'Dancing With the Stars' fan favorite brought to tears after shocking semifinals elimination

*Caution: Spoilers ahead!*

On Monday, Dancing With the Stars revealed which four couples will be facing off in this season's finale, and one couple had to get the axe.

After revealing that Jordan Fisher, Lindsey Stirling and (for some reason) Drew Scott were all safe, the elimination came down to Frankie Muniz and his partner Witney Carson, as well as Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy.

In one of the more surprising eliminations of the season, the inspirational former Paralympic athlete was sent home, and the news hit her hard.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Victoria Arlen attends The 2017 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Paralympic swimmer Victoria Arlen attends The 2017 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Paralympian Swimmer Victoria Arlen attends BODY At The ESPYS Pre-Party at Avalon Hollywood on July 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
RANCHO MIRAGE, CA - MARCH 29: Paralympic Gold Medalist and ANA Inspiration Award winner Victoria Arlen celebrates after a good chip shot onto the 9th green during the ANA Inspiration Pro-Am at Mission Hills Country Club on March 29, 2017 in Rancho Mirage, California. (Photo by Kelly Kline/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: American paralympian swimmer Victoria Arlen attend the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation hosts 'A Magical Evening' at Cipriani Wall Street on November 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 13: Victoria Arlen arrives at The 2016 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/WireImage)
RANCHO MIRAGE, CA - MARCH 28: Paralympic swimmer and ESPN reporter Victoria Arlen accepts the ANA Inspiration Award at the ANA Inspiring Women in Sports Conference at Mission Hills Country Club on March 28, 2017 in Rancho Mirage, California. (Photo by Kelly Kline/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Swimmer Victoria Arlen attends BODY At The ESPYs Pre-Party at Avalon Hollywood on July 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: (L-R) President of Liz Bentley Associates Liz Bentley, Co-founder of Seven Bucks Entertainer Dany Garcia, news anchor Prim Siripipat, Paralympic swimmer Victoria Arlen and reporter Courtney Reagan attend 2015 WICT Leadership Conference - Day 2 on September 29, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for WICT)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Paralympic swimmer Victoria Arlen speaks onstage at 2015 WICT Leadership Conference - Day 2 on September 29, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for WICT)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 17: Paralympian Victoria Arlen arrives at the 2013 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 17, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 2: Ceremonial puck drop with Paralympic swimmer and gold medalist Victoria Arlen with the Captain of Boston Bruins Zdeno Chara #33 and Daniel Alfredsson #11 of the Ottawa Senators at the TD Garden on April 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: Gold medallist Victoria Arlen of the United States poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's 100m Freestyle - S6 final on day 10 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 8, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: Gold medallist Victoria Arlen (R) of the United States celebrates with silver medallist Eleanor Simmonds (L) of Great Britain after competing in the Women's 100m Freestyle - S6 final on day 10 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 8, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 04: (L-R) Silver medallist Victoria Arlen of the United States, gold medallist Marjam de Koning-Peper of Netherlands and bronze medallist Eleanor Simmonds of Great Britain pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's 50m Freestyle - S6 final on day 6 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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Arlen was brought to tears by the elimination, and hugged her partner before they came over to speak with co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.

"You have been amazing. You are one of the most inspiring people I've met in 25 seasons," Bergeron emotionally shared with Arlen. "More than a Mirrorball, think about what you've given the thousands of people who might have given up hope. That's a greater gift than we could have ever given you."

"I want to say thank you so much to Victoria, and thank you to the show for trusting me with such an amazing young woman," Chmerkovskiy said, before embracing Arlen. "The future is bright for you, it's just beginning."

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Bergeron also invited Arlen's parents on stage, who hugged their little girl as her fellow DWTS castmates came down to share their love and respect.

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The elimination was especially surprising for fans who have been expecting to see Drew Scott get sent home for weeks now.

The Property Brothers star and his talented pro partner, Emma Slater, have routinely received the lowest scores for their dances nearly every week, but a large fan base has kept the HGTV star in the competition.

Tune in to see who takes home the Mirrorball trophy this season when the Dancing With the Stars finale kicks off next Monday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

 

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