TGIF!!! It’s t minus 1 hour till the weekend on the east coast, and what better way to celebrate than with this kind of awesome promo for the latest season Strictly Come Dancing, DWTS’s cousin from across the pond?
It doesn’t get much better than Bruno & Len (and fellow judge Craig Revel Horwood) taking judge Darcey Bussell for a spin around the dance floor to some Bowie I must say, Len still impresses, even years after competing himself – dude still has great lines. Bruno wasn’t too shabby, either…although I would say the bulk of his appeal was the drama with which he carried off the steps. Just one question: when do we get to see Carrie Ann establish some street cred like this?
Thanks to Marianya for finding this little ditty our way – she’s currently traveling and was unable to post this herself.
This is sure to be a weird week, what with the performance show split over two nights. We don’t know yet how they will do the voting, but I assume it will happen both nights. My vote is to eliminate the voting from this week entirely. That way half the couples aren’t penalized by having their solo dance on Tuesday night when fewer people actually watch the show. A lot fewer. Sure, the die hards will vote no matter what, but the casual viewer, who likely makes up the largest percentage of the vote total, might not. So, use the scores only. It will screw the margins….but at least the voting margins won’t be screwed as well. But I bet ABC is greedy for those votes and won’t do it my way. :::sigh::: Here’s to hoping for Team Shawn dancing solo dances on Monday night.
ETA: Who wants to bet me that I can tell you EXACTLY how Kirstie’s dance will play out just based on the song? I predict that it’s going to be very predictable.
ETA2: In a new ABC Press release, TPTB detail how the dances will take place in one hour shows on Monday and Tuesday. They also detail how voting will take place each night. Please read the press release carefully here. Because of the different scheduling, this could really play with votings and how this competition plays out this week, so be sure you VOTE!!! ~Vogue
ETA:3 I smell a rat. How is that Kelly knows Cher Lloyd beyond what she saw on a results show?? These songs had to the ones they were picking before the season started, so what gives?? I didn’t think she was that big of a deal here just yet. I only know of her because I watched that season of X Factor UK. I smell pimpage. Hmmm….isn’t X Factor UK an ITV show, not a BBC show? I think so. So what’s the deal? Huh.
ETA4: Well, that’s just great. The pimping of Gilles continues. It appears his team is doing their individual dances on Monday, since Melissa said they were dancing their solo first on Tuesday. Great. Fabulous.
ETA5: Kind of a moot point for those who have already read the spoilers for tonight’s show, but updated to reflect tonight’s running order. -Court-
Kelly/Val – Samba (Song: ”Want U Back” by Cher Lloyd) Dancing 1st on Monday
Voting #: 1-800-868-3411
Gilles/Peta - Rumba (Song:“I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston) Dancing 2nd on Monday
Voting #: 1-800-868-3410
Kirstie/Maks – Quickstep (Song: “Mrs. Robinson” by Simon & Garfunkel) Dancing 3rd on Monday
Voting #: 1-800-868-3412
Emmett/Cheryl – Samba (Song: “Copacabana” by Barry Manilow) Dancing 4th on Monday
Voting #: 1-800-868-3413
Team Shawn – Freestyle (Song: “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepson)
Shawn & Derek
Sabrina & Louis
Melissa & Tony
Apolo & Karina
Melissa/Tony – Tango (Song: “Toxic” by Britney Spears)
Dancing 1st on Tuesday
Voting #: 1-800-868-3406
Shawn/Derek – Rumba (Song: “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion)
Voting #: 1-800-868-3402 Dancing 2nd on Tuesday
Apolo/Karina – Samba (Song: “Give it to Me Baby” by Rick James)
Voting #: 1-800-868-3407 Dancing 3rd on Tuesday
Sabrina/Louis – Waltz (Song: “So This is Love” from Cinderella (Disney version)) Dancing 4th on Tuesday
Voting #: 1-800-868-3403
Team Gilles – Freestyle (Song: “Gangnam Style” by PSY)
Gilles & Peta
Kelly & Val
Kirstie & Maks
Emmitt & Cheryl
What an interesting shake up we’ve had in Las Vegas Odds from for Dancing With The Stars these last few weeks! According to Sports Bovada again, we have Shawn leading the odds with Apolo and Emmitt tied and not far behind which I agree with. In fact, I agree with all the placements the odds makers have wagered below except for Kirstie Alley who they keep wanting to give such low odds to. She’s danced fairly well these last few weeks and they shouldn’t be underestimating her and Maks’ fan base which I would think dominates Sabrina’s, Melissa’s, Gilles’, and Kelly’s fan bases? Also note how Kelly’s odds are stronger compared to the week before and she moved up a place higher than Gilles. Interesting and deserving in my opinion!!
New Las Vegas Odds going into Week 5:
Shawn Johnson 7/5
Apolo Anton Ono 4/1
Emmitt Smith 4/1
Kelly Monaco 5/1
Gilles Marini 6/1
Melissa Rycroft 25/1
Sabrina Bryan 50/1
Kirstie Alley 66/1
Shawn Johnson – 7/4
Apolo Anton Ohno – 9/4
Emmitt Smith – 7/2
Gilles Marini – 13/2
Kelly Monaco – 12/1
Melissa Rycroft – 15/1
Bristol Palin – 25/1
Sabrina Bryan – 33/1
Kirstie Alley – 50/1
Summing it up…again, I think the odds makers have pegged it, but, I think Sabrina should be at the bottom with Kirstie or Melissa second to last.
Let’s get my fellow Partners In Crimes thoughts on the matter and be sure to let us know what you think too in the comments section…..
Courtney: My only complaint here is that I still think Emmitt is too high – at this point I think Kelly or Gilles has a better chance of making it to the finale than he does. I like Emmitt as a person – he seems to be a nice guy and is having fun this season; but I don’t really see the hunger to win in him like I do in most of the others. But then again, he does seem to be getting some pretty cushy scores…but the judges do seem to be a lot less “enchanted” with him as the weeks wear on. Who knows what’s going on there. But I am quite glad to see Gilles getting edged out by Kelly Now if only Melissa makes some big moves this week and can overtake him as well! As for Kirstie – I do think after her bottom 2 appearance this week, they’ve got it about right. Skill-wise, she’s just not really a match for anyone else this season, and I think some of the votes she would have gotten on a regular season are now going to other contestants who might share her fanbase (possibly Kelly & Melissa, maybe Emmitt). I think it’s safe to say she isn’t going to win this season – but how much longer will she stick around?
Heidi: I think Kirstie is in the right spot as well. Sabrina has the potential to get great scores. Kirstie? Not so much, relative to other dancers. Since she was in the bottom two this past week, any bad score could do her in, whereas Sabrina could possibly be spared by a really great dance. The key will be that Sabrina do well on Monday and that her team does well in the team dance. I think Kirstie beats her in votes probably easily, but with a good margin Sabrina has shown she can hang on. I think the margin that Kirstie failed to beat was 17k. If that happens again, I think Kirstie goes…unless someone unexpected falls to the bottom. Like Melissa. I kinda think that Emmitt might not be as strong as anyone thinks either. Between Apolo, Shawn, Gilles and even Melissa/Sabrina, he seems kinda forgettable. He’s definitely too high in the rankings, IMO.