Surprise, surprise, surprise. Michael Bolton and dance partner Chelsie Hightower were voted off of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ on ABC’s Tuesday night episode of the show.
Michael has many talents, but dancing is not one of them. This was painfully obvious during the last dance performance he and Chelsie gave after being told they would not return next week. Michael looked like a reluctant husband whose wife insisted he get up and dance with her at the office Christmas party.
Michael did have the satisfaction of letting Judge Bruno Tonioli know that the harsh criticism he received from him during the Monday night episode of DWTS was inappropriate and disrespectful. Bruno had told Michael his jive dance was the worst performance he’d seen in 11 seasons of ‘Dancing With the Stars.’
“You did it all very, very badly,” Bruno said Monday night, before giving Michael a paltry score of 3. On Tuesday night, host Tom Bergeron asked Bruno to explain his criticism of Michael, and for the second night in a row, Judge Len Goodman jumped in to rebuke Bruno for his scathing comments about Michael’s jive dance.
At one point, I saw Bruno slap his own wrist in self-punishment, although he didn’t even deserve that. After all, he is a judge and said what he thought. How is that bad? I applaud Michael for putting himself out there, and he certainly did a better job than most of us sitting at home could do, but there is a reason he was voted off during the second week of the show. His dancing just wasn’t up to snuff.
So tune in next week to see who will go and who will stay.
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