Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by pixie cut, Nov 19, 2012.
Melissa & Tony into the final!!
Apolo & Karina had the lowest total of votes + scores.
Now I'm disappointed. The final should have been Melissa, Shawn and Apolo.
Melissa in the finals. Apollo goes home
Happy for Melissa, and Tony. But it should be Melissa AND Apollo (and Shawn) in the finals.
Melissa is safe; Apollo is eliminated. Whaa!
Well that stinks.
Happy for Melissa, sad for Apolo.
bah, it really should be both of them. i feel personally wuzrobbed.
Kelly & Val are in the final.
Kelly in the finals.
I'm sorry, but, we wuzrobbed
All girl finale; that is so impressive! Although I would have loved to see Apollo make it.
Should be fun! Can't wait to see the freestyles.
jeez america, no one has my back
Kelly and Val .. bah
Wow, an all female final.
Came here for some snarking. I dunno, Kelly is whiny like Jennifer Gray -- I really do not care about her choked-off-emotional-trachea or whatever -- and I think the "romance" with Val is all hype. I would have been much happier with Apolo and even happier with Emmitt who I like even if he isn't the greatest dancer.
BOO. If Apolo had to go home (and I could see that after last night), of Kelly vs Emmitt...I'd rather watch Emmitt. He at least looks like he's having fun.
And I'm sorry, Shawn fans, but she and Derek already have a trophy and Kelly got one she didn't deserve the first time. Tony's DUE. Melissa is a sweetheart. But she (or failing that, Shawn) MUST win.
Oh gag! I managed to get a feed part way through. Glad for Melissa and Shawn; they really earned their places. But Kelly? "Joyless" dance is really dead on. I couldn't figure out why I didn't like her until I saw that term. So right! Hope Melissa gets it with Shawn second.
Interesting - you could maybe have predicted the finalists based on the popularity of the dance clips on Hulu. If you look through the list of "Popular" clips, the dances show up in the following order starting with most popular:
Melissa's Argentine Tango
Shawn's Argentine Tango
Emmitt's Lindy Hop
I'm so torn between whether to vote for Shawn or Melissa. I love Shawn and think that, even though she won her season, she is SO MUCH BETTER this time around. I'd actually vote her most improved over everyone. Melissa has been good to.... but if I vote for them it will be for Tony, really.
Interesting. I went to Hulu and sorted all the dances by all-time popularity. I dunno how accurate it is, but of the three finalists, here's how their dances ranked in terms of popularity. Note that the top dance isn't the most popular video overall; both team dances ranked above the highest individual dance.
Shawn - Foxtrot
Shawn - Rhumba
Shawn - Tango/Paso
Shawn - Jive
Shawn - Mambo
Kelly - 7th dance (I forget which one this was; waltz?)
Melissa - Foxtrot (I think; sailor)
Melissa - Jive
Shawn - Cha cha
Shawn - Samba
Shawn - Quickstep
Kelly - Contemporary
Kelly - Cha cha
Melissa - quickstep?
Shawn - Waltz
Melissa - Paso doble
Kelly - Waltz
Shawn - Bhangra
Kelly - Paso
Melissa - third dance
Melissa - Hustle
Kelly - Trio
Kelly - Tango?
Kelly - Flamenco
Melissa - Argentine Tango
Shawn - Argentine Tango
Melissa - Seventh dance
...aaaand etctera. Remember, I don't how how accurate these rankings are (and note that there are a LOT of clips and other dances in between these ones) but yeah. As you can see, the rankings are pretty top loaded.
This article has a link to an interview with Kristi Yamaguchi, with comments on her favorites in the DWTS final 5 contestants, and they ask her point blank whether she was asked to join the All Stars season
Like fine wine baby
Cannot believe that Kelley is in the finals! If she wins I will vomit!
Ditto to that!
Actually my vote for the most improved dancer in the history of the show would be Kelly; esp when you compare this all star season to her 1st foray much shorter turn on DWTS. It is night and day. She was so stiff and akward in the beginning, she has grown so much it is really hard to believe it is the same person dancing. So I think she totally deserves to be in the finals! Kelly more so than any of the others has to work so much harder just to keep up, because dancing is just not natural for her at all! OTH, choreo would be 2nd nature for Shawn; she also has natural athletic skills too, so it is just about re-packaging and refining what's already in her wheelhouse, training is also 2nd nature for her, and then add in youthful enthusiasm and the 2 most popular young male dancers Derek and MarK to partner her. she will likely win the mirror ball in a landslide! Melissa also has very good natural dancing skills to build on (probably has the best technique of the all stars) and the very likeable, expert Tony D teaching her, Tony has never had the chance to get this far in the comp having been saddled with dancing fodder type partners on his previous seasons and so you can tell he is hoping America votes for the best dancer, not the favorite or most popular one, so they may pick up the sympathy and the more knowlegeable ballroom votes. Kelly is very much the underdog here despite her soap fanbase. I really admire her efforts to improve her dancing skills, her work ethic, and her desire to prove to everyone who supported her that she does deserve to be an all star. She has taken the most heat all season from the judges, there was a judging love fest going on for most of the others who didn not really deserve it IMO. So I say Go Kelly Go! Kelly is what this competition is all about - learning how to do the best with what you naturally have and then relying on hard work and a great dance teacher to help you to bring it all out on the dance floor.
No way...........they invited Bristol, but not Kristi. Wonder who else didn't get invited. Have to admit I didn't even think about the fan base for Kelly. Melissa should be proud of herself making it this far without the fan base of Shawn, Emmitt and Kelly. We need to remember it's just a mirror ball, in case there is a lesser winner. Can't wait to see Shawn's free dance, hope Kelly does a good job, but fingers crossed for Melissa.
When they originally announced this all star season, I remember Tom Bergeron saying that in addition to former champions and fan favorites, TPTB also wanted past controversial stars. So I assume Bristol fit that category well (and I'd rather see Bristol than Kate Gosselin or Master P) The aim was to get a variety of celebrities back they hoped would get people to watch. So more worthy and better dancers like Kristi weren't asked to return..
Anyway, I'm hoping Melissa and Tony win. And I might just vote for the first time this season next week for them.
I think Kelly over Apolo is very wrong, but I wonder how much of the voting had nothing to do with the celebrities and everything to do with voting for Val over Karina.
Given Val probably now has the record for closest-to-naked for a male pro (Edyta is probably the all-time record holder) I suspect Nan is in part on to something.
Debrah--really? Less natural than for Emmitt? Apolo? Maybe than Sabrina or Melissa, but no one else on the show this season comes from a dance background-even Shawn's a gymnast, not a dancer. Kelly isn't doing anything a halfway-competent bronze dancer couldn't do to the same skill level or better, and she looks like she's sucking on a lemon while she does it. The trick is to ignore Val (he's supposed to be beside the point-we know he can dance) and watch HER, and she's just not particularly good and has very poor presentation skills (especially for an actor, even off a soap opera.) She's no better than Emmitt and at least when he looks awkward, he laughs about it instead of pouting. Jennifer Grey whined her way to a mirror ball, we don't need Kelly doing it again...