First off I will admit that yes, Kevin and I are big Geeks, we have been watching Dancing With The Stars every week. With our minimal ballroom experience (compared to the professionals) and with some funny stars competing it has been fun. And it is apparently the most watched summer TV show of the last 5 years. Go figure!
We have been rooting for John O'Hurley all the way through. John and Charlotte had great poise and chemistry and there was nothing better than watching them dance.
Kelly on the other hand - while she should receive the 'Most Improved' award, in no way should have won this competition!! In the last competition - The free style dance - she had her footing off several times, she began to mis-start a step and then look at her partner for a cue to continue the dance and actually mis-landed her final move hitting her knees. She composed herself well, and as a theatre person I have to commend her for her ability to keep going and keep composure. That said - A FLAWED DANCE DOESN'T EQUATE TO PERFECT 10's. I'm sorry, it just does not!!!
Kevin figured out that our couple couldn't win no matter what. The score is calculated by half judges vote and half call in votes. Kelly, being a soap star just couldn't be competed with, and according to the rules - in the event of a tie the audience vote wins. I could do all the math, but i won't, it just comes out that John and Charlotte couldn't win. That still doesn't mean that you score an imperfect dance with a perfect score. I know its more dramatic this way and blah blah, and they had to make it look like the couple that was going to win no matter what deserved to win; but really, could you make how fixed it was more obvious!!!???
Links to Kevin's clips will be coming.