Dancing With The Stars

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"Dancing With The Stars Dancing" is an American dance competition show airing since 2005 on ABC in the United States and CTV/CTV Two in Canada. The contestant pairs consist of a celebrity paired with a professional dancer. Each couple performs predetermined dances and competes against the others for judges' points and audience votes. The couple receiving the lowest combined total of judges' points and audience votes is eliminated each week until only the champion dance pair remains.



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Submitted by Bill Joslin (not verified) on

I am an ex professional dancer. what happened last night again, shows the stupidity of the voting, one of the best dancers is gone. the bachelor who has all 5's every week is still there..this happens time and again on this program...get rid of the calls..add another judge and judge it like a real competion..clean up your act...you are in insult to dancers everywhere

Submitted by Judy Grant (not verified) on

I’m done with your show. It’s been on a downward slide for sometime now, but the best dancer went home tonight! Why?
This is a joke. These people aren’t stars and who ever is voting is playing some sort of a stupid joke.
Time to hang up the shoes and call it a night. Not a fun show anymore

Submitted by Linda Galligan (not verified) on

I have never missed a show on dwts since the very first show, however, I will
not be watching any longer because recently the public votes come in for a
"popular" star vs the ones who are dancing well. Grocery Joe has been near
the bottom, if not the bottom, of the scores and that just isn't fair to the other
dancers and certainly not entertaining for us, the audience! Can't someone
Figure a better way to have votes match the star's ability instead of popularity
or looks. Shame to bringing such an INSPIRING show down!

Submitted by Amy (not verified) on

Tom has been such an enjoyable host of dancing with the Stars since the very beginning and has watched hundreds and hundreds of dances in 27 seasons. The show would not be the same without him. I would love to see him out on the floor dancing! Whether just for one surprise dance with the pros or whether as an actual "star" one season. 😍

Submitted by Deborah Eller (not verified) on

If I was Cheryl and Juan Pablo I would demand a recount!! That's so unfair they received straight 10s all night. You have lost about 7 viewers just in my house not to mention other viewers

Submitted by Marie Ray (not verified) on

Why oh why was this couple eliminated?? None of the other couples even come close to the brilliance of Juan Pablo and Cheryl!! End of the line for me!!!

Submitted by Dennis (not verified) on

I am totally furious about this! That was the most inane outrageously unfair crazy neurotic nonsensical decision I have ever seen in my life. Juan Pablo was far and away the best dancer, as good as the professionals. He actually got two perfect scores today I think he got 60 points to 2 - 30 Point dances. This is outrageous I'm not sure I'm going to watch Dancing with the Stars ever again! We have to protest and send in letters. I can't stand this. Juan Pablo is the best!!

Submitted by Jane Kaplan (not verified) on

That is the WORST elimination I have seen and I have been watching since Season 2. You need to add a judges’ exemption or perfect score exemption or something, because someone who scored 60/60 should not be going home. Awful!!

Submitted by Wendy & Mike (not verified) on

We have enjoyed watching DWTS for years, but after tonight's results it's likely to be the last time we tune in. To witness the debacle this evening actually ruined the show for us. My wife has been a dancer all her life and left the room in disgust. It's a joy that you can showcase contestants like Juan Pablo, who has risen to lofty heights under the tutelage of his coach Cheryl - together they, and others like them, bring genuine excitement to the evening as viewers anticipate their performance each week. Tonight proved the show is nothing more than a popularity contest - whoever has the most rabid texters in their camp will win ... talent and performance become irrelevant. Next season you could introduce a refrigerator to the competition, if it has the most active voter base, it will win. Maybe the voters will be satisfied, but more and more viewers who truly enjoy the art, will tune out ... and rightly so.

Submitted by June Guinan (not verified) on

I was totally disgusted by tonight's elimination. There was no way Juan and Cheryl should have left. There seriously needs to be some type of Judge's saves when this happens to the best dancers. The show is rigged and you are about to lose a lot of fans from this. Ridiculous! See the FB comments and you will realize what has happened. No way Bobby should be in the finals. Juan should have hoisted the mirror ball. You Cant be that amazing and suddenly go home! GET IT RIGHT!

Submitted by Dara Alverson (not verified) on

Over the past few years we have enjoyed dancing with the stars until this season . your scoring method is simply wrong and the best dancers are eliminated.this show should be about dancing not a popularity contest. Juan Pablo is an amazing dancer and he got the big boot all the while dancers who do not come close to his ability remain.not to mention other dancers that have been earlier eliminated when The likes of grocery Joe remain, who have no dancing ability to speak of.the show has become frustrating and needs to be re-vamped

Submitted by Ginnie (not verified) on

Will you FINALLY do something about the type of voting that has been a popularity contest all along. It is just not fair to the best dancers. When the best dancers are eliminated it just makes me not want to watch the show any longer. I have many friends that don't watch the show anymore because of the the vote takes place. PLEASE DO SOMETHING LIKE ADD IN THE JUDGES SCORES ALONG WITH THE POPULAR VOTE, OR COME UP WITH SOMETHING ELSE THAT WOULD BE FARE TO THE BEST DANCERS. ( a very disappointed viewer.)

Submitted by John Rushong (not verified) on

We were shocked when Juan Pablo was eliminated last night. He is the best dancer we've ever seen on your show. The judges scores need to count more. Let your sponsors know we will not be watching the finals. The trophy belongs to Juan Pablo.

Submitted by Teresa (not verified) on

What is wrong with the voting system and the public? What a disappointing night for me and many viewers . Juan and Cheryl VOTED OFF ...I am DONE .. no more dancing with the stars for me or my friends ..this is not the first time something like this has happened but it will be or last ...NO MORE!

Submitted by roy swisher (not verified) on

My wife and I have not missed one episode of Dancing With the Stars. We love the show until last night. The show has become a popularity contest instead of a DANCE CONTEST!!. Right now we don't care who wins and I doubt if we ever watch another episode until Dancing With the Star let the judges make the decision on who wins. VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!!

Submitted by Louise Thompson (not verified) on

Like millions of other viewers, I was shocked when Juan Pablo was sent packing Monday night. Although he will not officially receive the Mirror Ball Trophy, he is the unofficial champion in my heart. Debra Kelleher, if you read this email, I respectively ask that the DWTS scoring system be revised to more accurately reflect a dancer's talent and ability. In my opinion, the score should be 60-percent from the judge, and 40-percent from the call-in votes.

Submitted by Gruffy (not verified) on

My husband and I have been fans for 25 seasons. After last night, we’re done. We don’t care who wins this season. What a disgrace!

How about changing the rules when something like this happens? The judges should be able to overrule such a blatant error. If that happens, we’ll tune in again. Until then, no thanks.

Submitted by Susanor (not verified) on

Dear judges,
What Juan Pablo danced was not a salsa, it was a merengue!

Submitted by Stephanie Johnson (not verified) on

I am so tired of the put downs that were given to Joe during all of the dances he performed, what is the point of the constant put downs, you knew he was not a dancer when you asked him to come on the show - I have seen this before it is not amusing; just hurtful - either don't ask people that haven't any dancing experience to come on the show or give positive feedback without the snide remarks it just makes the judges look like an ass my apologies but no other work fits - i am not going to watch your show anymore - i am done - Sorry Joe you had to endure just tasteless & unprofessional behavior.

Submitted by Tim Donnelly (not verified) on

After Monday's show. it it obvious that you need to take another look at how "Stars" are eliminated. Everyone know that you just eliminated the best dancer and kept one that should have been gone long ago. Here is an idea. Let only the judges scores count unless there is a tie (and there are plenty of ties). The viewing audience can then vote to break that tie. This should eliminate the embarrassment like that of which happened happened last Monday. Bobby bones knows he should be gone instead of Juan Pablo DiPace. If Bobby Bones wins, I am afraid you will lose a large part of your audience, at the very least, you will lose one, as I want to see the best dancers not the one who get the most votes. It is obvious your current system doesn't work well.

Submitted by Darlene Rodgers (not verified) on

If DWTS is going to a popularity vote, I will stop watching, as will my friends and family! Time to revise the format and allow the judges to control the vote in semi finals and finals! It’s about dancing people, not who happens to be popular!

Submitted by Debra Sarullo (not verified) on

I have watched every season of Dancing with the Stars, and I have had just about enough with the judging boiling down to popularity or just how good the stars dance. I welcome both as they do for every season, but when you get down to the quarter finals, semi finals, and finals, judging should ONLY be on their dance ability, NOT popularity! The show is not called Popularity of the Stars, its called DANCING with the Stars, and should be judged accordingly. I am so upset over Juan Pablo being eliminated, that I may not watch any more DWTS seasons. He was definitely the best dancer and should have gone into the Finals. Truly unjust!!!

Submitted by Mary Kay Carlesso (not verified) on

I have been a fan of dancing with the Stars for a very long time. For me it's a relaxing night to be entertained by the couples dancing. It has been great to see the dancers improve each week. I have been upset in the past about certain dancers getting voted off but nothing like last weeks elimination. We all know that Juan Pablo should have clearly moved to the finals. I'm not sure exactly how the voting works and what the ratio is from judges to home votes. I do know for sure that more emphases needs to be placed on the judges votes. I'm sorry but "Grocery Joe" stayed on the show way too long and Bobby Bonds should not be going to the finals. Something needs to change!

Submitted by Katy (not verified) on

I thought this was a dance contest not a popularity contest. Juan got screwed last week. The judges should have the last word.

Submitted by Jamazz13 (not verified) on

Once again the eliminations have been nothing but a huge disappointment! it has become nothing but a popularity contest! . It’s not that people aren’t voting as always stated by the hosts and judges, it’s that people are voting for their favorite person and NOT necessarily the best dancer. Something needs to be done to keep the integrity of the show and that is DANCING. Whether it’s a SAVE by the judges or some other means to do the right thing and that’s keep the best dancers! Please do something!!!

Submitted by larry&alice (not verified) on

Will never watch again Bobbie was not the best he just got more votes because of who he is !!!!!!11/18

Submitted by Maria Inslee (not verified) on

Tonight's winners were an absolute joke. Time to start changing the rules where judges must stand in and make it right. There were three good couples in the last two weeks and a dumbass wins. Are you kidding me? You know that radio dude must have advertised himself. How fair was that to the ones that were really good and deserve the trophy? I won't be watching anymore. Good luck.

Submitted by Felicity gatchell (not verified) on

Very disappointed with final results...for season finale,3 great dancing couples have done remarkable work over the past weeks and become ‘dancers’only To be out done by good entertainment couple .,this is a dancing
show ,please re-evaluate what the show is about
Felicity gatchell

Submitted by cheryl (not verified) on

I think the last 2 seasons the dancers where a lot better and great to watch but the vote process is getting worse qnd worse. Dancers that should not be going home went home and I feel something needs to be done about this. It's a shame when even the judges are upset. I love watching the show but aftter this last season unless something changes about who stays and who doesn't I will not waste my time watching DWTS. I have watched from day one but lately the show turns my stomach. Bobbie shouldn't have won and should have been sent home the first few weeks of the show. He sucked all the way throw the season. Wake up and change the voting before you lose your viewers.

Submitted by Kathy Brady (not verified) on

Dear DWTS Powers that be,
I have watched your show from its debut, but this is the last season I will watch until you find some way to make it about dancing excellence instead of a popularity contest decided by viewers who couldn’t care less about the dancing skill. What happened this season to Juan Pablo and 3 out of the 4 finalists was a travesty. The way Joe and Bobby made it so far with extremely inferior dancing skills was embarrasing and infuriating to watch. And having Bobby win the mirror ball? Pathetic!!! Your producers need to make the judges votes carry more weight, especially near the end. I will not wath again until this becomes DANCE competition!

Submitted by Bettye Sinner (not verified) on

I have watched DWS for years and always loved the show, but I almost went into shock after seeing who won. So many excellent dancers and this is the winner? This is an insult to dancing. Maybe you should change your rules to pick the appropriate winner.

Submitted by JoAnn (not verified) on

Absolute worst season yet. After over 20 years, I am no longer a fan

Submitted by Craig (not verified) on

After years of watching DWTS, I’m seriously debating whether to continue next season.

Bobby may be a nice guy with lots of fans, but him winning the Mirror Ball was a slap in the face to all of the other competitors.

If this has turned into nothing but a popularity contest, I’ll find something more worthwhile to do.

You owe every viewer an apology.

Submitted by Marlene Recchia (not verified) on

Please change the voting rules and regs. Last nights winner was an insult to all who participated this year. He should have been voted off in week 2. The top people should be disgusted. I'm upset for them all.

Submitted by Debra Sarullo (not verified) on

I totally agree with your comments and many others here on this site. We all have many of the same issues about their voting and how this has become a popularity contest instead of a dancing competition. Change the rules, or after 27 seasons, I won't be back to watch.

Submitted by Emily (not verified) on

I honestly cannot believe that Bobby Bones won this season. How is it fair that someone who, even the judges admit, can't dance, win DANCING with the stars? The other 3 contestants were all amazing and far superior week after week. And then there's the fact that Juan Pablo, who had been getting perfect scores for weeks, was eliminated. How can these things happen? Is there a better system you could implement? Maybe by the finals only the judges should have control since they are the experts. I don't know, just a suggestion. I don't mean to be rude or unkind. Thanks for listening.

Submitted by Janet ball (not verified) on

I won’t be watching your programme again, the decision to name the winner on Monday was the finish. You have expert judges and yet you let a bunch of phone people to plck the winner , I thought the programme was to name the best dancer, obviously it’s how many phone calls one gets even if you can’t dance

Submitted by Ann Selemba (not verified) on

Voting by the audience should be banned. The dancers should be judged by the judges alone.
After all, they are the experts in the dancing, not the audience. Milo and Whitney should have won the 2018 series. What's the point of getting 10s if in the end you don't win?

Submitted by Jacqueline Murphy (not verified) on

I find it utterly absurd that Bobby Brown won the Mirror Ball Trophy. He has been one of the worst dancers I've seen on the show. He didn't have rhythm and was acting like a clown. This is a DANCE COMPETITION AND NOT A POPULARITY CONTEST. I suggest you change the voting procedure for the next show. There a a lot of fans upset about this outcome. Milo or any of the remaining 2 contestants were MUCH better than Bobby Bones. I have watched this show from the first season and am not sure I can watch again based on this horrific outcome. Milo had a total of 60 points for the finale and yet Bones won. Really??????? UGH, UGH.

Submitted by Dianne (not verified) on

Please bring back dancing with the stars as a competition not reality show and how many fans people who love you that's great have the judges score only it's about dance. I love Bobby bones and for people who love him yes trophy is his not as a dancer its not who's the most love this is not to be hurtful in any way its about hard work in dancing please bring dancing and judging back to dancing with the stars .

Submitted by PAUL SINGH (not verified) on

I have watched Dancing With The Stars for many years.
I am so frustrated at the voting systems DWTS follows.

It need ti be changed. How a dancer scoring highest score for weeks gets eliminated?

Some thing is not right when people who do not know much about Ballroon dancing.
DWTS should not rely on the voting on line.

I saw anger and disappoint on the faces of all the judges.

It meant that judges are stupid when they vote 10-10-10 repeated for a dancer only to see that he is eliminated.

This is not the first time such stupidity has happened.



Submitted by Rob (not verified) on

My idea for a better show. Keep the format the same for the 1st 8 weeks or so and the last 4 weeks have the judges scores mean more. That way we keep the popular people in, and the good dancers in at the end.

Submitted by S. E. Ramsey (not verified) on

Please, please don't have mama June or "baby boo boo" or whatever her name on dancing with the stars. They make mockery of true southerners. They are nothing but ignorant white trash by anyone's standards. That isn't entertainment, but a disgrace! If they had any intelligence at all they would hide in shame, but television pays them to display their stupidness. They aren't acting!

Submitted by Nu (not verified) on

I’d like to see Hannah and Tyler dance together and be coached by the pros. They both have dance backgrounds and would be FUN to watch!!!!!

Submitted by Glenda Crutcher (not verified) on

I regret that I will no longer watch Dancing with the Stars. I have enjoyed it very much. But I refuse to watch a show that would have Sean Spicer. Very bad choice.

Submitted by ABC no longer! (not verified) on

I was truly a diehard fan. I would never miss a show. I guess last season was my last. I can't believe you have invited that guy from the White House. The way the world is today REALLY I'm so disappointed because ABC is my station like I tell everyone ABC IS THE CHANNEL TO WATCH EVEN NEWS my tv stays on ABC no longer. I stop watching anything on ABC at 1:00pm because that show is exactly like kelly and Ryan REALLY now this clown on DWTS. I guess we the people don't matter anymore. Wish you the best. Bye for good. I know I'm nobody to your guys

Submitted by Bill Russell (not verified) on

Lowest of the Low,...lied to us Daily from Press Secretary platform,..created division, distrust, with his
knowing lies and distortion. ABC and this Program should be ashamed. Worst possible casting.......I'm Out.

Submitted by Robert Brian Sr (not verified) on

Since when has a television dance competition or its announcer become so important that political views about our president's past press secretary need to be aired in a manner to reject HIM and our president that "We the People" elected. You owe Sean an apology and you need to lighten up and keep what you do and your importance in life in perspective. You are in entertainment. You're not a psychiatrist or president or speaking for all of us. He is there to have fun.

Submitted by Sandra Jackson (not verified) on

How bout having fans dance with the stars and the pros teach them, I would call that real dancing with the star 😀


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