+ Reply to Thread
Page 25 of 29 FirstFirst ... 151617181920212223242526272829 LastLast
Results 241 to 250 of 289
Like Tree421Likes

Thread: 4/30 DWTS 14: Performance Show Thread **West Coast Spoilers**

  1. #241
    FORT Fanatic mushybrain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    779

    Re: 4/30 DWTS 14: Performance Show Thread **West Coast Spoilers**

    Len's scoring of the group dances made no sense. (Hard to believe, I know.) He roundly criticized Team Tango, strongly complimented Team Paso, then gave them both the same score. Ugh. Very frustrating.

  2. #242
    from sky to fire fireflyer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    2,347

    Re: 4/30 DWTS 14: Performance Show Thread **West Coast Spoilers**

    Quote Originally Posted by tapper01 View Post
    So far, they are west of us, but it could be a long night...because the storms are in our networks viewing area, it has been wall to wall tornado storm coverage
    "Severe thunderstorms once again moved through Oklahoma and Kansas, producing large hail and wind up to 90 mph. At least one tornado was reported in the town of Medford, OK."

    Hope you are okay.

  3. #243
    FORT Fogey ilja's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    4,055

    Re: 4/30 DWTS 14: Performance Show Thread **West Coast Spoilers**

    Speaking of William, I just watched the most beautiful interview with him on ABC. He was talking about how when he first came to America and saw an apple for the first time in his life. He also talked about how back in Cuba, they would get a piece of bread for breakfast then would not eat for the rest of the day until that evening. It was all quite enlightening and reminded me of how blessed I am to have been born here. He just said how grateful he is about everything.
    fireflyer likes this.

  4. #244
    from sky to fire fireflyer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    2,347

    Re: 4/30 DWTS 14: Performance Show Thread **West Coast Spoilers**

    Quote Originally Posted by KrazeeKy07 View Post
    Oh la la, of course Katherine picked Derek! Haha....just kidding and playing into the rumors!
    Yah I was confused by Derek's comment. He was so serious that I thought they actually switched, but then it turns out they hadn't.

    1. Is there a Katherine/Derek romance?
    2. I think it would be a huge enhancement to the show if the celebs would switch partners. Not being a ballroom dancer myself, I can only wonder about whether or not it's challenging to do the same maneuvers with a second partner.

  5. #245
    Forum Assistant Arielflies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    With My Thoughts
    Posts
    20,743

    Re: 4/30 DWTS 14: Performance Show Thread **West Coast Spoilers**

    I'm half way through the show and so far I have two comments...Maks - I shouldn't be dancing, I should be teaching. How defeated sounding can he get? Then, second - since when is Lady GaGA a classical composer (Roshon and Chelsea)?
    karalott and jucamer like this.
    The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. Dorothy Parker, (attributed)

  6. #246
    *Until Next Season...* karalott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Forever in the Gilles & Chmerkovskiy Camp
    Posts
    17,606

    Re: 4/30 DWTS 14: Performance Show Thread **West Coast Spoilers**

    Quote Originally Posted by Arielflies View Post
    I'm half way through the show and so far I have two comments...Maks - I shouldn't be dancing, I should be teaching. How defeated sounding can he get? Then, second - since when is Lady GaGA a classical composer (Roshon and Chelsea)?
    He probably just sees the writing on the wall. I know he should sound more enthusiastic, but I don't blame him.

    Lady GaGa-you got me there. What, Kanye wasn't classical enough?

    I think changing partners every week would be a much needed change, not put so much emphasis on the pros fanbases and them racking up more wins or seeing how the judges take one of their favorite celebs and judge them the same or if their bias comes out based on the pro, and really getting to see what the pro can do. I thought Mark DaCascos was better with Anna when she subbed for Lacey in season 9, and that Maks brought out a beautiful dance in Joanna Krupa that I didn't find completely overrated. While they're at it, can they rotate the 3 stooges and bring in new judges each week?
    BuckeyeGal, nanarama and Debb70 like this.

  7. #247
    Forum Assistant Arielflies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    With My Thoughts
    Posts
    20,743

    Re: 4/30 DWTS 14: Performance Show Thread **West Coast Spoilers**

    A 30! for Maria and Derek! Well deserved...I'm going to rewind and watch again.
    The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. Dorothy Parker, (attributed)

  8. #248
    8/2/64 until forever! AZChristian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    3,733

    Re: 4/30 DWTS 14: Performance Show Thread **West Coast Spoilers**

    Quote Originally Posted by Arielflies View Post
    I'm half way through the show and so far I have two comments...Maks - I shouldn't be dancing, I should be teaching. How defeated sounding can he get? Then, second - since when is Lady GaGA a classical composer (Roshon and Chelsea)?
    I thought what he said (in response to BubbleBrain's question, "What do you think about the judge's scores") was, "I don't think. I dance and I teach."

  9. #249
    8/2/64 until forever! AZChristian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    3,733

    Re: 4/30 DWTS 14: Performance Show Thread **West Coast Spoilers**

    My comments as a rabid Maks fan:

    Their Argentine Tango wasn't the best I've seen, and I did think some of the lifts were awkward.

    But that paso doble should have WAY outscored the tango.

    I'm with the poster above who said they were almost over this show. It's just not scored fairly, and they do everything they can to keep their favorites in the running. Derek and Maria absolutely deserved the 30 tonight. Spats and Katherine were overscored.

  10. #250
    8/2/64 until forever! AZChristian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    3,733

    Re: 4/30 DWTS 14: Performance Show Thread **West Coast Spoilers**

    Didn't take long for msnbc.com to publish an article about the crappy scoring.

    Scoring scandal! The ballroom crowd turns on 'Dancing's' judges
    ABC
    By Ree Hines

    An orchestra, operatic stars and an extra dose of formality set the scene for Classical Week on "Dancing With the Stars," but it also proved the perfect setting for some ballroom drama -- and this time it didn't come from the man known as the bad boy of the ballroom.

    Well, at least not directly.

    Sometimes-temperamental pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy was on his best behavior all night, but the same can't be said about "Dancing's" judges, who threw their weight around with harsh criticism and questionable scores, or the audience, who let those judges know just what they thought of them.

    The biggest sparks of the night flew after Maks and his star partner, Melissa Gilbert, took the stage alongside two competing couples -- Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd, and William Levy and Cheryl Burke. Together they formed Team Paso and put on a show-stopping routine that judge Carrie Ann Inaba admitted would likely "go down in history as the fan favorite paso doble."

    She wasn't wrong. The dance had everything fans clamor for, from an intense, character-driven dynamic to perfect poses to outstanding foot and legwork (especially from the gents) -- and of course, some well-placed shirtlessness. (Again, courtesy of the guys.) It was nothing short of amazing, as the standing, cheering crowd clearly communicated.

    Which begged the question: Why the heck did head judge Len Goodman call it a routine of "fire and ice," with the ice alluding to the lack of heat in execution? And how could any of the judges excuse the scores they gave the anything-but-icy routine?

    Carrie Ann billed it as the best, but gave it a score one point shy of the best. Len could only grump together an 8. And Bruno Tonioli matched Carrie Ann.

    Now a 26 out of 30 might not seem so bad. It is, after all, just four points off a perfect score. But the kicker was that Team Paso danced head-to-head against the remaining pairs (aka, Team Tango) and clearly bested them. Yet somehow Team Tango tangoed away with a higher score.

    The injustice wasn't lost on the audience, who then delivered some of the biggest and longest lasting boos heard in the ballroom to date.

    That hubbub capped off an odd night of highs and lows in the ballroom – the very lowest, scorewise, also involved Maks and Melissa.

    For their non-group effort, the pair put on an Argentine tango full of extreme lifts and intense choreography -- quite the feat considering that the pro was off his feet for much of the week due to an injury. As for Melissa, she did her best to follow the dance set to Mozart's ballet-friendly but not tango-ready "Marriage of Figaro," though she did it all with a look of panic.

    The judges could have focused on the positives of the routine's complexity or the negatives, including the look of fear or occasional stiffness from Melissa. Instead, they mostly focused on delivering low-blows.

    Bruno compared to it Coney Island's Cyclone. Len vaguely complained that it lacked "dance quality." And Carrie Ann? She said it was like "Cirque du Soleil gone terribly wrong."

    In seasons past, that was the point in the evening when Maks would have earned his bad-boy rep and given the panel a review of his own (as the audience did with more boos). But (sadly) that wasn't the case on Monday night. Through gritted teeth, the pro just looked the other way and ignored the harsh words. And when co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet asked him what he thought of the judges' opinions on the 21-point dance, he simply said, "I don't think. I just dance, and I teach."

    Too bad.

    Of course not every couple received that sort of reception from the judges. In fact, for Maria Menounos and Derek Hough, the night was full of wins. Not only did they collect kudos for their Team Tango effort, they also put on a perfect paso doble -- and unlike the perfect team version, they nabbed a perfect score to show for it.

    The judges each raised their 10 paddle for the pair to make for the season's first 30.

    Other nearly top contenders included Katherine Jenkins, Donald and William, each of whom continued to display the sort of moves that might just take them all the way to the finale. Each of them also scored 27 points for their near-perfect routines.

    In the middle of the pack were Jaleel White, with a 24-point Viennese waltz and Roshon Fegan, with a 25-point Argentine tango (oddly set to Lady Gaga's not-so-classical "Bad Romance").

    Which means Melissa (and Maks) is in last place with the judges, and will have to hope for fan support to stay out of the bottom two. After all, Tuesday night's dreaded ballroom boot once again goes to the panel of (possibly biased) experts.

    This week marks the last installment of the Dance Duel experiment that's so far sent both Gavin DeGraw and Gladys Knight packing -- at least it's the end for now. So the viewers will only help decide the overall ranking, and the judges will make the ultimate call "based solely" on the final dance off.
    Debb70 likes this.

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.