Monday, November 26, 2007
Dancing with the Stars Angst
I'm having serious angst right now. It's the finals tonight and I'm trying to vote, but the website keeps freezing on me. I sent an e-mail to ABC.com in the hopes that they'll get it worked out, but chances are, they won't and it's going to mess up the voting.
Now, as to my thoughts on tonight -- this being the final, I'm going to make this an actual post instead of just putting it in my sidebar. It's that important.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. I love Marie Osmond. I have my entire life. I was even listening to an Osmond Family Christmas earlier. But her performances tonight were not up to par. Jonathan did not choreograph her samba very well, and her doll routine, while cute, was not up to the standard of this show. This said, I'm worried that she's going to take this competition on the strength of her tremendous fan base alone, and if she did that, it would be a shame. She is not up to the abilities of the other dancers.
Mel has come so far. She's got some serious talent and I'm voting for her. I voted ten times and I would have continued, if the website would let me. Grrrr! I like Helio and I have from the start, but over the last several weeks, Mel has turned in more consistent performances. I don't care much for her personally -- she's a little crass and bawdy -- but man, that girl can dance.
I'll be dashing home from Pack Meeting tomorrow night to watch the results and see how it all plays out. If Marie does take the trophy, I think the show is going to need to seriously evaluate how the judging works. I think I would much rather see the three judges pick the winners -- America is clueless sometimes. Look how long Wayne Newton stayed. Look how long Master P stayed. This shouldn't be a popularity contest -- this should be judged on talent alone.