The Dancing With the Stars 2010 lineup results made everyone hysterical. However, the Dancing With the Stars 2010 lineup results were a benefit in some ways for the show. They got high ratings from the Bristol Palin controversy, although many viewers threatened to jump ship along the way. They became national news for a few weeks, in a way that even American Idol hadn’t achieved yet. Yet in addition to all of that, the Dancing With the Stars lineup results brought actual suspense to the finale, which hadn’t happened in a while.
Reality competition shows often have various levels of suspense. In some shows, the winner is extremely obvious from the start, which makes a finale anticlimactic. However, others have major upsets at the end, like the last few years of American Idol, and the derided Project Runway finale weeks ago.
With the Dancing With the Stars 2010 lineup results, no one really knew who would win until the last half hour. That wasn’t the case in the last two seasons, as Donny Osmond and Nicole Scherzinger had victories locked up from Week 1.
One could say that Jennifer Grey did the same thing in Season 11, as she was the favorite from the beginning. She was cruising to victory until midseason, when she had a few bad weeks. But when she bounced back with perfect scores, that should have been enough to seal it away – until the Bristol Palin wars began.
In the end, the Dancing With the Stars 2010 lineup results were every bit as predictable as in the beginning of Season 11. But thanks to the Palin controversy, and fears of a GOP/Tea Party conspiracy, many were convinced that Grey would have her victory stolen.
If not for those issues rising up, Season 11 would have been every bit as predictable and anticlimactic as the last few. Yet even though the show is often derided for its pre-finals outcomes, it has made the obvious choices in the end lately.
The last real finale shocker was on Season 8 in spring 2009, when favorite Gilles Marini was upset by Shawn Johnson. Since then, however, fans have not had to protest who won, although the Dancing With the Stars 2010 results made them prepare for it and then some.
Yet for all of the fury and controversy, Season 11 was no different than any other, as the lineup had a clear leader from the start. This time, it was disguised by politics and the Palins, all the way up to the finale. But for the first time in three seasons, there was actual mystery around the Dancing With the Stars results – even if by accident.
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