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DWTS Season 11 – The Odds on Favorite to Win (Again)

John posted these rankings for season 10 at about the same time, so I thought I would post them again (source: SportsBookGurus). They’re kinda odd. Derek, I understand, since he just won. What I don’t get is why Mark is hanging on in the third spot, tied with Julianne and ahead of Maks and Cheryl. He has two wins (with Olympians), but he also went out first last season. Weird. I guess in the absence of a partner, this is a ranking of popularity and star power, like John said last season.  If THAT is the case, I’m still not sure I agree. I think I would put Cheryl higher than Maks and Mark.

Option     Win Odds
Derek Hough     +600
Julianne Hough     +650
Mark Ballas     +650
Maksim Chmerkovskiy     +750
Cheryl Burke     +800
Chelsie Hightower     +900
Lacey Schwimmer     +1000
Dmitry Chaplin     +1200
Kym Johnson     +1400
Alec Mazo     +1600
Anna Trebunskaya     +1600
Edyta Sliwinska     +1600
Karina Smirnoff     +1600
Damien Whitewood     +2500
Louis van Amstel     +2800
Tony Dovolani     +2800
Anna Demidova     +3000
Jonathan Roberts     +3000
Ashly DelGrosso     +3500
Elena Grinenko     +5000
Fabian Sanchez     +5000
Inna Brayer     +5000
Jesse DeSoto     +5000
Andrea Hale     +6600
Brian Fortuna     +6600
Charlotte Jorgensen     +6600
Nick Kosovich     +8000
Corky Ballas     +10000

June 10, 2010 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Dancing with the Stars Season 11 – Nancy Lee Grahn?

Nancy is apparently a star on General Hospital and she tweeted the following:

A list, eh? I wonder who else is on this list. :-) Yes, I know lots of rumors have been flying already, but I haven’t had the time to take proper note of them. I will soon. I will also do an update on what our recent cast and pros are up to – some interesting stuff for some of them. ;-)

I will also be doing some conspiracy busting real soon – the post is written, I just need to polish.

June 9, 2010 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

DWTS 10 Nicole & Derek Dance Comparison

Of course, what dance comparison series is complete without the dance done to recycled songs by the champions: Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough!

You thought Even and Anna had too many “recycled song” dances? Nicole and Derek had just as many. However, what differentiates Nicole/Derek to Evan/Anna is the fact that two of the recycled songs were done as freestyles in some capacity… so I guess that bumps Evan and Anna up the list. :)

Anyway to start towards the beginning of the year… There was that Jive to the contemporary songs SOS by Rihanna Rihanna - A Girl Like Me - SOS.

This song was first done by Season 3’s Willa Ford and Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Week 3

From Week 2: Nicole and Derek.

Two weeks later we have the Rumba done to Robert Flack’s The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face Roberta Flack - The Very Best of Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face… Originally done on Week 5 by Season 6’s Priscilla Presley and Louis van Amstel.

On Week 4: Nicole and Derek

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June 7, 2010 I Written By

My life can be summed up in the following two quotes: 1) "I am married to engineering and am its faithful wife by day, but at night my wanderlust takes hold and the arts becomes my jealous paramour." and... 2) "Engineering is my safety net. Writing is my passion. Acting is my escape when the other two become too much." So where does dancing fit in? Pretty much anywhere at this point... =)

Hilarious DWTS Bloopers Video with Sabrina Bryan

I just happened upon this video today and found it completely hilarious. I must admit that I wasn’t a HUGE fan of Sabrina when she was on the show. I didn’t dislike her, but didn’t really love her either. However, videos like this are great and give you more of an idea of what she’s really like. Although, she does have a bit of a mouth on her. Enjoy!

June 3, 2010 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

DWTS 10 Evan & Anna Dance Comparison

Evan Lysacek & Anna Trebunskaya ended the season with five recycled dances:
– Two of them happen to be the Viennese Waltz: the first done on the Week 1 and the second one on Week 10
– Four of the Five dances are Ballroom dances (Viennese Waltz, Waltz and Quickstep)
– Two of the recycled songs were originally done by celebs in Season 8

Interesting stats for these songs…

So starting with the two Viennese Waltz’s:

The first song was I’ll Be by Edwin McCain Edwin McCain - Rhino Hi-Five: Edwin McCain - EP - I'll Be as originally done by Season 8’s Lil’ Kim and Derek Hough on Week 5.

And again on Season 10 Week 1 as done by Evan and Anna

The second Viennese Waltz was done to Billy Joel’s Piano Man Billy Joel - The Essential Billy Joel - Piano Man originally on Season 5 Week 4 by Jane Seymour and Tony Dovolani.

And of course on Season 10 Week 10 by Evan and Anna.

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June 2, 2010 I Written By

My life can be summed up in the following two quotes: 1) "I am married to engineering and am its faithful wife by day, but at night my wanderlust takes hold and the arts becomes my jealous paramour." and... 2) "Engineering is my safety net. Writing is my passion. Acting is my escape when the other two become too much." So where does dancing fit in? Pretty much anywhere at this point... =)