She was the comeback kid on this season of DWTS, but the curtain fell last night on Marissa Jaret Winokur's Cinderlla story. (How many more cliches I can work into this post?)
Best known as Tracy Turblad in Broadway's Hairspray, the bubbly actress fell victim to Dancing With the Stars' passive-aggressive voting patterns -- fans love to root for the underdogs (like Marlee Matlin) and the atypical ballroom blitzers (like Marissa), as long as they don't win. The mirror-ball trophy is reserved for slender, good-looking athletes, silly girl. (Because they don't already have enough of a stranglehold on our affections.)
I'm not suggesting Marissa should have won; but really, she never had a chance.
Now we're left with an Olympian, a football player and a soap star. Hmm, wonder where we've seen these central casting characters before? With no great love for any of the finalists, I'm choosing ...
...to just watch and not make any predictions.