Discussion in 'Dancing on TV' started by gingerbread, Mar 7, 2013.
The booing is totally spontaneous. All the reactions to the judges are
Well, that's disappointing, as it means the audiences really are full of prats.
(To be clear, I'm not lamenting things like the audience booing Kellie's 7. I'm grumping about how the audience immediately starts booing when the judges offer even minor criticism.)
One detail that caught my attention is Derek says he put in a Salvador because Len mentioned it. I'm not familiar with that step. What is a Salvador in Paso Doble??
It was fair booing Monday. Well except the females think Jacoby walks on water and he doesn't
Literally the only reasons I even still watch this show are Derek and Karina. Jacoby is no drama and a ball of laughs, someone great to have in the ballroom. He's even loosened up Karina, and that's happened SO rarely on this show. And I couldn't even be mad at a single thing that happened in the live show OR the results, because it was so completely predictable:
- Z getting the encore (they say it's because of her 30)
- Jacoby/Kellie in jeopardy (not surprised when I saw it was both of them, because that's how this show works)
- reverting to the "not necessarily the bottom two"
- Sean eliminated
Is there a single thing listed there that NO ONE saw coming? So of course Len's tantrum was scripted. And saying Kellie's trio was no better than Sean's dance? *snort*
Another thing. Derek got lit up for a, his theatrics, b. not having paso doble content (I saw a LOT of paso in it...but then again, that's one of the tougher ones to pick out syllabus steps in). I saw barely any salsa content in Z's "salsa" - which was more a split of samba and hip hop. And then Aly's jazz - er, jive with almost no jive action in it at all, and her legs in the AT were...frankly, bad. But he doesn't call out EITHER of the other rule breakers. At least Derek is a gentleman and just laughs about it, because he knows what's afoot. I had the same reaction. I was infuriated for a split second before I just started laughing, like, REALLY, Len? Predictable much.
Again, as audience members, we all know we're being manipulated, but why make it so obvious? It's insulting. Audience members do have eyes, you know. The people behind the scenes pulling the strings should be embarrassed.
FWIW, I do not. And inserting his tricks of jumping over/under people and doing that touchdown dance (knees in & out - sorry I don't know the name) jumped the shark long ago. I was grateful to see that we finally got routines from Aly that did not involve gymnastics flips. I just want to see dance content.
Seals jump sharks in a desparate bid to steer clear of all those teeth.
They are agile fellows in the water.
I guess DwtS is a 'dance competition' in much the same way the McDonald's counter in your Walmart Super Center is a 'restaurant'.
The 'judging' has always been random and highly suspect, but I think I've figured out the formula:
10,9= good; 8,7 = you didn't fall over; 6,5 = go home; anything lower = you should be shot at dawn and your instructor should spend the next 20 years as a galley slave.
brooke is even hotter in real life
with her tall shoes and up do she stood about 5' 8" she is stunning and an absolute sweetheart
we chatted for about ten minutes ( that I what a meet and greet means apparently) it was a lot of fun
we sat to the right of Bruno at the tables.. during Lens tirade Bruno looked at me and said "he's a lunatic" LMAO
told Bruno yep and he missed the Salvador ( seems to be dereks fave step)
Holy cultural appropriation, Batman.
not even going to comment on the scoring
But not even Val can pull off those hideous "diaper pants"
Someone left the EDR television on ABC and the only one I caught while stocking was Aly and Mark. Um...yeah.
OK, so I know "African jazz" is not a ballroom dance, but last night's routine had lots of African. Really made me miss the African dance classes I took a few years ago.
next season DWTS is canceling Tuesday night show, results show
I wonder too. Back when Mark danced with Chelsea Kane and Donnie Burns judged, he mentioned it in his rant. It seems like one of those steps that died around the time the Hiltons switched from 10 dance to strictly Ballroom...LOL!
a new twist for the fall...no Tuesday night result show. The dancing and results will be condensed into Monday night's 2-hr show. No answers yet on how that is to be accomplished (fewer contestants? less filler? )
Also mentioned is the fact that they are trying to "age-down" the cast to bring in younger viewers. Hmmm, I wonder how young is too young...
That sounds like an endeavor that'll be doomed to failure, imo. I've rolled my eyes at some of the hysterics I've read about Zendaya's age this season, but I don't think that its attempts to appeal to a younger audience generally do the show any favors.
No one can convince me that the healthy majority of DwtS viewers aren't women 35-55.
Doing Contemporary or African or bringing in more teenagers ain't gonna please them much.
And if they're trying to fish for a younger audience, they're gonna need Rihanna shakin' what her momma gave her in a thong and Justin Bieber doing shirtless backflips.Derek's gettin' old and teens have no interest whatsoever in the fineries of Foxtrot.
puked a little not hot just sayin
beyonce on the other hand
LLMMAOOOOOOOOOOOO wow this show is doomed then
Justin Bieber's already performed on the show as a musical guest.
I actually question whether they're attempting to draw "young." The under-twenty-five demo is pretty much worthless to advertisers. Zendaya's on there for the same reason Sean was--property of the Mouse. I think bringing in random dance styles and changing pros around (like the parade of blonde girls, whose names I've barely bothered to learn at this point) is because they're probably slipping in ratings and they're trying to see what they can do to save it. Losing Tuesday means they've got something else they think will be competitive in that slot and DWTS results isn't drawing enough viewers to make it worth keeping, no matter how many young, current, non-ballroom music and dance acts they throw on.
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