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“I hope to go to the finals,” she said after Monday’s performance, in comments that aired Tuesday. “In the most humblest way, that’s where I feel that we belong. We’ve worked so hard. We want to go so bad.”

Her professional partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, said after their dismissal that he appreciates that the show reflects the audience’s tastes.

“People vote and their voices count,” he said. “I love the fact that the show represents that. It represents the people’s choice.”

Palin, Massey and Grey will each perform their own no-rules, anything-goes freestyle dances next week. A new “Dancing” champ will be named on Nov. 23.