Last night we lost another celeb in 'Dancing with the Stars' as Darren Kennedy and his abs were sent packing. All's fair in love and 'Dancing with the Stars'... or is it? A lot of viewers felt like the judges were a little too harsh on the scoring of one contestant.
Actor Johnny Ward, of 'Love/Hate' and 'Fair City' fame (Katy's kidnapper!) has been dancing up a storm on this series of 'Dancing with the Stars' so far but seems to always face tough criticism from the judges.
Last night, he relived his days in a Boyzone tribute act with an energetic cha-cha-cha with partner Emily Barker to one of the band’s hits ‘Picture of You’.
Johnny said: "Hands down the most difficult week of this competition. When I saw the dance on Monday I just said 'I can't, I can't, I can't'"
Brian said: "I'm going to sum up the sentiment... 'It ain't what you do but the way that you do it' everything is a hit on the beat but it just doesn't have enough character... really try and find the essence of each of the dances and then you have a chance of getting those really high scores."
While Loraine said: "So first i'm going to commend you both on your version of the cha cha, you are a great... you are a dancer and you have great moves... but for me the cha cha has a cuban action in it... but lifts and jumps and spits and that... it's not an authentic cha cha for me."
Johnny scored a total of 20 from the judges and folks were not impressed:
— Aileen (@aileen_farrell) February 3, 2019
— Dolores Fogarty (@Dolfitzfog) February 3, 2019
Sick of the judges bias, Johnny Ward is being treated unfairly compared to some of the contestants #DWTSIrl
— Uridium_Max (@Uridium_Max) February 3, 2019
— Brigid Curtin (@BrigidCurtin2) February 3, 2019
#dwtsirl judges are a joke, can't believe the comments or scores about Johnny after that dance
— Suzanne (@Holls_Golightly) February 3, 2019
Johnny ward would have to cut one of his legs off and dance with it to please the judges. By far the most superb dancer this year. 👋🏽👋🏽👋🏽 be a sin if he doesn’t win it. #DWTSIrl
— irishlady (@irishlady251) February 3, 2019
Johnny you were amazing. U are the only real dancer on this show. Well done. #DWTSIRL
— AoifeRyanIrl (@irl_aoife) February 3, 2019
Johnny is a great dancer. Judges scoring him lower & being more critical because he's the best of them. Johnny set his standard high from week one. Perhaps to his detriment? #DWTSIRL
— Yvonne M (@Vee_McCee) February 3, 2019
Very harsh on Johnny and Emily, I think they're brilliant, Johnny to win! #DWTSIrl
— Sarah Verso Ryan (@mrsversoryan) February 3, 2019
Johnny is incredible and his scores are a travesty!! He scored less then clelia and his routine was far superior 🤬🤬🤬 #dwtsirl again the scoring makes no sense
— FiBourkedesign (@fibourkedesign) February 3, 2019
Judging was harsh on JOHNNY #Dwtsirl
— Maura O'Brien (@Maire2018) February 3, 2019
Watching #DWTSIRL for the first year but the judges clearly have favorites? Giving Johnny a 6 ??? Really!!
— Carol Curley (@Ccurley0Carol) February 3, 2019
— Aislinn O'Toole (@AislinnOT) February 3, 2019
I just can't let it go! I made a cup of tea and had a few bickies to calm myself down but I'm still raging! The scoring of Johnny and Emily was a stunning injustice! I'm not one bit happy. What should br some nice entertainment has got my blood pressure right up! #DWTSIRL
— Roscomment (@roscomment) February 3, 2019
TO EVERYONE ELSE: “Oh, you recovered wonderfully from falling over and crashing your head through the scenery.”
TO JOHNNY: “Your 5th metatarsal was indifferently aligned for that triple backflip. 4 points.”
— Kevin McGee (@K__McGee) February 3, 2019