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Dancing with the Stars eliminated two of its more boring contestants this week.

We actually wrote that opening line before watching the show, as season nine’s cast is so weak that pretty much anyone on the chopping block qualifies as unentertaining.

Last night, viewers gave the boot to Melissa Joan Hart and Louie Vito, but the actress didn’t go quietly. She laid a guilt trip on all of America, saying post-elimination:

“It’s tough, I was hoping to make it one more week. My husband was coming next week with my kids.”

Iman and Daniella

Vito was a bit more graceful in defeat. He told the audience:

“It’s a lot harder than it looks, dealing with frustration, nerves, because you’re doing something you’re not comfortable with in front of millions of people. Every day I got out there and danced, I was proud of myself just for getting out there.”

Next week, Dancing with the Stars will eliminate two more celebs. As host Tom Bergeron put it, this will “thin the herd.”

i.e. Speed up this incredibly lackluster season of a typically enthralling competition.