There's a double elimination next week?? WHY?
(I know it's because they have more couples than usual, but why does it have to be this early?)
Given the throngs of crazies who supported momma Palin for VP and made her outrageously wealthy in the blink of an eye, I knew they would be out in force again for the all-star season as soon as Bristol was named to the cast. Now her mom's throng of crazy followers is making Bristol rich...probably richer than any of us on these boards. All she has done is get pregnant at 15 and have a mother who rocketed to fame as the red-neck/evangelical crowd's populist leader. Only in America
I almost did not tune in this season but decided to accept that Bristol would remain for quite some time, knocking off some very good dancers, all because a chunk of viewers see this as a political vote....not just a dancing contest. In no way did Joey deserve to go home before Bristol, but I suspect she will continue to knock off some very good dancers. For some strange reason I am tempted to start voting for her and make this even more farcical than it already is
I still haven't seen any evidence of her work ethic being any better than any of the rest of the contestents, except for Pam Anderson who is already gone. I did watch some clips of her reality show on TLC and saw a distinct lack of work ethic (plus a foul-mouthed son).
Sarah's fans may be voting for her but they aren't doing it as a political statement but because they like and support Sarah and her family. And really calling them crazies is juvenile imo.
And just to clarify, I'm not voting for Bristol. I love Shawn, Giles and Sabrina.
It should have been Bristol based on dancing, but we know this isn't a dancing contest, its a popularity contest, so I'm not surprised. Although, I figured that Pam, Bristol, Kirstie, Joey, Drew, Kelly and Helio would probably be the first 7 people voted off ... in some order, because really they are kinda the B players. It just probably won't be in the order I would have liked.
Next week I think I'll be voting for Helio like a tween, even with my stoopid slow computer that takes forever to vote on.
Past season question: Was Gilles the one who was dancing and like ripped a bicep right at the end of his dance? I know Cheryl was the partner. I remember whoever it was, when it happened I remember thinking the guy was overly pumped up when the dance started, so it didn't surprise me when that happened. Was that Gilles?
Ratings have been down for the show since last fall, although season 14 did slightly better than season 13. The producers decided to book Bristol because they perceived her as a better ratings draw than any of the other female celebrities from previous seasons who were willing to compete in an all-star season. I'd feel better about it if I thought the people who vote for her actually watched the show, but I think they just vote to make their point without seeing a single dance. That's the way it goes.
They have to appeal to the DTWS audience.
"Moulin Rouge" was familiar to/popular with them.
That said, they sang very well.
I voted for Bristol this time for two reasons. First, I thought the judges were a bit too harsh on her. Second, I want Drew gone before her - he just rubs me the wrong way. Plus, Bristol, Joey, Drew and Kirstie are all at about the same level, as far as I am concerned. I wouldn't want to see Bristol last much past them, but for right now I don't think she's in the wrong place.
What does Kelly do in real life again? I'm getting more and more out of touch with people I'm supposed to know about, apparently. Was reading a woman's magazine while getting a pedicure and realized I had never heard of half the starlets in it.
"Youth and vigor is no match for age and deceit." -- Prancer
I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.