Dancing With the Stars – Season 14 – Eighth Results Show

First, how exciting is it that the upcoming 15th (fall 2012) edition of DWTS will be all-stars? I can’t wait to see some of my favorites return to try and capture that mirror ball trophy. It should be really fun to see who they bring back and it goes without saying that the dancing should be of the highest quality we will ever see. That is going to be one fun season!

Back to this season. The semi-finals aired last night and things went pretty much as I expected. The only real surprise of the night was Katherine’s mishap and injury at the conclusion of her second routine. From what I hear though, she is fine. She is a bit sore but totally able to continue on. I’m sure we will get all the details (including footage at the doctor’s office) on tonight’s show.

It was a good semi-final and I would say all four celebrities did a really solid job. Thanks to some outstanding choreography and good dancing to back it up, Maria had a stellar night. Donald continued to shine. Katherine, despite the error, was decent in both her routines. William had a good night, though his second dance was much better than his first. I don’t expect anything surprising tonight in terms of results. I think it will go down just as I have suspected for a few weeks now. The finale will be Donald, Katherine, and Maria.

Donald and Katherine have been locks since the first week of the competition. I think they have the fans and the judges solidly behind them. Look for them to make it into that finale easily. Maria has peaked at just the right time although she was never really “out” throughout the season. Derek is a popular pro and I expect her dances last night earned her some casual votes in addition to her usual fans. She makes the finale. William should be very proud of how well he has done on this show. From an unknown in America, he has become a household name and like a man named Gilles Marini, I expect William to go on to appear in some films and television. Heck, he has already booked a recurring role on the scripted VH1 show, “Single Ladies.” In another season, he might be a shoe-in for the finale. But I believe the strength of his competition mixed in with the public vote will see him fall just one week short of the finale. The scores were close, so we basically had a dead heat and audience voting will be the determining factor. I shall stick with my prediction and say no guts, no glory.

Segment 1
The show starts off with the encore. And this week, William & Cheryl get the encore with last night’s perfect scoring samba. This was one of William’s best routines of the competition and it is just as enjoyable tonight. Hips, booty, smiles, and rhythm. That’s about all I can say. And now, time for some results. We get a look back at the routines of Katherine & Mark. Included of course, is new footage. Katherine is fine and will be able to continue in the competition. Her results…
Katherine & Mark ARE IN THE FINALS.
Katherine is screaming and jumping around. I think it is safe to say, she is absolutely healed up from last night. And excited beyond belief. Congrats to them for making the finals.

Segment 2
Time for some filler. The pros are now discussing the good and bad about each of the celebrities. Everyone gets some positive feedback and some constructive criticism. Brooke is talking with Katherine and Maria. Katherine thinks she hurt her back again by jumping around so much. And we get a replay (which we have seen so many times already) of Katherine’s issue last night. Mark is going into detail about what went wrong. Can we move on? She is fine and they made it through to next week. Let’s go. Maria is surprised at how amazing she did last night. She feels as though it was a triumphant victory of a night. And now, Macy’s Design A Dance (will also work as the Macy’s Stars Of Dance performance of the week). Tristan and Chelsea are the winning pros. We see footage from their rehearsals. They are dancing to Beyonce. The audience completely voted on this (pros, costumes, song). And Tristan and Chelsea give the audience what they want. A fun and fast routine with lots of lifts and samba rolls. Good stuff!

Segment 3
Alanis Morissette is out now to perform her new song “Guardian.” Nice song. Out to dance are Blake McGrath and Tyne Stecklein. I’m not quite sure who those two are but they did a nice contemporary routine while Alanis performed. And now, a look back at Maria & Derek from last night with some extra scenes added in. Her results…
Maria & Derek ARE IN JEOPARDY.
Up next, Julianne Hough returns to the ballroom with co-stars from her new movie, “Rock Of Ages” to perform. But that’s after the break.

Segment 4
Tom officially announces the news we all know- next season will be a special “All-Stars” Edition of DWTS. Tom says the cast will include champions, finalists, fan favorites, and controversial contestants. I am a bit surprised they are going to let champions compete. I thought they would leave it for those who haven’t won a trophy. We shall see which stars they get to return. Backstage, Brooke is ready for some more chatting. Donald was pleased with last night and is happy. William says the atmosphere is tense but at the end of the day, he feels he did his best. Now, time for another performance. Diego Boneta, Mary J. Blige, and Julianne Hough are out for a number from their new movie, “Rock Of Ages.” No, Tom Cruise is not in attendance. Neither is Alec Baldwin or Russell Brand. I don’t know who else is in the movie so I can’t mention them. This is a great promotional segment for people to go see the film. Mary is rocking out! Julianne looks terrific. The ballroom is on fire. I haven’t a clue if this movie is going to be super cheesy or not but that was a fun number for sure.

Segment 5
Carrie Underwood is out to perform hew new single “Good Girl.” I love this song but I have now heard it on nearly every talk and entertainment show in the last two weeks. Tristan is back for his second appearance of the night, accompanied by three members of the troupe. Another great rendition of this song by Carrie and fun dancing all around. I do feel as though this results show is about three hours long. Tonight is just dragging waiting for these results. And now, a look back at William & Cheryl and Donald & Peta from last night with some extra scenes added in. Time for the results of both men…
William & Cheryl ARE IN THE FINALS.
Donald & Peta ARE IN JEOPARDY.
Congrats to William & Cheryl for making the finals.

Does ANYONE have some crow I can eat? I was seriously off with that prediction and officially suck at trying to predict this show. From now on (next week and maybe next season if I am invited back to do the blog), NO more predicting. I am bad! I have been way off more than I have been on with this show. And many of you in the comments have been on point. So, props to you guys and crow for me.

Segment 6
Time for the final results.
The couple leaving the competition just one week short of the finals are…
Maria & Derek.
Donald & Peta ARE IN THE FINALS. Congrats to them for making the finals.

Maria and Derek head down to Tom and Brooke. Brooke is pleased with how things worked out for her. She thanks everyone. Derek is proud. He thanks everyone. A video package airs of the history between Maria & Derek. Once again, the show is short on time and the credits are rolling even before Maria & Derek do their final dance. And that’s it for the semi-finals.

Next week… the finals. The three finalists are…
Katherine & Mark, William & Cheryl, and Donald & Peta.

Good luck to all three and a personal round of applause to Maria. She did a really great job throughout the season. At this point, it really does suck to see anyone exit. It has sucked for a few weeks now because I really dig this group of celebrities. Don’t forget- they will ALL be back next Tuesday for the jam packed results (and season finale) show.

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    If William’s gone…I’m gone. I leave with the hot guy (oh…if only that were true.)

  • sf3456

    Katherine and Mark are safe which means Maria and Derek are gone.  Fine with me.  I don’t have to watch this junk anymore.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick kesia monteith

    I think with Kath and Mark safe, I’m thinking it is bye bye for Donald. This makes me so sad. He was the only one I care for. :(

  • Anonymous

    Oh noes! I hope he’s safe. :(

  • http://twitter.com/pfptalent PFP Talent Agency

    Either William or Maria will go home. Donald will be safe. He has too many fans.

  • Anonymous

    If he goes home, I will punch a baby tomorrow.  #soserious

  • Anonymous

    I want William to stay! I hope he’s safe too!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    My guess is Maria; hence the judges over the top scores.  Judges I think they know the voting trend; we shall see if my 2 cents has any value he3.  By the way: I’m so happy Kath made it; it was the first time this season I voted for fear a final without her.

  • Trina

    I think ALL that are remaining have a lot of fans, and theyre all very good. This will be a tough one.

  • http://twitter.com/lufflyness Jenna

    Yay I’m so happy Chelsie and Tristan won the Design a Dance! Loved their dance.

    I could have done without this Rock of Ages performance… :/

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5Y6WQETDKRQINNDVQIIT4BFDOY NFLRocks

    I didn’t think Katherine should be booted for one “bad” performance. 

  • Anonymous

    Carrie looks and sounds fabulous! 

  • http://twitter.com/TylerWV TylerWV

    William doesnt come across as stuck on himself with all the ladies loving him.  He sure nails the latin numbers.  I was pretty sure William would make it with all the fangirling.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bvrrattery Bao Varakhii Rattery

    NO! :(

  • Trina

    UGH he better not go home.
    William was great last night but those white pants probably got him extra votes lol

  • http://twitter.com/pfptalent PFP Talent Agency

    Maria is going home. No way is she getting more votes than Donald

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick kesia monteith

    I know! My guy is going home. There is no way I see Maria going home. :(

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5Y6WQETDKRQINNDVQIIT4BFDOY NFLRocks

    Why must they always make Donald wait until last????? 

  • Anonymous

    Well now that surprised the heck out of me!

  • Anonymous

    YAY! My two guys William and Donald are in the finals! Woo hoo!!

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick kesia monteith

    YES!!!!!!!!! THANK GOD! I’ll actually watch the show next week. Sorry about Maria. I think she has more to offer than Will and Kat, but unfortunately those judges score are not making much of a difference.  

    Plus, has a top scorer ever gone home before?

  • http://twitter.com/TylerWV TylerWV

    Len makes it worth watching this show if  you aren’t interested in the dancing at all.  He cracks me up with the looks he gives ott Bruno.

  • Anonymous

    Operation: Baby Punch is disengaged!  Yay! /

  • sf3456

    As a Bears fan, I will never vote for a Packer, but I hope Donald takes this.  I don’t want William or Katherine to win.  They’ve been propped all season and Katherine is a ringer, but no mentions of that.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5Y6WQETDKRQINNDVQIIT4BFDOY NFLRocks

    My theory:  Donald was never “in danger.”  It’s just that the producers know the Pack fans will watch the whole show.  RATINGS!!!!  And now we can be assured Pack fans will vote like mad in case it isn’t true.

    Theory #2:  Len is purposely withholding the 10 until the finale.  It makes for a good storyline.

    This was what my final three were. 

  • Anonymous

    I will now be rooting for Donald.   Not a William fan!!  Disappointed Maria is leaving.  Oh Well!!  Definitely one of the most improved.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5Y6WQETDKRQINNDVQIIT4BFDOY NFLRocks

     Really…how can you not love the Mini Drivers???

  • Anonymous

    I can’t believe Maria and Derek are out.

    I think that was the worst performance I’ve ever seen by Carrie – she screamed the whole song, and she’s going to ruin her voice.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick kesia monteith

    But Kat is not always the most fluid in upbeat dances. I really don’t think she is a ringer. Just an overpraised dancer IMO. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5Y6WQETDKRQINNDVQIIT4BFDOY NFLRocks

     I thought that 2nd dance Katherine did was just horrible….technically okay…but it’s like Carrie Underwood singing rap.  Just doesn’t work. 

  • Anonymous

    My guess is that Donald has been bringing in major votes for the entire season. First it was mostly Packers fans, but then he picked up a lot of general DWTS fans who enjoyed his dancing. I doubt he was ever in danger over the past two months.

    Here’s hoping Peta can knock it out of the park with her freestyle!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5Y6WQETDKRQINNDVQIIT4BFDOY NFLRocks

    Odds anyone?

     

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5Y6WQETDKRQINNDVQIIT4BFDOY NFLRocks

     It helps that Donald is dead serious about winning.  He’s been underscored, IMO, but I think Len’s utter refusal to give him a 10 drives him to dance harder. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5Y6WQETDKRQINNDVQIIT4BFDOY NFLRocks

    For the final results show, I hope they let the Mini Drivers do a dance.  I hear they have been making up dances of their own.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    The winner will be between Donald & William as these 2 are obvious vote getters.   I’m just happy Kath is in the finals and what would be an icing if she finally gets the perfect scores :)

  • sf3456

    True, but those idiot judges still overscored her.  They’ve propped her all season and since she also hasn’t gotten a perfect score, she will get one next week.  Maybe even a perfect 60.

  • too-cool-for-school

    Did that really just happen?? AAAHHH!

    Yay for Donald!!

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick kesia monteith

    I thought Mark choreographed that 2nd dance poorly. Katherine didn’t do badly, but it highlighted her weakness, which is she is just not the most fluid in upbeat dances.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick kesia monteith

    Maybe too serious. And I was too serious about him making it. LOL ;D

    I just wanted a more interesting dancer make it to the finale, because a Maria/Will/Kat would have been kind of bland for me. I don’t care who wins, I care to be entertained, which is what Donald provides the most of IMO. 

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick kesia monteith

    I have a feeling they all will. They do that nearly every season. Near the end just give out perfect scores, since they won’t matter as to who wins.

  • Trina

    The votes didnt shock me. I’ve been saying for weeks William has a very large, very organized fanbase. Just because he was never really known in the USA, he has a HUGE international base and tons of these rabid fangroups that are voting like crazy. I dont think Maria ever really developed a big following, and Katherine fans were on alert last night due to her injury and being at the bottom of the leaderboard.

  • sf3456

    Oh, yeah.  I’m expecting everyone to get a perfect 60 next week so that they’ll just leave it up to the fans.

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    Rats. I really like Maria and I had hoped she’d be in the finals. Oh well. Sort of glad I read the spoilers. Now I won’t feel bad if I miss the end of the show tonight.

  • Franky

    You guys are right that we will more than likely see many perfect scores next week. I know they have to dance a freestyle + the final unlearned dance that they haven’t conquered. If they go by past seasons, they will dance AGAIN on the actual finale on Tuesday. Usually, they pick the dance they didn’t do so hot in to try and earn a better score.

    If the voting is extremely close and the judges know it, then don’t expect perfect scoring across the board. They will be wise with how they give out points. But if the voting is a runaway like some of you think it is, the scoring wouldn’t really help or hurt that much. In that case, they can just give whatever scores they want.

    But it should be a really competitive finale regardless. I do believe we one of the strongest final 3’s in the history of the show. And I am really looking forward to the Tuesday show when everyone comes back. Even Melissa. Even Martina. :) It is fun to see them all return and get the chance to shine one last time.

    But you got to give it to these 3.

    Katherine- beauty, elegance, humility, great dancing
    William- beauty (yes), masculinity, humility, great dancing
    Donald- charm, personality, stamina and strength, and great dancing

    Really good dancers. I would hope that regardless of who comes in 3rd, 2nd, 1st…they are all really proud of themselves.

  • Anonymous

    I think that Donald has been getting a ton of votes all season.  He hasn’t been in danger. I don’t buy that business of him being in jeopardy.  But it will get the Packers fans voting like crazy.

    I like Peta but feel that she hasn’t gotten Donald to do as much as he can. He is such a natural dancer with great rhythm, a fierce competitor who loves a challenge.  Just think what their freestyle could be like! Wow! He is strong, powerful and athletic and hopefully Peta will take full advantage of it. 

    I do think the winner will be either William or Donald.  But I am happy to see Katherine in the finals.  To tell the truth, I would have been happy if Maria was in there. I liked them all. This was a very deserving group in the semifinals and the three who are left should give us some amazing dances in the finals. 

    As I saw William advance each week, I had this feeling that he must have people. That’s what I said about a week or two ago. You don’t get this far if you don’t have a fan base voting for you. 

    In many of the past seasons, we would have one stinker in the semis or even the finals. This season the voters got it right!

  • http://www.facebook.com/thanhbach0201 Thanh Bach

    I am totally speechless with this result. How can Maria and Derek, of all people, are eliminated?! I mean, look at them, their performance has improved significantly since the stars and it seemed like they are loved dearly by the audience. I have guessed that they would end up the second, not first place, of this season. Instead, I suspected that Katherine or Donald would be eliminated, because Katherine is always great but to me, it seems like she had bad luck with the judges, I don’t understand why she never get e perfect score despite the judges’ mentioning nothing about her mistake (I like her the best though, I really hope that she would get the trophy). Donald did not impressed me much, his performance would up and down a little bit from week to week so there is nothing I can say.

  • Anonymous

    Darn it – I loved both performances by Derek and Maria – total shock.

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz
  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    I was also surprised about Derek and Maria leaving.  I think Katherine might be a sentimental favorite, but I’d like to have a pro that hasn’t won yet be the winner.  That would be Peta and Donald.  Great group of dancers!

  • Anonymous

    So happy that Donald is still in there , along with Peta who I think is a star, now I can watch the finale next week.
    William will get tens from Bruno and Carrie Ann, what else is new.
    I will be voting my land phone, cell phones, Internet for Donald.

    O yeah, I think that Chelsea and Tristan have some chemistry, or am I just imagining it ?.

  • Anonymous

    What a talented final four! Liked them all, but voted for Donald. Major props to Maria for her tango. It was fantastic!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6B3FZIBZLCVUVOTS4KCF6SKHXQ Tom

    Donald has been underscored all season I’m so glad he was safe. Their were no real losers Maria is the best 4th place finisher in the shows history. Whoever complains about this result or says this show is unwatchable anymore is crazy anyone could of gone home this week with this talented bunch of contestants and anyone can win it next week.

  • hcpoirot

    William will be the winner of DWTS season 14 unless Cheryl again choreo a boring free style like she did with Giles Marini.

    For Mark and Katherine, they need to dance tons of lift and tricks in free style and earn their first 30 to had a chance to win.

    I am not sure about Peta cause this is her first final. let see how well she can make a free style routine.

  • RockiDreams

    Maria was ripped off last night.  I was hoping the ladies would take this final.  I am not complaining about William one bit though.  Another week of seeing him is fine by me.  Loved listening to the pros talk about the strengths and weaknesses of each contestant.    

  • Anonymous

    What?  My home girl is gone?  Can’t be!  (William must be that dude with the fine butt.)

  • Anonymous

    Agree with Donald being underscored all season and William was overscored all season.  Prompted me to pick up the phone for the first time.

  • Anonymous

    IMO you could tell Maria would be gone from her scores- those 10’s were them trying to prop her up.
    Donald is not getting as many 10’s because he doesn’t need them.
    This tells me he is way ahead in fan voting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1271452500 Cary Gonzalez

    William is the hottest guy they’ve ever had on this show and he’s a decent dancer. I had no doubts whatsoever that he would be in the finale (ratings!). Just like I’ve had no doubts since the first show that Katherine will win.