Wendy went into this knowing that she wasn't a dancer. I want to say that I remember her saying that she wanted to lose weight doing this. I could always tell by the way she moved about her set on her show that she was not a dancer. No musicality, whatsoever.
At one time, didn't they give the celebs Nutrisystem plans when they participated in this show, or was that another show?
Some people could practice 20 hours a day and still look like they haven't had one lesson. We've seen plenty of celebs last for several weeks on this show, and are told they're putting in tons of rehearsal time throughout the week, and you'd think they just got plucked from the audience. Wendy may have come into this was other expectations. She may have thought she had the fans and audience to save her. I don't expect her to come out and bash her own performances, as I give her credit for trying, but I think she really believed she deserved higher scores for each of her dances. No matter how much time she was putting in, she wasn't going to get any better. So I think DWTS was a good idea on paper, then the reality sunk in and she realized what she got herself into. She might have expected more hoopla and producer hype prior to the premiere, but she got left in the dust. I think it's telling that, aside from last week, she went early the other 2 weeks she was in the competition. I can't even say bringing her personality to the floor and rehearsals might have helped. But it amazed me she just totally froze on that aspect. I never would have expected it from her. Going back and forth may have certainly played a role. I did think her ballroom was better, and a slight improvement from her cha cha week 1. That was just a mess. I know Tony often gets blamed for his lack of choreography, but really, what is he supposed to do? I feel like he has to downgrade himself just to give her something danceable, just like when he had Kate.
I think deep down they really do.
That leads me to question why they do this show. If they are going to be embarrassed, surely it can't be to jumpstart their careers unless they are in the field of comedy.
Perhaps they need the money?
Unfortunately, maybe some of them are starved for the attention? If so, that is truly sad.....
Wendy is probably scratching her head as much as the rest of us as to why should couldn't find her mojo out on the dance floor. She admits she's not one of the sistahs who can dance...but still, with a training, most people can adapt to doing new things. For whatever reason, dancing just isn't her forte. It's weird, because as soon as they announce both Wendy and Kirstie Alley in this season's DWTS lineup, I thought knew Kirstie would be able to bring it to the dance floor just because she's a spunky chick, and she hasn't disappointed so far. I thought the same of Wendy since like Kirstie, she too has a spunky personality - but it jsut didn't turn out that way for Wendy.
On her show yesterday, Wendy actually sounded relieved that her dancing stint was over! I thought she also looked like she had lost some weight. She commented on that picture of her feet that was on TMZ, admitting that her feet were looking GOOD then, compared to before that. :omg Her husband went back and forth with her when she would fly out.
I don't know about you but, for me, that would just be too much. That would be too much of a distraction for what I was there for. It almost sounds controlling. I hate it when somebody thinks that they have to be at your elbow all of the time. Not good.
Some celebs do acknowledge that they suck while still doing the show, Jerry Springer famously asked people to stop voting for him because he didn't deserve to stay over other people who did. Wendy should have at least acknowledged that even if she felt she deserved slightly higher scores, she was the worst dancer there and was the correct choice to leave over the other, more talented performers left.
I never, for one minute, thought she'd do well. I guess she was going with positive thinking/wishing.
Or she might have thought, "If Niecy Nash can make it all the way to 5th place, so can I!" ;) :lol