Believe it or not, Nick Viall is still going strong on Dancing With the Stars. And a lot of that can be attributed to dance pro Peta Murgatroyd's expert choreography and the devotion of Bachelor Nation. There were a lot of tweets about Nick Viall's Week 5 Dancing With the Stars performance that show Bachelor fans are still all about Nick — whether they love him or love to hate him.
Sure, the judges had glowing reviews about Nick and Peta's Pinocchio-inspired dance for Disney Night, but it was really hard for me (and a lot of other people) to see past Nick's freshly shaven face, the blush on his cheeks, and the random part where he put on a skirt and started doing the can can. Of course, I admire his dedication to the Pinocchio persona, but I had no idea if that dance was good because I was so distracted by everything else. I'm trying to give Nick a fair shake, but I just can't help getting thrown off when a grown man is dressed as a puppet.
In all seriousness, Nick did a good job, even with all of the distracting wardrobe and makeup decisions. I don't know anything about dance, but Nick did score very well getting two 8s and two 9s. Maybe Nick really does have a shot at being a reality TV show runner-up for the third time.
1. There Is No Way Nick Scored Higher Than Rashad
Wait, Carrie Ann gave Rashad a 7 and Nick a 9? What's in her cup? #DWTS— Reality Grace (@realgraceblog) April 18, 2017
Wait. This really happened?
2. There Are Some Devoted Nick/Peta Fans
Saving that number constitutes some serious loyalty.
3. There Was No Shame In The Outfit Choices
They really committed to character.
4. There's No More Facial Hair!?
It felt like Nick went through reality TV-induced puberty when he grew that beard and now it's hard to see him without it.
5. There Are Reasons To Root For Him
Honestly, I'm really rooting for Nick. I don't think he should win, but I want him to be proud of himself bc he's doing great #DWTS— Ainsley (@ainsleycd) April 4, 2017
He's doing way better than we all expected.
6. There Is No Way That's Nick Viall
The lack of beard really was a lot for the fandom to take in.
7. There Are People Who Find This Attractive
#dwts Nick V never looked more handsome than he did clean-shaven & rosy-cheeked. He made an adorable Pinocchio! A look he should embrace.— John Lee (@TNbuttman) April 18, 2017
Let's agree to disagree.
8. There Is No Way To Deny This Performance
Nick Viall as Pinocchio is EVERYTHING! Loved it! He cool. #DWTS— Missy Chick (@mmissychickk) April 18, 2017
It really was a solid routine.
9. There Are Still Polarizing Opinions About Nick
This Bachelor Nick guy is NOT impressive. Ever. #DWTS— Kevvo (Kev to the O) (@oetterbox) April 18, 2017
There's always going to be Nick haters.
10. There's Way Too Much Nick On TV, But He's Actually Good
I’m so sick of Nick, but he did a really good job tonight. #DWTS— Tedi 🐻 (@TediVision26) April 18, 2017
America needs a break from Nick, but he is actually earning his spot on this show.
11. There Are Some Converted Fans
Even the anti-Nick viewers have to admit that he's killing it.
12. There Is Sadness About The Shaving
I don't want to be rude, but I am approximately 1,600% less attracted to Nick Viall without facial hair. #DWTS— Jüstyn H. (@bookhouseboy90) April 18, 2017
The beard did a lot for Nick.
13. There Were At Least A Couple Positive Responses To The Shaving
This is attractive to some people.
14. There's A Difference Between Bachelor Nick & Dancer Nick
I actually really love Nick on #dwts which is weird bc I was not his biggest fan on the bachelor— Marina Mantos, M.A. (@marina_ariel) April 18, 2017
It's like we're watching two different people.
15. There Is Such Thing As A "Sexy" Jiminy Cricket?
17. There Is A New Nick On The Dance Floor
Nick looked like he was having so much fun and he didn't look quite as nervous as before. This was definitely his best dance yet!! #DWTS— ✯ Sergio Jr. ✯ (@morbeen4444) April 18, 2017
Nick is really coming into his own.
18. There Is Hope For Nick & Peta
Team Baby Got Bach might go way further than anyone anticipated.
19. There Should Have Been A Higher Score
They really killed it.
No matter what there is always going to be a mix of opinions about anything Nick does, but he is really holding his own thanks to Peta and the fans from Bachelor Nation. It will be interesting to see how far he gets in the competition, but no matter what happens viewers will have a lot to say about it.