New York - November 23, 2010. Bets are being made that Bristol Palin, a dancer with 2 left feet will be the winner in the finals of Dancing With The Stars. A Palin win is not too difficult to envision, but very difficult to swallow. Imagine how this could happen. Palin has regularly been at the bottom of the leader board. Each week, viewers are sure that she would be the one to be thrown out of the competition, but each week without fail, she comes back, again and again. No matter how poorly she dances, she wins. Last week she even beat Brandy, who most viewers will agree, was one of the best dancers DWTS ever had. But Palin with the support of the Tea Party and her mother's announcement in her rallys managed to get Palin so many votes that every contestant, judge and host were flabbergasted. She won, but she did not deserve to win.
Once the votes are tallied, it will tell the story of whether ABC's Dancing WIth The Stars will remain as an serious program or will begin its slippery slide into non existence. Everything depends on who the final winner is not.
Since this year's show began, Jennifer Grey has amazed Dancing With the Stars fans and judges with fantastic dancing and choreography. In their final performances last evening, Jennifer and partner Derek Hough reached perfection with 30 out of 30 points for both of their dances. First a paso doble that caused the audience to give them a standing ovation. They followed with a freestyle that had all three judges raving and the audiance in an uproar.
Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer danced unbelievably well with Kyle's personality making his unique statement. The started with an elegant foxtrot that garnered a solid 27 out of 30 points that even had judge Len gleaming. In their next dance, a hip-hop freestyle earned them a score of 29 out of 30 points. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba was overwhelmed and called Kyle "the Fresh Prince of Dancing with the Stars."
And again, in the bottom of the heap were Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas. Mark Ballas did his best to make Palin into a dancer but she was barely able to move her feet and did not do even one flip or complicated move. The best part of her dance was when she was locked up in a cage. She earned a score of 27 out of 30 for her first routine, but when she tried to dance a Chicago-themed freestyle she did poorly. All three judges made negative remarks with Bruno Tonioli commenting that it was "not quite at the level" of what was expected.
The judges statements must have been quite a disappointment for her mother Sarah Palin, who stood in the audience with family members and friends. Of course she and her millions of Tea Party friends believe that Bristol is the best and should win. But as Bruce Springsteen has said “Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed.”
The judges scores have been tallied and the fate of the constants and for that matter DWTS, will be sealed. The season 11 live results show airs on ABC Tuesday at 9 p.m.
NOW IT'S TIME TO VOTE:
Voting by phone is open Mondays from the start of the show until 30 minutes after the end of the show. At this time you may still Vote online until 11a.m. Eastern/8 a.m. Pacific Tuesday.