Ditto. Watching them improve, for me, is more important than watching great dancing. Which is why I was never a big Gilles fan last season. No question that he was a great dancer, but he was (to me) essentially the same every week, and that's not what I enjoy watching, at least not on this particular show.Originally Posted by Rattus;3729084;
As far as the ringers discussion goes: Most of the contestants have had some dance experience. I'm OK with that. Otherwise we'd end up with a cast full of Ashleys. Dance training in order to enhance a career in cheerleading, figure skating, gymnastics, etc is OK with me. As are people who dance onstage as part of their concerts, but they are known for singing. I don't see that as being a huge advantage on this show. I also don't see Donny Osmond as a highly trained dancer. He is a singer and entertainer, and as part of that he dances. But that's not what he's really good at, it's just a small part of his schtick.
I don't know that much about Mya and her history (I had never heard of her before this show). But what bothers me the most about her is the choreography. You have to REALLY know about dancing to choreograph real ballroom dances. Can you imagine what someone like Melissa Joan Hart or Michael Irvine or Kelly Osborne might come up with if they choreographed their own DWTS routine? I imagine it would be a nightmare. For me, that's what sets her apart and puts her in a different class than the others, and I really don't think she should be there.