After boycotting the first few weeks of this season’s Dancing With the Stars (see my reasoning here) I landed very quickly in the “ain’t-that-the-girl-from-Dirty-Dancing?” camp.
Well the semi-finals last night didn’t disappoint and Jennifer Grey was amazing.
That waltz actually made me cry.
And Bristol? Well, dance-wise she’s the weakest one by a long-shot but I’m giving her props for sticking it out and finally finding her dance. That paso had pizzazz.
But my team?
Now I realize a few hours from now – depending on how the American public voted – this could all be moot. But I’m going to go ahead anyway ….
I could probably come up with 50 reasons why I want to see Kyle go all the way …
But in the interest of keeping it simple, I’ve narrowed it down to the following:
Joie de vivre – Only the bed sheets know what truly goes on in this young man’s mind when the lights go out at night, but he seems to have such a love for life that it is contagious!!! His “grasp every moment like it counts” attitude is something we can all stand to see a bit more of!
Da UnderDawg – Even though he’s out-scored Bristol almost every week, Kyle has been dismissed, dissed and counted off the show by the pundits while Bristol, Kurt and others have been projected to stay.
Bionic Bum – You want to talk about keeping it real? Kyle is not your typical stick-thin Hollywood celebrity and I love it! He projects confidence and comfort, and demonstrates week-after-week that even us fatties can tear it up on the dance floor!
And last but not least,
Work Ethic – He just does it. No temper tantrums, no whining, no excuses. He’s given a challenge – and the not-yet-20-year-old sets out to meet it. Period.
Am I alone in this? We’ll know in just a few hours ….