Jaleel and his professional dance partner Kym Johnson won the team tango but their individual dance failed to impress the judges. They ended the night with the second lowest score which leaves them in real danger of being eliminated on the results show tonight.
Jaleel spilled all his displeasure backstage in an E! News interview.
“We didn’t get any accolade for that. They just started playing the music like we were at the Oscars and they wanted to get us off the stage! I’m like, ‘Hold on, hold on, we’ve been working on this team dance for a week! We don’t get a hooray at the end or something?’”
But Jaleel says he will not let the judges’ lack of appreciation get him down. Ultimately, he says he is doing it for his fans and “that’s why I was so pumped up for the team dance, which we won by the way.”
In contrast, last night’s show saw the first perfect 30 score of the season go to Maria Menounos and Derek Hough.
“It’s really crazy, it hasn’t even sunk in yet! It was just a really, really great night. First perfect score!” said Derek after the show.
An emotional Maria said, “I think I might bawl my brains out after this. The rumba was one of my favorite dances because I felt like I was in a movie.”