So, are you surprised? Do you think it was the judges' fault? I think they are prone to overstatement -- it's their bread and butter, and no contestant should be surprised to hear weird and goofy comments, especially if it's a riff on the theme of their dance. Also, he was bad. My take is, Michael Bolton has been successful for a long time, and he's used to being good at things, and he really, really wanted to be good at this, and he struggled with it being such a challenge for him.