DWTS 7: Some Thoughts

Another season of Dancing with the Starts (DWTS) is over. In no particular order, here are some random thoughts about this past season and a look ahead.

Brooke Burke was the front runner from the start and broke the streak of models and beauty queens that haven’t fared well. Congratulations Brooke!

Mario Lopez and Mel B, in my opinion the best two runner ups, could have won this season.

Cody grew up during his time on the show.

Lance was the most improved and peaked at the right time.

Football players continue to impress. Given his size, Warren Sapp was quick and agile.

As a whole, I didn’t think this group was one of the better ones. Stacey, Drew, Jerry, and Lisa in season 2 were collectively awesome. Season’s 3’s final four were very good: Emmitt, Mario, Joey, and Monique.

My biggest downer was Edyta leaving after the first week.

Every season seems to have someone whose presence seems to knockout someone who should have stayed longer. This time Cloris Leachman’s presence prevented Toni Braxton from potentially improving.

Thank you Julianne, and good luck on your singing journey.

The DWTS is popular because it’s a modern-day throwback to the variety shows of the past with a twist of reality show. Of course casting attractive people doesn’t hurt.

Tom Bergeron and his quick wit are one of the keys to the show.

With seven seasons in the book, I say invite all those week-1 departees for a competition. Then only one can claim to be twice booted during the opening week: thus tough call between Tucker Carlson and Jeffrey Ross. I’m sure Kenny Mayne would establish himself as the force to beat.

I’m sure many are already trying to determine the stars for the next season. No scoop here, here are a few names I would like to see.

  • Athletes: Paul O’Neill, David Justice, Craig Biggio, Deion Sanders, Sugar Ray Leonard, Anthony Munoz
  • Actors: Tim Allen, Henry Winkler, Kelsy Grammer, Kevin Costner, Ted Danson, Tom Selleck, Susan Sarandon, Melissa Gilbert, any Charlie’s Angels, Florence Henderson plus one Brady daughter and one Brady son at the same time
  • Entertainers: Shania Twain, Martina McBride, Reba, Amy Grant, Wayne Brady, Ellen DeGeneres, Queen Latifa, Seal, Carrot Top, Bill Engvall, Meatloaf
  • Others: Donald Trump, Dan Patrick, Anderson Cooper, Sarah Palin, Bill Clinton