The 'Mediocre' Choreography of a DWTS Pro is slammed by DWTS viewers.
Some "Dancing With the Stars" viewers are criticizing one professional dancer's "mediocre" choreography.
Learn why some fans believe Gleb Savchenko isn't getting the job done on the show, while others defend him as a capable pro partner.
"Gleb is such a mediocre choreographer and this jazz routine proves it. His choreography always lacks content," one user wrote on Reddit, captioning a video of Gleb performing a jazz routine with Sasha Pieterse in season 25.
A couple of fans agreed, and one wrote, "It's annoying to see him alter his amount of effort based on whether or not he has a ringer," adding, "It seems like Gleb puts in different amounts of effort depending on whether or not he has a ringer."
"I felt Mel C lacked [personality] on top of boring choreography from Gleb. Their only memorable dance was their week 1 cha cha cha. Every other dance made Mel C get lost in the shuffle... This is the first celeb I can remember since Jana that Gleb had a real chance to show what he can do as a pro," one fan wrote in a separate Reddit thread.
"Gleb tried with the choreography, but it was still stale and weak," said another fan.
Many fans defended Gleb, claiming that he did an excellent job with Mel C. in season 30. "... The cha cha was of high quality and packed with content. The foxtrot touched my heart, it was romantic and elegant, and showcased Melanie so well, particularly her beautiful extensions and upper body movements. The jazz was full of content, fun, and entertaining. He blended well Mickey's challenge with the jazz."
Another person commented that they thought it was a shame that Gleb and Mel's only Latin dance was the cha cha.
Gleb was being unfairly blamed for Mel C.'s elimination, according to a third.
"I'm not even a Gleb fan, but I feel like he's getting a lot of unfair heat for Mel's elimination; I actually thought he did great this season with choreo.... Mel's issue wasn't that she was bad or that the choreo was bad; it was that she blended in. On another season, I think she would have been a finalist, but... this is a season they stacked with about 8 potential finalists, which is tough," they wrote
Several fans believe that Gleb has never been better than when he was with Jana Kramer in season 23.
"I thought Gleb was his most creative with Jana. Her ability seemed to inspire him. He just got her on a great season with lots of talent. She is one of those people who might have won on a less competitive season," one fan wrote of the pairing.
Gleb's lack of winning the Mirrorball trophy across four versions of the show andmdash; the American, British, Australian, and Russian versions andmdash; has fans wondering if he'll ever win the top prize.
"I hope his time comes soon as well, because some of the online hate he gets is sad to read. Yeah, he's not the best choreographer of all the pros, but I still think he tries hard and is an excellent ballroom dancer," one fan wrote.
"He seems like a nice person because his partners all seem to like him," one person wrote, "but I rarely care for his choreography. I also don't think he prepares his partners enough to perform well either by giving them too little to do or too much sloppily done.... Barring him getting a ringer with a huge fanbase, I don't see him winning the MBT anytime soon."
Do you think Gleb has what it takes to win the Mirrorball trophy, "Dancing With the Stars" fans?
Season 31 of "Dancing With the Stars" has yet to be renewed, but if it is, it will premiere in September 2022.