|Brandy Eliminated from DWTS Competition As Bristol Palin Looks On|
Nov. 16, 2010
Anybody who reads my blogs knows I like DWTS. I don't go on and on about it. In fact, I usually mention it once per season. The show was a must see for me, its first 8 seasons; the stars were hard working and showed surprising growth and talent as they learned to maneuver intricate dance routines. But around Season 10 it seemed to slowly fizzle like champagne going flat. The "stars" weren't that talented and the competition lacked sizzle.
This Fall, Season 11 began with a group of people who just couldn't dance. I mean, David Hasselhoff!!!! Ugh. There were exceptions: Jennifer Grey, of "Dirty Dancing" fame ("Nobody puts Baby in the corner"); Kyle Massey (never heard of him but he looks familiar) and Brandy ( of Cinderella and teeny bop fame). Those three progressed beautifully and were in the Semi Final competition Monday night. But those three didn't make it to the Finals. Brandy was eliminated to the obvious dismay of her competitors and probably the studio audience. The judges did not look surprised. "Leadfoot Bristol Palin" as she was dubbed by the NY Daily News made it to the Finals. Talk about politics trumping justice. This girl may be sweet, ingenuous, etc., but she's no dancer. The news outlets seem to agree this is the Tea Party flexing their muscles. I guess the Mid-Terms weren't enough of a statement.
It's been another great PR opp for the
irresponsible irrepressible Mama Grizzly, Sarah Palin. That broad is everywhere, shooting off her mouth. Her ambition knows no limits. First Bristol was the pregnant teenaged pro-lifer, then the on-the-road purveyor of abstinence, now the untalented but beloved girl who, in the words of her mother has "just gotta keep dancin'".
Even the judges are drinking the Kool Aid, preparing the audience at home and in studio for the inevitable. The least talented, queen of the "bottom of the leader board" 7 weeks in a row is gonna win. The audience is voting their emotions rather than their logic. They're trying to prove a point, something along the lines of "I'll show them!" and the judges are placating the girl and the audience saying she's "come the farthest" in learned dance skills.
I guess politics knows no limitations when it comes to promotional possibilities. Too bad everyone else has to suffer. How 'bout that guy in Wisconsin who was so upset he shot his tv set when she advanced to the Finals.? His wife fled the house.
Bristol Palin would not even be in this contest if it weren't for her mother and the potential ratings it brings to the network and ABC is crying all the way to the bank.