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Dancing With The Stars: Week 3 Results

by Brett Love, posted Oct 8th 2008 12:45AM

Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli - Dancing With The Stars
(S07E07) Things were a little different for the results show this week. The unfortunate injury that forced Misty May-Treanor out of the competition left the producers in a quandary. If they were to eliminate another team, they would be a week short for the planned season. Personally, I would have rather seen an elimination tonight and an extra week tacked on somewhere down the line. Alas, it wasn't meant to be. Much like what we saw when Sara Evans quit the show, they stretched, and stretched, before getting to the announcement. Along with that slow coming revelation, they also managed to have the best collection of music and dance of the season so far.

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    DANCING WITH THE STARS 6 After ten weeks of entertaining drama, camaraderie and dazzling performances, Kristi Yamaguchi and her professional partner Mark Ballas, were crowned champion of "Dancing with the Stars," in the two-part season finale, beginning Monday, May 19, and concluding Tuesday, May 20, 2008.

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    DANCING WITH THE STARS 6 Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas star in the"Episode 610A" - The remaining two couples performed their third and final dance -- one of their favorite past routines from the season - scored by the judges. The judges' scores for Tuesday's dances were combined with the judges' scores and viewers' votes from Monday's performances to determine the winner, in the two-part season finale, beginning Monday, May 19, and concluding Tuesday, May, 2008.

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    DANCING WITH THE STARS 6 After ten weeks of entertaining drama, camaraderie and dazzling performances, Kristi Yamaguchi and her professional partner Mark Ballas, were crowned champion of "Dancing with the Stars," in the two-part season finale, beginning Monday, May 19 and concluding Tuesday, May 20, 2008.

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    DANCING WITH THE STARS 6 Samantha Harris, Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas star in the"Episode 610A" - The remaining two couples performed their third and final dance - one of their favorite past routines from the season - scored by the judges. The judges' scores for Tuesday's dances were combined with the judges' scores and viewers' votes from Monday's performances to determine the winner, in the two-part season finale, beginning Monday, May 19, and concluding Tuesday, May, 2008.

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    DANCING WITH THE STARS 6 Samantha Harris, Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas star in the"Episode 610A" - The remaining two couples performed their third and final dance -- one of their favorite past routines from the season - scored by the judges. The judges' scores for Tuesday's dances were combined with the judges' scores and viewers' votes from Monday's performances to determine the winner, in the two-part season finale, beginning Monday, May 19, and concluding Tuesday, May, 2008.

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    DANCING WITH THE STARS 6 Tom Bergeron, Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas star in the"Episode 610A" - The remaining two couples performed their third and final dance -- one of their favorite past routines from the season - scored by the judges. The judges' scores for Tuesday's dances were combined with the judges' scores and viewers' votes from Monday's performances to determine the winner, in the two-part season finale, beginning Monday, May 19, and concluding Tuesday, May, 2008.

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    DANCING WITH THE STARS 6 Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas star in the"Episode 610A" - The remaining two couples performed their third and final dance -- one of their favorite past routines from the season - scored by the judges. The judges' scores for Tuesday's dances were combined with the judges' scores and viewers' votes from Monday's performances to determine the winner, in the two-part season finale, beginning Monday, May 19, and concluding Tuesday, May, 2008.

    ABC

    DANCING WITH THE STARS 6 Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas star in the"Episode 610A" - The remaining two couples performed their third and final dance -- one of their favorite past routines from the season - scored by the judges. The judges' scores for Tuesday's dances were combined with the judges' scores and viewers' votes from Monday's performances to determine the winner, in the two-part season finale, beginning Monday, May 19, and concluding Tuesday, May, 2008.

    ABC

    DANCING WITH THE STARS 6 After ten weeks of entertaining drama, camaraderie and dazzling performances, Kristi Yamaguchi and her professional partner Mark Ballas, were crowned champion of "Dancing with the Stars," in the two-part season finale, beginning Monday, May 19 and concluding Tuesday, May 20, 2008.

    ABC

    DANCING WITH THE STARS 6 After ten weeks of entertaining drama, camaraderie and dazzling performances, Kristi Yamaguchi and her professional partner Mark Ballas, were crowned champion of "Dancing with the Stars," in the two-part season finale, beginning Monday, May 19 and concluding Tuesday, May 20, 2008.

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I'll not drag it out. Nobody was booted from the show this week. The scores from this week will be combined with those from next week, just like with the Sara situation. In fact, it's so much like the Sara situation that I can pretty much just copy and paste my thoughts from that post in October of '06. Back then, I said:

"Really, the dragging out of the decision for what to do about Sara Misty leaving is just stupid. The show is getting great ratings already. It doesn't need to jerk viewers around to get them to keep watching. It's a cheap gimmick. Teasing it before going to every commercial break, and pushing it to the last three minutes smacked of local news, and that's not a compliment."

And it applies just as well today. This time I would add, paraphrasing Len, cheap gimmicks and manufactured drama are the last refuge of bad reality shows. Dancing With The Stars is better than that.

Anyway, getting back to the show, aside from the annoyance of what they were doing about Misty, it was really good. This was easily my favorite collection of musical performances and dance numbers so far. Of course, the highlight was the encore. Rather than a typical choice, they gave the slot to the jive that Maks & Misty didn't get to do Monday night. Edyta stopped by to fill in for Misty. It was a very fun performance.

Derek and Julianne also had a nice performance as they joined Jennifer Hudson. I look like a Motörhead fan, but if you were to dig into my music collection you'd find a preponderance of female pop and rock vocalists, so that one was great in my book. The other musical guest, Kool & The Gang, was right up there as well. The thing that occurred to me during their performance was that the results show needs more of that. They ended up doing a medley of their hits, but I would happily trade a couple of the taped packages to hear three or four of those in their entirety.

Those taped packages were, as usual, mostly uneventful. I didn't get much out of the piece on what skills the celebrities bring to the ballroom, or how dangerous dancing is. The best of the packages featured Brian Friedman, Travis Payne, and Dave Scott giving their thoughts on the choreographers, and the show. Better than usual, but those bits are still the slow spot of the results show.

As to the results, as we already know, there wasn't an elimination. The one thing we did learn was that Rocco & Karina would have been out. Yes, Cloris would have made it through to week four either way. That puts Rocco on the hot seat next week. I don't get why people are voting for Cloris, but hey, that's how the show works. More power to them. I'll see you back here next week for the new 90 minute performance show, and a results show with actual results.


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Eddie

The comments are almost as entertaining as the show. I think it's great that people like (or liked) the show enough to be annoyed about Cloris. I think that it's clear also that she has brought and kept some new viewers at the same time that she has driven some away. I agree that in the end it is all showbusiness and in showbusiness the show must (and certainly) will go on. But for those who want to get rid of Cloris, you need to find a way to convince people to stop voting for her. Is writing insults and expressing righteous indignation an effective way to get people to agree with you? Saying nasty things, I've noticed, is not a great way to bring people to your point of view. So would you rather be angry about it and not get your way, or would you rather get your way by learning to be a bit more persuasive?

October 10 2008 at 12:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
davidm3825

Rocco will be gone next and I will be around probably for one more week. HA HA

October 09 2008 at 1:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jake

Please vote for Rocco this week, surely you can spare some of your 8 votes. He does not deserve to go.

October 09 2008 at 1:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Linda Bevel

I have watched and enjoyed the show from the beginning. It is about professional dancers teaching non dancers to dance and votes from fans and the judges totaled to pick the winner. Watching someone who has never danced improve each week is fun to watch. Some of you viewers just need to for what it is and not be so criticle. I am 67 and I don't think I could have done what Cloris has done. This is enterainment, if you want to watch a real competition watch a ballroom competition.

October 08 2008 at 7:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
LUE VIGS

GOODBYE TO DANCING WHAT A JOKE IT'S BECOME I ALWAYS ENJOYED WATCHING THE GOOD DANCERS AND SERIOUS PEOPLE DANCE BUT CLORIS HAS MADE A MOCKERY OF THE WHOLE SHOW GED RID OF HER IT'S NOT FAIR THAT THE DANCERS JAVE TO MOVE ASIDE FOR THE LIKES OF HER SHE IS NOT EVEN COMICAL

October 08 2008 at 6:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
davidm3825

If Sanjaya could stay on American Idol as long as he did, I can surely stay just as long on Dancing with the Stars. So for the rest of you that don't like me or are prejudice against older people, go F*** yourself. Could you read my lips there? HA HA HA

October 08 2008 at 1:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Robert Troia

Cloris,
I read your your response. You were not good enough to be on the TV series MASH. You are pure trash, and should be put to the curb. As for F... ourselves, anything would be better than an old,stupid, whore with a gutter mouth that would have to pay for it. You may have bribeed the judges but I think only the old stupid man may take you up on that offer. One stupid ass deserves another. Read my lips, old stupid, whore bitch.

October 08 2008 at 7:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Peter

This is not a contest of technical dance, if it were, only the judges score would matter. This is a reality TV which is nothing more than stupid mindless fun. It always has been, and it always will be. However, it does showcase ballroom dancing, which gives the professional dancers a chance to show their talent every week to a large viewing audience. I'm sure they would agree it's better to have this opportunity to showcase their talent, in a reality show format, than not to have the show at all. Keep it real people, don't act like it's supposed to be more than what it is, it's a reality show which features dancing. They deliver that every week. If you didn't know this already then congratulations, you are even more stupid than Sarah Palin. That's a scary thought.

October 08 2008 at 1:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
taste_nina

I think that people are taking this show too seriously and need to be reminded that it's meant to entertain. Cloris L. is very entertaining and personally I'm anxiously anticipating what is she going to do next(I'm not a big fan of this show; if I see it ok and if I do not that's ok too). She(C.L.) isn't a good dancer and so what! She adds so much personality, originality, and inspiration for all, That Alone is worth keeping her on the show. However, if that's not enough to justify keeping her there, try this: I've read many comments on this board and the one person that is mention the most is C. L., it doesn't matter whether it's positive or negative comments/publicity. The ratings haven't decreased and it appears that many of the haters is still watching the show, if only to complain. BUT YOU ARE WATCHING AND THAT'S ALL THAT REALLY MATTERS!

October 08 2008 at 12:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike

The rules are the rules. Fans vote who whomever, even near the finals. Stacy Keibler was the outstanding dancer of her season, yet she finished third, despite getting a 30 on the final routine. I would change the weight value of the hjudging to give hte real judges more leverage. TV skews to an older audience, I am sure. So Cloris can get her votes when it doesn't matter, like now, and the D-Listers are falling off as they always do. We all knew they would not eliminate anyone this week, so stop complaining when what was gonna happen did happen. I agree with the previous comment that the dancers with Kool and the Gang must have paid for their air time. Surely, no one selected them to be on the air based on talent.

October 08 2008 at 12:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Deann

This show should be cancelled! Not at all what it used to be.

October 08 2008 at 12:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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