The "Dancing with the Stars" fall 2013 season continued Oct. 28 on ABC with more hip shaking action from the ballroom. At night's end and with two hours of competition in the books, the show-ending results reveal served up a big surprise as self-proclaimed squirrel monkey Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and her partner Sasha Farber were sent packing for good.
Despite turning in a samba that earned them 27 out of 30 possible points and a "ghoulish extravaganza" of a group freestyle that also snagged a mark of 27, Snooki and Sasha found themselves facing the red glare of potential elimination alongside comedian Bill Engvall and Emma Slater as the clock wound down. Bill and Emma looked stunned as Snooki and Sasha's names were announced, and the "Jersey Shore" star cried and said she could hardly speak during her exit interview with Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke.
Snooki's friends were shocked by the show's outcome, and several took to Twitter to air their grievances. Her "Snooki and JWOWW" co-star Jenni Farley tweeted "R u kidding me?!!!!! @snooki u did amazing!!!!!! I cannot believe this," while model and former "DWTS" competitor Joanna Krupa wrote "I am shocked @snooki got eliminated tonite! Girl u rocked The dances #DWTS."
After collecting her thoughts, the diminutive reality star also hit Twitter to address her fans, tweeting "Thank you to the fans. Your support for Sasha and I are amazing , love you http://instagram.com/p/gCWsE2Bjuq/."
First-time "DWTS" pro Sasha tossed in his two cents as well with "This has been the best experience in the world especially that that I got to work to work with @snooki and be apart of @DancingABC."
"Dancing with the Stars" 2013 continues Nov.4 on ABC with more dancing by the seven remaining couples.