Celebrity contestants on Dancing With the Stars delivered a night of unforgettable performances dedicated to pop music legend Britney Spears. However, fans believed that a celebrity and her supporter were “robbed” after receiving a low score from the judges’ panel. Cody Rigsby and Cheryl Burke, after receiving a coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnosis, performed side by side from two different locations. Thereafter, the panel did not favor her dance. He made a point of several key moments in his jazz routine.
What is the health status of Cody Rigsby and Cheryl Burke?
Cheryl Burke received a positive COVID-19 test on Sunday, September 26, ahead of the couple’s second week of performances. The judges allowed Burke and Rigsby to submit a tape rehearsal for consideration.
After making it through another week in competition, Rigsby was also diagnosed with the virus. So, he and Burke self-quarantined at their homes and worked on their routines for this week’s competition.
During the episode, Burke and Rigsby revealed that they both felt good enough to dance. But, for the safety of others in the ballroom, his performance will be broadcast remotely.
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Thrilled by the opportunity to perform one of Rigby Spears’ sexiest tunes.
He claimed that he had “waited 34 years” for this opportunity to honor his favorite singer and dancer.
Rigsby noted Spears’ influence in his life shortly after her performance with Burke.
“If you thought you were going to count me out during Britney night, think again, America. If I’ve learned anything from Britney Spears, it’s the comeback kid,” he said.
The duet performed with the tune. Burke choreographed a tribute to Spears, which paid tribute to some of her most iconic dance moves.
Despite the challenges presented to the couple, they were seen working together to deliver an exciting dance.
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Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli claimed they were at a loss to judge by seeing two different setups together. The pair scored three 6’s, giving them a total of 18 points for the routine.
In the comments section of the Instagram post shared above, fans of the couple believed that they were “robbed” of the high score due to their unfortunate circumstances.
At first, one fan wrote, “Literally robbed, I mean, come on, the score should have been higher considering the extra effort there.”
Secondly, another viewer wrote, “Scores should have been higher! Cody was robbed!!!”
“Be fair here with justice. When I got coronavirus, I was lucky to be able to get up to use the bathroom. That was non-stop energy. Cheryl and Cody were on time together too. To dance moves Judge. Not the atmosphere,” criticized a third Instagram user.
“Wow, disappointed to see such an unfair decision from Cody and Cheryl again! I guess it’s different personally, but they have COVID. You decided to do a show in the middle of the pandemic. Them Give me some grace!!” said the fourth spectator.
dancing with the Stars Airs Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.