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5ftLatina
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As much as the point of this show is watching non-dancers try something new, I do love when we get to see the professionals showing off.

Wait, so was Irina being a jerk, or are they trying to make her look like one? I thought she was doing good with all the, uh, pretzel-ish moves, but I think her partner nearly got a knee to the nose at one point.

Damn, Emmanuel's got some moves!

I wish we got a little more backstage stuff about the pros. It seems like they've got an international team, but nobody has a problem communicating. Maybe I'm overestimating based on Sara's partner.

I'm not usually a fan of a high-waist brief, but Greeicy's costume was perfect on her.

I admit I didn't like Veronica's dance, but it was more the choreography. Criticizing her for "not dancing" seems harsh. I'm sad that she's going home, but it's not like I would have felt a whole lot better if Rosie had gone home. And who picked that outfit? It's like she was basically wandering around in her underwear all night so people could yell at her and then send her home. Levels.

Sara looked like she was having fun. The judges on the other hand...I'm starting to not like Lola.

Hm, but she liked Paul. And I don't disagree with what she said.

I'll have to watch the rest in the morning.

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Posted : August 5, 2018 9:40 pm
Linda F. liked
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I also want to know more about the pros.  We don't even know who the choreographer is this year.

I felt so bad for Verónica.  There was no need to humiliate her like that!

I thought Sara's first number was terrific.  I was stunned when they put her in the lower three who had to dance again!

Paul Stanley couldn't have surprised me more.  I loved him last week, but mainly for his attitude, not his dancing.  This week he proved that he's got plenty of talent, as well as charisma.  He's my current fave.

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Posted : August 6, 2018 3:07 pm
Linda F.
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Forgot to mention that I don't know anything about Irina as an actress, but she appears to be a prodigy of sorts.  She speaks quite a few languages and learned Spanish in just a couple of years.  I can't detect her Russian accent, but, even if she has one, it didn't impede her from getting cast in telenovelas.

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Posted : August 6, 2018 3:11 pm
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I thought Santiago's tango was good. And he gets major points from me for his partner trusting him enough to jump backwards off that bench into his arms. I really need Javier to quit saying "friendzone."

There were times Mike didn't look like he was sure of what he was doing, or seemed a little stiff. I don't think he did badly, I just wasn't super impressed?

I agree, I'm surprised Sara had to dance again. Cute costume, though. What the hell? How is she up for elimination? I'm OK with Emanuel being safe.

Well, I've voted. I guess that's all I can do at this point.

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Posted : August 6, 2018 8:02 pm
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The tango was great, and Santiago and his partner are cute together!

This sounds terrible, but I hope Mike is the one voted off, because I want his relationship with Greeicy to thrive.  He seems so supportive and proud of her, but can that really continue during weeks of heated competition?  Also, he seems less obsessed with winning than the others, maybe because of his feelings for Greeicy.

I could tell that Rosie had improved this week, but her dress was so long and had so much material, that I couldn't really get a feel for how she was moving.  I hope her outfit is more revealing next week.

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Posted : August 7, 2018 1:02 am
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Right there with you, Linda and Kat. Why the heck is Sara up for elimination. My husband was highly annoyed and I suspect I'll never get him to watch a dancing show again.

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Posted : August 7, 2018 5:16 pm
5ftLatina
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I feel like there's some sexism/internalized sexism going on. They tend to go easy on the guys in general, but this feels like being extra-harsh on the women. I'm not liking the vibe.

I also rather hate the use of the smoke machine so you can't see people's feet moving. How are they going to say it looked like Rosie was just swaying back and forth when they couldn't see her feet?

Why does it feel like someone told Javier he needed to make things more interesting by kicking the artificial drama up a notch? (Cranky Kat is cranky.)

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Posted : August 7, 2018 6:22 pm
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Wow, that's something I hadn't even realized until you pointed it out.  Lola's criticism of Verónica struck me as mean-spirited, but it may also have been sexist.  And the evaluation of Sara's first dance was anything but objective.  We'll have to keep an eye on this tendency and see if it continues.

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Posted : August 7, 2018 10:36 pm
5ftLatina
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Umm, ok...I had DVR issues and missed the first few minutes, but I was in time to hear Lola's comments to Emmanuel about "If I were you I'd just apologize and leave." So, ok, maybe she's just mean and it's not sexism, but wow. Telling him he was being robotic, ok, that's something he can work on. The other? It's not constructive, it's just insulting.

*snort* Did they put Joaquin in the middle to be a buffer?

I thought Greeicy's had music and choreography that went particularly well together. I don't get what it is the judges are seeing that they think something is missing.

LOL at asking Lola if the tension everybody seems to be having is about stress. 

I think on most competitive shows, if you don't compete, you're out. FTS Lola's saying. Irina, yeah, I was expecting to see you dance tonight, but YOU DON'T OWE ME A THING. Damn, Lola. Why does she think the audience--singly or collectively--would want Irina to just go ahead and dance with an injury and make it worse? 

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Posted : August 12, 2018 7:53 pm
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I couldn't hear any of Paul's performance because we had a dust storm warning. Do these people not know that if I'm watching TV I'm at my house and not likely to leave?

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Posted : August 12, 2018 8:07 pm
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I loved Rosie's skirt! She did look nervous at times, but from the face Lola was making, I thought she was going to say something a lot worse.

Go Mike! I agree, I'd rather they keep the drama down. I have dancing and sparkles and seriously, I do not need to see someone's mid-week breakdown, and I don't need to see it replayed right before someone dances. Javier can shut it about "it's not TVs job to raise our kids." No, it's not, but that's such a crap excuse. And Lola and Joaquin complaining sounds like guilty consciences. Yes, it's coherent for him to say he's frustrated, but he also knows there are people depending on him who he doesn't want to let down. Lola can bite me.

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Posted : August 12, 2018 8:30 pm
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I agree with the positive feedback for Sara, but I wonder if for the rest of the night, I'm going to hear an unspoken "FU Mike" in everything they say.

I'm glad Sara's staying.

FFS, Emmanuel's helping Irina down the stairs while she's holding her side.How the hell did they think she was going to dance?

Oh, the contestants get to save someone. That should be interesting.

I think Rosie should always wear fringe. She looks like she'd be doing better if she could just dance and not have to do the specific choreography.

So it's between Irina and Rosie. Yikes.

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Posted : August 12, 2018 8:59 pm
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We all know that reality show producers try to create artificial drama and conflict.  Whatever Javier (along with those two judges) was doing to Mike tonight struck me as cynical and manipulative.  And then for Joaquín and Lola to say they didn't want Mike to dance, after they'd raked Irina over the coals for not doing her number!  What a couple of thin-skinned prima donnas.  The worst moment of the night for me was when, after Mike did that outstanding tango, all Lola said was "Gracias, Amy."  So much for objectivity!

I hate when they try to provoke these emotional breakdowns, right before a contestant has to go out and dance.  Good for Mike for holding it together and delivering a superb performance!  Remember last year when they did something similar to Chicky BomBom?

Sara danced well, but I practically puked at the way she sucked up to the judges.  She even skipped over to Lola to give her a hug (and kiss?), right after we'd just witnessed Lola mercilessly abusing Mike.  I'd hardly call that compañerismo.

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Posted : August 13, 2018 12:09 am
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I forgot to mention that I thought that, in Emmanuel's first dance, the fault lay with the choreographer, not with Emmanuel.  He was told to execute those moves stiffly, which he explained to the judges.  I think that, in general, the choreography this year is not up to the standards of previous seasons.

The one who continues to surprise me is Santiago--he seems to make big progress from week to week.

Kat, I totally agree with you about Irina.  Lola shouldn't speak for the audience; I think most of us don't want to see these stars risk permanent injury just for a TV show.

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Posted : August 13, 2018 12:15 am
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I'm already not looking forward to them revisiting The Mike Issue next week when he's not even there to defend himself. Obviously Joaquin and Lola can dish it out, but they can't take it. So I wonder, were they hired because they're just that mean-spirited or were they told to be by the producers? Who decided that's what an audience wants to see?

What IS going on with the choreography this year? A lot of times it doesn't feel like it "fits" very well.

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Posted : August 13, 2018 7:23 am
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