Seriously, Kate-haters – give it up. The people are not listening. Despite almost universal negative buzz, Kate Gosselin continues to be in the safe bracket week after week. What is this telling you, Dancing With the Stars fans? She’s a favorite. Sure, she can’t dance – but she is a super-hero to working moms everywhere and a lot of those very moms are apparently watching Dancing With the Stars.
On the other hand, the Dancing With the Stars designated ‘old-guy’ of the season, Buzz Aldrin, was voted off well before I thought he would be. You’d think the second guy to step foot on the moon would get a patriotic pass for a few more weeks, but as it is he shambled his way off the dance floor this week. He took it well, saying “I did this show for the fighter pilots out there, the military people and the elder geezers like me who would just like to see an elder come back week after week.” Hint to future designated old-guy’s: ABC is targeting a completely different demo. Don’t court the geezers – the kiss of death.
In truth, there is still no clear favorite. The sentimental votes will drop off week after week as those viewers begin concentrating more on performance than who their favorite celeb is. Keeping that in mind, unless we are wildly overestimating the number of Gosselin fans in the audience, she probably won’t make it to the bottom three as there are some serious competitors in this game: Erin Andrews, Evan Lysacek (my “well duh” pick for winner), and Pamela Anderson continue to really nail it. If I were a betting man, I’d pick that trio for the final.