'DWTS' competition tightens after long-awaited llimination in night one of season 25 finals

*Caution: Spoilers ahead!*

The two-night Dancing With the Stars finale kicked off on Monday with a slew of amazing redemption dances, freestyle routines and emotional performances.

However, only three couples can compete in the second night of the season 25 finals, which means fans had to say goodbye to one pair who had fought hard to get to this point in the competition.

At the end of the night, Drew Scott and partner Emma Slater found themselves in jeopardy alongside Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson.

Despite a night of good scores  -- and getting the title of "most improved dancer" from judge Len Goodman -- it was finally time to bid farewell to the Property Brothers star.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: TV personality Drew Scott (R) and dancer Emma Slater pose at 'Dancing with the Stars' season 25 at CBS Televison City on November 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2509' - The five remaining couples advance to the Semi-Finals as the competition heats up in anticipation of next week's crowning of the coveted Mirrorball trophy, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, NOV. 13 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) DREW SCOTT, EMMA SLATER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2509' - The five remaining couples advance to the Semi-Finals as the competition heats up in anticipation of next week's crowning of the coveted Mirrorball trophy, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, NOV. 13 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) EMMA SLATER, DREW SCOTT
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2509' - The five remaining couples advance to the Semi-Finals as the competition heats up in anticipation of next week's crowning of the coveted Mirrorball trophy, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, NOV. 13 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) EMMA SLATER, DREW SCOTT
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2508' - The six remaining couples are prepping for a special night of dancing, in which they will perform two numbers - a regular couples dance and a special trio dance, in which one past season winner or finalist will be paired with each couple to compete, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, NOV. 6 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) RASHAD JENNINGS, EMMA SLATER, DREW SCOTT
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2508' - The six remaining couples are prepping for a special night of dancing, in which they will perform two numbers - a regular couples dance and a special trio dance, in which one past season winner or finalist will be paired with each couple to compete, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, NOV. 6 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) EMMA SLATER, DREW SCOTT
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2507' - The eight remaining couples have spent the week learning all of the bloodcurdling tricks that it will take to treat the viewers to some terrifyingly fun dances, as Halloween Night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, OCTOBER 30 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. ABC/Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) DREW SCOTT, EMMA SLATER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2507' - The eight remaining couples have spent the week learning all of the bloodcurdling tricks that it will take to treat the viewers to some terrifyingly fun dances, as Halloween Night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, OCTOBER 30 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. ABC/Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) EMMA SLATER, DREW SCOTT
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: TV personality Drew Scott (L) and dancer Emma Slater pose at 'Dancing with the Stars' season 25 at CBS Televison City on October 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: TV personality Drew Scott (L) and dancer Emma Slater pose at 'Dancing with the Stars' season 25 at CBS Televison City on October 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2505' - The 10 remaining celebrities will transform into some of the most magical Disney characters from their favorite Disney films and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, OCTOBER 16 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. ABC/Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) EMMA SLATER, DREW SCOTT
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2505' - The 10 remaining celebrities will transform into some of the most magical Disney characters from their favorite Disney films and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, OCTOBER 16 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. ABC/Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, EMMA SLATER, DREW SCOTT
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2504' - The 11 remaining celebrities wax nostalgic as they stroll down memory lane and celebrate with a dance to a time in their lives that left a lasting impression, as Most Memorable Year night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, OCTOBER 9 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. ABC/Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) DREW SCOTT, EMMA SLATER, JONATHAN SCOTT
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 09: TV personality Drew Scott (R) and dancer Emma Slater attend 'Dancing with the Stars' season 25 at CBS Televison City on October 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2502A' - With the first elimination having taken place on Monday, the 12 remaining celebrities ready themselves for one of the hottest nights in the ballroom - Latin Night, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. Each couple will perform a samba, rumba, cha cha, Paso Dobl� Argentine Tango or salsa, vying for America's vote. At the end of the night, the second elimination of the season will take place. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) EMMA SLATER, DREW SCOTT
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 26: Drew Scott and Emma Slater attend 'Dancing With The Stars' season 25 taping at CBS Televison City on September 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2502' - The 13 celebrities dance to some of the most classic ballroom styles that everyone knows and loves, as Ballroom Night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. Each couple will perform timeless favorites, including a quickstep, waltz, tango, foxtrot or Viennese waltz, vying for America's vote. At the end of the night, the first elimination of the season will take place. ABC/Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) DREW SCOTT, EMMA SLATER
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: TV personality Drew Scott (L) and dancer Emma Slater attend 'Dancing with the Stars' season 25 at CBS Televison City on September 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - EMMA SLATER AND DREW SCOTT - The celebrity cast of 'Dancing with the Stars' are donning their glitzy wardrobe and slipping on their dancing shoes as they ready themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor, as the season kicks off on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - The cast of Season 25 of 'Dancing with the Stars,' are announced live on 'Good Morning America,' Wednesday, September 6, 2017 on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) EMMA SLATER, DREW SCOTT
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Scott and Slater joined co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews after the elimination and shared some parting words of appreciation.

"There's no way I could have done anything I did out here without her," Scott said of his talented partner. "This has been such a ride. I mean, look at the amazing talent. I can't even believe I'm here with these guys. Thanks to the judges and the crew and everybody. You made this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

At this point in the season, every contestant has earned their share of fans, so people were going to be disappointed no matter who got the axe.

However, after weeks of mediocre scores and beating out performers who many felt were objectively better, Scott's departure means the second night of the DWTS finale is going to be a real nail biter.

Muniz and Carson will be facing off against Jordan Fisher and his partner Linsday Arnold, as well as Lindsey Stirling and her partner Mark Ballas, when the second night of the Dancing With the Stars finals kicks off on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

See photos of Drew Scott and his ladylove:

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Drew Scott and Linda Phan attend the AMC's Feed The Beast Premiere on May 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for AMC)
TORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 11: Linda Phan and Drew Scott attend the Canadian Red Carpet Premiere of 'Race' at Scotiabank Theatre on February 11, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 05: Drew Scott and Linda Phan attend TIFF BOOMBOX Andy Warhol Silver Screen Party at TIFF Bell Lightbox on November 5, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Sonia Recchia/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 10: Television personality Drew Scott (L) and Linda Phan attend the Backstage Creations Celebrity Retreat at the American Country Awards 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 10: Linda Phan (L) and television personality Drew Scott attend the Backstage Creations Celebrity Retreat at the American Country Awards 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 16: Linda Phan (L) and television personality Drew Scott (R) arrive at the 2013 Miss USA pageant at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on June 16, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 16: (L - R) Television personality Jonathan Scott, Audra Mari, Linda Phan and television personality Drew Scott arrive at the 2013 Miss USA pageant at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on June 16, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 16: (L - R) Linda Phan, television personality Jonathan Scott, Audra Mari and television personality Drew Scott arrive at the 2013 Miss USA pageant at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on June 16, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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