Only three contestants are left standing on Dancing with the Stars after Cincinnati Bengals player Chad Ochocinco was given the boot on Tuesday night. Ochocinco was the only contestant last night without dancing experience — the final three include Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, Olympic skater Evan Lysacek and ESPN reporter Erin Andrews — so his removal was not exactly surprising.

Ochocinco took the dismissal gracefully, telling judges, including Carrie Anne Inaba, pictured: "I enjoyed the journey. I met some wonderful people. I got some great criticism that’s only made me stronger."

Before elimination, musical guest Miley Cyrus took the stage to perform her new single, "Can’t Be Tamed." Dressed in a leather leotard and thigh-high boots, the Disney starlet showed off a new sexy, rocker vibe as she gyrated on stage and snarled the lyrics. One thing’s for sure — little Miley is not so little anymore. –ELENA COX

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