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DWTS Week 9 Results: Bummer

It doesn’t get any worse than this. My least favorite stayed and my most favorite went. I’ve decided a while back that I’m not going to get too opinionated when writing these posts, so let me just say, this is really disappointing. 8-)

The biggest reason I want Jennie/Derek in the finale is because I thought Derek would choreograph a great freestyle. Now let’s just hope Jonathan is up to the task.

Although I had to go to wikipedia to find out who Michael Flatley is, that performance they put on there was spectacular. I’ve never been so into a tap dance performance before. It was captivating.

In one of the packages someone finally said what I have always thought, “Tom Bergeron is probably the Greatest Live Host of All Time“. He makes it look so easy.

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DWTS Week 8 Results: In No Particular Order

“Having combined the judges’ scores with your votes, we can now reveal, in no particular order, the next couple who will definitely return next week…”

They say that every time. In no particular order. Sometimes the most predictable couples went first, sometimes the most surprising ones (like tonight). It’s done to maximize the dramatic effect. Announce something unexpected in the beginning, keep you at the edge of your seat so you don’t go away during commercials. I think it should be called The Producers’ Order. :-)

With Cameron eliminated tonight, there now is only one man left, with three women. I do think Mel B is the favorite right now. And I’d like to see a finale without Marie/Jonathan because the other 3 pros (Derek, Julianne, Maks) are more capable of producing spectacular freestyles. Nothing against Jonathan but I’m not sure he’s up to the task, besides the fact Marie is the weakest dancer. I would be devastated to see Derek go; he’s got lots of great tricks it’d be really fun to see what’s in the bag.

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DWTS Week 7: Two Dances

Everyone is doing two dances this week, one ballroom and one latin. When you have twice as much dance to learn in the same amount of time, the average quality of each dance is bound to suffer a little. I think that was what happened tonight. With the exception of one or two dances.

  • I really, really liked Mel B’s Paso, more than I liked Sabrina’s Paso that got 30. It was very well choreographed. The perfect score was what I would give too. Continue reading

DWTS Week 6: Mel B

The Surprises

I can’t believe I’m saying this: I have just seen the best Rumba by a celebrity on Dancing with the Stars ever! It caught my attention right from the beginning move. It was so authentic. The dance was much better than their Samba last week because it was so technically sound. I’m really impressed by Mel B now. Continue reading

DWTS Week 3 Results: Bye Bye Drew

  • I had no idea Samantha Harris was coming back next week when I wrote last night that “Drew Lachey should be next season’s host if the decision were made based on merit”. I thought he was filling in for the season and Samantha was coming back for the next… oh well.
  • I like Jennie and Derek’s Argentine Tango more now having seen it for the second time. Also it’s interesting that some couple did the International Tango while some did the Argentine version. Wonder if ABC decided it or the pros did.
  • Wasn’t it funny that the lowest scoring female celebrity on Monday night still got higher score than the highest scoring male celeb? Soon this will be a no men’s land… no men’s left… Continue reading

DWTS Week 2 Results: Fan Base, Redux

First, the no-surprise, I called it first here last night, Mark Cuban would be safe. Glad that America rewarded the hard worker.

Now the shocker, but, to think of it, it really wasn’t one. My week 1 result recap was subtitled “Fan Base”, where I said “fan base is always a big factor in the first week”. Well, guess what, the second week is not much different from the first. Continue reading

DWTS Week 2: Cuban

Injustice #1:

Helio had little to none hip action. The choreography covered that up really well so it didn’t show. He got 27 the highest of the night which was very undeserving in my opinion.

Injustice #2:

Mark Cuban was decent in his Mambo. I thought of the three men dancing Mambo his upper body action was at least the second best. And his footwork was pretty good too. Continue reading

DWTS Week 1 Results: Fan Base

No surprises. Josie went home, as I expected. Like she said in her clip, “being a model you only need to look good, you don’t have to train the strength”, and Alec summed up “(she is) deceptively unfit”, I don’t think many people were shocked that she’s gone.

What was a little surprising was Mark Cuban was the bottom man, not Floyd. Considering their physical talent and body attributes, I would think Floyd should’ve danced a lot better than Cuban, but in fact he did worse. Fan base is always a big factor in the first week. Continue reading

DWTS Season 5 Opener, the Men

Two things I didn’t expect to happen happened tonight:

1. Mark Cuban is better than I thought.
I like how he said he’s doing this for his little daughter.

2. Helio Castroneves is way better than I thought.
Before the show I was saying to my hubby that a race car driver would have nothing but upper body strength, when lower body is probably the more important portion in dancing. It turns out that Continue reading

DWTS Season 5 Opener, The Women

Three things I liked the most about Monday’s opening night show:

1. Co-host is no longer Samantha Harris (I don’t dislike her but she’s just not been a very good co-host). Instead it’s Drew Lachey which I think played off Tom very well. The Len’s assessment joke came very natural and cracked me up. He also related better with the celebrity dancers, being a former contestant himself, as a result asked more sensible questions. Continue reading