Finally got a chance to watch the semifinals again and just watch the dancing. What I don't understand is why the judges were so critical of Alicia's Vienese Waltz. Last week they loved her foxtrot and this week she got the lowest overage dance score for her waltz. I do think she uses her upper body well. Her feet are moving. The one thing I see is that her midsection does not move well. I do think it is partly due to her weight and because she has been large most of her life she does not have a good body mind connection with her midsection. Yet she did well on the cha cha. I guess what I really need is an expert opinion from a dance expert because I seriously don't see why Pinky got such a high score on her waltz vs Alicia's low one. That is what truly made the difference in Alicia going this week. In fact the ranking was Reuben, Pinky, Shayla and Alicia. Again because Pinky had a dance of 9.7 or was that 9.2 and 8.7 regardless of only losing 1.9 lbs she placed second to Reuben. Alicia's overage dance score of 7 for her waltz garanteed that she was going home regardless of her losing 3.5 lbs and having an a very high score for her cha cha. In fact if Alicia had done well in the waltz it would have been Shayla going home not Pinky and I don't think I would have been that happy not having Shayla in the finale. Since the scoring is getting so tight it is imperative that the winner do well in the dance scoring a minimum of nines and losing 2% of their body weight. What this means is that Pinky needs to lose a minimum of 3.22 lbs, Shayla needs to lose 3.498lbs and Reuben needs to lose 4.948lbs. Reuben has been really good about balancing losing weight and doing the dancing and at this point it is his competition to lose if he falters at this point. Shayla is also a very good contender if she can lose the wieght. Pinky also has a chance if she dances her butt off. She can win if she get all 10's on both dances. What hurts her is her nutrition. I still don't think she is eating the right amount and I can't see her losing over 3 lbs in one week as her record shows she is usually in the bottom 2 for losing the least amount of weight. Anyway I look forward to next week and seeing everyone.
PS: during the family reunion week Reuben's partner mentioned that his health insurance was cancelled. I have never heard of a person's health insurance being cancelled in the middle of them being treated for cancer. That must be devastating both mentally and financially not to mention being worried if you will survive your illness. Makes the health insurance sound like heartless monsters. We will take your money while you are healthy and hang you out to dry when you cost us money.