Warren is really looking worn out. But he and Kym still seem to be having fun and that great connection. His footwork is worse than it was at the start of the season, but I'm still impressed and think he's doing the best he can. It looks like he's really pushing himself to do well. Like the other two stars left, Warren really wants this. I'm so excited for Kym that she's made it to the finals for the second time. She's one of my favorite dancers on here, and she was due. His personality and entertainment might be what save him and hopefully get him the win. I agree with your point about Derek. To me, he seems a little obsessive about winning this season. Sometimes I can't tell when he's joking and when he's serious but I think he's put more pressure on himself and Brooke than he needs to. They've done extremely well, and while I think there have been times they've been overscored, they earned their spot in the final 3 and are certainly one of the best this season (even if I find her boring, but the girl can move).Originally Posted by Nativenewyorker;3237418;
I wish they had Anna and Ashly back more this season. From everything I've heard, Ashly is wanting and able to return. Since she hasn't been on officially as a pro since the third season it'd almost be like having a newbie again. I do hope we get the return of them next year. I know there was a discussion about how some of the pros luck out with partners each season better than others, and Ashly, Jonathan, and Anna definitely rank up there as getting typical stinkers or people will little fanbases. I had forgotten about Jonathan, but would add him to the list of pros I'd want to see back. Once upon a time I said I hoped he and Tony took a break from the show since they didn't add much for me but I think there'd be something missing without them. And without Alec or Maks, Tony was my only eye candy this season I'm not impressed with Leona. When I heard the hype about her and then actually heard her sing, I couldn't believe that's who Oprah and Simon Cowell were determined to make a big international hit. I heard Aretha was quite the diva backstage. I was excited to see her, but her performance was pretty blah.I didn't think Aretha was in good voice at all. Leona Lewis does nothing for me. John Legend was pretty good. I really loved seeing the pros - Louis, Anna, Karina and Maks. My goodness, Karina and Maks really heated up the dance floor. I am one who hopes that they bring back the same group of pros. I don't think there is any need to look outside for anyone else. Anna, Jonathan, Louis, Ashly are all pros that I would love to see next season.
It was great seeing Kristi and Mark. They are amazing. Kristi really does dance like a pro. She is in a class by herself.
The ratings actually improved slightly this season, but it wasn't a huge increase. And the following season is usually the bigger sign, because if people weren't satisfied with this season, they might not tune in for next. I'm curious if the younger demo they so want to capture increased any on here. I'm with you that I don't think the show needs a major overhaul. I know the foxtrot and waltz may not be the most interesting dances to watch, but done right they can be enjoyable. I hope for next season they don't scrape the bottom of the reality show barrell, because casting Rocco and Kim are right up there with Heather Mills for me. This season had some of the more well known names compared to others. But somewhere it lost me, but then got me back, though it's not one that is going to go down as great for me.I sincerely hope that the show doesn't go crazy trying to make a lot of changes. If ratings are down a little, well, that's true of commercial TV in general since the writer's strike. It's still a highly rated, successful show. If they stick to the formula that has worked for them, then they should be fine. They need to get a great group of celebrities who hopefully can improve and become great dancers. It's the excitement of seeing who can really do well and how competitive it is. If they want to incorporate one or two new dances, well and good. But they don't need to reinvent the wheel.
I think you're right about that part. I'm more excited about the finale than I have been all season.I think this final may very well be more exciting and competitive than we might have thought. I have to admit that I am really rooting for Lance and Lacey now. They showed me something this week and I think Lance has progressed and improved the most. The best freestyle may well determine the winner.