Bye-bye, Shandi. I can't say I'll miss her. She was okay, but not immensely fun to watch.
Check it out, I'm getting the performance watched BEFORE the Results Show. Nifty.
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What do we have this week? Paso Doble and, surely they will tell me before too long. Ah, the waltz, of course. Excellent. I understand the waltz, and I enjoy the Paso Doble.
19 hours a week dancing. Man, that would be fantastic. Tiring, but fantastic.
Leila's Paso Doble: She should rock this. She's got the precision and the attitude. The Marseillaise? Really? Huh. And, that was disappointing. She did that thing where she looks like she's thinking about what steps to do, not dancing. Too bad.
Apolo's Waltz: This could be good. He's got that skating smoothness, but he's been better at the latin than the smooth, so, we'll see. Rise and fall! Excellent. Lovely, really. I'm impressed. Huh, didn't catch the technical stuff Len mentions. But he gives them an 8, so not such a big deal.
Leeza's Paso Doble: Oh, man, these "here's the things we did that weren't practicing to get better" montages are tiresome. Really. Love her costume, not feeling the dance. Tentative, which this particular dance really should not be.
Ian's Waltz: After watching every season of this show, I've come to love Cheryl's choreography, so I'm looking forward to this. Rise and fall. Nice frame and posture. Looks good. As usual, I'm with Len.
John's Paso Doble: Nice job with the cape. He's so close to really doing this well, but not quite there, and a miss is as good as a mile. He's clearly trying to do what's been described as proper technique, but he just doesn't have it.
Clyde's Waltz: This could suit him really well. And his feet are good, som erise and fall, but his upper body is just not right. Part of that is because his partner is so tiny, but he just doesn't have good lines.
Billy Ray's Paso Doble: Wow, shamelessly manipulative training montage. I guess that's the idea, but good lord, that's extreme! OK, actual dancing.Oh, he looks so lost. A little bit of nice footwork in there. Not as bad as it might have been, is all I can really say. Boy, howdy, what dreadful music - who listens to that and thinks "Paso Doble"?.
Heather's Waltz: She's been doing well with the latin dances, there should be less prosthetic leg complications for the waltz, I would think, though every step does count in a way they don't necessarily with the jive, so problems might get magnified. We'll see. For once, I really love her dress. It's a big improvement over her Foxtrot, that's for sure. She got some rise and fall in there, not always right on the rhythm, but her lines are much much better. She looks tense, but the "story" of the dance seems to call for that, so I'll let it go.
Joey's Paso Doble: I hope he's lost the name on the costume thing for good. This should be the best Paso Doble tonight, since Leila's was so disappointing and the rest of the good dancers did the waltz. Could be big for him. Oh, good music. Excellent opening. Oh yes. He's got that stampy thing! I love that when it's done right, and it is here. Oh and the tilty frame thing, very nice. All that work on his posture clearly paid off. Well done, Joey Fatone! I don't like the pink slash in his shirt, but it's not terribly distracting, just odd. The sleeves look good, just not the back
I didn't realize that there are only 3 women left. I hope one of the men leave this week, but I don't know who should go. Maybe Clyde, he hasn't changed any from week to week. Billy Ray is still the worst dancer, but he's also come the farthest. John was pretty crappy this week, but he's been better up til now. It'll probably be Leeza since she got so few votes last week, and I mostly mind that because in that case all of the exiters will have been women. That would suck, but not be as unfair as Vivica Fox getting booted last year.
In short, I don't know what to hope for. Good thing I don't vote, right?