Whoa, the judges were downright mean on Dancing with the Stars last night. Some of their comments were well deserved but some seemed to border on cruel. Here’s my take on it all.
I have not enjoyed Joey Fatone at all since day one of this season. His ridiculous joking and kidding around was way overboard and certainly colored my opinion of him. Last night, that all changed for me. He intended to go out on the floor and act right, with no gimmicks and…WOW! He nailed the Paso Doble (which just happens to be my favorite dance of them all). He was far and away the shining star last night and we finally have a breakaway leader.
I also enjoyed Apolo Ohyeah. His waltz was absolutely beautiful. I can’t wait to see him take on the Paso Doble. He and his partner have such chemistry. I still think he can give the leader a run for his money.
I’m not sure what’s happening with Laila. I think she has such a strong fighter spirit that simply being “the cape” to the dominant bullfighter was a level she just couldn’t stoop to at all. I still like her for the finals but she needs to step it up in a big way.
Heather was pretty boring last night to me. They say you are supposed to dance the Waltz with a serene look on your face but she looked like she sucked a lemon through the whole routine.
Ian has not impressed me in earlier episodes and he followed suit last night as well. He seems like a really nice guy but his dancing talents are lacking, in my most humble opinion. I don’t see him going out the door anytime soon but I don’t think he’ll be around for the long run either.
Billy Ray was not all that good but he wasn’t all that bad either. It is obvious that he has great respect for his partner and he is truly trying. I do wish he would cut that ridiculous hair though.
I don’t know what John Ratzenberg was trying to do but it fell way, way short. He resembled Frankenstein trying to grope his way through the darkness. It was pitiful…so pitiful.
The judges’ comments to Leeza were very harsh but she really didn’t do so well this time. She is just so stiff and, when left to dance on her own, she couldn’t cut it. It did bother me that her children were in the audience and heard the not so nice remarks.
Clyde is a story unto himself. Apparently, he is not dedicated to practicing or to even showing up on time. His dance movements do all look the same and I definitely get a sense that he is not trying. He pretty much made it clear that he would rather be golfing.
I think tonight’s elimination will come down to John, Leeza, or Clyde. My pick would be either John or Clyde. I think Leeza has one more week in her. Tune in tonight.
By the way, did you happen to catch one of Joey Fatone’s supporters in the audience? It was Carlton from The Fresh Prince! How cool is that? Maybe he will join the show next year.