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Dancing With The Stars Controversy – Did Jerry Rice Win The Final Public Vote?

February 27, 2006 12:08 AM by Joe Blackmon

Jerry_runs_trophyThe biggest unanswered question from the Dancing with the Stars 2 finale is who actually won the public vote.  The way the scoring works is that each couple is assigned a ranking point based on their order of finish in the judges’ scoring and a ranking point based on their order of finish in the public voting.  The judges’ score and the public vote ranking points are then combined into one total, and the couple with the lowest combined ranking point total is eliminated.  In cases of a tie, the public vote is the tiebreaker.   

The order of the judges’ scoring was revealed, so viewers know that Drew Lachey and Cheryl Burke finished first and received 3 ranking points, Stacy Keibler and Tony Dovolani finished second and received 2 ranking points, and Jerry Rice and Anna Trebunskaya finished third and received 1 ranking point.

For Stacy and Tony to be eliminated first, it means that they had to have finished in last place in the public vote.  Stacy and Tony would have received 1 ranking point for their last place public vote finish so their combined ranking point total would have been 3 points.  If Jerry and Anna finished in second place in the public vote, then they tied Stacy and Tony with 3 total ranking points, but Stacy and Tony were eliminated because the public vote is the tiebreaker.  If Jerry and Anna finished in first place in the public vote, then they finished with 4 total ranking points, one ahead of Stacy and Tony. 

Just because Drew Lachey and Cheryl Burke finished in first place and were champions of Dancing with the Stars does not mean that they won the public vote.  If Drew and Cheryl finished in second place in the public vote, then they would have received 2 additional ranking points.  When these 2 ranking points were combined with their 3 ranking points from the judges’ score, then Drew and Cheryl’s combined ranking point total would have been 5 points.  Since Jerry and Anna only had 1 ranking point from the judges’ score, a first place finish in the public vote would have given them 3 additional ranking points but only a total of 4 ranking points.  Drew and Cheryl would have won with either a first or second place finish in the public vote.

The irony is that if Jerry Rice did win the public vote then if Stacy Keibler had won the judges’ score, it would have likely created a three way tie, where each couple would have had a combined total of 4 ranking points.  Jerry Rice would have won the competition because the public vote is the tiebreaker.  If the judges knew who won the public vote then it could have affected the way that they scored the last dance.  The judges could have been reluctant to score the last dance in such a way as to move Stacy Keibler into first place, because it would have created a three way tie and handed the competition to Jerry Rice.  Of course, Dancing with the Stars did not reveal the public vote totals on the show, so it is not known if the public vote totals are even revealed to the judges. 

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92 Responses to “Dancing With The Stars Controversy – Did Jerry Rice Win The Final Public Vote?”

  1. carl Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 12:17 am

    i think that racism is very very prevalent in america, there is no way jerry rice should have beet stacy, i beleive i am done watching shows of this nature for the best surely did not make the top 2, it is not a contest for dancing it is a competion between popularity of race and popularity.

  2. Olivia Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 12:35 am

    I’m so sad that Stacy did not win. She the served the first place she is the only one who really dance the ballroon dance properly and this is not a Ballroon dance competion is a popularity show. :-(

  3. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 12:40 am

    Even with a score of 30 out of 30 Stacy did not win, so stop whinning about it and get over it. Stacy did not deserve the mayority of the 30 out of 30 votes, yet when we complain about it you go all crazy on us. And it is “deserved” not the served. I do think that Stacy should’ve won second place, if we’re basing on the dance and then Drew would’ve still won because he was the best. Stacy kept repeating the same thing and Drew went for something more challenging. Either way, Drew deserved to win and Stacy should’ve won 2nd place. I guess getting almost naked didn’t work for Stacy =(. Hey children watch this show! Is that appropiate for children?

  4. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 12:55 am

    Please! What controversy. Either way, Stacy could’ve only one 2nd place. There is not controversy here. Last week’s dances proved everything. Just because someone was good during the whole competition until last week, doesn’t mean they will win. Stacy could’ve won, but her sleazy attitude from 2 weeks ago made her place in 3rd. This isn’t the first time she has been in the bottom 2. She has been TWICE, so people were expecting her to be in 3rd place. It was going to be between Drew and Jerry anyway. Jerry is not the best dancer, but always chose original dances and gave 100% of him. He didn’t complain(nor the other couples) about injuries to the point they would use it as an excuse, like Stacy. Stacy chose the same dances 5 times in a row and with the same coreography. Nothing new. She did deserve 3rd place.

  5. Ian Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 12:58 am

    What happened today with Stacy? Again she was upset about being in 3rd place. Again you could tell she was angry, not sad, but angry. Jerry was a great loser. Instead of being angry and ignoring everything and acting trashy, he applauded and congratulated Drew as soon as they announced Drew was the winner. What would’ve Stacy done? She would’ve being angry and would’ve taken out her claws, then congratulate them.

  6. U. Hurdit-Here Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 1:11 am

    Prediction for next season: In order to fend off suspicions of racial bias regarding the judge’s gypping Jerry out of winning (by low-scoring Stacy’s final dance), watch for Dancing with the Stars to find an African American who can actually dance for next season’s show. If she can dance and polls like Jerry, she will have no trouble winning it all which will remove suspicions about this year’s vote.

    Prediction Probability: Network Executives are spineless upping the probability of this prediction to a percentage in the high sixty’s. Prediction probability will be affected by how big of a stink people make about the possibility that the judge’s vote for Stacy was affected by the desire to withhold the win from spaz-mo Jerry.

  7. Jill Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 1:27 am

    What do you mean low-scoring Stacy??? She got 30 points

  8. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 1:30 am

    I meant manipulating the final score so that Drew stayed ahead of Stacy in the final tally. The judges knew what would happen if the order changed and you do have to wonder if being aware that a spaz-mo would win it all and completely destroy the show’s credibility didn’t alter the judge’s final vote. The point of the article is well-taken.

  9. Jack Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 1:44 am

    Okay, seriously, get over it. If the judges were trying to keep Drew in 1st place, they wouldn’t have given Stacy a pefect score tonight. Whether or not they knew what was going to happen, they still gave Drew a “low” score. Blame the judges for trying to keep Stacy in 1st place then. Drew won fairly. If you wanted to see something really unfair, then Jerry would’ve won. That’d be unfair. Last week also counted towards the viewer’s opinions. Geez, just because Stacy is in 3rd place, doesn’t mean it was unfair for Drew to win or that the system failed. Can’t you get in your head that some people just didn’t like Stacy’s dance? She isn’t natural gifted. She has taken dancing lessons. She was doing so good until she decided to pick the same thing over and over again, then blame it on her damn foot. Then after complaining about her stinky foot (keep in mind her foot didn’t hurt when she danced the Jive and she did so well) she talked about how the children sent her a long band supporting her, and used the sick children’s name to justify her foot. “Look, my foot is sick and so are those children and I’m like them, I go for it no matter what.” If she really meant that, she would’ve mentioned her foot injury, but wouldn’t have used it as an excuse. Stacy is excuses excuses, pretty and gorgeous, whatever you like, but with a horrible attitude. Oh yea, I’m sure the other couples didn’t have an injury. Poor Queen Stacy, let’s all bow and rub her foot. She should be used to it by now, especially if she danced the same damn thing 5 times. Where’s the effort there? I thought she was a great dancer. Well ,she isn’t as great as we all thought she was. She had her chance to prove she deserved 1st place, but didn’t these past 2 weeks, actually 3. She was in the bottom 2 twice. No system failed here. We all saw that coming.

  10. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 1:48 am

    The judges only made up 50%. Even if Stacy got the whole 50%, she could’ve gotten only 10% of the viewer’s vote and that’s still low. Actually, the judges were being generous and were trying to help her place at least in 2nd place, but failed. Some people just thought Jerry did a better job than Stacy, regardless of how good or bad they were. Drew was excellent every week. How come you didn’t think it was all unfair and that the system failed, when Stacy got the highest scores? Stop making up excuses like her. Grow up.

  11. Fancy Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 1:48 am

    I think Stacy danced like a true professional…whether fully clad or skimpily clad…and i strongly feel the “audience” vote should NOT have had that much clout in the outcome. I also don’t think the winner should have been pre-determined before the final dance. When they announced Stacy and Tony as the third place winners…it was all too clear that the much anticipated competition results had turned out to be nothing more than a mere popularity contest at a high school prom.

  12. J Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 2:06 am

    Here’s the point that the article makes (for those whose math skills are comparable to Rice’s dancing skills). On the final dance, with the popular vote in, the judge’s KNEW in advance what scores would determine the winner.

    They would have been aware in advance of their voting that if Stacy and Drew changed position in the Judge’s 50% of the votes that Jerry would win it all. So, the question the article brings up is did this affect the point totals they gave Stacy and Drew for their final dances. It is an interesting question because it shows that the judges did have the final say in who won.

  13. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 2:20 am

    If it was a popularity contest, Stacy would’ve won. If the whole thing was up to the judges, Drew would’ve won. Either way, Drew would’ve won regardless of who was up to decide the winner. What, are you jealous of Drew?

  14. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 2:21 am

    You guys need to make up their minds and know what you are posting about. When Stacy got the highest scores, what did you say to us Drew or Jerry or Lisa’s fans when we said it was a popularity contest? “OMG YOU ARE JEALOUS BECAUSE STACY IS BEAUTIFUL” so now that the papers have turned, I might as well say you are jealous of Drew. Happy now?

  15. Jim Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 2:31 am

    Is this some of manufactured “controversy”? Should they have given Drew bad scores tonight solely to turn this into a referendum on the public vote? Drew and Cheryl were never in the bottom two, so they must have been pretty popular. They already gave his jive a weaker score than it deserved tonight (27), probably to help keep him fairly even with Stacy.

    Stacy did very well considering that she peaked several weeks ago, considering that she and her partner Tony were openly hostile towards Carrie Ann Inaba on multiple occasions, and considering that she barely did more in the freestyle than wave her arm.

    I don’t know how she has been robbed, or how this is some affront to Jerry because he may have won the popular vote. I wish that just once this show could end without some fake controversy. Drew did a fantastic job all season. He deserved to win.

  16. J Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 2:36 am

    My suggestion is to read the article at the top of this blog. I am not getting how Stacy is even relevant here. She’s not the one affected by what the article is bringing up. She could not have won. The Judge’s vote for her would determine whether Jerry or Drew would win. She’s not even in the running if she finished third. The point is did the judges stop Jerry from winning. Since he was the lousiest dancer, would they have been motivated to stop Jerry and not let the show be thought of as a complete joke? Get it?

  17. Bailey Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 2:52 am

    I think saving the show’s credibility would have had to have been a consideration. Are we certain that the judges knew the result of the popular vote in advance of their final vote. If they did, as the article suggest, that should be fixed.

  18. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 3:07 am

    Stacy has nothing to do here. We all saw everything coming. I don’t know who said Stacy was the viewer’s favorite. If she was, then she wouldn’t have been in the bottom 2 for two weeks in a row. Just because your boner is complaining, doesn’t mean everything in the show is rigged or unfair, or whatever you want to call it. Jerry was popular. We all knew that. Drew did an amazing job during the whole season, so it is fair that he won. Stacy did a good job, but didn’t keep up the hard work by choosing the same style and dances, and bringing up her real attitude. Get over it, you will not change anything.

  19. Shawn Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 3:22 am

    Anybody who watched the show knows Drew and Cheryl were the best and most consistent. Since the best team won, what’s the problem?

  20. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 3:42 am

    I remember the Stacy fans attacking those who liked another couple. They called them “jealous” and told them everything was fair for her. Now that the tables are turned, what do you think now? Is it fair to call you jealous? Drew was the best because he gave it all and went for it and danced challenging coreographies. Stacy could’ve won IF she chose something that was 100% original. What did she pick instead? Jive. How many times has she done that?and same technique and coreography? 5 times. Is that fair? No. At this point, she should’ve danced something more risky. I mean if she really was a good dancer, but that proves she isn’t. Oh the injured foot! Big deal. They were all going through the same pain. Coming up with excuses is unprofessional. How come she did so well the Jive with an injured foot? Excuses, excuses.

  21. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 5:50 am

    I think the biggest reason they had 3 people in the finale, with Jerry placing 2nd, is to avoid what happenend last year. If it had come down to just Stacy and Drew, Stacy’s fans would be screaming for a dance-off, saying it wasn’t fair because she had to perform with an ankle injury.

  22. mary Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 7:22 am

    It’s interesting how hostile everyone becomes when their favorite doesn’t win. It’s just a tv show, folks! For one thing, this is a popularity contest. When Master P stayed in so long, there was something very wrong. Other couples went home when they were clearly better than Master P. Then when it was down to four couples, Lisa deserved to stay in over Jerry Rice. Hey, I know he tried really hard and he improved a lot and he had a great attitude, but he was not a dancer. His popularity kept him in, which is a shame, because people should vote on talent and they never do. Any time the American Public gets to vote, the outcome is always bad. Then there’re all these bad remarks about Stacy’s attitude. She was smiling the whole way. I never saw her acting bad or snotty. Just because she’s beautiful and did well, people want to pick at her. I believe her foot was bad, but I also think she played it for all it was worth, for sympathy. But, heck, if she danced on a bad foot, I give her credit. She and Drew were the best dancers in the show from Day 1, but Jerry Rice was kept in there by football fans. I thought it was a toss-up between Stacy and Drew. However, I thought Drew and his partner were much more original. Stacy and her partner did the same dance over and over again. Drew and his partner took chances and I think that put them over the top. That cowboy dance they did was phenomenal! Rice and his partner did the best they could with his limited abilities. I thought they were all good sports, but I never voted. And I am SO tired of race being brought into this on every show. Geezh. We heard it with O.J. and we heard in on American Idol and the list goes on. PEOPLE were in the competition. I wish people would stop finding fault with everything and just enjoy the show.

  23. C Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 8:59 am

    NOW LISTEN ….

    Stacy got from the judges a 30 of 30 Sunday.

    You have to admit her dance on SUNDAY was pretty boring! .. AND you say you want the public to vote on the BEST DANCER! – then CLEARLY she was NOT the best dancer Thursday when the PUBLIC voted! So how can you possibly say she was gyped?

    Sounds like you wanted people to vote for her due to ‘popularity’ instead of her DANCE on Thursday?!

    Quit talkin’ out of both sides of you mouths …… gettin’ old.

  24. C Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 9:01 am

    correction:

    I meant to say her dance on THURSDAY was boring.

  25. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 9:06 am

    Jerry had strong viewr vote and very much deserved to be up there. Stacy lost viewer vote weeks ago because she is a whiny, argumentative beyotch. Drew and Cheryl won because they deserved to and ABC had to get it right sometime.!!!

  26. carrie Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 9:38 am

    I don’t care what y’all say. U know and I know who won because they were the best. If the others that u wanted to win were the best then they would have but they didn’t so all y’all drew and cheryl haters wake up to reality, DREW n CHERYL were the clear winners of this competition.

  27. Karen Bunch Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 10:03 am

    Drew was the best overall, hands down. NO one else deserved to receive that award, and anyone who knows dancing, knows that. I think it should all be judged by the professionals and leave the popularity contest out of it. Then we will see who really deserves it at all times.

  28. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 10:34 am

    Then there’re all these bad remarks about Stacy’s attitude. She was smiling the whole way. I never saw her acting bad or snotty. Just because she’s beautiful and did well, people want to pick at her.

    See? So what about you? Are you jealous of Drew or someone else? He might be short, but he’s handsome, and way more handsome than his bro Nick. I think everyone notice her snotty attitude. You just don’t want to see it. When she was in the bottom 2 and they announced that Lisa was eliminated, she didn’t act. She acted angry. You could see it on her face. Then it took her until the end of the show to hug Lisa bye-bye. Not our fault you didn’t see it. Compare that to Jerry’s attitude when they announced that Drew was the winner. What did he do? SMILE and went to congratulate him (of course someone told him to step back for a moment). This is a dancing competition about stars who are NOT DANCERS. Stacy was a dancer throughout her whole life. Drew only received trainning for a specific dance on his movie. Jerry has never received any dance lessons. So, at least Drew won because it could’ve easily being Jerry if we’re following the real format. Either way, Stacy would’ve placed third and we’ve seen it coming for these past weeks.

  29. April Hirsh Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 10:36 am

    Jerry and Anna were the legitimate winners…I’m very upset.
    Yes, Jerry and Anna ranked number one in the audience vote. That’s why the judges ensured that Stacy came in second to Drew with their votes. Otherwise, it would have been a three-way tie (4 for each pair) with Jerry 3 with the viewers and 1 with the judges, Stacy 2 with each and Drew last with the audience (3) and 1 with the judges. The real loser is ABC, which did not realize the treasure that Jerry is–a 21st century Cary Grant.

  30. Jake Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 10:38 am

    I wish people would stop finding fault with everything and just enjoy the show.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I wish people like you would stop accussing and assuming what’s false. Just because we liked someone else doesn’t make us jealous. No one has said Stacy wasn’t pretty. They were pointing at her trashy behavior from the last weeks. She blew everything because she took it for granted and because she thought landing her butt in front of the judges and posing almost nude would get her votes. She said it at the beginning, to vote for her before the photoshoots. Lisa could’ve dressed slutty also, but at least she didn’t go around using children for excuses and posing almost nude for votes.

    Stacy can do whatever she wants, but children watch this show and they learn. It’s a shame.

  31. April Hirsh Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 10:39 am

    In addition…

    Drew spent six months in the musical “Rent.” So, he was in a musical for six months and he could not dance? I think not.

  32. Harry Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 10:43 am

    If you wanna talk about controversy, then blame the judges. They were trying to advance Stacy to 2nd place. They tried to help her by giving her a 30 out of 30 when she didn’t deserve. Oh, but yea I’m jealous because I voted for Lisa and not for Stacy. And I’m a guy eh ;). If you want to argue about something and give that liver a little bit of work, then blame it on the judges. Why does it surprise you? Everyone saw it coming. Jerry has always had the viewers’ votes. Stacy was in the bottom 2 for 2 weeks in a row. That says something, doesn’t it? Look at how Stacy and Tony reacted when they were giving bad comments. They couldn’t take it. They were upset. Jerry was, too. But at least he was used to it and didn’t blame everything on his injuries and didn’t complain about it. Instead, he went for it, and worked even harder. What did Stacy do? Danced the same Jive 5 times in a row. Who worked harder? Jerry. If Stacy danced something different and something more original, she could’ve easily won or won 2nd place. She had her chance. It’s not our fault she blew it.

  33. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 10:49 am

    In addition…

    Drew spent six months in the musical “Rent.” So, he was in a musical for six months and he could not dance? I think not.

    Do you what trainning for movies is? For six months, someone doesn’t get private classes. They rehearse in a group. He didn’t learn ballroom dance. Six months trainning doesn’t do much because those six months are not really only focus on the dancing. And I know that for a fact. Try going to productions of movies or musicals. I seriously doubt he got THAT good in just six months. At the beginning of the show he wasn’t the BEST BEST, but still he was good. It’s not his fault he’s an actor and he can deliver a message. Stacy had years of trainning since she was little, then cheerleading. At least she could’ve danced a little better or show off more feeling and picked challenging dances regardless of what it is. Have you seen the olympics? In the women’s ice figure skating? The chinese girl fell and was injured and instead of complaining and making up excuses, she went there and skated again. Take that for example. That’s even more painful than a damn foot injury. Stacy should’ve be used to it by now.

  34. Jane Doe Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 10:56 am

    The judges have been judging dancers for a long time. If one dancer never got a single TEN how could that dancer beome number TWO in the finals? My thinking is the public voting sucks big ones. It should be a judge only or contestant only vote like Survivor. If Drew hadn’t won I would NEVER watch the show again until they changed the weight of the public vote, but since Drew won I am sure I’ll watch it again. I just hope there is no rematch like with John Hurley. Old people wanted Hurley to win and they made sure he did and that sucked too. I’m not a racist as you can see from my opinion about Hurley. My point is it should only be a BEST DANCERS competition and not an AMERICA’S SWEETHEART thing. There are other shows for that kind of thing.

  35. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 10:57 am

    Okay, since you want to use your “logic.” Here are some facts first:

    -Stacy was in the bottom 2 for these past 2 weeks. Therefore, we all knew she wasn’t gainning the viewer’s votes.

    -Jerry has always gotten the viewer’s mayority vote, or Drew. So we all saw it coming.

    Stop trying to prove Stacy’s 3rd place is unfair. Okay, so if we’re going with the rules. Contestants cannot have any pro dancing background. Drew didn’t have any pro dancing background. So okay 2nd place. Stacy did so out of the competition. Jerry didn’t so he wins. Is that what you wanted? At least Stacy got 3rd. It should’ve be Lisa instead of Stacy. Who did the best job overall and during these past weeks? Drew. Who has improved the most?Jerry. Who has repeated dances and same coreography and came up with excuses and had a bad attitude? Stacy. Be happy that at least she got 3rd place. Get over it and stop complaining.

  36. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 11:01 am

    Okay best dancers? Stacy would’ve placed 2nd. She would’ve never won. Lisa was also the best. She would’ve placed 3rd. Drew would’ve still won.

  37. Rob Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 11:47 am

    Geez people, just because Stacy didn’t win, doesn’t mean everything about the show is unfair. What if Stacy won? Would you still think it’s unfair? Get a life. You can’t take away the title from Drew and Cheryl. Now, I know why you like Stacy so much. You act just like her. If she can’t get what she wants, she attacks or blames something else.

  38. Rock Critic Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 12:16 pm

    HOLLYWOOD HONEST – THINK AGAIN

    What is funny is that most you people think HOLLYWOOD is honest.
    Oh are you a naive fool.

    Hollywood will ALWAYS do what protects their interests. First Stacy (pole dancer – WWE) is as much a Hollywood outsider as Jerry (football – NFL).

    Drew is the ONLY person in the Hollywood suck-up club.

    I am always amazed that you people can never seem to catch on to this FACT.

    So, for the last time ALL THESE “CONTEST SHOWS” ARE FIXED. Why you ask; simple: MONEY!

    America is sucked in by the producers to have you invest your emotions in the SHOW. This sucks your money into the phone calls and gets you to buy the “Trash & Trinkets” peddled by the advertisers. This is why it is called SHOW BUSINESS. It will be a business forever with known outcomes and no surprises.

    RC – out!

  39. mary Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 12:23 pm

    Okay, this is my last post because you’re taking everything I said and making it into something I DIDN’T say and I think you people are crazy. For one moment, will you people just read with an open mind? When I said Stacy didn’t have a bad attitude, I’m just saying I didn’t think she did. I don’t care WHO won. I have no personal investment in this and I just don’t care, the way you people do. Personally, I thought she and Drew should have been the top two because of ability. Okay? I am really glad Drew won. I never said I didn’t think he should. I thought it should have been between him and Stacy and I was glad it was Drew because I thought he was more versatile. I don’t think Stacy looked angry. I think you just didn’t like her so you read something into her every move. And yes, Stacy and Drew were dancers beforehand. That gave them an edge over people who weren’t dancers. So, to make the competition really fair, get ALL celebrity dancers who have had a background in dancing and can dance. But, that’s not what they did, so the competition wasn’t really fair. But, Jerry wasn’t a dancer, and there he was, 2nd place. It goes to show anyone can win if they have enough popular votes.

    Then I said I wished people would stop finding fault and just enjoy the show. That turned into – I was jealous and blah, blah, blah. What I really meant was, watch the show and enjoy it. Don’t read things into it. I just watched and when it was over I didn’t think about it anymore. I didn’t stew over it and attack people over the internet. Geezh. Have you heard about road rage and what nutty people do on the internet? If this is an example of how people behave, it’s scary. Some people can sing. Some people can dance. Some people can paint. Everybody has his or her own talent. Some are better than others. Each of us has an opinion, so if 30 people watched the show, there were 30 opinions. What is wrong with having an opinion? Please, just stop the insanity. I think Drew is excellent. I think every single one of the celebrities was a good sport. Imagine getting out there and doing that in front of millions of people. Some excelled and some didn’t. So, Drew won. What did he get? Some trophy. It’s not as though he won millions of dollars and the Nobel Peace Prize. I can’t get over the nasty posts. I was just having an opinion, but that’s not allowed if I don’t agree with you. And, next time, don’t assume I mean something when I say something very simple. You people are just sick.

  40. mary Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 12:26 pm

    People can’t have any fun because people take these Reality shows so much to heart that they get angry and start threatening people. It’s a TV SHOW. Get over it.

  41. John Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 12:26 pm

    I predicted last week that Stacy would come in a distant 3rd after her (and Tony’s) dismal and boring performance of the free dance. That lost her 1st place in the judges’ vote and 1st or 2nd place in the viewer’s vote. There was nothing she could do last night to win.

  42. Bill Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 12:43 pm

    Stacy (pole dancer – WWE) LOL – Rock Critic

    Funny and true. Would you know where I can see her next?

    I have my dollars ready.

    Bill

  43. lsu Sammy Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 1:23 pm

    I didn’t get to watch Thursday or Sunday. Friend was supposed to tape it for me but didn’t. :( But I’ve been reading all the posts, and it sure sounds like the low classed slut lived up to her reputation. She can’t stand it when she’s not worshipped, can’t take critism, and is just pure trash. Oh, she didn’t get a win handed to her. The nerve!!!

  44. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 1:36 pm

    To Mary: You were the first one to assume ” Just because she’s beautiful and did well, people want to pick at her.” How do you know that? So first, don’t assume if you want others to assume about your posts. That sentence is another way of saying “you are jealous of how beautiful she is.” I’d give her credit for her “injured” foot if she hasn’t used that as an excuse. It didn’t look injured to me. She danced the Jive very well. That was just an excuse. No credit for that. Even if Stacy won, they would’ve been controversy. And it would’ve been worse because Stacy did not deserve 1st place. There’s nothing wrong about having an opinion. But you didn’t respect what their opinions on what they said about your posts, so don’t complain. Throughout the competition people have been calling others “jealous” “idiots” just because they didn’t like Stacy. Do you think that’s fair? No.

  45. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 1:38 pm

    People can’t have any fun because people take these Reality shows so much to heart that they get angry and start threatening people. It’s a TV SHOW. Get over it.
    ^^^^^^^
    True, but the ones who started were Stacy’s fans. Why? Everyone had their opinion on her and the whole show, yet the so called “fans” kept attacking us for liking someone else. If you want to blame someone, blame them. And now that the show is over, they’re starting again.

  46. SYLVIA TALIAFERRO Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 1:56 pm

    After Stacy was voted off last night, I switched to a movie channel. That indicated to me that this program is only a popularity contest. Anyone could see that Stacy could dance while Jerry was stiff and did little more than stand while Anna danced circles around him. Same for Master P. How did he stay on for so long? He didn’t even pick up his feet! This is my last time following this program. I don’t think the public should be allowed to vote – leave it up to the judges!

  47. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 2:14 pm

    If it was up to the judges, they would’ve still picked Drew. I agree, Jerry wasn’t the best, but at least he didn’t dance the same thing over and over and he didn’t make up excuses and took up criticism like a man and was a good loser. That’s something Stacy doesn’t have. That’s why she didn’t win. We all see it coming. Stacy was in the bottom 2 the 2 past weeks. So it’s not surprising. Oh, but yeah if Stacy would’ve won, of course it would fair, right?

  48. mary Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 2:31 pm

    I’m “assuming” people are jealous of Stacy because she didn’t make faces. She wasn’t angry. People were making things up that weren’t there. You can make somebody seem bad or good, depending on how you slant it. Anyhow, I don’t care if she was 3rd or 10th. I have a life beyond this thread. So, stay here and argue about a silly tv show. They won. They didn’t win. She said. He said. Junior high.

  49. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 2:35 pm

    The facts were there and thousands of people noticed it. Feel free to look at every dancing with the stars forum, and it is also men who have said that. But of course, they’re jealous, too. I guess you are too blind to notice because you like Stacy. She could’ve won, but picked the same thing over and over. That’s not professional. She came up with excuses and that’s not professional. She wasn’t a good “loser”, and that’s not professional.

  50. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 2:43 pm

    Whether or not you think it isn’t true that Stacy did not make an angry, it’s still my opinion and others. I thought you said you wanted people to respect opinions? Watch the entertainment news and pay attention the the video clips of Stacy. You will see the angry face. Watch the clips again and pay attention. Forget the fact you like Stacy. I used to like her until she started to do the same thing over and over, then her attitude. Now, if you still don’t see it, then that’s your problem.

  51. mary Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 2:47 pm

    I keep telling you. I don’t LIKE Stacy. I don’t LIKE Drew. I don’t LIKE anyone. It’s a show. I watched to see the dances and who would do what. I didn’t see what you saw and that’s okay. If you say you saw it, then you saw it. I don’t have to prove you wrong. If you want to thnk I’m wrong, then so be it. Go back and read your posts. You are borderline “rage.” Over a tv show. No matter what I say, you will find fault with it and tell me I said stuff I never said. What’s the use? Go fight with somebody else.

  52. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 2:49 pm

    Boy, you people are really crazy. Why are you getting so upset about everything? Do you do this about every tv show? Bet you have high stress levels.

  53. Tina Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 2:50 pm

    I didn’t see any angry faces, either. From anybody. Guess we aren’t angry people looking for anger.

  54. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 2:51 pm

    America is nuts. Is this how it is on a jury? People base stuff on what people look like and what they wear and what faces they make? I hope I never end up there.

  55. what a joke Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 3:07 pm

    Talk about a total joke of a vote. Stacy should have won the competition, not Drew. But then again, majority of the people watching are a bunch of overweight JAP-like heffers jealous of a beautuful woman like Stacy and instead voted for Drew who missed out on the cut for playing an OOmpa Loompa on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

  56. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 3:10 pm

    Now WHY does this have to turn into a free for all against somebody? I didn’t really care for Stacy and I thought her barely-there costumes influenced the judges, but I didn’t see any “faces” she made or any other bogus crap. Be fair, people. Oh, and the competition is over. Go back to your cages.

  57. J Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 3:33 pm

    To Reality TV Magazine:

    The talent of last year’s American Idol winner was recently validated when she won an Emmy. If Jerry had won I’m sure all hell would have broken loose in the media regarding what a joke DWTS is in comparison to its popular competition. The point of your article – that the judges were in a position to make sure Jerry lost and so save the show’s reputation – was interesting. However, whether the judges did this or not or whether they should have another vote after the final tally is in (that can alter the result) found little comment here. Instead, this thread like all of the previous ones on DWTS continues to be dominated by a person or people who feel they must use it to trash Stacy Kiebler who, since she could not win if the article’s assumptions are correct, was not relevant to the thread at all. In the future, it is probably best if you have people log in. That way it will be easy for other readers to skip over postings from those individuals who are just obsessing about a single topic for whatever reason they have to do so.

  58. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 3:37 pm

    I don’t know how this turned into a gash against Stacy. She got third place. She didn’t win, so why is everyone so upset? And to the last person who posted, the last American Idol winner, Carrie Underwood, did not win an Emmy. Kelly Clarkson, the FIRST AI winner, won a grammy.

  59. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 3:38 pm

    TV Reality doesn’t want anyone to log in. Then it wouldn’t get all these great fights on the boards. It’s what this board thrives on.

  60. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 3:43 pm

    Everyone is upset because Stacy did not win first or second place. And because they say Stacy did an excellent job and blah blah. Third place is good enough. Don’t complain. It’s over.

  61. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 3:45 pm

    Kelly Clarkson won the Emmy. You don’t even know what you are talking about. But anyways, it doesn’t matter whether people log in or not. People can still create multiple accounts.

  62. Jackson Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 3:47 pm

    Talk about a total joke of a vote. Stacy should have won the competition, not Drew. But then again, majority of the people watching are a bunch of overweight JAP-like heffers jealous of a beautuful woman like Stacy and instead voted for Drew who missed out on the cut for playing an OOmpa Loompa on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    —-
    This is a perfect example of the idiotic Stacy “fans” Just because we didn’t like her, doesn’t mean we’re jealous. And I’m a guy. I guess it would be more fair to say I’m jealous of Drew or someone else. Stacy did not deserve it. She deserved it way before she started to dance Jive 5 times in a row and same coreography. Then her attitude. Then she made up excuses.

  63. Marlon Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 3:50 pm

    Get over it people and stop fighting. No matter who starts. If Stacy didn’t win, get over it. Drew won, so get over it. It’s the viewer’s choice. It’s like American Idol. Carrie wasn’t supposed to win. She wasn’t the best singer in the competition and she was ignorant, so there you go, but people liked her. Her album was a success. If American Idol was rigged, Carrie wouldn’t have sold so many albums.

  64. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 3:57 pm

    Kelly Clarkson won a GRAMMY. An Emmy is an acting award.

  65. Fann Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 3:58 pm

    This wasn’t a dance competition, it was a popularity contest. Whoever had the most callers won. That’s what it came down to, since the three finalists were about the same as far as skills. Who LOOKED the best? Stacie. And, it not only came down to who the viewers LIKED best, it’s also about who the viewers DID NOT like. It’s impossible for women to like Stacie. Why? She’s a perfect 10 herself. There’s no way any of you could sit there and watch her dance and not be jealous. It’s human nature. But you’ll never admit it, maybe because you don’t even know it. I couldn’t breathe when Stacie was dancing.

  66. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 4:16 pm

    I’m a guy and I don’t like Stacy. Am I jealous? Everyone here who doesn’t like Stacy have admitted not liking her because of FACTS. They always said she was pretty, but that isn’t everything in this competition. Pretty or not she still didn’t win and we all saw it coming. Keep in mind guys also vote here. And this whole world is full of fake lesbians and pervs. If Stacy was really liked, then they would’ve voted for her and so therefore she would’ve won.

  67. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 4:19 pm

    Sorry I meant “Grammy” >_

  68. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 4:20 pm

    This wasn’t a dance competition, it was a popularity contest. Whoever had the most callers won. That’s what it came down to, since the three finalists were about the same as far as skills. Who LOOKED the best? Stacie. And, it not only came down to who the viewers LIKED best, it’s also about who the viewers DID NOT like. It’s impossible for women to like Stacie. Why? She’s a perfect 10 herself. There’s no way any of you could sit there and watch her dance and not be jealous. It’s human nature. But you’ll never admit it, maybe because you don’t even know it. I couldn’t breathe when Stacie was dancing.

    Well, I guess you are jealous of Drew then! Are you a fake lesbian or a guy?

  69. Ron Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 4:31 pm

    Woah, this has gone too far. How dare you guys accuse each other or accuse the viewers? How do you know it’s true? You call people who didn’t vote for Stacy jealous? Tsk tsk, remember guys also voted. Stacy has been in the bottom 2 for 2 weeks in a row. If there was really “jealousy” she would’ve been eliminated since Day 1. Admit it. You want people to admit, but admit that Stacy didn’t do a good job last week. That cost her 1st place. She danced the Jive like 4-5 times already. That’s why people decided to vote for Jerry so he can get in 2nd place at least. At least he did a much better job last week. Get over it, and go on with your lives.

    If you don’t like Stacy, you are jealous.
    If you don’t like Lisa, you are jealous.
    If you don’t like Drew, you are jealous.
    If you didn’t vote for anyone, you are jealous.

    So what if you hate your teachers? Can we say you are jealous, too? What if someone likes the tv series Lost, but other doesn’t. Does that mean the person is jealous of the cast? Stacy is not the prettiest in the world. There are people who don’t like Stacy, but like Lindsay Lohan, or Keira Kneightley. So, if you don’t like someone’s opinion, that makes you jealous, too. You have to like EVERYONE because if you don’t, you are jealous.

  70. chris Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 5:26 pm

    I’m truly sorry that we have to go through this racial stuff all the time. MLK would be ashamed of his race knowing that people would vote solely because of race. It doesn’t matter if the man/woman has little or no talent, just get him/her up there. That’s not saying much for you at all. I have a solution for the next dance show:
    Make this one all black. Then see how long a MasterP or Jerry would last if they were chosen by talent and not color. Next year we turn tables and make it all white. Isn’t it nice that we’re going back so far when we’re supposed to come together.

  71. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 5:45 pm

    Jerry Rice is a millionare, I’m sure he could care less if he won this competion or not. He got to dance with the beautiful Russian girl for weeks. It’s easy to understand how he could be happy for the winner if it was Stacy or Drew. I think the right person won, but I don’t think Stacy should be that upset. Everyone knows her name and tons of people want to see more of her. She’s a winner too.

  72. Sue Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 6:00 pm

    What’s the point of this article? Who cares whether Jerry or Drew won the public vote? That’s why they designed the show so that popularity only counts for 50%. It’s a safeguard to ensure that bad dancers won’t win based on how popular they are in spite of their ineptitude.

    If anything needs to be looked into, it’s why the judges gave Jerry the same score they gave Drew when they are not even close to being on the same level. I’d understand if Jerry had at least shown marked improvement over the course of the show and they were grading him on that, but his final cha-cha was no better than his first. I’d also like someone to investigate why they even had this last dance that the public couldn’t vote on.

    As for Stacy and the idea that all women have to dislike her and be jealous of her out of human nature, what a load of bull. Her own female opponents talked glowingly of how nice she is. Please don’t assume that just because you can’t breathe when you see her she’s having this affect on everyone else. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Heck, I never even got why so many women drool over Brad Pitt or George Clooney. Josh Holloway is much more drool-worthy.

    Stacy has a very pretty face, but I’m not jealous of her. No offense to the other long-legged women out there, but I just don’t get why unusually long limbs are considered attractive. No, the reason I didn’t support her in this dance contest (and it was a dance contest, not a beauty pageant) is that she was a RINGER with 15 or 16 years of dance training.

    The “they’re just jealous” accusation is an age old cop-out people use when they don’t want to tolerate opposing views. It’s a cheap way to cut off an argument without having to entertain the idea that they may be wrong. Since people can’t read minds it’s impossible to prove you’re not jealous once you’ve been accused, and so the accuser walks away feeling smug no matter how much you insist they’re wrong.

  73. Rob Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 6:03 pm

    I just feel that this should be judged on their skills,and not popularity.And ladies put your claws away .Just because Stacy is A 10 dose’nt mean she’s a tramp all the other women were dressed skimpy.I don’t here any one bringing that up.

  74. Jane Doe Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 6:18 pm

    Whoever it was that said, ” If American Idol was rigged, Carrie wouldn’t have sold so many albums,” hasn’t been paying any attention to how many albums Rueben or Fantasia have sold. Kelly and Carrie are the only ones to have done really great, mostly just Kelly. As for race and what MLK might have thought about the DWTS voting, that is no issue. The only issue is whether they can dance. If they aired a vintage competition between Bo Jangles, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bill Cosby, Sidney Poitier, Morgan Freedom, Denzel Washington, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, and Beyonce Knowles the question of “race” would never enter my head and if Bill Cosby danced better than Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly (assuming they were each by magic I suppose performing at the height of their careers) I would still want the best dancer to win regardless, so if Jerry did get the most votes for any reason other than being the best dancer then you are right, MLK probably would have a problem with it because this is supposed to be a best dancing show and not Mr or Ms America.

  75. Petra Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 6:24 pm

    Drew and Cheryl did an great dance routine everytime. Stacy did Saturday night fever, it was boring and even the lift was bad.
    Jerry was okay but he shouldn’t have been in second place. But its all done now and now we can get ready for Dancing with Stars 3.
    Great job Drew and Cheryl. I voted for you.

  76. Carl Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 7:05 pm

    I seriously dunno where they that idea of everyone being jealous of Stacy just because they voted for someone else. It’s dumb. I haven’t seen anyone who hasn’t said that Stacy isn’t pretty. They were all sharing their OPINIONS(if you don’t respect them, don’t expect respect back) and were talking about things that really happened.

    1) She has had a sleazy attitude when Lisa was eliminated. If you didn’t pay attention, then don’t say it isn’t true. You can always watch repetitions and take pics and link them through here.

    2) She has bn in the bottom 2 twice (past 2 weeks).

    3) She used the “foot” excuse to justify why she didn’t dance Freestyle well. I saw her dancing Jive very well (the least you can expect after dancing it 5 times) and then the foot didn’t hurt, but of course what a coincidence, it hurt just when she was about to do freestyle. There is no excuse for great dancers. She had the chance to prove she deserved to be at least in 2nd place, but didn’t. If 1000+ people noticed her bad attitude last week, but only 6 people didn’t, the mayority will always will.

    We saw everything coming. So, the only part that’s a popularity vote is Jerry’s part, but we all knew that since the beginning. Stacy wouldn’t have won at all. See, her votes were so low, that even with a perfect score last night, she couldn’t even beat Jerry. I was in Dancing with the Stars forums and saw that the mayority voted for Drew, then second Jerry and last Stacy. And that was from women. I’ve only seen about 2 guys who voted for Stacy. Call the guys jealous now.

    If you want people to admit they might be “jealous” then admit Stacy didn’t do a good job. Until then, don’t complain or talk about admitting things.

  77. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 7:17 pm

    If you want to know what jealous means here:

    Someone is jealous of Stacy when they post how “ugly” she is.

    When someone posts that she doesn’t deserve to live because of her legs.

    When you vote for someone who isn’t Stacy(apparently this is the new rule. We’re all jealous because we didn’t vote for her. How immature).

    Now THAT would be jealousy. If someone comments on someone else’s behavior doesn’t mean they’re jealous. They’ve never attacked Stacy because of her body. Read carefully, it was:

    1)Her behavior
    2)How she was selling her body to win votes. Check out other Dancing with the Stars blogs to find links. She even said before the photo shoots that they should vote for her, or she’d kick their butts. Of course the butt part might’ve been a joke…or was it?
    3)The way she reacted when she was in the bottom 2 and when Lisa was eliminated(compare behavior to Jerry’s last night).

    Do you see anything attacking her beauty? Do you see anything that says “omg she’s fugly ugly.” Calling someone “slut” doesn’t make them jealous either. We all have different views of what a slut is. If some people think that Stacy acts “slutty” leave them. They’re not attacking her beauty either. So get over it.

  78. Keeler Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 7:36 pm

    Anyone that dances knows that Jerry did not deserve to be in the final 3, if the show was based on dancing.
    Jerry’s response to the judges low scores and negative comments were always the same. He would always say how hard he works and deserves to win because of that and where he came from not being a dancer.
    Well, if being rewarded as the winner comes from hard work and your background, there would be a ton of gold medal winners at the Olympics!!

  79. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 8:23 pm

    I think it’s true about Jerry. He and the other couples who didn’t have a dancing background made the show true. The show is about celebrities who have never danced professionally. If we’re talking about sticking to the rules, then Lisa or Jerry should’ve won anyway. They’re the only ones who have improved week by week. Lisa improved the most, so she should’ve won. But, Jerry didn’t win, so all good. Lisa should’ve placed 2nd then Jerry.

  80. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 8:24 pm

    Hey, Jerry is right. He has worked hard and everyone who works hard deserves to win.

  81. Anonymous Says:
    February 27th, 2006 at 10:37 pm

    I feel like I flashed back to the Bush/Gore election of 2000! Drew won, Jerry is more popular because he’s the most-well-known out of any of them. Stacy was in 3rd place for doing the Travolta that no one but Travolta should ever do in a competition. Judges votes are like the electoral college in the US elections, and the popular votes are like the ones in the real election as well. Just because Jerry might have gotten more call in votes did not guarantee him a win, since the judges votes in the end mean more, despite the 50/50 split. In the end, it was a cute dance contest for a trophy, not to decide who is President, so who cares who won? No one’s life changed.

  82. Anonymous Says:
    February 28th, 2006 at 1:46 am

    “Hey, Jerry is right. He has worked hard and everyone who works hard deserves to win.”

    EXCUSE ME??? So at the Olympics, since all the athletes work hard, they should just hand out gold medals to everyone? Jerry was in the NFL — do they give Super Bowl trophies to everyone just because they work hard? NO — these awards are presented to the BEST. And anyone who watched this show with even the tiniest bit of objectivity would have to admit that Jerry was absolutely, positively, unquestionably NOT the best dancer. Did he work hard? Of course. Did he have a great attitude? No doubt. Do I admire his perseverance to stick with it and challenge himself? Absolutely. His dancing definitely improved from week to week. But saying someone has improved and saying they’re the best are two very different things. Jerry was a true gentleman over the course of the show, and if that’s what you based your votes on, fine — that’s your choice. But please don’t try to claim that he was the best dancer just because he “worked hard.” Y’know what? They ALL worked hard. (Well, maybe not Master P or Kenny, but that’s another story… ;-)

  83. Ken Says:
    February 28th, 2006 at 8:52 am

    I can not believe that over 24 hours have passed since the final decision and people are still discussing who deserved what,who is angry, who is jealous, etc. It was a silly dance contest. Everyone worked hard and there could only be one winner. Enough with the personal attacks. No one can determine who a person is from a snapshot on TV. Everyone who has first hand experience with Stacy and Drew will tell you that they are both nice people who are a joy to be around. Stop the ridiculous high school attacks(he’s gay, she’s stuckup, he’s short, she’s a slut, your jealous, no- your jealous, etc.)The simple truth is that more viewers preferred Drew for whatever reason. The notion that people actully voted based on how well each person danced is laughable. Everyone had their favorite and that’s how they voted. That’s the way it is in these type of contest. If the viewers did not vote the audience would not feel as attached to the show and the viewership would decline. Drew had a very large fan base of gender and age group that tends to vote en masse. Stacy’s fan base is much smaller and tends to watch and not to vote. The beauty of the show is that Stacy actually ends up the big winner. All of America got to see her style, grace and beauty and she will no doubt benefit from the exposure. Drew will hopefully parlay this into additional Broadway roles or even TV. There is no need for an further attacks on anyone. Everyone did a great job and everyone came out a winner.

  84. Anonymous Says:
    February 28th, 2006 at 8:52 am

    In order to make this a fair competition you need to make break this into three parts for the points. 1. Judge dancing by the judges. 2. Judge dancing by the people. 3. Judge popularity by the people. Make the breakdown as 50% for part 1, 25% for part 2, and 25% for part 3. That would make this a more enjoyable show and more fun to watch. Just an idea.

  85. Dan Says:
    February 28th, 2006 at 11:45 am

    The scoring set up is purely a popularity contest and given that fact had the judges not slammed Mr. P he may have won. There needs to be a change if this show is going to be taken seriously as they eliminated the better dancers rather than the weaker ones all along; what a joke. The final probably should have been Drew & Cheryl, Stacey & Tony and Lisa & Louie. Personally I feel the most viable winner would have been Stacey & Tony as they truly epitomized ‘Ballroom Dancing’ which I think the show was supposed to display. Drew & Cheryl although great were more resembling dances not typical of Ballroom dancing.
    For the record since it’s obvious by some of the posts, Stacey was injured prior to Thursday’s event and revealed during the show and yet she still danced for both shows. That may not be considered ‘risky’ by some but it displayed the class that she always displayed and she and Tony were the clear Ballroom dancers if anyone truly gave it any thought.

  86. Anonymous Says:
    February 28th, 2006 at 11:53 am

    They couldn’t have an all-white show. The blacks would scream racism. If you had an all-black show, then that would be okay.

  87. bob Reimschussel Says:
    February 28th, 2006 at 1:54 pm

    This is a TV show. The producer and ABC first and formost want to be policticaly correct. Most of all they want the rateings. Danceing ability is the least concideration. We saw that on show one. A woman won the first show. A man had to win the second show. If Jerry’s danceing had been better he could have won. Show three will be won by a black person. No raceism intended. Just what’s the best for the rateings, and being policticaly correct. Forget about who’s the best dancer, or the public vote. The only thing the public vote means to the producer and ABC is to show the sponcer how many are watching. That is what determends the cost of the comercials. Even if they showed us the vote, it could be what ever they wanted it ot be.

  88. Anonymous Says:
    February 28th, 2006 at 2:09 pm

    Racism? I didn’t see any racism. Jerry or Stacy deserved 2nd place. It’s the viewer’s opinion so I guesss the viewers wanted to see Jerry in 2nd place. I really wanted Stacy to win, but last week she didn’t do a good job, so I think it’s fair.

  89. Anonymous Says:
    February 28th, 2006 at 2:13 pm

    For the record since it’s obvious by some of the posts, Stacey was injured prior to Thursday’s event and revealed during the show and yet she still danced for both shows. That may not be considered ‘risky’ by some but it displayed the class that she always displayed and she and Tony were the clear Ballroom dancers if anyone truly gave it any thought.

    I agree in a way, but Stacy and Tony picked the same thing about 5 times. I don’t think that shows the real good dancer she is. I give her credit for going out there with an “injured” foot. I don’t think it was right for her to use it as an excuse. It’s her fault that she decided to dance like that. I doubt she still was with her foot injured when she danced on Thursday. She danced the Jive pretty well for having an injured foot. I think she needs to admit she didn’t do a good job with the free style.

  90. Anonymous Says:
    March 1st, 2006 at 8:08 am

    You people are really STUPID if you believe this show is anything but a ratings generator for the network.

    1. The show’s results had nothing to do with who was the better dancer. The results were a popularity contest.

    2. Jerry is a popular BLACK football player. He surely wasn’t the second best dancer. If he had been white he would have been gone before Lesa.

    3. Drew was selected by as the winner by female viewers who VOTED. He wasn’t even the second best dancer! He was not selected as the winner because of his dancing abilities.

    4. Stacy was by far the most talented dancer but never had a chance of winning since the fans that liked her were the men who by and large did not vote for anyone! She was constantly trashed by women who disliked her looks.

    5. As long as this show involves viewer participation in the selection of the winner it has no credability as a dance contest and will remain a popularity contest.

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    March 26th, 2006 at 11:27 am

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  92. John Says:
    July 22nd, 2006 at 9:31 pm

    it didnt matter if Jerry got the popular vote, as for the rules Drew won, there is no controversy here so stop trying to make it seem taht way. Lisa and Louis should have been in the finals over Jerry anyday, Lisa mastered Ballroom more so than Jerry did, he didnt even dance correctly, the show should follow an elimination to that of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, on FOX. audience votes for final 3, and judges eliminate the ones they think is the worst…anyway…

    judges points:
    Drew and Cheryl–3
    Stacey and Tony–2
    Jerry and Anna–1

    if viewers votes were, Jerry, Drew, Stacey:
    total:
    Drew–5
    Jerry–4
    Stacey–4

    *jerry gets second because of the public vote, DREW WINS

    if it went Drew, Jerry, Stacey:
    total:
    Drew–6
    Jerry–3
    Stacey–3
    Jerry is second, DREW WINS

    if it went Stacey, Drew, Jerry
    Stacey–5
    Drew–5
    Jerry–2
    Jerry is THIRD, STACEY WINS, b/c of the public tie

    if it went Stacey Jerry Drew
    Stacey–5
    Drew–4
    Jerry–3
    Jerry is THIRD, Stacey wins

    the only way that jerry could have possibly won is if Jerry won popular vote, hen Stacey and then Drew, making the points 4-4-4 and jerry woul dhave won b/c of the viewer tiebreaker and the Stacey and then Drew….

    THIS IS NO CONTROVERSY SO DONT MAKE IT ONE, jerry did not desrve to be int he finals over lisa or even tia, i commend him for trying and he did well but he was no where as good a dancer as lisa or tia by far!

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