The early weeks of any Dancing With the Stars season are pretty much just about picking off the riffraff. The reality is, on a show like this, it's going to be obvious who the front runners are pretty quickly.
On season 16, we have Zendaya (who scored the first 10s of the season with her tango). We have Kellie Pickler and Jacoby Jones, both of whom are also just stellar dancers. Jacoby can move like a pro. Seriously, did you see his legs Monday night? Holy wow! Just behind them there is Aly Raisman (who danced Monday night for the Boston Marathon victims) and maybe a couple others.
Still, there is still some obvious low-hanging fruit. Tonight, one of them went home.
Sorry D.L. Hughley. You may be talented in other ways, but dancing isn't one of them.
He kind of took it well, too. Sometimes when the people cry and carry on, it kind of makes you feel bad. In this case, I think even he was surprised he was still standing after last week.
It was time to get off the dance floor so the real players can inch their way up the leaderboard. I predict the next will be Andy Dick. He is staying in with showmanship right now, but there are only so many times a person can zip line into the ballroom to make an impression.
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Sean Lowe has also got to go. Soon, I hope. These early weeks, it's usually easy to say who will be leaving. If you can't pick the exact person, you can usually guess with some degree of certainty which pack of people are most in jeopardy.
Personally, I like it when all the players are good and the competition heats up. Seeing only good dancers on the floor makes the show so much better. So sorry, D.L., but I am happy with the direction we are going this season.
Keep it coming!
Did you think D.L. would leave?
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