May 11, 2011 02:00 PM by Allyson Wells
Romeo and Chelsie Hightower were eliminated just shy of making the semi-finals on Dancing with the Stars. Both Romeo and Chelsie appeared on Good Morning America to discuss the show. They also reveal which remaining contestant they think will win the mirror ball trophy.
Romeo told Good Morning America that his experience on Dancing with the Stars made him a stronger person. “I was terrified of dancing. It was one of those things where I just hated to dance. I was a big entertainer, but before ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and before I met Chelsie, I wasn’t that good of a dancer at all. So the show definitely opened my eyes up and changed my life to have no limits. I’m fearless now.”
Romeo also had high praise for his partner and the judges. “I definitely enjoyed this journey. People don’t really understand how hard dancing really is. I loved the judges. I’m really used to tough criticism and I think that the judges actually made me better. They were on me when I messed up and they gave me praise when I did good and that definitely pulled me through. I think they made a terrific ballroom dancer out of me.”
Chelsie is proud of Romeo’s efforts on the show. “He was definitely not open to doing a lot of everything that I wanted him to throw in the beginning. The more he got into it the more he loosened up and kind of took it by storm and just really embraced the whole thing.”
As for who will make the finals, Chelsie and Romeo have differing opinions. Chelsie thinks that it’s about the choreography. “When it comes down to the finale, it really comes down to who has the best freestyle. So at that, I think that Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas will have a pretty good freestyle so I might say that they might take the whole thing.” Romeo recognizes what Kirstie Alley is doing. “She’s showing that age is just a number and I think everybody is behind her because of that.”
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