Are you kidding me? Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas have received death threats following the ouster of Brandy last week. This is a dance show, folks. A fun little program that runs for ten weeks every spring and fall.
Rumors say Bristol made it to the finals because of her mother's political supporters. That may be true for some. I doubt it's true for many. The votes I've cast for Bristol were because of her spunk and determination. The votes I've cast for Jennifer were because of her elegance and determination.
But in a country that is supposed to be great and free and tolerant, I cannot believe people can have that much hate in their hearts for a girl of 19 who hasn't done anything to hurt anyone. (May I remind you that there is a whole group of folks who "vote for the worst" in the American Idol competition? Don't hear about anybody threatening their lives!)
IT'S A DANCE SHOW, FOLKS! Bristol and Mark have done nothing except work hard and perform. And there are idiots who would threaten their lives because of it? Oh, yeah. I remember. People like that are only tolerant if the other guy believes the same things they do and has parents of whom they approve. They hate anybody who disagrees with them or whose parents' disagree with them (be it politics or religion or philosophy). Sheesh!
Okay. Take a deep breath.
The show last night was great. I thought everybody did a good job and upped their ante.
Jennifer was once again stellar. Out of ten weeks of dances, she had two weak weeks. Otherwise, I think she has been the best contestant ever. I've loved many of the other champions, but if memory serves, none of them were as exceptional quite as soon or quite as consistantly.
Kyle's free dance absolutely cracked me up and I thought he did really well on his redemption dance too. This kid is an excellent entertainer. His smile makes me smile. You just can't help thinking he's adorable.
Bristol also did a fine job. Her redemption dance (making up for the "ape" disaster) was light and fun. Her free dance was impressive, and I disagree with Bruno and Carrie Ann, I suppose because the dance is not iconic in my mind so I wasn't comparing. I was just watching and enjoying. And now that I know she did those two performance under the cloud of death threats? Even more impressive.
Whoever takes home that mirrorball trophy tonight should be celebrated for the hard work, the long hours, the physical injuries endured, and for their commitment to do their absolute best. Certainly nobody should have to worry about their safety because of it.