maria menounos derek hough dwts semifinals 'Dancing with the Stars' semi final results: Maria Menounos cut, William Levy dances onWilliam Levy, Katherine Jenkins and Donald Driver will be competing for the mirror ball trophy in the “Dancing with the Stars” finale. After holding on as far as the semi-finals, Maria Menounos went home after logging the lowest score of the week with partner Derek Hough.

“I learned how strong I was,” said Menounos as she made her graceful exit from the competition. “I learned to perservere.”

“I loved dancing with this woman,” said partner Derek Hough. “She’s not just a champion at dancing, but a champion at life.”
Despite a Monday (May 14) back injury, Jenkins and partner Mark Ballas made it to the next level, along with telenovela star Levy — partnered with Cheryl Burke — and wide receiver Driver and his partner, Peta Murgatroyd.

The evening also featured a performance by Mary J. Blige, who sang Journey’s “Any Way You Want It” while “Rock of Ages” co-star (and former “DWTS” alum) Julianne Hough danced around decked out in full ’80s regalia.

Posted by:Liz Kelly Nelson