Hi everyone! I’m in New Orleans eating and drinking way too much…and odds are good I won’t make it back to the hotel in time for the beginning of the show. In the event I don’t make it, Courtney will be fulfilling your snark quotient for tonight. 🙂 Stay tuned to see if I make it back. 😉 Hint: I’m not going to try really hard.
Court taking over 🙂 Heidi’s currently eating jambalaya and cornbread, so you’re stuck with me tonight. Predictions before showtime: I don’t think we’ll see any 10’s, but I think we may finally see some 9’s. I see Wanya & Nyle continuing to dominate, and maybe Antonio finally rising above Von.
Ehhh…Ginger was just ok this week. Choreography let her down yet again – didn’t feel like contemporary, just a cheerleader doing contemporary-by-numbers.
And surprisingly, the judges finally get real when scoring Ginger and give her a mediocre 21. Are we witnessing the narrative changing?
Doug is giving me all the feels. My god, this song guts me. Actually quite a lovely dance from Doug – only one slight bobble at the end. I hope they don’t beat him up.
I guess 20 ain’t bad for Doug – they probably could have been a lot harder on him.
“I’m 4’7″, but still above ground!” Charlotte Rae, with the quote of the night 😛
A very cute, appropriate foxtrot – gotta give Sasha credit for being there for his partner with good choreography.
Ugh, are we really doing the switch-up again??? And already? And with an added layer of complication??? 🙁
Kim gets a 22 and is thrilled. I love how excited she gets 🙂
C’mon, drum solo!!!
Was not expecting to see that when Von took his shirt off. Helllllllo tats & muscles. Overall, an interesting dance – would have liked a bit more extension, but he ROCKED the lifts.
Carrie Ann needs to be directing this critique about “not working hard enough” to Antonio, rather than Von.
Von gets a 20, and while I probably would have given it a 21, I guess I can see why Len’s all cranky.
Marla is just so relentlessly positive. I love it.
Not a bad effort by Marla – maybe a tad cautious, but maybe I’m just so used to Tony’s partners being so…non-mobile…that I’m actually kind of impressed by what she did do.
Marla gets a 21, and we end the first half of the show with only one person managing to eke an 8 out of the judges. I would start looking for the 8’s & 9’s to come out in the next hour.
I see Antonio is taking a page out of the Ginger playbook and bringing in the kid. Oooookay.
Ok, the concept was sweet, but Antonio actually looked really stiff and kinda jumpy to me – and he was doing some wacky stuff with his face. But watch the judges gush – they need Antonio to happen.
So. Tired. Of. “Boomin’!”. And it’s only week 3. Antonio gets a 20, and so far I’m left feeling a bit lukewarm about the show – Doug & Kim were bright spots, but the rest have ranged from non-event to ok. Paige, I’m counting on you to raise the bar…
Well, that felt more like a paso doble/contemporary fusion, but it was cool to watch. Just watch Len bitch about content…
…Len bitches a bit, Carrie Ann defends Mark’s choreo, all in all, Paige ends up with a 23. Ok, I accept that.
I think Jodie is absolutely stunning – and in person, she’s even more gorgeous. And kind, and funny, and perfect. And I want to see good things happen for her 🙂
I think we just saw both Jodie AND Keo evolve a bit – I would have liked a bit less flailing and some more in-hold stuff, but overall, I got the message they were sending. And I loved Jodie’s extensions.
Jodie gets a 23 and I think that’s probably right on the money. And the scores are SLOWLY going up…but here comes Mischa & Artem, who seemed to be absent from the background up until now…hmmm…
If nothing else, Mischa had FUN. Not much samba, but I guess I can’t really ask for much – at least she stayed on-time and semi-in-step with Artem.
Mischa gets an 18, which is probably a bit kind – but given that she’s probably headed home anyway, I don’t know that it’s really going to mean much in the great scheme of things.
And Wanya knocks it out of the park yet AGAIN. His feet, his arms, his musicality, his presentation, his investment in the dance…just PERFECT. He won’t get a 1o, but I hope he gets the first 9 of this season…
…note that the judges seemed to get a bit nitpicky. Part of the narrative, guys. He gets a 24, which I think is underscored, but now I’m wondering if they’re reserving the 9’s for Nyle…or next week.
I love seeing Peta sticking up for Nyle and for calling out Carrie Ann.
Nyle does a bang-up job and proves Carrie Ann wrong. Maybe a tad off-balance here and there and a little eager, but he’s got SO much potential.
Oh look – Carrie Ann is backpedaling and hemming & hawing. I do agree a bit with Len, though – I would like to see Peta use a bit more light & shade in her choreography. Everything has been go, go, go this season…
Nyle gets the first 9 of the season and a 25. I would probably have given Wanya one as well, but once again, in the great scheme of things – not likely to matter, and I could see Wanya getting the high score next week.
In jeopardy: Doug & Karina, Mischa & Artem, and Jodie & Keo. That last one is troubling.
Going home: Mischa & Artem
Fairly certain all 3 angels predicted a Mischa exit.