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Chaka Khan and Keo Motsepe are the first eliminated on Season 21 of 'Dancing with the Stars'

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Karen Butler
Chaka Khan performs during the BET Awards in Los Angeles on July 1, 2012. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
 The famed recording artist was the first celebrity eliminated from Season 21 of Dancing with the Stars.
Chaka Khan performs during the BET Awards in Los Angeles on July 1, 2012. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI The famed recording artist was the first celebrity eliminated from Season 21 of "Dancing with the Stars." | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Chaka Khan and Keo Motsepe became the first couple eliminated from Season 21 of Dancing with the Stars in Los Angeles Monday night.

"I absolutely enjoyed it, yes, and I am so happy to have met everybody," 62-year-old, music superstar Khan said upon learning her fate.

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Referring to her professional dance partner Motsepe, Khan added: "I feel like I did him such a disservice. He is such a fabulous... He is, by far, one of the best dancers I've ever seen."

A second pair of contestants will be cut from the competition on Tuesday's show.

Still in the running for the coveted mirrorball trophy are Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough, Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess, Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson, Tamar Braxton and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Alek Skarlatos and Lindsay Arnold, Alexa PenaVega and Mark Ballas, Andy Grammer and Allison Holker, Hayes Grier and Emma Slater, Gary Busey and Anna Trebunskaya, Paula Deen and Louis Van Amstel, Victor Espinoza and Karina Smirnoff, and Kim Zolciak Biermann and Tony Dovolani.

Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews are the show's hosts. The DWTS judges' panel is made up of Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough.

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