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DWTS Season 14, Week 1 – Dancing by the Numbers

Curious as to where your favorite stands after one week of dancing?? You’ve come to the right place. That said – this could all be crap by the time the couples do their next dance.  I fully expect the judges to level the playing field (cuz they’re stupid like that) with the exception of their designated favorite. I have a feeling that will be Jaleel and William, if CAI and Bruno have anything to say about it. The Vagina vote wins every time. At least Jaleel is a kick ass dancer. William? Not so much. He’s alright. But starting out with overscoring so many people? Likely means they will do some leveling next week.

Anyway, let’s look at the couples and their percentages of the total:

The Judges Scores and Percentages

Place Celebrity Score Percentage
1. Jaleel 26 9.63
1. Katherine 26 9.63
3. William 24 8.89
4. Gladys 23 8.52
4. Roshon 23 8.52
4. Sherri 23 8.52
4. Jack 23 8.52
8. Maria 21 7.78
8. Donald 21 7.78
10. Melissa 20 7.41
10. Martina 20 7.41
10. Gavin 20 7.41

To give you some perspective, last season there was a much more realistic 3.5% spread between the top and the bottom. This season? Not so much.

Anyway, there is a lot of danger for a lot of people with the scoring so close. The only people truly safe are Jaleel and Katherine; even as little known (ringer) as she is, I don’t think that EVERY other dancer is going to get more votes than she did. Because that is what would have to happen. Jaleel will easily get the one vote that he needs, but the people  below her would each need the following for Katherine to go home.

  • Gavin, Martina and Melissa would EACH need to get 22,225 more votes than Katherine per million votes cast;
  • Maria and Donald would each need to get 18,520 more votes per million votes cast;
  • Sherri/Jack/Roshon/Gladys would each need 11,120 more votes than Katherine per million votes cast, and;
  • William would need 7,410 more votes per million votes cast than Katherine
  • That’s what it would take for Katherine to go home. Now, I think that Katherine has “shocking elimination” written all over her BUT, if she keeps the point spread like it is, she’ll be safe for a long while.  I doubt very much that Gavin is getting the votes to beat her right now, and I doubt Roshon is yet either.  I don’t really think that Maria and Donald are generating that many more votes than her yet, but that could easily change.  Her dance was pretty and very well executed, but as we’ve said ad nauseum around here – you have to have the whole package.  She strikes me as Audrina did – except Katherine (like Maria) has a much better partner. Plus Katherine has a lot more dance experience than Audrina did (but she had none, if I recall). Read more..

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    Dancing With The Stars Season 14 Week 1 After Party At Mixology 101 Photos

    The Daily Mail has a story and pictures of some the couples after the show at an after party at Mixology 101 in Hollywood last night courtesy of Pacific Coast News!! Below are just a few. Be sure to see the link for more. What a beautiful cast!!!

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    DWTS 14 Week 1: Interviews After The First Dance Part 2 (Videos)

    Our media coverage from last night’s first show of Dancing With The Stars season 14 continues. First up, Entertainment Tonight interviewed all the couples after their first dance. Let’s just say, the fun and excitement is at it’s highest. :)

    Below is Carson Kressley on Good Morning America today reviewing the show….

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    Louis Van Amstel reviewed the night. Below is his “overall” opinion from his new blog at Good Morning America. Be sure to read the link for his thoughts on each couple. I pretty much agree with him on all of them, do you?

    Overall. It was an awesome opening night. My favorites were Roshon and William for their energy, but Katherine’s and Jaleel’s Foxtrots were of a higher quality and their content was more complicated.

    There were many other performances that I liked. Gladys was very natural, and I just keep seeing her joyous face in my mind.

    That’s not all from Good Morning America! They are also featuring a cool spread on the celebrities ‘real life’ partners. Be sure to see and read on it here.

    And that’s not all….

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    DWTS 14 Week 1: Interviews After The First Dance Part 1 (Videos)

    What a fantastic first night to kick off Dancing With The Stars Season 14. Our favorite interviewer George Pennacchio of On The Red Carpet was there to see what the couples thought of their dancing and what they hope to bring to week two. Before you watch these interviews, note that something is technically wrong with the interviews with Jack & Anna and Sherri & Val. Watch the link because they will hopefully fix them later.

    First up, Jaleen talks of how nervous he was before he and Kym danced. He was a wreck. There was a lot of craziness before he came out on the stage with a wardrobe malfunction, etc., but, they were happy with how their dance turned out and glad the judges liked it. They plan to work hard and take it all one week at a time.

    Mark says he knew Katherine could dance, but, she stepped it up even more for the live show. Mark remarks on the high and solid standards this season. Katherine had the best time and was so touched on the whole night. For week two, Mark wants to keep the standard up and just keep improving. They have the Jive.

    George questions Cheryl about how she started the dance with her hand on William’s behind. When the applause came, William says it felt so great. He wasn’t expecting it. He says the audience helped him through. He loved the energy. Next week for the Quickstep, Cheryl hopes to show a completely other side to William from what everyone saw last night.

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    I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.