Tears Flow After Chaz’s ‘Rocky’ Inspired Dance; Carson Lands at Bottom of Week 4 of DWTS

Carson Kressley and Chaz Bono’s performances this week received mixed reviews from the judges and Kressley ended up at the bottom of the rankings with Bono in a three-way tie for second to last.


The night’s theme was Hollywood film theme songs.

Kressley danced the Viennese Waltz dressed up as a sparkling pirate to the Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl.

“I was scared that pirates had to be butch and masculine,” Kressley said. “But then I was just like pirates are basically guys running around in tight pants, open shirts looking for jewelry..um I think I can handle that.”

Once again the judges loved his performance but not his technique.

“This was your most butch performance,” Carrie Ann Inaba said. “I’m addicted to your performances. I know I’m going to have a great time and I know the whole room is going to have a great time, but then I watch your technique.”

Bruno Tonioli added: “I have the pitch: Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Revenge of the Gay Blade, finally Jack Sparrow is out. The problem is sometimes even the sword fighting turned into a cat fight.”

While Len Goodman said, “No finesse, no quality of movement, no technique. I’ll finish by saying it was great fun. And if I was at home I’d be phoning in for you.”

The judges gave him a score of 20 out of 30, the lowest of the night.

Bono danced the Paso Doble while his mom Cher beamed like a proud mother in the audience wildly clapping after the performance.

Afterwards on Twitter Cher gushed over Chaz’s dance.

“I was crying! Wasn’t expecting 2 B so nervous! Broke my bracelet clapping! Im so proud,” she wrote. “Last nite was glorious 4 me! When Chaz 1st decided 2 make the transition I had fear, confusion & yes a little sadness, but last nite I looked up at him brave! Giving 1001% & I thought! U r brave strong fearless & loving person but what most important..u r happy.”

Inaba must have felt the same way because the performance brought her to tears.

“I’m trying to figure out why I’m crying. I watch you and somehow you get under my skin and make me root for you. Just like Rocky Balboa did, he was such the under dog, your true courage and the way you get out there…I love that, that is something that is magical, and I think you have magic,” she said.

Goodman added: “Well like Rocky you’re getting stronger. Listen it wasn’t exactly a knock out performance, but it was your best performance to date.”

While Tonioli said “In the true spirit of Rocky, no matter how many knocks you take, you keep coming back, you keep fighting and you keep getting stronger.”

The judges gave him a 21 out of 30, which landed him in a three-way tie for second to last place.

The results show airs Tuesday at 9 p.m.

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