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Amanda Klootz Survives Tight Competition on ‘Dancing With The Stars’

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Canton native Amanda Kloots, co-host of “The Talk,” and her partner survived another series of “Dancing with the Stars” after listening to a song by Queen.

Dancing to “Don’t Stop Me Now”, Kloots and Alan Bersten drew criticism from the judges before scoring a score of 33 out of 40 in the first round of “Queen Night”. Kloots and Bersten received three 8’s and a 9’s from the four-judge panel.

But it wasn’t the lowest score in the competition on Monday night; Iman Shumpert, a former NBA player, and his partner Daniella Karagach scored 32.

2016 NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers member Shumpert and Karagach had scored a perfect 40 on the ABC TV show a week earlier.

WWE wrestler Mike “The Miz” Mizanin and his dance partner Witney Carson also registered a 32. The 39 points were JoJo Siwa and Jenna Johnson.

However, after the judges’ scores and the fan vote were combined, Kloots and Bersten were spared. The dancing tandem had also earned a bonus point earlier in the show.

Of the eight dance pairs, Siwa and Johnson surprisingly finished in the last two, along with Mizanin and Carson. The judges saved Siwa and Johnson, while Mizanin and Carson were excluded from “Dancing with the Stars”.

Kloots, a 2000 GlenOak High School graduate and former Broadway actress, is a co-host of the CBS daytime show, “The Talk,” as well as an award-winning fitness entrepreneur.

On July 5, Kloots lost her husband, Nick Cordero, 41, who had battled COVID-19 during a 95-day hospitalization at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles which included a long coma and amputation of the leg.

Kloots recently published his memoir, the New York Times bestseller “Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero,” co-written with his sister Anna Kloots.

A former Broadway and Radio City Rockette dancer, Kloots has performed in various stage, film and television productions for over 17 years.

After Monday night’s performance, Judge Carrie Ann Inaba told Kloots her dancing “was starting to feel metronomic.”

“If you want to win you have to surprise us,” said Inaba. “So, we need you to push just beyond what’s comfortable …”

Responding to comments, Kloots said, “I love constructive criticism. I am here to learn. I am not here to be perfect but to grow and progress.”

In recorded comments, Kloots expressed his love for the rock band Queen.

“Oh my God, this band is legendary… (their music) fills you with energy and adrenaline,” Kloots said, noting that she played Queen’s music during fitness classes.

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