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Hold on to your hats, I’ve got a lot of complaining to do. Wait for it. :-) First though…
Anyway, our second elimination is: Jack and Anna (sob)
Our mini scorecard reads as follows:
Heidi: I had a lot of trouble deciding, waffling between the bottom 5, but I finally decided on Gavin numerically…but I had a suspicion about Jaleel.
Courtney: Had trouble as well, but said Gavin as well, with Jack or Gladys in the possible next position.
Again they do a real live bottom two, with Gavin in the safe position of the bottom – what is UP with that??
But worst thing of all possible things…we get three weeks of the judges deciding who goes home out of the bottom two scorers. This is the biggest load of bull in the history of the show, worse than the winner take all cha cha. That was, at least, a one time thing. But now, for the next three weeks, the two low combined scorers will dance off in front of the judges and then the judges decide who is safe. So, even if William or Jaleel aren’t getting any votes or they dance like crap on the night, the will likely stick around…possibly over someone who danced very well. You better hope your favorite doesn’t end up in the bottom two against Katherine or William (or Sherri).
You know? Let the show WORK without freakin’ tinkering with it!! It works quite well. But one of their favorites isn’t getting the votes and they want to make sure he (or she) sticks around for at least three more weeks. At least if Derek and Maria go out the regular way, I will know that it’s the way the show works. It’s in the rules, that’s how it’s always been. But if Maria ends up in the bottom two against William and the piece of meat stays just due to the vagina vote?? That will piss. me. off. Is your favorite Sherri or Melissa or Gladys or Gavin?? Forget it. If, as I suspect, William or Katherine isn’t getting the votes, you guys are screwed.
The thing is, who ever they consider their favorite could be the low scorer (combined judges score and viewer votes) by a significant margin, yet will stay over someone who actually did quite well on the night and is doing well with the viewers. Someone like Sherri. Or Melissa.
My suggestion?? Vote like you’ve never voted before. If William and Katherine both end up in the bottom (unlikely due to judges scores on the front end) then Katherine will stay. MAYBE. Jesus.
Below are just a few more interviews after the couples danced last night!!! The View interviewed Sherri. She still hasn’t recovered. If it weren’t for Val, she wouldn’t have been able to keep dancing.
Tony Dovolani interviewed some of the couples for Extra. Note the part with Mark where he addresses the incident in rehearsals last week.
Also, don’t miss Donald and Peta being interviewed from Amazing Good Will. You can see a good shot of the press room.
Cheryl Burke has written a new blog for OK! Magazine. She writes on her and William’s dance last night and their upcoming dance if they make it tonight. She also addresses whether she and William fight in rehearsals or not (which I thought was interesting under the circumstances). Below is more in a take. Be sure to read the full blog at the link.
Next week is rock week so it’s not like it will be sexy, sexy. It could be sexy, sexy. But, we will be doing the Jive if we make it.
We definitely have been rehearsing long hours and William definitely wants to get the dance down. He does whatever it takes. We just do the job. Every Wednesday, he learns all of his routine so we can actually be able to work on it throughout the week.
As for fights, I know there can always be tension in rehearsals between partners. I think that William and I have a mutual respect and I think it’s very important to develop that with your partner from day one when you meet.
What do you get when you have a five way tie at the bottom of the leaderboard? A big fat mess, that’s what. :-) Jaysus, the over scoring continues. I thought Sherri, Jaleel and Gladys were all over scored for sure. Katherine was as well – knock it off with the two 10’s already. She was great and beautiful (and she made me very weepy), but how can you dance so much of a waltz out of hold and still get a 29?? ANYONE else would have gotten dinged for that big time. Donald (love him) starts off with what would have been called a lift if Derek or Maks had done it…and CAI decides she’s on vacay as the lift police. Figures. But on the upside – finally CAI decides to critique William. About damn time. Keep up the good work. The tongue bathes are ridiculous and that 10 was so not deserved.
I saw quite a few people saying they would be surprised if there was more than 10k votes between the top scorer and the bottom rung – Nah, there was more than that. Try 18k – a pretty good number, but not massive. Combine that smallish spread with SERIOUS voting issues, a real bottom two last week, fake crying this week and you got one unpredictable situation.
Yes, if you are a Derek or Maks fan, you know that voting was pure hell last night. Web site was continually saying that I used all my votes when I hadn’t even cast one – this was after an hour or two of “bad gateway” messages – meaning their servers were getting hammered, most likely. And this was at the BEGINNING of the show. Same issue with the phones; call and get the message that you’ve used all your calls from this phone number …on the first call. Again, right after Derek and Maria danced. I saw that Maks fans were having the same issues with the online voting, so I’m assuming that was an issue across the board. So, the passionate fanbases will rule the day, more so than usual. You had to be seriously patient and/or determined to vote last night.
Let’s look at the couples and their percentages of the total:
The Judges Scores and Percentages
Below are some more great interviews from last night. First we have Mark & Katherine, Jaleel and Kym, and William and Cheryl with Access Hollywood. Each couple talks of how they brought each dance and story to life. Mark says it was like painting a picture. Cheryl talks of why they chose to take William’s shirt off. Jaleel talks of the hard week he and Kym had and how they haven’t let anything come between them and their connection.
William tells ET of how hard Cheryl made him work this past week…
The rest of couples are interviewed by ET as well…
What a show last night again!!! As in weeks past, the couples did some interviews with George Pennacchio of On The Red Carpet afterwards. Let’s see what he gathered up on the emotional night. Note: There aren’t interviews posted for Katherine & Mark and Donald and Peta for some reason. Watch the link, they may post them later.
First up, Derek and Maria! She tells George that it didn’t bother her to disclose more on her personal life last night. She says honesty can be inspiring. Derek hasn’t seen this much improvement so quickly in one of his partners and he’s so proud of her. They also discuss her wrestling this past week and her unbelievable schedule.
Gavin was so overwhelmed and “somewhere else” with their dance and when they received a standing ovation. He is emotional about his Dad. He loves learning to dance and finding what he’s natural at. Karina says he has a way of making every situation better. She believes in him and thinks they can climb up to the top.
George praises Gladys for her elegance last night. He and Tristan point out how no one really is at the bottom when they receive “24’s”. Gladys wants to “shake her tail feather” in the next dances if she makes it for what she’s more about. Tristan soaks up everything about Gladys. She inspires him and he learns from her. They talk of her double and triple duty besides her dancing on the show. She’s planning to do a new sitcom as well.
Sherri is so emotional over the night. George says the night was insane. Sherri says they all love being there and the bar is set high. They talk of her busy schedule. Val talks of how it was a difficult this past week, but, they learned a lot and plan to keep going forward. He cares so much for her and vice versa.