ABC/Adam TaylorAfter cruising for the first four weeks, Boyz II Men‘s Wanyá Morris hit a bump in the road on Monday’s Dancing with the Stars.
Monday was “Switch Up Night.” Each celebrity was paired with a new professional dancer. Morris and his “Switch Up” partner Witney Carson landed in fifth place, earning a score of 30 out of a possible 40. Deaf model Nyle DiMarco and his partner for the week, Sharna Burgess, had the night’s top score with 37.
Morris and Carson danced a samba to “Hold Back the River,” by James Bay, who performed the song live. Judge Len Goodman called the routine “hectic,” noting there were “too many moving parts.” Guest judge Maksim Chmerkovskiy agreed, telling the 42-year-old boy band singer, “We expected better.” Bruno Tonioli saw it differently, declaring the dance was “an outpouring of complex steps and variations.” Carrie Ann Inaba was also pleased with the overall performance, although she missed the “natural chemistry” Wanyá had with his regular partner, Lindsay Arnold.
Afterwards, Morris managed to remain upbeat, telling ABC Radio, “Self-gratification is the key,” and that as long as he’s happy, he’s still a winner.
Adds Morris, “The idea is to become better, and I know I will become better because that’s my goal.”
No one was eliminated on Monday’s show. America’s votes will be added to the judges’ scores and combined with the couples’ totals from last week. The results will be revealed next week.
Dancing with the Stars continues next Monday on ABC.
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