DWTS Nov. 12

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

  1. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    It's Emmit (Smith), please. I don't defend his dancing but I do defend his name because he is a football legend. Actually I would defend anyone whose name is being misspelled. I can forgive this one because you don't always see his name in print if you are not a football fan. I still felt compelled to post the correction (and I am seeing one more poster misspelling his name; it's time to set the matter straight).
     
  2. cruisin

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    Agree! It was distracting. It also bothered me that the ballerina (forget her name) was on pointe and Anna was in dance heels.

    I, also, don't understand how Giles left before Kelley and Emmit.
     
  3. mrr50

    mrr50 Well-Known Member

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    It has been misspelled by many. So have nearly all the other names of stars and pros. Why single his out to correct?
     
  4. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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    Tony is an avid golfer and appeared on Golf Channel's celebrity instruction show. In addition to finding out that his calves and back are the opposite of what's needed for a optimum golf swing (30 years of dancing will do that), the instructor pointed out some things from dance that actually help. Tony and the instructor spent a good deal of time talking about how great the show is and that people watching the instruction show might enjoy watching DWTS, too.
     
  5. Susan1

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    Emmit just stands there and shakes while someone else dances around him. How does he keep getting high scores. I would like Kelly better if she would smile more. I don't think her dancing is that bad. She acts like she is on tranquilizers or something. I don't want to jinx Melissa, but she has been my favorite since day one. And she is always so happy and positive.

    Anyway, on a side note - that number from Newsies? Flashbacks to the finale of the only skating show I was in (1995). I was thinking where are the teacups and the Texas stars. And then that one guy actually did a one foot spin on the piece of paper. Our finale was all the adults and kids from the rink, so we just skated around in lines and stuff, no singles tricks. But we all ended up in our lines and raised our arms on the last word "one" just like they did. LOL
     
  6. antmanb

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    Are Bruno and Len judges on this show? Do they fly back and forth between the US and the UK to film this and Strictly Come Dancing?
     
  7. Norlite

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    Yes they do. Every week.
     
  8. NancyNC

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    I'm not sure why people are so surprised that Emmit is still there. Never underestimate the power of the Dallas Cowboys fan base. I'm not saying he shouldn't have already gone, but this is a popularity contest and he does have the power of a large fan block behind him.
     
  9. pixie cut

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    Just for the record, his name is spelled Emmitt. Two m's and two t's.

    He's got football fans and fans from his initial time on DWTS. He's charming in an understated way. I think he's going to be in the final with Shawn and Melissa. People need to be prepared. It might go differently. The final could be Kelly, Apolo and Shawn. We won't know until next week's elimination. But I think the final will be Shawn, Melissa and Emmitt.
     
  10. Garden Kitty

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    I'm not surprised she's happy to be there, it's got to beat competing for the Bachelor.
     
  11. skatesindreams

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    Emmit has the football fanbase behind him,
    His dancing has been nothing special.
    What Cheryl can do with him as a dancer is limited; but, the public loves him, and votes.

    This result shows how important having the right "mesh" of celebrity and Pro.
    Peta/Gilles never achieved "it", even though they worked very hard.
    Some of Peta's concepts/choreography fell flat; making Gilles seem "gimmicky" and forced, instead of relying on his considerable ability and innate sexiness.

    I will always wonder what would have happened had Gilles and Cheryl been paired again.
    She did some of her best work for/with him.

    I'll miss Gilles.
    He really loved DWTS, wanted to win; and took the show seriously, unlike many others,
     
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  12. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    you're serious? bless your heart
     
  13. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

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    Seriously. I mean come ON, I'm really only aware he was a Cowboy because Cheryl keeps mentioning flying to Dallas. (I honestly can't remember his season on DWTS.) I know more about at the DCC than the football players.

    Which means...come on, Cowboys fans, switch your votes to Melissa! She's got an honest shot at winning on her performance!

    And sorry, GardenKitty, but I can see Anna and Val any time. They don't put NYCB on TV every week! I actually kind of liked the pointe versus dance heels, and it's not really like they could have done much else. NYCB is still rooted in the Balanchine Method and pointe is the foundation of his style, and I thought it was a nice contrast showing the two 'adagio' couples next to each other, but waist-up camera shots and lingering on the DWTS cast wasn't really appealing. Okay, and using the prom scene from "Twilight" as an inspiration wasn't exactly winning points from me, but what can you do...
     
  14. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    Last night was one of the most satisfying DWTS eliminations ever.... best since Sabrina's elimination in season 5. I hated to root against Gilles when Emmitt is still in the competition, but I was so worried for Apolo, who truly deserves to stay.

    I hate the gimmicks. Why did they have to bring back all the good dancers just to make them dance to terrible songs all the time? I just want to see beautiful dancing to beautiful music. I'm not averse to theme nights like Latin Night, Movie Night, Tell a Story about Your Life night, but not this off the wall crap. I also like seeing non-traditional dances, but it is unfair when some are getting merengue and others Bhangra. If their paso was any indication, Kelly and Val doing flamenco could be beautiful, but not with a "surfer" theme.

    I agree with those who want Melissa, Apolo, and Shawn in the finals, although I wouldn't mind Kelly sneaking in there.

    My thoughts on the final 5's chances:

    Melissa is fantastic but she isn't going to win. There's no way they set up this whole all star season just to let Tony get a trophy. :p It will go to one of the producer faves, Cheryl or Derek. I think she was b2 last week hence the 99/100 points. Thrilled she outlasted Gilles, contrary to the votes from her season.

    Shawn is still my pick to win, although I wasn't that enamored of this week's dances. They can throw her a 7 because they know she has the votes to stay. I think she's been the true beneficiary of the family values vote all along, not Bristol.

    Kelly has been great and really acquitted herself of all the talk about how she was the worst winner and couldn't dance. So happy she made it this far, and I'd love to see a freestyle from her and Val. I think she deserves to go 4th, but they've put her in the fake b2 a few times, which could mean she's really been safe every week, and she could nab a slot over Melissa.

    Still can't figure out the deal with Apolo. This is like the 3rd time he's been in jeopardy but "not necessarily" in the bottom. He's never been "officially" at the bottom. So, are they putting him in the bottom just to screw with the audience cause he's really one of the top vote-getters? Or is he falling behind, and he's put in the bottom to mobilize his fan base so he'll stay? Or does he have a lot of votes and they give him lukewarm comments and imply he's in the bottom so people will think he's bad and won't vote for him anymore? This is one of the rare times where I have no concept of their agenda. I mean the guy dances and keeps up with another pro and he still doesn't get perfect scores because they see something off, while Emmitt trips and Len literally says "I don't care."

    Emmitt... I think he might win again. He's so overscored, yet the comments are not as fawning as for Melissa, so I don't get the sense they're trying to save him, but rather to justify his inevitable win.
     
  15. skatesindreams

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    Vash01, I edited the "offending" post!
    I doubt that he would be as bothered as you were.
     
  16. skatingfan5

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    I knew that Kirstie would be leaving last night -- it was fun while it lasted, which was longer than I expected. I'm among those who aren't sorry to see Gilles leave. I liked him when the season started, but for some reason his persona became less and less appealing as the weeks progressed. Glad that Apolo was "not necessarily in the bottom two" -- gives me some hope that he can make it to the finals.

    Umm ...

    Looks like pixie cut wins the spelling bee. ;)

    And regarding Emmitt, his dancing is definitely not what's carrying him forward -- so I'm completely flummoxed by the judges giving him perfect scores on Monday. The NFL fan base is a very, very large one -- think how well other NFL players have done on DWTS in past seasons. But I'm still holding out hope that Apolo, Shawn, and Melissa will be the finalists.
     
  17. zaphyre14

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    I think the judges must be giving Emmitt high scores in order to KEEP his fan base watching - and voting. His demographic is certainly different from the ones of the other stars. I wonder how much the ratings would drop without him?
     
  18. Rob

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    :D You misspelled it too! It is Emmitt.

    Bummed Gilles is gone before Emmitt and Kelly. I much prefer Gilles to Apolo too.

    Melissa/Tony should win this, but they won't. They will get all my votes now though.

    Here is a great jive performance:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wt824D1Bqg
     
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  19. pixie cut

    pixie cut Well-Known Member

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    If you want to make a big deal about spelling, be correct.

    Now let me go drink some French wine and cry about Gilles.
     
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  20. professordeb

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    Guess the name corrector had to be corrected. Tee hee.

    I will fess up that I do watch some NFL but very little these past few years. Also, I'm not a Cowboys fan hence it was quite easy for me to misspell his name. Now that I think back on it, I thought I had looked at how it was spelled in earlier posts and used it. Either I read incorrectly or I can't type correctly ... or maybe a combination of the two :D Regardless, I do NOT want to see him in the finals and don't think he deserves the marks the judges have been giving him lately.
     
  21. Norlite

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    No offense to E-m-m-i-t-t, but I suspect those are the same fans.
     
  22. Alixana

    Alixana who is on vacation!!

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    Whether Emmitt, Emmit, or Emmett :D he'd be fun to dance with at a wedding but it's definitely not his dance skills keeping him in! I haven't ever voted, but now I'm getting on there and voting for Melissa/Tony bc they :kickass:
     
  23. nursebetty

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    In the beginning it's fun to see everyone's personalities, but now I want to see some good (great) dancing. Not crazy about the gimmicks and ready to see if Shawn/Derrick can follow the rules. We know she can tumble. (I apologize if I spelled anything wrong, I suck at spelling). Go Melissa/Tony.
     
  24. DaveRocks

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    :rofl: Epic fail! Sorry Vash, but :lol:

    Anyhow, I find Smith charming, but I really hope others make it to the final.
     
  25. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

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    Derek. ;) And given Shawn and Derek were given Banghra (or however THAT is spelled), WHAT rules? I agree, I'd like to see them just do a freakin' straight dance and do it well, but I don't think next week will be it because I don't know about you, but I have no idea what an Indian folk dance is supposed to look like, never mind whatever wacked-out theme they stuck with it. What do they EXPECT from this but a giant mess? Like Tom said, whatever the producers were smoking, I'm sure it was medicinal....
     
  26. PRlady

    PRlady still standing

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  27. cruisin

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    This has been all over Facebook. It's hysterical!
     
  28. Spareoom

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    Well, they are doing two dances next week...one weird dance, and then another dance to a MJ song. Something about how it's MJ tribute week or something.
     
  29. antmanb

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    :eek: where is DWTS filmed is it on teh west coast? That is some serious mileage in travel they must rack up doing this!
     
  30. Garden Kitty

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