Dancing with the Stars Season 28, Week TEN – Who’s Dancing What…and When??

Ahhhhh…much nicer week in store for us on DWTS. 🙂 I like everyone left on the show, I would be good with any of the five taking this home (except maybe Gleb, although I like Lauren). I will still find the judges extremely aggravating and dumb, but you can’t have everything. 🙂 Here’s a take from the press release for the coming week.

For this week, there will be two rounds of competitive dance performances and the stakes are high to get into the finals. In the first round, celebrities will repeat a style of dance they struggled with earlier in the season with a new song. The judges will mentor each of the couples. The second round will be the last time the couples will perform to a style of dance they haven’t performed before.

Vying for America’s vote, each couple will dance to a variety of songs including Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger,” The Temptations’ “Get Ready,” Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind,” Hozier’s “Take Me To Church,” Vanessa Williams’ “Save the Best for Last,” Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” and Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You,” among others.

Sheesh, Hannah can never get two good dances in a row. Hopefully they don’t continue to hose her by giving her shit rumba music. Based on the list below, she is certainly not the favored one that everyone liked to claim at the beginning of the season. I don’t think ANYONE has it as easy as James does this week – fucking Cha Cha?? Are they trying to piss me off and make me not vote for him?? He’s hot and all, but I can’t with the easy ass cha cha. Ally has it pretty good this week too, but she needs it. Everyone else has something of a challenge, at least for one of their two dances.

First dance is a repeat, so I (of course) went to see how they did the first time around. James got two 7s and a 6 in week two – hardly a bad score. I don’t recall it being a struggle either. Conversely, Kel got two 5s and a 6 on his week-one Tango – he will likely get to show the most improvement of the group. Ally got two 7s and a 6 on her week two V. Waltz – her lowest score of the season. This is true for James as well – the problem is, most people recognize at this stage of the game that the first two weeks scores are artificially low a lot of the time. I just object to anyone getting cha cha at this stage of the game. James got three 7s in week two with the Tango – why not pick that one and measure his growth on that? He also got all 7s on his week four quickstep. Anyway, Hannah got 7s on her Rumba in week two – that’s in keeping with the others, but still possibly the hardest dance in the Semi-final. Lauren got two 6s and a 7 on her Week-two Paso, but she got the same score on her week 1 Cha Cha – why did they pick Paso for her instead of the Cha Cha? Hmmmm…

This lineup makes me think they would like for either Kel or James to win – or PERHAPS they really don’t care, which is an argument I’ve made before during this season. All new producers = all new tricks. No one seems to consistently have it easy or hard (possibly excepting Hannah and her music assignments). But one thing remains consistent across the seasons – their desire for a variety of dance styles and songs through out the season unfairly handicaps some and helps others. It’s just not necessarily the same person from week to week. I would love to go back in time to when there were two dances styles every week for most of the season and you do one or the other. Then you can measure the couples against each other. Ah well…

Kel and Witney – Tango and Contemporary

James and Emma – Cha Cha and Foxtrot

Ally and Sasha – Viennese Waltz and Charleston

Hannah and Alan – Rumba and Contemporary

Lauren and Gleb – Paso and Viennese Waltz