Doug Flutie’s week 3 dance on ‘DWTS’ had so much meaning and purpose — it was dedicated to his parents, who both passed away on the same day in 2015. Watch his emotional dance below.
Doug Flutie, 53, is not the best dancer on Dancing With The Stars, but that didn’t matter on the April 4. His emotional, raw Waltz, dedicated to his late parents, was so moving and touching, it left the judges and audience in tears.
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Doug and partner Karina Smirnoff danced a Waltz to “Rainbow Connection,” sung live by Andra Day.
Before the dance, Doug explained how his dad died, and then minutes later, his mother kissed his father’s forehead and then fell, and she was gone, too.
“I had the opportunity to let my father know how I felt about him. I didn’t have that opportunity with my mother,” Doug said.
He continued: “The doctor said the only explanation is what they call dying of a broken heart.”
Doug Flutie On ‘DWTS’ — Most Memorable Year Dance For His Parents
Doug’s sister explained that his parents were together almost 60 years and that they just wanted to go together. It was so sad.
Doug and Karina’s dance wasn’t perfect — he had a few missteps but that didn’t matter at all. It was all about their connection and emotion during the dance.
“This is how your parents live on. I give bonus points when you rip our hearts out. You created magic. It was simple but you shone brightly. Well done, Karina,” judge Carrie Ann Inaba said.
They got a 20, but won the hearts of everyone in the audience and everyone watching at home.
The “most memorable year” episode always has me in tears. I’ll be frank, Doug isn’t my favorite contestant. He’s very nice and his dancing is fine, but he’s not a front-runner. But last night, his emotional story really connected with me and everyone else. I love that he was so open about his parent’s death, a very difficult subject.
I love when the contestants show their true personalities on the show. Doug really let us into his heart, and I appreciated that.
Do you love this season of DWTS? Did you love Doug Flutie’s most memorable year dance?