Encores anyone?

Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008 by Travis Cody in

Cue that theme music and let's have some encores!

Shall we begin with the nimble 300lb defensive tackle? I would love to, except I couldn't find a clip of the Viennese Waltz from Warren and Kym. Dangit.

Well, how about the delightfully dainty Jive from Susan and Tony? This is the long clip, so you'll find the dance at about 2:20.

We enjoyed the Viennese Waltz from Lance and Lacey. We thought it was traditional, but still in a style that a young couple might dance. Yes, there were some technical issues. Lance isn't as good a dancer or entertainer as we expected. But this is still one of our favorite pairs.

The dance of the night once again goes to Brooke and Derek with an elegant Viennese Waltz. They told a wonderful story.

Well, Misty May Treanor was forced to withdraw with a ruptured Achilles tendon. So we only had nine couples left in the competition, and they stacked up thus:

28 Brooke and Derek
25 Warren and Kym
24 Maurice and Cheryl
22 Toni and Alec
22 Lance and Lacey
21 Susan and Tony
21 Cody and Julianne
20 Rocco and Karina
16 Cloris and Corky

Misty had surgery today on her ankle. Maks and Edyta are in the ballroom to dance the Jive routine they didn't get to dance last night. Can I get a Woooooooooo for the return of Edyta's LEGS LEGS LEGS LEGS?????

Let's find out who is the first to be safe, shall we? It's Brooke and Derek, which should surprise no one who watched that beautiful Waltz. Joining them is Cloris and Corky, which could signal that no couple will be eliminated tonight after Misty and Maks had to withdraw.

That's not a slight against Ms Leachman. It just makes sense that no one would go home this week so the show can stay on schedule.

Kool and the Gang is in the ballroom! They perform a melody of great hits, accopmanied by some great professional dancers who were not introduced. That rocked! Outstanding!

More results...Maurice and Cheryl return next week.

The Radio City Rockettes are in the ballroom as part of the Macy's Stars of Dance. Did someone say LEGS? Amazing how you can collect a group of beautiful young women with outstanding LEGS and have them perform the same basic steps over and over again for generations, and it still brings the house down. Five shows a day, seven days a week, for 75 years. Not these same girls of course, but you know what I mean.


Hmmmm...that brings up an interesting point. We wonderss, yess preciouss, we doess. Heheheheheeee. You all know that I write the recaps and results from my perspective, with a bit of input from my Lady Pam. It's my blog, after all. But here's the question...should we have a review from Pam, from a Lady's perspective? My reviews are certainly slanted toward a gentleman's view.

What say you?

Now Derek and Julianne join Jennifer Hudson, performing Spotlight. Some of you may remember Jennifer as a contestant on American Idol in season 3. More recently, she won a Golden Globe and an Oscar for her role as Effie in Dream Girls. She is an amazing vocal talent and a fine actress. Julianne and Derek were pretty fantastic too.

Travis Payne, Brian Friedman, and Dave Scott have some positive words about the DWTS choreography. They had universal praise for the ballroom pros and how they handle teaching beginners, as well as their own performances.

Back to results now. Safe are Warren and Kym, as well as Toni and Alec.

Yup...no one is eliminated this week. This week's scores will be added to next week's scores to determine who goes home. And tonight we find out who had the lowest number of votes.

Susan and Tony did not have the lowest vote total, and neither did Cody and Julianne. Lance and Lacey didn't have the least either.

That means Rocco and Karina would have gone home with the lowest vote total. I don't think that's really too surprising. I can report that Pam did not squee this week.

So we'll carry the leader board and the vote totals to next week and see what happens.

I'll be scarce the next few days. I need to study after taking the last two evenings off. I've got posts backing up in my reader too. I'll be around to visit when I can.

Later gang!


  1. Anndi says:

    Pam? YUP YUP YUP!

    I saw Edyta and thought... Travis will THUMP... and then the Rockettes and their legs... and figured you'd be grinning LOL

    Good luck studying!

  1. DrillerAA says:

    You betcha...WooooooHoooooo
    for Edyta!!! How about Juliann's table dance for judges?

  1. Bond says:

    My TiVO did not set itself for the show last night...I am not sure why, so I missed the first half of the show...You called it yesterday with them not eliminating anyone.

    Cloris has a fan base it appears!

    Bring on Pam...LOL

  1. Dianne says:

    Travis did I hear you say LEGS!? Just checking ;)

    I'd love to hear Pam's review. This is the first place I come for DWTS recaps. I love how you put this together!

    I was right about Rocco - I'm almost never right. He really is that uninspired. It was kind of creepy to know you would have gone and then not go. I felt for them.

    I'm sticking with my man Warren and giving him all my votes except for my 'I should be that wonderful at MY age' vote that goes to Cloris for as long as she's there.

    See ya on the dance floor!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Study first! How are classes going?

  1. Jamie says:

    Can you get through the whole six minutes?

    Big Blue Wrecking Crew

    Too bad embedding is disabled or I would put it up on my site.

  1. Ivanhoe says:

    This year just sucks: my fave quarterback is out for season and my fave dancer is out now, too :o(
    Now I have to figure out who I like best next....

  1. I love to watch Cloris, but I don't see her winning it all. Lance and Lacey are also fun to watch. I've loved Lacey since SYTYC Dance. She and her brother are both amazing dancers. This season has been fun to watch.

  1. Have fun Travis. Big hug. :)

  1. Len is such a poop. I figured no one would go home. The vocalist SHOULD go home :P

  1. TopChamp says:

    I would love to hear from Pam too! I got my fella to post once..... he didn't like doing it much though.

    That Brooke looks amazing. And it seems you're a legs man... funny that you never mentioned this before (??).

    TV here is dire tonight. I may have to go and practise for the weekend recital instead.

  1. Akelamalu says:

    Love your reviews Trav but go on, let Pam have a say too. :)

  1. Meribah says:

    Oooo! Gollum! You did Gollum! Yesssss, you did! :P

  1. yeah...lets have Pam's point of view as well...smile.

    good call on them skipping...

  1. Travis says:

    Ann: I did THUMP! It was a night of great LEGS.

    Drilleraa: That was great!

    V: She does, doesn't she?

    Dianne: I may have whispered it once or twice. Hehehehehee! I love that you throw a vote to Ms Leachman.

    Lois: Yes Ma'am! Studies are going very well. In fact that's what I'll be doing as soon as I finish answering comments.

    Jamie: I didn't make it. But I might try again. LOL!

    Ivanhoe: Awwwwww. But your guys are still winning and there are still some good dancers to choose.

    CWM: As there are fewer votes each week, we'll hit a point where vote splitting stops. Rocco won't survive that next week, and sadly Ms Leachman won't either.

    Sandee: Oh I'm definitely having fun!

    Starr: He's Mr Fuddy Duddy Cranky Pants alright.

    TC: Well, I do tend to go on about LEGS during DWTS because there are some really good pairs of LEGS out there on the floor.

    Akelamalu: We just might have to do it.

    Meri: Yess preciouss, we did!

    Katherine: It seemed logical.

  1. Linda says:

    I would love to have just one of those good pair of legs out there on the dance floor but instead I have my own uncoordinated stumps - ugh!

    I kind of figured that no one would be eliminated this week what with Misty Mae being out. It really did make sense.

  1. I love your recaps! Keep 'em coming. I have a tie in my mind between Brook & Warren. They are both great! But come on. Cloris really must go. It's not fair to keep her and let others go. Of course she's the worst! It's not about age. It's about talent! Just my opinion, of course!

  1. Ivanhoe says:

    I'd say let Pam have a paragraph or so of her favorites ;o)

  1. Anndi says:

    I have to find some SYTYCD Canada clips for you... there was some outstanding dancing and some LEGS LEGS LEGS!

  1. Julie says:

    Maks AND Edyta?


    Sure Pam...do it, do it!!!!