Dancing With The Stars: Too Late in the Game for Bad Technique - Here's The Rankings Rankings and Commentary by RTVC Senior Staff Writer Joseph Braverman
October 19, 2011
Got it right this week.
Another week goes by on Dancing with the Stars, and the celebrity I thought would charm his way into the final five has departed.
Although Carson Kressly did make many viewers, as well as the judges, smile in each routine, you cannot deny that everyone stepped up their game in the technical department this week except for Carson.
Chaz, Rob, and Nancy Grace actually proved they could legitimately dance and follow through with basic steps without the need of flash and gimmicks.
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Carson could not say as much, and I believe that is the reason why he was booted. This is the halfway point in the competition, and America wants to see the competitors who are serious with their technique stay afloat.
I have to be honest; this week really did not grab me. For a Dancing competition show, 80s theme night really did not translate well on this type of program.
I have seen more creative costumes that reflected the 80s at a school dance. When your choreography is reliant so much on one specific theme then it lacks any kind of innovation or creativity.
As much as I enjoyed Karina and J.R.ís Samba this week, there was no single routine that really stood out to me and made me sit back in awe.
The good news this week is that the judges, finally, were not drinking the Ricki Lake Kool-Aid.
From the odd opening solos to a lack of intensity throughout the entire number, Ricki was about as boring as a supposed contender who fails to match their potential could be.
I have yet to be a true fan of Ricki, but the parts where she was away from Derek showcased her weakness as a solo performer.
I worried that Rickiís high scores were because Derek guided her body to do specific movements, and the poor solo piece did not disprove this theory.
As for who improved this week: I thought Nancy Grace deserved better scores.
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