ZOMG guise Janel r hurt! Janel didnt getz enuf rehursul tyme! O the humanatee!!! Seriously, felt like the lolcat sympathy hour for awhile there, with everyone reacting with such horror at poor Janel and her rib injury and lack of rehearsal time. Nevermind the fact that Alfonso has been injured FOR WEEKS, or that all of the contestants this season have outside commitments. I took Tavis to task almost 2 months ago for complaining about not having enough rehearsal time – you best believe I’m an equal-opportunity chastiser, and I’m gonna take Janel to task for it too. You don’t get to sign up for DWTS, knowing you have another commitment, and then complain about how little rehearsal time you have. Bethany & Derek made do with 7 hours for one dance. Suck it up, buttercup.
All that aside – tonight was a pretty strong night for just about every dance. Probably the strongest freestyle round, across the board, that we’ve seen in awhile, with everyone committing 100% to their dances. I don’t think anyone struggled with showmanship. Judges’ choice round could have been a bit better, but overall I think everyone did ok. Tomorrow night should be interesting, though – with only 3 points separating the leader (Alfonso) from the third place (Janel), they really are kinda throwing it to the fans to figure out – and while I’m pretty sure I know how things will shake out, the fact that they did a real bottom 2 tonight will probably whip some fans into a voting frenzy. How convenient.
As for Bethany – she should’ve stayed. Even though she fumbled a bit on her jive (dumb bed), I thought her freestyle was spot-on and was her strongest dance yet. Sorry to see her go – she seemed to have finally blossomed. But I think she and Derek went out on a high note, and can take pride in what a fantastic job they did this season. …Read more