Week 8, Here They Come. Lochte and Burke Advance To Next Round of DWTS

by Charlotte Holz 8

October 26th, 2016 News, Previews & Recaps, Video

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.”


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8 Comments on "Week 8, Here They Come. Lochte and Burke Advance To Next Round of DWTS"

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Douglas Klein

This is excellent! With that determination and dedication, he WILL CAPTURE THE MIRROR BALL TROPHY TO PROUDLY PLACE ALONGSIDE HIS 12 GOLD METALS! No one can boast of this amount of success! Maybe this will now silence the nonsensical naysayers with their imbecilic garbage. With the tumultuous year that he has had, it will be fitting for him to walk away with the Mirror Ball Trophy and the leading role in his new movie with Sharon Stone!

And Dubbya deserved the Nobel peace prize…….

Douglas Klein

Re-read my prior posts and the one posted below to Sonali. . Your comment proves NOTHING. By the way, it might interest you to know that Bob Dylan did win the Nobel peace prize for Literature. Ryan’s proven versatility must be gnawing at you, is it not?

Ryan’s having fun and it’s putting a smile on his face.

He gets along well with his partner Cheryl, and the other people on the show.

It will change his reputation a little after the brouhaha in Rio.

Maybe he’ll come to the realization he’s swum long enough and he’s ready to do something else besides pro swimming.


Having swum in the shadow of MP his whole life, Ryan HAS TO perform in Tokyo 2020, not matter the results.
As to his future, his range of options seems more limited to my admittedly myopic perspective.
He still has a bit of penance to do for Rio 2016, but, this, too, in time will fade, but not yet.