A lot of nice dances for Week 3, but a little too much samba and foxtrot for me. With that many celebs still left (12), it would've been nice to have a third dance in there to mix it up. Who will join Bill Gates' Rival in the dance-off? Obviously there's NO WAY he won't be eliminated this week, so that should be the only drama tomorrow night. Please offer your predictions at the end. Here's a recap, in the order of the performances: Charlie's Ex - Artsy, waffle-like samba. Didn't really like it. Didn't like Maks as a samba queen either, although LOL at his wardrobe malfunction. Julianne's Boyfriend - Cute foxtrot. Entertaining choreography. BTW - Any openings at the Len Goodman Driving School? Bimbo - Potty-mouth in rehersal, potty-worthy performance (as in that would have been a good time for a potty break). Agreed with Carrie Ann: Kind of rough to watch. Noted all the innuendos - match metaphor (hot at top, wooden at bottom); top shelf ... land of plenty; dance was a bust, etc. Poor Dmitry - he should be dancing with Jewel AND HE'S NOT AFRAID TO ADMIT IT: "It's hard" in answer to Samantha's question. MTV Jack--- - Started elegant and turned mistake laden. Too bad they couldn't judge the rehearsal again. I want to root for him. He might get the sympathy vote. He's not that far behind Charlie's Ex (one point) and Bimbo (two points) with the judges' scores. LT - Great samba. Loved the groove. Time well spent in practice. Underscored AGAIN! Olympic Gymnast - Foxtrot with a prom feel. Loved watching them glide across the floor. Also loved the tune with an early 70s feel. IMO - best foxtrot of the night (sorry Melissa). French Guy - A whole lotta shakin' going on. Bruno: A throbbing red-hot poker he's become. BTW - that was dedicated to Mom? A little disturbing. Foxtrots are better "this one's for Mom" dances. Sexy sambas - not so much. Liked Cheryl's reviews in practice: "Weak. Horrible." Overall, I liked this dance; didn't love it. But the judges did, and it's their 9s that count. DAG - Fun, enjoyable foxtrot to watch. Showcased the celeb. Agreed with Len: His best dance yet. Bill Gates' Rival - The uncle at the party still makes me laugh. High marks for entertainment value with his samba. The first 10 of the season (as in 4, 3, 3). I don't think I've ever seen a 3 on DWTS - and tonight we saw TWO of them here. No comment on the worm attempt. Harsh judges. And yet, with the new format, they're going to make him do it AGAIN. BTW - an ambulance run for a hamstring? Why can't they ever just drive the person to the hospital. "Oh no! I broke a nail. Call 9-1-1. Get the stretcher. Ohhhhh!" Melissa - Fluid, elegant foxtrot. Noted the good musicality. ABC loves her, that's for sure. BTW - it's always interesting to see what the makeup/wardrobe people do to cover up her tattoo. Black Barbie - Now that's a samba with a carnival feel. It didn't get as high of marks as French Guy's, but IMO it was the best samba of the night. It worked for Bruno, that's for sure. And Len likes her bionic booty. Rodeo Dude - I wondered why they were saving him for the last dance. Then I saw the number. Nice work. Impressive foxtrot. Great recovery after her slip. LOL at "we hadn't practiced that one." * * * SEASON SUMMARY - The final three candidates seem to be pulling away as French Guy, Melissa and Olympic Gymnast all scored 27s. The next three contenders seem to be Julianne's Boyfriend, Black Barbie and DAG. The other six will be knocked off, one by one, week by week (in this particular order, perhaps) - Bill Gates' Rival, Bimbo, MTV Jack---, Charlie's Ex, LT and Rodeo Dude. That's how I see it, any way. How about you all? YOUR TAKE - Please share who you think will be in the bottom two (IMO - Bill Gates' Rival and Bimbo) and how you see the rest of the season shaping up in terms of competition. I look forward to reading your comments. Until then ...
Aug 31 2015