Last dance for The Ocho?

Posted by hobsonschoice1 on May 17, 2010 – 10:20 pm


The cards were already stacked against Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco heading into the Final Four of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars.

Pitted against an ice skater, a pop star and a former college dance teamer, The Ocho responded in the underdog role with some of his best dancing of the show. Topping off his last dance by ripping off his top during a torrid Samba, he gave it a good go with a solo that took him sliding across the floor on his knees.

But he could only get a 25 from the three judges. Together with three 9s for a waltz, that put him in fourth and last place heading into Tuesday’ night’s results show at 8 p.m. He ended up with 52 while skater Evan Lysacek and pop star Nicole Scherzinger went 59 out of 60 to finish tied for first with former University of Florida dancer Erin Andrews putting up 56 in her two dances.

A  couple of hours before he went on, he revealed that he wasn’t as nervous as he was on Sunday and sounded pretty loose when he put Burke on the line.

“Do or die,” said Burke, a multi-winner of the Mirror Ball.  

 The episode was spiced with background stories on the four contestants, and The Ocho’s segment included interviews with his grandmother, daughter, Terrell Owens, and Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. Lewis allowed that Ocho didn’t think the experience would be as hard as it has become. It has been a little bit harder because Ochocinco says he’s been getting up early to lift weights.

Now he finds out Tuesday night if the fan votes have brought football season, or if he’s dancing for another week and into next Monday’s last episode.

“I don’t want to go home,” he said.

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2 Responses to “Last dance for The Ocho?”

  1. By 2ndboot on May 18, 2010 | Reply

    I’m curious if he’ll be able to put this behind himself for football. Some folks just don’t handle rejection to well and I have a strange feeling Ocho is one of those people. Football’s been his life up until now, but losing with a drop dead gorgeous woman…especially since Emmet Smith did win.. I dunno.. I know I would have problems there, but the good part for me is I’m not a football star and Mike Brown isn’t paying me a gazillion bucks a year to PLAY FOOTBALL..
    On the other hand..He might win. Maybe Carson will throw him a great pair of dancing shoes at the last second. 😉

  2. By whodey4life88 on May 19, 2010 | Reply

    “Last dance for Ocho”

    I think Ocho showed a lot of class on the show. And quite frankly as it was put already…..had it been any other season, he would have been in the finals. I normally wouldn’t have watched a show like DWTS but since Ocho was on there, I had to root for our WHO DEY!

    Chad, you did a GREAT job! It was a blast watching you work it on the dance floor! Keep up the hard work in the offseason, and let’s have another great season!

    Enjoyed the story about you, and especially hearing from your Grandma and seeing your 4 gorgeous kids! As a father, I thought it was really cool that they got to see what you’d been working so hard for; and that they got to experience all of that with you!


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