Every headline I have read so far about the result from Dancing With The Stars says it is a shocker that Kristin Cavallari got kicked off the show. How is that a shock? I don't care if she got a 24. No one knows who she is. This is not American Idol where everyone is a no name and talent usually prevails. I would venture to say half the people who vote on this show or more have never watched The Hills. Even if they have watched The Hills, how many specifically remember Kristin unless you watched it more than a few times. Bringing in the ex-boyfriend does not really help because football players are largely anonymous because they wear helmets. Outside of Chicago, most people do not know what Jay Cutler looks like and does a crappy quarterback really help your chances of staying on?
It is all about if the average person knows who you are. If you have that and some talent you can win. Robert Kardashian. How does he stay on? Well, unfortunately unlike when his sister was on the show, people know and recognize who Kim is so when she shows up every week, Robert gets some of that popularity. It won't be enough for him to win the show but it moves him past the likes of Kristin. Hope Solo was in the bottom and she was saved because people would much rather vote for a soccer player from one of the most exciting teams ever that riveted a nation rather than someone who showed up on MTV once a week for a few years in an ensemble cast.