Bristol Palin has made it to the semi finals on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Has she remained in the competition because her last name is Palin and she has the support of Republications and the Tea Party? Is she still dancing because she is great for the Dancing With the Stars ratings? Maybe she is still on the show because she is the girl next door, and the viewing audience can relate.
Every television entertainment show, every talk show, and all over the internet people are talking about Bristol and why she is still on the show. Is it part of a political conspiracy?
Has Sarah Palin told her followers to vote for her daughter? Bristol addresses that theory on Dancing with the Stars saying, “No, it’s not a political conspiracy. I think people can relate to me, because I am real”.
Bristol dubbed Bristol the Pistol by host Tom Bergeron has come a long way since driving her pick up truck from Alaska to be on Dancing With the Stars. When Season 11 began Bristol was the only non star in the competition. While the other in the competition were professional dancers , actors, stage performers , athletes even reality stars. Bristol was known only as the unwed pregnant teenage daughter of Vice President Candidate Sarah Palin.
Bristol not only had to learn how to dance but to learn how to turn “it” on in front of the camera. Through out the competition the Judges in giving their critiques have told Bristol to “Bring it on”. Bruno told her, “We have to feel it”. Len said her technique from the neck down was good, but her face lacked emotion. Even partner Mark Ballis confided early in the competition, Bristol had to overcome her shyness and learn how to act.
Anyone who has watched Dancing with the Stars has seen Bristol blossom from a shy almost awkward girl into a beautiful self assured young woman. Team ‘Ballin received their highest score in the semi final round with their Paso Double that had the studio audience standing and cheering. Judge Carrie Ann told Bristol , “This is what we have been waiting for all season”. Bruno said “the little lamb has become a tigress”.
Still at the end of the semi final round Bristol and Mark were on the bottom of the leader board again. Will they make it to the finals? According to Tom Bergeron, “One thing is certain on this season of Dancing with the Stars, nothing is certain”.