*Chris Brown’s appearance on “Dancing With the Stars” was drama free, despite a lead up in which the show’s host and one of its professional dancers expressed negative feelings about his invitation to perform.
During Tuesday’s results show, Brown’s high-octane performances of “Yeah 3X” from his new album “F.A.M.E.” and the song “Forever” were well received by the audience.
In an interview Monday on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show, Bergeron said that if he were asked by producers of “Dancing” to interview Brown he wouldn’t agree to avoid any issues — an apparent reference to Brown’s visit last week to ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
The singer threw a destructive tantrum in his dressing room after he was asked on-air by the morning show’s Robin Roberts about his beating of then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. He later apologized, saying he got upset and needed to “let out steam.”
Bergeron got his wish. Not only did he avoid an interview with Brown, but he was never even in the same camera shot.
Burke, who’s paired this season with Chris Jericho, told “Extra” she disagreed with the decision to invite Brown but the matter was out of her hands.
Meanwhile, struggling contestants Wendy Williams and Sugar Ray Leonard escaped elimination. Radio host Mike Catherwood was the first celebrity to be voted off of season 12. He earned the lowest score when the audience vote was combined with the judges’ tally.
“It puts me on the Mount Rushmore of terrible dancers,” responded a good-natured Catherwood, who was paired with dancer Lacey Schwimmer. He said being on the show was “nothing but a pleasurable experience.”
Watch Chris Brown’s first performance below.