Dancing with the Stars: Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater Dance Emotional Viennese Waltz to Charlie Puth’s ‘Suffer’
By Erica Abbott
Next are Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater, dancing a Viennese waltz to “Suffer” by Charlie Puth.
Julianne Hough calls it “hot,” adding that Rashad leads Emma very well. Bruno Tonioli describes it as “50 shades of Viennese waltz,” while Carrie Ann Inaba commends his connection with Emma. Len Goodman says there were some moments of flat-footedness but adds that it was good overall. They score a 32.
Dancing with the Stars Social Media Reactions
YES Rashad and Emma time! He’s my fave so far! #DWTS
— Erica (@lilsushigirl) March 28, 2017
if any guy makes it to the finals it’s gonna be rashad #DWTS
— obsession (@obession1234) March 28, 2017
Yesss rashad and Emma came to save us all from the crappy scores tonight! #dwts
— Nine Anutza (@_NineAnutza) March 28, 2017
Rashad Jennings #dwts
— Apriℓ ♏️ (@owldara112) March 28, 2017
Rashad seems like such a sweetheart. #DWTS
— Breanna Pollard (@bredanielle0602) March 28, 2017
— Stephon Mendoza (@MindofMendoza) March 28, 2017
According to ABC, Jennings “was one of the top NFL running backs in 2015. In that breakout 2015 season, he started every game and set career highs in carries, rushing yards, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. He was drafted in 2009 in the seventh round by the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he spent four seasons, was signed by the Oakland Radars in 2013 for one season, and signed a four-year contract with the New York Giants in 2014. Jennings set a Big South Conference record while at Liberty with 3,633 yards, 42 touchdowns, and averaged 5.7 yards per carry.”
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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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