Okay, for those of you claiming scores don’t matter, this should be a lesson to you. Yes, this is me saying I told you so. Including you, John. There was a little more than 5k between Bethany and Janel and Janel had the second lowest combined score. It is VERY possible that Janel got fewer votes than Bethany and still advanced to the finale. This is why the overscoring crap actually works. Another lesson? That once again huge, young fanbases don’t necessarily vote. Although Bethany did FAR better than many younger celebs dancing on the show. Closer to Zendaya than Cody.
Now I have ten bucks that Janel is going on tour. Talk about yer motive for the pimpage. Good thing I’m not buying tickets. I would like to see Mark sing though – dude, call me and let me know what you hook up.
Anyway, fairly sure that they were called safe in actual order, particularly since Beth was eliminated and Janel was in the real bottom two – loved the shock on Val’s face. Yes, it is that rare that he makes it farther than Derek, despite having a ringer every season except one. Totally called the bottom two, unfortunately. Wrong person went home, but that’s how it goes sometimes.
I suspect that they were also ranked in order of how they will finish by the judges. …Read more