Poor Michael Bolton Did Not Take His Dancing With the Stars Dismissal Well


Famed balladeer Michael Bolton was voted off Dancing With the Stars last night after turning in a roundly panned jive to “Hound Dog” earlier this week. And, boy, is he bummed. In a post-vote interview, Bolton tore into particularly mean judge Bruno (who called Bolton's routine “probably the worst jive in eleven seasons”), saying: “To me he let everybody down. My mom was there, she flew in, she's 90 ... I thought she was really going to enjoy it. I just didn't expect that level of disrespect from him.” Goddamn right! Forget for a second that this is soft-rock legend Michael Bolton we're talking about here: As the dance rehearsal footage evidenced, Bolton had come down with a sudden case of laryngitis so bad he had to wear one of those goofy surgical masks and could barely tap his toes. Has Bruno ever charted internationally with a rousing cover of “When a Man Loves a Woman”? That is a rhetorical question. There is a silver lining here, though: The Situation was in the bottom two along with Bolton, but America ultimately decided they were DTF with him for at least one more week.

The dance:

The vote: