Dancing With The Stars Kurt Warner may not have won the coveted mirrorball trophy but he can definitely claim ‘Classiest Star of DWTS Season 11’ to his resume. As Judge Bruno Tonioli said, Kurt is “a real gentleman”, and “You really are an American idol.”
The crowd echoed Bruno’s sentiments as well, chanting “MVP! MVP!” when the announcement was made about Warner’s exit.
The former Arizona Cardinals Quarterback’s departing comments not only reflected his self-proclaimed Christian attitude, but also served as a reminder about what the highly-contested DWTS Season 11 should really be about.
“I learned a long time ago that life isn’t about winning and losing competitions, but it’s about relationships, it’s about impacting the people and so I thank everybody at ‘Dancing with the Stars’ because it gave me an opportunity to impact people and build relationships and that’s really what it’s all about,” Kurt said.
Warner then thanked his wife and family, and finally his pro partner Anna Trebunskaya.
With Kurt’s exit, DWTS is now in the semi-finals phase with four contestants left to duke, rather dance, it out: Bristol Palin, Kyle Massey, Brandy and Jennifer Grey.
While Brandy and Jennifer have been considered favorites since the onset of Season 11, it’s quiet runners Kyle Massey and Bristol Palin who are making a loud roar at this point.
Kyle Massey’s presence in the semi-finals really comes as no surprise to most. The young Disney star is amiable, charming and very likeable. Although he may not possess Brandy or Jennifer’s same expert dancing technique, he can convincingly dance and consistently produce a warm-hearted response from his viewers and fans.
Additionally, Massey has shown steady improvement from the beginning of Season 11, has stayed out of any drama or conflict, and proven that he can really entertain, much like Season 9 winner Donny Osmond.
On the other hand, articles about Bristol Palin on the web and in gossip venues everywhere are replete with speculation that a right-wing conspiracy is unfolding before our very eyes. In other words, since Bristol obviously lacks the dancing ability of most of the cast members of Season 11, then it must be Sarah Palin’s supporters’ votes that are carrying the young lady through.
While there are many comments to those articles written about the Bristol enigma, or ‘conspiracy’, there are also comments which reflect support of Bristol in and of herself, crediting the young mother with being refreshing, a hard-worker, what DWTS is really all about, etc.
Regardless of why Bristol is still in the competition, the question of whether or not her fan base will pull her through to victory over favorites Jennifer, Brandy and Kyle is running rampant.
Thus, next week’s DWTS semi-finals will be telling. Should Jennifer, Brandy or Kyle fall victim to the Bristol spell then chances are Dancing will perhaps be enjoying its highest viewership ever in the Finals Week, and hopefully, not its last.