Dancing With the Stars + The Bachelor/Bachelorette = Bachelor Pad Ballroom Contest

Dance: Foxtrot
Coach: Chelsie Hightower
Tenley (from The Bachelor, Season 14)
Kiptyn (from The Bachelorette, Season 5)

Dance: Rumba
Coach: Edyta Sliwinska
Elizabeth (from The Bachelor, Season 14)
Jesse Kovacs (from The Bachelorette, Season 5)
Kovacs: "It's incredible. Edyta is SO hot. It's almost unbearable."
Elizabeth: "Edyta is extremely sexy. I get a little twinge of jealousy every time she puts her hands up on my man. The first time that Edyta straddled him and looked at him with those eyes, I...I felt very insecure, actually."

Dance: Cha cha
Coach: Louis Van Amstel
Natalie (from The Bachelor, Season 13)
David (from The Bachelorette, Season 5)
Louis Van Amstel: "In the history of me teaching as a pro, I've never heard a woman ask, "Please grab my boobs. It's safer."

Melissa Rycroft (The Bachelor 13, DWTS 8 )
Jake Pavelka (The Bachelorette 5, The Bachelor 14, DWTS 10)
Trista Sutter (The Bachelor 1, The Bachelorette 1, DWTS 1)

(Someone gave the judges only paddles with scores 8 and higher... :rolleyes:)



This was painful to watch. So awkward... They only had one day to learn the dance though, not a full week like on dancing with the stars.
Yes, and there wasn't a pro to compensate for the student.
A good point, TC. When a contestant gets lost on DWTS, the pro is always there to rescue them.

I think it would be at least interesting (if not too "painful") to have the DWTS contestants paired with each other for one or two weeks of the 'competition.' (More like the format of SYTYCD.)

This could reveal a lot more about the capabilities of the individual 'stars' and might also force (allow?) the pros to reduce the emphasis on 'flash and splash' performance elements and concentrate more on the basic characteristics and techniques of the dance.

I would like to see this, but would the producers think it had enough entertainment value?
Imagine if last season's Kate had gotten paired with another "star". Someone who craved the spotlight just as much and was under no obligation to behave professionally. I like watching trainwrecks. :cool:

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