To begin, I’d like to thank the judges for screwing themselves, the couples, and us for starting the evening off being far too kind with their scores for Chynna – and thus throwing a wrench into tonight’s scoring, which was downright wacky. Seriously – on a night that had the potential to be reeeally good, the judges managed to turn everything into an absolute joke with some of their feedback. Thanks, stooges.
Aside from that nonsense, I actually thought everyone (with the exception of maybe Chynna) did pretty damn well. Was it cheesy? Of course. But that was half the fun of it ;-) As for my rankings, though – aside from my top 3, I have absolutely no effin’ clue who will go home. Literally, I’ve been staring at the scores and my notes for 15 minutes and I’ve changed my mind about 15 times. Thus I’d like to claim a rather large margin of error :-P
1.) Ricki & Derek – Ok, I will admit – I don’t think this tango was 10-worthy. 9-worthy? Definitely. But I guess on a night like tonight, with the bar set so low by Chynna and the judges clearly adjusting their scoring to compensate – I can SORT OF understand how they ended up with a 29. Doesn’t mean I think it’s right :-) Technique-wise, I do think this was the performance of the night – this was so damn CLEAN. Performance-wise…I don’t think it was Ricki or Derek’s best dance, but I do kind of appreciate that they didn’t go the over-the-top, full-on cray-cray route in trying to embody the theme of Psycho. The silhouette part at the beginning & end was a subtle, visually-striking homage to the movie. With the points spread being so vast, and with the judges making it quite clear who their favorite is…I think I’ve got a better chance of firing a pistol into the night sky in fury and somehow hitting Carrie Ann in LA than these two do of going home.
2.) JR & Karina – I give up. What is the judges’ problem with JR??? Seriously – the dude is probably the most likeable guy in the universe. I’m talking basket-full-of-puppies likeable. Aaaaad…*drumroll please*…the dude can actually dance, too. And look like he’s having a good time doing it! I’m baffled as to why it pains them so much to praise him, let alone score him properly. I’m getting this bad feeling that if the judges don’t shape up, JR could be Ralph all over again. Let’s hope I’m just being paranoid 8O I actually thought this dance was strong in technique, entertainment, and theme – it stayed true to the theme without being over-the-top, much like Ricki & Derek’s tango. Not sure what Carrie Ann was smoking when she said it “didn’t need to be funny” – clearly that bimbo hasn’t seen The Pink Panther. What, was she expecting a repeat of his heart-wrenching rumba last week? SMH. AAAANYWHOOOO…they got the pimp spot and the 2nd highest score of the night, and I can’t imagine there aren’t some fans that are as angry as I am who are voting their fingers off right now in protest. I look forward to these two making CAI eat her words next week…and I hope she chokes on them. Read more..