Last week on DWTS, Bruno had some colorful words of criticism for Michael Bolton after his attempt at the jive. I say attempt, because I can't in good conscience call it dancing. It really wasn't. It was painful to watch. At least for me it was. It opened with Michael (Bolton) crawling out of a doghouse as the song "Hound Dog" began. I thought it would be cute. Clearly he wasn't comfortable with that. That is part of the problem Billy Ray Cyrus had when he was on it. He just wasn't comfortable with a lot of the styles of the dances. And he couldn't dance either! I WISH I had been blogging then. I would love to see what Bruno and Len had to say about his dance INabilities!
Just last season, as Kate Gosselin "danced" week after week, I wondered just how in the world she was staying on the show! Especially when her team mates gave her "golf" claps after her "dances." And Bruno said things like, "It looked like Tony (Dovoloni) was pushing around a shopping cart." And, "Tony would get more life from a coat rack!" Which brings me to my point and question. The point is, no one cared that Bruno said these things to Kate because they were spot on! And because she didn't make a stink about it. In fact, she grew each week--emotionally. She never could dance. And so no one cared when Bruno said those things. No one.
So my question is: Was Bruno out of line when he told Michael Bolton to go back IN the doghouse? I do not think so. Half the fun of that show is listening to the judges say what they have to say. It would be stinking boring if all they said was, "That was not your best." or "I did not like this dance at all." BORING! No entertainment. These celebrities and people whose names we happen to know, are on a show where they are being JUDGED. Judged in their ability to learn and demonstrate a new skill. Some can, some can't. Were his words harsh? No. I do believe his score of 3 was though. Four would have been sufficient. It also would not have changed the outcome. Tell me your opinion!