'Dancing with the Stars': Bobby Bones' pro-partner Sharna Burgess is "MAD" at him
Over the past couple of weeks, Bobby's signature excitement and over the top energy on the floor hasn't really worked in his favor on the show so far.
This year's 'Dancing with the Stars' has been eventful, to say the least. With a visually impaired star performing on the show's dance floor for the first ever, a local Grocer who acquired fame for his appearance on 'The Bachelor,' and of course - the inevitable dance floor injury happening on the very first episode, viewers could tell things were going to be pretty exciting this time around on 'DWTS' season 27. And said shoulder injury owner, radio personality Bobby Bones, is only adding to the spice in this season further.
Over the past couple of weeks, Bobby's signature excitement and over the top energy on the floor hasn't really worked in his favor, and as it turns out, his pro-partner, Sharna Burgess is far from impressed by him. In fact, she's pretty 'mad,' as she shared with Entertainment Tonight after yet another not up to the mark performance from Bobby and herself on Monday (October 1) night.
"Right now, I'm mad at him," Burgess admitted. "That's true! It's absolutely true. This is no set-up," Bones added, with an unusual level of enthusiasm in his voice. "She is ticked at me, and she deserves to be." Why? Simply because Bobby, yet again, decided to run around like a maniac on a sugar rush all over the stage after his performance during the premiere, last week. This time, instead of going ahead with the dance routine of their foxtrot set to Frank Sinatra's 'New York, New York,' he improvised the ending with his attempt at the viral dance craze called flossing. This - as expected, left the judges confused, and Sharna, embarrassed.
"I'm also happy that people watched, and smiled. My goal is to make people smile the whole show, and to be a better dancer as the show climbs," Bobby shared with the outlet, free of regrets, despite having scored 20/30. "I want to get better as the show goes on, but I want people to think that at any time I could do anything that's gonna make them smile."
As for Sharna, she does get a little nervous about Bobby's unpredictability but doesn't want to impose on his personality at the same time. "I don't want to control him, I just want him to believe in the dancing that he does," she said. "I love the way he celebrates, and I love what he brings to the dance floor, I just want him to finish the last move. That's all! And then he can celebrate and party."
"I didn't finish the last move last week either," Bobby added. "I get a little too excited." But at the same time, despite his drawbacks, he sees himself in the show long-term until he can finally be taken as a serious dancer. "By week four, five, six, seven, we're gonna be dancing our brains out. And they're gonna go 'Wow, look how this guy went from a goofball to an actual dancer,'" Bones said. "That's the growth that I wanna show."
If all goes well for the pair, come this Tuesday night's round of elimination, Sharna claims she will just let Bobby loose with whatever he wants, once they are into the freestyle performances. "I'm not even going to choreograph it. I'm just going to press play on a track, and let him do his thing," she said, laughing.
With much "better dancing and better form," Bobby further teased: "There's a magic trick that I'm gonna crush." As for their Tuesday night's performance along the Las Vegas theme, Sharna said: "The hours that we needed to get, we couldn't, because there just wasn't enough of them. Two dances a week was a near-impossible task for a lot of couples on this show. Yet we got out there, and we did an incredible job, and tomorrow is amazing also. So I'm proud of everybody on this cast and this guy right here."
'Dancing With the Stars' airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.