Chaz Bono has performed last night at Dancing With The Stars being watched by his mother, Cher, who was for the first time in the show audience.
The proud mother, Cher, broke down in tears as she watching her son Chaz Bono, 40, comes out fighting to dance the Paso Doble with his partner Lacey Schwimmer to the Rocky theme song.
“OMG! I WAS CRYING ! WASNT EXPECTING 2 B SO NERVOUS ! BROKE MY BRACELET CLAPPING ! IM SO PROUD !! CHAZ WAS GREAT! LOVED DAVID ARQUETTE 2nd,” Cher tweeted on her page after the show.
Not only Cher was impressed with Chaz Bono’s performance, the judges also gave him straight seven’s across the board during music from the Rocky movie.
Judge Bruno Tonioli said: “In the true spirit of Rocky, no matter how many knocks you take, you keep coming back, you keep fighting and you keep getting stronger.”
Judge Carrie Ann Inaba agreed and said of Chaz Bono’ performance:
“I’m trying to figure out why I’m crying. It’s like, I watch you and somehow you get under my skin and you make me root for you.
“Your true courage and the way you get out there…I was like, go! Go! Go!”
Chaz Bono’s performance was achieved with the help of the exercise guru Richard Simmons.
Immediately after the show, Chaz Bono wrote on his Twitter account: “Amazing, Amazing Night!! Thank you so much for supporting me on this journey. #DWTS#.”
Last night, David Arquette, 40, and partner Kym Johnson also danced the Paso Doble, but they chose to do so to the Raiders of the Lost Ark theme song.
David Arquette and Kym Johnson scored a 23 for the dramatic dance. In true Indiana Jones style, David Arquette swung onto the dance floor on a rope.
David Arquette’ seven-year-old daughter, Coco, ex-wife Courteney Cox, and his sister Patricia were all in the audience to cheer him on.
Chynna Philips and partner Tony Dovolani tangoed to the theme song from Mission: Impossible in what should have been an impressive dance, but she scored only 21.
Carson Kressley, the fashion expert, was a fan favourite with his hilarious pirate costume and sword fighting dance-off, but the judges had issues with his performance.
Carson Kressley, 41, and partner Anna Trebunskaya danced the Viennese Waltz from Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl.
Judge Len Goodman said about their performance:
“Like childbirth – terrible while it’s happening, and a joy when it’s over. No quality of movement…but it was great fun. If I was at home, I’d be phoning for you.”
The talk show host Nancy Grace, 51, and her partner Tristan MacManus performed the Paso Doble to the theme song from Flash Gordon.
Nancy Grace dance scored 21.
Soccer star Hope Solo and partner Chmerkovskiy performance of You’ve Got A Friend from Toy Story was utterly adorable and had a high score of 24.
Rob Kardashian played Clark Kent role as he and partner Cheryl Burke danced a dramatic Paso Doble to the theme song from Superman.
DWTS insiders said that Ricki Lake and partner Derek Hough are the team to beat, but the 43-year-old talk show host doesn’t agree.
She seemed to have problems in rehearsals, saying that she felt a ‘tremendous amount of pressure’ and expressing her desire to quit.
When Ricki and Derek danced to the theme song from Psycho, they received a standing ovation and scored 29, the highest score of the night.