Site rules in are effect – don’t hit refresh every 2 minutes, make sure you’re not posting one-liners, etc. Instead of doing two live blogs, I will probably use this same blog for both nights, since tonight is only an hour.
So, I rewatched the last week’s shows over the weekend and something struck me – it wasn’t just Laurie (and Terra) that got no real critique and was possibly over scored. V.Ice made an obvious, huge, glaring error and not only was it not called out, but he got the exact same score from Bruno as freakin’ Marilu (with the gorgeous foxtrot)!! Len gave him a *7* with the huge glaring error – the same score he gave to James, Calvin and Babyface…and point higher than he gave Maureen. Just thought I would point out that the monkey business is more widespread than Laurie.
Also, my *feel* from watching the show is that there are a few couples getting short shrift when it comes to camera time and BTS packages. We saw LOTS from some couples, and relatively little from others. Note that I didn’t have a stopwatch out, but it seemed like we didn’t see much from Jana, Marilu, Maureen, Amber or Babyface. I didn’t think we saw overly much from Laurie. But I think we saw a lot from some of the others. One of these days I might actually get a stopwatch. Eh…probably not. 🙂
So, we start the show with Tom’s audio being totally f@#ked. The studio mics are screwed up cuz the video is working fine.
Love Babyface, but Allison isn’t giving him a ton of content…at least compared to previous Jives this season so far. Oh great, they aren’t scoring until both dances are done. Ripe for manipulation.
Come one Jana, move those feet. So far, she’s got more content than Baby face and she’s also executing it pretty well, but still below the jive standard of Marilu and Laurie.
I would go with Jana on that one. We’ll see.
Babyface – 25
Jana – 26 – so Jana and Gleb get the immunity.
Giving Len the tiebreak is BS – but as usual, they do what they need to do to get the preferred result.
So, Rick and V.Ice are bros….I think V.Ice is bros with everyone, he’s so awesome. 🙂
Emma is seriously a genius. Remedial Paso, but she manages to make it look like an actual Paso. And he’s actually doing steps, unlike what Allison gave Babyface.
Come on V.Ice – Just for the pace of the dance, V. Ice is ahead and he’s got more content. He’s in character, love the outfit.
Wow…this is a tough call I think. I think Rick had better shapes but V. Ice the better performance and more content.
Rick – 23
V.Ice – 23, so it goes to Len. Len goes with “Vanilla” which surprises me, based on the technical aspect. I guess.
Side note…watching All Access at the same time as I watch the show and blog and the skybox camera has Marilu and Derek rehearsing…and she looks amazing. Let’s hope she can bring that to the floor.
Then Val and Laurie are up there and they also look good, although I don’t find the choreo I’m seeing as very compelling.
The Men who Race for a Living – good work, there, TPTB. 🙂
LOL on Ryan with his sense of humor.
James starts off a bit stiff and off time, but he gets it together really quickly and relaxes. He ends up doing a really good cha cha for a complete novice.
Yeah, don’t ever underestimate Cheryl. That started off great and while he didn’t seem to do much, it was an entertaining, pretty good dance. There was a bit of screwing around in the middle that might hurt them with Len.
James – 29
Ryan – 25 – honestly, I think Ryan was a bit hosed on that one. I didn’t see any place where he was that much worse than James. It should have at least been closer, IMO.
Not seeing the humor in the dancing Donald and Hillary. Maybe I will later…
Sasha is wisely playing the game of this show, giving Terra an emotional dance. They’re doing well, but she’s so small that it’s tough.
Lindsay gave more in-hold dancing and I think he acquitted himself very well. I lean towards Calvin.
Terra – 30
Calvin – 32 – congrats to Calvin on all those lovely 8s.
Now, Maureen versus Amber. Come on Maureen you can do it! Heh. This is one of those times when Maks’ self centered ness works well with his sense of humor. 🙂
Amber is dancing small and missed a few steps but he made this dance full out and rather fast. But, her feet seem wrong. Doesn’t look like a Salsa either, really.
Tom: Real Housewives of Hazard. LOL.
Maureen is too timid – if not for that she would take this dance. Her technique is better, it looks like a Salsa and she doesn’t miss as many steps as Amber…and then it fell apart a bit at the end.
Amber – 25
Maureen – 28. I’m doing pretty well on calling this crap. 🙂
Now for the big contest. Curious on this one.
I do love Laurie. She’s so cute. Takes two to…make things go right. LOL. She could be a bit sharper, but she’s doing really well. I feel like the choreo is a bit uninspired. But she’s doing it very well. Can you do a lift in standard tango??
Looked like Marilu lost her balance right at the beginning, but she did a damn good tango. Pretty dang close competition to me.
Laurie – 31
Marilu – 28 – yeah, don’t think Laurie was that much better than Marilu. I call BS.