Awkward Dancing judges upstage the show
A new judge trying to assert his personality while trying to generate more publicity around Brynne Edelsten will backfire with audiences.
Dancing with the Stars had another upstaging moment last night when Brynne Edelsten’s dance partner Arsen Kishishian answered back to new judge Josh Horner.
It was an awkward live TV moment as Horner tried to justify criticism of Kishishian’s choreography which he said left Edelsten vulnerable on the dance floor.
Todd McKenney defended Kishishian saying, “You can’t get a better partner than Arsen.
“What you’re doing is protecting her to the best of your ability.”
It looked like the show was caught between a judge trying to assert his personality too soon while trying to generate more publicity around Edelsten. Host Daniel MacPherson was right in trying to mediate, but by then it was a bit of a lost cause that had dragged on a long time.
Feuding judges may get you headlines in the paper tomorrow, but at the expense of long term loyalty from viewers. How quickly everyone has forgotten that theatrics from judges in early seasons of Australian Idol were treated with contempt.
Meanwhile, cricketer Nathan Bracken was the first contestant eliminated from the show last night.
“It was short and sweet,” he said afterwards. ”It’s been fun and a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness for my chosen charity, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. It’s a cause I feel very strongly about.”
Next week in a celebrity-driven show former American Idol singer and Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson will perform.
It will also include Olivia Newton-John and singer James Blunt.