On Monday night's Dancing with the Stars, contestants were tasked with reenacting a portion of their live through dance. There just seemed to be some extra emotional charge in the ballroom tonight for everyone, and that was reflected in the three ideal 10s given to Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater.
Nancy Kerrigan's most memorable year was 1996, when she gave birth to her first son, Matthew. Judge Carrie Ann commented on the awkward beginning of the number and how it led to an effective representation of the memories Nick was trying to convey as the partners became more comfortable with each other as the dance continued. When you introduced us, you said Kym and Mr. T got "booted off" and I resented that.
"We didn't get booted off, we gradually eased off", he said on "GMA". It was the second high of the night, earning 33 from the impressed judges. But one broadcast network practically took viewers to "church" with emotional performances to two popular Christian songs.
"He went on tour with us for months and it was great", says Kerrigan, who had transitioned to professional skating after her silver medal win at the 1994 Winter Olympics.
At the end of the show, Mr. T and Herjavec wound up in the bottom four this week with "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Erika Jayne and partner Gleb Savchenko but their scores weren't enough to keep them in the game. Her biological grandfather began caring for them when Simone was 3 years old.
Then, before taking the stage to perform a Viennese Waltz to Chris Tomlin's "Good Good Father", she added, "Even though there's no right words, maybe a dance will say it for me". Again, they were in the audience and the tears were flowing! Thanks to in-vitro fertilization, she was able to carry two more children to term, and fulfill her longtime dream.
Heather Morris had the third best score (a 35) for her cha cha that recalled her marriage (done to the not-so-teary "Shut Up and Dance"). Judges were impressed by Bonner's ability to show fluidity and control in each of his movements and awarded them 32/40. "That's why I'm 32 today and I've never drank alcohol a day in my life and I've never smoked a day in my life. and that was just to prove him wrong". Bruno Tonioli told him that he still has "the vitality of a spring chicken ... but you can not jump on the Viennese waltz, it has to float". "You've got grace, charimatic personality, and my eyes are drawn to you". Erin is in tears in her post-dance interview.