The competition has been getting really intense for the celebrities, but their professional dance partners are also beginning to feel the heat on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars.”
Karina Smirnoff fell in the middle of her hip-hop routine with Olympic speed skater and former “Dancing With The Stars” champion Apolo Ohno on Monday night.
The two have been doing well in the competition, and when former NFL athlete Emmitt Smith called Ohno out for being a speed racer (inferring that he was not worthy competition), judge Carrie Ann Inaba reminded Smith that Ohno had been doing better than he in the competition.
Smirnoff and Ohno’s dance was going well until she did a high kick, slipped, and fell right on her face on live television.
Both of the dancers were stunned, but Ohno kept on trying to dance as Smirnoff struggled to get back in the swing.
The moment the music stopped Smirnoff plopped down on the stage and began to sulk, pleading to the judges that the floor was slippery and she was so sorry.
"I'm sorry, I feel like I messed up the whole routine," she said through her tears.
"We worked so hard this week," the dancer lamented on stage. "Please please please."
Ohno seemed to be a good sport about his partner’s mishap, not seemking upset that she could have ruined his chance on going on to the next round.
The judges all saw how upset Smirnoff was and tried to comfort her.
"The beauty about tonight is that everyone is outside of their comfort zones, Karina. You were out of your comfort zone. Every professional dancer was outside their comfort zone," Carrie Ann Inaba said. "We know that. We applaud you all."
Goodman tried to comfort Smirnoff in his own way, letting the pro-dancer know he was more concerned with how well Ohno was dancing.
"Karina, to be honest I wasn't even look at you so I don't even care," Goodman said.
Do you think Apolo Ohno and Karina Smirnoff will get sent home because of her mistake?