Kurt Warner has been voted off 'Dancing With the Stars,' but the Super Bowl champion quarterback is still a crowd pleaser. Kurt Warner embodied that attitude after learning his fate, thanking his partner, the show, the fans, his wife and their seven children.
The studio audience and Warner's fellow contestants cheered "M-V-P! M-V-P!" as he was eliminated from the hit ABC television dance competition show Tuesday.
Even judge Bruno Tonioli, who insulted Warner on Monday's episode by saying, "Obviously there are people that are better than you," praised the quarterback's gentlemanly nature.
"He has proven a true sportsman," Tonioli said before Warner was dismissed. "His attitude has been immaculate, incredible manners, and regardless of what happens, you have achieved a lot. You really are an American idol."
Warner embodied that attitude after learning his fate, thanking his partner, the show, the fans, his wife and their seven children.
"I learned a long time ago that life isn't always about winning and losing competitions, but it's about relationships, it's about impacting people," he said. "And so I thank everybody at 'Dancing With the Stars' because it gave me an opportunity to impact people and build relationships, and that's really what it's all about."
Warner and his professional partner, Anna Trebunskaya, came into Tuesday's episode a point away from last place. Judges had praised the pair's waltz and chacha — "I've never seen you dance with so much charisma," judge Carrie Ann Inaba said — but the couple only collected 24 points out of 30 for each dance.
Judges' scores are combined with viewer votes to determine which celebrity is ousted each week.