Dancing With The Stars, Week 9, Semi-Finals

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by soxxy, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Veronika

    Veronika gold dust woman

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    Yup!
  2. inthemiddle

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    Thank you Veronika :)
  3. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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    Yes, all Hope is lost. :lol:
  4. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Well-Known Member

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    I'm just catching up, and yeah, that is a serious Lifetime movie.:yikes:

    ETA: Her comments after her AT suggest that she inherited some of her father's mental illness. Talk about delusions of persecution.:rolleyes:
  5. Spareoom

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    Random note here, but did anyone see Shawn Johnson tonight? She was there at the show and I didn't watch, but I wanted to know if she got a camera pan or something. :)
  6. screech

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    Of the 3 finalists, I find Rob to be the most precise with his arm movements and very sharp. Ricki the most 'smooth' and JR the best performer. This is the first season in a while where I'd be okay with any one of the three finalists winning. I kinda called it from about week 4, who the finalists 'should' be, and I was right!

    Say what you will about Rob, he does seem to be putting a lot into this, and he seems to be enjoying it as well - when he smiles while dancing (like in the Samba) it seems like he's genuinely enjoying himself, which I find endearing. I also think his Samba was better than Ricki's who seemed to be focusing too much on her shoulders last night (though the improvement in her posture was amazing!)

    In the Derek/Anna dance tonight, it really showed that Derek is by far the strongest pro on the show - it looked like he was dancing circles around Anna (who I adore) out there, making her seem like the 'star' to his 'pro'. The guy may be slightly annoying, but he is an absolutely fantastic dancer and choreographer.

    JR - RICE your ankle so you can come out full throttle next week, Ricki - don't stress and just enjoy it! and Rob - just keep having fun and showing your dedication. It's going to be an interesting finale!
  7. LuckyCharm

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    So much recycling of music this season. JR/Karina using the same song for their AT as Evan/Anna.
  8. deltask8er

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    So the one with a combination of Nancy Kerrigan's looks and Tonya Harding's upbringing is gone.

    "Why, why, why?!"
    :rollin: :kickass:
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  9. Cheylana

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    Hope was pretty classy in her exit--NOT! Glad she's gone.
    J.R. FTW next week, please! :cheer2:
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  10. mrr50

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    I never thought that I would enjoy Nancy Grace more than Hope.
  11. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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    OK, JR miraculous recovery garners big scores and his lead is sealed with votes from folks who don't understand that he was never "in jeopardy." If there's a god, Ricki finishes 3rd.
  12. skatesindreams

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    I wonder if Donny Osmond's comments about Rob winning (on GMA) may inspire the Kardashian fanbase to vote more.

    I wonder if Hope/Maks declined the "morning after" GMA appearance?
    I want JR to dance really well in the finale, and win
    He was/is the wonderful "surprise" of a disappointing season, IMO.
  13. nubka

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    No way - Tracy Turnblad for the win !!!!! :respec: :respec: :respec:
  14. LuckyCharm

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    Agreed. The fact that KRob is in the finals and actually deserves to be there is evidence of how bad this season has been.
  15. danceronice

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    I would love to see a Rob/JR final two. (Not JUST for the look on Derek's face.) The novelty factor of two men being the finals would be great.

    Rob apparently got all the 'normal' genes in his family or something. He seems to be sincerely trying and enjoying himself. JR's got the best combination of technique and entertainment value. Ricki makes me wonder if Derek coaches his partners on what to say to try and sound either pity-worthy or unconvincingly self-effacing.
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  16. mrr50

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    JR for the win but Rob has greatly improved.
  17. skatemommy

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    most of the polls I have seen show JR way in the lead (before the injury). Here's hoping that it continues! He is such a natural talent, I wonder what he would have been like if his mama had put him on skates when he was little! Better yet, put him on "Skating With the Stars" - I'm sure he'd do great!
  18. Cupid

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    Rob can't win he has a big Kardashian butt!

    JR for the win, but I will warn you ... I am always wrong about who wins this thing.:eek:
  19. Yazmeen

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    Agree here, partially because I'm also getting sick of Ricki and her "humility". Case in point: "It's a MIRACLE I'm still on DWTS!!!"
    Yeah, right honey, you've either been in the lead or near it from the start. It still comes off to me as "I know JR is a war hero, but don't forget about MEEEEEE!!!!" http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20545886,00.html

    I could personally do without most of the Kardashian clan, but Rob has worked hard, been pretty low key, and he earned his spot. I think it would be fun to have a JR/Rob final.
  20. danceronice

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    Rob is not the greatest dancer I've ever seen on the show (not even in the top five) but he seems to try hard and he seems like a generally nice guy. I have never seen the Kardashians' show so I don't know what he's like there, but he seems normal compared to the rest of them.
  21. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

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    I read the article and didn't get that impression at all. :)
  22. danceronice

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    Meh. I agree with the TWOP recapper (who's a Derek fan but not so much Ricki) who is tired of her weight schtick and false modesty. Really, hon? You've been in the lead or close every week and you're still stunned? And the weight stuff is a little hard to take when you consider her earlier career she was all about accepting people at any size, etc. (And after Kirstie, and next to Chaz? Oh, please. Kirstie had a weight issue. Did Ricki even start out substantially heavier than Nancy? They look roughly the same size to me.)

    Can we give Derek someone with a REAL problem next time (Shannon and "Don't hate because I'm beautiful" and Nicole not being like other people don't count)? Then the insecurities and "who-little-ol-me" will be easier to take.
  23. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    FROM TWOP:

    Should be good for JR. His original samba was underscored, but it really was so much better than Rob & Ricki's. He did really well with the instant dance last time and he "gets" Latin. The instant nature of the dance will make it obvious that Derek was just moving and posing Ricki during their "perfect 30" samba. If Ricki freezes up again like she did with the instant jive, it will leave a poor final impression.

    Some people at TWOP are speculating this means the final 2 will be decided solely on the judges' votes. I hope not, and that the judges marks for these dances will be folded into the viewer votes as per usual.
  24. numbers123

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    They instituted the instant or judge's dance several seasons ago when the winner that TPTB wanted didn't "naturally" occur with the the general voter's choice.
  25. BaileyCatts

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    ^^ which winner was that? :eek:
  26. danceronice

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    Was that Nicole? Or the season before? With Nicole I seem to recall they just basically set it up so they could give one more score and swing it her way (with a lot of people figuring that meant Evan and Anna were KILLING her and Derek in the fan votes.)

    Or was it the one before where they were so determined to get rid of the "ringer" Mya?
  27. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    AFAIK they've always done it where the judge's votes on finale night counted towards the overall combination of score and judge's votes. They've never done a sudden death type situation where whoever the judges choose wins (they did do that for a few eliminations in the Aaron Carter season but not in the finale).

    They can definitely use their scores to manipulate things, but only if the votes are extremely close between the couples.
  28. danceronice

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    I don't think there originally were judges' scores on the actual LAST night, when the viewers could no longer vote. (And since we never know how close voting ACTUALLY is now, they can tweak that however they want--the judges at that point know what they have to do to get the winner that the producers want.)