Here we are at the half-way point in the competition. The reward for remaining in contention is participation in DWTS's special Halloween show next week.
One thing's for sure. Frustrations are surfacing and they're being voiced. It makes for an awkward viewing experience, but maybe it's just a tactic to keep interest and avoid a mid-season slump.
Last night it was pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy who vented his frustrations. Tonight there was a little bit of an apology. And while Maks didn't apologize for his opinions expressed to judge Len Goodman, he did admit that DWTS is not, as he called it last night, his show.
Tonight we heard the gripes of contestant Chaz Bono, who said he was fed up with judge Bruno Tonioli referring to him as things like a cute penguin or an Ewok. Or, as Chaz put it, a "fat troll dancing with this beautiful woman every week and I'm sick of it."
Chaz and his partner Lacey Schwimmer, again, landed in the bottom two after their tango to music from "Phantom of the Opera." So did Maks and his partner Hope Solo, after their rumba to music from "Rent." So, is it truly frustration with the judges, or defense in the face of imminent elimination?
Despite a strong fan base, Chaz has been up for elimination almost every week. And this week was his turn to go home. He dedicated his appearance on the show to all kids and teens struggling with their identity.