Bless Gleb's heart, I STILL SMH when I think about him asking Lisa --- OUT COLD ON THE DAMNED FLOOR! --- if she was OK.
Yet, I get the impression (from the very little I've seen) that DL is not exactly happy dancing. It doesn't seem that he is trying his best, well that is the edited version. If he is happy and enjoying this, I hope he sticks around. If not, he can go home and let someone who is enjoying the experience, stay.
OMG! Zendaya must have the longest legs ever. Stacy Keibler had long legs, Z is giving her a run for her money. Her outfit emphasized the loooooooooooong legs and it looked kinda weird? How she manages those kicks and flicks I don't know. Has she done a jive yet?
I did happen to see the dance with that young girl and Derek. Love the song, Grace Potter is so awesome. Darnit, I just checked in for a few and I'm in tears? That was beautiful.
I am so glad that Wynona and then Lisa went. For once the ones that deserved to go have gone when they should have gone.
How COULD I possibly have forgotten Michael Bolton? WOW, they did him dirty!
And Ty? They were rough on him at first, too, but IIRC, they eventually warmed up and critiqued him like they had some sense.
Far as DL goes . . .
I believe he underestimated the work it'd take to respectably pull off a decent appearance on DWTS for the first show. From what I recall, he actually stated --- or it WAS actually stated --- that he'd not practiced enough for that show.
I could tell for the SECOND show, that he'd put more work in. I could also tell that he had absolutely NO sense of rhythm. AT all. The lack of rhythm was was present from the first show too, of course, but was absolutely overshadowed by the glaringly obvious lack of practice.
And The Stooges STILL more than ripped him a new one after the second show. Just got NASTIER. Which, IMHO, was NOT professional, OR necessary. Two wrongs don't make a right. DL paid for his sins from choosing to not practice as he needed to for the first show. He apparently learned his lesson and corrected that failure on his part for the second show.
And The Three STILL chose to be dirty, insulting and hateful to him.
After all that, if I were him, I can't honestly say that I'D'VE been happy dancing on this show, either.
Still, I can see the improvement. After his showing this week, I think he'll be more comfortable and will gradually continue to do better. He certainly seemed more comfortable out there this week, anyway, to me.
We all know he's not going to win. But he came in, rectified his major mistake from the beginning, and is still in there swinging. I give the man a LOT of credit for that. Had I been in his shoes, I might've cussed those sons of biscuit eaters out at the second go-round, told 'em what the could do with their MBT and taken a hike, if they'd abused me like they did him.
By the time he DOES go, I bet he'll at LEAST have acquired SOME dance knowledge and gotten some degree of assurance in himself in regards to dancing.
And most of all . . . He won't have allowed the "judges" and their insults to have run him off.
I think people believe because he is a comedian he is a strong person and can take anything. In reality most comedians are hiding pain from a rough upbringing,abuse etc with jokes and are not that confident unless they are in their element.
Then again, Michael Bolton is not a comedian, and they wore his ass out, too.
The Stooges just don't have a CLUE about the difference between what is SUPPOSED to be a valid, useful critique, versus TRYING to be witty and funny, and having THAT morph into hatefulness and cruelty, is what it boils down to.
One thing I always forget to take into consideration is how hard it must be to learn the actual routine- not performing it correctly. Some people have a good memory and some don't. It always surprises me how quickly a pro team can put together and memorize a dance even with all the other routines they have bouncing around in their head- sometimes 3 routines a night. Now with the celebs, they have to memorize the routine and learn the dance moves and perform like they arne't counting it out in their head, trying to remember to have a heel lead, keep the frame, nice arms, butt in, and smile like you've been doing it for years. I give them credit for trying...all of them!
Brilynn Rakes and Derek were simply wonderful. What a beautiful beautiful dancer she is!! wow
Not bad seeing/hearing Andrea Bocelli either :up