Dancing With The Stars – Top 9 Pairs

Could this be the week that Kate Gosselin finally gets eliminated? The judges gave her an A for effort, but if the truth be told, her dancing is still pretty wretched.  Kate had the lowest score of all of the stars, but something tells me she’ll last another week. I’m sure the producers are hoping so–she’s been good for ratings.

High score for the night went to Evan Lysacek once again. He is pretty entertaining to watch, and I think he has a good chance of winning the whole deal.

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The DWTS singers butchered THREE songs from Idol alums tonight–Kelly Clarkson’s “Because of You” was the backdrop for the rumba demonstration.  Aiden and Edyta danced (badly) to Kris Allen’s “Live Like Your Dying” and Kate and Tony tangoed to Adam Lambert’s “For Your Entertainment” as the singer mangled the high notes.

Are the DWTS producers rubbing 19’s nose in the fact that their cheesy dance show has been beating Idol in the ratings the past two weeks?  Idol is still tops in the key demos (really old people watch DWTS), so they aren’t too worried. Yet.

Live blog and videos after the JUMP…

Double Score showdown tonight! Host Tom Bergeron brags about DWTS Ratings victory (sorry Idol). The judges will score for performance and technique. The dancers will either dance the tango or the rumba

Two pros demonstrate how to execute Viennese Crosses, Outside Swivel and Contra Check. The pairs have to execute each of these techniques in the Tango. – VIDEO

Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy – The Tango – Len says Erin has “sloppy feet”. The doctor had to come by and look at Erin’s sore back. Erin starts off the dance by grinding up against Len. I’m sure he’s enjoying that. Erin looks a little stiff and uncomfortable, there. Len liked the start. Ha ha. Len appreciates that it’s a full-on tango. “You came out and really worked hard. You’ve got to get on your heels, ” Bruno says, “You started very very well, then you went wrong, it’s a shame, I know you can be good.” Carrie Ann says, “Your performance suffered, because you were concentrating on your technique.” (technique, performance) Carrie Ann 6 – 7, Len 6 – 7 Bruno 6 – 7 – 39 – Erin says her heel got caught on her dress. She’s very nervous about her scores. – 1-800-868-3403VIDEO

Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya – The Tango – Tuck the butt, and work on those feet, says Len! Evan is looking really good out there. He’s a natural showman, and his ability to train hard means he improves week by week. Bruno says, “Strong, powerful” Carrie Ann says, “That technique was amazing” Len says, “You nailed the Viennese Crosses” – (technique, performance) Carrie Ann 9 – 9 Len 9 – 8 Bruno 9 – 9 – 521-800-868-3406VIDEO

The judges discuss the rumba, and the dancers’ technique. The three special moves the stars will have to display are: Opening Out, Sliding Doors and Spiral into rope spin. The pros demonstrate, dancing to Kelly Clarkson’s “Because of You” — Uhm Kym Johnson forgot to get dressed! – VIDEO

Niecy Nash and Louis Van Amstel – The Rumba – Louis says the Rumba is “spiritual” and dedicates it to Niecy’s dead brother. Hm. Niecy isn’t making any mistakes, this week, at least. She’s a better actress than she is a dancer. Len says, “I thought opening outs were good, I would have liked to see more hip action, no highlights, a bit boring, ” Bruno says, “You looked like you were in a trance, the hips never happened, it didn’t gel”, Carrie Ann says, “As a tribute, I felt the emotional connection, it didn’t read well in the dance.” Niecy says she really wanted to have a performance that showed there’s a life on the other side of loss. (technique, performance) Carrie Ann – 6 – 6 Len – 6 – 6 Bruno – 6 – 6 – 361-800-868-3405VIDEO

Aiden Turner and Edyta Sliwinska – The Rumba – Aiden is a little shy, and doubts himself every time, says Edyta. OMG!!!! They are rumbaing to Kris Allen’s “Live Like We’re Dying”! Unfortunately, it’s horrible. Ugh. Aiden is dancing like he’s dying. Carrie Ann says, “You looked more comfortable, you did a lot of movement generated from your shoulders.” Len says, “You acted out the dance, but there was no flow to it. It was no good.” Bruno says, “When you started dancing, it was like stop motion animation. All the movement has to come from the center.” (technique, performance) Carrie Ann – 5 – 6 Len 5 – 6 Bruno 5 – 6 – 331-800-868-3409VIDEO

Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough – The Rumba – Nicole and Derek giggle through rehearsal. Here comes the ringer! This is ridiculous. Nicole performs like the trained dancer she is. No contest! Bruno says, “Beautiful to watch, sometimes you were hesitant, a few stumbles, a little more hip action.” Carrie Ann says, “You were nervous tonight, your ankles were quivering all over the place. I liked the traditional lines. You’re out of your game tonight.” Len says, “You got the balance correct, the rumba is tough. Your arms got over-exaggerated a little bit.” (technique, performance) – Carrie Ann – 9 – 8 Len – 8 – 8 Bruno – 8 – 9 – 50. – 1-800-868-3408VIDEO

Jake Pavelka and Chelsie Hightower – The Tango – Jake says he had a hard time trusting his pro, but now he does! Jake looks like a douchebag. I take it he is one (didn’t watch the bachelor). Oops! He fell! Chelsie’s dress is really pretty. Too bad she’s not an All-star on SYTYCD this season. Len says, “You attacked the dance, but because of the aggression, you had an incident, but well done.” Bruno says, “It was very very very messy, you lost your posture, your footwork was questionable.” Carrie Ann says, “Your biggest problem is the way you hold her, you’re not quite connected, emotionally, physically, but I liked your performance.” (technique, performance) Carrie Ann – 6 – 7 Len – 7 – 6 Bruno 6 – 6 – 381-800-868-3404VIDEO

Kate Gosselin and Tony Dovolani – The Tango – Waa Waa Waa Kate whining about her life. Oh, now she’s making excuses. OMG Kate is a horrible horrible horrible dancer. And now, the DWTS singers are murdering Adam Lambert’s “For Your Entertainment”. Never thought I’d hear that song on ABC again. Bruno says, “Step in the right direction, technique is still bad.” Carrie Ann says, “I’m really proud of you. You may not have artistry, but you have determination.” Carrie Ann calls them on a lift. Len says, “Tony, you’ve done a great job to help Kate produce her best dance so far.” OMG they are definitely grading on a curve. Maybe it’s reverse psychology on the voters. (technique, performance) – Carrie Ann – 4 – 6 Len – 5 – 6 Bruno – 5 – 6 – 321-800-868-3410 – VIDEO

Chad Ochocinco and Cheryl Burke – The Rumba – Chad is having a hard time with romance! The big giant ring he gave Cheryl makes up for it, I’m sure. That was actually, pretty good. Carrie Ann says, “You turned on the heat, this is your best dance. Your posture improved.” Len says, “Improvement in the posture, the performance, your best.” Bruno says, “I’m telling you the hunk is smoldering tonight, you were fluid, you sustained the lines. Very few men do that.” Cheryl flashes the big ass ass Chad gave her as a thank you. It’s on her ring finger… (technique, performance) – Carrie Ann – 7 – 8 Len – 6 – 7 Bruno – 8 – 8 – 441-800-868-3401VIDEO

Pamela Anderson and Damian Whitewood – The Rumba – Len tells Pamela that she has to refine her dance. In other words–don’t whore it up for the rumba! Pamela dances really well, but I’m thinking some of the women who watch and vote just Do. Not. Like. Her. That’s why she ended up in the bottom 2 last week. Len says, “It was understated, you’re a little bit over-dressed, but well done.” Bruno says, “Refinement and elegance and still be drop dead sexy, best dance you ever done.” Carrie Ann says, “There was something very profound happening, your arms were strange, but really well done.” (technique, performance) – Carrie Ann – 7 – 8 Len – 8 – 7 Bruno 8 – 9 – 471-800-868-3411VIDEO

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141 Comments

  1. Why aren’t they using Kelly’s Because of You instead of this bland cover???

    Erin did look a little stiff like she was concentrating more than just going with it.

    I liked Evan’s dance.

  2. They always have their band do the songs, Lorismile.

    I think it’s unfair that Evan always seems to dance earlier in the show, maybe Erin too, while Kate usually dances near the end. Trying to keep her in the show?

  3. They always have their band do the songs, Lorismile.

    Ahhh thanks for this. My first year watching.

  4. I’m sure it’s a combination of being cheaper and they can conform to the length they need for the dance.

    Forgot to say I really enjoyed Evan & Anna. I’m not quite caught up.

  5. Edyta has the absolute worst dance wardrobe.

    That said, LLWD ON DWTS! IRONY.

    FFFFF BLUE STEEL REFERENCE! Oh Bruno.

  6. LLWD by the house band/singers – that was so bad – way to ruin the song…

  7. Aw, LLWD DWTS-style. Interesting, lol. Poor Aiden, that didn’t go so well! Sure wouldn’t mind if my body looked even almost like Edyta’s :)

  8. I don’t get why DWTS ratings are so high. The dancing usually is mediocre, the band is terrible and the singing is atrocious. LOL

  9. I like it when the songs are familiar on this show. I could hear WWFM as a Viennese Waltz. My fav this season are Derek and Nichole. Also, they should list the song in the beginning at the bottom of the screen like they do on SYTYCD. Wonder who I can e-mail to?

    Beautiful dance

  10. Crayonas…There is nothing else on Monday nights! Although at 9pm I watch Joy Behar.

    Of course judges hate them Derek/Nicole

  11. I had no idea what LLWD was until I heard it, lol. I don’t think I’ve ever heard the whole song before.

    I don’t like DWTS nearly as much as Idol, Crayonas. I f/f through a lot of the show and half the time don’t watch all of it.

  12. I wonder if they are using the double scores for the first time just to get rid of Kate Gosselin. Who the heck is voting for her? I cannot believe she hasn’t been in the bottom two yet. She is not only a bitch, but she is a terrible dancer. I bet Tony is torn between staying on the show longer and putting up with her.

  13. Seriously? This jackass is trying to sing like Adam?! That was painful.

  14. Seriously – I am laughing my ass off at these guys butchering Adam & Kris’s songs. Dang this is funny.

  15. wtf live like we’re dying and then for your entertainment!
    and someone did first time ever i saw your face …david cook sang that on idol!

  16. What was Adam’s song?

    Nicole looked pissed at her scores. Not a good way to get more votes.

  17. It’s AI night on DWTS – I think they’re trying to rub in the ratings win over Idol. But way to ruin another idol alum’s song…

  18. Kate’s best performance still sucks. I don’t care how proud they are of her. GO HOME, already!

  19. Ya they are shoving down AI’s throats, look we beat you and we are using your songs, this is soooo funny, and it was soooo bad!!!

  20. omg, my first time in a DWTS thread for a change to AI and what do i read first…. the murdering of LLWD and FYE …..LMAO

  21. Please tell me it’s not true. Did they really butcher llwd and fye????? Why would they do fye, a song that even Adam can barely sing live )altho getting better). And llwd for a rhumba ? Really?

  22. wtf live like we’re dying and then for your entertainment!
    and someone did first time ever i saw your face …david cook sang that on idol!

    They also had Because of You by Kelly – who’s next? Does Carrie or Daughtry have a viable song for them to use?

  23. FYE keeps coming back in all forms. I love it! Now I gotta go listen to the real thing to get this bad taste out of my mouth.

    bean 99. Adam’s song was just on “For Your Entertainment”.

    GO HOME KATE!!!

  24. I actually feel bad for these DWTS singers – “Here, please sing like Adam Lambert. Yes, including the falsetto.”

    Singers: >O<;;;;;;

    It’s basically rubbing it in Idol’s face: look, our singers can be mediocre (a la Simon Cowell’s jab on Idol the other week) and we STILL beat you in ratings! XP

  25. They say during rehersals that they use the “real” song. Then have to dance to the DWTS singers on the live show. Must be kinda hard.
    And yes they are rubbing it into AI’s face that they beat them last week.

  26. They also had Because of You by Kelly – who’s next? Does Carrie or Daughtry have a viable song for them to use?

    LOL – I was thinking the exact same thing.

    And, as a side note, Chad & Cheryl were great. But, I’m not objective. I’m totally on Team Ochocinco.

  27. I was wrong on the double scoring. Kate should be getting 3s and 4s. Can they not put a muzzle or her already? (Still won’t improve the dancing.) So, Kate achieved fame being on a reality show which required no talent. She is now on DWTS. She still shows no talent.

  28. did they use a song David Cook has sung before too? I thought I saw that on twitter

  29. so which of the Idols’ songs was murdered the worst? Or were they all trainwrecks?

  30. If you missed FYE, listen for the re-cap at the end of the show and you’ll hear a little bit.

  31. did they use a song David Cook has sung before too? I thought I saw that on twitter

    They used First Time I Ever Saw Your Face…

  32. They just murdered FYE.
    The scream…it’s hilarious.
    OMFG.

    God I need bleach for my eyes watching Kate ‘dance’ to that and the ringing is still in my ears from the horrific singing. That was beyond atrocious.

  33. Really? You all really think they used LLWD and FYE to “rub AI’s nose” in the ratings battle? I find that hard to believe . . .

  34. Yes I really believe they used the AI songs to rub it int AI’s face. JMO

  35. Really? You all really think they used LLWD and FYE to “rub AI’s nose” in the ratings battle? I find that hard to believe . . .

    Why?

  36. I think it’s unfair that Evan always seems to dance earlier in the show, maybe Erin too, while Kate usually dances near the end. Trying to keep her in the show?

    I think they know something we don’t Bean, and that is that she’s getting a shit ton of votes. I’ve seen a couple of online pools for this show, and she gets a lot of votes. It’s shocking to me, because I find her and her husband the worst parents in America. But, she has a fanbase, and I think it’s big.

    so which of the Idols’ songs was murdered the worst? Or were they all trainwrecks?

    That’s like asking me “Who’s uglier – Gene Simmons or Howard Stern?” I can’t possibly answer. When 2 things are both so awful they make you cringe, it is rather difficult to decide which was worse :).

  37. I’ve never watched DWTS really, but I have been tuning in recently only to watch Kate-the-trainwreck. &not only was I fortunte enough to see her bomb, but GOOD GOD, that singer MURDERED FYE!!! When that dude screamed I was like NO HE JUST DID NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God, makes u really appreciate Adam.

    And thus ends my first, and most likely last DWTS post…

  38. Really? You all really think they used LLWD and FYE to “rub AI’s nose” in the ratings battle? I find that hard to believe . . .

    They so did it on purpose. And really, did anyone ever think FYE in any form would be allowed on ABC in any way if not for the ability to stick it to Fox and AI?

  39. Really? You all really think they used LLWD and FYE to “rub AI’s nose” in the ratings battle? I find that hard to believe . . .

    Keeping in mind that Simon Cowell took a swipe at the show, negatively commenting on the band, I don’t think it’s hard to believe at all. Unfortunately, they just managed to prove his point.

  40. Didn’t notice before (I was so shocked at FYE), that Tony had leather and chains on. Homage to Adam LOL!!!

  41. Keeping in mind that Simon Cowell took a swipe at the show, negatively commenting on the band, I don’t think it’s hard to believe at all. Unfortunately, they just managed to prove his point.

    Yes they did.

  42. ABC is still banning Adam? I know Kimmel had been trying to get Adam on his show, and it doesn’t look like it’s happening. Doesn’t look like Adam will be ever making it on GMA either. The summer concert is last year’s winner plus this year’s winner and runnerup.

  43. That sure sounded like Kris and Adam on the recap!

    It wasn’t I’m sure. It sounded just as bad.

  44. Oh dear God…..fan waring aside for tonight….I think we can all join together and yell WTF was that?????

  45. Wonder if these performances show up on youtube? Then we can all get a taste of our favorite Idols’ dances. Especially Kate and Tony.

  46. Keeping in mind that Simon Cowell took a swipe at the show, negatively commenting on the band, I don’t think it’s hard to believe at all. Unfortunately, they just managed to prove his point.

    it’s the same with the UK version of DWTS .. on our Strictly Come Dancing songs are often murdered by the singers .. especially the female ones .. some of the time it’s so bad it really distracts you from the dancers

    Wonder if it’s a pre-requisite of the singers they employ for these kind of shows .. lol

  47. Yup all the fans are together on this one to nite. What is funny is that which one of the songs were worse!!!! The fans want their guys song to be worse LOL

  48. What was tonite theme?? Why AI nite of course lol

    I think you left the word, “Screw” off the first of the description.

  49. Keeping in mind that Simon Cowell took a swipe at the show, negatively commenting on the band, I don’t think it’s hard to believe at all. Unfortunately, they just managed to prove his point.

    You took the words right out of my mouth!!!

    Tonight was surreal, Edita doing a rhumba to LLWD and Kate doing a tango to a S & M song, complete with chains. Wow!!!

  50. Just checked on youtube. Some of the previous DWTS weeks have been shown. I’m a gonna check tomorrow. I can’t believe it until I see it again.

    And hey….your guys song was worse!! LOL

  51. Oh dear God…..fan waring aside for tonight….I think we can all join together and yell WTF was that?????

    Oh, absolutely. I’m not really much of an Adam fan, but seriously, both songs were just so out there awful. I think 19/RCA/Jive should revoke the rights to the use of these songs. Aren’t there a lot of hoops to jump through to be able to use these songs? Why would anyone associated with 19 have allowed the songs to be used?

  52. I think FYE was murdered the worst. Love him or hate him, Adam hits those falsetto notes in the song; it may not be your cup of tea, but it is musically pleasing to some. The DWTS singer’s performance simply wasn’t in tune – he didn’t hit one of those falsetto notes, IMHO.

  53. “Why would anyone associated with 19 have allowed the songs to be used?”

    There’s no such thing as bad publicity?

  54. It seems so petty to choose songs to say “ha ha” – but, it does also seem like a heck of a coincidence. That’s all I thought it was – a funny coincidence – but now . . . I guess not.

  55. Maybe ABC and DWTS were just saying: “can’t we all just get along?” LOL! NOT! LLWD was awful but that FYE “ENtertain you to ya SCREeaEaAAAAMMM” Was just hair raising! I loved it! LOL! Hopefully the 21 mil people who watched will be curious enough to go look up the real songs on itunes. Hehehe!

  56. I honestly think Kate’s dancing (i.e. robotic walking) was worse than the guy singing FYE. But it was all bad and the dance and singing went perfectly together. Yikes!

  57. it’s the same with the UK version of DWTS .. on our Strictly Come Dancing songs are often murdered by the singers .. especially the female ones .. some of the time it’s so bad it really distracts you from the dancers

    I think the American version singers are worse. I’ve actually enjoyed some performances by the SCD singers. Or at least they didn’t murder songs as badly as the DWTS ‘singers’ seem to.

  58. Well, if you think the singers murdered FYE and LLWD, did you happen to hear them singing Train’s “Soul Sister” last week????? That was the most God-awful joke ever. The singer’s voice cracked not once, not twice, but THREE TIMES! I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time – Made the AI songs tonight seem almost decent :)

  59. I refuse to watch this show because I have no interest in washed up famous people trying to dance. Instead, I watch SYTYCD where really talented dancers perform.

  60. They should get rid of the band and singers and get a DJ next year to play recordings of the actual artists. I mean, FYE sounded like a funeral dirge.

  61. Oksana2000:
    04/12/2010 at 10:19 pm
    Just in case any of you want to suffer thru it again..FYE..
    http://video.yahoo.com/watch/7319229

    You couldn’t get me to click on that link for all the bendy pics of Adam in the world!! That whole thing was just wrong on so many levels…..

  62. I refuse to watch this show because I have no interest in washed up famous people trying to dance.

    They’re not all necessarily washed up. They’ve had some cool people on the show in the past. The so-called washed up ones would get eliminated pretty early on. Apolo Ohno was one of the cool ones who not only developed into a really good dancer but also had a very charismatic personality.

  63. In an attempt to take a poke at AI, DWTS just came off foolish and petty

  64. This may give the REAL songs a boost when people want to hear what they really sound like. Gotta go vote. Kate going home? I hope not Aiden, he’s my AMC buddy,

  65. I don’t watch the show. I prefer CBS’ night of comedies much more. But I am sure getting a laugh at DWTS attempt to rile AI!

  66. All I can say is…THAT WAS GOD AWFUL!! Now I know why I never watch that show!!

    Even good singers would have a hard time singing Adam’s songs…his range is just so amazing.

    But thanks for posting the link.

    Oh! And isn’t it ironic that some terrible singer can sing FYE live on ABC but they won’t let Adam sing live on their lame network!

  67. It’s almost like that guy is joking. His falsetto is so bad. Even if one wasn’t familiar with FYE, the falsetto just makes you laugh.

  68. Seriously though, do viewers really know that a house band is singing these songs? Sony/RCA/Jive/19E and whoever else is involved should have demanded a disclaimer after that murder scene. “No real American Idols were murdered while performng their songs; only the song itself.”

  69. As well as the vocals and the dancing being awful on FYE, wtf was up with Tony’s costume? .. it looked home made .. like they’d just got a regular pair of black pants and shirt and stuck a few cheap chains on (like our mum’s used to do for school fancy dress parties when we wanted to go as punk rockers)

  70. i watched the fye dance at Ricky’s site and thought it was Ricky singing along…sorry Ricky. lol

    why can’t they just use the record song?

  71. This is epic – network war!!! The only bad part is the person I despise the most – Kate Gosselin – danced to the song by the person I flove the most – Adam.

  72. @kimberleylocke?: Somebody sang a cover of @AdamLambert ‘s For Your Entertainment on DWTS and it was PAINFUL. Did he think he’d hit those notes? FAIL!

  73. Kate. Good grief! She’s as slow as a turtle. I can hear her thinking “Step, step, pose. Step, step, pose.” She looks like a blow up party doll with clothes on. I swear her feet are strapped on top of his.

    LOL … I hope she goes home tomorrow.

  74. True the singers don’t sound like Kris, Adam or Kelly but the idols don’t sound like the original recordings on AI either. Very few singers are ever going to reproduce an original recording, because voice are different. Sometimes the idols sound better than the original, sometimes not.

    I like the live band. I remember how so much better AI became once they went to a live band.

    Overall I don’t think the singers do that bad of a job; they just sing differently.

  75. I don’t think it matters at all how well they sang their songs because it’s not like they announced who’s song it was. If you know, you’ve heard the original and if not then there’s no harm done.

    I’m afraid that we’re going to be subjected to Kate for another week or longer. My guess is that Aiden will go.

  76. LOL. Simon makes his snarky remark and then DWTS beats Idol which they then mention and then proceed to murder Idol current top songs!! FYE was worse….. can’t believe they were wearing chains and pointing it out it out in the beginning.

  77. I must speak up in Kate Gosselin’s defense. Are you aware that at the outset of their show with the children, he quite readily said that he didn’t want more children after the twins, much less six more, but in his always nonchalant, laid-back attitude said, oh okay. He never did anything on the show for the children without her telling him to…I think he resented them. He is lazy and doesn’t work. She has the responsibility of rearing EIGHT children, feeding, clothing, nurturing, educating…he clearly is too busy chasing skirts. In my book, she has all the reason in the world to offer a bit of explanation of why she is emotional and express her frustration and feelings of inadequacy. She is stepping out of her comfort zone in an effort to earn money to support those children! As a single mom, I have a boatload of empathy for her.

  78. Wow! That was the most mis matched song to dance I’ve ever seen! Seriously, when I think of people dancing to FYE, it sure as heck doesn’t look like that! That is just wrong. And hilarious at the same time LOL

  79. I can’t stand Kate Gosselin, but I think that Jake guy from the Bachelor comes off even worse. He seems like a wretched human being.

  80. I can’t stand Kate Gosselin,

    It’s hard to decided who is the bigger obnoxious famewhore, Kate or her douchebag husband. I want them both off my TV like, NOW.

  81. OMG I’m just tuning in. LOL LOL LOL LOL

    This is exactly how I would imagine Timmy singing FYE.

    we definitely need a theme week of ‘Songs from Idols’ after hearing this hot mess.

  82. Nicole is no more of a ringer than Evan.

    Maybe that’s why I like them both equally. Usually the more ringer-y a person is, the more I like them :)

  83. I guess this is what Simon meant when he said those TERRIBLE SINGERS ON A CERTAIN DANCING SHOW…lol

    They ruined Kelly, Kris and Adam’s songs.

  84. Agreed. That poor guy embarrassed himself.I’ve been listening to Adam’s music exclusively since I first got the CD and after listening to that guy sing FYE, I’ve a new respect for Adam’s talent. He makes it seem so easy.

    OMG! I wondered what was going on because the DWTS thread is usually not as busy as it is tonight! I thought maybe someone had fainted or something again.

    THAT was horrible!

    Singing those high notes aren’t so easy now, are they? One person couldn’t pull off all the notes in that song! Yeah, try to find another Adam to cover his songs! LOL!
    Of course, it helps if you have a 5 octave range and can sing every note on the guitar! But that singer obviously didn’t have extraordinary vocal skills! TOTAL FAIL!

    Koshka: Timmy singing FYE. LMAO

  85. glamertitis: “Wow! That was the most mis matched song to dance I’ve ever seen! Seriously, when I think of people dancing to FYE, it sure as heck doesn’t look like that! That is just wrong. And hilarious at the same time LOL”

    ITA – Derek and Nicole would have been great, and Pam would’ve probably shoved her partner’s head in her crotch (just like Adam, haha)

  86. tinydance:
    04/13/2010 at 12:18 am
    I guess this is what Simon meant when he said those TERRIBLE SINGERS ON A CERTAIN DANCING SHOW…lol

    They ruined Kelly, Kris and Adam’s songs.

    You’ll get no argument from anybody here, that’s for sure. Wonder what Simon has to say now? Lol

  87. I appreciate what Adam can do more now. Seriously, DWTS singers tend to be bad, but never this mind-numbingly AWFUL. Those “high notes,” omg. Adam may screech occasionally, but at least he doesn’t sound like a dying pre-pubescent boy.

  88. Wow…what a way to butcher Idol graduates songs…..

    Can they vote two off? Kate (poor me) and Jake the prick need to go now.

  89. I just watched the FYE performance, and WOW is all I can say…there wasn’t much “musicality” in that singing. I dont’ really know Kris’ song so I can’t say if it was good or awful…

    Ok did you see how Kate was rubbing on Tony’s hand while they were talking to Brooke. Also, Tony didn’t let Kate go…UUUUUMMMMMM (secret rendevous romance maybe)!!!

  90. This is the first time I’ve skimmed a DWTS recap this season and, wow, I don’t know who many of these people are! Clearly I know Pam Anderson, and I recognize Chad being a casual NFL fan, but that’s it. Kate has something to do with having a lot of children, but isn’t Octomom?

    I’ll never understand how this show tops SYTYCD (and now Idol!) in ratings.

  91. I don’t think Kris or Jive mind LLWD being butchered tonight. LLWD has risen from #42 on iTunes before the show started to #32 as of 10pm PST, and is still on the move. They’re laughing all the way to the bank.

  92. Pam is so cute, funny, and smart. I love her. I think others may hate her because they stereotype her as this dumb blonde, but she’s not. I always thought she was too based on tabloids, but now I see that she’s clearly not.

  93. Poor FYE. That was painful. And watching KateG “dance” to it just doubled the pain. I have to go watch Adam sing FYE at River Rock to get that horrible sound and image out of my head and make everything right with the world again.

  94. She is stepping out of her comfort zone in an effort to earn money to support those children! As a single mom, I have a boatload of empathy for her.

    She chose to make a television show/spectacle of their lives, dragging those eight innocent children along for the ride. Now she wants to whine because all her business is front page tabloid news? Sorry. She made her famewhore bed, now she has to lie in it. She’s on DWTS to keep her name in the news until her new show comes out… so she can continue to whore out her kids to the public. I have empathy for them, and for all the kids whose parents are more interested in fame and cash than in what’s actually best for their children.

    And, to keep this on topic… She’s a horrible, horrible dancer and needs to GO HOME!

  95. OMG I seriously have been laughing for 10mins now over FYE I can’t stop….omg I can’t stop….hahahahahahahahahhaha, god can’t breath make it stop hahahahaha lol someone help me make it stop omg can’t stop laughing……..hehehehehehe

  96. some of the time it’s so bad it really distracts you from the dancers

    I can atest to that I couldn’t even see Kate through my tears of laughter hahaha I was seriouly having a giggling fit for almost a half an hour.

    Seriously though, do viewers really know that a house band is singing these songs?

    They usually mention the house band once an episode but they might not this week…lol

  97. KayGee

    They basically butchered Kris’s song just as badly as they mangled Adam’s song.

    I don’t know why they would use these in the first place, even if they had Kris and Adam singing. Who would ever rumba to LLWD or tango to FYE? Just WTF all the way ’round

  98. Gram

    I have no empathy for Kate…she is a famewhore who has used her children for her own profit. Same thing with her ex-husband. The only ones I feel sorry for in that family are the 8 kids.

  99. Isn’t the singer for DWTS the guy who was the backup singer on last year’s AI tour — Antonio something or other? You’d think he would know he can’t sing this stuff — especially FYE. Of course, he doesn’t have any say in the matter…

  100. These are probably overall the worst set of dancers ever on DWTS. Some of those female costumes are seriously risque too. :) Want Jake and Kate off like right now. However, last night on CNN Showbiz Tonite, they did say and Kate confirmed that apparently she drives the ratings higher. Obviously she has a big fanbase, but I think it’s mainly the kids’ fanbase. Everyone wants the best for those kids because of their parents.
    Loooove Evan!!!

    If butchering LLWD and FYE means bigger sales for Kris and Adam, then I’m not complaining. However, my eyes and ears are, for putting them through that. lol

  101. I sure hope LLWD sales got helped by this.
    That was pretty funny to watch and listen to.

    I think Kelly’s song got the better treatment with Dmitry and Kym dancing and Kym forgot her clothes I think. LOL.
    And I don’t mind seeing Dmitry dance every week.

  102. smeggingnuts, I’m with you — I haven’t stopped laughing over FYE for it seems like hours now. My husband and cats think I’m crazy — I can’t stop breaking out with laughter thinking about it …. uh oh there I go again ……. ROTFLOL

  103. I watched the first hour then went to bed. Nobody was on here chatting…and then I miss all the fun!!!! Seriously, those singers were an insult to Kris and Adam. Even, Adam’s AMA vocals were better than the dude from last night.

    MJ – I LOVE LOVE Pam Anderson! She’s such a hoot and the only reason I am watching it. Actually first year I watch every week and it’s just to see her. She cracks me up. I voted extra for her last night so hopefully she will be safe. I thought she was very beautiful and sensual last night.

    Kate just needs to go home. I mean last night may have been her best dance (leave it to an Adam song to get her juices flowing) but she’s stiffer than a corpse.

  104. Texts from last night ( from my friend the Adam fan):

    BFF: They’re playing LLWD on DWTS- BOO!
    Me: Aww- maybe they’ll play Adam some other time

    later:

    BFF: Kate just danced badly to FYE and the some guy sang it and butchered it!
    Me: He didn’t butcher LLWD?
    BFF: No, they played Kris’ actual song!
    Me: Um, I’m pretty sure the house band sings all the songs
    BFF: Well it sounded exactly like Kris

    ETA: Ojay I just wathed it- my firend is kind of coockoo for not knowing that wasn’t Kris, but still- it wasn’t as bad as Adam’s lol.

  105. She is stepping out of her comfort zone in an effort to earn money to support those children! As a single mom, I have a boatload of empathy for her.

    No she isn’t. She’s earning it for herself and she’s a media whore.

    They’re laughing all the way to the bank.

    Excellent! That’s all that matters!

  106. I think everyone is being too harsh on the singers of DWTS…they’re professional background singers and sing with the best. If anything blame the arrangements…and at least they sing CONTEMPORARY SONGS….and maybe that’s why AI is losing to DWTS, not so much for the dancing as for the MUSIC.

    As for the dancing, I think Pam is bring sexuality to the dance floor. And betcha she’s on the tour — besides she needs the money after her tax problems. Does anybody know about Chad? Where’s he from?

  107. “Ok did you see how Kate was rubbing on Tony’s hand while they were talking to Brooke. Also, Tony didn’t let Kate go…UUUUUMMMMMM (secret rendevous romance maybe)!!!”

    Ewwwwwww – I think I just threw up a little bit in my mouth!

  108. Now that I’ve semi-recovered from the FYE singing (& do you guys really think that was the back-up singer from the AI tour last summer :( ), I almost hate to admit that Pam is my season favorite, too. I know she plays the sexy card too strongly, but she seems like she’s pretty cool in “real” life. I bought “Us” magazine yesterday to read about DWTS (it said EVERYONE there hates Kate and she hasn’t been invited to any of their post-show parties :) ), and it said Pam sent all the ladies roses before their first performance, and later handed out Altoids mints and said “Ladies, come get your dinner”!

  109. “Ok did you see how Kate was rubbing on Tony’s hand while they were talking to Brooke. Also, Tony didn’t let Kate go…UUUUUMMMMMM (secret rendevous romance maybe)!!!”

    Ewwwwwww – I think I just threw up a little bit in my mouth!

    Well, honestly, it’s hard for me to see a dancer like Tony falling for a woman who has *absolutely* no grace, musicality or rhythm! She’s like a young, female Buzz Aldrin on the dance floor.

    On another note, I’m actually beginning to feel quite sorry for Kate in the course of this show. Poor woman is needy as heck, and I don’t know when I’ve seen a woman with so little natural physical grace — or, at least, whose physical grace is cramped up inside by her tension and messed-upness. Poor thing. I wonder if Tony is beginning to feel a lot of sympathy for her, too. Would make sense to me if he was. Tony seems like a nice guy.

  110. Eileen99:
    04/13/2010 at 1:19 am
    I don’t think Kris or Jive mind LLWD being butchered tonight. LLWD has risen from #42 on iTunes before the show started to #32 as of 10pm PST, and is still on the move. They’re laughing all the way to the bank.

    LOL! I noticed LLWD is still at #33! I don’t watch this show, but from reading a few of the comments here, I guess they butchered it so badly that people had to go check out the original, realized it was quite good, and bought it!

    I wonder if the same thing happened for the other IDOL songs. I don’t know how to check that since my ITunes feed only goes to the top 200.

  111. I had to giggle at your comment, MJ, that only ‘really old people’ watch this show. What does that say about people who blog or chat online about it? I don’t watch it, but I know my mother used to. That is until that ‘damned Marie Osmond’ was on. I have no idea why my Mom hates her, but she does.

    I watch CBS’ comedy block on Mondays, and ‘Rules of Engagement’ had a story line that spoofed ‘Dancing With the Stars’

    I watched these videos with the Kelly, Kris, and Adam songs. All I could think was ‘song choice’. I admit to dancing around when I hear ‘LLWD’ but I’m not doing anything remotely close to a tango. The rumba was equally out of place for ‘FYE’. I won’t rag on the singers, they weren’t as bad as I expected from the comments I’ve read. They were adequate and on this type of show your concentration isn’t supposed to be on the singing, but on how the music is being interpreted.

  112. I clicked on the two videos MJ posted for the LLWD and FYE dances. Honestly, I couldn’t watch more than 30 seconds of each one. As a SYTYCD fan, I don’t see how anyone calls this dancing. I didn’t see much movement at all, let alone dancing, but yay if the show is giving more exposure to Kris and Adam!

  113. I don’t enjoy watching professional dancing all that much. I tried watching SYTYCD once but it bored me. I do enjoy seeing the improvement as people who aren’t dancers to start with improve as the season goes on. It’s also why I don’t tend to enjoy the ringers like Maya and Nicole. The music is something I often shake my head at because they use newer songs that don’t fit the traditional dances. It’s part of the charm of the show I guess, lol. I don’t watch each season unless there’s someone I really like going in. This season it’s Evan but now also like Erin, Niecy, and Pam.

  114. I’m really think the DWTS singers do a decent job – after all they are back-up singers. They are not supposed to stand out, like a headliner. That said, it looked like Kate started her dance ib slow motion. I didn’t think Aiden & Edyta were as bad as they were reviewed. He’s stiff, for sure, but Edyta is a great dancer.

  115. I didn’t think Aiden & Edyta were as bad as they were reviewed. He’s stiff, for sure, but Edyta is a great dancer.

    Actually, the critique is of the celebrity, not of the pro. All the pros are good dancers, that is a given. They aren’t being judged, the “stars” are. Aiden was being judged, not Edyta.

    really old people watch DWTS

    That’s an odd comment, mj. I don’t doubt that DWTS skews older than SYTYCD, and perhaps Idol. However, all ages watch DWTS, not just “really old people” whatever that means. (How old is really old?)

    I agree that the singing lately has been atrocious at times. Last night I was annoyed by the arrangements and singing, and muted it more than once. For the latin dances I like more traditional latin music. Especially for the tango, I want sultry, sensuous music, not some fast, frenetic screeching. the singing used to be better than now.

  116. I havent laughed literally OUT LOUD that hard in along time (watching the DWTS FYE rendition). OMG can you imagine what Adams reaction was to seeing that? Oh to be a fly on the wall for that moment. It was so uncomfortable I think it was nervous laughter!

  117. Theis is what EW writer
    Annie Barret wrote about last night:

    Note: No American Idol contestants were harmed in the making of this episode. Just their music. And possibly some singing animals

    So true, and so funny!!!

  118. I had to giggle at your comment, MJ, that only ‘really old people’ watch this show. What does that say about people who blog or chat online about it?

    I am “really old”

  119. I’m not really old but I try to watch DWTS to hear Antonio Sol sing. I like his voice a lot and think he did a great job as the backing singer on the Idols Live Tour last summer. I was amused, though, that it took 3 of the DWTS singers to reach the entire range of FYE when Adam does it all by himself (and he actually hits the notes.) ;)

  120. I have no idea why they would put Erin and Evan back-to-back. Two really good performances, and then it was boring for several performances after that.

    I had my moment… seeing Dmitry and Lacey dance! WOW!

    Some how I felt like I was watching a soap opera. Some kind of different vibe tonight.

    I join that group of really old people. However, does it really matter if we don’t watch the commercials?

  121. I dont think anyone can be too harsh in regards to the singers, they are really horrible. They remind of the people that try to sing on that Do You Know The Lyrics show. They are so bad it takes away from the dancing, it is hard to sit through the dancing while having to listen to these singers. They do provide a bit of levity though and in some cases a much needed diversion from the bad dancing. I just hate how they destroy songs week after week

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