Bruno Tonioli of Dancing with the Stars told Michael Bolton, during episode 3, that his Jive was the worst in 11 seasons. In Episode 4, Michael Bolton and Chelsie Hightower were eliminated. As reported at Today, Michael Bolton is demanding an apology for Bruno’s remarks on episode 3. “I think he should apologize publicly and he should be reprimanded for it,” Bolton said.
How good was Michael Bolton?
Michael Bolton wants Bruno Tonioli of Dancing with the Stars to publicly apologize for his remarks. Did Bruno express those remarks to someone who is a good dancer?
Take a poll. Michael Bolton was stiff, lacked energy and lacked rhythm. Part of the problem may have been because he was recovery from a throat infection, but he was stiff, lacked energy and lacked rhythm before the throat infection when he danced during the premiere.
Perhaps the award winning Michael Bolton, who has a beautiful voice, is not used to hearing that he’s not the greatest? How many entertainers take the punches but keep on going? David Hasselhoff, for example, didn’t get a load of accolades during his brief stay on Dancing with the Stars, and yet, he left smiling with his head held high. He may have an alcohol problem, but he certainly doesn’t have a personality problem.
Should a judge be truthful or should a judge sugar coat it?
One thing about Simon Cowell of American Idol, he was no-nonsense. If you sucked, he told you. How successful will American Idol be now that their no-nonsense judge is off the show? Will Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez be tough enough, or will they sugar coat everything they say? There was a reason that Simon Cowell was respected by so many viewers. And there’s a reason many wonder if American Idol will go down the tubes now that Simon is gone.
Bruno Tonioli of Dancing with the Stars told Michael Bolton what very may well be the truth, and Bolton didn’t like it. After all, the truth hurts.
“My mom was there, she’s 90, she flew down to see the show … and I just didn’t expect that level of disrespect from him,” said Bolton. So should judges watch their words in order not to offend family members? Michael Bolton worked hard on his routine, but so do all the other Dancing with the Stars cast members with family members in the audience. Is Michael Bolton special?
For Bruno Tonioli to publicly apologize, and to also be reprimanded, sets a precedent. It says – don’t tell a contestant what you really mean unless you can make it sound nice. Is that good for Dancing with the Stars? Michael Bolton was offended, but that doesn’t mean his reaction would be the reaction of every Dancing with the Stars contestant.
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Michael Bolton demands apology from Bruno, Today