Cheryl defends Rob’s dance and placing last week in her new blog at People.com. She writes how Rob was happy with his dance and that he felt he deserved a slightly higher score. She also explains why Rob said, “Whatever, I don’t care” to the judges (that comment was uncalled for no matter what she says to explain it in my opinion). They are excited about the Jive tonight and she says it really brings out his personality.
He expected to be a lot more nervous than he actually was when we danced. He didn’t do anything wrong during our performance. He didn’t mess up. I think he’s just really happy he got through it.
Even though Rob’s family has such a high profile and are so well known, I was nervous it was going to be us going home – especially being in the bottom like that – because our scores were low.
Rob didn’t talk about the judges’ scores too much, but he felt like he deserved a slightly higher score. After we danced, his initial reaction was, “Whatever, I don’t care,” because he has come such a long way.
In the end, I was shocked to see Ron Artest leave. The majority of partners I’ve had have been athletes – and we’ve never been eliminated first.
Having low scores really got Rob into the next dance, which is the jive. We’re really excited about that because it really brings out his personality more. And it’s a lot more fun!
In a new article at US Magazine, Rob talks of spray tanning, costuming, and is hoping to feel the music more in his dancing.
One thing Kardashian will put his foot down with? He won’t be doffing his top just yet!
“I don’t feel comfortable enough to be shirtless or anything like that,” says Kardashian, who hopes to slim his 200 lb. frame during his stint on the show. “Obviously I’m a little insecure about certain things right now…I’m just not used to dancer clothes.”
Kardashian has certainly amped up his cardio routine rehearsing the jive, which he’ll perform with Burke on Monday’s show.
“My feet hurt a lot!” he laments. “You’re on your toes the entire dance, so you’re just moving around really fast. [Rehearsals] started off harder [than they are now], but once you just keep practicing you learn the speed and then you think it’s slow and that you’re dancing it slow because you’re so used to it. But it’s good though, I’m doing fine.”
Kardashian is confident his five hour per day rehearsals will pay off, and says he’s worked hard to develop his stage persona.
“[This week, I’ll] just try to be more animated and feel the music more,” he tells Us. “I felt that the musicality was lacking a little bit in the first [dance], but I still try to have fun with it.”