The scoring...I really don't think Jacoby deserved a 10 especially compared to Aly and Ingo. These three are sorta in at the same skill level. I appreciate Ingo is trying and getting better. What does Jacoby do, oh yeah, he either jumps over or slides under Karina. I was surprised and impressed with Aly's tango, the girl has improved I would like to see her and Ingo go up against each other. Oh, back to my original thought there were a lot of tens thrown out last night I just don't think that they were compatible. I would be surprised to anyone one but Kelly and Zelanka be the final two. If Kelly and Zelanka were not in this season I think Aly, Ingo and Jacoby would make a very fair final three.
To my way of thinking, looking feminine and elegant is difficult for muscular girls like Aly; now on the other hand, muscular girls who have trained like Aly can perform a routine that simply took flat out physical endurance. Forget about whether it was a genre favorite! That dance looked hard simply to get through, and although she wasn't as good as the pro Mark, she did a pretty darn good job keeping up with him and executing a routine crammed full of steps and different moves. There wasn't anything easy about getting through that, and most of the rest of them would have struggled to have done the routine that fast, that hard, and for that long.
To the best of my memory, the last one who tried something like that routine was the other gold medal gymnist, Shawn.
The next thing I would like to say is that in watching native tribal dances on shows like National Geographic, I have never seen them dancing two together in hold. Maybe I just missed that part.....
I think Aly has come a long, long ways, but it is very true that she has a muscular shape that isn't naturally what we are used to seeing and considering as feminine and elegant.
The next thing I would throw in as just an aside is that this same discussion came up with Shawn who was wildly popular at the time during her first showing. She had just become the USA gold medal darling in front of 200 million fans the previous summer.
Shawn held a special place in the hearts of fans that made her a favorite during her season; although Aly is a gold medalist, too, she comes along after Shawn's #1 season and Shawn's #2 All Star season, and I don't think Aly is getting the same fan favor simply because the gold medalist special uniqueness part has worn off. Hence, I feel that Aly is basically left having to win her fans the same as the rest of them.
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I feel that Aly is basically left having to win her fans the same as the rest of them.
One of the things that really got me about all those 10s they were flinging around last night was that it reminded me of the season they started WITH THE VERY FIRST SHOW scoring pretty much EVERYBODY clear into the stratosphere.
Then, they had hell to pay later on when they tried to score more realistically and found themselves in the eye of a hurricane of their own making.
Bless their hearts, sometimes I don't think the three of them even have two brain cells between them to rub together.
Just like Zendaya has done well with Val.
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Bless their hearts, sometimes I don't think the three of them even have two brain cells between them to rub together