Ian’s Out

Filed under:Television — posted by Anwyn on May 16, 2007 @ 1:42 pm

While I was out watching Waitress last night, Ian got booted from Dancing with the Stars. No surprise to anyone, really, including him, and kudos to him for having made it this far. I’m forced to retract what I said last week about Apolo–he now has the dance presence, the weight, that I said he lacked.

As for Ian–the guy just tries too hard. He looks phony to me all the time, as if he feels he has to act a certain way to fit in. His exuberance never looks like it bubbles up naturally, the way it does on Joey. As Carrie Ann said earlier in the competition, it doesn’t come from “a place of authenticity.” I really wanted to see what he’d be like when he broke through that shell, but alas it didn’t happen. Good luck, Ian.

image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace