DWTS Season 12, Week 5 – Dancing by the Numbers!

I only saw part of it, but I think it’s highly possible that Americana week was the most craptastic episode of Dancing with the Stars EVER. And I mean EVER. Not even Derek Hough could have saved this dog. Although the scenery would have been better for me. ;-) That was the stupidest 40 minutes of TV I have ever watched – and I have to watch the whole thing when I get home in order to come up with Cheesecake Awards. The things I do for you people. :-) Those of you who missed humor in last week’s version – well, you can probably forget it in this weeks as well.

Anyway, I think that Hines is safe. The problem with craptastic theme weeks is that it could make the results really, really wonky. But I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Chelsea, Ralph, Kirstie and Chris are also safe. Yes, Ralph got one of the lower scores of the night, but I think he is pretty well loved – I would wager he’s doing better votes wise than Chelsea, Petra, Kendra and Romeo, at least. But I jump ahead. What were the scores??

The Judges Scores and Percentages

Place Celebrity Score Percentage
1. Hines 27 13.92
2. Chelsea 26 13.40
3. Romeo 26 13.40
4. Chris 26 13.40
5. Kirstie 23 11.86
6. Petra 22 11.34
7. Kendra 22 11.34
8. Ralph 22 11.34

Hines is in the top spot with a three way tie for second place between Chelsea, Romeo, and Chris. Then we have the rest of the pack: Ralph, Kirstie, Petra and Kendra. Now, I think that Ralph and Kirstie are going to survive their low scores easily. I hope. :-) Which means it will likely come down to Petra and Kendra. Keep in mind that this was such a craptastic week of DWTS that it’s entirely possible that half the regular viewers turned the channel after half an hour. And what happens when the voting is left entirely to those who are rabid?? Well, probably the same thing – poor Petra. But it’s also possible that we could have a “shocking” elimination tonight.

Essentially, between Ralph, Kendra and Petra – whoever gets the most votes between the three of them stays. Well, I would be shocked if Ralph isn’t beating them by a mile in votes. So what would it take for both Petra and Kendra to also survive?? One of the following would have to happen for the BOTH of them:

– Both would have to get ONE more vote per million vote cast than Ralph for him to go home, or;
– Both would have to get 5160 more votes per million votes cast than Kirstie, or;
– Both would have to get 20,620 more votes per million votes cast than either Romeo, Chelsea or Chris, OR;
– Both would have to get 25,780 more votes per million votes cast than Hines.

Does anyone believe that either Kendra or Petra can score that many more votes than their competition? MAYBE Romeo and Chris, but I don’t think so. I am leaning toward Petra going home, but it would not surprise me if it were Kendra. Actually, neither Romeo or Chelsea going home would shock me either right now, but I don’t really think that is going to happen – 20k votes is a pretty nice cushion.

I could write lots more, but I’ve been traveling all day and I’m wiped – this will appear on Tuesday morning, but it was written Monday night – and I’m tired. At some point on Tuesday night I will write a wrap up and if there is an elimination other than Petra or Kendra, I’ll discuss what it took for it to happen. :-)