The judging on “Dancing With the Stars” sparked disagreement from our readers on “Disney Night.” In last week’s poll, most respondents disagreed with James Maslow‘s perfect score, and our commenters had a few choice words for judges about some of their other calls:
Amy: “If anyone is ‘judges’ pet,’ it’s [Amy Purdy]. Having lifts recognized, but no deduction because of her ‘unique circumstance’ after they said in the premiere that she would be scored the same as everyone else. I do admire her bravery, but I’m tired of them bending the rules for her.”
Sam: “Headlines should have read ‘Meryl Davis sabotaged by judges in an attempt to slow her down.’ “
Ria: “How could [Carrie Ann Inaba] have said that Meryl and Maks danced as one, and Donny Osmond talk about them setting the bar high for the others and then both of them gave Meryl and Maks a 9 instead of a 10?”
Ari: “How could they score Amy and [NeNe Leakes] above Meryl?”
Those commenters may be pleased that Davis returned to the top of the judges’ standings on “Party Anthem Night,” scoring 40 out of 40.
Overall, judges were less generous than they were on “Disney Night,” when they gave out nine perfect 10s. This week, besides Davis’s straight set they only gave out two other 10s: to Purdy for her quick-footed jive. Purdy scored a total of 38, followed by Danica McKellar and Charlie White with 36, Maslow with 35, Leakes with 33, and Candace Cameron Bure with a respectable 32. Drew Carey, who was eliminated, also scored 32.
What did you think of this week’s scores? Did the judges get it right this time? Vote in our poll below and then predict who you think will win the mirror ball trophy: