Okay, my prediction is that either Jane or Marie will go tonight. What do you think?
I know I wrote about this TV show last year, but I have to say this year has to have the best dancers yet. I mean, okay the first few who got cut weren't that good and Wayne Newton did his best and I think only stayed as long as he did because of his fans. However, I have been blown away by the rest of them. Here's a bit of what I think of those who remain thus far.
Marie Osmond gave everyone quite a scare this week when she fainted as she awaited the judges' comments. However, all is well, and she has really surprised me. For her age and the fact that she is still not quite down to her ideal weight (although she has lost weight over the past weeks and is looking good) she can move! This week's performance was a bit weak but I understand that she's been a bit under the weather.
Melanie Brown, former Spice Girl (aka Scary Spice), has rhythm and has shown an ability to be sensuous and graceful as well as ... well, spicy.
Sabrina Bryan of the Cheetah Girls (whom I'd never heard of before) has to be the best of the bunch. She has so much energy and seems to be able to master both the footwork and the passion needed for the variety of dances.
Helio Castroneves, a two-time Indy 500 champion, is excellent, although his feet are sometimes "off." He has great potential, though, to make it to the end. He has amazing focus and he is luckily partnered with Julianne Hough, a young but talented dancer who danced with last year's winner, Apolo Anton.
Jennie Garth has come a long way since her days on Beverly Hills 90210. She was a bit hesitant at the beginning, but she seems to have gained a lot of confidence over the last few weeks and has come on strong.
Cameron Mathison, a soap star, has also come on strong in the last couple of weeks and could be a contender for the trophy (or whatever they win). He's also nice to look at, for those of you who care.
Jane Seymour is all class and elegance. Her childhood ballet training shows in the way she uses her hands and head. Even in the sexy Latin dances, the judges comment on how she is still a very classy lady full of sex appeal.
So these are the ones left. I have a feeling Marie might go next week, but it will all depend on how the others do, too. Melanie was in the bottom two last week but was saved when Floyd (a boxer) was eliminated. Frankly, I don't know how he made it as far as he did, all hunched over in a boxer's stance all the time. At this point in time, my feeling is that Sabrina will win this year, but the others all still have a good chance. This year the dancing has been the best it's ever been right from the beginning.
If you haven't taken a look at this show, I highly recommend it. (I don't bother watching the results show until the bitter end to find out who gets eliminated because CBC is showing The Tudors at the same time. It's a 9 or 10-part series about a young Henry VIII and is excellence bar none. I'd never miss it.)