I’ve been watching Dancing With the Stars since it came on the air in the United States in 2005. It is the American version of the British show, Strictly Come Dancing.
Unlike other competitive reality shows, Dancing keeps changing and evolving. That is what keeps the show on top of the ratings and keeps people talking about it at the water cooler. The show has every aspect of a show that Americans of all ages, races, and interests will watch.
In addition to attractive professional dancers, great music, and a diverse celebrity cast, the show also produces some of the most memorable moments of the year on television. The press and tabloid shows just eat up the action that happens on and off the Dancing With the Stars dance-floor.
Let’s look at the five most memorable moments that have happened since DWTS came on the air in American in 2005.
Kelly Monaco “upsetting” John O’Hurley in Season 1. Many, including O’Hurley himself thought he was robbed of the title. In the finale, both were good, but to the untrained eye O’Hurley completed a more difficult routine and delivered a clean performance. Monaco and her partner Alec Mazo were deemed the winners after the fan and judges votes were added together. Monaco and O’Hurley were brought back later on to have a “Dance Off” and O’Hurley came out the winner this time.
Woz’s Worm. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak lasted a few weeks on season 8. That was enough time for Steve to bust out one of the most talked about dance moves in the history of the show. His partner Karina Smirnoff has The Woz on the ground doing the worm. I couldn’t believe it, the judges couldn’t believe it and Apple iPhone users everywhere loved every minute of it. The worn didn’t do quite enough with the judges or fans, he was soon eliminated from the show.
Julianne’s Catsuit Outfit. How could anyone forget Julianne Hough’s catsuit like outfit she broke out for her season 4 Samba with Apolo Ohno? Truly an amazing costume.
Any of Eydta’s Outfits. Outfits or lack of outfits I should say. Edyta Sliwinska was one of the most popular professional dancers on the show. She isn’t dancing this season, but her or any of her dance outfits will not soon be forgotten. It seemed it became a running joke on the show as Tom Bergeron would make some crack about having Edyta on the show saves them money in wardrobe. The fact is she had to the body to wear those ultra-revealing outfits and none of the guys tuning in to see the show complained.
Marie Osmond Passes Out. Season 5 had a lot of drama, but there was no more drama than Marie Osmond passing out on live television. It happened just as Marie and her partner Jonathon Roberts had finished their routine and the judges were giving their opinions of the dance. After she hit the ground they took a commercial break. It turned out she had a spell and was fine, but for a few minutes American Dancing With the Stars fans had trouble breathing themselves.
This season hasn’t produced any memorable moments yet, but there’s still time.