Well, well, well…another interesting night. Let me take this opportunity to point out that Courtney and I were right on target with the storyboarding we would see this week. :-) I’m right so rarely this season that I have to capitalize when I am. It’s only a shame that Hope couldn’t take advantage of a golden opportunity. We pretty much figured that they were going to knock Ricki down a few pegs (and neither Derek nor Ricki seemed to mind this overly much), allowing JR and Hope to spring to the top – only Hope didn’t capitalize on it. The result was a bloated score on one of the worse dances of the night…and that’s saying something!! We also tried telling people that they weren’t turning JR into Ralph Macchio – they’re making this show into a horserace if it kills them. I still think it’s his to lose.
I also have to ask – Carrie Ann, in what freakin’ universe do you give the same score to Rob Kardashian as you do JR?? You’re losing what credibility you had, sweetheart. At least you don’t have far to fall. And you all give the exact same score to a couple who looked great in hold and only out of time on the Running Rabbit as you gave a couple who didn’t look great either in hold or out – and who was more heavily, substantively criticized. Come on, gang – you’re being pathetically transparent. You want to make sure that Hope sticks around another couple weeks, try giving Carson and Chaz scores THEY actually deserve, instead of the entertainment value score. Nancy too, for that matter – bad news for her is that I keep forgetting she’s there.
Let’s look at the numbers.
The Judges Scores and Percentages