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Dancing With The Stars Results – Master P’s Shocking Elimination

January 27, 2006 10:58 PM by Joe Blackmon

Masterp_eliminatedNo one would have been surprised if Master P & Ashly had been eliminated in the first week of Dancing with the Stars 2.  No one would have been surprised if Master P & Ashly had been eliminated in the second week of Dancing with the Stars 2.  However, by the time Master P & Ashly made it through the third week, most viewers began to realize that Master P & Ashly had a very large viewer vote keeping them in the competition.

Whether the couple had a massive fan base or there were just a lot of people that delighted in antagonizing other viewers by voting to keep the couple in the competition, all indications were that Master P & Ashly were going to be around for awhile. That is why, as bizarre as it might sound, it was actually a shock when Master P & Ashly were finally eliminated in week 4.  While many viewers jumped for joy that someone they felt should have been gone weeks ago was leaving, other viewers were left scratching their heads wondering how it could have happened.   

According to the ABC rules, “scoring is divided evenly between the judges and the viewers at home.”  However, ABC has never clarified exactly how this is calculated.  A popular theory is that the contestants are numbered in their order of finish from first to last in regards to the judges scores and the viewer vote, and the position numbers are added together to rank the contestants.  If this theory is correct, then it would seem unlikely that Master P & Ashly would have been eliminated at this point in the competition.  Master P & Ashly weren’t even in the bottom two in week three, and all indications were that an organized viewer vote to keep Master P in the competition was only getting stronger.

Master P’s surprise elimination actually seems to suggest that there might be some type of weighted scoring system.   If there is a weighted point system, then a really low judges’ score or a really low viewer’s vote could essentially sink a couple.  Under a weighted system, Master P & Ashly’s elimination would make more sense, because the judges hit them with a score that was 13 points below the next nearest couple.  However, a weighted scoring system would seem to contradict that the “scoring is divided evenly between the judges and the viewers at home.”  The viewers would not have equal power, because the judges could sabotage a couple by giving them scores so low that it would be impossible for the viewer vote to save them.

Reaction has been mixed and heated among Dancing with the Stars 2 viewers.  While many viewers are just elated that Master P is finally gone and don’t really care how or why it happened, other viewers are suggesting that the show is fixed.  Some viewers are questioning why ABC doesn’t release the weekly viewer voting results.

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57 Responses to “Dancing With The Stars Results – Master P’s Shocking Elimination”

  1. musaffa Says:
    January 27th, 2006 at 11:49 pm

    I like Master P and his music, but, I didn’t like the way he messed up my brother Ricky Williams with that dog contract with New Orleans… I do like his music. But the man can not dance a lick, so it was time for him to go.

  2. bay_buoy Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 12:07 am

    I was just glad to see that someone finally came to their senses.Bye bye Master P. we hardly knew ye!

  3. Grace Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 12:57 am

    It’s about time P was let go!

  4. Christine Joy Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 12:57 am

    It’s about f&%$*!g time. Never have I seen anyone so disrespectful! Len was right…P wouldn’t wear ballroom dancing shoes to shoot hoops, why was he wearing kicks on the dance floor. P has lecft the building!

  5. Monroe Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 1:15 am

    A judges score of 0 would have been too generous for someone who is so disrespectful.

  6. Monroe Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 1:16 am

    A judges score of 0 would have been too generous for someone who is so disrespectful.

  7. Chris Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 1:24 am

    I won’t be watching the show anymore now.

  8. tvfan Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 1:47 am

    It’s true that the judges were probably TRYING to give Master P a bad score on purpose, but he kinda deserved it with that performance. Plus, even if it’s not weighted and it IS divided evenly, their 8 should’ve made some viewers consider why they were voting for such a bad couple. That’s what the judges are for, right? That’s what Simon, Paula and Randy do on American Idol…they sway the viewers with their critiques so it may not have been sabotaged, it may have just been psycological. I didn’t want Tia to go, she has potential!

  9. Sassy Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 2:08 am

    Honestly, it is truely amazing that he, not Ashley, lasted as long as he did. I think Monroe, in the above comments, is absolutely correct in saying that there was a lack of respect in his performances. Considering what all of the other stars have sacrificed throughout this experience and time spent in their training, compare that to what NEW record Master P was trying to promote, it is a complete lack of respect for his fellow performers. Just plain and simply a shame. My best wishes to the remaining stars and professionals. It is great entertainment. Suppose in retrospect, we should keep that in mind.

  10. heather Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 2:54 am

    what a relief not to have to watch p anymore…but i my heart went out to ashley…p put in an average of 1 hr a week practicing…

  11. SueG Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 3:40 am

    Eliminating Master P…certainly not ‘master’ on the ballroom dance floor. What a relief to finally not have to watch him flat-foot-it around the floorin those ridiculous shoes. Pity poor Ashly!

  12. Brenda Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 8:32 am

    It is such a shame that Ashly had to put up with trying to train this guy!! He didn’t even act like he was interested in doing the show. I can’t understand how he lasted this long. At least Tatum was more into it!!
    So long Master P, it was way past your time to leave.

  13. Betsy Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 9:31 am

    While Master P wasn’t as proficient as the other players, he came to the competition with only one week’s notice and showed a lot of grace of character. I saw growth in his dancing. Certainly, Master P was just as good or better than George Hamilton.

  14. Gwendolyn Turner Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 9:45 am

    My husband and I enjoy the show and we were happy to see the under dog MasterP gets far. The judges have to realize that thes stars are not professional dancers. I would like to see what the 3 judges can doin dancing,since they are so critical.

    Thanks

  15. Bob in Jersey Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 11:11 am

    The show is “fixed” because it has a fixed length of episodes which were announced before the series aired. To make the network add more and more episodes after the fact just to please a portion of the viewers, makes them look like fools! Eventually shows like this have to go away, so networks can present other programs that are at least as entertaining! Are people going to care about stuff like this in 20 years?

  16. Jennifer Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 11:33 am

    I beleive the judges do realize that they’re not professional dancers, but they have to be professional and critical in what they do as far as their judging since the bar will be raised for the next round. In any field, you have to live off of the feedback no matter how harsh in order to survive. I don’t see why it’s a problem now since they’ve been doing the same since the first season.

    Master P has had no excuse for what he was doing by the second week he was unfortunatly in. The second dance he had the ability to “make up” for having the handicap the first round. Still, all he’s been is less than a tool for Ashly’s 200% on the dancefloor.

  17. Ben in NY Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 12:30 pm

    My heart goes out to Ashley for having to put up with such a partner. For a professional dancer, those had to be embarassing moments for her. I give her credit for always holding her head high and doing her job. Master P should have been sent home in week 1. What a shame for the couples who left to early because of his popularity, especially when seeing his lack of dancing talent!

  18. larry waimon Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 12:33 pm

    Now the “real” entertainment can commence without the dreadful “P” factor! To avoid such resentment by loyal fans who threaten to never watch again, the show should follow the protocol of American Idol and permit “only” the judges to make initial selections “before” the home crowd gets to vote; that way this fiasco could have been avoided. The other concern that most viewers are upset with, is that you turn a good 1/2hr. show into an hour bunch of tedium with the annoying “recaps” & ridiculous HUGE “pauses” before winners are announced… Try not turning a pregnant pause into an entire gestation period!! Bad enough we have to suffer through so many commericals; lets move this thing along!!

  19. Richard Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 12:48 pm

    Thank goodness we wont have to watch that disresectful MaterP anymore. His dancing was a booring joke. Goodbye. Now we can get down to some real dancing

  20. Barby Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 1:03 pm

    I’m beginning to think they shouldn’t even have a voter phone in, it becomes a popularity contest not a dancing contest. Master P. seems like a nice man, but he has less talent for dancing than a circus bear. And his poor partner……..

  21. Charles E. Radford II Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 1:29 pm

    As a First-American, I’ve had a great deal of dancing experience both in Pow-Wows and on European-American dance floors. Even considering the differences between the judge’s, MP’s (or mine) lifestyles and backgrounds, it didn’t take much to realize, after watching MP’s sluggish and irresponsible exibition, sequence after sequence, that he would have given a much better performance as a donut-stuffed big city Cop close to retirement. Flat feet or not, Black or not, his unprofessional attitude left a great deal to be desired. He owes his partner, as well as the audience, an apology… although that’ll just barely cover his attempt to BS the viewers or to defame the judges with his insinuations that they misunderstood what he was all about. He failed miserably when it came to verbal attempts to cover his lack of accomplishment through failure to (1) understand the big picture – - and (2) p-r-a-c-t-i-c-e. Is he really so unsavvy as to believe his reputation in one area would be enough to carry him through an arena where accomplishment is paramount?! The judges and voters (I was one) were judging dancing – not MP’s genealogy, rapping, or ethnic background!! His speech at the end of his last ‘performance’ (sic) was embarrassing to hear/witness. He didn’t save face – he lost it, and more! In any culture, he’s old enough to be an adult – he should act like one. MP should come to the Reservation and pull that immature pitty-me, I’m-misunderstood-because-I’m-different crap! He’d grow up in a hurry or head for the hills – alone. Get over yourself, MP, and get real!!

    Now for ABC playing ‘I’ve Got A Secret”… I strongly encourage them to reveal the audience vote! After all, they reveal the judges’ votes. I’d like to see just how my opinion stacks up against the other voter’s opinions. I know other viewer’s feel the same – I’ve talked to them.

    I thoroughly enjoy this show and I hope there will be a Dancing With The Stars (DWTS)III.

    Suggestion: ABC or one of the networks, should air an ice skating and gymnastics competition similar to DWTS. Observing other’s accomplishments is exillerating and stimulating for us wannabes.

  22. Tina Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 3:28 pm

    Goodbye and good riddance to ye, Master P.

  23. Anonymous Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 3:42 pm

    Haters – nothing but haters – why have a show using participants with such disparate abilities? Is it only to get all over the ones that have the least amount of training and/or ability? Are these shows just setting people up to fail so that they can have someone to critcize and feel superior to? Is there no recognized merit in simply participating, trying something new and taking a risk? being willing to appear ridiculous on national TV? Give me a break!! Nothing but haters – all of ya’!

  24. Anonymous Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 3:43 pm

    Haters – nothing but haters – why have a show using participants with such disparate abilities? Is it only to get all over the ones that have the least amount of training and/or ability? Are these shows just setting people up to fail so that they can have someone to critcize and feel superior to? Is there no recognized merit in simply participating, trying something new and taking a risk? being willing to appear ridiculous on national TV? Give me a break!! Nothing but haters – all of ya’!

  25. Anonymous Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 4:20 pm

    It was really time for P to go – the aud kept him on as a joke and to defy the judges. But by Thursday night the joke had become, as Len put it, a little cruel. How tiresome to watch that lumbering obstinacny.

  26. Skyla Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 4:53 pm

    I’m so happy that Master P was voted off! And, as many people would say, it’s about time! Those judges were being kind to give him an 8 out of 30. He should have gotten
    a -30. I feel bad for poor Ashly who had to put up with his extreme disrespect. Hello, Master P, if you are in a ballroom dancing competetion, you were dancing shoes!!! I guess he never figured that one out.

  27. Bruce Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 4:58 pm

    If there is another Dancing with the stars, i am sure some rules will have to change. The respect for the show was about to go in the dumpster. How could not the producer forsee this or a possibility of what happened. Even thou the others were not professional they at least put there time in and we know who didn’t as it showed right from the start. A shame for ABC and hopefully will not happen again.

  28. Manny Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 5:18 pm

    master p should have won it and thats final

  29. James Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 5:20 pm

    “I would like to see what the 3 judges can doin dancing,since they are so critical.”

    Len, the British judge, was a professional dancer for many years. So he knows what he’s talking about. And he even wore dancing shoes.

    I’m just irritated that Giselle and her very talented partner Jonathan were eliminated before P (or George, for that matter – this show isn’t supposed to be about schtick). She was trying her best and look at how she was treated.

  30. freakgrrrrrl Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 5:22 pm

    See, what did I tell you. He did get voted off. Ashly said they deserved a better score than they got which is somewhat true if you don`t consider that the judges mainly judge the star and the fact that the show is already four weeks in. Ashly is a great dancer but that`s because she`s a professional. I was watching their performance very carefully just to see if P. was going to do something other than walk around pouting while Ashly did all of the work. So yeah, maybe they did deserve a better score. Just not THAT much better.

  31. Anonymous Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 6:29 pm

    you are a moron and that is final

  32. john Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 6:36 pm

    i very happy master p is gone, what a waste of talent, let the game begin.

  33. Lorma Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 7:38 pm

    FINALLY, he’s GONE! What took you so long? Now, let’s get down to some real dancing. This show hasn’t got the blood flowing like the last one. Maybe because of Master P? Probably. Just a suggestion if there is a next show. Cut the Friday night voting down to 1/2 hour, or better still have the winners declared that very same night. Just too much other junk on Friday nights. I am looking forward to the rest of Dancing with the Stars without MP.

  34. Ken from NY Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 8:15 pm

    When I saw P dancing i could not remember the movie it reminded me of. Then I saw Young Frankenstein and it came right to me!! P’s “dancing” was just like Frankie roaming through the countryside. Poor Ashley. What a trooper she was!!!!

  35. Robb Letts Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 8:47 pm

    I think it’s way past time that MP got the boot. He should have been gone in week one. The real shame of it all is that the contestants who got kicked off, while MP was kept on, were much better dancers and competitors than he is. It’s a shame they won’t get the opportunity to show what they could do.

  36. Deno Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 9:31 pm

    Finally, now we can return to “Dancing with the Stars” instead of “Dancing with the Thugs, I mean Duds” and all you crybabies can now dial “911 Kiss My A$$” and vote for yourself!

  37. Corinne Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 9:47 pm

    I think Master P tried his best but it looked like his partner was doing all the work. Dancing was not a good fit for him dispite his effort, it would not of been fair as far as dancing ability for one of the other couples to have been eliminated before master P was gone.

  38. Terp Sicore Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 10:48 pm

    I’ve seen trained elephants at the circus that danced with more style and grace. P pranced like the flat-footed circus elephant; unfortunately, the role called for dancing-not prancing…. Don’t understand why he was there to begin with.

  39. Tye Boyston Says:
    January 28th, 2006 at 10:55 pm

    yes I agree Master P’s attitude was very bad . and he did not works as hard as the others. But unlike American Idol these people are celebrities some have had dance experiance others have not.Of course
    Drew Lasay is great he ought to be able to dance he was in a boys band have any of you not seen his music video’s You just as well put Madonna
    or Janet Jackson.How can you expect this shoew to be fair. when each celeb are at different levels. With American Idol you get on the show because you can sing.
    Put people up agasinst each other that have the same amount of dance talent. Sure Master P was bad. He should not have been put on the show in the first. nor should George Hamilton. ABC get a clue from FOX make the show Fair.

  40. Ethan Daniels Says:
    January 29th, 2006 at 6:14 am

    I couldn’t figure out why Master P was around so long. At first I thought it was the race card, but since Jerry was consistently scoring better than Master P it made me realize race had nothing to do with it because Jerry is darker than Master P and he is getting more votes than Master P, both from the judges and apparently the viewers too. I finally decided it has to be a Scott Savol kind of thing like the last American Idol where there was actually a web page helping to generate votes to keep Scott in the race. I bet there was something like that going on for Master P too, a let’s keep the worst in web page. Fortunately though the judges’ votes count for half the tally so with P getting such a low judges’ score not even a large “let’s keep the worst in” turnout could generate enough votes to keep the worst one in. Well who is the worst now? My guess is they will probably have everyone vote to keep George Hamilton in because he is probably next worst after Master P, and since George actually has a fan base the “let’s keep the worst in” turn out could really make George the final winner. Tough luck, Drew. You have no chance against George if the P vote was generated by the “worst one in” count as so many here are guessing.

  41. Mernetta Says:
    January 29th, 2006 at 11:01 am

    I think Master P should have been kicked off the show after the first week. We as a “people” are trying to get away from that “stereotype”. Finally we can get on with a real competition.

  42. Ethan Daniels Says:
    January 29th, 2006 at 4:32 pm

    Well put, Mernetta, I was trying not to offend anyone, but you made the point I wanted to make without feeling a need to beat it around the bush like me. If this were Ann Landers I’d say sign me “timid white person” (afraid to step on anyone’s shoes unless they’re not wearing dancing shoes when they’re supposed to be). To balance things out I’d have been just as P.O.’d if Tatum or Drew or any other dancer refused to listen to the judges’ advice.

  43. chris Says:
    January 29th, 2006 at 6:14 pm

    i really thought that jerry rice & master p would be competing for the trophy due to vast amount of fans voting for them. it’s time that master p left the show. just go back to your rap music.you were so stiff and pathetic on that dance floor.regardless of how the score came out friday, mistake or no mistake on counting the votes, let’s all use our common sense,computer is not relevant in counting the score in eliminating master p. judges should have given him -0 since day 1.

  44. ellieY Says:
    January 29th, 2006 at 7:47 pm

    Thank goodness the insanity is over. I am truly sorry for Tatum ONeil and Giselle Fernandez. They were given a raw deal, especially Giselle. With her concientous dedication to practice, I believe she would be in the running with Lisa Rinna.

  45. Ethan Daniels Says:
    January 30th, 2006 at 5:56 am

    Well, too late for Tatum and Gisselle, eh? Tatum, of course, was blindsided and had no way to see it coming. Gisselle and the others, on the other hand, should have realized what they were up against and used a similar strategy — rallying web support — to stay in the game. I think if they had played their hands right they would still be in the race and P, George, and Jerry would be back in their street clothes because they all lack the grace abd skill of celebs like Drew, Stacey, Lisa, and a couple of the others.

  46. Definitely Not God Says:
    January 30th, 2006 at 9:49 am

    This post is amazing! So Master P can’t dance, so WHAT!!! He showed up and he tried. He didn’t practice enough for you, SO WHAT!!! At least he did practice. Maybe he didn’t realize how serious you “life less” people would take a show that was supposed to have been FOR FUN!!! It is people like those of you posting NEGATIVE remarks on this post and others that make the world an almost impossible place to live in! Does it make you all feel good to say NASTY and NEGATIVE things about other people. Yes, he is from the hood, SO WHAT!!! He was there to replace his son, who’s also NOT A DANCER. These are celebrities, NOT PROFESSIONAL DANCERS! So they weren’t all going to GET IT RIGHT! The judges are unnecessarily cruel! You can always tell someone when they are not doing something right, but you can be constructive in your criticism and encourage them to do better and to try harder! To Master P, the judges were just RUDE and you all accept this type of harshness as if it’s the American Way! You encourage this type of behavior. This was supposed to have been a FUN EVENT! Remember, there will come a day when WE ALL WILL BE JUDGED!

  47. Nicole Sims Says:
    January 30th, 2006 at 1:51 pm

    I have two favorites to win the Dancing with the Stars Competition, Stacy Keibler and Lisa Rinna! Wow, I didn’t think watching dancing on TV could be so much fun! My co-workers Bucky, Nancy and I have made this a Thursday night ritual at OasisCasino.com!
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  48. Nicole Sims Says:
    January 30th, 2006 at 1:52 pm

    I have two favorites to win the Dancing with the Stars Competition, Stacy Keibler and Lisa Rinna! Wow, I didn’t think watching dancing on TV could be so much fun! My co-workers Bucky, Nancy and I have made this a Thursday night ritual at OasisCasino.com!
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  49. Nicole Sims Says:
    January 30th, 2006 at 1:52 pm

    I have two favorites to win the Dancing with the Stars Competition, Stacy Keibler and Lisa Rinna! Wow, I didn’t think watching dancing on TV could be so much fun! My co-workers Bucky, Nancy and I have made this a Thursday night ritual at OasisCasino.com!
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  50. Nicole Sims Says:
    January 30th, 2006 at 1:53 pm

    I have two favorites to win the Dancing with the Stars Competition, Stacy Keibler and Lisa Rinna! Wow, I didn’t think watching dancing on TV could be so much fun! My co-workers Bucky, Nancy and I have made this a Thursday night ritual at OasisCasino.com!
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  51. Ethan Daniels Says:
    January 30th, 2006 at 3:08 pm

    Wow, Nicole! Either you *really* wanted to make a point, you’re new at posting to message boards, or you get so much spam you think you’re supposed to post the same message four or five times to make sure you get your point across. Well, you did, now I know I can bet on any of my favorite reality tv stars to win as long as I find the right casino. You named one, I’m sure there are others. I think you overdid it but I’ll refrain from judging after reading the comments of the previous poster whom, so it seemed to me, was directing her comments toward me, to remind me that I do shall one day be judged. More repetition, eh? As if I hadn’t heard that somewhere else. The point is there are shows we watch for fun and shows we watch to see the best win. And we are all free to watch whatever we like for whatever reason.

    My point is and was, however, that if you are watching a show that is trying to determine who’s best at something, you have a right to expect the best to win. When I watch the Olympics I expect the best to get the Gold. When I watch Survivor I expect the person who played the best to win. When I watch the “Cosby Show” or “Roseanne” or “All in the Family” or “The Jeffersons” or “Two and a Half Men” I expect them to be funny.

    Why bill a show as a competition if you don’t want to see the best win? Why not just tell the networks they have to meet a federal quota and allow a certain number of Latinos, Arabs, Russians, Chinese, and every other race or nationality a set number of wins in any competition shown on TV? If I recall correctly in many of the most popular TV sporting events black people do much better than white people. I never really cared and I enjoy watching a black person score hoops or homeruns just as much as I enjoy seeing a Japanese person, a Hispanic person, or a Caucasian person score. It is no big deal. I just think the prize should go to the winners and not the losers.

    In rap and neighborhood charity Master P is on top, in dance he made it clear he’s not. So he doesn’t practice you say, so he can’t dance you say, well tell me you’d say the same thing about your favorite sports stars — they’re there to compete too — do you want see see some total geek on the playing field take home the prize solely because he’s a total geek? Or maybe because his great grandparents were imprisoned in the concentration camps during WWII? It is unfortunate if they were and my heart goes out to those who suffered, but I wan’t around back then and neither was he, so why vote for him to win just because there was tragedy in his past or just because in some nations anti-semitism still exists today? That has nothing to do with being able to shoot a hoop or put on a pair of dancing shoes.

    After reading your outrageous post Ann Landers can now sign me as “nowhere nearly as timid as I was a dozen posts ago.” Remember too, judge not least ye not be judged. I had the feeling you were judging me, when in fact I was just making comments to let people know that I think a dance competition should be regarded just as seriously as any other sporting event despite what I said in my “timid” post two dozen messages ago about TV just supposed to be fun and how if I wanted to see people make the grade I’d be in night school or out at a sports event. I don’t where my head was when I wrote that — probably up my butt — because we all know there’s more sports on TV than any other single kind of show, perhaps with the exception of CourtTV type stuff (regardless of the network).

    Absolute bottom line: I don’t really care who wins, I just watch it to make my S.O. happy. But if I’m going to have to sit there two or more hours every week at least I hope for the best dancer to win.

    =====

    To conclude, I didn’t get online today to see who wrote disparagingly about my posts, I really got on line to say Master P should have been left in the game for reasons that have nothing to do with his ability to dance. If he is exposing kids in the hood to culture, to a kind of TV show they never would have watched if Bill Gates or Ellen Degeneres had been in the place of Master P, then it was good they allowed him to stay in the game just because his presence there encouraged those kids who need someone like P to serve as a role model. If you look at it from that point of view then I would agree it was a good thing to have him on the show. I got defensive instead though because you never really said why you wanted Master P. You just seemed to be stating an opinion without giving a clue why you had that opinion. At least I said why I had my opinions and I also said why I respect your opinions, or would, if you would only make it clear instead of jumping up and down like a kid in a tantrum.

  52. june Says:
    January 30th, 2006 at 10:21 pm

    What a dissapointment the show is getting to be each week.Last year was the first season I watched and I watched it because I thought that it was classey fun,and I felt like I was learning new things also listening to the judges opinion ect…But this year ….well to start I agree with all who said that master p could have showed up for practice and also worn shoes,I think it should be something that they have in the contract that they sign,if they are asking professionals to go out on a limb and guide them and practice every week with them ,then they should be respectful enough to show up in proper dress and also to show up for practice period.I agree I felt awful bad for that little girl who tried everything to get him to take an interest,and the week she passed him the shoes and he through them on the floor ,my blood boiled,how dare you treat someone like that who just gave you a gift,he talks of the hood,Im sure its not that long ago that he would never have known what it was to have an expensive pair of shoes of anykind,how quickley some people forget where thay came from.Also the other thing that really dissapointed me was when the one judge was screaming at the audiance to shut up,I could not believe that someone of his stature would use that expression,heres another show that started out very nice and dignified slowly or maybe not so slowly going to pots.

  53. Ethan Daniels Says:
    January 31st, 2006 at 3:25 am

    Good post, June, I think enough has been said. No one has to force me to watch Survivor or Amazing Race because who wins is always a surprise.

    Even in American Idol it is kind of a surprise because in my opinion the last three or four competing are all “star” caliper.

    So it is with Dancing. The viewer vote may have a lot of influence in the early weeks but as the show gets close to the end it will become clear that only the best dancers are going to win. Either that or if George or Jerry should win now that P is gone, it will again be due to decent judge scores along with improbably high numbers of viewers on their side (regardless if either one can dance). George will take the senior citizens. Jerry will take those most sympathetic toward sportcasters. The ultimate winner will be determined by the highest number of judge/viewer votes. If P had put on his dancing shoes maybe he would have been in the final three as well. In fact maybe the dancing shoes would have even improved his skill on the dance floor. He might have won fully on his own merits.

  54. Ethan Daniels Says:
    January 31st, 2006 at 4:13 am

    Oh, one more thing. I just reread this long thread of extremely redundant posts, with me being every bit to blame as much as the next person, but when I finally got near the bottom and reread the post by “Definitely not God” (you can say THAT again), I couldn’t help notice her comment about NASTY, NEGATIVE, AND RUDE and the fact that neither she, nor any other apparently pro P voter gave their name, not even an e-mail address, so what am I supposed to think about them? Are they afraid of one to one conversation? Embarrassed they’re taking sides with, as one poster said, a “circus bear?” Darned if I know. Especially since many of the pro P’s used words like “haters,” “moron,” and other terms to describe people whose opinions differed from their own.

    Well, it’s a colorful world, everyone. It’s good to an have opinion. Don’t hold it in. Spit it out and it’ll make you feel better. It may not make us feel any better but that’s the great thing about this forum. We can say anything that’s on our mind as long as it somehow relates to the show and the other messages in the thread, even if it only relates by the narrowest filament.

    As long as we can come together as a “people” when it really matters, e.g., Flight 93, etc., I think it’s fine to have different opinions about stuff that really doesn’t make us who we are in the day to day world. Isn’t that why we watch reality TV?

  55. to Ethan Says:
    February 1st, 2006 at 12:32 pm

    star caliber not caliper

  56. Like the Show, not the participants. Says:
    February 4th, 2006 at 12:44 am

    When participants are asked to be on the show they should at least have SOME dancing ability, but also more important to be mobile. All participants should be equal. It is the object of the professional to make that dancer better than the others but in this case I honestly don’t think the participants are equal. The Professionals are equal. The judging is horrible. How do they pick their dancers. Do they pick them from different ages, not thinking if they could dance. The same with skating with the stars. I think you at least have to be able to bend your knees either to skate or dance. (I won’t mention any names.) There is one dancer that just can’t keep the mouth shut and that is really annoying to me. When someone else is talking everyone should be listening but not that person. Oh well, it is just a show and I know I will tune in next week as I think Stacy and her partner are just great and I hope they win. JMHO.

  57. Doris Says:
    February 6th, 2006 at 8:39 am

    Master P should have taken off the show the first week. It is not a popularity contest but a dance contest. I quit watching the show after he was still on the show after the second week. The contestants that were taken off the show during the first, second, and third got a bad deal. They should have had more chances. He seems like a nice person but he is not even close to an average dancer.

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