Voters opted for personality over grace and skill by eliminating model Joanne Krupa.
Krupa couldn’t have been more boring as a person but she really did evoke impressive elegance on the dance floor, especially on the slower dances such as the waltz.
She had the second highest judges’ scores, garnering 81 out of 90, getting 9s from all three judges Monday night on all three dances. So she missed the finals next week.
But both singer/entertainer Kelly Osbourne (78 out of 90) and singer/entertainer Donny Osmond (just 74 out of 90) overcame the judges’ scores to overtake her in the voting.
R&B singer Mya (with a near perfect 87 out of 90) had by far the best judges’ scores, proving her superior dancing skills over everybody else. She is averaging 26.9 per three judges over 13 dances.
But realistically, this is also a popularity contest and she simply lacks the exuberance and fun Donny brings to the dance floor. He is, in my mind, the favorite to win next week.
Kelly, for all her admirable efforts improving her dancing over the past seven weeks, is more interesting off the dance floor than on.