Wednesday, April 4, 2007

See ya Barbs

'Dancing With the Stars' drops Finnessey
By SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer
additions by FANCYPANTS
She may have taken the Miss USA title in 2004, but Shandi Finnessey won't be crowned the winner of "Dancing With the Stars." (Back to baton throwing and fighting for world peace, Barbs.)
After ranking in the bottom two last week, Finnessey was eliminated Tuesday from the ABC dance-off. (YESSSS)
The game show host and former beauty queen said that her experience on the show was "amazing" and that working with her professional dance partner, Brian Fortuna, was "great." (how articulate, thank you, Barbs)
"I just hope I didn't disappoint him," she said. (Oh, I'm sure you didn't....)
Despite high marks from the judges, Leeza Gibbons narrowly escaped elimination Tuesday. She and her partner, Tony Dovolani, also placed in the bottom two.
"The elimination is nerve-racking," she said. "It's insane."
Billy Ray Cyrus echoed that sentiment, calling results night "a real freak show." He added that all the dancing he's done has left him with "an achy, breaky butt." (Does it all have to be about Achy Breaky, Billy Ray? Time to move on buddy)
Each week, judges' scores are combined with viewer votes to determine which couple will be eliminated.
Clyde Drexler earned the lowest score - 16 points out of 30 - but was kept afloat by fans. (Sorry, Clyde, but I predict next week will be your last. You're sweet, but sweet's not cuttin it anymore.)
Tuesday's results show also featured performances by Ciara, Josh Groban and the band Survivor, which played its 1982 hit "Eye of the Tiger." (Really? And I missed this? Dangit)
Paulina Porizkova has already been eliminated. The remaining celebrity dancers are Gibbons, Cyrus, Drexler, Ian Ziering, Joey Fatone, Laila Ali, John Ratzenberger, Heather Mills and Apolo Anton Ohno. Each will perform the paso doble or the waltz on Monday's show. (Laila and Ian are my top picks from Monday. Laila's still my ultimate favorite. She'll rule this competition. Watch, they'll start breaking all the rules and the judges will score them low for it. It's all rigged. That's what sucks about reality T.V. But I'm a sucker. I admit. Joey from NSYNC is a nah nah. Dancing the tango to the Star Wars theme with a freakin' lightsaber? C-O-R-N-Y. Give me a break. And Heather, another rigged saga. At the last minute she goes to the doctor to get a leg that bounces. Oh the drama. Tune in next Monday, 7 central.)


Susanne said...

I didn't think Barbs was all that great, but I still can't believe that Billy Ray is still on the show!! I laughed all the way through his "performance" the other night, and I don't know a thing about dancing. It was so sad. Watching him count out loud was priceless. Poor guy. I think it's a toss-up between him and Clyde for next week. But maybe it will be like Sanjaya on American Idol, and people will vote for Billy Ray because they enjoy watching someone so bad. :)

I'm with you...I like Laila. And I think Ian is doing a great job too. When I saw the light saber thing that Joey did, I wondered if he was trying to get kicked off the show?? Crazy. I'm having fun watching this!

FancyPants said...

Frankly, I'm burned out on American Idol. So I haven't been watching. Honestly, I'm burned out on alot of reality T.V. But Dancing With the Stars is just too fun.

I thought Joey was ridiculous. I thought the judges would have chewed him out for that, but they didn't. Another reason some of these things have to be planned, like the judges knowing he would do that and then scoring him high. Last week they were annoyed with him, so...who knows.

Chaotic Hammer said...

Hey! Is that the girl that I see on TV late at night sometimes when I'm flipping through the channels? She hosts some kind of weird game show where you call in and answer live on the air (if that's her).

She seems sort of not bright.

FancyPants said...

Yeah, I read somewhere she has some game show. I, for one, am not the slightest bit interested. Hope it works out for her.