Dancing toward divinity

Who knew "Dancing with the Stars" could evoke such powerful emotions?

By H.h.
March 2, 2006 1:26AM (UTC)
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Lisa Rinna called it "the best experience I think I've ever had." Jerry Rice said winning would be "just like winning the superbowl." Drew Lachey called himself "the luckiest man in the world." How could these people possibly be talking about ballroom dancing?

As kitschy and bizarre as the second season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" might have been, it somehow pulled off the right balance of not taking itself too seriously, and then, occasionally, drumming up the drama like crazy. But with participants this earnest and enthusiastic, how could they resist? From all appearances, being on this show was sort of like hitting a home run in the World Series, falling in love, giving birth to your first child, and finding God, all wrapped into one. (Don't miss the last scene, where Rice tries to steal the trophy from Lachey.)



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