Better luck next week, Bonner!
This week, Bonner Bolton and Sharna Burgess faced their toughest challenge in the ballroom with a Charleston to “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)” by Fergie, Q-Tip & GoonRock for the show’s first-ever “Vegas Night.”
During rehearsals, it was obvious that Bolton was going to struggle with this routine after the injury that paralyzed him a year ago. He admitted to his partner that while he sure can move his hips, doing anything with his arms over his head was going to be a challenge. Burgess seemed worried that his injury could affect their scores but tried to remain positive for her partner.
When it was time to hit the dance floor, Bolton gave it his all but it was obvious to the judges and audience that he looked a little stiff compared to the last two performances.
The judges critiqued the performance and judge Len Goodman said he was looking for more freedom in the movement though he appreciated his efforts.
Burgess and Bolton took home 24 out of a possible 40 points for the night.
After the performance, Burgess took to Instagram to share encouragement with her partner.
“So proud of you B, the Charleston is one of the hardest dances we will come up against this season and I know it was a tough week on you physically … however, regardless of our scores taking a dip I believe you grew so freakin much and I can see a whole new passion and fire in you ready to come back stronger. We are an amazing team, and together we will climb back up that leaderboard,” she wrote.
“Dancing with the Stars” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.