If you didn’t already know, J.R. Martinez was my frontrunner for the title of Season 13’s DWTS champion. The man could dance. He had charisma. And most of all, he had a backstory that literally made me cry every time he spoke.
After suffering physically-altering wounds as a young solider in Iraq, Martinez championed his depression, took stock of the hand he was dealt and decided he was going to make the most out of the life that he now faced. He became an actor. He became an advocate and representative of wounded soldiers across the nation. And he went on live television and attempted something he’d never done before. And America responded. And for that I am proud.
It’s the semi-finals people, DWTS’ Final Four. And basically what that means is that shit just got real. The remaining celebrities: Hope Solo, J.R. Martinez, Rob Kardashian and Ricki Lake all have three dances tonight, and although I do agree it will separate the boys from the men, I also think that the decision to put the stars through this is kind of abusive. It’s not like one of the dances is a group dance, or the silly but lovable dance marathon. Three separate dances! Hold on to your hats.
Talk about a crazy Halloween! First, we had a blizzard. Next, we lost power. Then everyone made fun of me for being afraid of every flickering candle in the house. I mean, a black out on Halloween weekend? That’s when people get murdered. Fact.
So now the power’s back on and we’re celebrating the scariest of all scary on DWTS. Tom Beregeron has promised me all kinds of ghouls and goblins. Just how did the dancers decide who would perform to Thriller and Monster Mash? Why is Tom dressed the same as always and Brooke looks like Cleopatra? And how will Rob deal with the recent KDash-Humphries divorce? Everything is scary tonight.
And now, “dead from Hollywood, it’s Dancing with the Stars!”