Chris Jericho, the pro wrestler, was placed on the mat for good on “Dancing With the Stars.”
He’s a class act and came across as likable and warm through the weeks. He used his athleticism, competitiveness and acting ability to spice up the dance floor every week.
At this point, there are no really bad dancers left. And Jericho had the lowest score when his tango disappointed the judges and he landed with a 22. A 22 is a respectable score but everybody else scored at least a 25 (with Romeo and Chelsea Kane garnering the first 10s of the season.)
Jericho knew he was vulnerable and didn’t perform his best this week.
“Everybody here is so evenly matched,” he noted tonight.
Now it only gets tougher as the remaining six celebrities have to do two dances next week.
Kendra, who is arguably the most divisive of the remaining contestants, shook her booty big time and took advantage of her assets for her Samba. (Not surprisingly, she is far better on the Latin dances than the ballroom dances.)
She will leave soon enough. In fact, she’s lasted a lot longer than I expected.
Any of the other five could arguably take home the mirror-ball trophy. Both Ralph Macchio and Kirstie Alley clearly have big fan bases. UGA grad and Pittsburgh Steeler Hines Ward has been solid from week one and has the highest average score so far. Romeo and Chelsea Kane, the two young guns, are both getting stronger each week.
By Rodney Ho, firstname.lastname@example.org, AJCRadioTV blog