Many were shocked when Sharna Burgess and Antonio Brown were sent packing on the May 16 episode of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ — and for Antonio, it means back to business!
It was one of the most beautiful dances of the seasons — but still wasn’t enough to save Antonio Brown and Sharna Burgess. The fan favorite on Dancing with the Stars was sent home right before the finale this week after performing two separate dances. While the Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver was on the bottom week after week, he definitely was one of the most improved through the season, and now that he’s gone, he’s ready to head back onto the field.
“It’s been an amazing journey, I’m ready to transition and play football again,” Antonio said after his elimination, adding that his end-zone dances next season with the Steelers will definitely be worth watching. Of course, he proved just how far he had come this week — especially during the second dance where they focused on a personal aspect of life. For Antonio, it was when his struggle as a younger kid — his parents divorced, his football career wasn’t as great as he wanted, and and he wasn’t drafted until the sixth round.
“I went from underdog to top dog. I started from bottom, now I’m here,” he said, quoting Drake. However, they performed to “Hall of Fame,” scoring a 28 — and that included their first 10 of the season, and quite the compliment from Len Goodman about “the most spectacular lifts I have ever seen on this show.”
“It was great to come out tonight and put an exclamation point on my #DWTS experience,” Antonio tweeted after the show. “We’re warriors not worriers. No lost everything gained! Been an amazing journey on @DancingABC ! Thank you for all your support love! Your amazing @SharnaBurgess #Top5.” Of course, he followed that up with a tweet for NFL fans.” SteelerNation lets make 7 our mission #win1.”
So, needless to say — it was pretty shocking they were sent home. During the finale Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas), Ginger Zee with Val Chmerkovskiy and Nyle DiMarco with Peta Murgatroyd moved on to the finals. Were you bummed to see Antonio go?