The ride continues for former Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross and his partner Lindsay Arnold, who advanced to the semifinals of Dancing with the Stars Monday night.
Even before David Ross brought Dancing with the Stars to the homes of Chicago Cubs fans, he’s always been a role model. And in his latest performance with his partner Lindsay Arnold, he captured that essence that made him so beloved in his two years in Chicago.
Dancing to Tim McGraw’s ‘Humble and Kind,’ Arnold and Ross perfectly captured the love between a father and daughter. It wasn’t hard to see the raw emotion Ross channeled in the dance, tapping into his love of his own family and pouring his heart out on the dance floor.
"“The most important job you can have as a parent is to pass along the values you think are important in life and the lessons you’ve learned. That’s my parents to a nutshell. That’s how they raised me. That’s what they taught me so, for Lindsay to see that in two months, it’s …” Ross said before breaking down in tears."
The judges called it Ross’ best dance of the entire season – and that’s certainly no stretch. When the paddles flipped, the couple saw their best score of the entire year: 9-9-9-9, for a 36.
Always stay humble and kind
In the pre-dance production package, Arnold talked about what Ross means to her, after just two months of knowing one another. The couple has one of the most genuine, deep connections I personally have ever seen on the show (no, this is far from my first season). It’s not hard to see why fans connect with them on such an emotional level.
"“He loves his family, he loves his teammates and he loves genuine people. He’s the best example of, ‘Yeah, success is great and it makes you feel good, but family and your values and who you are as a person matters more than anything else.'”"
Ross and Arnold advance to next week’s semifinals event, guaranteeing them a finish in the top four. Rodeo star Bonner Bolton and partner Sharna Burgess failed to advance past week eight.