For those of us who have a deep respect for the art of dance, we can appreciate the serious effort and passion that Wendy Williams invested in trying to dance well each night on Dancing With The Stars. Although Wendy was able to survive the first round of voting with a tremendously low score from the judges, she was not able to overcome her very low scores again to remain on the show. Last night, she became the second contestant to be eliminated.
Dancing With The Stars will certainly miss Wendy’s presence because she devoted a significant amount of time on her show, The Wendy Williams Show, to discussing Dancing With The Stars and encouraging people to support her on the show, which, of course, drove her substantial following to watch Dancing With The Stars.
Wendy Williams became highly emotional on yesterday during the taping of her show (which occurred before she was eliminated, of course) about how her dancing would be received and about the potential of her being eliminated later on that night. Her emotions and tears communicated that this was someone who was not using this show as a means of drawing attention to herself, but her emotions and tears evinced that she was serving more noble interests than self-aggrandizement. On her show, she disclosed that she decided to participate in the competition on Dancing With The Stars to empower women, to show them that them that they can do anything they commit themselves to do.
For her positive message and her positive efforts, Wendy Williams should be applauded and commended.
Antonio Maurice Daniels
University of Wisconsin-Madison