American Idol season 10 alum Lauren Alaina is still a contestant on Dancing with the Stars after seven weeks of competition. Her Halloween week Argentine Tango with pro partner Gleb Savchenko earned the pair 3 nines for a score of 27 out of thirty. The country singer was able to wow the judges despite several injuries to her ribs.
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After the couple danced to “Whatever Lola Wants” by Sarah Vaughan, judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli raved, even though Lauren slipped during a lift. Carrie complimented her ability to stay in character, making most of a mistake.
But, while the couple were waiting for their scores, Lauren admitted, “I have four hurt ribs.”
“When [Carrie Ann] said my core looked strong I looked straight at Gleb because all I have been trying to do is pretend my ribs aren’t broken this whole competition,” Lauren continued. “I fractured the one on the left the first week of the show and I haven’t had these X-rayed, but they don’t feel great.”
Gleb gushed over Lauren’s determination to push through the pain. “She’s so strong. I’m so proud that she got through it,” he said. “We had a tough week and I’m really proud of you. You did a great job.”
Watch Lauren Alaina reveal her injuries to co-host Erin Andrews below.