The Dancing with the Stars judges are astonished at the bottom two on the October 26, 2010, show. The dancers in the bottom two were Audrina Patridge and Jennifer Grey. These two dancers had gotten “ten” for their routines previously. The other dancers had not received those high marks. What caused their low marks and Audrina’s exit from the show?
Is popularity and name recognition a factor in keeping the couples dancing? Audrina is not that well known, and Jennifer Grey has not been in the spotlight for years. All of the others are current stars and have a large fan base. Bristol Palin is there because of name recognition, and for those who feel that she was the underdog going into the competition.
Does Jennifer Grey dance well? Yes, she does and she shows that she is trying to win every week. Audrina Patridge had performed flawlessly during the last weeks of competition.
The phone and text votes make a big difference in what the audience sees. It would be devastating for the show, if a couple who does not do a good job would actually win the mirror ball trophy. It could happen if the voters decide to vote popularity rather than talent.
If the trend is to continue, Jennifer Grey will exit next week. A dancer, such as Bristol Palin, could actually go home with the mirror ball trophy. She is talented, but definitely not the best dancer on the show.
The judges showed amazement at the bottom two selections on the October 26 show, but a great deal of devoted fans also expressed disappointment.
Dancing with the Stars is a show that is watched by millions. This elimination process is definitely a “cliff hanger”, as it is no longer who dances the best. It is the couple that gets the most fan votes that gets to dance again.
Will the concept of the show change in future seasons? Will the judges’ votes count more? If a couple, popular but not talented, wins this season, the rules might change. Only time will tell, but continue to watch the unpredictable results every week.