The Dancing With the Stars 2010 lineup results have divided the nation. However, the Dancing With the Stars 2010 lineup results may be dividing those involved in the show as well. Everyone already knows that the judges don’t think as highly of Bristol Palin as the voting audience. In addition, Brandy broke into tears over her surprising elimination, and didn’t disagree when Jimmy Kimmel called it a travesty. Yet the biggest reaction to the Dancing With the Stars results was by Brandy’s partner – while even producers may be planning to change things soon.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy – or “Maks” as fans call him – has always been a flamboyant, outspoken dancer. This season, he fired things up as Brandy’s partner, and helped take her into the semifinals. Yet most thought he would succeed in getting her to the finals, until the latest Palin shocker.
Reaction to the Dancing With the Stars 2010 lineup results this week was emotional, in one way or the other. Chmerkovskiy even agreed on Jimmy Kimmel that there were some sections of the country who were behind Palin. But he showed even more frustration when he called into the Entertainment Weekly TV Insiders Podcast.
Maks pulled no punches in saying that he and Brandy’s elimination was “bull***t” as many in the audience likely said. Of course, Chmerkovskiy probably wasn’t mad enough to shoot a gun at a TV, like a Wisconsin man did on Monday. Yet he and Brandy were very emotional after Tuesday night, and Maks apparently had some left over outrage days later.
While the judges and contestants might be mixed on what’s happened, many feel that the Dancing With the Stars 2010 lineup results are a dream come true for the producers. The ratings are even bigger than ever, and next week’s finals are bound to be a major television event.
Yet even those in charge have been taken aback by Palin’s survival, and may be worried about the show’s long term future. A “solid source” told the Chicago Sun-Times that the staff is now talking about reviving the entire voting system next season.
It is too late to affect the Dancing With the Stars 2010 lineup results, but the show may need to do something to get outraged fans back. The source claims that they want to restructure the system, so that the judges’ scores get more weight next year. If it was up to them, Palin would have been gone long ago, but few really listened to them.
The show got big ratings in exchange for casting Palin and dividing the audience. However, the cost may have gotten too high to handle, as viewers, contestants and judges are more and more confused now.
Now they may be scrambling to change the lasting legacy of the Dancing With the Stars 2010 results – yet the lineup still has a week left to make it better or worse.
Entertainment Weekly- “TV Insiders Podcast”
Chicago Sun Times- “Dancing towards reform”