Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Survival of the Fittest

This season isn’t going to be about who can learn more techniques. This season’s winner isn’t going to be who can most elegantly perform a Viennese Waltz or impressive Mambo. This year is strictly going to be a question of the last person standing. Brooke Burke, the heavy favorite so far is nursing a foot injury that has slowed her down a bit, and now Julianne Hough is going to be our for a while due to surgery.

Here’s my summary of what I considered to matter at all last night as far as the dancing goes.

Cloris needs to go. And after the judges gave her straight 5’s, I don’t know how she can possibly stay another week?

While we’re at it, can we go ahead and lose Susan Lucci too? She constantly looks rigid and stiff. I thought she would’ve had a better grasp of how to flow and be elegant? Oh well.

Lance and Lacey are so hit or miss on following the rules that you never know with them. Last night, they seemed to be back on point and did a nice job. If only they’d have done that from the beginning…

Maurice Greene was all right, again. But when it comes down to the wire, he won’t be able to hang I don’t think.

Cody Linley seems to be getting a little more serious about his rehearsal time. But he keeps making stupid faces on the floor while he’s dancing? With his partner sidelined for a while, he’ll be dancing with Edyta, who we just can’t seem to make go away and stay away. I will feel bad for him though, on some level, if changing partners ends up costing him his spot on the show.

Warren Sapp is still ultra-smooth and I still think he’s going to be around until the finals.

Brooke Burke fought through an injury to score a 26 which included one 10 from guest judge Michael Flatley. Yeah…the Lord of the Dance.

But there are two points that I would like to make which have little to do with the dancing. First, I think the judges have flat out had enough of Cloris. After a scathing score, Carrie Ann made the point that she was upset that they lost Toni Braxton last week for “this”. The “this” in question would be Cloris’ lousy performance this week. But, secondly, I thought Michael Flatley did a great job as a guest judge. He was constructively critical without being an ass, and was insightful and interesting. I could easily lose Carrie Ann as a regular judge in favor of keeping Michael Flatley as a regular addition.

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