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It seems Michael Bolton thinks Dancing with the Stars judge Bruno Tonioli is nothing but a hound dog! The 57-year-old singer was the second contestant to be kicked off the show -- and he wasn't too happy with the judge's harsh ruling.
Bolton's less-than-stellar dance to Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog" -- which Tonioli, 54, called "the worst jive in 11 seasons" -- got him booted from the competition Tuesday night. "Bruno was inappropriate and disrespectful," Bolton said after hearing the results. "Other than that, it was a phenomenal experience."
But, it seems Tonioli's words still aren't sitting well with the Grammy winner. During a brief interview with Good Morning America on Wednesday Bolton shared his pain. "I was disappointed with Bruno -- to me, he let everybody down," he said. "My mom was there, she's 90, she flew down to see the show... and I just didn't expect that level of disrespect from him. Even (fellow DWTS judge) Len (Goodman) stopped him and said, 'That's inappropriate.'"
The singer, who scored a low 12 for his criticized routine, even has a suggestion for Tonioli's (who gave him a paltry 3) pennance. "I think he should apologize publicly and he should be reprimanded for it," he told GMA.
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