After viewing Nicole Scherzinger and partner Derek Hough huff and puff their way through a funky jive, I think that "Dancing with the Stars" should seriously consider providing their judging panel with a tiny monitor to review the performances before they reveal their scores. I have no idea why Nicole Scherzinger's jive warranted two perfect '10s' considering she had a few missteps and seemed to be a bit flatfooted in a few other places during the lively routine. Or so it seemed from my TV vantage point.
That she is a great dancer is not the issue (she is); that judges are constantly missing some critical footwork gaffes is getting on my nerves. The judges have only one vantage point (as they do in professional competitions), and maybe the time has come to rely on instant replay.
And how could Carrie Ann tell Aiden that last week he "was trying too hard" considering the soap star hardly danced at ALL while his partner Edyta danced around him? Maybe the judges need to review highlights of the previous week's show prior to air time to give them just a little reminder of what transpired?