Well, Celebrity Big Brother came to an end tonight, not with a bang but with a very definite whimper.
It was all a bit anti-climatic, really. For the first time in a long time, this Big Brother finale was only an hour long. As a result, the jury didn’t even have time to ask questions or even discuss how they were feeling before they voted. Meisha winning the final HoH shouldn’t have come as a shock to anyone, as she’s pretty much dominated nearly every comp this season. That she picked Todrick over Cynthia was not surprising. She and Todrick have been a pair since the season started and I also imagine that Meisha was smart enough to know that Todrick wouldn’t have a lot of friends on the jury.
Probably the most interesting thing about the finale was how little enthusiasm the jury had for either Meisha or Todrick. They listened politely to Meisha’s speech. When Todrick spoke, Todd Bridges and Lamar were both seen to dramatically roll their eyes. Shanna had already announced that there was no way she would vote for Todrick and Carson more or less said the same thing when he apologized to Shanna for what happened in the House. It really wasn’t a shock that Meisha won. Todrick got one vote, from Cynthia. Cynthia, of course, was the only member of the jury who hadn’t gotten a chance to go back and review the live feeds after being evicted.
When Meisha and Todrick came out of the house, no one stood up to congratulate them. Julie literally had to tell them to do that. The celebrity jury seemed angrier than most of the regular Big Brother juries. Of course, I think most of the celebs thought that Celebrity Big Brother would just be a month-long vacation. Instead, they found themselves living with the ultracompetitive Todrick and Meisha.
As for America’s Favorite Player, it went to Carson. I think that the hardcore Big Brother watchers split their votes between Shanna and Lamar, which allowed Carson to sneak in. That’s the only sense I can make of it.
Anyway, that’s it for Celebrity Big Brother! Regular Big Brother will be back this summer. As for now, Survivor is right around the corner!