Sometimes an elimination is based on dancing ability, sometimes its based on votes. Tonight’s ousting was appropriately a combination of both.
Josie Maran, the uncoordinated beauty, was booted off tonight as widely predicted. The supermodel, who scored a dismal 16 Monday night, faced off with Mark Cuban in the Bottom Two. (The billionaire, who actually earned more points than Floyd Mayweather and Wayne Newton on Tuesday, apparently couldn’t buy himself a fan base.) Luckily, it was the sourpuss and her attitude problem that were cast off into Dancing With The Stars history. (I understand she was upset—but did she have to leave on such a bitter note?)
Looking back at what I wrote on Aug. 29th (when the cast was announced), I have to wonder if other women shared my (petty) feelings:
“Josie Maran—The supermodel of the female contestants. I’m already voting against her.”
But that’s not really why she’s gone. We all know she deserved to lose. Right?
Tonight was Day 2 of the special three-day Dancing With The Stars premiere. Monday was ladies only; this time it was all about the men. Sabrina Bryan set the bar high yesterday with her score of 26. Did any man rise to the challenge tonight?
CAMERON MATHISON (partner Edyta Sliwinska)
(Dance: Foxtrot/ Song: “Moondance”)
The All My Children star knows he has a loyal built-in fan base—but would he do enough to actually earn their votes?
Cameron was a bit stiff his first time out, though it could have been due to the degenerative bone condition he suffered as a child (cue violins now). But when he wasn’t just standing there looking like Edyta’s prop, he looked like he was dragging her across the floor. Len compared the performance to a ‘faucet’ that sometimes flowed, sometimes splattered. Bruno was impressed with Cameron’s long arm lines but said the dance went soft somewhere in the middle. Carrie said they started off a bit weak, but agreed with Bruno on Cameron’s lines. Score: 7/7/7 (21)
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To fill the beautiful sidekick role left open by Samantha Harris, the Dancing With The Stars producers turned to….Drew Lachey. The Season 2 winner—and scheduled host of the DWTS spin-off ‘Dance War’—will help make Tom Bergeron look good until Harris’ return (assuming she doesn’t enjoy her maternity leave too much).
As for the competition, tonight’s episode was all about the ladies. (The male contestants will take the stage Tuesday night). Except for the stick-thin yet uncoordinated model Josie Maran (who scored a dismal 16), the women overall did very well on their first time out. But the night was definitely owned by Cheetah Girl Sabrina Bryan. Her fierce and precise moves got her very near a perfect score on Day One (she scored a 26). Will this finally be the season for another female champion? We should probably size up the men tomorrow before placing any bets.
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