Originally Posted by tmpray;3388628;
When I read the remark made by Tom in Season 2 about DWTS being an entertainment show, I immediately could see that it would be difficult for the producers to hire 13 Belindas, Steves, and Tys and expect to keep the attention of 22 million viewers. Even if they threw in an occasional Gilles who has no dance background, the playing field would still not be level! The winner would become obvious the first night, and there would be no reason to watch the rest of the season.
I strongly suspect that the producers know what they need to do to have a winning show and to have high ratings, and they are going to do it whether it keeps everyone happy or not.
If the criticism becomes too loud, the reminder will simply be made that we see the rehearsal spots where each of the stars, including the ones like Melissa with some other kind of prior dance experience, tell us how difficult it is to adjust to or learn the ballroom dance moves. The producers will then have covered that angle as well.