I have called foul on this season of Dancing With The Stars from the second they announced the cast because it was simply never going to be fair. You can’t put two trained ice dancers who have spent most of their lives focusing on ballroom dance holds and lifts into the mix and declare it anyone’s trophy to win. Both Meryl Davis and Charlie White walked through the door with a huge advantage and it was painfully clear that ABC fully intended to cause drama between the two by pitting them against each other. I really did expect it to turn into a battle between the evenly matched Olympic Champions but things have really taken a different turn, haven’t they?
Instead of running with the rivalry between the two ABC has made it painfully clear that Meryl and her partner, Maks Chmerkovskiy are expected to win. Of course the producers of DWTS are showcasing the romance between the two – as if! Regardless of what Charlie or anyone else does on that ballroom floor the bias has been made obvious. Have you noticed how even when Charlie’s performance is miles above the majority of the contestants that are still left he is completely knocked down anyway? Even Ricky Martin said earlier this week that he couldn’t believe the negative reaction that the judging panel had and it is simply because Meryl has already been chosen. They want the viewers at home to call in and vote for her.
Ironically, Charlie may very well be the better dancer of the two. Meryl is used too focusing on herself and being the focal point. A good, strong male partner almost has to be better than the women to do the steps, keep the flow and pull his own weight all while showcasing the lady on his arm. Charlie does double duty each and every week and there is absolutely nothing there for the judges to bash. They just realize that viewers trust their judgment and the Disney Princesss is supposed to win this season. Do you think the show is fixed? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!