Wave Bye to Mr. Tense
Bachelor Jake dancing his way to cable TV after DWTS cut
It finally happened — Jake Pavelka was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars. This is the time in the show when the average dancers begin to go home and Jake is the poster child for that group. He’s made enough progress to show you he could eventually do really well, but not enough to put him in the pack with the Evan Lysaceks and Nicole Scherzingers.
Aside from the dancing competition, this is a personality competition and Jake didn’t shine in that department. Take Niecy Nash — she’s funny, cute and fully embraces her “jiggly parts” — how could you not vote for her? Her dancing is not fabulous, but her personality makes up for it. Jake on the other hand, comes off intense and tightly wound.
His perfectionism made me tense every time he performed. I think he began to realize this, but viewers once again needed more than hints of transformation.
Now that the DWTS book is closed, I wonder he’s headed? I would guess a breakup with Vienna (that she initiates) and a cable TV reality show. He’s run out of ABC reality TV shows to participate in (or I guarantee you he’d try) and I don’t think CBS will have him.
That leaves cable. Whatever happens, I think Jake’s going to try and make a career in television and we’ll be seeing more of him.
See Jake's last dance below: