The results show for the eighth episode of DWTS basically went exactly as it should have gone with Romeo hitting the road along with his partner Chelsie Hightower. This wasn't a surprise elimination by any means.
And, of course, as he left, he couldn't resist explaining that he did all his dancing "for the kids," which was his catchphrase throughout the competition. It was sweet and earnest if you like sweet and earnest, which I don't.
I just found Romeo a bit insincere and I can't say I'm sorry to see him gone. With only four people left, headed into the semi-finals, he simply didn't belong.
Don't get me wrong. He seemed like a decent enough guy and was a good dancer, but with these final four, I think we're really down to the best of the season.
Honestly, I would be hard pressed to pick one favorite now. They are all equally good and all have different strengths. I love Ralph Macchio's fortitude and fantastic attitude. Kirstie Alley is 60 years old, which never ceases to amaze me. She delves into every dance and has a sense of fun that is totally enviable. Chelsea Kane is just a really good dancer and fun to watch, and Hines Ward is a champion in every way.
From here on out, it's impossible to know who might win. Any one of them could legitimately take home the mirror ball and it would be perfectly acceptable. So even though this season has been light on drama (unlike past seasons), it has the most evenly matched semi-finalists ever and I can't wait to see how it will all pan out.
Tentatively, I'm thinking Chelsea Kane right now, but it's really just my best guess. It's anyone's game. I was sorry to see Romeo go home, but glad that it paved the way for all the real contenders to make their big play for the prize.
Who do you see winning?
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