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DWTS The Finals: Freestyle

In the past seasons of Dancing with the Stars one thing seems to be always true: whoever wins the freestyle, wins. I don’t know if that is just coincidence or there is indeed some correlation. To me, a great ballroom choreographer is not necessarily a great freestyle choreographer, but if you are a great freestyle choreographer (in the context of DWTS), you are probably a great ballroom choreographer too. That’s just my theory.

If that trend continues, Helio/Julianne will win because they definitely had the best freestyle tonight. However I’m not sure that’s what it should be, because this is a ballroom dance show, not a freestyle show. It should reward whoever is the best ballroom dancer after 10 weeks.

Of course, that is if we live in a perfect world where there is no such thing called “fan voting”.

Back to the dances.

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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 Results: A Subdued Night

Because of the death of Marie’s father the show started off rather quietly and in a low spirit. Jonathan/Marie was announced safe and Mel/Max did the encore. LeAnn Rimes was performing with Tony/Julianne. This is the second time I see these two dance together, last time was last season. Julianne always has gorgeous lines and her extension goes on forever.

Kenny Mayne/Len Goodman/Jerry Rice’s Dance Center was surprisingly good. Thank you ABC for not bringing Jimmy Kimmel back. They must have read my blog :-) (see my post on week 4 results). I like Len Goodman’s sense of humor, even if it’s British.

Unlike last week, the right couple went home tonight.

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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 5: Latin Night

Samba and Rumba. Doesn’t get any better than that.

Let’s get right to the important stuffs:

  • I think everyone got a big scare when Marie dropped to the floor the way she did. Thank goodness it didn’t turn out as bad as it looked. This reminds me of what happened to Jessie on last season’s So You Think You Can Dance. The show producers are not gonna like this kind of things.
    You gotta hand it to Tom Bergeron though for still being able to fill in some humor when he commented that in movies it was romantic to swoon and on live TV it scared the hell out of him. Talking about speaking from the heart.
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DWTS Week 4: The Judges

  • What’s up with those judges tonight? All of a sudden Carrie Ann got into an anti-lift obsession. And once again they seemed to be determined to single out Sabrina as the front runner, as if we didn’t already get. That Paso Doble was great but not perfect.
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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