Dancing with the Stars Season 16

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by jkl, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. PRlady

    PRlady aspiring tri-national

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    Agreed. Although I think in terms of raw talent she outweighed (no pun intended) most of the country Barbies singing these days. That does NOT include Miranda Lambert, whom I adore.
  2. heckles

    heckles Well-Known Member

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    Wy shows emotional depth when she sings and that connects her to the audience. Some of the young blondes don't emote. Carrie Underwood sings Stand By Your Man like she's mocking it.
  3. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    We both like Kellie Pickler, and now we both like Miranda Lambert? That's it, I'm taking you country line-dancing with me next time I go. :D
  4. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    to be fair, it's mockable
  5. heckles

    heckles Well-Known Member

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    Careful now, I'm sure the spirit of Miss Tammy can still lay a good country-fried whuppin'.
  6. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    To be fair to Miss Wynette, the world; and a woman's options, were very different when she wrote that.
  7. heckles

    heckles Well-Known Member

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    I admire Miss Tammy for standing by her husband. All five of 'em. :lol:
  8. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    I admire her for making a $$$$ on that song regardless of her personal feelings. :lol:
  9. heckles

    heckles Well-Known Member

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    That she did! The doorbell at her mansion played the song. :D
  10. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

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    My coworkers at the restaurant where the kitchen radio was on the local country station if the boss was there (which I didn't object to, except it meant hearing the same songs over and over and over and over) want to know how come in "every" Carrie Underwood song some guy's dying.
  11. Skittl1321

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    As a lifelong country fan, more and more I'm disturbed by how much country music uses domestic violence against men as a form of female empowerment. It isn't just Carrie either (although some of the dead men in Carrie's songs are tragically lost too- it appears to be her hook.)
  12. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

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    Yeah, it was a statement when it was "Independence Day" (and it wasn't portrayed as necessarily a GREAT thing all-round), now they're distrubingly chipper about it....
  13. heckles

    heckles Well-Known Member

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    Hey now, the avenging victim makes for many a country song and Lifetime movie. In the old days, the wife directed her ire at the other woman rather than her cheatin' hubby; think Fist City, etc.
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  14. danceronice

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bj1HcZrltg

    For those who remember this spotlight performance by Jonathan and Anna in tribute to Standard dancer Julia Ivleva--I'm sorry to report Julia lost her battle with cancer early this morning. This is hitting the US dance community rather hard....
  15. jkl

    jkl Well-Known Member

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    Beautifully done. This dance reminds me why I am missing Anna so much this season.
  16. shan

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    :( Such sad news about Julia.

    And what a moving performance by Jonathan and Anna. Just beautiful.
  17. skatesindreams

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    What a terrible tragedy; and beautiful tribute.
    May Julia rest in peace.
  18. jkl

    jkl Well-Known Member

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    I saw an interview with Kellie Pickler. She and Derek will dance the rhumba tonight. Kellie's husband will sing while she is dancing.
  19. Spareoom

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    Should be interesting. And Aly and Mark are doing Contemporary; I can't say I have high hopes but they might as well get it out of the way. :p Still mad that their Cha-cha got "wasted" on the first week; I always like to see those danced later on because they're so much better.
  20. jkl

    jkl Well-Known Member

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    I read online that Lisa fainted in rehearsal this week. Wonder what that is about?
  21. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    my guess is it's about it's harder than she thought and she hates it
  22. shan

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    Splitting time between this and the voice.
    :yikes: at Victor's paso.
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  23. ArtisticFan

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    Jacoby's son is adorable.
  24. jkl

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    Gabby Douglas and Kyla Ross sighting!
  25. danceronice

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    You know, Andy did...really good. Nice solo turns with good centering, he didn't look nearly as lost as some celebs have when required to dance alone (especially the guys.)

    I feel about that SONG the way the late Roger Ebert did about the movie "North" (I hate hate hate hate HATE that song), though.
  26. danceronice

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    Wow, musical flashback to Indiana Challenge, watching a showcase with "A Thousand Years" like Ingo's using...

    "This is such a good song."
    "Yeah."
    "Shame it's from that movie and everyone would think that's why you're using it."
    "Yeah, too bad."
  27. shan

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    Is this supposed to be a rhumba from Kellie and Derek? I don't get the song with this style (other than the personal meaning).
  28. danceronice

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    It was kind of a stiff rumba. I'm not going to say anything about the flexibility stunts (I know a lot of people who do that) but she didn't have a lot of movement through her body and her feet weren't very soft, not much interesting leg action.

    Audience: Please sit down. The cameramen can screw up the angles themselves.
  29. my little pony

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    why is lisa flying to ny to rehearse for a show that takes place in LA?
  30. shan

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    I agree. I thought 26 was a bit generous. But I admit I haven't caught all of the scores so far. Who's in the lead?
  31. Spareoom

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  32. shan

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    Really? I found her dance to be a bit :yikes: I would have pegged her for mid pack.
  33. mrr50

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    lisa looks like she has the flu, bad. i'll give her points for that
  34. jkl

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    Aly did "contemporary" with a lot of gymnastics. Of course it scored high.
    I thought Zendaya and Val rocked it!
  35. danceronice

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    I really liked Zendaya and was pleasantly surprised by Andy. Ingo, Bachelor Boy, or DL could go and I would be fine as the first two were forgettable and DL was kind of lame with almost no content.
  36. Alixana

    Alixana recovering Oly-holic

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    Holy smokes, you can see how *great* a dancer Val is when he doesn't have to dumb down his choreo for his partner. :swoon:
  37. centerstage01

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    I truly, deeply, and sincerely hope Andy means every word about wanting to make amends for his past and stay drug and alcohol free. Because he's winning me over and I loved his dance and I want to see him succeed.
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  38. Twizzler

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    ^^^ This. He was one of those people I was sure was going to be annoying and obnoxious. I find myself rooting for him every week.
  39. cruisin

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    Andy is, sort of, having the same effect on me that Kelly Osbourne did. It really makes you feel good when you see someone who has struggled break free.

    I think Kelly Pickler is better than the dance she did last night. Though, in past dances I also thought her knees were a bit stiff.

    Zandaya is just amazing.

    I liked Ali, but I thought they relied too much on her gymnastics. I don't know that that was fair to her.
  40. Gypsy

    Gypsy Thunder & Lightning!!!

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    I feel the same way too. Voted for the first time last night...all votes for Andy. (And before this I couldn't stand him!)
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