Rob talks of his complete transformation from being an “average joe” who knew nothing about dancing to making it to the final four on Dancing With The Stars. He’s always been a “low key, stay at home guy”, so doing this show was “wild” and “uncomfortable” for him at first. He talks of shaking his booty and “taking it for the team”. He plans to keep doing whatever his teacher tells him to do. Really cute interview. I love how much he’s grown on this show and how much he respects Cheryl. What a long way he’s come since the beginning. Here’s to Rob and Cheryl’s dances on Monday night.
ADDING: Special thanks to PureDWTS Carlos, be sure to check out Cheryl’s rules for ruling ‘Dancing with the Stars’ from HitFix. Below is a a little take, but, the link has more.
Know your partner – and hope he’s not a jerk Burke, who’s taken both Drew Lachey and Emmit Smith to the winners’ circle, claims current partner Rob Kardashian has actually been her favorite star hoofer thus far. “He’s just a normal kid, a normal kid I would be friends with,” she says. “We knew each other before the show and always got along. He’s cool and down to earth; there’s no drama with him. He still has fun with the show and we still have fun with the show together. You usually go into rehearsal and you’re sick of seeing that person’s face after three months. It’s just natural. But with Rob, I don’t have that.”
Give up on understanding the judging If you were in agreement with Maks’ tirade against Len for inequities in how the couples are judged, you weren’t the only one. Even Burke says she hasn’t figured out why the judges score the way they do. “I’m confused too, at times,” she says. “I don’t always know if they’re comparing celebrities to one another or if they’re just comparing them to themselves. I kind of gave up on figuring them out, but I just hope that the judges give us something constructive that we can work with at the end of the day.”
Play favorites Whether or not Kardashian takes home the mirror ball trophy, Burke feels his journey to the top has been the most rewarding for her, as the unassuming sibling in a famous family has blossomed in ways that will have an impact on his life outside the ballroom. “I honestly think Rob is the one I’m most proud of,” she says. “For someone who came in not having any dance experience and being really shy and reserved, he’s proved to everybody he’s a hard worker. The show has given him a lot of confidence, and knowing that’s something he’ll take with him is really rewarding for me.”