It was a night of romance and passion as the couples performed the Viennese waltz or the paso doble this week. And it certainly brought out some fiery emotions in the judges as they sparred with each other — and the audience — over their dissenting critiques.
Chuck Wicks and Julianne Hough kicked off the competition with a sweet pink-themed waltz that left Carrie Ann Inaba irritated because “it’s not quite coming together,” which elicited a chorus of boos from the audience. Then it was Bruno Tonioli‘s turn to be booed when he said David Alan Grier and Kym Johnson‘s waltz started very, very well… until Grier lifted his leg, which Tonioli said looked “like a dog on a lamp post.” And Len Goodman wasn’t spared the audience’s displeasure either when he asked aloud whether Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke‘s passionate paso — which brought the audience and the other two judges to their feet — wasn’t “a tad bit hectic in places.” Goodman then added, “I don’t know about the top off”–referring to Marini’s bare-chested performance, which prompted host Tom Bergeron to tell the audience that the stodgy British judge had “pec envy.”
The one thing we can agree on: The judges didn’t agree with one another, and the audience clearly didn’t agree with the judges’ remarks. What did you think watching at home?
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