I’m humoring my mom with this post (sort of).
I haven’t been keeping up intensely with Dancing with the Stars, but I’ve heard through vigorous complaints from my mom that Bristol Palin was continually being voted to stay on the show, all the way up to today’s final.
SPOILER ALERT. Bristol gets third place.
I have a lot of respect for the stars that get put on this show. It’s a lot of hard work. The people that tend to win are those who have had previous dance training. It seems only natural that people would cling to a contestant who has had no previous training.
The only problem with doing that is if this person has no ounce of talent.
It’s one thing to look like a robot on your first show, then improve to looking like an android by the fifth show. But seriously? A lot of talented and, granted, previously trained contestants were voted off before Palin. Politically charged influx of voters for this show? Possibly. That’s the cynical view my mom and I have decided on.
I guess it’s sort of entertaining to watch someone with very little talent (but with improvement since the first try) dance. Like when Justin Bieber forgets facial expressions.
Because, let’s face it, Asimo is a better dancer than Palin, and he’s a robot who could barely walk without falling over a year ago. At least the person who won Dancing with the Stars was very deserving of the title. I won’t spoil that.
In other award-winning news, Cincinnati Reds’s very own Joey Votto won the National League Most Valuable Player!