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Discussion in 'Dancing on TV' started by lacubs, May 15, 2012.

  1. danceronice

    danceronice Well-Known Member

    Eh, Shawn's good, but she was good before and she already won once, and Derek's got a closet full of mirror balls. Give Tony a break, he's gotten screwed by bad/no-hope partners enough.

    And one of them MUST win now. Seriously. I would rather have had Apolo OR Emmitt than sourpuss Kelly in the final. Please, soap fans, give it up.
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  2. danceronice

    danceronice Well-Known Member

    See, totally missed all of that. I found it clunky and nothing a competent bronze dancer couldn't do--no emotion at all, just clunky dancing and her usually crabby face. (And the whole playing up a "relationship" plotline is just kind of creepy....someone on FSU put it, I have to take a shower afterwards, and they don't mean a cold shower...)
  3. Griffico

    Griffico Member

    Yeah, I admittedly laughed really hard when they showed Louis telling them to get a room. Until they prove otherwise, I'm going to assume they've been working on their horizontal rumba since before the contemporary routine earlier in the season. It's easier and more entertaining that way :p
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  4. danceronice

    danceronice Well-Known Member

    I gave Louis a 10 for that. Skeevy, skeevy, skeevy...Doesn't help Val probably has the record for most-undressed male pro now.
  5. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    always battling his brother for that one
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  6. Leon Theou

    Leon Theou Active Member

    According to Wikipedia, it will be: Judge's Choice (which I think means redemption dance), Instant Dance, and "Super-Size Freestyle".
  7. danceronice

    danceronice Well-Known Member

    Though I don't think Maks has ever stripped all the way down to a teeny-tiny Speedo.
  8. JudeMorrigan

    JudeMorrigan Well-Known Member

    I really, really hate the "we could stay in hold OR we could entertain the audience" argument. That's one insulting false dichotomy.
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  9. danceronice

    danceronice Well-Known Member

    I have a feeling Shawn's going to win for flash and being the 'rebel', but I hope that Melissa and Tony pull it out. I don't like contemporary (still don't) but at least she managed to make it look easy and pretty. (I thought all three of their 'redemption' dances all looked a bit tired.) Shawn's freestyle was more about the gymnastics, but they didn't hide her behind the Five.

    About Kelly's two routines, the less said, the better....
  10. davedove

    davedove Well-Known Member

    I did like how Derek pulled in elements from their previous routines into the freestyle. A lot of Shawn's routines throughout the season have had a lot of gymnastics, which I can understand, to an extent. For me though, it too often crossed the line from being a dance with some gymnastics to a gymnastics routine with some dance.

    I too am hoping for a win from Melissa, mainly for Tony. After all, as it's been said, Derek already has a closet full of mirror balls. I'm also not a big fan of contemporary, but it did suit Melissa's style. Plus, their freestyle was a partner dance, instead of a production number like the other two. I appreciate when the pros focus on the dancing instead of trying to dazzle the audience with flash.
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  11. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    the couple with the most dancing with hands touching was val and kelly

    and any freestyle was supersized it was kellys

    silkwork violin choir and dancing

    not a reason to pick the winner just like pro am IMO
  12. danceronice

    danceronice Well-Known Member

    Except where she fumbled basic holds and lost her grip. And her freestyle wasn't dancing, it was stalling, burying themselves in a crowd, and standing and waiting in the most obvious and awkward way possible-seriously, I have seen less-obvious setups for lifts in Juvenile pairs programs (average age--12.) She just should not ever try to do anything with her arms when she dances, she can't do anything but look awkward. It's really obvious back to back with Melissa, who completes her lines and finishes steps.

    If crowd-pleasing is the ultimate decider, Shawn should win. (Dubious quickstep aside. She's only okay when she dances a 'straight' program, which is annoying because if Derek spent more time on actual dance steps she could be better, but she can sell a flashy routine and be fun.) If it's actual pleasant dancing, it should be Melissa (I don't like contemporary, but she has enough technique it was at least pleasant to watch. Finished lines, full stretch, entry, position-changes and exits from lifts that don't make you go *eep* and hold your breath.) Kelly really doesn't deserve to be there, yet again (shouldn't have won the first time against John, either.)
  13. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    in the paso val missed the overhand wrist grab.... not kellys fault BTDT:(

    thats okay because it wasnt contemporary it was cabaret in contemporary side by side work is present rondes leaps catches etc and better story telling not just lifts and running up ands down risers Tony is great at adagios tho and mellissas ballet really served her well
  14. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    shwan is the most technically precise of the three
    across all styles
    mellisa is awesome in smooth/standard but dances too high in Latin last nights samba was better but still too light

    kelly has no ballet so i think she is the most improved but

    shawn should win though that was unwise of Derek to throw away three points on purpose
  15. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

    Toni Redpath's comments regarding the Monday night finale routines:

  16. danceronice

    danceronice Well-Known Member

    This is a lonnnnnnng finale.

    And Tom Bergeron has such a gift for finding a network-friendly way of saying what EVERYONE is thinking (regarding Pam Anderson's dance: "Normally to see something like that there's a two-drink minimum.")
  17. mindputtee

    mindputtee Well-Known Member

    Ok, the "time travel" number with the "mini-me"s... adorable.
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  18. danceronice

    danceronice Well-Known Member


    The right top two, too. I'm not sure what was more awkward, though, Derek's crying interview (really?), or Brooke trying to get Val and Kelly to talk about the relationship 'thing'--where is the gong from the Gong Show or the big hook when you need one? Brooke had been getting over her foot in mouth disease, but man did she relapse tonight...
  19. Griffico

    Griffico Member

    Loved it! Shawn and Derek were pretty clearly the best, but I'm so so happy Tony won. I almost feel bad that Melissa kind of seemed to be getting overshadowed
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  20. Wannabee

    Wannabee Well-Known Member

    I must say I'm pretty happy with the results tonight. I would have been perfectly fine with either of the final 2 winning. I was just so freakin happy when they announced Kelly in 3rd place. That made my night. The other 2 were both great. It's hard to argue that Shawn was not the best dancer. I think clearly she was. And as wrong as it may be, I was pulling for the sentimental favorites and am very please with final results!! Yay Tony and Melissa!

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