Dancing with the Stars: Mr. T and Kym Herjavec Dance ‘Rocky’-Themed Paso Doble to ‘Eye of the Tiger’

By Erica Abbott

ABC

The next couple to take the dance floor is Mr. T and Kym Herjavec, dancing a paso doble to “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor.

Bruno Tonioli says it was a bit “internalized” while Carrie Ann Inaba commends the fact that he hit every step and continues to grow. Len Goodman salutes his efforts and Julianne Hough adds that he had intensity in every move. They score a 22.

Dancing with the Stars Social Media Reactions

I performed music videos w/my sister & cousins to “Eye of the Tiger” as a kid, so needless to say, I’m gonna be living for Mr. T’s . #DWTS

— Jessica Radloff (@JRadloff) March 28, 2017

#DWTS Mr T! I don’t want him to go home first. He deserves a chance. I admire those who take it seriously

— Joey Starnes (@giddygeeker) March 28, 2017

“Practice won’t make us perfect; Practice will make us better.”

Mr. T still inspirational af#dwts

— Adam K. B. (@akbogert) March 28, 2017

Kym and Mr. T’s boxing themed paso on #DWTS combines my two favorite things #boxing #dance

— Colette McLaughlin (@colettemc21) March 28, 2017

MR, T, you are a winner in my books #dwts pic.twitter.com/hZcxwH9FvP

— Roxie (@Canadian_mom73) March 28, 2017

According to ABC, “In the mid-70s, he found a job as a doorman. His days as a military policeman helped him gain a reputation as one of Chicago’s toughest, and most infamous, bouncers. Always the consummate showman, he adopted a Mohawk hairstyle inspired by a National Geographic photo of an African Mandikan warrior. He started sporting piles of gold jewelry, which he claimed to have taken from misbehaving customers. He also adopted the name Mr. T, claiming the new moniker would force customers to show him respect.”

We can’t Paso-bly wait until tomorrow night! But we must. See you soon! #DWTS

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Now in its 24th season, “Dancing with the Stars” is hosted by Tom Bergeron and sports broadcaster Erin Andrews. The judging panel is composed of ballroom experts Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli. Their scores, along with America’s votes, determine who gets to stay and who is sent home each week as couples vie for the coveted Mirrorball trophy.

The current contestants include Olympic gold medalist gymnast Simone Biles with partner Sasha Farber, Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei with Val Chmerkovskiy, “Saturday Night Live” alum Chris Kattan with Witney Carson and this season’s Bachelor Nick Viall with new mom Peta Murgatroyd. Other stars who will be competing include Heather Morris, Bonner Bolton, David Ross, Mr. T, Erika Jayne, Rashad Jennings, Nancy Kerrigan and Charo.

“Dancing with the Stars” airs every Monday night at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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