Dancing with the Stars. Has it become a POPULARITY contest...not a Dance Contest?

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Dancing with the Stars. Has it become a POPULARITY contest...not a Dance Contest?

Bignuf Bignuf
Good, to GREAT dancers being bumped and mediocre dancers, who have a "fan" following staying. It may be entertaining, but has it lost all credibility as a DANCE contest???
10/18/2011
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Elnoa Elnoa
Wasn't it always? Aren't all these shows?
10/18/2011
AndroAngel AndroAngel
Pretty sure it was always a popularity contest.
10/18/2011
Kkay Kkay
What the rest said. Also, if you want reality dance on tv, skip DWTS and go straight for SYTYCD.
10/18/2011
GravyCakes GravyCakes
it's always been a popularity contest. i haven't watched it for the last few seasons. i'm just not that into it anymore.
10/18/2011
The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary
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Originally posted by Bignuf
Good, to GREAT dancers being bumped and mediocre dancers, who have a "fan" following staying. It may be entertaining, but has it lost all credibility as a DANCE contest???
In a world where Jersey Shore is considered entertainment.... I dont think anything has any credibility anymore.
10/18/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
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Originally posted by Elnoa
Wasn't it always? Aren't all these shows?
That's certainly the impression I've always received from Strictly Come Dancing.
10/19/2011
Rossie Rossie
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Originally posted by Bignuf
Good, to GREAT dancers being bumped and mediocre dancers, who have a "fan" following staying. It may be entertaining, but has it lost all credibility as a DANCE contest???
I disagree - the ones that get to stay do dance better. Have you been actually watching the show? J.R. Martinez and Ricki Lake do dance much better than the others, and are still improving every week.
10/19/2011
EJ EJ
I haven't watched it at all this season, but I thought it was always a little too subjective and fan-fueled.
10/19/2011
Ansley Ansley
As soon as I saw the headliners for this season I vowed to never watch it again. Nancy Grace, Chaz Bono AND Ricki Lake? Give me a break. (Not that I don't admire the balls on Chaz Bono for doing what he's done in life, mind you.) It's supposed to be Dancing with the Stars, not Dancing with the F-List.
10/19/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by Bignuf
Good, to GREAT dancers being bumped and mediocre dancers, who have a "fan" following staying. It may be entertaining, but has it lost all credibility as a DANCE contest???
I like your "illustrations."

I have no idea, though. I've never watched it.

My Man and I have certain shows that cause both of us to yell "NOOOO!" and lunge for the remote. Wheel of Fortune and Dancing with the Stars being only two of many.
10/19/2011
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Of course it's a popularity contest, it doesn't matter what judges say, the only thing that keeps pairs in the competition are audience votes.
12/09/2011
mpfm mpfm
It's always been a popularity contest. I quit watching after the first season. I was really bummer that John OHurley didn't win that one.
12/09/2011
Chirple Chirple
My mom has been watching since the first season - and yeah, it's always been a popularity contest.
12/09/2011
Missmarc Missmarc
Definitely a popularity contest. I love Carson Kressley. Even though he kinda sucked at dancing, I wish he stayed in the competition longer just so I get the entertainment from him
12/09/2011
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