Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Dancing With The Stars... The Finals Have Arrived....



Hey... It's the closest final ... EVER!

LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Oh my God... The three stars all come out and they are all wearing the same outfits and they look like a bad character from THE MASK.

ROUND ONE

Brooke Burke & Derek Hough are up first and they are showing the audience a dance that we have already seen during the season... they choose to show us the Quick Step again... and when I mean again... I mean... it's on tape. And for more tape... we get their Paso Doble again. We get a look at her stats so far and she is tops. Tom interviews Brooke and Derek on stage, which leaves America happy because Samantha isn't talking at all...

Lance Bass and Lacey Schwimmer are up next and they share with us some video of their Tango. I remember this one... it was really creepy and Lacey officially entered psychotic mode with this one in my book... but alas... they are still here and we keep enabling her behavior. For the Latin choice... they chose the Mambo... which was their best dance... Tom is STILL interviewing! Hooray...

Warren Sapp & Kym Johnson are up third to show us their dance... They chose the Viennese Waltz and we got to see Warren's Big Pimpin' Style... It was also a nice and graceful dance. They also chose their Paso Doble where they were wearing the Matrix leather outfits and I fell in love with Kym...

In a completely anti-climatic moment... the junior champions are crowned and they dance for us. They are given a little mirror ball and Samantha and the judges appear!

Time to start the show...

ROUND TWO -- Samba Smackdown!!!

Brooke is first... Lance is second... Warren is third... and they are all going to dance it and try to be unique and memorable. This is a good way to start... and puts them all on a somewhat equal level. They even practice some together... and the trash talking reaches new levels of cliche...

The Smackdown begins with Brooke and Derek. Immediately... she looks off. TW is all critical of her posture and I am watching Derek dance around her... obviously showing off his skills... 1/2 through... it looks like she picks it up... Lance and Lacey come out third... and do some interesting moves... and something about Lacey is bugging me... enough to push my vote away from Lance, who is tremendous.... since his personality has busted out. That leg sweepy thing they end with was awesome. Warren and Kym come out and Warren does a horrible Round Off Cartwheel... and they get into a dance where Kym is wearing a giant yellow and red tail. Warren appeared to us to do very well, but Lance just seemed the best... They end the Smackdown all together with an interesting ending...

What did the judges think? Len thought Warren did fantastic and better than normal. Lance was energetic... and finese was off. Brooke is still his favorite. Bruno thinks that Brooke is a sexy beast and awesome. Lance is great and could be a leading man. Warren has little technique but he is fun. Carrie adores Lance as it gets better and better. Warren is the most improved to Carrie even being the least talented. Brooke is good too... interesting how the Lovefest is ongoing...

Time for the scores...
Brooke Burke & Derek Hough -- (Scores 9, 9, 10 - for a total of 28)
Lance Bass and Lacey Schwimmer -- (Scores 9, 8, 9 - for a total of 26)
Warren Sapp & Kym Johnson -- (Scores 9, 7, 9 - for a total of 25)

ROUND THREE -- FREESTYLE

Brooke Burke & Derek Hough are up first... and we are reminded that Brooke choked on the Jive and her confidence levels are low... Practice begins... and Derek is in a lot of pain. They practice in the pool. Apparently... she thinks the mirror ball is hers... They are dancing to some sort of Grease song. The One That I Want I think... She strips her dress off and it becomes a fun dance with lots of flips and tosses and things. I got distracted by... umm... Tucker staring at me... Good dog! The judges think... Bruno thought it was spectacular... Carrie Ann is looking lovely tonight and she thinks they were awesome. Len is/was hot under the collar... and thought it was the best Freestyle that he has ever seen. -- (Scores 10, 10, 10 - for a total of 30)

Lance Bass and Lacey Schwimmer are up second and we see that they are wearing shirts that say... "LANCEY" and that makes both of us say ...at the same time... "Oh dear." Lance and Lacey now talk to us and admit that only a catastrophe can bring them down... and they have a ton of confidence. They are dancing to IT'S Tricky... and I am feeling more black than I ever have after watching this... I don't know... it might be the bedazzled pants of Lance. I really didn't like it at all. Carrie Ann thought it was good and yet... there was a middle part that didn't work. Len thought it worked.... and Bruno said something that I didn't understand. -- (Scores 9, 9 , 9 - for a total of 27)

Warren Sapp & Kym Johnson dance last and Warren claims that we will see something that has never been done on the dance floor ... ever. We see a lot of practicing and a lot of almost falls and neck breaking... This will be a great dance or a train wreck... They are dancing to a rather interesting interpretation of Proud Mary... that just blows up... and they stip to skimpier clothes... and it gets awesomer and awesomer... there better be some good scores for that... It was Carrie's favorite dance... -- (Scores 9, 10, 9- for a total of 53)

Just to remind you... of tonight's scores...

Brooke Burke & Derek Hough -- 58
Warren Sapp & Kym Johnson -- 53
Lance Bass and Lacey Schwimmer -- 53

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I didn't like "Lancey" either. The whole time I kept thinking about how this is the one round where anything goes and they didn't do any lifts or risky moves--was that because Lance couldn't physically pick Lacey up???

-Shari

PS Warren was awesome.

Anonymous said...

Warren was awesome! I think Lance blew it last night and the scores should've been much lower.

Jen Noronha

LA said...

When they first came out and were all wearing that horrid yellow, I thought the women all looked like Big Bird. TERRIBLE!

This season hasn't had enough Kenny Maines and DanceCenter. Seriously lacking.