They almost blew it. The show almost wrecked any ounce of credibility it might have had. I really did think for a few moments there that Jerry Rice might win the whole thing. And I was thinking that before Stacy was kicked off in third. He had been saved from the brink before, based solely on fan votes. Stacy and Drew were clearly at the head of the class all season long, and it was only fitting that it came down to the two of them in the end. Well, it almost did. . . Stacy’s partner pretty much destroyed that chance with their freestyle dance last Thursday.
I’m still trying to figure out why Samantha Harris’ dance on Thursday went completely unnoticed and quickly forgotten. When Tom Bergeron did his in the previous week, she was there to congratulate him. They had a nice standing ovation for him. For his co-host, though, they couldn’t cut to commercial quickly enough and no more mention was ever made of it. Odd.
I hope that they bring Kenny Mayne back as a color commentator for next season. His comments, cut short though they might have been, were the funniest thing the show has ever seen. And if you need to stretch the elimination show out to an hour or two, you might as well add something new with him. I think I fast forwarded through half the show on Sunday night, just because it was clips package after clips package. Nothing could happen on the show without a three minute prepackaged video montage of the “journey.” They kept repeating the same clips. It was ridiculous!
But the show was still fun, over all, and I’m likely going to watch it when it returns, which I bet will be in the summer.