DWTS Season 24

davedove

Well-Known Member
#43
Quite honestly, I'm glad Charo got voted off (she was far more obnoxious than Michael Bolton). What kind of drugs is she on?
Her main problem is that her routine hasn't changed since the 70's. What was fun and entertaining when she was in her 20's then just doesn't work when she's in her 60's now. Times have changed, but she hasn't.

Although, I will have to say, she was much more subdued this week. I suspect she had seen what people were writing about her. But, it was too little, too late for tlhis competition.
 

IndyLady

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#44
Val & Normani's routine was definitely a Jazz Tango if anything. Around 0:38, I know what you mean. I think it stems from a lack of connection during the dance. They were rushing from hit to hit with little actual Foxtrot technique. It was great to watch - but the ballroom content wasn't that great.
I'm sorry my post wasn't clear - the 0:38 (and the feet/stretch/jazz comments) was referring to Heather's tango. And I definitely agree with your comments about the foxtrot.

Nancy was a nice surprise. She looked really flat the first two weeks. I'm really glad to see her do well because she's just so animated. Hopefully this will get her jump started.

I hope David Ross doesn't get kicked off too soon - he's making the show for me right now.
Yup, all of this.
 

sbrnsmith

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#47
I'm really glad Heather is gone. She is a trained dancer that should never have been on the show. I enjoyed watching someone like Rashad or David more. There was no joy in her dancing. For a moment there, I was worried it would be Nancy and Artem going home
 

Steve Pastor

Moderator
Staff member
#49
And speaking of being kind of sick of something...

Now I get it. On this show "True" Argentine Tango can have lifts! I had given up on hearing ANY of the judges knock someone for not including enough Argentine Tango content like they sometimes do for the dances that they actually know something about. Now they throw in the word "true"....

Well, there are still some amusing moments on the show and there are lots of nights when there is nothing on that I want to watch, so I guess I'll keep watching.
 

IndyLady

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#51
And speaking of being kind of sick of something...

Now I get it. On this show "True" Argentine Tango can have lifts! I had given up on hearing ANY of the judges knock someone for not including enough Argentine Tango content like they sometimes do for the dances that they actually know something about. Now they throw in the word "true"....

Well, there are still some amusing moments on the show and there are lots of nights when there is nothing on that I want to watch, so I guess I'll keep watching.
Totally get you on the "lifts" there.

Having said that, I am confused about that number (yes I realize this was two weeks ago)... that looked like a normal ballroom tango to me (for the most part), not Argentine. Am I missing something? (serious question)
 

Mr 4 styles

Well-Known Member
#52
No it had way more standard in it. None ofthe pros on dwts really know AT. Cheryl Burke went to BsAs and studied for three weeks at one point to get a better flavor. Good for her
 

Steve Pastor

Moderator
Staff member
#53
Derek has done a pretty good job of it at times. And I actually saw a gancho that worked like it is supposed to (using interrupted momentum to propel the leg bending backwards between the partner's leg.) But that was in rehearsal, and I didn't see it in the actual routine.
Maybe they are trying to avoid ballroom purist complaints by labeling this stuff a dance they most people know very little about.
See, it's ArgentIne Tango, and that has an abundance of lifts, and tricks and Carrie Ann can't call them on it!
 

IndyLady

Well-Known Member
#54
Things that make you go hmmm....

A lot of the FB commenters (yes, I know, consider the source) are upset at how critical the judges have supposedly been in recent weeks, particularly wrt Bonner and Simone. tbh, that has always been one of my pet peeves, is the raving reviews of performances that were mediocre or average at best. If only these people could hear how criticism is sometimes delivered during training in the serious ballroom world, behind that glamorous front, lol...
 

kckc

Active Member
#57
While I think she should have been in the finals, I can't say I'm surprised about Simone, nor was I about Heather. They were just kind of...there...and nothing else. Personally, I think Normani blows them both away. It was certainly be interesting to see how it all plays out.
 

davedove

Well-Known Member
#60
Rumors are going around that this will be the last time DWTS will be on twice a year. Supposedly it may be going to a once a year format.
I haven't seen anything on that, but I did just see that they're starting a Dancing with the Stars Junior, where they are featuring young celebrities and children of celebrities paired with junior champions.
 

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