'Dancing With the Stars': Hope Solo Skips Post-Elimination Publicity Tour - Hollywood Reporter
Hedging their bets, perhaps?Quote:
A show representative tells The Hollywood Reporter that the network decided to promote the final three competitors -- Ricki Lake, Rob Kardashian and J.R. Martinez -- before next week's finale and that the decision was made before the eliminated contestant was revealed.
JR did say on Kimmel that he was notified about the interviews in the morning before the show, and he wondered how they knew that he would be staying. Yes, the votes had been calculated so "THEY" knew and they pretty much let the cat out of the bag.
Of course they knew, but do you truly think they honor the votes? I don't. They allow the judges to say 'whatever' and edit the packages in such a manner that I believe they control the outcome as much as possible, their main objective being to keep a combination of stars that will keep the viewers interested, be it sweetness, drama or dance routines. My enjoyment comes from the dancing.
It's gotten to the point that all the other factors upset me. The producers make me feel manipulated and insulted that I don't see what they're doing. I'm sad for what DWTS has become and that I need to give up watching it. Thank goodness I can enjoy the dancing via YouTube.
They never show the actual numbers on the votes and they never will looks like. It is a bunch of bs!!!!!
The Clicker - 'Dancing's' Carrie Ann defends her judging
The best part is that she seems to be accusing the vocal fans of bashing others to lift up their favorites, while she's the one who's been gushing over Rob (and not just his dancing abilities, but his ... ummm ... physical attributes) and being perhaps harsher on the ones she doesn't seem to like.