Maurice Greene was this week’s celebrity to leave dancing with the stars. Maurice Greene was paired with Cheryl Burke. They danced well together this week…it looked smooth and they received the same scores as Cody Linley and his partner Edyta by the judges. However, fan base was much higher for Cody who’s fans number quite high because of his high profile on the show Hannah Montanna.
However, Maurice was a good sport…but, I am sure that he learned that young himself being in sports. Maurice knows you don’t win every sport event and you just learn to take away the positives and learn from the negatives. He was a true gentleman.
This week’s results show was a little different. I really and truely enjoyed Julianne and brother Dereck’s dance number together. It was high energy and very entertaining. What is even more amazing is that Julianne just had her appendix taken out two weeks ago because it was discovered that she had endometriosis. That is a very painful condition where the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus and starts to cover internal organs and can actually cause infertility issues down the road.
Julianne’s performance was nothing short of a miracle. Anyone who has ever had abdominal surgery knows that it takes time to heal. Obviously, she didn’t just start learning and performing the routine with her brother yesterday…she had to have been practicing during that two weeks. Wow! Totally inspirational.
What wasn’t so inspirational on the results show was the tip toe through the tulips of counseling( w/Dr. Drew) with the professional dancers and their celebrity partner’s relationships. I didn’t enjoy that…except for the sliver of the session between Julianne and Cody (they have been unable to perform on the show due to her surgery for the last week or two-Edyta filled in for Julianne in a very professional way). Cody really communicated his respect and caring for Julianne and she was visibly moved to tears as well. I don’t think that the viewers of the entertainment show really needed to see the dancing couples deal with the issues involved on an emotional level that should have been kept private between the individuals–and a counselor if that was needed…not broadcast for the whole world to see. It was a bit too tabloid talkish for me.
Also please, can we get a new co-host for Tom for next season of dancing with the stars? Samantha Harris is way too awckward in her interview skills. This creates uncomfortable situations for both the dancing teams as well as the viewers…it just takes away from the show. She just tries too hard or something but there is always some major social goof…it has come to be painful to watch. Such as her comment this week to teen Cody, “Did you ever think that you would be dancing on live television with a naked or half naked woman?” Is this appropriate for a show that young children are watching? Please, powers that be…bring on a new co-host for Tom.