Wednesday, November 26, 2008

And the Winners of the 7th Season of DWTS Are...

Brooke Burke and Derek Hough! No argument from me; Brooke and Derek were the most consistent dancers throughout the 7th season. From day 1, they were the pair to beat. With that being said, Brooke and Derek's dance last night where she ended it by hugging two of her daughters did come off as shameless pandering.

Some other observations from last night:

* 2nd place finisher (former NFL player Warren Sapp) picked up a lot of fans due to his appearance on DWTS. In addition to his engaging personality, Warren's dancing skills were a revelation to many of us.

* Ex-NSYNC member Lance Bass (who wound up in 3rd place) was the sleeper of the season. For the most part, he was in the middle of the pack. However, as the season wore on, he picked up steam. Another thing I enjoyed about his appearance is that he and his partner (Lacey) took chances. The risks may not have always paid off, but they rarely played it safe.

* With the exception of injured volleyball player Misty May-Treanor and singer Toni Braxton, the other 8 celebrity contestants who had been eliminated performed a dance routine. I was pleasantly surprised that celebs such as comedian Jeffrey Ross and TV personality Kim Kardashian performed as well as they did. If you saw them during the competition, you know exactly what I mean because their routines during the competition rated high on the cringe-o-meter. When some of the eliminated celebs were asked why they performed so well last night, they said that the pressure wasn't there because they weren't competing.

* Although Jeffrey Ross' roasting of the three finalists, himself, and Cloris Leachman was on odd fit for DWTS, he did get some funny lines in:

People keep asking me if I lost weight during the show. I don't know, how much does my dignity weigh?

Cloris, was that even dancing? Your partner Corky just dragged you around the floor like a... it was like Weekend At Bernie's the Musical... just relax Cloris, you had your 15 decades of fame.

Doesn't Brooke look great? Especially considering she gave birth to her 15th child 3 hours ago backstage. And congratulations, I hear Lance is the father. Maybe the baby will come out of the womb and the closet on the same day.

Below is the winning team of Brooke and Derek performing the salsa during week 9 of the competition:


pjazzypar said...

That mess about "Weekend At Bernie's" was funny as hell, but true! I was not surprised by the outcome, but I really liked Lance's partner and her hip hop flair. She will bring something distinct to the game if she remains on the show. Derek deserved the win. I feel bad for Maxsum and Edyta who never seem to catch a break.

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

incredible. my fave was watching Derek and Jennifer dance when they did a song to "Great Balls of Fire"

PopArtDiva said...

I give up! I give up! I will watch Dancing With the Stars next season!

I can't get through the next day without someone asking me "Did you watch Dancing last night?" so I bow to the inevitable, lol.

Malcolm said...

Pjazzy: I agree with you about Lacey (Lance's partner). I'm looking forward to seeing what she does for the upcoming season.

Barbara: I'll have to look for that on You Tube because I missed it.

Pop Art Diva: Welcome aboard, there is plenty of room on the bandwagon. I just jumped on myself this past season. By the way, season 8 of DWTS is scheduled to premiere in March 2009.

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