Ireland’s own Tristan MacManus and partner Gladys Knight are safe for another week on ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ despite receiving the judges’ lowest score on Monday’s competition show. In what turned out to be a shock, Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy were sent home on Tuesday following the results of the public vote.
Monday’s competition show on ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ was rock’n’roll themed, and everyone got in the spirit. Judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli along with host Tom Bergeron did their best impression of Queen with big hair and big makeup, and even lent their voices to the opening part of Tristan and Gladys’ dance to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’
For Tristan and Gladys’ number, the duo chose to do a tango to Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Irish stud Tristan MacManus discussed his and Gladys’ decision to use that now iconic song.
“I love it. Such a great, great rock song,” said MacManus. “It was always gonna be important to have an iconic song for an iconic partner, know what I mean?”
“I think a little bit was made of “it’s not a tango song, that song” but I doubt that Queen or the Rolling Stones or Kiss could have predicted that any of their songs would be on Dancing With the Stars one year, you know?”
Ultimately, however, the Queen-impersonating judges weren’t so much a fan of Tristan and Gladys’ tango to the power-ballad. Out of a possible 30 points, the duo was awarded only 20, the lowest score of the evening.
“We done the best with what we could do. I think Gladys did great. She should be proud of herself. We stepped it up at this stage in the competition. It’s so strong that you need to do somethin’ that’s gonna show — well, to show that you’re in there.”
Do you think Tristan and Gladys can make it through another round of competition? Tune in next Monday at 9pm on ABC to watch the couples battle it out!
Tristan and Gladys’ tango to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’: