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DWTS Season 13, The FINALE – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

Well, I think this will be the closest finale that we’ve had in a very long time – and also the first in a very long time that I will be happy regardless of who wins. :-)  Seriously, these three contestants all seem happy as clams to be there, satisfied with however it shakes out and really friendly with each other.  As a result, I expect/hope/pray to see some great dancing on Monday night!!   I’ll just be happy to have a happy show once again. :-)

Who has the advantage??  Beats me. :-)  I think JR is the odds on favorite to win, but I don’t know that he has a particular advantage over the other two when it comes to dances and songs.  They all have advantages – and weaknesses.  A lot will depend on what the judges do – if they decide they want JR to win or if they decide to throw it to the viewers.  I wouldn’t be surprised if they throw it to the viewers, since Ricki is only 0.4 percentage points ahead of JR in average score.  Now, throwing it to the viewers doesn’t necessarily mean that they make a faux tie. I can also easily see all three of these dancers getting similar scores because they danced at close to the same level. I would expect Ricki and JR to be at about the same level, Rob maybe a bit lower.  But it’s possible that he could really up his game.  Just saying now – if the scores end really, really close, it’s not necessarily that the judges copped out – that will be up for debate after the show. :-)

Not shown below is the Instant Samba that the final two will do after third place is announced. Also, the “Favorite Dance” will be ranked, not scored – first place gets a 30, second 28 and third 26. At that point it is unlikely to have a true impact on the outcome unless someone is way behind and they take first place. Even then, it’s unlikely to have an impact.

Rob/Cheryl
Unlearned Dance – Waltz
Freestyle – Song: “Minnie the Moocher” by Cab Calloway
Favorite Dance (Tues) – Foxtrot to “Fly Me To The Moon” by Frank Sinatra
Phone: 1-800-868-3402

JR/Karina
Unlearned Dance: Cha Cha Cha – Song: “Let’s Get Loud” by Jennifer Lopez (???*)
Freestyle – Song: “Whine Up” by Kat Deluna
Favorite Dance (Tues) – 1st Jive to “Jump, Jive, and Wail” by Brian Setzer Orchestra
Phone: 1-800-868-3410

Ricki/Derek
Unlearned Dance – Cha Cha Cha
Freestyle – Song: “Can’t Touch It” by Ricki Lee
Favorite Dance (Tues.) – Psycho Tango
Phone: 1-800-868-3411

Note: Ask Courtney and I our opinions on JR’s favorite dance. :-) Clue – it starts with “bad idea”. :-)
*Another Note: We know either JR or Ricki has “Let’s Get Loud” – just not sure which. This is our best guess. And yes, both JR & Ricki’s freestyle songs have been used before: JR’s was both Cody & Julianne AND Rick & Cheryl’s samba song, and Ricki’s was the season 11 finale opening dance.

November 20, 2011 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 13, Week 9 – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

Advantage goes to Hope and Rob this week as both are doing at least one dance (two for Hope) that they’ve already done. Advantage also to Hope in that Len may still have something to prove with his early proclamation that Hope had what it takes to go all the way – he was looking bad there, for a while. :-)  JR and Ricki, on the other hand, are doing three new dances. I sure do hope their fans vote their butts off.  Ricki is the one in the most danger – three new dances and an injury….although I hear JR also twisted his ankle yesterday and was icing it.  Not good. Between 3 new dances, injuries, Len’s love for Hope and CAI’s love for Rob, one of the two favorites could be in jeopardy.

Rob/Cheryl – Dancing 3rd
Samba (Song: Jump in the Line (Shake Señora)” by Harry Belafonte (???*))
Argentine Tango
Cha Cha Relay (Song: I Like the Way It Feels by Enrique Iglesias)
Phone: 1-800-868-3402

Hope/Maks – Dancing 1st
Paso Doble (Song: Can’t be Tamed by Miley Cyrus)
Argentine Tango (Song: Whatever Lola Wants by Gotan Project)
Cha Cha Relay (Song: I Like the Way It Feels by Enrique Iglesias)
Phone: 1-800-868-3408

JR/Karina
Paso Doble (Song: Spanish Tango by James Horner)
Argentine Tango (Song: Bust Your Windows by Jazmine Sullivan)
Cha Cha Relay (Song: I Like the Way It Feels by Enrique Iglesias)
Phone: 1-800-868-3410

Ricki/Derek
Samba (Song: I Go to Rio by Peter Allen (???*))
Argentine Tango
Cha Cha Relay (Song: I Like the Way It Feels by Enrique Iglesias)
Phone: 1-800-868-3411

Note: Courtney tells me that JR’s AT song was also Evan and Anna’s.  Also that Hope’s AT song was also used by Joanna and Maks, when he filled in for Derek.

*ETA: Like the waltzes last week, we know these are the two samba songs – we just aren’t positive which is Ricki’s and which is Rob’s. This is our best guess. And yeah – they’re both kinda lame :-(

November 13, 2011 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. :-)

Melissa Rycroft On The “Dancing With The Stars Diet”

On Good Morning America today, Melissa Rycroft reveals the weight-loss secrets behind Dancing With The Stars. It’s no wonder why so many of the celebrities lose weight when they burn 250 calories an hour while rehearsing 30+ hours a week. They owe the weight loss to the Dancing With The Stars diet as well. Very interesting!

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November 7, 2011 I Written By

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DWTS Season 13, Week 8 – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

So, in some wacky twist, all couples will be doing an instant Jive this week. I wish I knew why. I don’t think it truly benefits anyone other than JR – but it certainly is worse for Nancy and Hope. Theoretically. I think Ricki and JR will likely be fine – everything else is a toss up. :-)

Note: We don’t have any reason to believe that the Instant Jive is a “group” instant jive as Nancy said. She is the ONLY person saying that right now. Could be one, but we think not.

Rob/Cheryl – Quickstep (Song: Take on Me by Aha)
Dancing First
Phone: 1-800-868-3402

Nancy/Tristan – Tango (Song: The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane by The Ames Brothers)
Phone: 1-800-868-3405

Hope/Maks – Quickstep (Song: Valerie by Mark Ronson)
Phone: 1-800-868-3408

JR/Karina – Slow Waltz (Song: What the World Needs Now by Burt Bacharach – ??)
Dancing 5th
Phone: 1-800-868-3410

Ricki/Derek – Slow Waltz (Song: Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin – ??)
Phone: 1-800-868-3411

NOTE: We know that Natural Woman is one of the Waltz songs, but we’re not sure if it belongs to Ricki or JR – based on the title, we guessed Ricki. :-)

NOTE 2: By the same token, we *think* JR has the above song. We could have them reversed with Ricki/Derek.

November 6, 2011 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 13, Week 7 – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

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Rob/Cheryl – Tango (Song: Theme from The Addams Family The Addams Family (Main Theme) - Halloween Party : Songs and Sound Effects)
Dancing 4th
Phone: 1-800-868-3402

Nancy/Tristan – Jive (Song: Devil Went Down To Georgia Devil Went Down to Georgia - 100 Country Hits by Charlie Daniels Band)
Phone: 1-800-868-3405

David/Kym – Cha Cha (Song: Abracadabra Abracadabra - Abracadabra by Steve Miller Band)
Dancing 1st!!
Phone: 1-800-868-3406

Hope/Maks – Samba (Song: Werewolves of London Werewolves of London - Excitable Boy (Remastered) by Warren Zevon)
Phone: 1-800-868-3408

JR/Karina – Tango (Song: Ghostbusters Ghostbusters - Ghostbusters (Original Soundtrack Album) by Ray Parker Jr.)
Phone: 1-800-868-3410

Ricki/Derek – Paso Doble (Song: Sweet Dreams Sweet Dreams - I Am... Sasha Fierce (Deluxe Version) by Beyonce)
Their routine has a “Little Red Riding Hood” theme to it.
Phone: 1-800-868-3411

Team Paso - Song: Bring Me To Life Bring Me to Life - Fallen by Evanescance – Dancing LAST!!
Ricki & Derek
Hope & Maks
Rob & Cheryl

Team Tango - Song: Disturbia Disturbia - Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded by Rihanna
JR & Karina
Nancy & Tristan
David & Kym

October 28, 2011 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. :-)