Charlie White rebounds after "Dancing With The Stars" cane drop
The judges were just dying to give Charlie White those "10s" his fans have been demanding. But...
...he dropped the cane.
And we all know those devoted DWTS fans would've gone ballistic if there'd been 10s across the board. Guest judge Donny Osmond seemed especially upset. But wonder of wonders, it was Len Goodman, the Simon Cowell of the show, who finally broke the rules he so strictly follows and gave White that 10 anyway. Bless 'im.
White had definitely earned it, dancing--at breakneck speed, magical hair flying--to one of the most beloved Disney songs of all time. Yes, you guessed it: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, from Mary Poppins.
White made a smashing Bert--even the original, Dick Van Dyke, would've been proud. The intricate steps and cleverly corny prop tricks were devilishly difficult--ironically, the little boo boo that robbed White of those 10s happened before the wildest of them. No matter. It was a hoot from start to finish, and White's whimsical personality was at full tilt throughout.
DWTS is to be commended, in fact, for not going the obvious "Disney prince" route that many female fans may have been yearning for. White is a natural comedian and his athletic ability gives Sharna Burgess plenty to work with each week.
But they shouldn't forget that astonishing first contemporary routine that transformed the boyish Disney prince into a full grown romantic leading man. This is no "one note Charlie." He can do pretty much anything he's asked.
Okay yes, he dropped that cane. But he bounced right back.
That's what champions do.
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