For the life of me, I can’t figure out how these dances get handed out. I guess it must have to do with the stupid “Rock Week” Theme. They assign songs and the dance style is determined by the song?? In any case, it leads to a big ole WTF in terms of dance styles on a given night.
I’ve taken a stab at guessing at the order – which is extremely difficult when you’ve got a Jive and a V. Waltz in with all the Tangos and Pasos. Again, the running order is going to be more a function of not having all five Tangos in a row. The question is – are the going to back load or front load the two odd dances. That is, save them toward the end or put them in the beginning…or one of each??
ETA: I was only off by one place for William and Cheryl…unfortunately in the wrong direction.
ETA 2: I feel the need to say, one more time – the running order is not automatically the kiss of death OR the mark of a great dancer. Particularly on theme weeks when there are a lot of similar dances. The posts Courtney has done in the past regarding the worst spot to dance are STATISTICS: they are not guarantees nor are they predictions. That’s one of the dangers of statistics – people have a tendency to misuse them. That said…William (aka God’s Gift to women everywhere :::snort:::) is being followed by….ROSHON. Bwahahahaha…okay, sorry. Just had to point that out to the William fans who have been making outrageous claims about him in the comments. Remember children, it’s just a dancing show…not the cure for cancer. :-)
ETA 3: Karina says they’re dancing last…Maria told someone via DM that she “thinks” they’re going last. Since Maria didn’t sound sure, I’m giving it to Karina and guessing maybe Maria is 9th. Hard to say. VERY interesting if Gavin is indeed going last. Very interesting indeed. :-)
ETA 4: Some song spoilers for you :-) If I had to guess, I’d say Melissa might have “Seven Nation Army” by the White Stripes. Good, strong paso beat. -Court-
ETA 5: Hey, my second guess at Sherri and original guess for Melissa appears to be right on track. I am starting to believe that Maria is 9th. It’s possible that Jaleel and Gladys could be reversed.
Sherri and Val – Tango; Dancing 1st
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Katherine and Mark – Paso Doble; Dancing 2nd (Song: Time is Running Out by Muse)
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Jaleel and Kym – Tango (Song: Something by the Stones)
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Melissa and Maks – Paso Doble; Dancing 4th (Song: Something by the White Stripes)
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Donald and Peta – Paso Doble; Dancing 5th
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Gladys and Tristan – Tango
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William and Cheryl – Jive; Dancing 7th
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Roshon and Chelsie – V. Waltz; Dancing 8th
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Maria and Derek – Tango
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Gavin and Karina – Tango; Dancing 10th (Song: Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen)
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I think that tonight could be a test of what Donald and William are really made of, since both got styles that don’t seem like they would do well on, at least intuitively. I think it will be a test for Cheryl as well, to see how much actual Jive content she puts in the dance or if she finds a way to exploit the sexy (again). Roshon drew the V. Waltz card and he could find himself tested as well. As for everyone else…Gladys and Melissa will likely be challenged by the Tango since it requires a much sharper technique. Sherri needs to show passion in a different way than just having her mouth open in a grimace like she did for her rumba, since that was…odd looking. Gavin has a chance to dig himself out of the bottom two…although I don’t think there is anyone left to save him from the boot this time. Maria, Jaleel and Katherine?? I think they will be okay, especially Jaleel and Katherine…after all, Katherine has done a variation on Paso once before. :-)