Court here, subbing in for Heidi, who is boozin’ it up in the mountains or something. I wonder if drinking at a higher altitude gives you more of a buzz…
…well, now that I’ve wasted enough space so as not to catch the ire of some of the Twitter folks who haven’t watched the show yet, I can say that it ended up being Gladys & Roshon in the dance duel, with Roshon being saved by the judges and Gladys sent home. And despite the fishiness of having 4 couples in jeopardy, there was no double elimination, as was previously rumored.
So how did our predictions stack up?
Heidi: Assumed there would be a single elimination, with Maria & Roshon in the bottom 2 and Roshon getting saved after the duel. Also thought there might be a chance that it would be Melissa & Roshon in the bottom 2, with Roshon still getting saved.
Courtney: Assumed there would be a double elimination, and predicted Gladys to go home outright, with Roshon & Maria duking it out in the jive duel with Maria ultimately getting saved. Thought there was a minute chance of Melissa landing in the duel with Roshon, in which case Roshon would be saved.
I’ve gotta say – even though I think Gladys was probably the weakest dancer still left in the competition and it was her time to go, I feel so bad that they made her do the damn jive duel…that was just cruel. But she impressed the hell out of me with the effort she gave – it was a much closer duel than I expected. But overall, I’m glad Roshon is safe for another week – even though it scares the crap outta me that he still landed in the bottom 2, with all of the outrage I saw here at Pure and on Twitter over how truly SCREWED he got by the judges this week.
So we didn’t get a double elim after all. Part of me is relieved, as it probably saved us from losing Roshon and possibly Maria or Melissa; but part of me is also a bit worried for next week, as it’s the team dances, and one team is going to end up with 4 couples while the other ends up with 3. The last time that happened was season 9, and the team with more couples came into the team dance at a big disadvantage and basically got trounced by the team that only had 3 couples. More couples = more need for synchronization = less room for error = more egos. And yet another tricky little way for TPTB to give the edge to some while shafting others. Heidi, where are you? Bring us booze.