Tennis legend Martina Navratilova found no love from the “Dancing With the Stars” audience and was the first celebrity bounced from the 14th edition.
Navratilova is obviously very competitive but was so out of her element here. Her athleticism and work ethic couldn’t overcome her natural discomfort wearing a dress and trying to move around the floor with any semblance of smoothness. She was jerky and discombobulated much of the time. She received the lowest scores over two nights (37) and clearly lacked a fan base to save her. (The other tennis player Monica Seles from DWTS’s past from season six only lasted two weeks.)
“It’s been an amazing experience,” Navratilova said. “I blew it yesterday.”
And my wife was appalled by Martina’s outfit tonight. “It looks like she was caught in an tuna net,” she mused.
Nobody else among the other 11 couples is Steve Wozniak or Master P bad. So it will come down to fan bases for the next few weeks. That places folks like Gavin DeGraw and Maria Monounos in a vulnerable position.
Katharine Jenkins, the relatively unknown British opera singer, is doing really well with the judges so she may overcome the fan base issue. She is tops among the judges after two dances.
The three celebrities I picked last week, sight unseen, as likeliest to do well, have done well as predicted: Jaleel White (fourth), Roshon Fegan (tied for second) and William Levy (tied for second).
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk