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Here's something to consider. This is the twenty-third episode of this season, which started a little over three months ago. In that time, the show has taken a huge mass of auditioners, whittled them down to twenty, and then whittled them down to six. And now we've just got tonight's show before the final vote. That final vote (here's my point) is only going to be the sixth time there's been an audience vote in the entire series. Does that really seem like America is Choosing? Six votes total? And the first couple didn't even really count, since the judges still made the call on who got eliminated. Between the World Series taking away the first couple of votes, the season ending abruptly, and the show's built-in drive to ax dancers two at a time, the public has been largely shut out of the entire process this time out.
Anyway, I just wanted to bring that up. And now we've got just one hour for the six remaining dancers to try to impress everyone one last time. Although I guess Ashleigh has demonstrated that you don't really need to dance every single night. Just do it often enough to be sympathetic. And we're somehow going to shoehorn in all the possible male-female pairings tonight. There's no time for same-sex pairings. Or for video packages about each Dancer's Journey, which is just fine with me.
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