I want to say that the real great ones are the young men and women fighting for our country…I had a ball. Thank you, guys."

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