Country week!! Not my favorite genre – and apparently Shawn loves it. It’s an Iowa thing?
I’m told that the scoring has been changed up again. :::rolls eyes::: Now you can apparently get 2, 4, or 6 points for your solo in the group dance – before it was just 2 extra bonus points. Let me guess…Gilles, Sabrina and….should be Shawn, but will it be?? Possibly Melissa. Whoever needs the most help with the votes. You heard it here first. And no, we don’t know what the rest of the couples get, if anything.
ETA: I LOVE me some Blake Shelton. But not because of country music, but because of his bromance with Adam Levine. A little birdie told me that Gilles showed up late to team dance rehearsal in a rhinestone cowboy vest & chaps…because he must be the center of attention, and show everyone else up. At all times. Courtney co-opted my standard response to anything Gilles on this one and said: “F@#ker.” Those of you who follow me on twitter know this is my saying for Gilles. On the other end of the spectrum is Derek, who apparently did an entire interview during the rehearsal in a southern accent, cracking Shawn up the whole time.
ETA2: Gee, let me guess – a faux tractor with Gilles doing hip thrusts on top, waving a cowboy hat, while Peta gyrates somewhere in the background. :::rolls eyes::: Anyone wanna bet there is a tractor and a vest involved?? Cuz we gotta have a spectacle so we can have the “best ever Cha Cha unlike that Shawn who can only do tricks.” (end sarcasm…for now)
ETA3: Someone tell me if Sabrina has a good song or not – don’t think I’ve ever heard of it.
ETA4: Somebody make note of this auspicious day, because I, Courtney, am completely speechless. Apparently the DWTS Instagram is correct & Gilles does have Shania Twain – which makes no sense whatsoever to me because the song is “Man! I Feel Like a Woman”. Is Gilles going to be cross-dressing for his cha-cha? I’ve already heard the choreography is pretty low-brow – once again, he & Peta are going for the raunch, and they’ll probably get 10’s for it. At least I’ve heard that Shawn & Derek’s cha-cha is fairly cute & Western-y. I may need to self-medicate before Monday’s show…
ETA5: So Emmitt and Cheryl get a song that isn’t really very country and it just so happens that I can’t stand it. I also hear it in my head and don’t see Foxtrot. But maybe that’s just me. Never heard of Melissa’s song. The other big news which I didn’t know – unless I was told and forgot which is entirely possible – is something Gilles just said on Twitter: The Group Dance will be on Tuesday. This is total bull and, with the change in the number of bonus points, EXTRAORDINARILY manipulative. The judges can get clues from the producers as to who needs those extra points. So, if, say, Melissa is in danger, she will magically be awarded the 6 points and be safe. I guess we now know why they changed the scoring on that one. They figured out that two points won’t do a thing. Constant manipulation. Is that a shark I see??
ETA6: So, our source says the group dance is Monday, and Tony also says it’s Monday, and Gilles deleted his tweet. Dope. All that self pimpage and he’s lost it.
ETA7: Running order is filling in…and to be honest, I’m not sure it’s going to matter much this week. Now that we’re past the halfway point of the season & viewers already have their favorites, and with the couples doing more than one dance, I’m not sure that there’s necessarily a “pimp spot” or a “crap spot”. Will be interesting to see how Emmitt fares with such a quick change from his foxtrot, though – I think he may actually be at a bit of a disadvantage. -Court-
Group Dance!! Song: Medley of “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)” by Big & Rich and “I Play Chicken with the Train” by Cowboy Troy – supposedly both songs will be sung by the artists, live.
Bonus: Hot Cowboy and goofy country.