He seemed cool on screen when he was getting the lowest scores of the night handed to him for an Argentine Tango that Bruno Tonioli called a “terrible mess.” But behind-the-scenes on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino was steaming mad.
“I stormed off and eventually cooled off,” The Situation told a group of reporters backstage after Monday night’s show, even though that’s not what we saw on camera. “To be honest with you, I was very upset. I really tried hard. Those lifts I was doing were extremely difficult. The routine itself wasn’t as sloppy as they made it sound.”
His partner Karina Smirnoff is equally miffed at their scores of 12 (three scores of four points) for technique and a 16 for performance, giving the pair the bottom score of the night, 28 out of 60.
“I think, honestly, it wasn’t the worst performance of the night,” she told Fancast. “It wasn’t supposed to be the lowest score of the night. He did harder lifts than anyone else in this competition tonight, from a professional perspective, not to take anything away from other couples. I think they did amazing. But he definitely had the hardest lifts and he executed them really well, and the judges were in a bad mood.”
The Situation was especially upset that his technique score was so low, given the difficulty of the lifts they did during their Argentine Tango. “While me and her were practicing the first lift, we said if we get this lift down, we’ll just bow after the first move,” he explained. “That’s how hard the move was and we got it down, and we got the other lifts down. And I was upset. They didn’t acknowledge any of it.”
The ‘Jersey Shore‘ star went on to explain how hard he’s trying and how he’s going out of his way to show he’s a hard worker and really committed to doing a good job.
“My haircut changed [referring to the stars shaved into his hair]. I got mascara on. I do my best every time. It’s tough on your pride. It’s tough on me mentally, physically,” he said.
“You want to look good,” he continued. “You want to just do everything good. And if something doesn’t come out, you’re upset. And you know, I was upset tonight because, you know, what I didn’t want to do is let my fans down. I didn’t want to let America down. I don’t want to prove those naysayers right, the ones that say, ‘Hey, he’s not working hard. He can’t dance.’ You know, it really gets to me. I want to show people that I am a hard worker. I am putting in the work.”
It’s highly unlikely that the Sitch won’t be the fourth dancer going home tonight, but if he survives the results show and makes it another week, his partner promises, “We’ll be indestructible by next week!”
We shall see.…
How bad do you think they were this week? Who do you think should go home next?