The Dancing With the Stars results show was surprisingly nerve-wracking this week, the second to last week of Season 11.
It really shouldn't have been. The answer should have been obvious. I was sure I was right. Sure!
Up until the last minute ...
Bristol and Mark stayed. Brandy and Maks went home.
Yes, you read that right. As shocked (and outraged) as I was, it doesn't even compare to the shock and outrage that was palpable from the contestants. Derek Hough was actually open-mouthed after the announcement. And not in a happy way.
In short, it was the most shocking twist in a season that has been full of them. I'm not sure I would watch this show again if I didn't have to do so for work.
Who is voting? And why?
Last night, for the first time, I actually wondered if I should vote. Now I wish I had. Because this is seriously wrong.
Seriously, seriously wrong.
Bristol simply cannot dance. She is trying and we all kind of want to be nice to her. After all, she is a sweet kid who has a kid. She seems vulnerable. But this show isn't about who you want to take to dinner, it's about who can dance. And Bristol can't. Like at all. Like she is always at the bottom of the leaderboard, has next to zero passion, and doesn't even seem that happy to be there most days. Meanwhile, Brandy had improved markedly and could've possibly won the whole thing.
This whole season has been unpredictable and filled with one shock after another, but this is the first one that I am truly disgusted by.
Maybe Dancing With the Stars has jumped the shark.
Poor Brandy looked stunned. She spent the last four minutes of the show trying not to cry (and then actually crying). But I'm sure people will have a lot to say about this decision.
The finalists for Season 11 are: Jennifer Grey, Kyle Massey, and Bristol Palin. Insane, wrong, and possibly rigged. How else does one explain this?
Meanwhile, I'm betting she takes home the trophy. Luckily, that's unlikely. After all, the judges actually choose based on talent and effort.
Robbed, thy name is Brandy tonight.
Do you think Brandy deserved to go home?
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