Can anyone please tell me what is wrong with this picture? I am very understanding to the point of, if you do not earn your place, you should not be allowed to occupy it but this decision was ridiculous. It’s like getting straight “A’s” in school only to find out that you’ve failed.
“She left her Alaska life and family behind and spent days driving her truck to Los Angeles to compete on “Dancing with the Stars,” and it appears Bristol Palin made the right choice.” “Despite four visits to the bottom of the “DWTS” leader board, Bristol and professional partner Mark Ballas made it to the final round, while Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who topped or tied for the top spot several times throughout Season 11, were sent home.” “The shocking announcement rocked the ballroom when Brandy and Maks were revealed as having received the lowest total score following Monday night’s competition show.” “Maks put his head down as he heard the news and a number of members of the studio audience booed the results.” (Unknown Author, 11/16/2010, Yahoo TV, Semi-Final Round Ends In Shocking Elimination On ‘Dancing With The Stars’, Retrieved from www.tv.yahoo.com ).
For anyone to say that the judges were overruled by the callers tells me that even television is corrupt. It’s all about the ratings, keeping Bristol Palin on is believed to keep their ratings high and since there were two African-Americans in this contest, the show could afford to let one go. I mean, as long as they have a token to try and show that they are not following some antiquated norm from a long dead and somewhat silent society. This elimination is not an act of discrimination, its strictly a business decision and leaves a lot to be desired about fair and balanced entertainment. Most Americans could care less what the finalists look like as long as they earned their spot but to take away their spot for ratings is less than real and more along the line as phony. Even the audience knew what the real score was and it had nothing to do with the total that was announced.