Bachelor in Paradise star Joe Amabile is definitely doing his best on this season of Dancing With the Stars, but it’s clear he has a long way to go if he wants to catch the rest of the competition.
Despite having the lowest scores the past few weeks, Joe and his dance partner Jenna Johnson have been able to avoid elimination thanks to Bachelor Nation.
Jenna opened up to Us Weekly about the pair’s Disney Night performance and why she’s OK with the judges brutal critiques.
“Disney week was our best week yet. I had an absolute blast from the start of the week to Monday’s show. Disney, in general, is just the most magical week by far,” she shared.
“You get to feel like kids again, it’s so happy, all of the characters were at the show. I loved every second.”
The couple had the jive on Monday night and it ended up being Joe’s best performance to date.
“Joe did awesome throughout the week learning the jive. I was nervous because jive is a super quick, fast dance. But he picked it up really well, and this was the most focused I’d see him,” she explained.
“I could tell he was really determined to get all the steps right. I think he executed it well and he was performing. It was, by far, his best dance yet.”
Though Joe and Jenna still ended the night with the lowest scores, they’re at least happy the judges are being honest.
“The judges’ critiques were a bit harsh but they were honest. They were right. They always are hard on us, but that’s expected,” Jenna said.
“He is one of the weaker dancers left in the completion, and we will take the criticism because we want to grow.”
She continued, “I thought Carrie Ann Inaba gave him an awesome compliment saying that he had had fast improvement and that she can see he is trying and not messing up steps anymore, which is awesome.”
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