'Dancing With The Stars' season 27: John Schneider doesn't agree with judges' scores for his 'Halloween Night' pasodoble
Without mincing words, the 'Dukes of Hazzard' actor shared how totally clueless he was about their dance form for the night, which was a pasodoble
If there's one thing in common between the star contestants of ABC's hit reality show, 'Dancing With The Stars' season 27, it's how they are going vocal and not really holding back anymore about their views on the scores given to their performances by the judges on the show. Previously, Bobby Bones was the supreme in the field, having expressed how he thinks it's absolute "crap" that only female contestants have been voted off the show so far, and now, fellow contestant, John Schneider has joined in, expressing his disagreement with the judges' scores for his most recent performance on the show's 'Halloween Night' themed episode, that aired this Monday night.
Without mincing his words, in a pre-taped footage that was aired before the 'Dukes of Hazzard' actor took the dance floor with his pro-partner, Emma Slater, he shared how totally clueless he was about their dance form for the night, which was a pasodoble. "As I sit here now, I have no idea what we’re doing," Schneider shared in a snippet from the video. But considering his appearance for the performance was totally different from what fans are accustomed to seeing on his TV show, Schneider expressed that he was pleased with that. "I'm trying to get people accustomed to the musician dancer guy instead of just the actor guy," Schneider told The Tennessean. "It's fun, but it's a whole lot of work. And there was already a whole lot of work in our lives. It’s insane."
But despite having lasted almost six weeks on the dance show, Schneider mostly owes his stay to votes, because he hasn't been a critical favorite for judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli. So much, that this week's scores - a sad 19 out of 30 - managed to place him at the bottom of the leaderboard. And about that, Schneider had some strong opinions to share.
"I thought last night was, by far, my best performance, regardless of the scores," Schneider said. "When it all boils down, it’s a weekly competition against yourself and I am delighted with the results." Schneider also went on to share that he typically practices about 20 hours a week, and according to him, this is intense, if seen from the view of a dance which he is probably performing as a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence.
And this is also something that's a total opposite of his music career, where he writes a song, learns it, and performs it for his listeners over and over again.
But he doesn't plan on being bitter about his scores, as he's already planning ahead for the upcoming 'Country Night' which is the theme for next Monday's episode of DWTS. Speaking about how people might expect him to do something a little different this time, he suggested: "Maybe a little jive?" And of course, he also admits that the experience on the show has been priceless, saying: "It's keying into a part of my spirit and my soul that I was really unaware of. It’s not just happy. It’s elation. It’s not just concern. It’s scared to death about what (host) Tom Bergeron is about to say. It’s living life on both sides of the pendulum at the same time. There’s no middle ground and at 58, I find that exhilarating."