In the last five weeks, Dancing with the stars has won over the American public. More and more viewers tune in each week to watch the couples consisting of a celebrity and professional dancer dance on stage in front of judges and a studio audience. The crowds clap and cheer the couples on, while those at home, including myself do the same. This week saw the elimination of another couple, which now leads us to next week’s grand finale.
Before we talk about tonight’s episode, let’s talk briefly about a controversy that was brought to light between the airing of last week’s episode and this week’s. It was brought to ABC’s attention, that voters calling in for John O’hurley were not calling the number assigned to him and his partner Charlotte, but instead were calling a number belonging to a telephone answering service in Michigan owned by Kathy Klein. The service has a number quite similar to that of the number to call in and vote for John, the only difference being the number’s area code.
Klein brought the situation to the attention of ABC stating the error was due to the fact that ABC put up the wrong number on screen. Once ABC looked into it, it was stated the error was not on their part, but voters mis-dialing. The error has not seemed to held back John all that much, but it did cause some cost out of Klein’s which ABC looks to be also assisting her with.
Now onto this week’s exciting show. The three couples each performed two dances each. The Fox trot and the Pasa Double. The dances are judged each by the judges and the public through voting. The score totals received by each weighing equally to see who went home at the end of tonight’s episode. Last week, Rachel Hunter and her partner Jonathan Roberts were sent packing.
The first couple to perform tonight was that of John O’hurley and Charlotte Jorgensen. Week after week, this couple puts out their best. The judges have even stated that they were the couple to beat, and this week was no exception to that. Both of their performances were excellent, and you can definitely tell the two are there to win. Definitely looks like the small phone blunder didn’t hurt these two any. Although you have to wonder if the phone calls lost might have affected them last week because they were up for elimination with Rachel at the end of last week’s episode.