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Dancing with the stars: Week 4 Results show

by Brett Love, posted Oct 5th 2006 7:09AM
Vivica & Nick(S03E08) OK, I officially have no idea what is going on with the voting anymore. It would be nice if we actually got to see how everyone ended up, top to bottom, week to week. Then we could get out the slide rules and extrapolate some factors, maybe figure out just how that fan vote is going. Clearly it is playing a huge role.

Anyway... another long and drawn out results show. Willa and Maksim get the encore. I suspected it would be Mario, but nothing wrong with giving Willa the nod. They were very good this week. That was followed up by a performance by Los Lonely Boys, or as I like to think of them, the good band that was on the show this week.

The first announcement for safe teams takes the pressure off of Mario & Karina, and surprise... Jerry & Kym. That had to worry every other team. I liked the little routine by the Del Grosso girls, but come on. Averie, Abrea, Afton, Amber, Autumn, and Ashly? Really?

Maybe it's because he's just not my style, but I didn't like Nick Lachey at all. The song was just boring. Tony and Elena looked great dancing to it, but I would have preferred another number from Los Lonely Boys myself. Two more safe teams revealed leaves Emmitt & Cheryl and Willa & Maksim safe.

Right here is where I started to question my faith in the Sara ARMY. Considering that so many of the comments in the performance night post picked her to go, I thought she might be on the way out. But then Joey & Edyta and Sara & Tony are named as safe. And the ARMY marches on. That fan vote is crazy man.

Of course, that leaves us with Monique & Louis and Vivica & Nick in the bottom two. If I have to pick between those two, I would have sent Vivica home as well. But neither of them deserved to go based on their performance. I do have to say, Vivica was very gracious in exiting. Big points to her for going out like a champ. She did well for herself on the show.

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Sara Evans is a country singer. I've always thought of soap opera and country music fans as the most vocal and loyal fans. I think because both country stars and soap opera actors spend so much time with there fans-- they have all sorts of meet and greets/fan fests. So I pretty much expect her to stay in for a couple more weeks.
Now I thought Monique would've have gone between the two (Monique/Vivica), just because I've only heard of her from High School Musical. Though I'm glad she's still in cause I've like her dances more than Vivica's.
I just hope Sara and Jerry both go before Joey, Mario and Monique.

October 05 2006 at 7:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I personally find this show somewhat of a joke because everybody knows its a populary contest. Jerry Springer couldn't dance his way out of a paper bag, the man has two left feet. He should have been voted off the very first night. There is absolutely no way Monique or Vivica should have been voted off based on their dance ability. Emmett is a fine africian american male so women like that (black as well as white)so they will vote for him. Jerry Springer claims he only wanted to learn how to dance so he could dance at his daughters wedding-- I know he has enough money to take dance lesson at a studio. Tell him to stick to his disgusting show and let the real dancers have a chance.

October 05 2006 at 4:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
yvonne bonner

Oops! LOL, yes Independence Day.

October 05 2006 at 2:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brent McKee

The thing that bothers me most about the "Dancing With The Stars" voting system is that you can vote as soon as the show begins. That turns the whole thing into much more of a popularity contest than it is a contest about picking the best dancers. Big Jerry Springer fan? Don't wait for him to dance; cast your votes as soon as the first dancer hits the floor and avoid the rush. Who cares if he trips over his own feet? Who cares if Sarah is the most wooden and tentative dancer out there; after you vote for her you can enjoy the real dancers.

October 05 2006 at 2:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I was so disheartened last night. While I could not stand to watch the woman judge fawn over Vivica I knew that Sara had to go, followed by Jerry Springer (who prior to this weeks performance is absolutely horrid).

I think it takes away from the credibility of the show if we allow this to become like high school and become a popularity contest. In the end viewers will be turned off and tune out. I for one am not interested in seeing a final with Jerry vs. Sara.

That said I used 2 email dresses to make 16 votes, and next week my daughter is using one to vote for Monique.

I think they way they tabulate the scores should be reexamined.

Some folks on the official Dancing with the Stars Forum were crying racism. I'm not sure if that is the case but this does remind me of American Idol when all of the Black girls were at the bottom. I think a lot of people vote along racial lines, and split the vote when they do.

Next week I'm uppping my votes to 24 and my daughter will be voting 8 times.

Am I way too into this show?

October 05 2006 at 1:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I stand corrected on Ms. Fox. Checked her bio, and looks like I have no clue. I haven't seen most of what she's been in, and those I have she had only a bit part.

In general I don't know who most of the people are on this time, or what their connection is to anything.

October 05 2006 at 1:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You can get an approximate fan vote standing by extrapolating it from the order they go in. ABC would want to put the most popular dancers last in order to hold more viewers for the whole show.

As for how fan voting counts, I would bet that it would be on an absolute curve (as opposed to bell). The team with the highest number of votes would be 50, then every other team would be based on their scale. Say, Mario gets 10 mil, while Joey gets 9 mil. Therefore, Mario would earn 50, while Joey would earn 45. Add that to the judges score multipled by 5/3 and you'll get the final score.

I don't see why you're so surprised the fan vote counts for so much. The judges almost always score the contestants in the 20-30 range, effectively making 20 points a given thing. That makes the judges part always count for 30-50 points, while the fan voting can count for anywhere from 0-50 (say Mario gets 10 mil while vivica only got 500K).

October 05 2006 at 12:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

by 4th of July, I take it you meant Independence Day...

October 05 2006 at 12:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Sara should have been the one booted last night. she's a great country singer/performer but she can't dance! Her performance by far was the most lacking. She did not show any growth, looked stiff the whole time, and didn't appear to work too hard at the whole dance, until she got her foot caught in her dress. But every season, based on call in voting, one couple makes it much closer to the finals than they should, at the expense of much better dancers. Urg!

October 05 2006 at 10:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
yvonne bonner

Vivica A. Fox was not in "Waiting to Exhale", or only all Black Female Flicks. See above comments. She is an accredited Black actress.

Waiting to Exhale female cast members were: Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, and Lela Rochon.

October 05 2006 at 10:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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