If they were trying to "humanize her" I don't think it worked. That whole bit didn't make much sense and I kept waiting for it to go back to something to do with their dance. If Joanna were cast for drama and her b%^&*y antics, they paired her with the wrong person. She's not a bad dancer, but she's really lucky she's got Derek to get her through. And Derek gets lucky once again. This is his biggest challenge, and only because Joanna has no fanbase. He has yet to have a partner that he's struggled with dance wise. And I mean really struggled. My mom absolutely adores Derek, and I think his dancing is top notch. But I always feel the judges don't pay attention to his celeb. The praise last night seemed to be more for him and less for Joanna.Originally Posted by sdl;3726327;
And I know Derek has his fans that were thrilled to see him dance shirtless. As for me, he can't take the place of Maks or Tony.
Anytime I hear the words Dmitry/Mya I roll my eyes and thank God Len is there to not get caught up in whatever it is CA and Bruno are seeing. I don't really think their dances this week or last were 10 worthy. Especially because Mya is on a completely different level than anyone else.Personally, although I like the subtle suggestiveness of the rumba more than the "in your face" directness of the Lambada, I was more impressed with Derek and Joanna's than Dimitry's and Mya's.
Why? At least with Derek you had one professional who did the choreography teaching a model against two professionals doing the choreography teaching each other. That to me is more in keeping with what I thought was the premise of this show.
I'll give Joanna this, she seemed to really want to push herself and when Derek considered taking moves out of their dance, she said no. After your summary of the Lambada, I figured for TV viewing audiences ABC would have to take it down to the Disney rated version. However, the three stooges on the panel seemed to be seeing something in Derek/Joanna's that almost took it up to a PG-13 level.