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DWTS Finale: A Fun Season

The show was over, champion crowned. Once again America didn’t vote for the best technical dancer (last time that happened was when Mario Lopez lost to Emmitt Smith). This time however I’m not even sure Helio was the most improved, but that doesn’t matter any more. It was a great season with lots of quality dances, tons of drama, and tremendous fun. Continue reading


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”.

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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 9: It’s Raining 10s

So judges were generous tonight, real generous. I think they were just trying to put up this atmosphere of “best semi-final ever” to hype people up. So everyone would rave “wow there were 5 perfect scores” then people will be more likely to watch the finale…

The Front Runner

Mel B got 30 for both her dances, so did Helio. Len said Helio/Julianne were the stand-out, I have to disagree. Mel is a much more polished dancer than Helio, and of course probably a bit more trained too. She moves very well and rarely looks awkward. The same can’t be said of Helio or any of the remaining celebrities.

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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 8: Face, Lower, Feet

Other than a good Quickstep and an excellent Mambo, nothing really stood out for me tonight, except for some hilarious moments from Len Goodman and the always brilliant Tom Bergeron:

“If you’re in a romantic mood, just breathe heavily when you vote, that’d be lovely”

“And join me later tonight, on eBay…” (holding Helio’s cape left on the floor)

“I feel so objectified by them. Piece of meat. In a tie.” (on Mel and Maks’ constant harassing him)

Though the best one came from Len:

“As a young man, I used to look always at girls’ faces; As I got a bit older, my eyes started to go slightly lower; and now, all I’m doing is looking at your feet, to see if you’re doing the heels and toes… I’ve become a ‘foot man’!” 

Back to the dances.

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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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