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thelibrarygirl said on June 19th, 2008 at 10:46 am

Couldn’t agree more with what you wrote. Thank you for frankly speaking your thoughts on de Silva, who I find tacky and cruel.

I am growing frustrated with the judges s-p-e-l-l-i-n-g out their favourites. It seems to be more obvious this season than in the past. There were 2 or 3 dancers pointed out as potential Top 4!!!! And were they all males? I guess they assume most people watching this show may not know their hands from their feet, but enough already!

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The judging felt very weird to me last night. Dancers were either bitch-slapped or fawned over. I mostly agreed with the judges on which routines were good and which weren’t, but not in quite the manc/depressive way they did.

TOTALLY agree with you on the Mandy Moore choreography hamstringing Chelsea and Thayne. Mandy ALMOST made it up with the choreography she gave to Courtney and Gev, but not quite. I kept thinking, “They’re just STANDING there. DANCE!”

And, yeah, I loved Katee and Joshua, but didn’t understand the level of praise they got.

Though I must say, the judging line of the night for me was, “Momma, I have to pee-pee.” :) (I felt so bad for poor Chris.)

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I refuse to watch any show that prides itself on being another Survivor style elimination game.

The Biggest Loser is a miserable show just because of this. Its as if the producers are saying “We want to help obese people become healthy again, but since we can’t be creative or original enough to actually be anything but a Survivor clone, we’re going to kick people out of the one place where they have the best chance to achieve a healthier lifestyle.”

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Cookie McCool said on June 19th, 2008 at 12:18 pm

I just want to say, and obviously I’m a little biased, that “Kourtni” is an unforgivably retardedly twee way to spell one’s name. When you let your parents spell your name like they don’t quite know what all the letters are for, the bottom three is going to be as good as it gets for you, ever.

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“Dark horse” for bottom 3? On the “Suck” scale, Comfort and Chris were a gigantic black hole. Part of the point of SYTYCD is versatility – and everyone kept saying Chris was “pretty fly for a white guy,” which…A: No he wasn’t, and B: “Pretty fly for a white guy” doesn’t cut it. Crossing styles/genres is what it’s all about, and you have to be good at it, not “not bad.”

And it wasn’t just Mandy Moore that got a tongue-bath from the judges. Mia Michaels prefaced EVERY SINGLE CRITIQUE with, “Let me start by saying that I loved the choreography, (Insert Name of Choreographer), you’re great!” Very tiresome.

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Doola: Comfort and Chris were terrible, but Comfort is very popular and I think she’ll scrape up enough votes this week to avoid bottom three. That’s all I’m saying.

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Doola:

I think MGK has a point though, that it’s hard to pin that routine on either of them. As someone who just started watching this week (an aside – fuck you very much for the timesink Mr. Bird) I have absolutely no idea if either Comfort or Chris can dance at all, being that if you made that routine any more static you’d be doing a cross between hand voguing and Mr. Roboto (and not even good white boy Mr. Roboto (0:44)).

I’d hate to see either them, or Chelsea and Thayne take a walk based on elements completely out of their control (the choreography, and for the latter – costumes so horrific that you could have substituted a time-displased Baryshnikov in his prime and it still would have been impossible to see beyond that collar.

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You can bet if Will ends up in the bottom three again being Debbie Allen’s protege will protect him yet again. Maybe I’m harder on him because of that fact but it’s better than pretending he’s a good dancer because you respect his mentor.

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I’d say this is a bit different, Zenrage, because unlike a Survivor/Big Brother type of show where the judging is done on personality, shows like ‘American Idol’, ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, ‘The Amazing Race’, or ‘The NBA Playoffs’ actually judge people based on specific skills. Survivor is all about group dynamics and interpersonal politics, while this is a dance competition. Yes, people are going to get kicked off, but name me a dance contest in existence that doesn’t have winners and losers. :)

I could see quibbling over the role the judges play in comparison to the audience (I’m not a crazy fan of “audience participation” in these things because I think a lot of people are voting on other factors than the performance), but I don’t feel it’s morally reprehensible, like Survivor is. (You and I are in total agreement, there, BTW.)

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Huh. Is that what Cat Deeley’s up to these days? She’s come a long, geographical way from hosting SM:TV Live on UK kids morning TV. But was great there.

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Joanna S. said on June 21st, 2008 at 3:07 pm

I agree that Cat Deeley is awesome; however, she needs to throttle her wardrobe person. And, if she should happen to pick her own wardrobe, then FOR SHAME!! If the colors aren’t hideous for her skin tone (the one this week looked like infected urine and gave her a slightly orange cast), then it has some useless bauble/bow/streamer/smattering o’glitter/feather contraption that is completely useless and does nothing to accentuate how totally hawt her curves are! She’s a tall, utterly stunning woman – fortheloveofallthatisgoodandholy don’t try to dress her like an anemic bird!!

Whew. I’ve been needing to get that out for awhile. Also, while I’m on my soapbox, I will state for the record that, yes, I also think that Will is a genius. Not because Debbie Allen is his mentor, but because that boy can MOVE! His lines and timing are impeccable, and he makes everything he does look fluid and effortless. It makes me wonder if he can move as well elsewhere…mmmmmm.

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