The Dancing With the Stars semi-finals are here. Is it just me or does it seem like this time it all came upon us ridiculously fast? Well, no matter. Here we are. And the one thing everyone seems to agree upon is that this is the most talented group of four ever in the semi-finals.
As a fan of many seasons, I would have to agree. There is not a single dancer who seems bad or even obviously on the chopping block. This is also the week where everyone's sad story is trotted out to make them seem most deserving.
There again there are no weaknesses. William Levy's story is one of hard work and heartbreak and hunger. He is not alone.
Maria Menounos' story is also full of sadness. Donald Driver and Katherine Jenkins are also not exactly coming from charmed pasts. In fact, it is hard to find a single one who would not be deserving (though I think I am partial to Donald Driver -- how amazing is he?).
Still, even amidst a dramatic night full of revelations and emotion, it was Katherine Jenkins' mental breakdown at the end of her salsa that was the most dramatic moment in the episode.
Apparently the reason for her breakdown was her back and an injury, but I also think it had something to do with the enormous pressure she felt. She has a real chance to win this and had already had a great score on her first dance, so maybe she was expecting something more as well.
This is the part of the season where everyone kind of really wants to win. And who can blame them?
They have all come a long way and now they are close to the finish line. In so many seasons, I have to say I really do agree with the judges. There is not a single person in this group who does not deserve the mirrorball trophy both in terms of past and talent.
This may be the best season yet. I like Donald Driver best, though I fear he may be headed home.
Who do you want to see win?
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