DWTS season 19


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Danced well, but I expected it:

Alfonso Ribeiro
Lea Thompson

Totally unexpected ability:

Sadie Robertson
Jonathan Bennett (He just seemed so happy to be there!)
Randy Couture
Janel Parrish
Bethany Mota

Need to step it up:

Michael Waltrip (I love Emma. She's such a sweetheart in person. But, unless he gets the redneck vote, he needs to give us more.)
Lolo Jones (She needs to keep quiet more. We understand you messed up, but you didn't help your case any with all the commentary.)
Antonio Sabato Jr. (A little stiff, loosen up man.)
Tommy Chong (Love the guy and it was great seeing Cheech. Say, when do we get Cheech dancing?)
Betsey Johnson (Bad luck with the boa, but that's the risk of working with props.)
Tavis Smiley (He did okay for a first night, but needs more.)
I would move Tavis into the Totally Unexpected group, but otherwise agree with everything. And the biggest surprise? Randy Couture. Where the heck did THAT come from! Oh, and Lolo, just be quiet. Cringeworthy is right.

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Because of MaggieMoves' post, I actually recognized Dance with Me Tonight.
Hmmm. Olly Murs wrote the song along with two other writers, and Murs was thinking MoTown / 'white boy soul’ sound . I agree with one critic who hears 50s do-wop, not that "the swinging '60s funk-pop sound." But it IS swinging!


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I've only watched Lolo and Randy so far, on youtube.

IMO- Lolo Jones was cringeworthy last night, especially her reaction to her marks and her overall attitude.
Totally agreed. Seriously, just be quiet and *LISTEN* to the judge's critiques. Even though I did state they were becoming useless, in this case I think they could have offered some helpful advice if she had just allowed them to talk. Like Judge Judy says, put your listening ears on. You have two ears and one mouth for a reason.

Oh wait, I liked Karinas partner too... Forgot his name, but he seems sweet and sexy
Randy Couture pleasantly surprised me (I'm rooting for him). Graceful and manly, and looked like he was enjoying himself. However, I think Karina should have left out at least one set, if not all, of the bird wing arms where they were back to back - he looked a lot better when he was using his arms/hands to actually lead her, instead of awkwardly free-styling them. However, while I think smooth/standard suits him well, I have a feeling the Latin/rhythm is going to prove much more challenging when he has to start isolating the hips. But loved his debut performance.


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One of my non-dancing friends said she was "really disappointed in this season because no one except Alfonso was any fun to watch". I must say that is actually why this season has me intrigued more so than many of the recent ones. We may (and I stress the word MAY) actually get to see people learning how to dance. I am looking forward to watching their journeys this season.


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I actually felt bad for Lolo. I know what it feels like to have worked on something hard in practice and it doesn't come together on the floor. It is embarrassing and I think that is what she was primarily feeling. Sorry that we won't get to see more of Keo....he seems like a talented and enthusiastic young dancer.


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I don't feel bad for her- it's one thing to work hard on something and not have it come together.... It's another thing to be a whiny, self absorbed unlike able cringeworthy contestant, who thinks that somehow because you are an Olympian that you are better or more deserving. I enjoyed every second of her discomfort when she was in 'jeopardy'. I do feel sorry for her pro however- Keo seems like a nice guy and good dancer. Hope he gets another chance at DWTS.
I was really rooting for Betsey when it came down to her and Lolo. She has more sass and more personality in her little finger, than Ms Jones has in her entire body.
Loved Jonathan's big eyes when he was waiting to hear his fate- what a doll!
Settling in to watch this season- bring on the glitter!


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I'm sorry Lolo went home tonight. I didn't expect her to last very long and she was pretty cringe-worthy last night and didn't do herself any favors with her reactions. Plus, no one knows her pro. She would still be there if she were dancing with Derek or Mark, etc.

I really wanted Chong to go home tonight. He said himself the only reason he did the show was because Cheech bet him that he couldn't. And I know the show is stretching for "celebrities" and all but is this the best they can do? A guy who is famous for smoking weed? Sorry Chong but you will get no sympathy from me when you verbalized how little you care for the show.


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I completely understand Lolo's frustration... however, the reaction was inappropriate. When you know you messed up, you gotta take your lumps. That conversation would have been fine with her pro in a private backstate debriefing, but it was not ok to keep talking over the judges like that while they were trying to provide feedback. Just like the Olympics - you get one shot, don't screw it up. Don't pull a Tonya Harding.
I haven't gotten around to watching the results show yet, so I didn't get to see any other reactions, BUT I did feel sympathy for Lolo more than anything else on Monday. Mostly because I could tell she was more embarrassed than anything.

I thought Betsey was adorable and I felt SO badly during the feather boa mishap!
Unfortunately none of the girls seemed to burst out with spectacular talent from the get-go.
Alfonso was definitely the bar-setter, and I think he will continue to set the bar well above the competition. We might see Jonathan, Janel, or maybe Bethany (thanks to the Derek magic) make a play for the top spot, but his ease and comfort with the movement already put him a few steps ahead of everyone else.

Oh, I also hope Michael gets the opportunity to step into Bill Engvall's shoes because I LOVE Emma and I want her to stay on as long as possible!
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