|Team Kristen Balls|
Kristen Calvallari and Mark Ballas, also known by the oh to cute name of "Kristen Balls" was voted off "Dancing With the Stars" show a few minutes ago. Thank you. Now I no longer have to watch the smug, show boating Mark Ballas dancing in his white spats, making faces and doing flips while supposedly "dancing" with his celebrity partner Kirsten Calvallari.
Oh I know some of (or maybe all) of my blogger buddies disagree with me about Mark Ballas. Cubby thinks he's hot. Another one of regular blogger reader whose opinion I value recently told me that Mark is a nice guy. Sorry folks, the guy just rubs me the wrong way. From the first time I saw him, I didn't like his showboating ways. I wasn't going to say anything more about him but since he was surprisingly voted off the show tonight, I felt the need to say "I told you so."
Was Team Kristen Balls the worst dancers? No, they were absolutely not the worst dancers. In fact, they were pretty good, much to my chagrin. The worst dancers or dancer is Chaz Bono clumping around the dance floor. He is painful to watch. But when I see a really professional dancer like Derek Hough (who I heard the other day that Howard Stern can't stand for many of the same reasons I couldn't stand Mark Ballas), the contrast is to great to ignore. Derek compliments his celebrity partner Rickie Lake, he doesn't take the spotlight off of her with selfish, showboating acts like doing a flip at the end of a dance routine. I don't know Derek. He might just be the biggest jerk in the world. But what I do know is that I enjoy watching him dance with his partner as a TEAM, not as a professional dancer scene stealing from his celebrity partner.
All right, enough beating up on the "wonderful" Mark Ballas. I've said all I'm going to say about him except that I am glad I won't have to watch him anymore (I did fast forward through his routine tonight when I played back my DVD recording of the show last night). The two so called professional dancers that I didn't like were Mark Ballas and that Dutch guy from last year who didn't come back this year. Now that the two most annoying professional dancers are off the show I can enjoy the show without having to fast forward through any of it.
By the way, this week's show was very good. All the dancers with the possible exception of Chaz, were very, very good. I am very impressed with how hard they work to perfect their routines. It's more than I could ever do. And that my friends, is why I'm watching and why they are dancing.
I wish them all happiness, even Mark Ballas. Maybe he learned a lesson tonight and, if he comes back next season, acts like a professional dancer who is there to compliment his celebrity partner instead of trying for his own reality show. Good luck Mark!
|The Mark Ballas pout - just one of his many annoying facial expressions - so "professional"|