If you've been reading along for anytime you know that I LOVED Dancing with the Stars. I've faithfully watched since Season 2 - cheering along the winners, crying with the losers, and only sometimes picking the winner. I love the costumes. I love the mirror ball trophy. I love the fact that celebrities and reality stars (just in the last few seasons!) have come on the show and learned to ballroom dance. I love how the artform of dance is celebrated.
But Tuesday night was the last time I will watch this show because Brandy was voted off instead of Bristol Palin. Now before anyone starts with the nonsense associated with politics, my disgust has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with talent and even though Bristol worked hard, I just don't believe that her dancing was on par with Jennifer Gray's, Kyle Massey's and Brandy's. I truly believe that it made a mockery of that beautiful artform.
For all those who voted for Bristol because she is a regular person...ummm no she isn't. Because regular folks aren't asked and PAID to dance on this show. If they were, both you and I could apply to be on the show and it would be called "Dancing with the Regular Folks" not Dancing with the Stars. And for those who say well maybe you should have voted....ummm, I did regularly.
But even more than the fact that mediocrity took the day...the fact that people celebrate it and no longer want to achieve their best is beyond me. Bristol's dancing was not in the same league as Jennifer's, Kyle's and yes, Brandy's. So I won't be watching DWTS next week or ever again. I get to vote one more time and I will by turning the channel on my television...by watching another show with different sponsors...by not encouraging this travesty!
I am sure that some of you will think that this is an overreaction, but it's similar to the feelings that a fan has when his team loses the Super Bowl, the World Series or the NBA Finals...only I can't say maybe next year...I can only shake my head and protest in the way I see fit.