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Outraged, there’s a word

November 17, 2010 - Pam Rodgers
Last night the unpredictable season of eliminations was highlighted by Brandy being eliminated one week short of the finale that she was expected to be in since week one. Those who beat her out: the equally dominate Jennifer Grey who has danced great the whole season, overcome injuries and had a perfect score in the semi finals; Kyle Massey who has been getting better every week, is a joy to watch and second on the leader board after the semifinals with a near perfect 58 out of 60; and Bristol Palin ... (pause for effect). Bristol Palin is in the finals of Dancing with the Stars? Are you kidding me?

Wow and WHAT, is the first two words that come to mind, ticked-off is the reaction and doubt whether I will be watching the show in the future is the outlook.

First of all, I want to say I have no problems with Bristol Palin on a personal level. I don't hate her at all. She has had an incredible journey on the show and dances at a respectable level. I give her a lot of credit for even doing the show.

My problem with her boils down to the fact that she isn’t a celebrity. Her mom, Sarah is the one in the spotlight. Now, the TEA party has risen up and sent dear Bristol into the finals of Dancing with the “Stars!” I’m so glad a political party can send the daughter of their leader to the finals of a dancing show when she has no business being there!

In all my years of watching DWTS, I have never seen a more puzzling outcome. Sure there have been people who stayed longer than they should have. AND, people who missed the finale who I believed should have made it, but it has never been like this. There is no way based on dance ability alone that Bristol should be dancing in the finale and not Brandy. The dream of the Jennifer-Brandy showdown in the final will never be realized.

I stated this after the show and I intend to stick by it, if Bristol wins next week, I will never watch DWTS again. If I do, there will have to be someone on that I can’t resist watching. And even then, I may protest it still. I have stuck to my guns with the Bachelor and I can again with DWTS. I have far better Monday and Tuesday programming in Chuck and NCIS and NCIS: LA that I will no longer need to watch the joke that DWTS has become.


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