Last edited by karalott; 11-23-2011 at 03:11 AM.
I've been thinking some more about Len's comment on Rob's footwork. Just in terms of other guys who have finished second, there are a number of men with whom I don't think Rob could compete. Mario could certainly move it along. They may have criticized Evan's footwork sometimes, but he didn't exactly stomp along the floor, and he was quicker because of his skating background. Then there's Gilles, whose footwork was...oh, who am I kidding. I'm sure it was fine, but I didn't spend a lot of time looking at his feet.
Last edited by Tilden; 11-23-2011 at 08:31 AM.
I didn't stay up to watch who won (it was a foregone conclusion and once David did his number, I was off to bed), but I am happy for J.R. for winning, happy for Rob for coming in second, and really happy for Karina, who has always been my favourite pro.
All I wanted was a 45, a stinking 45 - the record or the gun. I'd even settle for the damn malt liquor. - Al Bundy.
So excited for JR AND Karina, she has always worked hard and danced beautifully--well deserving team! Now... Rob in 2nd??? Seriously?? Not that he hasn't shown improvement but there is no way he is on par with other 2nd place contestants. This season will most likely be my last and the show will go off my DVR list as well. The unpredicability and favoritism from the judges was over the top this season and it appears obvious that ABC is more interested in pleasing E! and Ryan Seacrest (and other shows/entertainment avenues) than providing fair and moderate feedback/judging.
I am so happy for JR and Karina! A couple well, well deserving of the winning. I was so impressed with how hard and how much effort JR put into this.
"Success is falling nine times and getting up ten." - Jon Bon Jovi
karalott wrote "I'm going to greatly miss Carson, and I hope they do find some use for him in the future. They'd be crazy not to."
I agree, even if for guidance on costumes. For the most part I thought his costume ideas that one week (I think Hope's last one) were quite good and turned out lovely. Yes, costuming did have to take some of the ideas and toss them out (i.e. Maks wearing tight sparkly silver short shorts), and should've reconsidered the Zorro look for JR (what about Don Diego with all the lace and such from Disney's Zorro for sure?) but overall none of those costumes looked bad.
I'm very happy for JR and Karina..and as much as I love JR, I think I may have actually been a tad more excited for Karina finally winning in her 10th season (Wow, 10th season! I stilll remember her first one like it was yesterday!). I've really grown to like her.
It was great seeing all the eliminated contestants come back! I'm so happy Chynna got to re-do her tango! I LOVED Ricki and Derek's "Pyscho" dance and loved her doing the spin on the floor when she got elimnated. Overall, not a bad finale and I don't know about anyone else, but I can't wait until March 19! No matter how much this show may aggravate me at times, I'll always be a fan!
Keep your feet on the ground, when your heads in the clouds!
With Derek winning the most times, and even last season, even if Ricki had performed the best, I doubt she would have won for the sake of the show. However good Derek is, you cannot afford to have the same person winning time and time again. It's not good for the show. For good showmanship, I am sure even Derek prefered not to win this season. Rob has improved much and people like to see him, so why not bring him on. I admit Cheryl's freestyle was awesome.