Hmmm, their VW was OK. I liked it but not as much as Chynna and Tony's. I did like the color of that lavender dress on her.
Her jive did not deserve 2 8s, but I'm not surprised she got them. I like Ricki (always have), and she's definitely got natural ability there. But I feel like her personality is missing. We've done the girl whose struggled with her weight and was expected to come out and fail before. That jive was dull. Her outfit was horrible. And I don't get the over sexing or dry humping that went out. It just seemed out of place, especially for her. Derek should just stick to tradition and have Mark be the only rule breaking troll that outdances and gives flash and trash. I'm sure she's safe for the time being. I've always loved her personality, so I hope it comes out more. Right now I've found both her dances forgettable.
I suspect it will be the encore dance tonight.
I find that I can accept crazy moves from Derek--and this dance had plenty of them--more so than I can from Mark. Mark was actually fairly well behaved except for a flip at the end of his dance. Derek, on the other hand, put all kinds of crazy things in the dance, from beginning to end. But for some reason, I like what Derek does and I think Mark is only about self promotion. Derek's moves really seemed to become part of the dance, Mark's flip seemed to be just a "look at me" move. I can see why Mark wonders about this sort of "unfair" fan reaction. I have to give credit to Derek for doing these crazy things in a way that comes across as daring but not bragging. Maybe it is as simple as the mugging for camera during the move--I think Derek looks at his partner, or at the judges, or audience, maybe even smirks, but Mark looks at the camera saying "Look at me! l'm just as good as Derek!"
So while I don't like Mark's antics, I'm pondering why. Even Tony had a crazy move his dance and it didn't bother me, so it isn't a crazy move in itself that is so annoying.
I really enjoy these two. I hope they stick around for awhile, at least until Maks is given the boot.I dislike him more than Mark for whatever reason.
"Whatever you are, be a good one." – Abraham Lincoln
I think Mark is the way he is 1)comes from blood and 2) b/c of jealousy for Dereck. Dereck seems to have dance and musicality flowing from within in and it is natural but Mark's is more learned, forced.
"Where you are today is where your mind put you. Where you'll be tomorrow is where your mind puts you." Billy Banks
Why does Derek always get the lady with previous dance experience? Can he teach someone with no experience. Same for Mark Ballas. I like both guys but they get the ringers. Ricki has done Hairspray. She isn't a ringer in the class of Jennifer Grey or the Pussycat Doll lady Nicole something but still she has danced before.
That said the HOTTEST dance I have ever seen on any season of DWTS was Derek and his sister Julieann's Jive - the one where she is dancing on the piano! WOW WOW WOW!!! They were schmokin'!
Last edited by Arielflies; 09-29-2011 at 09:27 AM.