Though Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino was fresh to death on "Dancing With the Stars" — with clean lines in his 'do and a shiny dress shirt revealing a lot of skin — his dance skills were borderline dead-on-arrival. The "Jersey Shore" star and his partner, Karina Smirnoff, found themselves in a three-way-tie for the lowest score on Monday night's season premiere.
No matter! His reality-show pals have his back. While Sammi and Vinny might not have much faith in his toe-tapping talents, they're supporting him all the way.
"I wish Mike the best of luck with 'Dancing With the Stars,' " Sammi told MTV News shortly before the show went live. "He can't really dance, but I know he can fist-pump, and I'm sure that Karina is gonna whip some sense into him. So hopefully he does well. I wish him the best of luck. I'm there to support him. I hope he does well."
Sitch certainly tried. Boogying to a version of Taio Cruz's "Break Your Heart," he mixed in a few of his time-tested club moves with some '80s-style shuffling. But the judges were not impressed. "You've got the guns, but not the ammunition," head judge Len Goodman declared.
Vinny probably wouldn't disagree, though he's pulling for his roommate to make everyone proud. "Situation doesn't really have dance skills, but that show really isn't about having dance skills," he told us. "It's pretty serious, what they do on it. It's like real ballroom dancing. If Mike can follow the directions of his partner and he can go to practice every day and get it down — it's really just how much learning capacity you have. You can be not a good dancer at all, but you can also learn how to do it.
"Hopefully he does learn the steps and goes through with it," he added. "We'll support him."
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