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'DWTS' Recap: Kirstie Alley Should Dance Her Last Dance

by Sasha Brown-Worsham on November 5, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Kirstie AlleyThis season of Dancing With the Stars isn't going to be easy to win. The people who are left are all ridiculously good. At this point, there isn't a single person (with the exception of Kirstie Alley) who needs to go. And this is why Alley needs to leave next week. 

It's not that I don't love her. I totally do. She is entertaining, hilarious, and yes, even good at dancing. But against Melissa Rycroft, Emmitt Smith, Gilles Marini, and Shawn Johnson, she is clearly (clearly!) the weak link with Apolo Ohno or Kelly Monaco being a distant second.

Under normal circumstances, Alley would be staying much longer, but this season is anything but normal. She has got to go. In many ways, it's not fair that Sabrina Bryan left ahead of her. She may be a better entertainer and have more fans, but come on. Isn't this show about dancing?

It's very unpopular to criticize Alley. For good reason. She is the oldest, the least experienced, and the most "amateur" of all the contestants. The rest are almost all sports stars or have gymnastics or dance training.

Alley said this week that she has a "place" in this competition. She is right. She does. But she also needs to know when to leave. Obviously it's the fans who decide all this, but it would be ridiculous for her to stay while one of the better dancers goes home.

If this were a popularity contest or based on who I liked best, I would think Alley should win it. But it's not. She is by far the worst dancer, and at some point, it's just unfair for her to stay.

I hate to say it, but someone has to! She had a great run. She's been a blast to watch. But enough is enough. There is no elimination this week because of the election, but next week she has got to go.

And she can take Apolo or Kelly with her.

Do you think Kirstie is done?

 

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  • 2rcom4t
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    2rcom4t

    November 6, 2012 at 2:32 AM

    I think Apolo is a very good dancer as is Kelly. But I do agree that Kristy's time is up in fact should have beeen up right after Bristal Palin if not before


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    Edith Rizzo

    November 6, 2012 at 7:04 AM

    I think it is very difficult to see who will win this competition. The best of  all are Melissa, Gilles, Shawn and Kelly


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    Maria Poli

    November 6, 2012 at 7:26 AM
    I like Kirstie, but she should have left right afte Palin, who I thought stayed on too long. I really would hate to see one of the other contestants leave before Kirstie.
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    Candy Calvert

    November 6, 2012 at 7:34 AM
    I think Kristi is way past her staying time.She should have been right after Pamela Anderson. Bristol was even better than her.
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    Marty L Dunn

    November 6, 2012 at 7:36 AM

    i do agree that kirsti should go&should of been gone last week,love her but the better dancers should be the ones to stay! and my top 3 at end is emmitt,shawn&melissa!!!! hope no one else goes besides kiristi&max love them but right is right!!


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    CathiandDavid Hernandez

    November 6, 2012 at 8:56 AM
    I agree. It's time for Kirsti to go. She should've went at the last elimination..not Sabrina! That was crap but, it's the people's vote. What she's doing for the people who have been ravaged by Hurrican Sandy, is amazing. Kudos to Kirsti. But, time to say "Peace Out".
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    karen johnson

    November 6, 2012 at 9:44 AM
    yes she does need to go, she has done her best & now its time to say good bye.
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    Kathleen Ward

    November 6, 2012 at 10:42 AM
    I think Kirstie will be the next one to go along with Emmett next week when it is a Double Elimination. I hate to see Kirstie go just because I love her and Maks together, but she is the weakest link out of all that is left. You do have to admit for being over weight and age wise she has done an awesome job.
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    Danielle Sharai

    November 6, 2012 at 12:26 PM
    She needs to go along with Emmitt Smith. He's gotten full of himself since the season he won. I think the 3 finalist should be Shawn Johnson, Melissa Rycroft, and Apolo Ohno.
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    Lexi jordan

    November 6, 2012 at 2:40 PM
    It's definitely Kristi's time to go! For her age she is doing awesome but she was weak from the beginning. I disagree with your comment about taking Kelly with her, Kelly is doing much better than Emmett OR Apolo. I wouldn't mind Gilles leaving, ya he's a great dancer but he is also very arrogant and too 'in-your-face' this season. Very unlikable.
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