But the Ukrainian performer had nothing to worry about.
Chmerkovskiy gave her high marks on both performances, and following her second dance -- the rumba -- he had some especially kind words "I think you have a huge advantage in this competition," he said to Bleu.
Our Adelman sources add that he feels Karina's track record speaks for itself."He had such a sweet comment, and I didn’t know what else to do," she said. PHOTOS: DWTS' hottest hookups "I think he did a great job," she said."He had a lot of constructive criticism because he has been on both sides now, as a judge and as a dancer, and he knows how much work we put in every week getting the dances ready.Smirnoff soon after started dancing with Paul Killick in October 1998 as a professional couple for England; this partnership ended in July 1999. From January 2001 to September 2005, Smirnoff was in a dance partnership with Slavik Kryklyvyy and they represented the U. A; this partnership thus far is her most successful one.Immediately, Louis Van Amstel and Karina Smirnoff, in July 1999, entered a professional dance partnership, representing the U. Kryklyvyy and Smirnoff earned numerous top titles and high ratings together.