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Dancing with the Stars Season 20, Week SIX – Let’s Discuss Tonight’s Show!! (Spoilers)

Theme of the week (I’m so sick of themes) – Spring Break. This has the potential to be one of the stupidest themes ever done on this show….or maybe the most brilliant. I’m leaning toward the former. :-)

Everyone better vote tonight – the Bergeron says there is still a double elimination next week and we’re getting down to brass tacks.

The Bergeron also says there is only 0.5% difference in votes between the bottom two. Now, this is interesting phrasing, mainly because it tells you exactly nothing. Because from the way it’s phrased, it’s votes only, not taking into account the judges scores. Now, if the bottom two are Chris and Patti – so what? They only needed one vote to begin with so that 0.5% is meaningless. Conversely, if it’s Chris and Robert, then Robert is automatically screwed because a half percent difference in the votes isn’t going to catch him up to Chris, and if Chris was the one who was higher it’s all over. But still, the 0.5% in this context is meaningless. Actually, thinking about it, even if he had said 0.5% and left it at that, it would still be meaningless.

Hmmmm….a little kind to Patti I think, but not unusual.

Nastia going second?? Um. Okay. Oooooo….love those costumes. Dance was kinda weird. I like their attitude of just laughing at the judges. :-)

Don’t believe that was a 34 dance – really, picking on content and technique when Rumer is dancing?

Willow is so cute….but she seemed very 14 in this dance. Good job though.

Someone fix Julianne’s mic – it’s driving me crazy.

Come on, Erin, she’s 14!!! She watches TV on Spring break. Tie with Nastia. Coincidence?? Very curious to see how the teams shake out…

Robert got a tiny bit hosed as well. I’m sensing a TEAMYolo Theme.

I guess this means that Team YOLO is going first in the team dance as well. The pimpage is high, young Skywalker.

Liked Noah’s dance, but a point ahead of Robert? I dunno about that.

A hell, I’m honestly kinda bored.

How does one make Bootylicious boring and kinda dark?? Val can.

Gee, Julianne, Val and Maks have been choreographing lots of walking for years now and you’re just now noticing??

Wow, if Len actually gives her the Derek score I’ll be shocked.

Oh Val shut up. Blame it on the song. That’ll help.

This is what I was talking about in the comments several days ago. Pavlov’s dog. Over praised for weeks then doing nothing much different and the hamnmer drops…and they blame the song, etc.

Oh fer god’s sake, give it a rest on Derek’s “streak” – and it ain’t a streak at this point. It’s the NORM.

Meant to add, Rumer’s 7 was uncalled for. I didn’t care for the dance, but I don’t think it was a 7.

Hell, Chris pulled out a good dance….and the package was cute too!

Riker is in it to win it!! Very good dance and I liked the Choreo too!!

Nastia must be doing well in votes, cuz as great as Riker was, he wasn’t that many points more great…um, if that made sense. :-)

Results…Team Yolo….Nastia and Derek are SAFE

Willow and Mark are SAFE

Noah and Robert in Jeopardy

Rumer and Val are SAFE

Chris is SAFE (crap)

Patti and Riker are in jeopardy.

LOL to Noah playing the shark attack.

Serious revisionist history on their package but the dance was great!! So fun, so cute, so tight! There was not a weak link in the bunch.

First appropriate score of the night, IMO.

Who else thinks it would be more fun and less ONE NOTE if Rumer was the nerd and not the greaser?? I mean really, they’re pulling the whole team into the darkness.

If there is a perfect score with Patti and Chris on their team, this show is dead to me.

Okay, that one was also very good – Miss Patti made it for me.

I’ll actually take a tie on that one. Loved both of them. Do think that Rumer is just cementing her one notedness, but that will be her problem down the road.

Next couple safe – Noah and Sharna

Also safe Riker and Allison.

And Miss Patti is eliminated. Robert is SAFE!!

April 20, 2015 I Written By

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. :-)

DWTS Season 20, Week 5 – Dancing by the Numbers

Ah where to start this week? Well, I could rant about the judges (or was it just CAI) being total nut jobs in their scoring – towards Nastia and Robert, in particular – but I feel like I’m preaching to the choir and I got it out of my system earlier in the week. Besides, it very likely doesn’t matter that CAI is a complete ass, because I don’t think anyone is touching Nastia, Riker, or Rumer. And probably not Willow either. Although you never know…

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April 19, 2015 I Written By

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. :-)

Emma Slater Talks to Perez TV about Noah, Robert and a Naked Derek

I just love this girl  – so down to earth and fun. This is a nice, full interview where she talks all about DWTS, including Derek stripping down on the dance floor.

April 17, 2015 I Written By

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 Season 20, Week SIX – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

Below is what we know so far for the new dances and Team Dances for Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 6 and note that it’s “Spring Break” Week.

ETA: We have our first song spoiler! Though I can’t say it’s exactly SPRING breaky… -Court-

ETA2: Figured I’d go ahead and confirm this one, since they were already strongly hinting at it in the live stream…oh, and apparently the teams have names now (pix below).  Sure hope Rumer’s team didn’t give themselves a headache coming up with such an original team name 😛

ETA3: Court, you were right. Carrie Ann is calling next week’s theme “Spring Break Extravaganza” according to her new blog.

ETA4: We don’t know what belongs to who, but we know the remaining dances for next week are (2) jives, a samba, a salsa, and a Viennese waltz. Discuss. :-)

ETA5: Well we managed to fill in the blanks based on what Just Jared posted. I think the music folks at DWTS and I have very different ideas of what a “spring break” song is, though – some of these seem more like summer break songs, and some seem…dumb.

ETA6: Per Artem in the live rehearsal stream, Patti has apparently switched to quickstep.  Hmmmm…perhaps the jive was too hard for her to barely move to?

ETA7: Not to be outdone, Riker has decided to change songs. See below. :::rolls eyes::: When can we go back to the good old days where you danced to what they gave you. That certainly told us who our choreographers were. Although, before that – years ago – the pros chose ALL the music. The pendulum swings… :-) ~Heidi

Rumer and Val – Jazz (Song: “Bootylicious” by Destiny’s Child)
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April 14, 2015 I Written By

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 Season 20, Week FIVE – Let’s Discuss Tonight’s Show!! (Spoilers)

Theme of the week: Disney. Thanks to watching some media I’ve had that damn “Step in Time” in my head all day. Couldn’t shake it when Charlie was dancing to it, it’s no better now. Grrrr…..

So, Teams are picked tonight for Team Dances next week, I understand. The current cumulative scores are:

Nastia – 134
Rumer – 132
Riker – 131
Willow – 128

Something to keep in mind while watching is how the scoring will impact the cumulative and how that will, in turn, impact the team captains. If it all goes to hell, they can always switch from cumulative score to the top 2 scorers of the night. They seem to change it to fit their needs.

Great opening number!! Loved it! All of it. They even managed to squeeze Derek in.

Okay, so Robert is safe and Suzanne is in jeopardy. Suzanne is getting the “I’m quitting” edit – don’t know if it means anything.

Well, Suzanne was doing really well up until the dress malfunction. Bummer. Don’t know if her scores would have gone higher or not though.

Man, shady camera work on Kym and Robert. Geez. Producers will stop at nothing,

Oh boy, Robert was off time the whole time. I have a feeling we might see how strong his fanbase is soon.

More results….Chris and Witney in Jeopardy. Willow is safe, Patti is in jeopardy. By my count that’s already three couples in Jeopardy.

Wonder if Patti is bowing out. She has such a great spirit. Not much dancing, but such wonderful energy.

While I loved the dance, I forgot what style it was supposed to be. Mark’s production was fun, but the dance really god lost in all that. I think this was one step too far. There wasn’t a lot of fluidity. This one could have gone either way.

Chris, eh. That’s gotta hurt. Think Witney is still getting used to not having Alfonso.

Nastia, Rumer, Riker and Noah all safe. Not hard to figure out with four already in jeopardy.

Sharna did a great job with that dance. Obviously, he didn’t do as much as others, but impressive. And good on Sharna for the talking to she gave Noah.

And Sharna does look like a Disney Princess. :-)

So, they tease the rest of the show saying they saved the best for last and showed Riker, Rumer and Nastia. Wonder who they’re going to have go last and then have the judges proclaim them the “best dance of the night”?? Rumer or Nastia?? Bets?

Holy cow – that was a good dance from Riker! And he is SO INTO being Captain Jack, ya gotta love it. :-)

Hmmm….I think I would have given Riker another 10. It wasn’t perfect, but it was pretty damn good.

Oh boy, Rumer and Val are getting a really good edit. Or bad one, depending on your POV. But it sure doesn’t reflect what really happened.

WTF?? There was no Samba in that until the Samba roll. Best dance of the night? The fix is in for sure.

Wayyyyyy overscored.

Way to go Erin so she cuts off Val before he can get too pompous.

Deep throat was right – that was right out of a Disney Movie!!

OMG. Carrie Ann is going to dock them for poor lip syncing?? The fix is certainly all the way in. Rumer gets a 10 for a non-Samba. Nastia gets a 9 10 for poor lip syncing?? How the hell does anyone believe that Derek is favored on this show?? The two best dances of the night get seccond place and the non-samba that wasn’t even that well done gets first place?? Not at all rigged. Nope.

But Nastia is still in first place with cumulative score. :-) Of course, that probably means they’ll use the top scores of tonight and Rumer will be team 1. Sometimes I wonder why I continue to watch this extremely manipulated, over produced show.

Patti safe.

Suzanne eliminated.

April 13, 2015 I Written By

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. :-)

DWTS Season 20, Week 4 – Dancing by the Numbers

Here we are, week 4 going into week 5 and the scoring wasn’t too horrendous. There was one glaring error in what was otherwise a relatively decent scoring/ranking by the judges and that was Willow’s 39. Now, don’t get me wrong. I like Willow. I liked the dance. My comments on the dance weren’t on the dance quality but the fact that I had hard time following it with all the other dancers involved.  In terms of dance quality, I defy anyone to convince me (won’t happen) that Willow’s dance was 3 points better than that amazing AT from Nastia or 4 points better than Rumer’s Waltz-ish dance. Was Willow on par with Nastia and Rumer?? Sure, I would buy that. She did a damn good job, in spite of my problems with the production. But 3 or 4 points *better*??  Um, no. Especially when you consider that there are fewer strict rules in a contemporary routine, which means it’s marginally easier to do.  Even if you claim that “Nastia is boring” or “Rumer is one note” that still doesn’t equate to 3 or 4 points difference. Or it shouldn’t. Read more..

April 12, 2015 I Written By

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 Season 20, Week FIVE – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

So….the big question this week is….well, I don’t have a big question. TPTB are determined to spoil our fun and I’ve learned to accept it. For now. :-)

For anyone looking for the Disney week song prediction post, go here.

hETA: I’m going to qualify Willow & Mark’s song by saying it’s just a gut instinct based on some partial intel – simply because I can’t see Mark passing up the chance to dress up like the Mad Hatter, and I think Willow would make the perfect Alice :-) Take it with a grain of salt…besides, if my spidey sense is correct, Rob should be leaking the entire list soon anyway, just to flip us the bird 😉

ETA2: According to an Afterbuzz TV interview, Sharna and Noah have a Fox Trot. ~Vogue

ETA2 and Correction: Suzanne and Tony have “He’s a Tramp” for their next dance song via her new blog.

ETA3: Updated with dances for Suzanne & Tony and Robert & Kim.

ETA4: Looks like there’s been some changes to the song lineup, and Rumer may have a different song and dance altogether – but I can’t get ahold of Deep Throat to confirm, so I would take this latest round of updates with a grain of salt.  Doing a bit of process of elimination over here…and apparently I have the title of Riker’s song wrong, but the one I had sounds about the same when you play them…hence my confusion…

ETA5: Courtney, good job!! ABC just posted all the songs. You were right on everything. ~Vogue

ETA6: Ok, confirmed with DT: Rumer has officially switched to samba, but the song is the same – possibly. 😉 This hasn’t been confirmed by DT, but I think Rumer might have the Jonas Brothers version of “Poor Unfortunate Souls”, which is actually pretty fun and campy…and has some semblence of a samba beat. Kinda makes me wonder if Val caught wind of everyone talking about Rumer being “one-note” and decided that it might behoove them to switch things up…regardless, DT thinks this change is “cooler and more interesting than a tango”.  😎

Rumer and Val – Tango Samba (Song: “Poor Unfortunate Souls” from The Little Mermaidpossibly the Jonas Brothers version)
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April 7, 2015 I Written By

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 Season 20, Week FOUR – Let’s Discuss Tonight’s Show!! (Spoilers)

Theme of the week: Most Memorable Year….or some such thing. I expect to need tissues at least once. This can be either good….or very bad. 😀

Holy crap!! That was quite a start to the show!! And of course, Len picks it apart. No character of the dance? Spare me the narrative. I guess he got the producers notes.

LOL…I swear that Bruno ALWAYS does what he can to counteract Len. Happens all the time. :-)

Man, why did they go back to this way of doing the elimination?? Sucks.

Robert and Kym are safe, Riker and Michael are in jeopardy. Bites. Poor Peta looks like she might puke. Read more..

April 6, 2015 I Written By

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. :-)

DWTS Season 20, Week 3 – Dancing by the Numbers

Now is when it starts to get real. No more low hanging fruit to be picked off – at least not in my opinion.  This is a week where I start off writing this post really not sure what’s going to happen.  The scoring didn’t seem too crazy – keeping in mind that I missed Michael’s dance and haven’t gone back yet to watch it. The rest of it seems pretty reasonable.  Chris is higher than I expected, so I guess Witney toning down the choreo to his level (which is what you’re supposed to do, really) paid off.  Part of me wonders if the judges thought he was going home and were being kind.  In any case, if I were ranking the couples, this is probably what I would have come up with, based on Monday night. Read more..

April 2, 2015 I Written By

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 Season 20, Week FOUR – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

Grab ya kleenex and get ready for “Most Memorable Year” Week. :::sigh::: Anyone else remember the good old days when every single week didn’t have to have a theme?? I do.

Anyway, Vogue has been a workin’ fiend as per usual and the info we have so far on the dances comes from her Massive Media Roundup post….or in Sharna’s case, her blog. Mark and Willow’s dance is from something he said on Afterbuzz, which Vogue will put up as soon as she gets it.

And hey – at least they’re not all Rumbas.

ETA: Apparently it’s okay if someone other than us spoils the songs. Really ABC – Just Jared is a better option? Funny how no one cared about the songs until we started spoiling them a few seasons ago. Humph. Michael’s song already feels heart wrenching. Nastia’s song is so perfect for an AT that I wonder if it was her idea. I wonder about Chris’ also.

ETA2: Finally got Suzanne’s and Riker’s dances nailed down. According to Courtney, they could have gone several ways with those particular songs.

Nastia and Derek – Argentine Tango (Song: “Variations on Dark Eyes” by Lara St. John)
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Rumer and Val – Waltz (Song: “Turning Tables” by Adele)
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Patti and Artem – Jazz (Song: “Dan Swit Me” by Patti LaBelle)
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Willow and Mark – Contemporary (Song: “Atlas” by Coldplay)
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Chris and Witney – Rumba (Song: “The Book of Love” by Gavin James)
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Michael and Peta – Rumba (Song: “Not My Father’s Son” from “Kinky Boots”)
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Noah and Sharna – Contemporary (Song: “American Soldier” by Toby Keith)
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Robert and Kym – Waltz (Song: “The Last Waltz” by Engelbert Humperdinck)
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Riker and Allison – Tango (Song: “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk The Moon)
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Suzanne and Tony – Foxtrot (Song: “Three’s Company Theme” by Dominik Hauser)
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March 31, 2015 I Written By

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. :-)