In order to up his Dancing with the Stars game, Ralph Macchio wore a butt booster while dancing during the TV talent show’s semifinals. Yep! The original Karate Kid apparently doesn’t feel he has enough in the caboose to shake so he added some potential by way of a very unusual undergarment that enhances rear action.
So, with that special (unseen) weapon in place for Dancing with the Stars and for Ralph Macchio during his first number, this go-getter joined Karina Smirnoff for the semifinals as he took on the tough ballroom staple, the Argentine tango.
While preparing, Ralph Macchio admitted to having some leftover knee pain from last week’s injury. He still set his sights high and directly at the prize of winning, proclaiming, “I’ve got to dance as though my life depends on it.”
Perhaps that was an overstatement, but while performing the Argentine Tango, Ralph Macchio was good to his word. He was handsome and smooth as he crossed the floor, giving teacher and pro partner Karina Smirnoff nothing to complain about. However, he did not capture the heart of the three Dancing with the Stars judges who were less than thrilled by his first number during this DWTS semifinals evening.
Len Goodman said that this dance “lacked a bit of emotion” and proclaimed that “it didn’t really smolder.” However, the head judge of DWTS added, “Having said that, I liked the set-up. I thought [this Argentine tango] was sharp and precise.” And then, for good measure, Goodman told Ralph Macchio, “Well done.”
Meanwhile, judge Tonioli found this Dancing with the Stars Argentine tango “too flat in interpretation,” and Carrie Ann Inaba agreed with colleague Bruno. She said, “You have got to get the emotion that’s in your face all the way down to your feet.”
Do you agree? Did this Dancing with the Stars couple fail in their attempt to deliver an ideal Argentine tango? Do you think Ralph Macchio will continue on DWTS, or will he and Karina Smirnoff leave tomorrow night after being voted off the TV talent show before the finals next week? Thoughts?