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Dancing with the Stars: Week 8 results

by Brett Love, posted Nov 2nd 2006 10:20AM
Joey & Edyta(S03E16) I'm amused by the hoops they have to jump through to stretch the results out to an hour. Seven minutes of rehashing last night to kick off the show. I realize that filling the 58 minutes of the hour that aren't the results is a chore each week. But aren't we pretty safe assuming that the vast majority of the people watching the results show also tuned in for the competition?

Monique and Louis were awarded the encore for their cha cha cha. Really, any of the couples could have been given the encore this week. They all danced very well. When they chose Monique and Louis I took that as confirmation that they were leaving and the producers wanted to give her the best possible send off.

Willa Ford came back to sing "FAME" while the pros danced. It wasn't my favorite of the big pro dance numbers, but I am a sucker for a good cover song, and Willa did a nice job. With only four couples left, now only one safe couple gets named safe in the first results segment. This week, Emmitt and Cheryl are safe.

Il Divo perform while Anna Mikhed and Victor Fung dance. Beautiful dancing, but this was the worst musical guest of the season. They are described as a cosmopolitan quartet of pop/opera crossover singers. Maybe that's just not my thing, but I didn't like anything about them.

The SWOP (swing + hip hop) number was amazing. Those girls were getting tossed all over the place. It was something that I'd never heard of and I came away very impressed with all of them. That said, I think the question of just what it was doing on a ballroom dancing show is a legitimate one. It was like a little five minute interlude of So You Think You Can Dance?.

Back to the results, Joey and Edyta are moving on. I didn't get the recurring assurances that they were not revealing who was in the bottom two. Why does that even matter? Does someone think that knowing Mario, Joey, or Emmitt were in the bottom two this week will make the whole voting system crumble in the semi-final?

In the end, as we all expected, Monique and Louis are leaving. It was a nice run for Monique, and I'm sure it did wonders for her career. Dancing with the Stars exposed a huge group of people that never saw High School Musical to her talents. I hope she takes advantage of that.

So we have our final three. I think Mario is still the favorite, with Joey and Emmitt in a dead heat right behind him. With the right performance, any one of these three can win. It should be fun to watch.

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Idalia Castro

Can someone tell me the name of the group and song that
appeared on Nov 7. I think the show is great and Mario is such a great dancer he will win.

November 12 2006 at 6:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
REBECCA LYNN

can anyone please tell me where i might find a clip of Holloween's result show, when the danced did the

SWOP

November 06 2006 at 1:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
foreverpraising

It has been the popularity vote all season. There is no way Jerry could of made it as far as he did if it weren't.
Perhaps next season they could have a panel of professional dancers voting rather than the fans since fan voting isn't always based on how well they danced the waltz, samba, quickstep, etcetera.
Or maybe even have a three-part vote. Part 3-judges, part dancers and then a portion of it the fan vote. I really think something needs to change.
Sure, Jerry was entertaining. At times he added a comdedic element to his dance. But we aren't supposed to be looking at the funny or sentimental value. It should be based solely on how well they performed the dance(s) that given week.

November 03 2006 at 9:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Pev

For those who care -- Hinton Battle, who choreographed the SWOP number, played the demon in the Buffy the Vampire episode 'Once More, With Feeling.'

November 02 2006 at 8:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael G

I can only watch this show on TIVO. There is NO way i could sit through an hour of this 20 minute show.

November 02 2006 at 3:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bernadette

I absolutely love Dancing with the Stars I think they are all very Talented. And Mario Lopez is very Dreamy!!!!!!!!, I wish all of them luck may the best couple win.

November 02 2006 at 1:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Blake Moore

For the people who like the show, it doesn't really matter if they extend the show to fill the time, because they just enjoy watching it.

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November 02 2006 at 11:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jamie

Oh, I adore ballroom dances! It's always so amazing and beautiful! Monique and Louis were dancing cool!

November 02 2006 at 11:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tammy

Isn't Willa going on tour with them? I figured the whole Fame thing was a set up for the tour. They could do their Dirty Dancing number from last season too.

I knew when Monique got the encore it was over for her. I stick with my post from yesterday that it's going to be hard for a woman to win this unless she has a major dance background already or has a ton of fans like Kelly from first season.

November 02 2006 at 10:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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