On week 2 of “Dancing With the Stars,” Valerie Harper and Tristan MacManus danced the Paso Doble. They earned 19 points and ended up in ninth place on the leaderboard. Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli praised Harper while Carrie Ann Inaba offered some criticism, “I'm so in awe of your courage, but I feel like you forgot about a third of the routine in the middle, but you are incredible in the way you attack those moves!"
During rehearsals, Harper actually brought her professional dance partner to tears. She was having trouble with her knee and fell while the cameras were rolling. At one point, MacManus urged her to take some time off and rest her knee. Harper responded that at 74 years old with terminal cancer, she wasn’t going to waste any time resting. As Tristan sat and watched Valerie practice her dance moves, he was visibly moved to tears at the plight of his amazing dance partner.
Check out Valerie Harper and Tristan MacManus’ amazing Paso Doble here.