Aaron Carter – who was eliminated Tuesday from ABC's Dancing With the Stars — doesn't know why he shed so many tears on the show.
Carter cried early in the competition after harsh remarks from the judges. During Tuesday's show, a package aired showing all of his emotional moments.
"It is what it is!" Carter, 21, told Usmagazine.com after the show. "It was funny! It was entertaining. It was a good results show tonight."
Though he is sad to leave the show, he told Us he learned "a new lesson" every day.
"There were definitely some performances where I knew it was pretty cool," he told Us. "I will look back at them I think and be proud."
He also grew close to partner Karina Smirnoff (who denied they were hooking up off camera).
"We fight like an old married couple!" she told Us.
Before he left the show, head judge Len Goodman praised the young singer for his dedication, telling him: "If you were my son, I would be so proud of you."
Asked about the compliment, Carter told Us, "I was shocked. I had no idea how much this meant to me. I had no idea how much I really learned. What he said really meant the world to me."
Advancing to next week's semi-finals: Donny Osmond, Kelly Osbourne, Mya and model Joanna Krupa.
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