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#31 dirac

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 03:40 PM

Thanks for the link. Doesn't surprise me. The least desirable demographic for advertisers is 50+, and the least desirable 50+ers are women. (This holds true in print as well as television.) It's not all that hard to attract older viewers and so the most prized shows are those which appeal to the less easily reached younger set.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 02:02 PM

I read in today's NY Times that NYCB principal dancer Tiler Peck will be appearing on Dancing w Stars on Tuesday.


In what capacity?


NYCBallet just posted a link on twitter to a short article about Tiler Peck's appearance on DWTS. It says that she and Danny Tidwell will be on as part of the entertainment tomorrow night. They will dance with an ensemble of 12 dancers to a contemporary "number" by Travis wall. Here's the link:

http://www.bakersfie...-with-the-Stars

#33 miliosr

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 06:01 PM

Week Four - Round Three

Each couple received a score for performance and technique:

01 26+26=52pts Evan/Anna (tango)
02 25+25=50pts Nicole/Derek (rumba)
03 23+24=47pts Pam/Damian (rumba)
04 21+23=44pts Chad/Cheryl (rumba)
05 18+21=39pts Erin/Maks (tango)
06 19+19=38pts Jake/Chelsie (tango)
07 18+18=36pts Niecy/Louis (rumba)
08 15+18=33pts Aiden/Edyta (rumba)
09 14+18=32pts Kate/Tony (tango)

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 05:06 PM

Results - Elimination Three

The not-necessarily-the-Bottom-Two (according to Tom Bergeron) Bottom Two consisted of Aiden/Edyta and Niecy/Louis w/ Aiden and Edyta leaving.

While Kate should have gone, Aiden wasn't going anywhere in the competition so this wasn't an unfair elimination. He wasn't making much progress as a dancer and, for an actor, he was surprisingly unexpressive. It was his time to go.

Niecy and Louis may not have been in the Bottom two in terms of scores but Louis is driving me crazy with his attempts to turn a comedienne into a tragic figure. It's Monique all over again.

So glad Pamela is safe for another week -- loving her.

Sade (the singer) looked and sounded great and Sade (the band) sounded tight.

Tiler Peck's performance was "eh". (Not her fault -- the break dancing in that routine left everything else in its dust.)

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 06:49 PM

What a waste of Tyler Peck. Either the choreographer didn't know how to use her, or had very little rehearsal time with her to throw something together.

How is Kate still there? She is just dreadful. Who is voting for her? Maybe all those kids have their cell phones on redial!

I too, much to my surprise, love Pam.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 06:02 AM

Results - Elimination Three

The not-necessarily-the-Bottom-Two (according to Tom Bergeron) Bottom Two consisted of Aiden/Edyta and Niecy/Louis w/ Aiden and Edyta leaving.

While Kate should have gone, Aiden wasn't going anywhere in the competition so this wasn't an unfair elimination. He wasn't making much progress as a dancer and, for an actor, he was surprisingly unexpressive. It was his time to go.

Niecy and Louis may not have been in the Bottom two in terms of scores but Louis is driving me crazy with his attempts to turn a comedienne into a tragic figure. It's Monique all over again.

So glad Pamela is safe for another week -- loving her.

Sade (the singer) looked and sounded great and Sade (the band) sounded tight.

Tiler Peck's performance was "eh". (Not her fault -- the break dancing in that routine left everything else in its dust.)



I agree with everything in your post.
Sade is a class act. I much prefer the singers they've had on this season(Sade, Reba) rather than the auto-tuned Disney teen moppets they have featured in the past.
Good for Pam that she got the encore dance!
Once they start to do the dance-off for the bottom two couples and Kate is actually in the bottom then she's a goner. No way will the judges keep her in. Let us hope that is next week. :beg:
I'm really liking all the extra dancing this season. The dance demos from the pro's are great.
Tiler Peck's talent was wasted. She was only featured for maybe 10 or 15 seconds, although I thought Danny was used nicely.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:40 PM

I much prefer the singers they've had on this season(Sade, Reba) rather than the auto-tuned Disney teen moppets they have featured in the past.


I agree. I think ABC went chasing after more youthful singers/groups for a few seasons in the hope that they would draw more younger viewers to the show and thereby improve the almighty 18-49 demo. I don't think that strategy panned out so they appear (at least for the moment) to have gone back to singers with staying power.

Tiler Peck's talent was wasted. She was only featured for maybe 10 or 15 seconds, although I thought Danny was used nicely.


Tiler Peck comments on the Dancing with the Stars experience:

http://artsbeat.blog...tar/#more-89543

Funny how she basically calls out Nicole as a ringer!

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 05:11 PM

Week Five - Round Four

01 29pts Nicole/Derek (tango)
02 27pts Evan/Anna (rumba)
03 23pts Jake/Chelsie (cha cha cha)
04 22pts Erin/Maks (jive)
05 21pts Pamela/Damian (quickstep)
06 18pts Chad/Cheryl (quickstep)
06 18pts Niecy/Louis (jive)
08 15pts Kate/Tony (foxtrot)

Thoughts:

I knew Len would hate Pamela and Damian's quickstep to "9 to 5" when I saw Pamela sitting around for so long at the beginning of the dance.

Glad Niecy got an uptempo number this week.

Is it my TV set or does Evan look very orange?

Kate should go but I can see Niecy, Chad, Pamela or Erin going tomorrow night.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 04:02 AM

miliosr and others, what did you think of Gia Kourlas's article in today's NY Times?

Cheek to Cheek (And Tongue-in-Cheek)

As such things go, there's quite a tribute to Pamela Anderson. It's interesting to see these things from the perspective of a knowledgeable dance person, which is why I love to read this thread.

Buxom, blond and full of saucy insouciance, Ms. Anderson has said that she had never had a dance lesson in her life. Even so, she is a natural performer, with rhythm, an understanding of when to be subtle or fierce and a sense of how movements connect to create a story. And that’s all accomplished with a tongue-in-cheek self-awareness.

She’s flexible, has great legs and even in high heels could probably run the length of a football field. For a ballroom dancer, that’s key; just as a point shoe creates an extension of the foot, Ms. Anderson’s stilettos achieve the same sensation on the dance floor.

In her mesmerizing rumba last week she floated along so smoothly, lingering in each pose a millisecond too long — this was genius — that her partner, Damian Whitewood, eyes flashing like a desperate Broadway dancer, was the one trying too hard to please. Ms. Anderson may be sexual, but that doesn’t mean that she is cheap. She doesn’t flaunt her sexuality; it’s simply a part of her. Bob Fosse would have loved that.

On the other hand, regarding Kourlas on Buzz Aldrdin and Kate Gosselin: "OUCH!"

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 04:31 AM

I was very pleased to read the appreciation of Pamela Anderson that appeared in the Times today. I think she has been the surprise of the competition and the praise from Gia Kourlas is deserved.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 05:15 AM

The article makes me happy as well. I love how Pam approaches her dancing. She has fun, takes it just seriously enough and doesn't bring any annoying drama. She's a true delight to watch and she actually made me vote for a contestant for the first time in all the seasons of the show. :wub: And yes, I am embarrassed to admit it. I am a grown woman after all, but if it keeps her on the show longer I'll keep doing it.
Niecy disappointed me last night. Jive is not about shaking your ta-ta's but fast and sharp footwork which she lacked.
Kate and her blase and victimized attitude need to go this week, otherwise I fear she'll push Tony over the breaking point and he'll stab her with the heel of her dance shoes.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 09:29 AM

Is it my TV set or does Evan look very orange?


It's probably not your TV set. He's looked orange at skating competitions.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 09:54 AM

Kate [Gosselin] and her blase and victimized attitude need to go this week, otherwise I fear she'll push Tony over the breaking point and he'll stab her with the heel of her dance shoes.

I admit to not having to heard of Ms. Gosselin before this article, but there IS a photo of her in the print edition of the paper. It does not appear in the online version.

There is much costuming and lots of long, scraggly, blond hair, all of which tends to obscure the actual body positions. The partner bends slightly to his left, supporting her prone body (dead weight, I think) on his knees and with his hands. She clutches his right arm and shoulder. She looks over her right shoulder at the floor just below her head. Her face shows just a hint of panic and annoyance. Her body is a textbook image of stiff resistance: what not to do when dancing with a partner.

Perky, I think this lady is NOT having a good time on this show -- at least during the dancing bits.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 11:54 AM

Gosselin's not putting too much into rehearsal time, apparently.

Lysacek is notorious for his orangeosity. Last night it was unusually vivid. He did well and is improving.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 01:29 PM

Gosselin's not putting too much into rehearsal time, apparently.

[font="Times New Roman"][size=3][font="Verdana"][size=2]Lysacek is notorious for his orangeosity. Last night it was unusually vivid. He did well and is improving.[/size][/font][/size][/font]



I do wish he would not wear that comb-over/down bowl cut hairstyle though. He really is a good looking fellow is spite of the Oompa Loompa skin color, but that hair!


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