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DWTS Season 16, Week 7 – Who Got the Boot? (SPOILERS)

So…how many encores have Mark and Aly had now?? :::sigh:::  This show was all right, I guess. Allison has gone blonde, which is disappointing – like, so few dancers are blonde these days. :::rolls eyes:::  Anyway….kind of a non-event. I think she actually dances better with Derek – just my opinion.  Anyway….

Very sad night in the ballroom. Ingo and Andy in the bottom two, with Andy going home. He handled it like a champ….and called out Carrie Ann, for which he gets props from me.

How did we all do??

Heidi: I thought it would be Andy and Sean in the bottom two with Andy going home. Ingo in the bottom two, if not Sean.

Courtney: Court said Andy was going home, with Ingo in the bottom two with him.

Vogue: Said Andy was going home.  Ingo in the bottom two.

Winner?  NO ONE. Bastards.

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I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Could We See A Shake-Up For The Final Four On DWTS, Don’t Count Andy Dick Out

Here is an interesting piece from Today!! They talk of how there are only three more eliminations left before the finals. If there aren’t any double eliminations, there could be 4 couples in the finals this time. Derek Hough and Val Chmerkovskiy comment about it below. Exciting. I’m loving this. Let us know what you think….

“It’s good for that fourth couple who’ll get paid an extra couple of bucks,” pro Val Chmerkovskiy shrugged to reporters in Monday night’s post-show press line.

Derek Hough thinks it’s a good idea too.

“Honestly, it means more dances for the finals,” the three-time mirror-ball champion said. “It’s more entertainment for the viewers at home, and that’s what it’s all about.”

Hough has said in the past that it’s best to come in either fourth or first, since exiting right after the semifinals means a dancer doesn’t have to come up with two more routines for a finale that he or she may or may not win.

“I think differently about that now,” he said. “When I said that, I might have been thinking I didn’t want to do all that hard work. But I’m of the frame of mind that it’s an absolute pleasure and joy to be able to do any dance number on the show — every time, even for results shows.”

Derek also commented not to count out Andy Dick yet. Oh how I hope he’s right about this? Please please please…

But while Hough and Pickler are safe for now, the pro feels that writing off low-scorer Andy Dick before the end just might be a mistake, given the show’s passionate fan base.

“I hope the judges did Andy a favor with their (strong) comments,” Hough offered. “If you feel that (your favorite) is being picked on, then you’re going to say to yourself, ‘I’m going to vote for him!’”

More at Today! Thanks to Miss Heidi for the heads up on this news.

You can also read Anna and Louis van Amstel’s thoughts on last night at GMA. Below is “the bottom line”…

The Bottom Line

Louis: My top two are still Zendaya and Kellie by quite a few miles. The interesting thing is Kellie and Zendaya are total opposites. Kellie finishes every movement to a “T,” but needs to stay out of her head, while Zendaya is all energy and personality, and needs to work on controlling her movement more. This will be a great race to the finish. Let’s not forget about the race between Jacoby and Aly who, in my opinion, are fighting for top three as well thus far. What will the fan bases decide though?! And then there is a “Seabiscuit”-type that no one sees coming….Andy Dick. It’s exciting to see what happens. I’m worried for Andy, Ingo and Sean. Looking at the judge’s scores, Andy will go home. He’d need so many votes to make up those unfair low scores!

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS Season 16, Week 7 – Dancing by the Numbers

I think this is probably the stupidest thing that DWTS has EVER done. Seriously – these dancers had to learn FOUR dances this week?? Some can barely do ONE dance. So, as a result, we see a bunch of weak dancing and some horrendous dancing. The top 3 – Kellie, Zendaya and Aly – were not nearly as good as they could have been. I saw a whole bunch of Derek Hough choreography from half the pros NOT named Derek Hough (but who were named Mark, Karina and Val) – can’t say I blame them, given the lack of time.  Dear lord – I think about what Kellie, Zendaya and Aly (and Jacoby) could have done with just ONE dance it just pisses me off. All could have been brilliant instead of just….good. In a couple cases, quite good.

To top it off – come on. That scoring was SO pre-determined and, in terms of Kellie, Aly and Zendaya, totally irrelevant. When you give Andy a 17, you have made your agenda clear. He was NOT that much worse than either Sean or Ingo, but you have your goals, don’t you judges.  The added benefit was, of course, Zendaya’s fans are pissed and highly motivated.  As I’ve come to call it, “Scenario #2” – the one that we discussed where they give Zendaya a 27  or 28 so when she kills the challenge she ends up with a 30 or higher – was likely part of the plan. Sooo freakin’ safe it isn’t even funny. Same for Aly. Oh, and speaking of the challenge – congrats Val, you earned the Chmerkovskiy name by being a total dick (sorry Andy) by saying you’re going to “pick on someone your own size”.   By the way – you are NOT a good Paso choreographer. That point has been made pretty strongly. Too much empty space…and, although not your fault, Zendaya’s age showed in her softer limbs. You should not talk them up ahead of time – it will always come back to bite you.

Karina? Foolish for letting Jacoby pick Jive – a Rumba would have been awesome.  Awesomely squicky which would have added a bit of ….something….to tonight. But something tells me that TPTB weren’t going to let that happen. Someone pre-determined that – either the pros or the producers.

Okay, I’m almost done ranting. I do wonder how they will work the cumulative score after this. Are they counting the three points? Because that would hose Kellie and Derek. But since half the cast got hosed last night, may as well include them.

Okay, now the questions: Derek apologized to his grandparents for taking off his shirt and said he didn’t want to – so….that begs the question: Why did he? Are the producers that into it that they asked him to? Also, how badly did they explain this immunity thing to the pros?? Derek looked shocked after the first challenge dance when he heard Tom say that they couldn’t be eliminated. Maybe he was just overly tired (Um, see the video from The W, in addition to his touring with Kellie – LOL), but Mark also looked like he didn’t know what the hell was going on, prior to doing their challenge dance. I sense….weirdness. To say the least.

:::sigh::: Anyway, the leader board looks like this. I left in Kellie and Derek’s score because I think they are likely included in the total since they were points awarded by the judges.  I just won’t talk about them in the contest of possible eliminations. If I don’t get too tired, I will look and see what difference those 29 points make in the spread.

week 7

So, as you can see, the immunity is likely not the least bit necessary when you have people in the 30’s and Andy with a 17.  Kinda ridiculous. As I said in an earlier post about this whole Immunity thing, it’s unlikely that it has any real impact on the top three ladies – the spread is too huge. It’s always possible that Zendaya’s fans aren’t voting in huge numbers, or Kellie/Derek’s fans have said “fuck it” after last season…or that Aly just got started too late…but with a 13 point spread (at minimum), it is unlikely that Andy is a threat to either Zendaya or Aly.

So why do it?? ADHD?? Andy getting too many votes? As I said way back when, I tend to think it has more to do with who’s getting too many votes, not who isn’t getting enough. But I guess you never know.

Anyway, what has to happen for Andy to be safe? He needs ONE of the following things:

–        Andy needs 38,100 more votes per million votes cast than Sean, OR;

–        Andy needs 43,500 more votes per million votes cast than Ingo, OR;

–        Andy needs 54,400 more votes per million votes cast than Jacoby, OR;

–        Andy needs 70,700 more votes per million votes cast than Zendaya, OR;

–        Andy needs 82,000 more votes per million votes cast than Aly.

NOW do you see why the immunity is unnecessary??  Those are HUGE numbers. Seriously, even to get past Sean will be a stretch for Andy. And I think this is what they wanted all along. Sean and Ingo are both family, Jacoby is popular and the ladies can all dance really well. Andy has served his purpose. Next week is week 8 and he’ll be back in week 10. People will barely have time to miss him. Or so they think.

But what if all the Kellie fans who were voting for Andy had an impact? How much danger is Sean in? For Sean to be safe, he needs ONE of the following to happen:

–        Sean needs for Andy to NOT get the 38,100 more votes per million votes cast than him, OR;

–        Sean needs 5,500 more votes per million votes cast than Ingo, OR;

–        Sean needs 16,400 more votes per million votes cast than Jacoby, OR;

–        Sean needs 32,700 more votes per million votes cast than Zendaya, OR;

–        Sean needs 44,500 more votes per million votes cast than Aly.

Sean and Andy have both been in the bottom two. Sean was in the bottom two with Victor even though Andy had lower score…but Andy only needed 8k votes to get past Sean.  This week the spread between Andy and Sean is as large as it was between first and last place last week – that’s huge. We have no idea if Andy has that kind of juice. He did get an assist from Kellie, who asked her fans to vote for him. We’ll see.

It’s going to be either Sean, Andy or Ingo – no question to me. I think it will be Sean and Andy in the bottom two with Andy going home. Ingo could take Sean’s place in the bottom two, if Sean gets the relatively small 5,500 votes he needs to get past Ingo.

But I don’t think Andy makes it past either Sean or Ingo, so he’s headed home. And that makes me sad. This is one of those weeks where I pray I’m wrong.

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I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Dancing With The Stars Lacey Schwimmer Creates Dance For Fans For National Dance Week

Awwww, I am missing Lacey Schwimmer, are you? I really started respecting her after she was paired with Kyle Massey and Chaz Bono. I also think she is one of the best female choreographers Dancing With The Stars has ever had, do you? Below she created a new dance for National Dance Week. Think you can do these moves? I think so. Let’s do it! :)

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

PureDWTS Season 16 Week 7 Media After The Dance, Trio Dance And Some Dances Revealed For Next Week

What a night on Dancing With The Stars!! Not sure if it was one of my favorites this season, but, it was still entertaining. Let’s see what the couples thought with George George Pennachio of On The Red Carpet after the show. Note how he finds out some of their individual dances for next week and how they also have a Trio Dance.

First up, Derek and Kelly! George says he was hoping they wouldn’t win so he could see them dance again, but, the immunity was a nice surprise. Kelly is glad Carrie Ann was critical so she can try and get better. Derek says it’s hard not to be upset at the judges comments sometimes, but, in the end, no one should let it ruin their experience. The dance is all that matters in the end and what people will remember.

George praise Zendaya and Val for shaking things up! Zendaya liked how they did something different. Val is happy for their three 9’s and is just happy to dance every week with Zendaya. Every week he hopes their dance speaks for itself. He’s already thinking about next week’s dances and how serious this competition is.

In Karina’s book, Jacoby got three 10’s. Jacoby says Karina is crazy for the moves she wanted then to do for their Salsa, but, they did it and they had fun. They hope they shaked things up and loved the reaction of the audience. Jacoby is like a leap frog and that he is.

Aly was by herself for this interview since Mark couldn’t make it. She feels bad and hopes he can heal up from his back injuries soon. She’s so proud of their dance last night. She said she would have never been able to pull it off in the beginning of the season. Because of Mark’s injury, she may work with Henry again this coming week.

Sharna is upset over Bruno’s comments (I agree, they were over the top). Andy says he’s always been the brunt of jokes and is use to it, but, they love and are thankful for their fans and know they have kept them in the competition. They are having fun and want to entertain and that’s all that matters. If they make it, Sharna says their will be no more dead arms. They have a Quickstep and a Trio Salsa if they make it. Read more..

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.