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Dancing with the Stars Season 17, Week 8 – Dancing by the Numbers

Examples of why immunity may not be a good thing:

  1. Will average fans GET that Amber still needs votes?
  2. After having a solid 3 point lead in the cumulative score, Amber is now tied with Corbin IF they include the dance offs (and marathons) in the cumulative total. They shouldn’t, but…

I think the coming week could be a dangerous one for Amber, but I guess we’ll have to hope that fans are smarter than some on the net clearly believe they are. No names. :-)

I’ve seen quite a few comments about Leah getting propped by the judges – dudes, they fired a shot across her bow the other night by giving her two 8s. That ain’t propped. I think (hope) it was a sign of things to come. I’ve also seen speculation that her scores are meant to justify her place in the finale based on votes. This is a theory that I often toy with and have seen in action. If they were going to do that, though, I don’t think she would have gotten 8s last Monday night at all.  This coming week will be an indication if they’re going to start playing that game. If Bill’s scores suddenly improve? There you go. He may be finale bound. However, another theory I toy with every season is their lulling the audience into a position where an elimination becomes “shocking” – their treatment of Bill Monday night may just qualify for that, as could Amber winning immunity. I guess we have to wait and see, but you heard it here first.  :-)  It worked on me, after all. I had been calling Brant a possible early exit early in the season, but they lulled me out of it.

Anyway, what exactly happened last Monday night? Well, Liz proved that someone is, indeed, voting for her. She was 3 points lower than Brant and covered the spread. They didn’t even put her in danger – that was Jack’s honor. Of course, with the way everything went down with Bill being immediately safe (so immediate that it was on the teleprompter, which means they knew before he danced, I think), I have to believe that no one was voting for Brant. You could argue that such a massive number of people were voting for Bill they just knew – but Liz covering the spread is an interesting little factoid to throw in there to make you wonder. If only one person is beating the spread it’s one thing, but for two of them to do it? Brant wasn’t getting votes, IMO. Liz is someone that I think is in dangerous territory and she better not be only 1 point away from Bill again next week. Could be trouble.  The tables below show where everyone ended up: Read more..

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Early Campaigning for DWTS Season 18 – Elisa Donovan from “Clueless”

And guess who she wants as a partner. :-) Anyway, lots of talk about Clueless and then they get to DWTS at about the 8 minute mark. Sounds like her campaign was started by someone else as a joke and it just took off.

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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. :-)

DWTS17 Las Vegas Odds For Week 9 – Do You Agree And Who Is The “Dark Horse”?

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. ~Moliere

Sports Bovada has posted their new odds for Dancing With The Stars Week 9. They continue to put Bill Engvall in last place with 100/1 odds which I don’t understand. He has proven the odds makers wrong every week thus far. Overall though, I think they’ve called it pretty close with an exception to Amber who I think should be in first. Also, Leah should be in last. I agree with their final four too (dance wise). Though how I’d love it if Bill made it to the finals instead of Elizabeth. I also think our “dark horse” might be Jack Osbourne. What do you think? Take a look at the new odds and then let’s see what Heidi and Court think. Be sure to let us know what you think too in comments.

Corbin Bleu 1/1
Amber Riley 11/10
Elizabeth Berkley 7/1
Jack Osbourne 25/1
Leah Remini 75/1
Bill Engvall 100/1

Below are last week’s odds:

Corbin Bleu 6/5
Amber Riley 5/4
Elizabeth Berkley 6/1
Brant Daugherty 16/1
Jack Osbourne 16/1
Leah Rimini 66/1
Bill Engvall 100/1

Heidi: Honestly, looking at those six names it feels like a toss up to me. And I feel like anyone could go home this week, including Corbin and Amber. At the end of the day, though, I expect the odds makers are pretty close. I might switch Leah and Bill. And maybe Jack and Liz – but maybe not. Everything depends on the judges scoring this week, and I think the judges scoring might give a hint as to what they want to see in the semi-finals, OR it will be an indicator of how the votes are actually going. Beats the hell out of me. I still think Corbin is going to win, even if Amber were to get healthy – I don’t see people voting to give Derek another trophy. I think he won last season because he and Kellie kicked ass in the freestyle and because he was robbed in the All Star Season. Unless the Gleeks are a much more massive and a voting power house than I think they are, I don’t see it happening. As someone with a younger audience, she might even be in trouble this week. As to who’s going home – ask me after I see the judges scores. :-) Whether you like it or not, they do have a significant impact.

Court: Not a whole lot to add – just hope the hammer drops on Leah so we’re spared the enormous ego trip we’re bound to see from her & Tony, should they make the finale. I think the judges being more critical of her last week is a good sign. Ditto for Liz, although I could see the judges being more likely to overscore her to ensure she sticks around. I think both Jack & Bill have the potential to be dark horses – Jack in terms of skill, and Bill in terms of popularity; but the judges are going to be more likely to back Jack and try to backdoor Bill.

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Derek Hough Attends “Blue Jeans Go Green” Party, Writes Blog On DWTS, and More

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Isn’t this a great take Derek Hough? Thursday night, the Dancing With The Stars pro attended the “Blue Jeans Go Green” party in West Hollywood, California to help celebrate 1 million pieces of denim collected for recycling. You can view a few more pictures of him at Zimbio Pictures. Be sure you visit Pure Derek Hough as there are more fun photos of him there at this event in large high quality takes. Pure Derek Hough is also featuring more coverage from the week as well as Derek’s new blog where he talks of this past week’s dances. He also gives an update on he and Amber Riley’s new dances this week. Be sure to check it out!!

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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.