Looks as if the Hough family has some sort of magic touch for dancing. Derek and Julianne Hough have both been on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ since 2007, and both have been winners (she twice, in the 4th and 5th seasons). While Julianne wasn’t on this season, Derek was, and he and his partner, Pussycat Dolls founder Nicole Scherzinger, took the title. I usually watch the last few episodes of each season, but only caught the 2nd last episode — both of which aired together. I guess they really were at the top of their game, and while I didn’t see many of the other couples perform, these two just had it together. Of course it helps that Nicole is also a dancer. (Isn’t that kind of cheating?) Though second runner up, Olympic athlete Evan Lysacek was only two points behind, so it was pretty close.
Of course, having not watched a single episode until the 2nd last one, I missed the entire DWTS Spring 2010 lineup, realizing after the fact that I missed out on seeing Pam Anderson, Shannon Doherty, and even astronaut Buzz Aldrin, but despite having a love of dance, and having watched nearly every season of DWTS, I just didn’t care about it this year. Could be because I have a crush on Julianne Hough and she wasn’t on. Even slinky Edyta Sliwinski and Anna Trebunskaya weren’t enough to get me interested. It could be just me losing interest in DWTS after 3+ years, but if it’s not, I’m wondering how the new ‘Got to Dance’ show premiering in fall 2010 will do. Sure, Paula Abdul will be a judge, but it’s a different format and won’t have the glitz of DWTS. Not sure if I’ll be watching ‘Got to Dance,’ but if Betty White gets on DWTS next season, I’ll definitely watch.