Len Goodman gave Maks and Erin a 7 because he felt like Maksim taking his shirt off during the show was too gimmicky. "I'm fed up, Maks, with shirts coming off!" he snapped. "She's too good for that!"
Maks was very upset about Len's statement and he is not hiding his feelings. "Len is wrong one billion percent," Chmerkovskiy told UsMagazine.com after the show.
"He said we didn't have enough substance in samba. Are you out of your mind? I could give you a list right now, probably would take about three pages, of all the steps we did in samba. This is what I do for a living! I know that not everyone knows what goes into this, but I go back to running four very successful dance studios. I have a staff of about 50. I have trained a ton of US champions and world champions, and I've coached [everyone] from juveniles to professionals. Don't tell me what I didn't do right because you're wrong! And if that means you're too old to be on this show and judge, then that's what it means.
"My job here is to support Erin, to teach her, and to try to show her what to do," he continued.
We loved the routine and it definitely made the dance routine sexier when he took his top off. What do you guys think, was it too much?