Skip to comments.Dancing with the Stars: It's Anyone's Game
Posted on 11/23/2010 5:41:01 AM PST by STONEWALLS
In the weeks, days and hours leading up to the season 11 finale, the big debate among Dancing with the Stars fans was how did Bristol Palin outlast contestants like Brandy and Audrina Patridge, whose ballroom skills were superior? But in the minutes that followed Monday night's performance show, it was clear inside the ballroom that Palin was just as deserving as Jennifer Grey and Kyle Massey of a shot at the mirror ball trophy.
So who will win? It's anybody's guess, judge Carrie Ann Inaba told PEOPLE backstage after the broadcast.
"If ever there was a season that's hard to predict I think it's this one," Inaba said, acknowledging that it isn't the first one in which fan votes are influencing who advances in the competition. "I wish the judges' scores carried more weight. But America always gets it right."
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Bet that the DNC will watch too ;-)
Show will set a ratings record.
Bristol will win, and Lefty pundits will go nuts.
This show just may end up being historic...kinda like the "Who shot JR" episode of 'Dallas'...only with political overtones.
I predict Kyle will win after all is said and done.
I don’t really care, but Kyle was good last night.
Jennifer Grey has studied dance since childhood. She got her start in show business in commercials as a dancer. She has a famous choreographer/actor father. She has an unfair advantage in a competition that is supposed to be about “becoming a dancer”. I liked her in Dirty Dancing, but her being on this show is not right.
Agreed. I don’t watch the show, but if all that is true, then she is a pro, not an amateur, by anybody’s definition. She should have been disqualified from the beginning..............
I don't watch this show, but I caught one episode a week or two ago when my wife had it on. I was thinking the same thing and asked my wife at the time why Palin was competing against an actress who had made a career out of dancing.
I then voted for her as many times as I could on every phone and computer in the house. It is a good thing to have Madcow’s head explode.
Limbaugh was chuckling yesterday, but didn’t outright say it...
I got what he was referring to -
this is going to come down to Kyle vs Bristol. “The black guy” vs the daughter of America’s current leading conservative.
And if she wins, it “proves the country’s still racist”.
Jennifer Grey is a one-hit wonder - and she was supposed to win this season as a sympathy vote for Patrick Swayze. She is such a neurotic drama queen, it shows through her technique, which is sharper and more daring than the others. Poor Derek Hough. I bet he takes a vacation when he is done with her.
No drama queen with Bristol- just a naive honest self-effacing girl who has to deal with “haters” simply because of who her mother is. The judges have been very gracious to her.
Personally I hope Kyle wins. Tootsie Roll! Yeah!
That is a possibility. I believe Bristol picked Kyle as the big winner a couple weeks ago.
After his dance last night, he deserves it. He was very entertaining.
I had no idea this has been going for 11 seasons. I will probably watch this one.
Dial Idol has
1. Jennifer & Derek
2. Bristol & Mark
3. Kyle & Lacey
2&3 are within the margin of error, so it’s too close to call.
I think Palin’s being rewarded for who she is (not a Palin but everything else). She’s garnering the teen vote in a big way... wait... this isn’t Idol.
and she thinks and acts like everyone loves her....just watched last night for 1st time....I found her to be soo arrogant!
Besides, Jennifer is a whiny “b”.
Bristol has already won, even if she comes in third. She wasn’t eliminated early on.
I wouldn’t have a problem if Kyle won.
With that, ABC will turn off the phone lines and the website so it goes the way they want it too. I had tons of problems getting into both last night.
Bristol is a winner whether she wins the competition or not.
If many are voting and like Bristol, what will they do in 2 years when they may be 18?
Hmmmm..... Crazy like a Fox if Mama thought through this one.....
I got tired of listening to Jennifer complain about her injuries.
Since I do not follow anything in Hollywood, and only heard of DWTS about three years ago, I didn't know Jennifer was just another Hollywood hack.
Too bad; another bubble busted.
TONIGHTS LEADER BOARD TOTALS:
Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough: 30 + 30 = 60
Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer: 27 + 29 = 56
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas: 27 + 25 = 52
Tuesdays season 11 finale will send one couple home early on, leaving the final two couples to dance two dances their favorite ballroom dance and a new Instant Dance to a Cha Cha Cha.
The People article says that all three couples will dance two more dances.