DWTS Nov. 12

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by pixie cut, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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    Kelly's not great, but I think she's tried harder and done more than either Kirstie or Emmit. Emmit is fun to watch, and I'd prefer him to some people who just lacked personality, but his dancing isn't up to the other people left at this point.

    My faves are Shawn and Apollo, but I tend to prefer the athletes. They just seem to have less drama about them and go about their business and don't get snitty about criticism.
     
  2. centerstage01

    centerstage01 Well-Known Member

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    I also want to see Shawn, Melissa, and Apollo in the finals.
     
  3. nursebetty

    nursebetty New Member

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    I'm also in the Apollo/Melissa/Shawn group. And I really want Melissa to win. Was not a fan of the Shawn team tonight, but have more faith that they will pull out a really great free style.
     
  4. cruisin

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    Would love for Melissa to win, partly because I'd love for Tony to win :)
     
  5. pixie cut

    pixie cut Well-Known Member

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    I think are a lot of people with you on that!
     
  6. Jimena

    Jimena Well-Known Member

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    Anyone knows who's in danger so far?
     
  7. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    kirsti is one of the two eliminated
     
  8. Spareoom

    Spareoom Well-Known Member

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    Sad to see her go, but she lasted so much longer then I thought she would. Bravo, Kirstie!
     
  9. Alixana

    Alixana who is on vacation!!

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    Emmett safe .. damn
     
  10. my little pony

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    what kind of fcukery is this? i hate when people who arent me get to vote
     
  11. Alixana

    Alixana who is on vacation!!

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    Apolo safe .. Gilles gone
     
  12. Spareoom

    Spareoom Well-Known Member

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    Who else went?
     
  13. Spareoom

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    Gilies gone?! There IS A HIGHER POWER.
     
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  14. Alixana

    Alixana who is on vacation!!

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    Gilles and Kirstie gone
     
  15. my little pony

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    i'm even unhappy apolo was in the bottom 2, this is season 1 all over again.
     
  16. Jimena

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    Gilles is gone?!?!?!? Hallelujah! Now Kelly and Emmitt can leave next week and I'll be a happy camper with an Apolo, Shawn and Melissa final three!

    I can only dream...

    To tell you the truth, I think Gilles should've outlasted Emmitt and Kelly.

    Did they mention who else was in the bottom 2 (or 3)?

    Edited: I just saw above that Apolo was in the bottom 2. Was he really or was he "not necessarily in the bottom 2"? If he really was, I'm very disappointed.
     
  17. centerstage01

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    Hallelujah!! Although I'm sure Carrie Ann will whine about it.
     
  18. Jimena

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    So I just read that Apolo was "not necessarily in the bottom 2". Good.
     
  19. AYS

    AYS Cruder than you thought

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    They said "not necessarily in the bottom 2". Yay, psyched for this result. Gilles has been increasingly unappealing this season.
     
  20. Spareoom

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    I really think the other person who was bottom two had to be Kelly. Or, if we're very lucky, Emmet. Anyway, I can't see him and Kelly lasting past next week, although I would not be shocked if Apollo or Melissa went home. Either way, the only person who I think is fairly safe is Shawn (but now look, I hope I didn't jinx her. *knocks on wood*).
     
  21. nursebetty

    nursebetty New Member

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    Did the show come on earlier this week? I can't believe Gilles is gone, but not upset. Was he shocked?
     
  22. danceronice

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    "Not necessarily the bottom two." (I believe everything Tom Bergeron tells me.)

    I really hope the other bottom pair was Kelly and Val, but I've been ready for her to go for WEEKS. And I'm really, REALLY hoping Melissa and Tony win. Tony deserves it.

    With all due respect to Anna and Val....camera guys, if there are two NYCB principles on the floor, quit showing us the ballroom people we see all the time, kthnx.

    nursebetty--Gilles actually said something about having seen it coming, fwiw....
     
  23. professordeb

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    Emmett can go ... NOW, please. I don't get why he's still there with the little he does on the dance floor. I get that he smiles nicely but stands where he's supposed to but I think Gilles should have been around longer with better marks than Emmett.

    Tony FTW, please, Please, PLEASE!!! Hopefully TPTB heard that and will "make it so".
     
  24. Garden Kitty

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    They can show me Anna any time they want!

    Surprised Gilles is gone, but not upset. I wish the other had been Emmit. He's personally appealing, but I don't think he's done much in his dancing lately. He gets by on charm, but doesn't get called out for empty performances. Kelly doesn't have his easy charm, but she really seems to be working hard and there was more content in her dances even if she's not as naturally easy on the floor.

    Based on dancing, I think the final 3 should be Shawn, Melissa and Apollo.
     
  25. Scrufflet

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    I'm shocked Emmett made it through. Nice guy but he's coasted. Bravo to Kirstie for going as far as she did! Like many of you, I want to see Shawn, Apollo and Melissa in the final three, with Melissa winning. I can't warm up to Kelly although she has surprised me with her work. I think she just looks really hard, no warmth there and I'm tired of the romance, real or imagined, with Val. Just me, I know others feel differently.
     
  26. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow dancing

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    Not sure why Emmit is still there either. I'd be happy with any one of the others. I'd have been happy with Gilles too, although I wasn't impressed with him in the beginning.
     
  27. stfli

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    I don't understand the Tony love here. He looks like one of the worst Pros technically. I know he was the US champion for American Latin but he won't even be in the final in the international latin session. His choreography is not very appealing most of the time. His movement is just not sharp enough for a latin guy. I orginally thought he toned down when he danced with the stars. Then I noticed he still did not look that great when he danced with other pros.
     
  28. Spareoom

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    I think people mainly love Tony because he is CONSTANTLY shafted by the producers by being given pretty un-danceable celebrities to work with; Kate Gosslin being one main example. He didn't even get paired with Melissa on purpose; he completely lucked out on her when his original partner (can't remember who, but typical older lady) got injured and pulled out right before the premiere, and Melissa was a very last minute addition. She is by far the best celebrity he has ever gotten and it's really great to see him so happy to have a partner who can actually DANCE. The highest placements he'd ever gotten on the show is two 3rds and a 4th, and one of those 3rds was with Melissa. He normally finishes in the 6-9th range, if not earlier.

    ETA: Apparently it's weird dance AND gimmick night next week! Here's what the couples are dancing:

    Kelly and Val choose the "Caveman" hustle for Melissa and Tony.
    Emmitt and Cheryl choose the "Knight Rider" bhangra for Shawn and Derek.
    Gilles and Peta choose the "Big Top" jazz for Apolo and Karina.
    Shawn and Derek choose the "Espionage" lindy hop for Emmitt and Cheryl
    Which leaves the "Surfer" flamenco for Kelly and Val.

    I don't even know what half these are. But from what I understand about some of the dance styles, the theme they've got is pretty hilarious. Surfer Flamenco? That should be fun, lol.

    I had no idea what a "bhangra" was so I looked it up, and from what I saw it's a pretty specific style of Indian dance. I look forward to Shawn hopefully putting Gilies "Bollywood" to shame. I would imagine since their theme is "Knight Rider", they'll update it so it has more of a modern vibe. Should be fun.
     
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  29. danceronice

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    ...It's called "American Rhythm." There's no such thing as "American Latin." (And yes, it matters, it's like saying Ice Dance and Pairs are interchangeable terms.) His movement isn't as "sharp" because he's old for a dancer, and because Rhythm is a softer style that grew out of the American social dance movement and hasn't been as severely stylized as Latin. He started in Latin, like everyone and their brother from Eastern Europe does (except those who go into Standard) and then he and Elena tried Rhythm and did quite well. Tony, Maks, and even Louis and Karina don't dance like they used to because they're OLD in dance years. Also because you don't overkill your partner in pro-am. Tony is one of the few pros on there who came in having done pro-am (Jonathan's another; I wouldn't want to pay EITHER of their pro fees but I can see why someone would) which was probably helpful considering who he's been saddled with more often than not.

    And that's the big thing--Tony's been on the show since, I think Season 2. He's been a huge cheerleader for DWTS, he devotes a ton of time and energy to the show, and he not only has never won, he routinely gets handed either colossal disasters (Kate Gosslein) or nice-but-older celebs who are clearly not going all the way. Getting paired with Melissa was a fluke. Yet he keeps being a great sport about it.
     
  30. centerstage01

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    I adore Tony. And after being saddled with Kate Gosselin he gets a lifetime pass from me.