Despite his amazing talent and efforts to win the Mirror Ball Trophy, Maks came home empty-handed every time.
Sometimes it takes pure inspiration to give someone the real determination to make it to the end of a competition such as this one.
Alan Bersten will be stepping in to dance with Maks’ partner Heather Morris this week. Tune in to @dancingabc today and all will be explained.
"Thank You to [Alan] for stepping in at the last second and doing a great job! I'm so proud of @heatherrelizabethh for getting it done in an amazing fashion!“Dancing with the Stars” ballroom pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy, paired with former “Glee” star Heather Morris this season, has suffered an injury that forced him to miss Monday’s show and has put him out indefinitely.“Good Morning America” on Monday said it got word Friday of the mishap, and aired undated rehearsal footage of Chmerkovskiy, 37, jitterbugging with Morris, 30, in a dance studio. It just felt like something hit it.” The Ukraine-born dancer gave no details Monday when he posted on social media, “Sorry I was MIA.” Saying the injury would be explained on that night’s show, he acknowledged that Morris “would have to hold it down for both of us.On Monday’s episode of “Good Morning America,” it was revealed that “Dancing with the Stars” pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy suffered a calf injury.In some rehearsal footage, he shared, "It's my calf muscle. It just feels like something hit it.” It is unknown how long he’ll be out with the injury.Words cannot describe how proud we are of Maks for the work he has done with Meryl, and how thankful we are for the amazing efforts Meryl put into the competition throughout the whole season!What we witnessed is what you would call true teamwork!I'm sorry I couldn't be next to you, but I promise to work harder than ever and get my ass back to the ballroom as soon as humanly possible!HUGE (but not that huge 😜) Thank You to @alanbersten for stepping in at the last second and doing a great job! I've said in the beginning of the season that I was back because of how supportive you've always been to me and I promise that this isn't the last you've seen of me. In the mean time PLEASE VOTE FOR #team Maksimum Heat !!!However, what made Meryl different from all the rest, is when it seemed like there was nothing left to give and no other side to present…she showed Maks in a whole different light.This time, Maks put his knowledge, ability, creativity, and into the season. The difference this time was that the challenge for him was not the competition, but Meryl herself.A post shared by @maksimc on MORE: Bonner Bolton Not Dating 'Dancing With the Stars' Partner Sharna Burgess, Says He's "100% Single" Alan performed alongside Heather for a high-energy jive to Little Mix's hit "Grown," and their routine was enough to prove to the judges that Heather could take their critiques from last week and work them into her new routine.Their hard work paid off because the jive earned an overall score of 30/40 from the judges. It's not easy switching partners last minute, and you definitely pulled it off! " Alan tweeted the day after their successful performance.Thank you Maks and Meryl for bringing the Mirror Ball Trophy home to Dance With Me!