Dancing With the Stars contestant Michael Bolton is in the dog house - literally.
On Monday's show, he was widely panned for his jive, which he began by crawling out of a dog house before hitting the dance floor with partner Chelsie Hightower to the tune "Hound Dog." At the end of his number, he had a dog bone in his mouth.
Baffled by his bizarre performance, judge Len Goodman sniped, "I don't think the world is ready for your interpretation of the jive .... it probably needed a pooper scooper at the end." Bruno Tonioli was harsher, scolding him, "You should take the bone and go back into the dog house. This is the worst jive in 11 seasons." That remark prompted Len to tell Bruno to be nicer with critiques. Nevertheless, Bruno gave Bolton the lowest score of the night -- a 3 -- giving him a terrible total of 12 out of 30. After his number, cohost Brooke Burke told Bolton, "I just want to hug you!"
The night's most buzzed-about contestants -- The Situation and Bristol Palin -- didn't do nearly as bad.
The Situation (real name: Mike Sorrentino) scored an 18 out of 30 for his quick step. Judge Len told him he did "better than last week," and Carrie Ann Inaba thanked him "for not doing the fist pump."
With mom Sarah Palin cheering her on in the audience, Bristol wowed the judges with her quick step, earning 22 out of 30. Judge Carrie Ann told her she reminded her of previous DWTS contestant Kelly Osbourne:"There is something so beautiful about watching you," she told her. Bristol said the decent score felt "amazing."
With Bolton ranking last, Jennifer Grey remains the frontrunner, earning the night's top score -- 24 out of 30 -- for her jive. Judge Bruno told her that her routine was "killer."
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