During week 7 of Dancing with the Stars, the teams celebrated a century of music for Eras Night. While it seems that many are shocked to see Lochte still in the game, his dancing has improved greatly since the beginning. The next episode will push season 23 of the hit ABC show past its halfway point, meaning that all couples who survive for one more week are guaranteed of at least a top-half finish. Their score of 28 was tied fort he lowest on the night with Maureen McCormick and Artem Chigvintsev.
Taking on the 1990s, Lochte and Burke danced the Rumba. After getting a less than impressive score for their week 6 dance, the pair had a lot riding on this week. However, based on the judges feedback, their Rumba fell short.
The judges commented that he needed more energy and to make corrections to his technique. Head judge Len Goodman bluntly stated that “it wasn’t brilliant,” but he admired the star’s “pluck.” When asked how he would prepare for his next dance after hearing the judges feedback, Lochte admirably stated, “I’ve always had bad swims, and I had to forget about those swims and move on.”
Locate and his partner’s dance earned a low score of 28. Thankfully, the pair was not eliminated and will get a chance to prove themselves on next week’s show. One thing is clear, Ryan is giving this his all and really enjoying the process. He told cameras, “Dancing with the Stars has really changed my life, And it got me out of that dark hole. The people here are like my family.”