But how often have the judges knocked someone down because of their poor posture? So Gilles has that down pat. To each their own, but I think Gilles has a great teacher and partner in Cheryl, who can always work on her partners weaknesses, bring out their strengths, and put together a routine that's not too much and not too little. Sometimes the most difficult routines aren't always the best. It's probably why Gilles has been scoring higher and at the top of the leaderboard more often than anyone else. I don't see this as opportunities passing; rather, I think they're just beginning. He'll get to back and do some very romantic and elegant ballroom dances and pick up the sexy latin numbers he hasn't done yet. And I don't think the lindy hop will be a challenge, as I'm sure Cheryl can come up with something that'll substitute anything that'll aggrivate his shoulder. And I'm not declaring him the best dancer based on the judges, that's just my own opinion, and apparently the audience at the studio as well. Just like other fans of the front runners think their favorite is the best dancer of the bunch. But IMO, I think Gilles does deserve to win based on his dancing, because he had the disadvantage of coming in with a huge fanbase. Most everyone wrote him off until the first episode. Really, anyone who wins will likely win more on popularity than on dancing ability. People are voting for Ty, Steve-O, and LT but are they really the best dancers? Are those voting for Melissa, Shawn, Kim, and Gilles voting for them based more on their dancing or because they like them? And that all goes back to it being a matter of opinion Gilles will keep getting my votes.Originally Posted by jcsorrels;3413326;
And no, I don't think Kim's (or rather Derek's) jive deserved the 10's but they love him and considering who gave the 10's I'm not surprised.