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‘Dancing with the Stars’ just keeps on Boppin’ – LA Times

LA Times has a nice write up on DWTS and it’s “powerhouse” ratings:

Take two parts ballroom dancing, one part celebrity watching, one part live television mishaps, sprinkle in a dash of glitter and a pinch of schmaltz, and you’ve got “Dancing With the Stars.” The ABC reality show in which relatively famous people are paired up with professional dancers and judged on their ballroom skills was a sleeper summer sensation when it premiered in 2005 and now, after eight seasons, seems to be as alluring and sparkly as ever — with 20.3 million TV watchers tuned in last month to see Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson vault over French actor Gilles Marini to take home the title.

June 15, 2009 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

American Idol’s Danny Gokey on DWTS Season 9

According to the National Enquirer – and how reliable are they really?  Here what the Enquirer has to say:

“…He’s convinced he can win it!” says an insider. “Danny may even have to rehearse his dance routines on the road this summer, but the Dancing producers have said they’d work around his schedule.”

Danny will reportedly join DWTS as soon as the Idols Live Summer Tour wraps up in September. According to The Enquirer spy, the 29-year-old Milwaukee native will dedicate his run on Dancing to the memory of his late wife, Sophia, who passed away of congenital heart failure just four weeks before Danny auditioned for Idol.

I know I don’t really get a vote in this instance, but I vote no. :-)  Between him and the oft rumored Donny Osmond…well, there go all the votes.

There is one huge problem with this idea – will a contract with 19E (the company that produces Idol and also manages a lot of the contestants) and a contract that is also now tied to RCA, if I read correctly that he got signed, allow him to compete on a reality show on a different network? Especially one that competes part of the year with the show he recently got booted off?  Having previously been a fan of idol and one who follows some of their “practices”, my guess would be not a chance.  But it’s been while since I followed the Idol management and recording contracts – maybe once the tour is over he’s free. I have no idea.

In any case, the way this is written, they’ve tied it all together very neatly. They recognize that September it too late to get started with DWTS rehearsal so they throw in the comment about practicing on the road. Totally not a fan of this idea. Are you? Speak up.

Danny Gokey
BritWeek 2009 Champagne VIP Reception

I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)