Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Finally...Dancing with the Stars recap...just in time for the elimination round!


I can honestly say I thought I would be more pumped after last nights show, but I'm not....I of course felt Helio and Julianne did the best of the night...but, overall...I just wasn't "wowed"....

Boy, did they cram a lot of "weirdness" into last nights Dancing with the Stars...
it was also kind of dull...just not as exciting as I was expecting for the finals....
It seemed to me like their was less dancing on the part of Marie and Mel B and more "hamming it up" for the cameras....for it to be the "final" show, I...along with a lot of other viewers I am sure, were expecting to see a lot of perfect 10's...but the judges were harsher with their votes, all we really seen were a lot of 8's and 9's.....


So...without further ado....lets recap the show...

First up, Mel B and Maxim....



For their first dance...they performed the Cha Cha Cha...they danced to the song "Car Wash"...seriously??? For a Cha Cha???? That was weird...it was full of flair, kind of amusing, but not your traditional Cha Cha...it was void of the breathless moves one would expect of a dancer dancing the Cha Cha...Len said it was "crisp, clean, precise"...a good show opener, with a few "funny" moments.
Bruno said she was an accomplished stunning dancer and Carrie Ann said it was fun, but that she was expecting a tad more excitement....their score...28. I totally disagreed with that call...at most...a 24 was what I thought she deserved. Why in the heck do the judges like her so much?

For their second dance...they danced Freestyle...they danced to Timbaland's "The Way I Are"...which I felt the band did a bad imitation of....they were totally out of their element..I mean, Hip Hop??? In ballroom dancing? Come on...it was a train wreck....Max was the choreographer and you could tell it...it was not cohesive at all. They were all over the place, with ridiculous hip-hop moves, crazy lifts....it did not show case her talents and improvements since the beginning...I thought it was terrible.
The judges thoughts....Len felt it was disjointed, lacked flow....Bruno differed with his opinion..he felt it was risky, spectacular and that they did a good job...Carrie Ann did not feel that it showed off the greatness that is Mel B...Ummm....yeah...
Their score for the Freestyle....27...giving them a total of 55 out of 60.

Marie and Jonathan are next.....
The judges picked the Samba for thier first dance....


I must say....Marie does give her heart and soul with her performances but last night, as far as the dancing side of things go...She sucked! The Samba is the same dance she danced and afterwards fainted...so, I am sure the judges were holding their breath...waiting for it to happen again....instead, she did make it through....it was once again, not her best dance. The Samba, according to Bruno, is tricky....he told her technically, it wasn't a good dance for her, but she never fails to entertain...Len says, for entertainment and fun, she is second to none..just not so with her dancing....Carrie Ann agreed with Bruno and Len....she said it revealed Maries range of motion weaknesses...which in a nut shell...in my opinion...she just can not keep up...she is definitely not the strongest of the finalists....thier first dance score....24.

For their FreeStyle Dance...all I can say is What a Nightmare...it was a cross between a doll from some macrabe Toy Soilder freakish nightmare....or something..it was "just weird"....As Bruno said, It was the loopiest thing I have ever seen....he even went as far as to compare it to "Baby Jane and the Bride of Chucky"....Marie was dressed, I guess you could say like a porcelain doll..because if you didn't already know, she is a "doll designer"....hence the "idea" for the dance I guess...Their song choice was to "Start Me Up" and Marie is supposed to be a wind up doll, that once her partner "winds up" she comes to life....it was very stiff, very mechanical...there was a lot of weird lifts, hardly any dancing. Len told her that what happened to her with that dance, is something that has happened to him..something that sounds like a good idea, is put together and brought out on the dance floor, it basically "craps" out....Marie was upset, disagreed with everything the judges said...but I am with the judges on this one...it was not a dance...it sucked. They scored a 22....placing them third for last night.

The last couple...of course are my pick to win...Helio and Julianne....


Their enthusiasm is so contagious...I just adore them together. For their first dance, the judges picked the Jive for them to dance...Julianne is dressed in this adorable pink/black 50's poodle skirt number....Helio looks very handsome in a pink shirt/black pants, which had sequined cuffs on them...awesome....they dance to the song, "The Twist"...they did a fantastic job...they told a story with their dance...they get a standing ovation...lots of hollering and yelling from the audience...in a good way....Carrie Ann totally agreed with the audience's enthusiasm...but she was tough on poor Helio about his footwork..he did mess up some steps here and there through out the dance....some of his moves were a little awkward....Len said he messed up the "toe-heel swivels"...he did say although he was high octane, there were a lot of technical issues with the dance...Bruno felt his personality of course was gleaming, but he too had issues with Helio's footwork....their score for the Jive.....25....Boo to the judges, because it was still better than Mel B's Cha Cha....

For their Freestyle dance..Helio and Julianne totally rocked it! This dance was, without a doubt...the zestiest dance of the night...and they wore racing jumpsuits to kick it off...so cute, so adorable....loved it. They danced like racecar drivers, only sparklier....they even rip off their outfits to reveal sexier costumes underneath...They dance to the "Land of a 1000 dances" and they do a meanagerie of dances in that one dance....it was a total blast, for them as well as the audience...they are flipping and turning all over the place. Len said it was the best Freestyle dance of the night...Helio had some very difficult lifts to perfect and perfect them he did...Carrie Ann said it was fantastic, she said it brought technique as well as entertainment....Bruno called Helio, "Mr. Irresistable"....their score...29...for a total of 54 out of 60...one point behind Mel B...and if the judges had not done such a poor job of scoring on Mel B's first dance...Helio and Julianne would have been in the lead.

The trophy will be awarded tonight..as you all know...my votes...my support....lie with Helio and Julianne....he has come so far...out of the three remaining...he has improved the most....he drives a race car..has never been on stage entertaining like Mel B and Marie...and isn't that the whole point of Dancing with the Stars??? He so deserves to win...Mel B did not bring it home last night and Marie...well Marie just needs to hang it up....

2 hour results show....tonight....9 P.M...CBS...Celine Dion will perform, one person will be voted off, the remaining two will dance one last time, before the trophy is awarded....I can guarantee that Mel B and Helio will be the two left to dance , in a dead heat race, to acquire that trophy!

Now lets all say it together.........GO HELIO AND JULIANNE!

Dixiechick...out!

4 comments:

Bradley's Mom said...

Dixie:

You are totally right about last night's show. It was definitely the weirdest finals show out of the 5 season DWTS has been on. VERY VERY strange!!

There is NOTHING you can say about Marie's dance......it was too awful for words. I am kind of shocked at Jonathan.......he is a good pro, and I am surprised that he let her talk him into that nonsense.

I, too, hope that Helio and Julianne will win tonight. They definitely deserve it! I hope their fans voted!!

Linda

DIXIECHICK said...

Hi, Linda...glad I am not the only one that felt that way...I can't believe Jonathan allowed her to convince him to choreograph that terrible dance....what were they thinking? Anyway, I am going to try and live blog the result show tonight..if hubby and the kids cooperate....I am excited to see if Helio wins....I voted 15 times,between the husband and I...for Helio and Julianne...I too hope the fans voted right!

Nap Warden said...

Well I said it before and I'll say it again...Marie is a nutter! That dance was way bad! I must be the only person on the planet who didn't know she was a doll designer...Why would I know that? I'm with you, Helio and Julianne all the way! I'll check back in with you tonight!

DIXIECHICK said...

Nap...Honey, I could not agree with you more...she is a definite nutter...I was shocked that Jonathan actually agreed to it....I didn't know she was a doll designer either, until last night..although, as a child, I had Donny and Marie barbie dolls, it had a stage, microphone, everything...lol..oh, my god...I can't believe I actually admitted that...anyway, 30 minutes and counting...can't wait! Talk to you in a couple of hours.