Dancing With The Stars 2011: Kirstie Alley Begs For Mercy
It is hard to say that there were any real losers in last night’s Dancing with the Stars. All four of the remaining dancers gave it their all in an exhausting night that saw them each perform three different dances including a winner take all cha cha cha for 15 bonus points at the end of the show. Since we are down to the final four I had chosen Hines and Chelsea as my winners this week which means by default that makes Ralph Macchio and Kirstie Alley this week’s DWTS losers.
Kirstie Alley had an emotional week of rehearsals, but there was a very funny moment when she described how she and pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s relationship worked. It starts out hugs, turns to a catfight and ends up back at hugs. I have been rough on Kirstie the last few weeks and watching her last night I think my criticisms are valid. She is simply slower, less agile and not as energetic as the other three dancers. I give her all the credit in the world and she is doing a great job, but in my eyes she isn’t on the level of the other three and I get a feeling like the Dancing With The Stars judges are grading her on a curve and take it easy on her for some reason. She scored two 27’s for a total of 54 last night while Ralph Macchio took home a 25 and a 23 for a total 48. When you watch these two dance they have two different styles, but you can’t tell me that she was seriously 6 points better.
Ralph Macchio is getting a raw deal. I don’t know why, but the judges seem to have it out for him. He did some good stuff on the dance floor and while it wasn’t perfect, I think it was better than they gave him credit for. His first dance was good, but the judges found him too cold while I thought he was trying to be stern and solid. During the second dance he went the opposite direction and let it all hang out. It had moments that were a little sloppy, but it was fun. Now Len and Bruno thought it was too much. You could tell Ralph’s DWTS partner Karina Smirnoff was getting frustrated. There was no making them happy. She was also not happy when Bruno uttered a few sexual innuendos her way (she was dressed like a cat and while they bleeped what he said it appeared that he said, “Ralph you let your pussy control you.”). Ralph Macchio probably deserved better than he got from the judges and will need a lot of help from the fans if is going to survive tonight and make it the finals.
Logic would tell us that tonight it will either be Kirstie Alley or Ralph Macchio that goes home. Tune in tonight to the Dancing With The Stars results show starting at 8PM on ABC to see who goes home and who moves into the finals.
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