Xfinity asks, “Will comedian Bill Engvall be “Dancing with the Stars” first redneck dancing king?” LOL, I love it! In a new interview with him, they ask him all about his dance Monday night and how it felt. Here is more….
“I felt really good. I think a lot of people are going to be thinking [about me dancing], ‘Really? I didn’t know he could do that,’” Engvall said.
He credited his dance partner Slater, a former troupe member making her “DWTS” pro debut, for making him ballroom-ready. “This little thing took a rough piece of oar and kind of dusted some of the dirt off of it. I was very happy with our performance. I felt our scores could have been higher but I think even [Judge] Len [Goodman] didn’t expect that at all.
“I know it wasn’t perfect. There were bobbles, but overall, I was totally pleased with it,” Engvall said.
Slater admitted, “It took a lot to get Bill to do ‘Dancing with the Stars’ because it was out of his comfort zone. He’s very nervous but he did a really great job.”
The dance pro said “it was a bit of a shock” to find out Engvall had good rhythm!
Engvall smiled, “The only dancing I’ve ever done was with my wife in one arm and a beer in the other hand and that was two-stepping at some little honky-tonk in Texas. This was a whole new ballgame for me. The first part of our training last week, I was so focused and concerned about the steps, that I forgot to dance [and] just let it go. And that’s her biggest challenge with me because I’m a perfectionist and I want to be able to pick up a guitar and play [Eric Clapton’s classic] ‘Layla.’ I don’t want to learn the scales [first]. And so, we’ve been walking through it. She goes, ‘We’ve got to know the steps before we can do [it] to music.’”