February 17, 2006 12:36 AM by Joe Blackmon
ABC changed the scoring system to give the judges and viewer voting public equal weight in determining the outcome of Dancing with the Stars 2. However, some of the judges are being exceptionally vocal about who they want to see gone. First, Len Goodman told Master P that “it is time to go,” and now he appears to have set his sites set on Jerry Rice.
Jerry Rice and Anna Trebunskaya receive 41 out of 60 points for their two dances, which gives them the lowest total score of any of the contestants. After Jerry’s first dance, Bruno Tonioli says “we’re really getting towards the final it wasn’t good enough.” After Jerry’s second dance, Len Goodman goes as far as to tell Jerry, “I can only be honest, against the others you’re the worst.” Carrie Ann Inaba is the only one with kind words, praising Jerry for his risk taking.
As much as the male judges slam Jerry, they lavish the praises on Stacy Keibler. When Carrie Ann Inaba has the nerve to say that she would like to see Stacy do a little more risk taking, the male judges attack Carrie Ann. Len Goodman argues “that you cannot do risk in a ballroom.” Bruno Tonioli exclaims “she looks like she’s talking about Sylvester Stallone in cliffhanger.” After Stacy’s second dance, Bruno Tonioli says “that was a visual feast of a cha-cha-cha.” Stacy Keibler receive 55 out of 60 points from the judges.
Drew Lachey and Cheryl Burke appear to be the couple destined to face Stacy Keibler and Tony Dovolani in the finals. The judges award Drew and Cheryl 55 out of 60 points, tying them in first place. Under the Dancing with the Stars scoring rules, two couples tied in first place get maximum ranking points.
Lisa Rinna and Louis van Amstel are the couple most likely to be the next main target of the judges if the judges succeed in getting rid of Jerry and Anna. The judges talk about how much Lisa has improved, but it’s obvious that they don’t put her in the same league with Stacy Keibler and Drew Lachey. Lisa and Louis receive 53 out of 60 points from the judges.