Inside the 'Dancing With the Stars' Surprise Elimination

Triple Crown-winner Victor Espinoza and partner Karina Smirnoff were the second pair eliminated from the competition.
2:13 | 09/23/15

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Next up on "Heat index," the dancing double elimination, one night after Chaka khan was sent home it was time for another couple to say good-bye , triple crown winner victor Espinoza won't be adding another trophy to his collection. The pressure was on in the ballroom Tuesday night. One, two, three. Reporter: The stars stepping up their game with their second dances of the week. And a second elimination looming. ? Tamar Braxton and Val chmerkovskiy stunning the judges with their spin on the Charleston. ? taking the top spot with 25 points. That was the funkiest Charleston I have ever seen. Reporter: And bindi Irwin on the hunt this season, she and partner Derek hough wowing with their waltz but slipping into third place after their illegal lift lost them points for the top spot. There was something magical happening until you lifted your feet off the floor. Reporter: Fan favorite nick Carter who slipped in the standings after a ballroom mishap Monday redeeping himself with a flawless foxtrot before the second elimination. You're back home ? Reporter: But not all the home grown glory dances were, well, glorious. ? the judges passing on Gary Busey's paso Doble landing him in jeopardy for the second straight night but it was victor Espinoza who was sent riding off into the sunset. I kind of was a little bit surprised and the show is not going to be that much fun without us, right? Reporter: The jockey partnered with Karina smirnoff, burning up the dance floor with a well-received rumba Tuesday but the couple ultimately falling short. Smirnoff's much anticipated has this morning an Oklahoma mom claiming her young son was forced to write with his right. S thicherea reportedly saying lefties are evil. Sands says zayde has always favored his says he

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