Dancing with the Stars, Season 28 (Fall 2019) -- spoilers allowed

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  1. TriBruin

    TriBruin Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I always thought Bristol was a decent dancer, not great, but she was nowhere near the worst of her season. She probably only stayed a 2-3 weeks past where she should have left.

    Sean is just bad. He spends half his dances standing as Lindsay (or Jenna last night) dances around him. His dance-off dance was horrible.
     
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  2. Mikeguy

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    This hasn't happened in the past--e.g. see the Rick Perry season. Somehow/for some reason, Sean has just managed to bring in the votes.
    Yeah, I just don't agree--IMHO, I would put James Van Der Beek, just to mention one of a few from this season, up against each of those from earlier.
    No comparison--Sean is trying but he just dances by the stiff numbers, he has very little dancer flow. Bristol actually flowed.
     
  3. alpacaboy

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    I think the best comparison is to Bobby Bones from last season - not a good dancer, but had a strong enough voting block to actually win.

    I wonder if this "save one of the bottom 2" would have taken him out? Since he actually won, maybe his voting block would have kept him out of the bottom 2 as well.

    I wonder if this "save one of the bottom 2" isn't so much to take out Sean, but to prevent something like the Cheetah Girl, that left way too early in another season.
     
  4. Mikeguy

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    It's getting so that I'm close to starting up a "Sean Spicer for a Win All-the-Way" campaign. I mean, if we're going to have a (fraud), let's do it right. ;)
     
  5. MikeekiM

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    Yup... The judges scores are meaningless... It is absolutely a popularity contest...
     
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  6. DancnDude

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    I liked Len saying that the mermaid had better steps than Sean did :D

    The judges keep dissing him but then saying that they know he's trying hard and that's gotten fairly uncomfortable. It's plainly obvious they want to ditch him so badly. I hope he goes already.
     
  7. MikeekiM

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    Honestly... I think Sean has to put on a happy face and say that he wants to stay, and that he is having so much fun...

    But I bet, truth be told, he is looking for a graceful way out of this... To get publicly berated and beat up every single week has got to be wearing on him... And to get the "you always give it your all", which is just another way of saying "you suck, but we have to say something positive" has got to be tiring too...
     
  8. Mikeguy

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    Do the non-pros get paid more if they last longer in the competition? How about the pros?
     
  9. Mikeguy

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    Just saw: apparently, the president of the U.S. has sent out tweets to his followers, telling them to vote for Sean.
     
  10. sharkster

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    I don't know if that is true or not, but HE has put out a pretty huge campaign at various sites and venues to get people to vote for him, even telling people to get out there and vote before the episode even begins.

    I don't watch this show because of the popularity thing but this season has really shown how somebody can campaign for votes just to be a winner even though he's one of the worst. It's a shame that that is what it is. I'm one of those people who appreciates fairness and if it is a dancing contest then people should be judged on their dancing (duh!). It shouldn't be a popularity contest. That is why I quit the singing and dancing competitions.
     
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  11. gossamer88

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    Da boogie...
    I've always found the bad dancers kinda entertaining. Even though some were cringeworthy like Steve Wozniak. And I mostly feel bad for the pro who's stuck with hem.
     
  12. Zephyr

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    Wow, wow, wow... Sean is not the producer here! He was invited to be on this show by ABC. Many have blamed him for causing other good (maybe better) contestants (emphasis contestants) to go home before him. He's just trying to do his best and go out there every week and compete in spite of a ton of bad mouthing beginning with the announcer who should be ashamed of himself for setting up this ugly environment before the first show aired.

    Folks, he's playing the game, playing by the same rules as the rest... and so far is doing nicely! And I'm sure ABC is raking in primo ad fees so all can vent. Oh yea, who knows how they factor in the audience count vs. judges? Yes, 50/50, but someone here is really hung up on the idea that one 50% isn't worth the other 50% new math I guess. I could change the factors to make him lose... why haven't they???

    Come on! This isn't a tryout for the New York City Ballet! Sit back, enjoy the spectacle and stop venting!
     
  13. SNJpage1

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    The problem is the fact That Trump tweeted for his followers to vote for Spicer. So even those that never watch the show do so just to vote for him. This means he can be a slacker and not really try and know he will be voted to stay on. Personally I think he wanted to leave after the first week. Now he has to stay and put in the practice time when he could be doing other things.
     
  14. Mikeguy

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    Of course it's not Sean's "fault"--he's just playing the game. It's the rules that allow it to happen. And while it's "just a game," it also just feels somewhat (painful/unfair) to see better performers lose out to how the rules are working, that they really can't do anything about (apart from finding an alternate president to shill for them, lol).
     
  15. TriBruin

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    This exactly. Dancers who are much better than Sean are going home. (and not just a little better). At some point, being a popularity contest is detrimental to the show.

    Now, to defend Sean, I don't think that is the case. I think he is having fun and excited to try something new. I also think he is trying hard. But the simple fact is he has no rhythm and can't dance. Lindsay is doing her best to mark it with her choreography, but there is only so much she can do. If Sean really was no longer having fun, he could easily fake an injury or have a sudden "family emergency". He is also being very stand up to listen to the judges ever week complain that he is still her to his face.
     
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  16. alpacaboy

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    It's about frickin time.
     
  17. MikeekiM

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    These are the final weeks where everyone who goes home deserves to stay...

    Was hard to see James go this week... Great gesture on Ally's part to offer to defer to him, but I don't see a scenario where James (or anyone) takes a charity like that in a competition. You could tell that her offer was coming from a good (great) place though.

    Hannah's contemporary routine was quite good. I could see why she was so emotional that day that Carrie Ann visited.
     
  18. gossamer88

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    Da boogie...
    I didn't watch but I saw a preview where Carrie Ann scolded Hannah. True?
     
  19. Mikeguy

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    I was pretty amazed to see James have to leave--I thought that he easily could have been this season's champion, and didn't agree with the judges' low marks for him, relative to the other contestants, last evening.
     
  20. MikeekiM

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    No... Though it did look like that during the previews...

    Carrie Ann was coaching her, and she was (admittedly) overly emotional that day and reacted emotionally distraught to Carrie Ann's attempt at advising her...

    During the judging, Hannah apologized to Carrie Ann for coming across the way she did and explained that it was a very emotionally draining day for her, and that Carrie Ann just arrived at a bad time (perfect storm)...
     
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