Fun, fun night on DWTS! Liked the pro dancers' outfits. Celebs did a tasteful job as designers. BTW - who dressed Samantha, Tom??? Group dance was highly entertaining. Agree with Len: sum was greater than the total of the parts. Unlike past years, there was no weak leak (Frau Phyllis, Billy Ray, Springer, etc.) And one more shout of thanks to y'all who filled in for me last week. I posted some comments at the end of that post, in case you missed it. Included are some thoughts on Dancin' Queen's question about best group dance of previous seasons. (And welcome DWTSFan!) Here's the recap, in order of their performances: Melissa - Good choreography. Precise movements. Excellent start to the night, deserving of the 10s (probably should've been a perfect 30). Give Bruno a drink! Agreed with Carrie Ann: Best Argentine tango of the season. BTW - How about having Susan Mayer, I mean Teri Hatcher, join DWTS for Season Nine? LT - Good summary by Bruno: Not terrible but not brilliant. Kudos to his tasteful dress design. LOL at Tom: "We've only been putting Edyta in these dresses for HER OWN SAFETY." Noted the MTV Jack--- cameo here. BTW - wonder what he would have put Lacy in? Black Barbie - Nice mix of fast and slow movements in this rumba. Disagreed with the judges - I liked it without the raunch. It had an intimate feel, with tease and tension interwoven throughout. She's definitely a candidate for the finals. Julianne's Boyfriend - Warrant's "I Saw Red" would've been more appropriate, if only that were a samba tune. The dance was fun. High energy but not frantic like French Guy's fast dances. Deserved the 9s it got; wasn't 10 worthy. Rodeo Dude - Very enjoyable waltz. Fun to watch. Noted the precision. Jewel should be proud. It def. had "more rise and fall than a bride's nightie" I think. Huh??? Any way, I thought a 9 could have been thrown in there. Olympic Gymnast - LOVED this cha-cha. IMO most enjoyable dance to watch tonight. A little Sabrina dancing with a Jacko wannabe. And they finally got their 10. Cringed a bit with the pre-dance fretting. This would've been the encore Tuesday. But remember, the first group dance is always the encore. French Guy - Wasn't a bad Viennese waltz. Had a romantic feel. Appropriately scored with the three 9s I guess. I like this point in the season because they have more time to show the mid week field trips. But the swimming pool training was kind of disturbing and hillarious at the same time. Kind of like Bruno dancing in Elton John's "I'm Still Standing." Care to watch it again? Group dance - Fun to watch throughout. Excellent choreography. Glad Len was able to take a stroll down memory lane. BTW - was it Jullianne's idea to have her boyfriend wear Derek's hair. 'Cause that's just not right on many levels. Great lifts, flips and creative signature moves. * * * PREDICTION TIME: So is there any way it won't be Rodeo Dude and LT in the bottom two, with LT going home? Please state your case if you think it should be someone else and/or if you think it will be. IMO - any one else leaving, other than one of those two, is unjust. I like 'em both, but everyone else is at a higher level. * * * YOUR TAKE: Please share what you thought of tonight's show by posting comments at the end of this post.
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