Boy do I feel you. Word. Thank you for this. I knew I smelled a rat as soon as Joanna won that Foxtrot relay over Natalie. No rhyme or reason.Originally Posted by lurkinlady;3749191;This season disappoints me.
I'm a former dancer, but not ballroom. But as silly as it is, I always enjoy being happy for the performers when they do well, the costumes, crazy spray tan makeup, Tom Bergeron, the camradarie backstage. My sister and I would often chat during the show critiquing. I love Dance Center, my husband who despises this show, will watch Dance Center. I sense no camradarie between the contestants this year once that football player left.
I prefer SYTYCD, so shoot me. Creative choreography and trained dancers.
Here are my gripes this year: Mya. She is this years Kristi Yamaguchi, but less pleasant, gracious and professional. Of course she's a great dancer, she started out that way and the more I see of her, the less I like.
Kelly. I don't like her. I'm over her act. I despise unsportsmanlike conduct. Yes, others don't act well either, but to jump up and down when Aaron was eliminated was really low brow. She hardly moves when she dances and always looks down. Then she'll look up and smile. In every dance. She looks like she has on cement shoes.
Joanna. Her feet... good god almighty that woman won't point her feet. They hang off the end of her legs like she has no feeling in them. She doesn't have good lines, no core strength, and has gotten carried by the brilliant choreography of Derek and costumes that hide her bad feet. Her hips have 0 turnout and flexibility. It honestly looks to me like I could break her leg off if I lifted it up.
It was a shame that Mark and Natalie were eliminated. They are what the show is all about imo. Take someone out of their comfort zone, who is relatively coordinated or athletic to begin with, and teach them to dance.
Donny and Mya are already performers. C'mon. How can Donny be so praised for his showmanship... he's a showman! I certainly hope after all these years he can sell it! And I like him. I honestly think he's gracious, and funny and charming, and I'd probably make out with him in a dark closet at a party (away from my husband) okay... tmi.
I don't care who wins at this point. I'm just disappointed by the entire thing. I miss Gilles.