DWTS Season 20

davedove

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Seriously. I would have sent Model Girl, Farmer Boy, and probably Suzanne home before him unless he was just HORRIBLE because he seemed so upbeat about the whole concept.
I watched some of the streamed training sessions and he seemed to really be taking it seriously. But, then he had a very mediocre first week, although no worse than some of the others. He stepped it up for the second week, but by then it was too late. He definitely shouldn't have gone before Charlotte though.
 

danceronice

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and if she wanted to be taken more seriously, she shouldn't have worn costumes that flaunted her.... "assets" so much.
I don't blame them for their costuming as I strongly suspect they all get very little veto power (in reverse if one of the teens who's been on wanted something more revealing I bet they'd have nixed that.) DWTS knows why she's famous and why they cast her, they're going to show it off whether she wants it or not. If she'd wanted to be taken more seriously, working hard and not trying the 'don't hate me because I'm beautiful' routine would have gone farther.
 

IndyLady

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So my hairdresser (e.g. the lady cutting my hair at Great Clips) started talking about DWTS yesterday, and stated that although she really liked Noah, she felt that Rumer "needed" this win just given where she was in life, so she agreed with the final result. (I guess kind of like you "need" a massage or a pedicure or a therapy session to make you feel better). Because I did not want to compromise the quality of my haircut, I decided not to point out that this is a competition and the title is up for grabs to whoever can take it, not owed to the person with the most compelling backstory or life situation. Sigh. (but note... this is one perspective from the POV of someone who is not heavily invested in ballroom like those of us on this forum).
 

danceronice

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Well, really, given it's a competition based mostly on voting, it kind of IS down to who has the most compelling backstory if they can swing enough votes that way....
 

IndyLady

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I don't disagree... and I'm fine with Rumer winning based on her dancing, it just seemed like she (hairdresser) was implying that she deserved it as a consolation prize for all she's been through prior to the show, vs. a "wow what incredible odds you've overcome to arrive here". She emphasized the word "needed" which is why it struck me the way it did.
 
Okay, I didn't read through this thread, but for all these "stars", how do they pick up all these dances so quickly? Do they only practice for 45 minutes a week and get all these moves? Or do they spend like every day with their pros? I feel so terrible that I can't pick up things in months and these stars pick it up in less than a week.
 

MaggieMoves

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Okay, I didn't read through this thread, but for all these "stars", how do they pick up all these dances so quickly? Do they only practice for 45 minutes a week and get all these moves? Or do they spend like every day with their pros? I feel so terrible that I can't pick up things in months and these stars pick it up in less than a week.
Definitely a few hours a day. I'm willing to bet at least 20 hours of practice time are put in by the dancers at the top spot, if not more.
 

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