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Dancing with the Stars – Do Two Drops a Winner Make?

July 06, 2005 11:20 PM by Joe Blackmon

Drop_number_oneIt seems reality TV shows rarely end lately without a little bit of controversy.  First, American Idol 4 was plagued with mind-boggling eliminations and scandals, and now squeaky-clean Dancing with the Stars joins the ranks of reality shows with questionable results.

Many viewers of Dancing with the Stars are expressing outrage over the perfect scores awarded to Kelly Monaco & Alec Mazo during the finale.  While Kelly & Alec’s freestyle performance did represent a truly amazing turnaround for a team that was nearly eliminated during the first week, many viewers are questioning if it truly deserved a perfect score.

Drop_number_twoSome viewers have pointed out that it appeared as if Alec actually dropped or came close to dropping Kelly twice during the performance.  In the first near drop, Alec’s elbow flings out to the side as if he is struggling to maintain his balance and keep from dropping Kelly.  The second drop is by far more obvious and occurs at the end of the freestyle performance.  As Alec is putting Kelly down, he appears to lose control of her and she falls to her knees.  If it is a fall, Kelly does a good job of covering as she flings her head back as she slide to her knees. 

Did Alec drop Kelly during the competition or was the knee sliding ending part of the routine?  The expression on Alec’s face as Kelly slides does appear to be one of surprise.  Were the judges paying attention?  Should they have awarded Kelly & Alec perfect 10′s if there were mistakes in the performance?  Those are the questions that Dancing with the Stars’ viewers are asking about the finale.

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86 Responses to “Dancing with the Stars – Do Two Drops a Winner Make?”

  1. Jh Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 12:41 am

    The stunned look on everyones face tells it all: FIX.

  2. LP Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 1:16 am

    What a sham!!

  3. PILOTGIRL Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 1:20 am

    What a rigged competition! She works for ABC and fell twice and was out of step more than that! What a shame and what a sham!

  4. Kathleen Nedrow Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 2:15 am

    Ruined everything I liked about DWTS–John and Charlotte were the REAL STARS and WINNERS, especially after the 2 misses by Kelly & Alec–Perfect Score-NOT!!!

  5. Lynne Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 2:27 am

    ABC has lost a lot of their viewing audience for ANY show of theirs if you read the posts at DWTS on ABC’s site.

    Too many professional dancers and amateur dancers, even Kelly fans, have posted about how poorly executed her routine was and in no way deserved one 10, much less three 10′s.

    As one said, this was Rocky in a dance dress, a scripted miniseries from the beginning, but NOT a dance competition.

  6. LK Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 3:03 am

    I’m surprised that there was no mention of Kelly being out of step at least twice and had to look over at Alec to get back in step. That was VERY obvious.

    Although I was rooting for John, I wouldn’t have minded if Kelly won. I’m just outraged that the obviously error ridden routine garnered not only one but three 10s! And the only ones given throughout the whole competition!

    It was even obvious in Kelly & Alec’s faces when they were waiting for the judges comments.

  7. carol Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 3:16 am

    These judges lost sight of their job – to judge the stars not their professionaly dance partners. Alec cleverly put together routines that kept his rusty robot partners feet off the dance floor and in the air spinning and flipping around. Wonder how long her feet were actually on the floor attempting to “dance”. Their whole contest was Alec’s performance. She should recant and the judges deserve to be fired!

  8. L David Gangloff Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 3:17 am

    The Kelley/Alec freestyle routine definitely was not a perfect 10 by any means. I do ballroom dancing on roller skates and realize that much of the judging is often subjective for any art form. I could see each of the judges awarding Kelley/Alec a 9 for their overall presentation, but they had a couple of messy moves; however, I was not home in time to see Charlotte/John perform. It’s truly sad to see that ABC “pimped” the contestants and the audience, by showing not one but three 10′s at the very last moment. Will I watch another series? I don’t know because I love the artistic sports, but I certainly won’t tell my friends to watch another series.

  9. Barbara Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 3:40 am

    I recorded the show & my grandchildren were so upset about the outcome that we replayed the dance routines for both couples…no way did Kelly & Alec deserve tens! I even told my girls BEFORE the judges scores were announced to watch, I’d bet they give them tens! Gee, isn’t it funny that the show is on ABC, she works for ABC on a Soap Opera and please tell us WHY they didn’t tell everyone WHAT the votes were?
    My granddaughters said it looked like K&A were doing the same dance as the first one just moving around more. Go figure. But that’s okay, we know who the real winners are and our congratulations go out to John & Charlotta.

  10. Derek Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 3:46 am

    The reason Kelly won was because she deserved it! She pours her heart and soul into her performances, gives everything she has and doesn’t make stupid facial expressions to do it either…If it were fixed, please tell me what ABC would get out of it by fixing it to where Kelly would win. She works for ABC…yeah,…and…I guess I just don’t see any potential benefit for ABC because of Kelly’s winning. I’ve been a Kelly fan since the first episode and I didn’t even know who she was before the show started. She and Alec have a presence on the floor. She won because she busted her a** to win! She deserves that trophy and every vote that went to her.

  11. bob o Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 4:48 am

    I don’t see how Kelly won!!! Big moves yes, BUT big errors more. Two drop, 3 out of steps, and how many times was she looking at him to find her moves. NOT 10s.

  12. gw Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 5:55 am

    Ridiculous. Does ABC give its (former) viewers any credit? While both couples made remarkable strides, there is no question that Charlotte and John gave the best performances last night and were the most consistent throughout the competition.

    Don’t bother with a sequel.

  13. Larry Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 6:38 am

    It made no difference who the better dance team was Wed. night.

    According to the rules, if there was a tie, the total number of votes (by the audience – from last week) would be the tiebreaker.

    Even if the judges said John had won the dancing, he still would not have won the championship.

    The audience had clearly picked Kelly during the last week, so even if John had received 2 points for tonight’s dancing and Kelly had received 1, the audience vote would have given a tie score to both teams.

    The tie breaker would then go to Kelly.

    (in reverse – if John had received the most popular votes, he would have won last night)

    So, the dancing was useless as far as judging goes.

    I don’t know if the judges knew that, but it would have been a little embarrassing for the hosts to explain that even if John had won the dancing tonight, Kelly would be the overall winner.

  14. Hannah L Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 6:48 am

    The first word out of my mouth when I saw three 10′s from the judges was “FIXED”!!! I could not believe ABC would stoop this low for whatever reason, and not award the trophy to the true winners John and Charlotte…It is a shame that politics play in seemingly every competition there is today…Kelly claims she has always been the underdog…Underdog, my A_ _!!! She’s in a major soap, she’s been in Playboy, doesn’t sound like she’s had a tough life to me! AND she was handed the trophy for winning a show she should have been eliminated from in the first two weeks! Shame on ABC, I will not watch ABC programming again!!! More importantly, I will not use products that were advertised during Dancing with the Stars!!

  15. Hannah L Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 6:50 am

    The first word out of my mouth when I saw three 10′s from the judges was “FIXED”!!! I could not believe ABC would stoop this low for whatever reason, and not award the trophy to the true winners John and Charlotte…It is a shame that politics play in seemingly every competition there is today…Kelly claims she has always been the underdog…Underdog, my A_ _!!! She’s in a major soap, she’s been in Playboy, doesn’t sound like she’s had a tough life to me! AND she was handed the trophy for winning a show she should have been eliminated from in the first two weeks! Shame on ABC, I will not watch ABC programming again!!! More importantly, I will not use products that were advertised during Dancing with the Stars!!

  16. Pat Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 7:03 am

    I was greatly disappointed in the outcome by ABC and will not watch another Dancing with the Stars series. If I was able to realize the judging was unfair and seemed to be predetermined who was going to win. John and Charlotte are the real winners they were a Class Act and should be proud of their performance.

  17. Pat Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 7:04 am

    I was greatly disappointed in the outcome by ABC and will not watch another Dancing with the Stars series. If I was able to realize the judging was unfair and seemed to be predetermined who was going to win. John and Charlotte are the real winners they were a Class Act and should be proud of their performance.

  18. Lacy Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 7:14 am

    I’m in full agreement with the majority of the posts. I can see no reason why any program would be fixed, but also see no other explanation for this event.

    John and Charlotte were consistently excellent in every way. Kelly was not. Popular vote or not … John and Charlotte clearly out performed every couple on the dance floor, week after week.

    What were the judges looking at … her physique, which was clearly the reason for her costumes. No class, no talent … and not deserving of any scores of 10.

    The overall outcome is sad indeed.

  19. tori rose Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 7:21 am

    Unbelivable , I watched this every week ,knowing from my younger life of ballroom dancing. how can a person who makes so many mistakes, and falls aand not hardly dancing, be judged a perect score? let alone the last dance? tell me it was not fixed. and the constant comments by kelly… “maybe I should loose my clothes more often” what kind of family show is this? we (my spouse and I) was disapointed in this outrage. we could not beleive such a sad weak displacement. you should have a show of just the two dto dance it again and a very hard dance and see who really is the winners.. John and Charlotte was cheated and robbed by this faux pass of a sham . I am shamed to this to think you allow such. and how many others have seen this . its reality you need a recount , you need to look hard and long again. and see the reality of reality shows winners bah .. more like players.

  20. Ivye Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 7:43 am

    Are you people kidding me??? It was a cheesy summer show for goodness sake. Kelly and Alec worked hard, not to say that the other couples didn’t but they did. No the performance wasn’t perfect and guess what, neither was John’s. But the performance was entertaining, like the show and it was a heck of a lot more difficult than John and Charlotte’s freestyle. It didn’t matter that she worked for ABC, if no one voted for her, she would have gone home. But people obviously liked her and they voted for who they wanted to win. It is ridiculous for people to act so immaturely over a show that is already fading out on its “Summer Hit” status. I didn’t see Kelly work away from with a cash prize and considering everyone thinks John was robbed, I’m sure he’ll get more than enough compensated for “losing” from publicity, interviews and job offers. There were no real losers or winners on the show, so say the outrage for something like people getting killed when they are on their way to work.

  21. Rita Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 7:44 am

    And one might also mention that in addition to the less than perfect performance by Kelly and Alec both of their dances were sambas again. John & Charlotte did a great Quick Step and then did a very innovative dance to “I’m So Excited”. It was cute and a great dance. K & A did the same old, same old with her wearing another skimpy outfit. BORING!!

  22. Lyzz Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 7:51 am

    congrats to the kelly’s twins.. they are the real reason why this talentless couple won this show… John and Charlotte deserved to win.. they made the show

  23. Chris Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 8:12 am

    If you noticed after Kelly’s dance, the female judge was trying to add something up so Kelly could win and the only way Kelly could win was with a perfect score. I totally disagree!!

    The true winners John and Charlotte!!

  24. Mol Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 8:33 am

    This show tell us it’s a disgraces to begin with! Three 10′s with alot of mistake while John & Charlote didn’t get much mistake and got three 9′s. This show is RIGGED to begin with!

  25. cheri Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 8:45 am

    All I can say was her dance was CRAP!! As a dancer and even those who are not.. it was so obvious how many mistakes she made.. she was choppy and not on beat.. clunky and unbalanced.. ABC should change their call letters to FIXED! John O’Hurley and Charlotta were in a league of their own.. they were amazing, and the true winners in my book!!

  26. Cyn Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 8:51 am

    Another reason why the BBC version is always better than the U.S. version.

    Nepotism in its HIGHEST form. Perhaps Kelly has spent too much time on the proverbial “casting couch”.

  27. mary Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 8:51 am

    I knew that John and Charlotte wouldn’t win and yet I still watched. I hoped that I would be wrong and that ABC would come through with a REAL show. Fixed, Rigged whatever you want to call it ~ the end result is an abomination!! How dare ABC think that their viewers are so stupid to not see through the so-called “voting”. How truly PATHETIC.

  28. Penny Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 8:58 am

    I’m glad that so many others saw the sham for what it was. As long-time dancers, my husband and and I decided to watch our very first ‘reality’ show and were sadly disappointed but not surprised at the results. Kelly was a trooper, but a dancer? Absolutely not! John & Charlotte were elegance and grace and embodied the fun and passion and wonder of dance. John keep dancing!! Congratulations John & Charlotte. Boo to ABC, the judges, and ‘reality’ shows in general. We won’t watch again.

  29. Eugene Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 9:13 am

    Just let me know where those “judges” will be next. I want to perform in front of them. My partner can be someone that is all about T@A and will appeal to the viewing crowd rather then have talent. If there is a sequal it will never be watched by me or anybody I know that watches it. A true dance contest does not have viewer voting. Sham, farce, just dumb.

  30. Judith Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 9:56 am

    I am very disappointed that John did not win. Kelly may have been a better acrobat, but she certainly wasn’t a better dancer. I wonder if males (or even larger women who can’t be easily thrown around) are going to the willing to participate in DWTS in the future.

  31. Stephy Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 10:00 am

    I feel better in knowing that I’m not alone…SHE IS SOOOO BAD!!! What the hell happened last night??? As a dancer I’m shock that ABC would think that America would not notice how terrible she is. I can’t believe she got the only 10′s handed out in the competition. I’m very disappointed in ABC…

  32. Juditn Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 10:01 am

    I am very disappointed that John did not win. Kelly may have been a better acrobat, but she wasn’t a better dancer. I wonder if males (or even larger women who can’t be easily thrown around) are going to be willing to participate in DWTS in the future.

  33. Millie Jimenez Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 10:25 am

    I don’t know why everybody is making such a big deal out of the competition. Kelly and Alec make a great couple on the dancing floor. They were full of energy and excitement. The chosen dance was a hot Spanish dance and they did a great job. Obviously, the other couple chose a more old fashioned ballroom dance and the diference between the two dances were like night and day. Of course, when you compare old fashioned dance with a more uptodate dance it looks like the old fashioned couple should had win the competition. The 2 dances are different and people should not blame Kelly for being so full of energy for trying to dance such a hot Spanish dance. In reference to the outfits, the other lady also wore a skimpy one, and Kelly just wore what was appropriate for the dance and for her age.

  34. Penny Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 10:31 am

    I can’t believe that all it takes is have a custome failure and wiggly your a– and to win. So many mistakes last night with Kelly and Alec! It is a good thing those judges aren’t allowed to judge the Olympics! We ALL know who the REAL winner was last night! I also understand each of the customes were designed to ‘fit’ the personality of the woman. We all know what kind of woman Kelly is.

  35. Millie Jimenez Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 10:34 am

    I don’t know why everybody is making such a big deal out of the competition. Kelly and Alec make a great couple on the dancing floor. They were full of energy and excitement. The chosen dance was a hot Spanish dance and they did a great job. Obviously, the other couple chose a more old fashioned ballroom dance and the diference between the two dances were like night and day. Of course, when you compare old fashioned dance with a more uptodate dance it looks like the old fashioned couple should had win the competition. The 2 dances are different and people should not blame Kelly for being so full of energy for trying to dance such a hot Spanish dance. In reference to the outfits, the other lady also wore a skimpy one, and Kelly just wore what was appropriate for the dance and for her age.

  36. Deb Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 10:59 am

    I thought both couples did a fine job. In my opinion, both couples are winners.

  37. Roger Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 11:03 am

    The FIX was in for Kelly and Alec!
    John and Charlotte were the best BY FAR!!!!!!!!
    I’m a ballroom dancer and I know what I’m talking about. The FIX was in! When this becomes a weekly series I probably won’t watch it because it is now a popularity contest. The BEST dancers have NO chance of winning EVER!

  38. DaddyGoodTimes Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 11:08 am

    The FIX was in for Kelly and Alec!
    John and Charlotte were the best BY FAR!!!!!!!!
    I’m a ballroom dancer and I know what I’m talking about. The FIX was in! When this becomes a weekly series I probably won’t watch it because it is now a popularity contest. The BEST dancers have NO chance of winning EVER!

  39. Rosemarie Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 11:08 am

    I was very disappointed in the scoring – Kelly and Alec’s performance was not worthy of 3 10′s. But I was troubled by the whole scoring system. Has the winner been decided before the dancing began? Did people at home vote for Kelly because they like her character on a soap opera? That first week they won the popular vote for being an underdog, not for good dancing. Rachel should not have lost to them.
    Anyway, competition aside, it was a lovely thing to watch, and a nice change from violence, intrigue, sex, illness, – all the things that fill our screens these days. I really enjoyed the program.

    This is not important enough to get all upset about, but I think the producers of the program need to re-think the scoring system if they do this again. Perhaps the judges’ votes should count twice, or it becomes a popularity contest.

  40. Shelley Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 11:47 am

    What a sham. It was rigged and fixed from the beginning. John and Charolette were the true winners. Just like everything else in the world all you got to do is show a little T&A and you can have it all.

  41. Steve Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 11:48 am

    It would have been nice of ABC to inform the public six weeks ago that this competition already had a chosen winner. Most of us would not have wasted our time watching and voting. The executive at ABC responsible for this “Bull***t” needs to be fired. No perfect 10′s given throughout the competition but amazingly all three judges gave 10′s on the last dance of the last night. Yea, right! John & Charlotte are king & Queen of dance. ABC SUCKS

  42. EI Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 11:57 am

    My husband and I rearranged our evening so we could watch the final episode of a program that captured our attention. (We are 63 and 68). The judging was clearly rigged, as the tapes will show of the 10-10-10 performance. A slip is not a 10 in my book! Give me a break. It is unethical and most disappointing. The real winners were John, Charlotte and John’s wife, who was graciously honored!

  43. EI Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 12:02 pm

    My husband and I rearranged our evening so we could watch the final episode of a program that captured our attention. (We are 63 and 68). The judging was clearly rigged, as the tapes will show of the 10-10-10 performance. A slip is not a 10 in my book! Give me a break. It is unethical and most disappointing. The real winners were John, Charlotte and John’s wife, who was graciously honored!

  44. Bob H Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 12:09 pm

    I enjoyed watching DWTS until all three judges gave 10′s for that last dance routine. The only 10′s in the entire competition!

    What are the mathematical odds of just one 10 popping up in the last dance and what would the odds be for two 10′s?

    For three 10′s to be awarded it must be astronomical!

    Yes, I actually said “FIXED” out loud when I saw those amazing 10′s.

    ABC, you are such a loser, such a pathetic loser – (along with your pathetic judges).

  45. DJGerm Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 12:11 pm

    Okay…. it didn’t come out right, and that is a result of viewer voting, which obviously went heavily in favor of Kelly. I think the answer is that the next time (if there is one) you can still have “expert” commentaries to summarize what was seen, but have judges who ONLY score, and don’t HAVE to put up a front as to what they liked and didn’t like. Have the judges score be worth 75% of the total, and the audience vote 25%. KEEP THE SCORES CUMULATIVE over the run of the show. Ties in the early running can be decided however, but the tie-breaker for the finale should be a small pool of folks in the LIVE AUDIENCE.

    I’ll watch the show again if it runs, but the judging and scoring need to be changed. This result is purely due to a flawed system that needs to be fixed.

  46. Heather Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 12:42 pm

    Great entertainment over the past few weeks until the final minutes of last night’s show…the show and its judges have lost all credibility. How unbelievable that a routine so filled with mistakes could get the only perfect score of the series. Huh?????? I won’t waste my time watching the next season.

  47. Duane Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 12:47 pm

    Yeah, throw my vote in as well for obvious fix. It seemed fairly obvious to me after Kelly even survived the first week that she’d make it all the way to the finals, which personally I wouldn’t even really mind, as it makes a good story for people to cheer. But to win? And to get a perfect score, when no one else got even a single 10? Way, way over the top. As has been pointed out elsewhere, the audience vote was actually for last week’s dancing, and last week she had a pretty mediocre week, scoring only 25 and 22 from the judges, whereas John and Charlotta got two 27′s.

    The only way it could have been more over the top would have been to give John one 10 (which would have given him the honor of “first 10 awarded”) and then give Kelly all 3.

  48. KathyE Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 12:54 pm

    I just want to know what dance routines the judges were watching. It was obvious to me that I must have been watching something entirely different. I am not a dancer, but it was apparent to even a novice that this competition was fixed. I am not a “fan” of any of the contestants and would have enjoyed seeing any of them win….IF they truly deserved the win…Kelley, however, did NOT deserve to win. I was extremely disappointed that the “judges”?? would so blatantly compromise their integrity. Shame on ABC!!
    John and Charlotte were graceful, balanced, in step, rhythmic and generally embodied all that makes us love dance. They are the true winners and I am sure that most of the viewing audience knows that also.

  49. ThePef Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 1:29 pm

    Well, that did it for me and my wife. We actually enjoyed the show, up until the perfect 10s were awarded. We aren’t experts, but one of the beautiful concepts behind dancing like they do, is unison. I felt that watching John, but definitely not Kelly. I can’t see how they could have possibly received 10s.

  50. Beverly Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 1:31 pm

    It was obvious that the wrong couple won!
    Kelly and Alec made a few mistakes…and did not deserve the perfect score!!!
    John and Charlotta were the true winners….I won’t watch this show again!! Too bad….I really liked it…but the end result was fixed!!!

  51. Mikki Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 1:32 pm

    10 out of 10 is a perfect score. A perfect score implies a perfect dance. Falling, stumbling, missing steps and being out of sync with the music and your partner is not a perfect dance… Since Kelly’s dance included all the errors listed above, how did any let alone all of the judges give her 10′s? Not only did John and Charlotte lose their well-deserved title but the judges lost their integrity in last night’s finale!!!!

  52. Christine Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 1:34 pm

    I know nothing about ballroom dancing and even I noticed the clumsy mistakes of Kelly and partner. I was stunned by the 10′s. I won’t watch it again. The judges destroyed their credibility.

  53. Mary Lou Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 1:36 pm

    I think everyone needs to just get over it already! Kelly and Alec have won the DWTS competition, so that is that! Everyone is entitled to their opinion. But like mom always said if you can’t say something nice ……. don’t say anything at all! There is nothing wrong with someone expressing their opinion that they thought John danced better but to keep going on about how the show was fixed and blasting ABC and Kelly, and to keep calling Kelly nasty names is just being childish. And it is not a good example to set for our youth of today. So everyone grow up and start acting like the adults you are suppose to be. I think both John and Kelly did a good job and should be proud of how well they did. But Kelly and Alec were the better dance couple. And that is why they won!

    So Congrats to Kelly and Alec…Awesome Job!

  54. Janeen Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 1:47 pm

    Way to kick butt Kelly and Alec! Sour grapes do not become all the fans John and Charlotte had. Everyone did a great job! Congrats to all the dancers for fine performances and keeping us entertained week after week and congrats to the winners, Kelly and Alec!

  55. adrian Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 2:08 pm

    I just cannot believe that people are that sick and jealous of this girl. Kelly was the best dancer along with Alec. Why are people so jealous of this girl? I just wonder who is behind all of this. Someone needs to get a life. Why won’t they spend their energy on praying for the many people over in LONDON who have lost thir lives and famalies in this terrorism attack? Why spend so much negative energy on this issue. IT IS ONLY A “TV” SHOW. JOHN AND CHARLOTTE WILL GAIN MONEY AND PUBLICITY FROM THIS “TV” SHOW.

  56. Jan Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 2:12 pm

    I really enjoyed this show up until last nite – it was so totally fixed – how all of a sudden they could award 10′s across the board when even one 9 might have caused a tie – but oh no we can’t have a tie. So they wanted an ABC star to win the ABC show – they should never have had anyone from ABC on that show – It was so totally disgusting – watching and elegant Charlotta and a Fred Astaire real dancer in John loose to a playboy centerfold – soap star – I am still outraged! ABC you constantly prove that you care not about anything true and good – but those 3 judges really should be embarrased!!

  57. Bajangal Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 2:13 pm

    i wish everyone would just stop talkin about it scam or no scam they won an i personally agree it with those were my favourite so congrats!!!!!LOOKIN FWD 2 NEXT SEASON

  58. Dave Diehl Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 2:23 pm

    “The reason Kelly won was because she deserved it! She pours her heart and soul into her performances, gives everything she has and doesn’t make stupid facial expressions to do it either…If it were fixed, please tell me what ABC would get out of it by fixing it to where Kelly would win.”

    Can you say publicity? Can you saw Good Morning America plug?

    I ballroom dance. John did a great job, great technique, execution, expression, etc. Wonderful. I saw NO mistakes. I saw lots of mistakes on Kelly’s part. 10s? Give me a break.

    Yes, Kelly worked her butt off but so did John. That’s not an excuse for winning.

    What a bad, bad week for TV. First the absolutly lousy job MTV did on Live 8 and now this. A fixed result.

    I think I’ll go read a book.

  59. Chris Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 2:41 pm

    Although John and Charlotte were my favorites all along, I wouldn’t have minded seeing Kelly and Alec win. She did improve so much during the show. But what makes it seem fixed were the 10′s.

  60. Christine Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 3:31 pm

    What the Kelly supporters don’t realize is that what we are complaining about is the perfect 10′s awarded the couple. Their dance was a mess! I was cringing after because I thought the judges were going to rake them over the coals. I was shocked at those scores.I agree that Kelly put her whole self into her routines, but that was nasty last night.

  61. D.W. Griffith Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 3:41 pm

    Turns out the reason Kelly is so good at dancing like a stripper is that her first film experience was in SOFT PORN.

    This is a little fact that ABC happened to leave out of her bio.

    No wonder she scored so big at shaking her moneymaker.

    Some of her PLAYBOY photos can by found here:

    http://www.tiasbuenas.com.ar/images/K/Kelly_Monaco_5.jpg
    http://deathsbest.picturetrades.com/D%5CDS_288_Kelly_Monaco_004.jpg
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  62. Sandra Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 3:53 pm

    Kelly won this competition because of the popularity vote. Kelly took risks while John played it safe. Kelly determination to improve (and she did improved each week) won the heart and the votes from not only her soap fans, but also some people who watch DWTS. I feel she did not deserved the three 10s score, but John did not deserve his three 9s score. They both should’ve gotten lower scores.

  63. dc Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 4:07 pm

    DEFINITELY A FIX!!! group I watched it with all gasped at the same time at the near drops and sloppy routine…how could that have been the winning “perfect” score dance?? Just a set up for the next show which should NOT happen!

  64. Angie Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 6:20 pm

    What a joke!! I just want to congratulate the real “dancers” in the show – John & Charlotte. You are the true winners. I love to watch ballroom dancing and you added such class.

  65. Angie Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 6:25 pm

    What a joke! I love watching ballroom dancing and the true winners of this competition were John and Charlotte. They were a class act too, unlike Kelly.

  66. Cindy Says:
    July 7th, 2005 at 7:04 pm

    What in heck is going on here!??!?!? Can you say “get a life”? Regardless of what K&A’s scores were from the judges, the deciding factor in a tie would have been the audience vote. Apparantly the Kelly fans were more dedicated to calling in and voting. John fans?….that means you have no one to blame but yourselves!

    Have a lovely day.

    And my thoughts go out to the terrorist attack victims in London!!!

  67. Robin Says:
    July 8th, 2005 at 3:04 am

    This is my opinion. Dancing with the Stars
    knew that Kelly had won the popular vote
    by the final day. I would love to see the
    final count by the way. Kelly had a stronger
    and larger fan base from the start than John
    and Charlotte did simply because she has
    more current exposure acting on a soap opera.
    I do not think the judges wanted to differ
    too much from the popular vote.

    Both couples danced well in my opinion and
    both had a few slip ups. Should 10′s be
    given for mistakes?

    Kelly should earn a 10 for her overall
    improvement from the start but should that
    be a consideration in judging? What
    happened to all the other criteria the
    judges had stressed for the past 6 weeks?

    If the final votes by the judges had been
    tied for each couple which I feel would
    have been more fair, the decision would
    have been made by the popular vote and
    this might have seemed more logical with
    less controversy.

    All in all, it was strange. One thing is
    for sure, I am going to miss watching
    John and Charlotte dance!

  68. C Says:
    July 8th, 2005 at 9:17 am

    From the webposts, it would appear many watching were outraged by the perfect scores awarded to Kelly—not necessarily that she won the competition overall. ABC should really disclose what the popular vote counts were for each contestant—maybe then, the speculation of whether the contest was fixed (ie, to guarantee that Kelly actually won, by the judges awarding her perfect scores) would be laid to rest. How can Kelly accept the trophy in good conscience, when she did not perform up to the standards represented by the honor? It’s a shame that a potentially fun show to watch has been ruined by the judges, who apparently were judging each contestant by different standards (ie, Joey). Too bad for ABC–

  69. diverdan Says:
    July 8th, 2005 at 9:39 am

    If this competition proved anything.. it’s that Kelly Monaco is hot! :)

  70. diverdan Says:
    July 8th, 2005 at 9:40 am

    If this competition proved anything.. it’s that Kelly Monaco is hot! :)

  71. BiG E Says:
    July 8th, 2005 at 9:52 am

    Can not believe a former porno actress with no talent won. John and Charoltte Rule!

  72. Anna Says:
    July 8th, 2005 at 2:55 pm

    GET A LIFE PEOPLE!!!!

    This is what TV is all about, ENTERTAINMENT! The outcome isn’t always what we expect, you should all be used to it by now.

    Looking forward to next season.

  73. Pat Says:
    July 8th, 2005 at 3:26 pm

    I don’t watch soap operas so I was not aware that Kelly acts in one that is offered on ABC. I now understand why she and Kelly won the competition. But what a shame! I agree with other viwers that it was a very entertaining show to watch and that it took a lot of courage to agree to participate in the competition. Look at Evander Holyfield. What a good sport he was and what a trooper to try some of the very complicated dances. So….let’s not pin all the medals on Kelly’s ample chest. John and Charlotte were definitely the most consistent performers as well as being the best performers. I agree with some other viewers that an ABC employee should not be able to participate in the show, that the scoring procedure is badly flawed and that I will not waste my viewing time watching the show again. There is already far too much corruption in this world without having it spill over into a Reality TV show. As for the people of London, I certainly have not forgotten them but am trying to do as they are: carry on with life and not let the terrorists cow me.

  74. Phil Says:
    July 9th, 2005 at 12:13 am

    You mean that some reality TV shows are not decided by the producers ?

    Bo Bice Rules!!!

  75. andrea Says:
    July 10th, 2005 at 12:34 am

    As for those self-righteous people who make assumptions that anyone who is upset with the outcome of dancing with the stars can’t poosibly have any concern for what has happened in London–get off your high horse! I applaud Kelly for her improvement, and I realize that many people would vote for her since she was the underdog (and let’s face it, very pretty) but as a former gymnast, I really have a problem with the 3 10s. Up until the last few weeks, I really felt that the judges were on the up and up, but they have lost all credibility withh me, and I’m afraid I have lost any desire to watch the show again, and I am not alone in this. At least this has given me something else to think about, rather than be consumed by fear and dread.

  76. J. Taylor Says:
    July 10th, 2005 at 10:40 am

    The people who wrote negative comments about Kelly need to stop, grow up and realize we are in the 21st century. Looks do count, sex sells, etc. Kelly did a fantastic job and deserves a lot of credit for her vast improvement since the first show. Kelly is a beautiful women. Did that possibly play a part in the outcome? Possibly. But like I said, we are in the 21st century. For those who say they will not watch the next contest if there is one. Trust me, there will be enough people watching to make up for you not. Good riddance.

  77. Marianne Parsons Says:
    July 11th, 2005 at 4:05 pm

    I am very disappointed in the outcome of “Dancing with the Stars.” John O’Hurley and Charlotte Jorgensen were the best by far. Beautiful, smooth and a pleasure to watch. The girl Kelly was stiff and you could feel her struggle as she danced. I was shocked when the judges gave them 3 tens. So for me it was just another TV Show. Not out for the art of dance! Too Bad, I loved it in the beginning but why watch something artificial. Thanks for your time.

  78. P Holton Says:
    July 13th, 2005 at 12:51 pm

    Such a horrible disappointment – I am so glad so many others share my views – by the way, thought it most interesting when the host said to Kelly “Company Synergy, huh?” – Gee, does anyone need more proof the FIX was in! John and Charlotte ROCK! The judges aren’t fit to judge a cow milking contest and should be truly ashamed. What was the popular vote? Why won’t you disclose those numbers? Not that they would be the true numbers anymore!

  79. M. H. Says:
    July 13th, 2005 at 1:50 pm

    I think most of the comments against Kelly and Alec are from Women and are sour grapes, john and charlotta were great also but they didn’t win, so get over it. Kelly deserved to win,just for holding it all together in episode 3 or 4 ?? and continuing to perform the dance. I watched all episodes except the 5th our light ‘s went out from a storm, and can’t wait for another series

  80. Misha Constantapopoulis Says:
    July 13th, 2005 at 2:21 pm

    All this “controversy” does is add to ABCs ratings. More people hear it, more tune in to see for themselves. The next show will draw more. I state no opinion on the outcome. Some will side against either view. Don’t think your petitions will have the desired effect however. The executives are basking in the attention.

  81. kr Says:
    July 15th, 2005 at 8:33 pm

    Those who say that TV should be about entertainment are correct. However, count me among those who are NOT entertained by ABC’s obvious contempt for our intelligence. If Kelly had danced well, then I’d be disappointed that my favorite lost, but I’d deal with it as an adult. But to watch the judges absolutely *GUSH* over an obviously flawed routine, calling it the “best of the SERIES” (!), I knew that we (along with John and all the other dancers who had worked so hard for so long) had been set up. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. My friends and I will not be wasting our time again.

  82. suzy Says:
    September 21st, 2005 at 6:32 pm

    personally, i think comparing the two final dance ruetines is like comparing apples to oranges. John’s rutine was elegant and simple where as kelly’s was sexy and more modern. i thought both performances deserved to win because they were both different types of dances and both were done well. i did think it was a little farfetched to give kelly’s dance a perfect score, but oh well. it’s a tv “reality” show. move on

  83. maria Says:
    September 22nd, 2005 at 11:12 am

    I think they both are great. John does better with slow dances then Kelly, he’s more graceful then her. Kelly does better with the fast up beat dances then John, she’s sexy and she’s not as stiff as John. I think the right person won. Kelly’s routine was much more intresting then John’s. John’s partner is the one who is an amazing dancer, not John.

  84. mariana Says:
    September 22nd, 2005 at 8:48 pm

    kefvg f

  85. Anonymous Says:
    September 23rd, 2005 at 1:36 pm

    well check out those judges – 3 pieces of ca-ca-doodle-doo as far as judges go, i think.

    would prefer randy, paula, and simon for that matter compared to these 3 DWTS judges….

    …..as in jackson, abdul, and cowell…for the dense…..

  86. Jenna Says:
    July 9th, 2007 at 8:05 am

    In response to the comment “I also understand each of the customes were designed to ‘fit’ the personality of the woman. We all know what kind of woman Kelly is.”
    Posing nude doesn’t make someone a slut or a bad person. FYI, she’s been with the same man for over 14 years. Do not confuse the people who buy Playboy with the young girls who are exploited in it. Kelly is a good person, and a talented actress.

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