Against all odds, former Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross and partner Lindsay Arnold advanced past a double elimination, advancing to the top five finalists.
In the final moments of this week’s Dancing with the Stars, with a double elimination at-hand, it appeared as if the journey for former Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross may be coming to an end.
But, thanks to the support of fans across the country, Ross and his partner, Lindsay Arnold, advanced to the show’s top five – despite losing their dance-off to NFL standout Rashad Jennings and his partner, Emma Slater.
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On ‘Movie Night,’ the couple performed a salsa routine set to a sci-fi theme. As even Ross himself admitted, it wasn’t an ideal pairing. In fact, he even compared it to a bad Mexican dish you might regret shortly after eating.
But, despite being dealt a less-than-ideal hand, Arnold and Ross put up their highest score of the season – a 32.
After finishing their routine, which placed them near the bottom of the leaderboard, they faced another challenge. Battle one of the most polished celebrities on this season in Jennings.
Dance-off against NFL star
Jennings selected Ross as his competitor, allowing the two-time World Series champion to choose a dance style. Ross went with a jive, a dance he was more familiar with than the other choice: rumba.
The former Cubs catcher got off-beat early, but brought his signature energy and life to the stage, something judges all gave him credit for even after his first dance. But it was Jennings and Slater who came away with the bonus points, leaving Cubs fans worried this was the end of the road.
But, alas. Perhaps it was the power of #CubsTwitter. Maybe some other power we don’t know of. If you ask me, though, only one thing could deliver such a big win: the rain delay gods.