With tears in her eyes, Brandy said, “I don’t know how to feel right now.”
That was the singer’s response when asked by host Brooke Burke how she felt about her elimination.
However, I, like black girls and women everywhere, know how I feel. And no, I am not snapping my fingers and batting my eye.
I am disgusted, shell-shocked, and outraged.
By signing on with ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Brandy inevitably took on a role much bigger than herself. She stood as a symbol that black women can be all that we set out to be with hard work and determination.
Since the beginning of this season’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’, Brandy’s determination was in full-force.
On Monday’s show, Brandy earned a perfect score for her Argentine tango becoming the second-highest scorer. The judges were all amazed. Judge Len Goodman said that Brandy gave 100 percent. She scored 57 out of 60 points.
But on Tuesday, Brandy was eliminated just before next week’s finale, leaving everyone- including the judges- flabbergasted.
Bristol Palin, daughter of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, avoided elimination and it’s no wonder as to why.
Deemed ‘Bristol the Pistol’ by judges, Palin has been in the bottom consistently but remains on the show. Although judges have said she has come far, she still has a ways to go and can’t hold a candle to Brandy’s top-notch performances.
After the shocking results, Judge Bruno Tonioli stood up and begged people to vote more often.
Perhaps this is another lesson to learn for us but I am tired of the costs we have to pay. There is no doubt that if more of us voted, Brandy would not have been eliminated.
With Palin joining actress Jennifer Grey and Disney star Kyle Massey in next week’s finale, if I am certain of one thing, it’s this: if Palin wins I will never, ever, watch ‘Dancing With the Stars’ again, ever!
Brandy may have been eliminated from the show but she will forever be our shining star.
‘Dancing With the Stars’ finale airs Monday, November 22nd at 8 p.m. ET on ABC with results to be revealed on Tuesday, November 23rd at 9 p.m. ET.