Dressed in cowboy costumes for their routine to “Redneck Woman,” Bristol and partner Mark Ballas hammed it up in what judge Bruno Tonioli described as a “Gangnam style, Wild, Wild West” quickstep.
But although the duo entertained the audience (including Bristol’s famous mom, Sarah Palin) and the judges, Tonioli & Co. took them to task for flouting the rules by breaking hold mid-dance.
“You slammed us in the face by saying we’re not gonna follow your rules,” chastised judge Carrie Ann Inaba, “so guess what? We’re slamming back.”
“But,” she added, “I love watching you perform now.”
Len Goodman said he too appreciated Bristol’s “fun enthusiasm,” but criticized her technique.
“I liked the hoedown, but the technique was a bit low down,” he concluded.
Not surprisingly, Bristol and Mark received the lowest score of the night, 18, and will likely be in jeopardy for the second week in a row on tomorrow night’s (Oct. 2) elimination show.
What did you think of Bristol’s quickstep? Do you think she deserves to stay in the competition?