'Dancing With the Stars': Who's going home, and why hasn't season 9 been more ridiculous?

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As I mentally prepare for tonight’s penultimate performance episode of the 100,000th season of Dancing With the Stars, I can’t help but feel a bit underwhelmed. Sure, the flu bug that loves to infiltrate spray-tanned bodies did heighten the drama for some weeks, the costumes were as garish/awesome as ever, and Samantha Harris has hit every jewel tone in Aladdin’s cave, but the season has been lacking in important areas. I’ve narrowed it down to three: 1. Over-the-top desperation of Stars; 2. WOW! performances and/or total wipeouts; 3. Colossally inappropriate song/dance combos. We’ve seen some evidence of each (especially 3.), but now that Aaron Carter’s gone, Donny Osmond, Mya, Kelly Osbourne, and Joanna Krupa really need to ramp it up tonight. I have faith in Lord Mirrorballus that it’ll happen, especially since tonight is typically the episode in which Len Goodman’s DANCMSTR vanity plate makes its once-a-season appearance.

How would you rank season 9 on a scale of Merely Ridiculous (1) to Perfect 10 Stuffed Shells With Ridiculata Cheese (10)? I’d call it about a 3 or 4, or “mild pesto gouda.” Also, vote below for who will go home, and come back for my recap tomorrow morning or DANCMSTR will have his assistant have his limo driver take you out.



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  • Debi

    The show is not as enjoyable because it has become over produced. The judges have manipulated the scores to favor certain couples and the packages are presented to make some look bad. They brought in raunchy dances which Derek made indecent. The show has lost its charm and is no longer entertaining.

    • brandon

      agreed

    • Joanne

      You are spot on. They’ve gotten too heavy handed in their manipulation.

    • Shiny

      I agree, Debi. It also seems that, perhaps in seeking to keep our attention, they’ve added too many gimmicks. With new dances, add-an-era, teams, groups, dance-offs, and who knows what all, it feels like the show has gotten cluttered. Also, I cannot say how much I have been disgusted by Derek’s manhandling of his partner. I’d love to see less “stuff” and more class next season.

  • Doug

    I want Kelly to win! I barely watch the show, but she was fantastic on Life As We Know It. Irrational reasoning, ftw!

    • jen

      You’re a retard.

  • Taya

    I want Kelly to stay cause I loooveee Louis. :)

    • jen

      You’re a retard too.

  • BOB

    I will just say this…a better poll question might be “Does anyone really care who will win this season?” The fact is none of the four are great dancers and technically the worst (Donny) will end up with the win. Good for the Osmond ego but very nad for the show. So, of these four who is the best dancer going into the semuis? ans: they all stink in their own way. Will wait until next season and hope that they will be able to recruit actual celebrities with at least one talented star.

    • elr

      Keep on wishing, but it won’t happen.

    • kell

      i dont really agree with that statement. But thanks for your opinnon. i don’t really like the comments from the judges especially Bruno. Also Derek and Joanna their dancing! Not approiate. And to show the Playboy!Wow

  • Bobby

    I wish they would all go home and never come back,what a horrible,horrible show.

  • Peggy

    I don’t know if the judges are not as free with the 10’s or if the dancers just aren’t as good as in past years, but I think it’s interesting there has only been one 30 this year and it was just last week. There haven’t been any real characters this year (Cloris Leachman, anyone?) and that may be another reason it’s kind of boring this season.

  • Matt2

    Aaron Carter, like Mya, had a target on his back all season. After the one-two punch of Mya and Donny he definitely belonged in that third spot. That would have been a phenomenal finale. Instead we end up with the possibility of at least one slacker in the mix. It’s a shame the judges and producers of such a wonderful show would deliberately set out to ruin a fantastic season. What happened to common sense judgment? ABC should put their foot in the a$$es of the producers and judges next season and say get your sh… together. But yeah definitely voting for Mya and/or Donny tonight!

  • DVaRmy

    as far as least technique, Joanna should go home. She is with Derek and he is very popular, but I would be fine seeing her fake tan [amongst other fake things] to go home, really all she does is follow Derek while he forces her around the floor.

    • Joan

      I agree. I do think that the producers have already picked them as the winners. I would like to see Kelly win.

      • jen

        Why? Because she cries at every opportunity?

  • Tess

    I think the show could use a break from Derek and Mark. Tired of them both.

    • Lin

      A-freakin’-men!

    • EJ

      Me too. I thought Derek was annoying last year – this year he’s even worse. Mya did the best last night, but I don’t think she will win. It will probably be Donny – he has the biggest fan base.

  • Mothra

    It is kinda boring this year, not much controversy in the lunch room. No passionate debates, just a lot of “Meh”.

    I like Kelly and I don’t really know why. DON’T like Joanna, she’s so obviously a teacher’s pet, only good from the navel up… Donny’s like a train wreck of cheese: you can’t stop watching him but you sort of hate yourself for doing it. Any Mya, well, the girl can dance, but watching her do so is like watching paint dry. Hope the next edition is more fun!

    • Jenn67

      Mothra, you hit the proverbial nail on the head with every one of your observations. I agree wholeheartedly.

    • jenna

      I disagree about Joanna being the teachers pet, Kelly has been babied the most throughout the show, mostly by Carrie Ann. First she danced to one of her dads songs, then it was her bday and tonight her dog died. she still isnt that great a dancer. Mya is the best

  • APRIL GOSA

    KELLY WIN

  • traci

    I agree that there haven’t been any “WOW” dances, but it is nice not to have one person that is a sure thing. I’m glad there hasn’t been as much drama manufactured by the producers. I just think none of the four have a big personality, but I still enjoy the show. But they need to get back to the basics the way it was a few seasons ago, before they tried to hype every little thing.

  • Mary 2

    I hope Joanna doesn’t win. She has been favored so much this season, when she actually is not all that great. It has been ridiculous how the judges have fawned all over her. I don’t get it. ABC had her on their stars/sports show this summer, and she was totally unlikeable and obnoxious.

  • watson

    One problem is that by now the professional dancers are more famous than the so-called “stars.” There’s not a lot of fun in watching someone you’ve barely heard of learning something new.

  • gus

    i agree with you debi. this season is so overproduced and manipulated. joanna is so overrated and is staying so long on the show because of derek. i think that the producers need to get back to the original roots of the show. that’s what made the show popular in the first place.

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