DWTS All-Stars: The Finale!

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  1. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    yes, i'm on the anyone but kelly train myself. i wonder what the apolo/karina freestyle would have been?
  2. Alixana

    Alixana recovering Oly-holic

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    Amen
  3. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    what's melissa's #?
  4. Spareoom

    Spareoom Well-Known Member

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    It's funny that you call Shawn's freestyle a gymnastics routine because she spent a LOT of time just dancing...more than her quickstep, actually. Lol! But I loved it. I'm so happy for her.
  5. centerstage01

    centerstage01 Well-Known Member

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    Melissa text number is 3406

    Shawn is 3402
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    Lilia A Well-Known Member

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  8. Lilia A

    Lilia A Well-Known Member

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    I would love to see Melissa and Tony win this one, but I'm not too optimistic :(
  9. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

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    I wouldn't call it a lot, and what there was, was actually kind of weak--not as bad as Kelly but off-center and a lot of split weight, mostly because she was busy setting up a tumble or lift. I really do hope they pull off a miracle/monkey with the scores tomorrow if necessary to give it to Melissa and Tony as of the three left they've done the most actual straight dancing, but either Melissa or Shawn kind of HAS to win because this was just one long showcase of "How the heck is Kelly here?" Any one of Gilles, Emmitt or Apolo would have been more interesting.
  10. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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    Obviously Kelly is interesting to someone since she got voted into the finals, and Gilles, Emmitt and Apolo didn't.
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  11. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    God bless Val for not doing a rolling around on the bed, shirts off number. And no cameo from Maks! Loved the Dirty Dancing thing, would've given them a 30, great choice. Didn't care for the troupe, they didn't need them.

    Melissa is a fantastic dancer, best performance in round 1, gorgeous freestyle, but it was boring... I don't think Tony has really redeemed himself in that area. Best contemporary ever done on the show, of course. Best overall dancer and would be a deserving champ.

    Shawn has to be the undisputed champ after that. How the hell did she not fall on her face in that one lift? :eek: My fears about the Fierce 5 were unfounded, they did not detract at all (and they looked really hot, especially Aly and Mckayla). Best of all was that for once Shawn actually danced, I saw bits of her bhangra, tango, etc... THAT was unexpected from Derek. :lol: The only thing I hated was the giant SHAWN sign, wtf.

    What was Shawn's music?
  12. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    And she won, which Gilles and Melissa didn't. :D Haters gon' hate.
  13. Spareoom

    Spareoom Well-Known Member

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    She won cuz her top fell off in an earlier episode. < Hatin'. ;) JK! She's not a bad dancer at all and I do like her, but compared to the other celebs, I feel like there are better dancers.
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  14. Garden Kitty

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    It was actually sweet of the Olympic team to come to support Shawn. I'm sure they all got good money on the Kellogg's tour and that they can get a decent appearance fee, plus at least some of them were on the East Coast for Thanksgiving - so it's nice of them to fly out for DWTS.
  15. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    when i call melissa's # i get a message that the # is no longer in service, i'm overwhelmed with conspiracy theories
  16. Lilia A

    Lilia A Well-Known Member

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    I think you have until half hour after the show to vote via phone and text. But you can still vote online at ABC.com or on Facebook.
  17. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    Huh, I just tried and got a busy signal. Maybe it's a good sign! If it's any consolation I voted 7 email addresses for Melissa. :rofl:
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  18. kwanfan1818

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    Did Shawn and Derek have to do a traditional dance last, since they've been doing freestyle all season?
  19. Garden Kitty

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    I think it was a mix of some stuff, but I think part of it was the version of Clementine that Apolo used for the Paso Doble
  20. Spareoom

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    Can't stop watching Shawn's freestyle. I admit I was scared when I heard the Fierce 5 were going to be in it because I thought it would be gimmicky and silly, but they fit in so well and did fantastic. The troupe girls could have done the same things that the Olympians did, more or less, but I liked that they were all Shawn's height, haha! The pros would have dwarfed her.

    No matter what, it's been a fantastic season and I'm so glad Shawn got to do it...she's done so many crazy good dances that rank in my top favorites of all time, and this was just the icing on the cake. She may have the lowest points so far, but there's still tomorrow. Quite possible Shawn can make up a few of the points, if not all; depends on how it goes. Anyway, should be fun! I look forward to seeing Kelly bumble her way through an instant dance that she hasn't rehearsed.

    ETA: Wha? Aly just tweeted that she can't wait to perform the dance again tomorrow night. Are the judges doing an encore, or are they giving the Fierce Five a special spot on the show or something? Hmmm!

    ETA 2: Random, but I noticed that McKayla is out of all her casts but didn't do any of the tricks. She probably is still on doctor's restriction for any type of gymnastics. Still, it's good to see her without both legs encased in boots and casts and whatnot, lol. Poor thing!
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  21. Rob

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    I used all the phones in the house to vote for Tony, er, Melissa.
  22. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    Ah, it sounded so familiar. So both of his dances tonight were to music first used by his sister. Cute. :)
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    Double post
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  24. Twizzler

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    It's called "Carnaval de Paris" by a group named Dario-G. Yes, it's the same song that Apolo/Julianne used for their Paso. Liked Shawn a lot, but loved Apolo and Julianne more.

    Add me to the "Anyone But Kelly" group!!
  25. danceronice

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    No kidding. She fumbled the Paso and they were pretty deliberate about burying her in a big crowd for the 'freestyle', plus I haven't seen anyone so obvious about setting up for lifts since watching Novice pairs practice. While having the Five as her 'backup dancers' was a gimmick, obviously, for Shawn, they never blocked her or overpowered her. (I hope they don't mean an encore and they're going to do something themselves tomorrow, of course I'll be stuck at work but I can always find it on-line. I've seen Shawn all season, I haven't seen any of them since the Olympics.)

    I figure Shawn will win because she does the flashiest, most crowd-pleasing routines and has the Derek fans. Melissa could win because she's the best dancer left plus the pity factor for Tony. Kelly...I figure soap fans and she's good at getting Val to strip off.
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    Can't stand Kelley. She is not the best dancer, and she's beyond annoying.

    I loved Shawn's two dances. But, #1 broke rules, again - why? And #2 was more about tricks than dancing.

    Melissa - my favorite! Best dancer of the three. Her lines, extensions, toe point, and turn out - fantastic. The Samba started a bit odd, but loved it. I absolutely loved the Contemporary dance. I didn't expect to, but it was gorgeous. I just hope america appreciated the difficulty and beauty of that dance.

    Hope Melissa and tony win, could tolerate Shawn and Derek, will be very upset if Kelley and Val win.
  27. Nan

    Nan Just me

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    I'm very torn between Shawn and Melissa. I'd be happy for either of them to win, and be just as sad for the one who didn't. I'm pretending Kelly doesn't exist.
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    I hope that Tony/Melissa win, although I really expect that Shawn/Derek will.
    Is this Derek's final season?
  29. skatingfan5

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    I just got my online votes for Tony and Melissa in under the wire. The way the judges were marking Shawn and Derek last night, I think that they have likely been winning the voting by a large margin (which allowed them to mark them down without any worries). I can live with Shawn winning again -- even with Derek as her partner. Just as long as it isn't Kelly!
  30. danceronice

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    Derek seems to be turning into Maks--there's always speculation he's leaving.
  31. Vash01

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    Shawn has won before, so I would like to see Melissa win. Plus she is a better dancer, IMO.
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    Shawn and Derek are definitely doing an encore of their freestyle tonight; now if the other ladies are also repeating a dance; I don't know. But Shawn definitely is. Yay! Can't wait to see it again. :D
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  34. Spareoom

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    So I've been doing a little ratings hunt, and here's what I found:

    If you go to ABCDWTS's youtube page, you can view all of the dances in order of popularity. Shawn has five dances ranked before Kelly's top dances, her contemporary and flamenco. Melissa doesn't even rank on the first page of thirty dances and interview clips.

    On Hulu, I searched the DWTS dances by most popular today; a more accurate representation of viewers from last night. When I checked it about ten minutes ago, Shawn's freestyle was ranked first, followed by Melissa's freestyle and then Shawn's quickstep. Right now though, it's both of Shawn's dances first and then Melissa's freestyle, followed by Melissa and Kelly's freestyle.

    Back to Youtube, I decided to look for overall views for their freestyles. A search for "Shawn freestyle" brought up her most popular video from last night, with almost 71k views. "Melissa freestyle" got me Melissa's top ranked video at 21k views. "Kelly freestyle" got me nada; I had to search with her full name and her top ranked video had 13.5 views.

    Sorry if this is overkill; I'm bored and I like stats. :p Should be interesting to see how things roll! I think it's clear from overall viewership this season, not to mention last night, that Shawn is BY FAR the most popular of the three ladies in terms of people actually watching their dances. Does that translate to votes, however? Don't know!
  35. my little pony

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    the lady i know who this season had 3 auto dialers on 3 computers voting for kelly (season 1 she was old school and just had 1 auto dialer) still hasnt actually watched any of the dances. she thinks it is corny. but she really really wants kelly to win.
  36. Garden Kitty

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    I think Evan's season was the first one where they allowed the judge's to score another dance after the freestyles and the audience votes. If everyone gets basically the same scores, then it doesn't matter, but I don't like the idea that they can manipulate the scores after they know what the final vote tallies are.

    But then again, this is just a tv show and not a real election, so I can't get too bothered by it. :lol:
  37. Spareoom

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    Haha, I know. I'm pulling for Shawn to win, but honestly this whole season has been so much fun and I think any final result will be awesome, bar Kelly winning, though. ;) So many crazy good dances and memorable moments. I admit I was skeptical about an all-star season, but it's been a smash hit! Woot!
  38. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    Agreed, but the votes would have to be really really close in order for their scores to matter, since the judges usually don't deviate by more than say 3 points. But then I guess they can be, cause I remember Shawn won by like 1%

    I still wish Apolo had been in the final, but will be happy no matter who wins.
  39. Spareoom

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    Yeah, Shawn won by an incredibly slim margin in her first season, and there I think the judges points DID play a lot into that because she did outscore Gilies a bit in the final week. I've always said that if Gilies had been healthy enough to do more then just stand there and have Cheryl dance around him, he would have run away with the trophy. But, he regressed and Shawn had her best performances when it mattered, so she was the champion instead of him.

    One thing you have to take into account for votes is, who gets the votes of the fans of the dancers who were voted off? I'm guessing Shawn inherited Apolo's votes as the token Olympian, and may have inherited Emmitt's as well as she's an athlete and comes from middle America, like a lot of his fans. But then again, Melissa could have gotten Emmitt's votes as well since aside from being an athlete, she has a similar background.

    Still, I think the more likely scenario is that the girls have split a lot of demographics between them. I think that if Apolo or Emmitt had made the finals over Melissa or Kelly, Shawn's dominance might have been a little more complete, but being one of three females as opposed to just two or maybe one doesn't help any of the girls at all. Just makes it closer.
  40. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    I would guess that Kelly and Val got Kirstie's votes cause of Maks, and Gilles votes from those who enjoy dancers with a lot of chemistry. Shawn probably has Bristol's All American Voters, and Melissa, I don't know... she could be getting Apolo's votes from people who favor better dance technique. It's really all based on broad generalizations, I mean, just because Apolo and Emmit are both male athletes doesn't mean the same people would vote for both of them, I voted for Apolo and would certainly never in a million years vote for Emmit.