The hosts of “Dancing with the Stars” paid tribute to a deceased participant in the celebrity dance competition.
It was Night of the ’90s on the November 7, 2022 live episode of the Disney+ show, which included performances from OG acts Salt-N-Pepa, En Vogue, Kid ‘n Play and Vanilla Ice.
But one young star from that era was sadly missing — and he also happened to be a former DWTS contestant.
Here’s what you need to know:
Tyra Banks & Alfonso Ribeiro paid tribute to Aaron Carter days after his sudden death
Pop singer Aaron Carter passed away on November 5, 2022 at the age of 34. according to TMZ. Carter was found dead in a bathtub at his home near Los Angeles. According to the Los Angeles TimesAn autopsy has not yet determined Carter’s cause of death.
The “Aaron’s Party” singer, who started out as a pre-teen pop star in the late 1990s, was a contestant on DWTS’ ninth season in 2009 alongside veteran professional dancer Karina Smirnoff. The duo finished fifth this season.
During DWTS’ live broadcast on November 7, hosts Tyra Banks and Alfonso Ribeiro paid tribute to the late star and dedicated the show to him.
“We would like to take a moment to remember a star who has arrived in Season 9,” Ribeiro said at the start of the Disney+ live broadcast.
“We lost Aaron Carter last weekend,” Banks added. “The team here at Dancing With the Stars remembers the energy and fun he brought to this show and ballroom and we extend our sincere condolences to his family.”
Alongside the on-air tribute, Judge Carrie Ann Inaba spoke about Carter in an interview with Page Six and other outlets this evening. Inaba revealed that after his time with DWTS, she thought about Carter “a lot” and wondered how he was doing amid his publicized personal struggles, which included drug and alcohol addiction and rehabilitation stays.
“When he was on ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ he was one of the brightest lights,” Inaba said of Carter. “He was one of those people who always came [up to me] behind the scenes – whether there are rules or not. They weren’t supposed to be talking to the judges, and he didn’t let that stop him.
Aaron Carter had vowed to win “Dancing With the Stars”.
When he was on “Dancing With the Stars,” Carter let his confidence shine through. Early on, he even predicted he’d make it to final night, citing contestants Donny Osmond and Joanna Krupa as his biggest competitors.
“There are no ifs and or buts or possibilities or opportunities,” Carter said during a radio interview at the time. per person. “I’m going to win ‘Dancing with the Stars’.”
While Carter was criticized for being “cocky” in the radio interview, his pro partner came to his defense. “He’s humble and one of the most not overbearing people on the planet!” Smirnoff said Us Weekly in 2009. “All he said was, ‘We’re going to win.'”
Carter explained that he was just “pumping himself up,” adding, “I’m a big believer in positive energy.”
Carter missed his goal of winning the DWTS, but he made it to the quarterfinals.
After his death, Smirnoff shared a clip of his Week 1 performance to Instagram. “RIP @aaroncarter So young! It’s heartbreaking! You always made people smile. rest in peace friend! You are missed,” the dancer wrote.
Pro-dancer Kym Johnson Herjavec, who worked with season 9 Mirrorball trophy winner Donny Osmond, answered to Smirnoff’s post with: “So very sad, what a sweet soul. You were so amazing with him and created the best routines for people to see his bright light. RIP Aaron.”
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