It really was no surprise on tonight's "Dancing with the Stars" results show, now was it?
Macy Gray was the first female eliminated from the bloated Season 9 competition. In her two dances--- the Viennese waltz and the cha-cha (relay) Gray just didn't seem like she was having much of a good time as Jonathan Roberts tried his best to bring out the best in his student. Having returned from a grueling monthlong tour of Europe, Gray looked tired and at times lost on Tuesday night during both of her dance routines. Who could blame her? On the otherhand, why commit to a reality show if your first love --- making music --- involves a month of touring that impacts your dance training? Of course, she will go down in history as the first "Dancing" star to earn the coveted 7-second delay bleep for her, uhm, "comment" about her uhm, "first time" ... on the dance floor.
On the men's side of the aisle, it was the tall and lanky Ashley Hamilton (son of the forever-tanned George---- and previous "Dancing" star) who was shown the door following his disastrous fox trot and uninspired cha cha relay. No surprise there either. On Monday night, he was truly a bore on the dance floor. Again, there were extenuating circumstances, which he revealed quited candidly: He suffered a motorcycle accident that left him in a wheelchair for a year; his left side still unhealed. And what of his pro partner --- "Her Nakedness" --- Edyta Sliwinska? What will a "Dancing" season be without her impossible bronze tan and lack of clothing? Note to ABC: The show just lost half of its male viewing audience.
There are some glimmers of hope thanks to Donny Osmond, model Joanna Krupa, and singer Mya who won over the crowd (and the votes) with their pretty impressive dance skills. (Sorry, Aaron Carter may have snagged high marks but his dancing bored me to tears).
But it was little Kelly Osbourne who astounded the crowd with her dancing and sex appeal. Both her Viennese waltz and cha cha (relay) wowed the judges, the ballroom and especially her proud parents who sat ringside and bawled their eyes out with joy. Osbourne's the one to watch this season.
And speaking of ringside... wasn't it interesting that Jermaine Jackson was front and center Monday night, and sis La Toya (in her role as "special correspondent" for "Access Hollywood") was all bubbly in her vantage point on Tuesday night? Rumors swirled this summer that La Toya was headed to the ballroom until the untimely death of her brother. By the time the next season of "Dancing" rolls around, Ms. Jackson just might have a change of heart judging by the happy look on her face Tuesday night.
Here's a thought... Maybe the entire Jackson family could participate next season... Oh let's make it an all-out battle of the singing/dancing families: The Jacksons vs the Osmonds.