When one hears an audience boo a contestant on a reality show, it’s generally not a good thing. Luckily, Hines Ward seemed to be the exception on “Dancing With the Stars” on Monday, Apr. 11.
The NFL all-star tackled his biggest challenge in the competition yet: Classical Week, in which he took on the paso doble. Ward expressed his concern in the package before his dance, saying he was traveling a lot and lost a day of rehearsal.
“Hines has so much potential and with the competition this close, I really have to push him,” his professional partner Kym Johnson said. She clearly did something right because the duo performed a stellar and exciting paso doble that had the audience standing on their feet.
What did the judges think? Len Goodman said, “You are the most determined contestant.You come out every week 100%.” Bruno Tonioli said he was “truly explosive” and Carrie Ann Inaba gushed, “You were in the zone. You nailed it.”
Carrie awarded the pair a 9, while Bruno and Len scored the dance an 8. After receiving a 25, the audience proceeded to boo the judges, clearly believing the couple deserved a higher score. You know what? We agree with the audience — he deserved at least one more 9!
What did you think of Hines’ paso doble, Zappers?