'Dancing with the Stars' Week 6: Why Victor Ortiz Is Down and Out
'Dancing with the Stars' Week 6: Why Victor Ortiz Is Down and Out
Scott Taylor
Scott Taylor
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Tuesday night's results show was no different than the previous five weeks for Dancing with the Stars season 16. No big surprises.

Dancing with the Stars tried to tease a big surprise elimination with Sean Lowe finding himself in the bottom two on Tuesday night, but in the end, boxer Victor Ortiz was knocked out of the competition.

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Doomed From the Beginning

I figured boxers would be good at transitioning to the ballroom because they need to have good footwork in the ring. However, Victor Ortiz might as well of played the part of a tree stump on the dance floor.

Ortiz just never got going as he always seemed kind of awkward and unable to pick up the moves. Monday night's performance was his worst yet as he just stood around and extended his arms out to his sides while his dance partner, Lindsay Arnold, did all the work. Ortiz was trying, but it seems like he just didn't want to be dancing anymore.

No Connection

Ortiz was also never able to connect with the audience. I wrote from week one how he didn't come across as very likeable. This doesn't mean he's not a nice guy, but in his rehearsal videos and interviews he didn't connect like say, Andy Dick.

This is probably a big reason why Ortiz went home instead of Dick, who you can argue is a worse dancer. Ortiz is a fighter, not an entertainer. That is the big difference. Ortiz never fully connected with the audience. On Monday night when Brooke Burke-Charvet interviewed Ortiz and his dance partner, Ortiz awkwardly said he loved Lindsay. He wasn't admitting he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her, but it was an extremely cringe worthy segment.

Surprise, Surprise

Once again America voted along with the judges and sent home one of the obvious choices. I'm not complaining, but it is definitely leaving ABC and the show without any drama. The only real surprise of season 16 so far was the first elimination when Dorothy Hamill made it easy on producers and bowed out due to injury.

Ortiz and Dick were the two obvious choices to be sent home due to their poor dance skills. This leaves Dick as the lone bad dancer. Others such as Ingo Rademacher and Sean Lowe are on the next level of competitors and have each had their moments in the bottom two. I could see Dick outlasting one or both of these guys with enough fan support.

It will be interesting to see if Andy Dick can hang in the competition by continuing to entertain the audience. I personally would love to see a change and have Dick stick around for a bit longer. He has come across as extremely likeable and has done a great job with making his performances fun for the audience. The question is, will this be enough, or will America continue to vote off the worst dancer on the show next week? 

Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays and Tuesdays on ABC.

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