Monday, May 19, 2014

Charlie White's DWTS Swan Song: Foxtrot with Sharna Burgess

Last week's episode of Dancing with the Stars featured the surprise exit of Olympic ice dance champion, Charlie White. Charlie and his partner Sharna began their DWTS journey back in March at the top of the leader board. They had their ups and downs along the way, but overall, Charlie was a fantastic competitor on the show--both on the floor with his joyful musicality and off the floor with his gracious, positive attitude. Anyone going through challenges should look to Charlie White to see how to handle pressure with a balanced perspective that places focus on the journey, not the result. He's been an inspiration to me in these last few weeks, encouraging me to stay happy, motivated, and enjoying my present moment as much as I can. It is obvious to me that Charlie had fun on DWTS and used that energy to deliver happy, buoyant, lighthearted performances throughout the show.

To the dismay of many fans, including the flabbergasted judges, Charlie and Sharna were voted off last week, just missing the cut into the show's two-part finale, beginning tonight on ABC. I felt that his exit was premature. I didn't think Charlie would take home the mirrorball when the show is said and done, but I did think that the strength of his body of work on the DWTS season, was enough to warrant him a spot in the final showcase. He paid his dues and truly deserved a spot in the finale.

So, readers, what do you think??

Here is Charlie and Sharna's foxtrot to "New York, New York" :

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