My first wish ( of several if given any) would be absolute beyond a doubt vote account verification from an independent outside accounting firm who is bonded or whatever needs to happen to insure integrity.
Who REALLY goes out in the second round? Round 3? How about 5 and 6?
If our votes DO mean that much then we should see verification of our votes. ( I don't mind the fake bottom 2, but I do think who goes home should absolutely be verified as on the up and up every single time, and I don't have that assurance.)
My next wish would be that the judging would be handled in some fashion similar to So You Think You Can Dance. The judges still try hard to influence the voting; however, after a certain length of time, viewer votes determine completely who goes and who stays.
I would like to see the judges on DWTS perhaps have half a say through the Final 5. By the time the Final 4 legitimately gets through, then I think the judges should still make their critiques and comments, but the viewers should have ALL the determination on who goes through - who goes, who stays, and ultimately, who wins.
The rest of my wishes basically co-incide with everyone elses' although I do try to be a little ascerbic, maybe?:biglove
I wouldnt even say I am a fan, but given he's improved alot since the first time he danced, I am elated that he's in the final three.No matter his last name :up:party
I think they need to shake the show up next season. Enough with the producer manipulation and overdone story lines that viewers can see through, and see coming before it happens. Actually judging and not hysterics from CA and Bruno and no playing favorites because you like the pro (or don't) or are hoping for a cameo on a certain someone's show. Judge the actual dancing and if they stink, break out the 1 and 2 paddle. If they are 8 worthy week 1, make them actually work. I hate seeing celebs gets 8s, 9s, and 10s so early, because they have no where else to go. And it's not like the judges will mark them too low, even if they don't match a particular performance from a week ago. The judges need re-vamping, Brooke's job is pointless, they need better filler, and they need to show the good and bad moments with everyone, and not pretend it's all gloom and doom with some couples, and sunshine with the others. I'd like to see some dance styles brought out of retirement-salsa, mambo, the lindy hop, and more AT instead of all the cha chas and rumbas.
I like the idea of announcing who's safe in the order in which they actually rank when judges' scores and viewers' votes are taken into consideration. At the very least, I'd prefer we always had real bottom twos. I just don't think it's very fair making people who weren't actually among the lowest scoring couples stand there and worry that they were.
Oh, and much as I like a good jive, they could give that dance a rest for a season and substitute in something like a lindy hop, which the stars seem to have a better shot at making work. Either that or make sure that the jive is saved for the latter half of the season for everyone, so the dancers most likely to mess it up may be gone by then.
I purposely avoided this whole season and only tuned in last night to see the final 3. My only observation is this: I guess we finally had a season without a ringer as the pre-determined winner.
And that's a good thing.
I think Rob has shown a lot of improvement....it was easy to spot the improvement because he was totally wooden and walking around at the beginning.
It's more difficult for us to judge the improvement of someone who began with more rhythm and natural ability...what I look for is the difficulty of the choreography.
Rob has improved but the skill that is asked of him in no way compares to what is asked of Rikki and J.R...that's how those two show their improvement.