On Dancing With The Stars Monday, November 15, Bristol Palin made it very clear that not only does she want to be the DWTS Champion, but she deserves it. Makes no bones about it….the young lady doesn’t even mention anything about whether or not she’s as talented or worthy as Jennifer Grey, Brandy or Kyle, the other remaining contestants in the semi-finals.
In fact, Bristol feels she deserves to be among the final four couples stating , “I work my butt off here. I rehearse every day. I am totally out of my element here. I think I deserve to be here.”
Palin also slammed the critics who believe she’s come this far by being the daughter of Sarah Palin. Bristol spoke with E! News last evening and pointed out that her mom also has lots of haters in addition to fans, thus as a result, “It can work both ways with me being Sarah Palin’s daughter.”
Additionally, in the taped segment from days before the Monday live show, Bristol said that she isn’t a “fake”, and, “People can relate to me because I’m real – not Hollywood.”
That statement is absolutely true. But the point remains that Dancing With The Stars appears to be more of a popularity contest than it is a talent competition. Sure, Bristol has improved greatly since the onset of Season 11, yet she has scored at the bottom six consecutive times, as Judge Len Goodman pointed out last night.
Bristol and her partner, Mark Ballas, earned a 53/60 last night which was the lowest on the Judge’s scoreboard. Yet, last night’s scores were also the highest Bristol and Ballas have earned to date.
Jennifer Grey scored a perfect 60/60, while Kyle and Lacey scored a 58/60, followed by Brandy and Maks who earned a 57/60.
Yet, Bristol still earned some high praise from the judges especially Carrie Ann Inaba who called Bristol to the judge’s table so she could hug and congratulate her for her efforts.
As a result, Tuesday’s results show should be interesting as one more contestant is eliminated. If Bristol makes it through to the Finals, chances that may indeed be the DWTS champion will increase dramatically.
If, on the other hand, Bristol goes home tonight, then the Finals will be between Brandy, Jennifer and Kyle which might make more sense to DWTS fans.