Dancing With The Stars, S 14, Week 6 Motown Week

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by soxxy, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. soxxy

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    Gladys charms in her Rhumba, and no complaining about the music. I don't know if Len will have a problem with some updated moves. I'm puzzled by Tristan's outfit. Is it 50s?

    Len is being a pain.....pulls back.

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    7 7 7
  3. ArtisticFan

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    Tristan is a grape nerd. Maybe he's a California Raisin.
  4. Garden Kitty

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    Gladys did have a number of mistakes, but she just comes across as such a nice, appealing lady and I like having her on the screen each week. She really makes you want to root for her.
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    Sadly, the 7's were generous. I love her, but that wasn't good. I'll keep her over Jaleel
  6. soxxy

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    Fun foxtrot from Maria, should score well with a couple of very minor glitches.

    Scores:

    8 9 9
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  7. Garden Kitty

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    Maria did all the steps very well, but somehow the spirit and her expression didn't seem to match the steps very well. It seemed more mechanical than joyful, but she looked great doing the moves. But I expect good scores for the dance.
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    You can see the effort Roshon put into his Rhumba. The extensions were good, his fluidity could improve. Yes, some of the his movements were too exaggerated.

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    7 8 8
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  9. Fridge_Break

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    Carrie Ann stole some of Len's grumpiness tonight, and left just enough left over for him too.
  10. Garden Kitty

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    I actually was more bothered by Chelsie than Roshon in that dance. I agreed that her movements seemed really jerky and almost violent. I found him more pleasant to watch in that dance.

    ETA: Carrie Ann, did you really think Roshon was the same as Gladys?
  11. mrr50

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    well the lift police struck
  12. soxxy

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    I didn't love Katherine's Samba like last week's Tango. Good movement, she needs to relate more to her partner. Judges love it.

    Scores:

    10 9 10

    A bit high, IMO.
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  13. Fridge_Break

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    I heart Katherine.
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    Katherine seemed to be thinking through a lot of that, but she just comes across as so charming and nice that, like Gladys, she makes me want to root for her.
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    I didn't really like Katherine's samba, but I did really like Roshon's rumba. And Gladys (and Tristan) - so darn adorable. And loved the tiny bow in her hair.

    ETA - I just wikipedia'd Katherine and wow!!
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    And also no surprise that she used to model. She is stunning! I find her so adorable and likeable.
  16. soxxy

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    I find Donald flat footed and he made a mistake. But these judges love football players so who knows.

    Scores:

    9 9 9
  17. Garden Kitty

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    Donald isn't as smooth as some of the others, but he comes across like a number of the football players - like guys who aren't perfect dancers but would be the guy you'd want to dance with at a party because you know you'd have a good time. There's a confidence that helps carry the number
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    My thoughts exactly. I still can't believe he was given a 10 last week (and I can't believe he thought he was UNDERscored, what???)
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    The bad part about this week is my husband knows all the words to the songs. It's kind of a constant drone.
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    Melissa probably got the best piece of music ever played on this show. She should have just floated through in it her Vienese Waltz, but it was good enough.

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    8 8 8
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    Can he sing well??
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    note the word 'drone'. it's a clue
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    Well, I'm sure he's happy hearing these old tunes. :)
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    I'm not a fan of Donald's dancing, but I did have to smile at him tonight, loved that he was singing along to the song.

    And lol at Maks. Nobody could accuse of him having false modesty - he's a cocky ass, but I do respect and admire that he doesn't pretend to be anyone other than who he is. And also love him calling out the producers (in a nice way) for focusing so much on him with the frustration and not other pros, and Melissa for saying most of their time is not what's shown on TV.
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    Perfect rhythm for a cha cha, Jaleel's movement was good, I wish it had been more "traditional."

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    10 9 10
  26. screech

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    Anyone else lol at Kym basically telling Jaleel to change his personality?

    And the first kind of hint (from Brooke nonetheless!) about the discord between Jaleel and Kym.
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    Cheryl did most of the work in William's Rhumba. He's hot, but I'm not enthusiastic about his dance.

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    9 8 10

    the 9 and 10 are high
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    I didn't think william did much
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    Oh, no, Gladys out first.

    Katherine wins, and she looked best to me. I did not like William's knee slides.
  30. Garden Kitty

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    Katherine going for the symbolic chartreuse, just like Peggy Flemming.
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    I though jaleel and william should have been gone sooner
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    Why the hell did they keep William in that long? He was sliding around and posing the whole time. Katherine is in a class of her own in this competition.

    And I though Gladys was out a bit soon - she was doing pretty well before they got rid of her, and I was surprised that Maria and Derek were out so soon, but Kudos for Melissa and Mr. Modesty for staying in so long.
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    I was surprised Derek and Maria were out so soon, but I didn't think it was unfair. She really looked lost during the marathon, but I didn't expect them to actually be chosen.
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    Dancing in the streets was on AI, the Voice, and DWTS all in the same week.
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    Very funny! Could be worse though. Every so often my husband gets these spells where he gets into Hebridean psalm singing. I know its his heritage (Scot) but it really is hard to stomach after a bit. It's drone on steroids!
    Luckily, DWTS won't be doing that for a theme week. Kind of funny to think of them trying to dance to that though!
    Solution? Honey, we need a quart of milk; could you go please? Now?
  36. skatesindreams

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    I don't want Gladys to leave; but, I don't know if her fanbase will be enough to keep her in.
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  37. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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    I wouldn't be surprised if Tristan had a signal for Len to get them off the floor in one of the earlier eliminations. Tristan is treating her with absolute class. No one wants to see her suffer.
  38. Nan

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    So....what did everyone think of the singing performances?
  39. Rob

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    I think Martha Reeves needed a lot of back up help.
  40. skaternum

    skaternum Grooving!

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    Considering how old The Temps and Martha are, I thought they did a decent job. I don't expect anyone to sound as good as they did 40 years ago. I thought the Temps were the best. I really wanted to hear Gladys sing, though.