On the always exciting Live TV, Cristian de la Fuente got injured and could barely finish his routine.
The Chilean actor gripped his arm in obvious pain towards the end of his hip-shaking samba. He did his best to complete the dance, but was unable to hold on to his partner, Cheryl Burke, as she crumpled to the floor in the routine’s
De La Fuente insisted he was ready to hear the judges’ comments immediately after the couple finished, but the producers cut to a commercial so an EMT could look at his arm. After the break, he held an ice pack to his arm as he heard the judges’ scores.The actor ended the evening in last place at 46, with a 25 for his first number, the Viennese waltz, and 21 for the samba.
Here’s the entire breakdown of the Judges’ Scores – April 28, 2008.
# Jason Taylor – 55 out of a possible 60
# Kristi Yamaguchi – 54
# Marissa Janet Winokur – 52
# Mario – 51
# Shannon Elizabeth – 51
# Cristian De La Fuente – 46