“Dancing With The Stars” is a dance competition TV series where several celebrities display dancing steps to entertain the fans and also compete for a final prize alongside. On the first Monday of October, fans were once again entertained with performances from Disney heroes.
However, on this day, instead of the usual happy chants from supporters, they shed tears over how their favorites, Cheryl Burke and Cody Rigsby were scored on the show. Fans Also claimed that the judges of the show underscored the Disney stars because they did well.
These Judges include; Derek Hough, an American actor/singer; Carrie Ann Inaba, an American television personality, Bruno Tonioli, an Italian choreographer, and Len Goodman, a British Professional Ballroom dancer.
Burke and Rigsby were reportedly diagnosed with COVID-19 before returning to the ballroom for their performances. Read further to see how the dancers felt, how they dealt with the virus at that time, and what the fans had to say.
The Disney Heroes Were Diagnosed With COVID-19
Burke and Rigsby danced in the ballroom that night after a Covid-19 diagnosis. They were in quarantine days before the show so they didn’t have the time to train together. It was reported that the duo was confident enough to perform that night for their fans.
They did it as a tribute to Britney Spears, who was also diagnosed with the virus earlier. However, the pair was not in the same ballroom due to the virus but they still turned in an amazing 10/10 performance.
In spite of all they did, the panel still found fault in their performance timing which might have been a result of not being physically together.
They also highlighted the difficulty in watching the duo perform simultaneously on split screens, the isolation period must have been a hard time for the performers. These were the observations that led to the scores allocated to the duo at the end.
Votes from the viewers kept them in the competition for that week so you one infer that they are indeed fan-favorites.
‘DWTS’ Fans Reacted To The Scores From The Judges
The dancing scores for Burke and Rigsby that night were not on the high side and fans expressed their displeasure with it. On social media, they shared different comments about the judges and their odd decisions.
They also claimed that the panel underscored the Disney heroes.
On Instagram, fans spoke about how unfair the judges were considering that they had to perform in separate rooms.
Some of them even said that the solid performance despite being diagnosed with a virus that put the world at a standstill, should have prompted the judges of the show to show some mercy while scoring the stars.
On social media again, some users initially praised the show and performances but later criticized the judges’ remarks and described it as an act of hatred towards Burke and Rigsby. Some other users didn’t even express how the performance made them feel, they got heated up with the judges’ scores and criticized the judges.
Burke and Rigsby Danced To A Song From A Movie
During the performance, the pair danced to a song titled “Stand Out” which was performed by Tevin Campbell in a 1995 American musical comedy movie titled “A Goofy Movie.”
Rigsby also made the performance so natural that he dressed in the movie’s costume looking almost exactly like the character, Goofy.
Also in the performance, the duo showed some steps like Mickey Mouse did in the movie. It was a blissful sight for the fans that they expected an incredibly high score from the judges after what the stars displayed. After the incredible performance, the duo waited on the judges for their scores.
The scores were added up based on the system and critical decisions by each judge, and at the end, the stars received 27 points out of a total of 40 points from the panel of judges.
Rigsby’s Reaction To The Scores From The Panel
In the course of a later interview, Rigsby explained “how painful it is when you give your all to something only to get a ridiculous remark in the end.”
In his opinion, he and his partner deserved something better than what they were given. Nevertheless, he intends to use the opportunity to go through the process, learn from it, and move on from it.
The dancer also admitted that the quarantine he and his partner went through was a disadvantage to their practice sessions, as they were forced to rehearse via zoom virtual calls.
It seemed that Rigsby was aware of the disadvantage of the quarantine but still felt that they deserved more than what they got.