DWTS Season 14, Week 9 – Who’s Dancing What…and when?

Everyone say “thank you baby Jesus” for no silly Cha Cha relay or instant dances or any other miscellaneous crap in tomorrow nights show – at least, not so far. :-) Don’t get me wrong – I like the instant dances, I just feel like they’ve had enough crap to deal with this season with learning three dances every week MUCH earlier than usual. I imagine they’ll stick a couple pro dances in there to kill some time. But maybe not – the show is only 90 minutes tomorrow night, to make room for (gag) The Bachelorette. The Bachelorette is where I hone my snark skilz. :-)

This week is really it, folks – who’s got the votes? Will the pimping continue, or are they going to be satisfied now that they’ve got all their chosen one, Willy, in the Semi-finals?? Will we get realistic scoring, or are they desperate to have William in the finals at the expense of someone else? If Donald continues to get shafted on scores, I think we’ll have our answer. The order the dancers are in below is my guess at how the actual order will be. I expect them to handicap Maria and, to a lesser extent, Katherine.

As for the actual dancing?? Advantage Katherine, I think, and William. Samba could be trouble for Donald and we all know that Maria will be doing the Jive on busted feet – no laughing matter. Actually, neither of Donald’s dances favor him, just on the face of it, but I expect him and Peta to pull it out. I don’t think that William’s dances particularly favor him, but it’s unlikely to matter – a couple hip twitches and he’s got a 30. If Maria manages the Jive and doesn’t get totally hosed, and the rest of the dancers are all in the same ball park, then we will really find out who’s getting the votes…or more likely, who isn’t. But somehow, I don’t think they’re all going to land in the same ballpark – someone either going to have trouble with a dance, or the judges will manufacture trouble where there is none. We’ll see!

ETA: Don’t get excited about William going first – it doesn’t matter at this point in the season. Cheryl says Samba is first – no idea if they are doing all the latin first or if they’re mixing it up. Katherine we’re not 100% on just yet.

William and Cheryl; Dancing 1st and 5th
Dancing  Samba then Tango
Voting # 1-800-868-3408

Katherine and Mark; Dancing Second (??)
Dancing Quickstep and Salsa
Voting # 1-800-868-3410

Donald and Peta; Dancing 3rd and 7th
Dancing Waltz and Samba
Voting # 1-800-868-3403

Maria and Derek; Dancing 4th and 8th (process of elimination)
Dancing Argentine Tango and Jive
Voting # 1-800-868-3401