I preface this with saying I personally don't care - there will be dancers and so-called ringers on this show every season. However, I did want to clarify something that I have seen posted multiple times - apparently the dance team Erin was on during college is one of the hardest to make it on in the entire country. Many people have compared it to the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders - and we all know how many felt about Melissa as a ringer. So while she is not a dancer today as part of her career, I think that her dance background is pretty substantial and if there hadn't been a Nicole or Evan this season, she definitely would have been attacked more.Originally Posted by ironcat;3914569;
Also, regarding Evan - it might not have happened as much on this board, but on other fan sites, I saw Evan take a merciless beating for also being a ringer. So I don't think it was just Nicole this season and I don't think Evan was treated differently because he was a male figure skater.