Couple: Chad Ochocinco & Cheryl Burke
Dance: Paso Doble
Chad was looking for a turnover this week after the beating he took from the judges last week.
“NFL players have always done well with the Paso, so this has to be my comeback week,” Chad said. “It’s gotta be d*mn near perfect.”
While the Paso Doble is usually a dance illustrating a bullfight, Cheryl decided that their routine would be about him trying to woo her. We don’t know if it worked, but according to Usmagazine.com, Chad gave her a diamond ring after the show!
Anyway, Cheryl said Chad’s technique was terrible during practice, but it looked he got his act together when it was time to take it to the dance floor. Their Paso was nothing short of powerfully fiery and we loved it!
The judges’ panel was wowed by Chad’s abrupt turn around.
“Chad, you have released the Cracken,” judge Bruno Tonioli shouted, rolling his Rs more than should be allowed on TV. “The power is back, the presence is back, the determination is back.”
“Somebody really wanted the girl,” judge Carrie Ann Inaba added. “You were focused on her like a laser, and all of it worked perfectly in the Paso Doble. Miles ahead of where you were last week.
“That’s much better than last week, but you’ve got to work on your posture,” said judge Len Goodman, keeping to his mission of sweating the technique.
Although we thought Chad should have gotten 8s across the board, he only came away with 20 points.