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DWTS -- The Semi-Finals

Updated on May 23, 2011

The Judges Play Dirty

And in more ways than one.

It seemed from the start of the show the judges were out to get Ralph. They were excessively harsh in their judgement and scored him low. They were obviously not pleased that Ralph stayed and Romeo went the week prior. You could already see the target on the man's back. Ralph even said at one point walking off the dance floor he saw them [the judges] score a couple high for the same type of Salsa he and Karina did.

The judges also wanted to take a strike at the viewers for daring to vote out their favorite and keep Ralph. They announced in a snippy fashion that this third dance was a Winner-Take-All Cha-Cha and only one person would get all the points while all the other couples got nada. Then they added that viewers couldn't do anything about it. In short, these three nimrods were sticking their tongues at the viewers and giving them the finger, declaring they'd decide who made the finals, not the viewers.

The Cha-Cha is a dance that Ralph isn't good at and the way they paired up the teams, they wanted to make sure Hines and Chelsea were the final two. No way Ralph or Kirstie would get in the final two when they were dancing against the judges pets, not to mention a lot younger dancers, Chelsea and Hines. It was no shock when the judges most favorite of all, Chelsea, got all 15 extra votes.

It was also no shock when Ralph was voted out. They usually show the judges when some one gets booted, but they were kept completely off-camera. Ralph thanked everyone for giving him a positive experience, but the crooked judges. He also have his opinion on exactly what he thought of them. Bruno got so disgusting in his remarks to Ralph and Karina, ABC had to censor him.

It wasn't Ralph's fault Romeo was eliminated and it wasn't the viewers fault. It wasn't even Romeo's. When Romeo was doing his dance for some unknown reason they had these green strobe lights shooting all over the place, and I think that's why Romeo's messed up his footing. No one could concentrate on doing their dance correctly with that kind of garbage flashing all around you. As a viewer, it also ruined the dance having to watch it. 

And if the judges want to know why their precious Chelsea isn't getting votes, look to her obnoxious partner. Personally, while I think she's a good dancer, the thought of giving a vote to Mark Ballas makes me sick.

Anyway, the finals are tonight. I don't really care who wins. After the dirty trick that was pulled last week, it's just left a bad taste in my mouth about the whole thing.


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    • Kathleen Cochran profile image

      Kathleen Cochran 

      7 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I agree. I was looking forward to this season more than recent ones precisely because for once there didn't seem to be a "ringer" who was pimped from the first show to be the winner. But the judges have rigged it in Chelsey's favor because apparently she's not getting enough votes to make it to the finals. 15 free points all to one dancer? Are you kidding?

      I think ABC should offer Ralph an episode on each of their best shows to make up for the way they let the judges screw him this season.

      Yes, I have a life. I just enjoy dancing!


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