Last night, James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd gave viewers what they waited for: a heartfelt smooch in the middle of tangoing to Miley Cyrus' 'Adore You.' The incredibly good-looking pair (who also kicked butt during their freestyle dance) absolutely nailed the routine -- but was it enough to keep them from being eliminated?

Maslow and Murgatroyd won us over with their sexy tango, which featured Murgatroyd donning a classic, sparkling black gown and Maslow wearing a gray suit with no shirt underneath, showing off his bare abs. (Yum!) And when they finally locked lips in an intimate embrace in the middle of the dance, we all cheered.

They brought the moves again (sans smooch) in their freestyle routine, which had Maslow doing everything from flips off of walls to some martial-arts like dance moves. But despite their hot numbers and even hotter scores -- the two scored a combined total of 58 out of 60 points -- Maslow got the boot, causing the audience to boo loudly.

But Maslow took the elimination in stride, saying:

“I’ve really had an amazing experience on the show. I’ve enjoyed it more than I ever thought possible," he explained about his time on 'DWTS.' "I’ve made some amazing friends and I’m just grateful for the opportunity. It’s been lots of fun."

The winner of the coveted mirror ball trophy will be announced tomorrow night during a live show on ABC at 9 PM ET. The hopeful contenders are Candace Cameron Bure, Meryl Davis, and Amy Purdy.

Check out James Maslow + Peta Murgatroyd's tango (and kiss!) above, and watch their freestyle dance below.