'DWTS': Jimmie Allen recalls tough childhood, fans love 'true glimpse' of singer
With Season 30 'Dancing With The Stars' kicking off to a great start, Episode 2 brings the fear of being eliminated. If there were ever a time for these celebrities and their pro-dancers to bring their A-game, now would be it. Having previously scored 22 points, country singer Jimmie Allen had a lot to prove this time around.
Last week, Allen danced the Tango to 'The Way I Are' by Timbaland ft. Keri Hilson, D.O.E. with his partner, Emma Slater. On Episode 2, the duo danced the rumba to one of Allen's songs, titled 'Make Me Want To'.
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Before getting into the performance, Allen revealed why this song was important to him. The song belongs on the album named 'Mercury Lane', which is also the name of the street where he grew up on. He didn't have an easy childhood, but his mother always made sure he was cared for. He even recounted an incident where his mother had them all camp out in the living room and while he was excited to do so as a child, he only later realized that she did this because they had no electricity. It allowed him to see how strong his mother was and that was something he wanted to channel through his performance.
The judges did have some criticism about his rumba but also praised his stage presence. Len Goodman pointed that the point of the show is to do better than the week before and on that front, Allen delivered. Derek Hough also noted that overall, it was a beautiful performance. Bruno Tonioli complimented the duo on their passion which translated on stage. Carrie Ann Inaba stated that her heart was attached to his entire performance and that she was thoroughly impressed. He scored 27 points this week, and along with last week's scores, had a combined total of 49 points. Fans too were pretty impressed the second time around.
"F**KING JIMMIE ALLEN HAS HIPS AND HE CAN MOVE MAN!!!!!! @DancingABC @JimmieAllen #DWTS" tweeted a fan. "Wow Jimmie dances with his heart and it's beautiful. #DWTS #DWTS" added another. "@JimmieAllen @EmmaSlaterDance that was so beautiful!! Best dance of the night so far!! Love love loved it!! Also loved getting to see a true glimpse of the real Jimmie in that rehearsal package. #DWTS" added another.
FUCKING JIMMIE ALLEN HAS HIPS AND HE CAN MOVE MAN!!!!!! @DancingABC @JimmieAllen#DWTS pic.twitter.com/uMakTpzXP4— DREAMER (@hazelroses1970) September 28, 2021
Wow Jimmie dances with his heart and it's beautiful. #DWTS #DWTS pic.twitter.com/vHnhOGMXvT— Brittany Stuckey (@Beauty4508) September 28, 2021
@JimmieAllen @EmmaSlaterDance that was so beautiful!! Best dance of the night so far!! Love love loved it!! Also loved getting to see a true glimpse of the real Jimmie in that rehearsal package. #DWTS— Lauren Ash (@LaurenAsh2007) September 28, 2021
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