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Dancing With The Stars – Vote For Brynne

Due to a dreadfully badly sleeping child last night I am still trying to watch Dancing With The Stars.

However I was lucky enough to get up to Brynne Edelsten’s fantastic routine. Please vote for her as I have not laughed so much in ages, and seriously not at her.

Also loved the way she gave Arsen a tickle up when he said to her in rehearsals to think of someone to get her feeling the sexy vibe and suggested Brad Pitt etc.

And she turned to him and said “I think of my husband”. He then said well imagine he is looking into your eyes… and she responded “Oh he won’t be looking there.”

TV gold.

According to TV Tonight, twitter erupted when Sonia Kruger made a rude remark to her in the Green Room after the routine.

TV Tonight wrote:

But it began trending after comments Kruger made to her when hosting in the Green Room segment of the show.

Never shy of a cheeky remark, Kruger said, “I think it’s nice you get on so well with your dad.” With her husband Geoffrey Edelsten sitting in the audience, it triggered a wave of Twitter comments.

Mikkijr: Sonia Kruger shame on you. Speaking to Brynne that way. You should apologise and should be sacked #dwts

ralphbuttigieg: I did think that some of the comments about Brynne on DWTS were unnecessary sexist and rude.

purcelltweet: Twitter gave Ch7 the msg that #DWTS viewers were horrified. who does @SoniaKruger think she is?

Kruger later admitted it was a “brain freeze” and Tweeted: I do love Brynne! She is much fun and we all wish her fun on this show xx

She apologised on air to Brynne Edelsten, presenting her with a flower.

Also the Daily Telegraph allege her husband Geoffrey had something to say to the judges after they savaged her routine.

The only other routine I saw was Damien Leith’s.

I am still not convinced about Damien Leith  being a great Dancing With The Stars contestant, I am still trying to repressed that disco song he did on Australian Idol where he bounced around the set like a jack rabbit.

I was a bit disturbed by his hip swivels and not in a good way. However, he and his cha cha received good reviews. Helen thought he had good foot work and she clearly likes him. But she is smack bang in the middle in his voting demographic, particularly now he has released a Roy Orbison tribute album.

I did not even get to see Manu Feildel or Lara Bingle, I understand both were quite good. Will Manu’s female fans cope with the thought of his hips swivelling from side to side rather then back and..ahem ok I don’t need to spell it for you.

Your thoughts on the show?


1 seepi { 05.09.11 at 8:02 am }

Sonia Kruger is always saying these incredibly dim things to people. I am still cringing from her remarks about asian sweatshops staying up allnight to finish her glam clothes. And she genuinely has no idea how offensive she is – thick I think.

Not convinced about the new judge.

2 Gillian { 05.09.11 at 8:38 am }

I saw Lara Bingle at the end of the night and she was surprisingly good. I believe Todd said that she’d silenced her critics. He asked if she had any dance experience and she said no, that it was due to Carmelo.

3 Wurstsemmel { 05.09.11 at 9:03 am }

Sonia Krueger needs to engage her brain before speaking. In her desperate efforts to get a laugh, she has no filter…and I don’t buy the ‘apology’ either, it was more hamming it up for the camera. I think Brynne handled herself with class in comparison.

Same lack of class from the judges. That’s no surprise from Todd. He’s always good at handing out (not so good at taking it when he was busted out of it with drugs last year). The new judge seems to be trying to establish himself as the nastiest and even Helen couldn’t resist jumping on the bandwagon and she’s usually resisted that so far. I agree, RR, bring back Mark. From when I’ve seen this show in the past, he seemed to be more balanced. Critique related to dancing is fine, personal, degrading comments are just bullying.

I don’t normally watch this show. I just tuned in for Manu while waiting for Masterchef but ended up having to flick back and forth until Manu came on. He knows how to play it up. Great job Manu!

4 Paula { 05.09.11 at 9:20 am }

Totally agree with the comments about Sonia, her joke was bad taste and her apology lame. The judges also got way too nasty on her as well. I am assuming it was a ratings grab very poorly executed.
Would prefer either of the two previous judges over the new guy too.

5 Rosie { 05.09.11 at 9:39 am }

I have never watched DWTS before, but had to watch last night for my Manu (drool…).

While Brynne’s routine was really bad, I was rather shocked at the judge’s comments. Saying (the new guy), “You’ve got two things going for you – your tits and Arsen (her dancing partner/teacher)” was way past anything I expected on this show.
Mind you, I did laugh.

And even that was better than Sonia’s just plain embarrassing comment…

6 Lynda { 05.09.11 at 10:33 am }

I so felt for poor Brynne. How cruel were the judges and Sonia’s comment was so unnecessary and horribly offensive. I think Brynne came out of it showing she is a better person than any of them. She had class and they all only had arse.

I will not watch this programme again. I do not need to watch TV to see how cruel people can be. The judges seem to think far too much of themselves.

7 Mia { 05.09.11 at 11:06 am }

I concur with all that has been said (here and elsewhere) re the uncalled for comments Brynne copped. All the boob-related jokes at her expense were just purile, and Sonia’s “father” crack was cheap and nasty. I thought Brynne showed great grace under fire. She seems like a really sweet, fun, good humoured girl. She didn’t deserve to be treated like that.

Manu was even more fabulous than I expected he’d be. I LOLed at Alana describing him as “the Elvis Presley of the cooking world”.

8 littlepetal { 05.09.11 at 11:32 am }

Manu was great but I think there is too much emphasize on Manu as a sex symbol. Yes, surprisingly, Lara did dance will. Not sure how dancing has to do with her critic.

Funny when Dan asked Lara why now she decided to be in DWTS. She mumbled something about the time is right. She didn’t say that the $$$ is right!!!

9 Dakota { 05.09.11 at 11:42 am }

2 Things:- 1) Why can’t we all just chill out? Sonia will always say something like that and I think she was hillarious. It was all in good jest, otherwise she wouldn’t be on the show. It wasn’t that bad of a comment anyway esp since it was what most people in the audience would be/were thining anyway. I honestly believe we’re all too sensitive these days!

2) Does anyone know if Seven is repeating DWTS as I missed last night and can’t find it via “alternative methods”?

10 Nic { 05.09.11 at 11:54 am }

I dont usually watch but……dwts was better than sitting through Merlin. Manu was fab (he will win). No comment on Brynn although I will say Laras bestie was tweeting from the family box and said things were getting heated in the breaks between Brynne’s hubby and a certain judge and that security would be probably be needed!!
Very interesting that my kids wouldnt go to bed until they had seen Lara!! How do they know her?? Do I mention her too much?? Anyways…..she did well!!
Hayley Bracken said on Newcastle radio thismorning that it had nothing to do with dance and that it was a popularity contest. So, maybe the surfer has a chance after all!! :)

11 Mia { 05.09.11 at 12:53 pm }

I thought it was very interesting when Dan asked Lara why, after several years of being asked to participate, she wanted to be on there this season, and she rambled for a bit and said something like “…and because I’m on my own now…”, and then quickly realised what she’d just said and backpeddled very swiftly.

12 seepi { 05.09.11 at 1:01 pm }

Not ipressed with the new judge – hge is trying to be tod kenny the second. what for? they should have kept mark – at least he commented on the dancing.

I suspect the judges had been told to be a bit nastier for ratings.

13 Nic { 05.09.11 at 1:04 pm }

Totally agree Mia…..she had an air head lapse for a moment and was publicly declaring she was alone and broke!!!

14 sourkraut { 05.09.11 at 1:15 pm }

No smoke without a fire. Is that your true personality coming through?
Is Manu(re) the reincarnation of Elvis?

15 Culinary Boner { 05.09.11 at 1:39 pm }

Sonia, Australia’s MILF bottle-blonde bimbo extraordinairre, is just jealous that Brynne has managed to land such as ‘well-endowed’ husband. Though Sonia has dodged a bullet on the Doc’s haistyle, which surely rivals Trump’s for try-hardness.

16 Buzz { 05.09.11 at 3:12 pm }

Josh? Bit of a husqvana. Probably set up for some tension with Todd.
Snaggle-toothed damo is a little gawky, but has a great attitude.
Is it me, or does the name Alana Patience sound like a really boring porn name?
I think Bryn comes across v sweet and likable, definitely the anti-bingle. Tho Lara was also working hard for the ‘pity’ vote (I’m not just a serial WAG, I can DANCE too!!).
My fave? The curvilicious Sam Armytage.

17 Culinary Boner { 05.09.11 at 4:52 pm }

“Will Manu’s female fans cope with the thought of his hips swivelling from side to side rather then back and..ahem ok I don’t need to spell it for you.”

Raver, if I recall correctly the master of the ‘thrust’ as a dance move was actually Mr Bean and the result did not go down to well with the female recipients – or in this case the chicks in his vicinity on the dancefloor. (As an aside, it and a dodgy knee also forced my self-imposed retirement from the dance floor).
As a dance, the ‘thrust’ – properly executed- can unfortunately not be separated from its companion facial ‘moves’ – the porn star frown complete with pursed lips and slit eyes. As eye contact is obligatory on the competition dance floor – especially as the female is meant to radiate emotional rapture and joy, eyes wide open – the face of her ‘thrusting’ partner is just gonna look fucking ridiculous. Sorry to ruin your fantasy, girls. If I can remind you all “this aint no disco, this aint no party, this aint no fooling around”. No, this is Australia’s most tedious reality show.

18 Shelsta78 { 05.10.11 at 4:27 pm }

I’m afraid Bungle will not last long -DWTS prime voting demo will not be supporting someone who broke cute little cricket boy’s heart & then hired Max Marxson – women are savage when it comes to other women with a public persona like her – years if Big Brother watching taught me that. + she might never have had a lesson, but years of dancing drunk on a podium at Carmen’s or Northies in the Shire must have helped her, no?

I was crying with laughter at Manu – I can’t believe people thought it was good – he makes my skin crawl – however like other commenters above I think he’ll win, mainly because of the same reason Bungle will get voted off – it’s who bothers voting for DWTS that counts and the hot flush set will be all for Frenchie.

I’m not sure I can watch a whole show again – I might have to catch just Manu to get a good laugh to start my week.

19 Dakota { 05.10.11 at 4:38 pm }

Btw do we know anything interesting about the new judge cos I actually really liked him and thought he was quite hot 😛

20 littlepetal { 05.10.11 at 4:58 pm }

DWTS is not about who can dance but who is popular. Don’t forget Series 1 where Pauline Hanson got into the Final but she can’t dance. In other series, better dancers have been voted out (or public didn’t vote for them thinking they were safe).

Manu may not be the best dancer (not sure why the judges think he is) but he gets women votes. I thought Hayley was quite good but will not get public support (not well known)

21 Nic { 05.10.11 at 5:34 pm }

Dakota….apparently he played the grown up Billy Elliot in the stage show. I know someone that knows him and he apparently isnt ballroom trained…….

22 littlepetal { 05.10.11 at 6:30 pm }

Make sense now, Nic. He was commenting on someone’s arms being like chicken wings or something like that and both Helen and Todd didn’t agree.

23 Fiona { 05.10.11 at 7:36 pm }

Didn’t really like the new juge, bad suit and bad attitude. He doesn’t come across as ballroom trained, so why replace Mark with someone few have heard of and without any obvious credentials. Not sure what Mark would have thought of it all.
I felt genuinely embarrassed for Brynne, when she was dancing but more when she was judged. Helen’s comments came across as severely rehearsed and had little to do with what had just been performed, and the others were cheap cracks at a very obvious target. Australians normally have a sharper humour than dumb stuff like this, Sonja could also do better. Brynne was very nervous and was mortified at the comments, luckily for her Occy was even worse. More class next week please.

24 Angie { 05.19.11 at 9:31 am }

Always thought Sonia was a bit of a bimbo but her nasty comments about Brynne took her level of idiocy to a new level. I always felt sorry for Sonia for her love-life etc but now think she is probably a nasty person. Maybe she is just jealous because Brynne is younger, hotter and managed to nab a rich man. Never thought much of Brynne in the past, but now admire the way she handled herself with the comments. Really enjoy watching Manu …Ooh la la..

25 Olevia Dilella { 08.30.11 at 11:23 pm }

Who’s rumored to be on Dancing With The Stars this season?

26 Blergollirl { 04.10.13 at 2:16 pm }

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