The Dancing With The Stars Week 3 results show aired last night (October 5), and Margaret Cho made news as she became the third victim to be eliminated. But there was a subplot going on simultaneously to that: the rest of the dancing nation was waiting to see if Judge Bruno would apologize to Week 2 ousted dancer/singer Michael Bolton.
Not a chance, nada, zip, no can do, nope, nay, negative….okay, point is made.
But there are two points, actually. Not only did Bruno Tonioli not apologize to Michael Bolton for calling the crooner’s jive of last week “the worst in 11 seasons”, he didn’t even act contrite.
In fact, the small-in-stature man looked almost righteously and resolutely firm about his words that many are condemning as having been too harsh.
Bolton stepped in to sing on the show when Susan Boyle of “Britain’s Got Talent” cancelled due to a throat infection. While Bolton could have sung one of his songs or even another artist’s piece containing perhaps a “message” to Bruno, he sang Leonard Cohen’s masterful number which was surprisingly uplifting.
While Bruno joined the Judges Len Goodman and Carrie Ann Inaba along with the studio audience in bestowing Bolton with a rousing standing ovation at the conclusion of “Hallelujah”, his frozen and stiff smile revealed nothing. His eyes, on the other hand, seem to reveal that Bruno Tonioli says what he means, and means what he says.