Thursday, May 10, 2012

Let's Dance the Last Dance

I've never been into Dancing with the Stars. When I've caught the occasional show, I've enjoyed seeing the dancing and such, but I never cared all that much about it. Not even when a certain former boy band member, whose face used to litter my bedroom walls, participated. Although, I do remember being mildly upset when I found out that Slater didn't win the year he was in it. But even so, I never really watched it on a regular basis.

That has changed. When in GJ in March, we watched an episode at my aunt Camille's, and I just kept up on it once I returned to Provo. There are now four couples left, which means that the nail-biting can really begin. (sorry, melissa gilbert -- there was no way you'd last past this week, as much as i was shocked to see you saved last week.)

My favorite this season has been Donald Driver, but I have a feeling he's not going to win. The judges keep on low-balling him, which is driving me a little nuts. They rave about his performance, but insist on giving him mere 9's, which seems to me unfair, especially when compared with William Levy's lackluster foxtrot that garnered him a perfect score this week. Not that William didn't do well, but I don't think he deserved his score. Donald, however, seems to put so much personality into his dances and has so much fun in addition to dancing well. I really enjoy his dances, and I really like seeing his cute wife and kiddos cheer for him.

(p.s. i loved, loved, loved, the dance trios this week. donald's jive = totally my favorite.) (are you listening, len goodman?)

Since I have my doubts about Donald winning, my hope then is that Katherine Jenkins will take it all home. She's had some beautiful dances and has been at the top of the leaderboard very consistently. Not to mention the fact that she didn't miss a single step when her pant leg didn't rip off correctly and was stuck on her foot for part of her trio dance this week. Wow! She, however, is another that has yet to grab that elusive perfect score. Come on, judges! Maria and William have been dancing well, but I simply like Katherine and Donald so much better! (and that's even discounting maria's maniacal laughter, which also drives me insane.)

I do not profess to be an expert. Heck, my husband knows more about ballroom dancing than I do. So maybe others disagree with my hopes/assessments of the remaining contestants, but I can definitely look forward to some great dancing as the season comes to a close. Good luck to my favorites!


"Wives are people who feel they don't dance enough." -Groucho Marx

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