<p><span></span>All season long on <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=dancing with the stars&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><em>Dancing With the Stars</em></a>, pro dancer <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=Maksim%20Chmerkovskiy&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><strong>Maksim Chmerkovskiy</strong></a> has defended his celebrity partner, <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=hope solo&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><strong>Hope Solo</strong></a>, against the judges' harsh critiques. So on Nov. 15, when the eliminated duo were forced to say goodbye, the parting wasn't a pleasant one. </p>
After Hope's elimination from the semi-final round, the Olympic athlete and partner Maks couldn't muster up the strength to do any post-show interviews together. "She's just too upset," her rep told Life & Style. But the night before, on Nov. 14, the fired-up duo chatted with Life & Style about the judges.
"They've wanted to get us off since day one," Hope told Life & Style. And Maks, who made headlines for his battles with the judges, agreed. "I think Carrie Ann [Inaba] has an issue," he remarked about the judge, who had called out Maks for smiling during her critique. "I totally disagree with the scores, but what else is new."
Hope's departure leaves Kim Kardashian's brother Rob, daytime soap star J.R. Martinez and talk-show host Ricki Lake to battle in next week's finals. The final three pairs will dance off in a two-part finale on ABC, which airs on Nov. 20 and 21, with the winner crowned on the second night.
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