Will poor Charlie White ever get a perfect score on ‘Dancing with the Stars’?

Charlie White may be the first American to win Olympic gold in ice dance, but these days he’s craving the approval of “Dancing With the Stars” judges for his ballroom skills. He admitted this week that he has been yearning for the perfect scores that have often gone to his ice dance partner and “DWTS” rival Meryl Davis, but his attempt to wow judges with an intense paso doble on “Latin Night” backfired.

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Len Goodman, who in previous weeks criticized White for routines with nontraditional choreography, found him and pro partner Sharna Burgess lacking once again: “To get a 10 you have to do something special,” he said, “and for me this wasn’t special.” He gave White an 8, while Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli gave him 9s. Guest judge Ricky Martin stood up for him and gave him the 10 he was hoping for.

The judges were also underwhelmed by his group dance with James Maslow and NeNe Leakes, claiming he and his teammates were out of sync. The night ended with him and his teammates all at risk of elimination, and Leakes being sent home.

Our readers think White has been getting a raw deal. Commented Tina Kenney, “He needs the judges to score him fairly to give him a fighting chance.” Agreed Irish, “It is becoming so blatantly obvious they’re low-ball scoring Charlie.”

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Do you think the judges are being fair to White? Is he at risk of elimination after finishing second to last in this week’s combined scores? Watch his team dance with Maslow and Leakes and then predict who will be eliminated next:

4 thoughts on “Will poor Charlie White ever get a perfect score on ‘Dancing with the Stars’?

  1. I don’t know. Charlie was good, but frankly a 36 was a fair score for him to me. His footwork was a little bit mess (extra unneeded steps) and he had some mistakes. I think he’s trying to hard for the score right now, and it’s impacting the performance.

  2. Tired of Charlie getting a raw deal from 2 judges all the time,he is one of the best..don’t understand

  3. Pase doble – means 2 step – & double steps are an integral part of the dance along with artistic hand/arm motion & a lunging forward motion (are the judges really scoring everyone on the technical aspects that supposedly is their purpose) white’s score should have been at least 37/ 38 team dance really screwed up the scoring but sometimes when your given a lemon all you can do is pucker up – still I really enjoyed watching them (maybe a bit of story boarding here – all at risk on one team – all male pro’s & female celebs on a team – or maybe it was bite the bullet & take 1 for the partner who is riding on top (can’t burden her team down with a cement block) – I honestly don’t think this guy wouldv’e given a damn if they had stuck him with len & carrie ann & made them do the mexican hat dance

  4. Judges are underscoring Charlie. Don’t know what their agenda is. Tonight he is paired with the weakest contestant – Candace. Nothing against Candace, but she is the weakest dancer.

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