After wowing the judges last week on ABC’s hit show Dancing With the Stars Carson Kressley and Chaz Bono’s performances this week left much to be desired with Bono falling to the bottom of the rankings.
Kressley danced the Jive and the judges agreed that technically it wasn’t great, but just like last week they applauded him for the entertainment factor.
“If I held my knife and fork like you held Anna I’d starve to death. The trouble is, is that the worst dances of the show are the most fun to watch and that’s the problem,” said judge Len Goodman.
“I want to see you come back. Somebody told me that you worked the hardest this week. You did more practicing than anyone else and that should be rewarded.”
Bruno Tonioli added: “Tonight we had Pee-wee Herman goes to the prom. Obviously there is a lot of work to do technically, but as entertainment it’s great.” While Carrie Ann Inaba said “[There’s] not really a great balance of energy in your partnership as far as dancing goes.But great enthusiasm.”
After the dance Kressley said he’s committed to putting in the amount of time and effort it’s going to take to improve.
“I take it very seriously. What I lack in coordination I know I have to make up for in hard work,” he said. “We have a great time and we try to entertain. We just have to work harder.”
The judges him a score of 18 out of 30, one point higher than last week.
Bono danced the quickstep but an injury prevented him from taking his performance to the next level. The judges agreed for a quickstep is was too slow.
“I’m so sorry you’re in pain,” said Inaba. “I can actually see you in pain and it was distracting you a little. That’s part of what goes with the territory. I think you handled it well. Your charm takes you so far, but can’t carry the fact that you didn’t dance so quickly.”
Tonioli added: “It was like watching a little Ewok dance with Princess Leia. It is cute. it is lovely. The problem is a quickstep has to be fast. It has to have an energetic delivery. I understand you had some problems. You’ve done well for the circumstances you’re in.”
While Goodman said “I admire your grit and determination and you got through it. The bottom line is that it’s a quickstep and I move faster through the car wash. It’s too slow. It needed more speed and more attack.”
After the dance Bono said he’s having a great time on the show and doesn’t want to leave yet.
“I’m feeling some pain in my knee and ankle in my right leg,” he said. “I’m going to push [my body] as far as I can.
The judges gave him a score of 17 out of 30, the same score he received last week.
The results show airs Tuesday at 9 p.m.