Sean Lowe's lackluster samba on Monday's episode of Dancing with the Stars landed him and his dance partner Peta Murgatroyd in the bottom two on the results show the following night. Fortunately for the former Bachelor, he was spared and boxer Victor Ortiz and his pro partner Lindsay Arnold were sent home instead. But how can Sean and Peta shake their disappointment and come back with an amazing routine next week?
"We have to make sure that this dance is our breakout dance and he’s got to come out with full force," says Peta. "He’s got to look like a changed dancer, a changed man and I’ve got to really soften him up. He always gets called a lumberjack. I really don’t want to hear that word ever again. I don’t want to hear it one more time. We have a lot of work this week."
Last week Sean's personal appearance schedule interfered with rehearsals, forcing him to miss a full day of practice. This week another event takes him to North Carolina, but he's bringing Peta along to make sure he has plenty of time to tackle his footwork.
"It was definitely distracting," he says. "I’m not going to make excuses. Missing Thursday killed me but then we worked 13 hours on Friday and we worked all day Saturday so I felt like I made up for that time. I actually felt good going into Monday until our performance and I kind of screwed it up from there. It was distracting but I don’t think that’s the reason I did poorly."
For the upcoming week's dance, Sean and Peta are doing the rumba.
"It’s going to be soft, it’s going to be lyrical, he’s going to have beautiful lines and we just have to make sure he’s a softer guy this week," says Peta.
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