Figure builder Johnny Weir and his partner Britt Stewart are out running for the Dancing with the stars Mirror Ball. Showbiz Cheat Sheet talked to Stuart about her first season as a pro and what it was like after he was eliminated. She shared that just one DWTS the contestant stopped with a Weir trailer after eliminating the semi-final.
Johnny Weir goes to the semi-finals of ‘Dancing With the Stars’
The figure skater and his pro-time partner Stewart were dismissed on November 16th.
“We were horrified,” said Stuart. The two were hoping to go to the finals, achieve their freestyle, and of course, take home the Mirror Ball. But the poem had other plans.
“[Regardless,] we are both so grateful and blessed to have had our season, ”said Stewart. “I have no regrets [and] I would not take back one minute for nothing. I am so happy with how Johnny performed [in the] semi-finals, but also the entire season. ”
Britt Stewart believes some fans ran to judge Johnny Weir’s dancing ability
Dancing with the stars featuring celebrities of all backgrounds. From actors to professional athletes, singers, and reality TV stars, each season brings together a group of people with different dance experience. When spectators see an athlete compete DWTS, they often have higher expectations for these competitors.
“I think people sometimes settle [Weir] at a level that was not nearly fair, ”Stewart explained. “Especially going against people in the competition who got real dance training – not just performance experience, but real dance training.”
Throughout the competition, Stewart felt that many spectators placed a high level of expectation on Weir.
“What people don’t realize is that a lot of the things that scalers drill for the skateboard don’t translate to the floor of the ballroom,” said Stewart. “Many scalers are trained. But Johnny had never been to dance training. ”
Whatever some fans might think about Weir’s dancing ability, it has surpassed Stuart’s expectations this season.
Nelly was the only contestant to speak to Johnny Weir after his elimination
Apparently some fans were upset with Nelly making it in the finals Dancing with the stars. Weir noted this, speaking to those fans on Twitter.
“Seeing some hardship directed to @Nelly_Mo & wanting to say something,” Weir tweet. “It was the only star who stopped with my trailer after the results to tell me he was proud of me and deserved better. He is a good man and works hard. I am so happy for it. Be kind to everyone. ”
In our conversation with Stuart, she commented on how sweet it was for Nelly to seek out Weir after they were eliminated.
“Nelly has a spirit as a man and as a man,” Stewart said of the rapper. “He was so kind to Johnny and me all season. Nelly was also the only person who came and saw Johnny after we removed him. ”
Stewart said Nelly visited Weir’s trailer to give it to him, shouting “champ” and telling him how to end it.
“He said the kindest things to Johnny,” said Stuart, who would not mind seeing Nelly in the end. “They have such an interesting relationship now which is so nice.”