I’m back, I’ve watched the show… And what in the hell was Val thinking? It started out OK and then it turned into a bad parody of Derek’s fox trot with Nicole that happened in like week three or four combined with the dumbed down version of his Singin’ in the Rain with Bethany. Good lord. What happened to the good old days when bad freestyles actually got like 8s?? Cuz that was bad…and everyone was pretending it was great. How annoying can you get? …Read more
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I am on the road and hopefully will be in my hotel room in time to watch the show…if not, Courtney will hopefully jump in. I can’t decide if me missing the show would be a good thing…or a bad thing. 🙂
T-minus 30 minutes…
I found out I can’t watch live, so Courtney will be at the helm this evening. Before I go, here’s the dance order per George Pennachio:
Court reporting for duty 🙂 I’m currently trying to tweet, take notes for the power rankings, update this post, and make a gender reveal cake for a coworker. Needless to say, I’m getting pretty adept at spreading myself too thin these days…thank god the show is only an hour tonight!
Erin looks kinda matronly in that dress tonight. Really ages her. I’m just kinda over Ginger, so none of this package is really resonating with me.
WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST WATCH???!!! What a bizarre, uninspired, un-cohesive mess. It was like they did a half-assed freestyle (that was really just cherry-picked props and moves from other routines this season) and then decided to call it a contemporary. And the judges are seriously gonna gush about how great it was?! Good god, I’m not sure I want to see what else is coming…
Pleasantly surprised that Carrie Ann & Bruno gave it 9’s (although I think that was even kind) while Len falls in line with the narrative and gives it a 10. And I’ve already heard enough about Ginger’s back spasms to last a lifetime.
Errrr…that was a pretty rough quickstep from Nyle. Felt like he never got 100% on top of the beat, and was bouncing out of sync with Peta. I really wish she had given him a better growth arc over the course of the season.
Paige just schooled both Ginger & Nyle on how to do a redemption dance. Mark also showed Peta & Val what a good choreographer can do.
Len’s critique is utter bullshit. Guess we know who he’s been instructed to prop up…*cough*GINGER*cough*…but 29/30 is still good.
Val, I’mma give you a piece of advice, free of charge: if you yourself do not know how to tap dance with any level of proficiency, DO NOT CHOREOGRAPH A FREESTYLE THAT HAS ANY LENGTH OF TAP DANCING IN IT!!!! That was almost comically bad to watch – Val flailing around doing a tap dance pantomime. The rest was pretty white bread, nothing remarkable. But it’ll prolly get a 30…
…and it does. I guess the best we can hope for at this point is all 3 freestyles getting a perfect 30, and the judges tossing it to the audience. If they undeservingly shaft Paige, though, I’m guessing they’re reeeeallllly pushing hard for Ginger to win.
Not 100% sure how I felt about Nyle’s freestyle. He danced it well, but I feel like it’s just yet another angsty routine we’ve seen from him. Wish we could have seen something more fun, upbeat, and celebratory.
“Best dance on the show ever”, Carrie Ann? Bitch PLEASE. Go smoke some more crack.
Paige, PLEASE knock this outta the park…
…and she does 🙂 Just lovely. Anyone else get the impression that we may have just witnessed Mark’s last freestyle on DWTS, though? I have never seen him get so emotional.
And now I’m stepping away for a bit, kids – look for the power rankings in a bit. Also got a cake to finish. Aaaaack.
DWTS Tom Bergeron, Jenna Johnson, Hayley Erbert, And Shannon Holtzapffel Do Skit On The Late Late Show
Last night, Dancing With The Stars Tom Bergeron and troupe members Jenna Johnson, Hayley Erbert, and Shannon Holtzapffel were on the Late Late Show to do a skit with James Corden. Good stuff! I wish James would do Dancing With The Stars. He’d be a hoot! Check them out!
Five years ago, I sat on my couch, slack-jawed and speechless over the fact that TPTB had managed to oust a season-long fan favorite and great dancer from the finale in favor of a member of the ABC family advancing. I didn’t think it was possible that anyone on this show could have gotten more screwed-over than Ralph Macchio was in season 12, in order to allow Chelsea Kane into the finals. I’ll be damned if history didn’t repeat itself last night with Wanya Morris, quite possibly one of the most hard-working, consistent, passionate, and entertaining contestants this show has ever seen, being sacrificed in favor of the decent-but-unmemorable ABC family member, Ginger Zee. And it seems to sting even more this time, because I feel like it all came down to the “hanky slip heard ’round the world” – a relatively minor snafu that the judges decided to make a molehill of, and brutally underscored Wanya last week, while sheltering Ginger with some very cushy scores on some pretty ho-hum dances. Had that underscoring (and overscoring) not happened last week, I have decent reason to believe we’d be looking at a different finale lineup. But when it comes down to it, I guess it’s more important to ensure the company gal advances over the popular guy that isn’t part of the family, no matter how talented he may be. Good luck defending this decision, ABC – judging from the shock and dismay I saw on Twitter, you may get quite a bit of backlash for this one.
As for the good news about last night – I did manage to get 2/3 of my dream finale, with Nyle & Paige advancing, and with Antonio, the weak link in this competition since Doug left, finally getting ousted. To the Steelers Nation – guess y’all aren’t as mighty as you claimed to be, huh? I daresay with all the outrage about Wanya getting ousted, I barely heard a peep from those disappointed about Antonio going home. And FWIW, Wanya put on one helluva show – dude was 100% in the zone last night, and didn’t have a single stumble. Just makes it all the more of a glaring omission for him to not make the finale.
So for the first time, this week’s scores are being rolled into the totals for the finale – I invite you all to contemplate why that might be. Given that we’ll see the freestyles next Monday before the final set of votes, these power rankings are somewhat moot, as I’ll do another set next Monday. But given that they’ll actually be using the judges’ scores from this week, I do think it’s possible to predict who might have the advantage headed into the finale…and who might struggle a bit more. So take these rankings as who I think would win/be the runner-up/come in 3rd if the winner were to be decided tomorrow. Read more..
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Welp, I hope you all voted a LOT. I’m afraid tonight is going to turn the finale into one of the worst ever on the show. Losing the work of either Mark or Lindsay would be a damn shame, and their partners are awesome too. I think I will watch the entire show with my fingers crossed that we don’t get an Argentine Tango in the guise of a freestyle next week.
Bindi is the cohost on All Access for anyone interested. An appearance by her hot blond partner would definitely salvage this show for me right now. 🙂
Where’s my wine??
It would lead me to drink less if you all would remember to NOT constantly hit refresh while the show is airing in the east, and make sure you have more than a one liner for a comment.
Wait. Tonight’s the first time that the semifinal votes have counted for the winner? Yeah…I think I know why that is. People better VOTE.
Despite Hip Hip Chin Chin being horribly overused on this show, Mark found a different way and dang, Paige didn’t miss a step. Perfect. Read more..
Well, prepare for me to be pissed off the remainder of the season. 🙂 They’ve overscored Ginger and Antonio to the point that the people who have been consistently performing all season long may not make it to the finale along with Nyle. One bad dance shouldn’t take out a man who’s been out performing both Ginger and Antonio for WEEKS now. My numbers post will likely be bitter. 🙂
ETA: AcCam says that E! said that Artem is in a trio with Ginger.
ETA2: According to People, Wanya and Lindsay have a Charleston for their Trio dance. ~ Vogue
ETA3: Apparently, Mark said on Afterbuzz that their trio partner is Alan. ~Heidi
ETA4: According to Extra, Antonio and Sharna have a Contemporary dance. Sharna also said they are allowed to do lifts this week. ~Vogue
ETA5: The rest of the dance info has been filled in via Disney ABC.
ETA5: Vogue again with a dancing order update.
ETA6: Here’s the full dance order per George Pennachio
ETA7: And the Trios are FIRST per George.
Paige & Mark
Individual Dance: Argentine Tango (song: “One Time” by Marian Hill)
Trio with Alan : Samba (song: “Hip Hip Chin Chin” by Club Des Belugas)
Phone # 1-800-868-3410
Antonio & Sharna
Individual Dance: Contemporary (song: “Hall of Fame” by The Script)
Trio with Hayley: Argentine Tango (song: “Mi Confesion” by Gotan Project)
Phone # 1-800-868-3401
Wanya & Lindsay
Individual Dance: Charleston (song: “Shame on Me” by Avicii)
Trio with Witney Carson : Paso Doblé (song: “Explosive” by David Garrett and Franck Heijden and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
Phone # 1-800-868-3412
Nyle & Peta
Individual Dance: Argentine Tango (song: “Unsteady” by X Ambassadors)
Trio with Jenna Johnson: Jive (song: “Hit the Road Jack” – Hermes House Band)
Phone # 1-800-868-3409
Ginger & Val
Individual Dance: Quickstep (song: “Fire Under My Feet” by Leona Lewis)
Trio with Artem : Paso Doble (song: “Shot Me Down” by David Guetta)
Phone # – 1-800-868-3404
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