11/18/2009 at 12:00 AM EST
After four couples danced their hearts out in Monday's semi-finals
, only three could move on to the Dancing with the Stars
finale next week. Sadly, model Joanna Krupa
and her partner Derek Hough
will not be one of them. The pair danced her last waltz Tuesday night -- and it was lovely.
"I really came in the underdog so it's great that actually appreciated our dances and our hard work," Krupa told PEOPLE after the elimination.
Instead of taking a final bow as the credits rolled, head judge Len Goodman
asked Krupa and Hough to give a final performance of their Viennese waltz.
"It couldn't have been written better, going out on that dance. It was really special," Hough says. "We went out on a high note."
As the weeks went by, Kelly Osbourne
often talked about how close she and partner Louis van Amstel
became with Krupa and Hough. So it was no surprise that the foursome huddled together for a private moment during a commercial break.
“We basically said, 'Whatever happens happens. It was an amazing experience,'” says Krupa, recalling what they talked about before the final couple was announced. "We both came in here with no experience, so whoever gets to the next level, we're going to root for, and I'm definitely going to root for Kelly to win."
Krupa, who appears on the December cover of Playboy magazine
, says she'll miss the long hours she spent rehearsing with Hough.
"I'm sure I'll be missing him and I'll call and say, 'Can you come over? Let's rehearse a samba,'" she joked. "'Teach me some new moves.'"
The remaining couples headed to the finale are Mya
and Dmitry Chaplin
, Kelly Osbourne
and Louis van Amstel
and Donny Osmond
and Kym Johnson
final performance show airs Monday (8 p.m. EST) on ABC. --Elaine AradillasTell us: Did the right person go home? Who will you root for in the finals and who do you think will take the trophy?