Is DWTS All-Stars’ Gilles Marini Being Overscored or Underscored?
It’s time to play Goldilocks with Dancing With the StarsAll-Stars hottie Gilles Marini. Some viewers think Gilles is overrated, with the judges giving him high scores based too much on sex appeal. Others think the judges have been too tough on Gilles, especially in the past week, when he and Peta Murgatroyd were the second couple eliminated during the swing dance marathon.
So are the judges being too nice, too mean or just right?
The judges have been happy with Gilles and Peta in general, and Carrie Ann Inaba even swooned over their "baby-making" to the point of falling out of her chair. But Gilles and Peta have yet to get a perfect score, unlike three other couples so far this season. And, perhaps in a reaction to some viewers accusing her of overpraising Gilles because of his looks, Carrie Ann has made a point in the past two weeks to criticize Gilles for his "T-Rex hands."
Still, even with his wonky hands, Gilles and Peta still got 9.5s for their Week 7 fusion dance. But their scores for the week took a nosedive during the swing dance marathon, when they were eliminated just after Kirstie Alley andMaksim Chmerkovskiy. We were surprised by that decision, and it put Gilles and Peta third from the bottom on the judges' leaderboard, just above Kirstie and Maks and Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff (who were also underscored in their main dance, but that's a different issue).
Do you think the judges are being fair to Gilles or not — and if you think they’re being unfair, do you think it’s in his favor or against him?
Catch a new episode of Dancing With the Stars Season 15: All-Stars on Monday, November 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT onABC.
Gina Carbone is a contributing writer at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter@ginacarbone.