Dancing With the Stars Season 13 Week 8


  • Rob & Cheryl danced the Quickstep to Take On Me (A-ha)  27
  • Hope & Maks danced the Quickstep to Valerie (Mark Ronson)  27
  • Ricki & Derek danced the Waltz to You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin)  28
  • Nancy & Tristan danced the Tango to The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane (The Ames Brothers)  24
  • J.R. & Karina danced the Waltz to What the World Needs Now Is Love (Jackie DeShannon) 30
  • Rob & Cheryl danced the Jive to Maneater (Hall & Oates)  24
  • Hope & Maks danced the Jive to The Best Damn Thing (Avril Lavigne)  25
  • Ricki & Derek danced the Jive to Land of a Thousand Dances (Wilson Pickett)  24
  • Nancy & Tristan danced the Jive to Upside Down (Paloma Faith) 20
  • J.R. & Karina danced the Jive to Tutti Frutti (Little Richard)  30

Favorite Couples:  J.R. & Karina, Ricki & Derek.  I also liked Hope & Maks and was happy to see them receive some 9’s.

Who’s Going Home?:  Nancy?  Maybe.  I think she or Rob should be the celebrity to go but this seems to be the season of upsets.  Len may have rallied voters to her side when he told her it was time to go home.  I don’t like Nancy and I think she should be the next to go BUT his comment was uncalled for, particularly in reference to an “Instant” dance.

Rant:  Since they obviously don’t understand the distinction between offering constructive criticism and plain criticism, someone needs to sit down with the judges.  Even constructive criticism has to be difficult to listen to in front of an audience but at least there’s something to be drawn from it.  Is it too much to ask that the judges present their opinions in something of an encouraging manner?  Consistently?  Aside of Master P, the celebrities are trying to do well; granted, some of them do display attitudes in rehearsal but that can be addressed in a constructive manner as well.  How does DWtS expect to recruit celebrities to the show when the judges can be as obnoxious as they like?

*The only part of the judges commentary that I listened to last night was in reference to Nancy/Tristan—it was just a blip where I was doing something else and didn’t hit the mute button.  It was enough to remind me why I love the mute button.




2 Responses so far »

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    BArbara said,

    Why can’t we vote for RJ and Karina? The line was busy for 2 hrs.

    • 2

      lightheartedlibrarian said,

      I’ve had that happen to me too. It just means that lots of other people are calling in at the same time.

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