DWTS’ Cheryl Burke: I Expected Judge Criticism, Not “Bashing” for Foxtrot


Pro dancer Cheryl Burke is competing on her ninth season on ABC's Dancing With the Stars, performing with Cincinnati Bengals football player Chad Ochocinco. In an exclusive post-show blog, Burke tells Us her thoughts after she and Ochocinco performed a foxtrot March 29 that drew lukewarm reception from judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioni and a score of 16/20. Burke is blogging for UsMagazine.com:

After last night's foxtrot, I wanted to hear constructive criticism, not bashing from the judges! I wanted to hear something we can really work with and improve and I'm not sure we heard that. During the routine, I could tell there were a few things in the middle where it wasn't our best dance. But we gave it our all and Chad has so much potential. I hope the fans will have us back next week!

Luckily, every day working with Chad is hilarious! He always makes me smile and laugh. That's what this show is all about and we're having a great time.

If we make it through tonight's vote, we'll dance the Paso Doble next week, so that is going to be great. We're going to let it all hang out — what they want to see, they're going to get. We're going to harness all of his football intensity into the routine.

Athletes have really done well in the past with the Paso Doble so I know he's going to do great. I really believe in him!

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