We’ve reached the semifinals on Dancing With the Stars, and the pressure seemed to be taking its toll on the stars Monday night. First, pro dancer Val Chmerkovskiy reported back on partner Tamar Braxton’s illness (blood clots in her lungs, possibly the result of excessive air travel due to her busy schedule) that forced her withdrawal from the competition. Then Backstreet Boy Nick Carter danced a tango with partner Sharna Burgess and, after a few missed steps, completely stopped dancing. Sharna mouthed to him, “I got you,” and the pair got their bearings, lip-synced the next line of the song, and got back to dancing. Surprisingly, the judges were very understanding about the flub, acknowledging that everybody makes mistakes, and scored them with three eights. Carter made a triumphant comeback for his second number, and because of Braxton’s withdrawal, he automatically qualified for the finals.
A lot has happened for Nick Carter on this season’s DWTS. Just a few weeks ago, the show announced the gender of his baby!
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