Dancing with the Stars Season 13 Fall Cast

davedove

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I hadn't seen the first few minutes of the finale, so I just watched it this morning. I saw something that I think really speaks to JR's character. Now I understand that it's the clip the producers chose to show, but it's still telling. They showed a clip of JR and Karina and what he was saying to her. His words were not "I'm going to win this thing", but rather "I'm going to help you win this thing." He impresses me more the more I learn about him.
 

Mengu

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Really, that was the best final show that I've seen. That number with all the cast was the absolute best at choreography*, and they didn'e even say who did it.
Agree! It was a great "made for camera" choreography, and I really wanted to hear who did it, only to be disappointed at no one getting the credit.

If you asked me first couple weeks, who do you want to see winning this thing, without a second thought, I would have said JR. In the final few weeks, I found myself rooting for Rob. JR didn't show me anything new to cheer for. I think all 3 couples worked hard, so I would have been fine with any one of them taking the trophy home.
 
If you asked me first couple weeks, who do you want to see winning this thing, without a second thought, I would have said JR. In the final few weeks, I found myself rooting for Rob. JR didn't show me anything new to cheer for.
This is exactly how I felt. I did think that Rob was incredibly gracious when JR won. Samantha asked him some, "are you disappointed?" question, and he said, "hell no, my buddy won, I'm so happy for him."
 
Hope Solo has made some comments after the fact that have made me bristle a bit, even despite the degree to which I've supported her.

"I was told I had too much muscle and I was too intense and wasn't very dainty," Solo told Cooper. "... Honestly, I went into this experience completely naive. I am an intense athlete, however, ...I can let loose and have fun and smile, and I did not treat this competition like it was the Olympics. I wasn't that intense."
Treating it like the Olympics is not necessarily the same as treating it like soccer... she seems to have forgotten about the athletes who came before her.
 
All's I can say that this show is not truly dancing. It was entertaining but some of the antics going on was ridiculous. If it is called dancing with the stars then they should actually have people on that can dance. Carson? Nancy? Go JR and Ricki.
 
All's I can say that this show is not truly dancing. It was entertaining but some of the antics going on was ridiculous. If it is called dancing with the stars then they should actually have people on that can dance. Carson? Nancy? Go JR and Ricki.
The point is that you never really know who might come out of the woodwork... everyone on the show is a total newbie to competition ballroom, and until they get people in the studio you don't really know who's going to do what. Nobody had any idea what JR could do until he stepped out on the floor that first night.
 

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