Ginger Zee Doubles Up On Her Paso Doble & The 'Dancing With The Stars' Judges Have Mixed Reviews

I wasn’t really familiar with Ginger Zee before Dancing With The Stars — truth be told, I’m more of a Today Show viewer than a Good Morning America one, so I was usually hanging out with Al Roker telling me about the weather in Oklahoma than Ginger. But boy, did I fall in love with Ginger Zee on her time on Dancing With The Stars. In the semi-finals, Ginger and partner Val Chmerkovskiy teamed up with Artem Chigvintsev for one particularly sexy paso doble, and the Dancing With The Stars were all about it.

As we know, Val is the bad cop in the good cop-bad cop scenario. Actually, when its just Val directing you, you just have a bad cop. He said that he was the mustard and Artem was the honey, and Ginger insisted she was the chicken nugget in the mix that made a delicious meal. I can’t say she was wrong — the paso doble she danced with Val and Artem was fierce and sexy and strong, and Carrie Ann Inaba told Ginger that every week she gets this fire inside of her when she dances — she’s really transformed over her time on Dancing With The Stars, and I totally agree. Bruno and Len weren't 100 percent on the show, but whatever. What do they know?

When Ginger started on the show, she could sort of dance, but she was pretty timid about the whole thing. I don’t know if it’s a growing confidence in herself, the tutelage from Val, or a combination of both, but Ginger has really had the best evolution during this season of Dancing With The Stars. She went from tired new mom to dance goddess, and in what? A matter of six weeks? Dancing With The Stars has allowed Ginger to shed the fog of working a crazy job and being a new mom and find herself again, and I really do hope to see her in the finals.

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