Sunday, March 20, 2011

Dancing With the Stars - Spring 2011 Blog Discussion


Yes, it's that time again! Dancing With the Stars has its big two-hour season premiere Monday night, March 21. The official website for the show can be found here.

Will Kirstie get down to a size ten with her dancing efforts? Why does Ralph Maccio still look fourteen? I guess we'll see soon enough! Margo has been kind enough to run the blog pool and everyone is invited to stop by and discuss the show right here. There's a link in the sidebar to this post or you can do an onsite blog search for "Dancing With the Stars" to come back to this post.

Here's what Margo has on the blog pool --

**POOL MATCH-UPS final**
Chris & Cheryl - ML, Becky
Kirstie & Maks - Nana in NW, Sydney
Sugar Ray & Anna - Delee, Donna in FL
Wendy & Tony - Jennasmom, Monty 924
Petra & Dmitry - Joy N, meb
Psycho Mike & Lacey - Donna in AL, dlb
Chelsea & Mark - Merrilee, PDXGranny
Hines & Kym - Terry in PA, Brent McKee
Romeo & Chelsie - Rbennie
Kendra & Louis - Suzanne, Margo
Ralph & Karina - Jackie, Estelle

91 comments:

Brent McKee said...

okay, I'll dive in.

Jackie said...

You can throw me in there, Margo. I'm not really faithful to the show, but I do definitely peek in on it now and then. Perhaps I need a reason!
;-)

Merrilee said...

Add me to the Dancing pool.

joy n said...

I changed my mind Margo. Please put my name in too. I'm not crazy about some of the "celebs", but will root for a couple or three of them. Thanks!

Donna in FL said...

add me too Margo ! thanks

Margo said...

DWTS POOL Sign Up**
Mom & I are picking names for DWTS pool tonight. We have
Margo
Sydney
MEB
Donna in AL
PDXGranny
ML
Nana in NW
Rbennie
Becky
Delee
Suzanne
Terry in PA
Jennasmom
Brent McKee
Jackie
Merrilee
Joy N
Donna in FL

Anyone else wanna play?? The show starts tomorrow.

Margo

Margo said...

**DWTS POOL MATCH-UPS**

Chris & Cheryl - ML, Becky
Kirstie & Maks - Nana in NW, Sydney
Sugar Ray & Anna - Delee, Donna in FL
Wendy & Tony - Jennasmom
Petra & Dmitry - Joy N, meb
Psycho Mike & Lacey - Donna in AL
Chelsea & Mark - Merrilee, PDXGranny
Hines & Kym - Terry in PA, Brent McKee
Romeo & Chelsie - Rbennie
Kendra & Louis - Suzanne, Margo
Ralph & Karina - Jackie

Margo aka the Lifeguard

meb said...

Brooke looks gorgeous!

meb said...

Great Start. I don't know her, but she was very good for her age I thought.

meb said...

Oh dear... am I going to be talking to myself? I have to get up and run in here during commercials. And, I just finally have been able to get back onto Jackies after a computer glitch on my part. I wanna talk to somebody!

Becky said...

Hey everyone. The pool looks great. I missed the first dance. Who was it and what was the score.

Becky said...

Hey, Meb. I'm here and will "talk" to you.

meb said...

Hey Becky... thanks... OMG... I can't remember who was first but they got all 7's. They were good. Poor Wendy... really bad. Hines was good I thought too. My girl is up next with Dimitry... hope she's good.

meb said...

Oh... young Disney girl... who is she? And who do you have Becky? Never mind.. I'll go look.

Margo said...

**POOL MATCH-UPS final**
Chris & Cheryl - ML, Becky
Kirstie & Maks - Nana in NW, Sydney
Sugar Ray & Anna - Delee, Donna in FL
Wendy & Tony - Jennasmom, Monty 924
Petra & Dmitry - Joy N, meb
Psycho Mike & Lacey - Donna in AL, dlb
Chelsea & Mark - Merrilee, PDXGranny
Hines & Kym - Terry in PA, Brent McKee
Romeo & Chelsie - Rbennie
Kendra & Louis - Suzanne, Margo
Ralph & Karina - Jackie, Estelle

I added Estelle,dlb and Monty 924 to the original list.

Margo

joy n said...

Wendy and Tony got 5-4-5. Wendy was kind of stiff.

Hines and Kim got all 7's. Hines had his groove on.

Meb, I've got Petra too.

Margo said...

I thought Chelsie & Hines did great. Wendy not so much. Petra looks beautiful and I like Dmitry.

So far so good.

Margo

joy n said...

Petra seems very graceful in the fox trot. 6-6-6

meb said...

Loved Petra, Joyn... she was very graceful. I thought her scores were ok... but she did as well as the other two who got 7's I thought.

Hey Margo!

Becky said...

Margo, I missed the first dancer, but I agree with you on you opinion.

I have Chris and Cheryl. Does anyone know what the "secret" was that Cheryl said she had until she revealed recently?

joy n said...

I thought she deserved 7's too.

joy n said...

Romeo has to be an improvement over his dad, anyone would be. At least he's wearing dancing shoes...

I think he did very well.

Becky said...

Romeo is 110% better that his father! Funny comment, Tom!

joy n said...

Romeo and Chelsie - 7-6-6

meb said...

Romeo will be another force to recon with I think. I hope he doesn't get too cocky.

Margo said...

I'm sorry but Romeo was scored WAY to high.

Margo

joy n said...

Sugar Ray should be fairly agile.

Margo said...

Cheryl was sexually abused as a small child by a neighborhood "nice" old man. And she had abusive boyfriends in high school.

She wrote about it in a book that came out recently.

Margo

joy n said...

Not bad at all for a guy his age.

joy n said...

Can't stand this Kendra.

meb said...

I didn't know who Kendra was... She seems a little over the top. that shaking the bootie is only going to go over in the Latin dances, and only then if she doesn't make it dirty!

Becky said...

Thanks, Margo. I was surprised that Sugar Ray wasn't better. I have a feeling that Kendra is going to do well on the booty dances.

joy n said...

Maybe the stripping experience will help but this loves to be over the top. She was just okay, I think.

Becky said...

Ralph doesn't look 49! He is GOOD!

joy n said...

Think maybe Ralph needs to loosen up a bit. I like him and am pulling for him.

meb said...

Ralph did pretty good... a little stiff in places but for the most part, he had great turns.

meb said...

I'm really anxious to see Kirstie... you know Maks has whipped her into shape.

Becky said...

WOW! Wonderful scores for Ralph.

joy n said...

Best scores of the night! Good for Ralph!

joy n said...

I'm looking forward to Kirstie too. Hope she does well.

Becky said...

BTW if you want to vote you have to sign up and wait for a conformation email.

My pool person is up. I don't think he will go very far.

joy n said...

Chris needs a little more practice.

meb said...

Nah...Chris didn't deserve those scores... He was ok, but not that good.

Becky said...

I agree. I think he was over-scored.

meb said...

I liked his personality but he really stunk as a dancer... poor thing.

joy n said...

Don't think Mike's scores will be that good either.

meb said...

I was talking about the guy who danced with Lacy... you have to fault her a lot for his jerkiness cause she needs to reign him in, but it is the first dance and maybe she reigned all she could! : )

joy n said...

Did I miss Chelsea and Mark?

joy n said...

Ooh, those scores had to hurt.

Margo said...

Mom's comment about Kristie - "How did she get so fat again". I told her the last show she did was called "Fat Actress".

Margo

She was better that I imagined.

joy n said...

Kirstie looking good in that dress. She did better than I thought she would, glad to see it. Hope she improves every week. Great compliments tonight.

Becky said...

Kristi was good. Of course Maks could make me look good! Good scores.

joy n said...

8-7-8? Those scores hopefully won't be too hard to live up to for the rest of the season.

Becky said...

See you later. I am going to go read.

joy n said...

Where was the 11th couple - Chelsea and Mark/

meb said...

Isn't he the one who tore his sleeves off his jacket. I can't remember his socres joyn. Kirstie was great... is she really 60 years old?

meb said...

No wait, that was Cheryl and her partner. Hmmm... I can't remember if we saw them or not.

joy n said...

Chelsea and Mark must have been first and I missed them. But didn't hear their names mentioned at the end either. Ah, possibly more of those pesky senior moments.

Kirstie is 60, I've read.

joy n said...

Yes, they were first. And I thought I'd only missed a couple of minutes at the start. Sheesh!

Donna in FL said...

Kirstie was way better than I thought she would be...I had thought she would be more like Wendy was. I kinda feel sorry for Tony...he never seems to get a good partner.

ML said...

You can just tell when someone starts to move on the dance floor whether they have it or not. I was surprised a bit because she's always so goofy, but Kirstie can actually dance. I hope she continues to take it seriously. Max is a good partner for her. I was also floored when I heard she was 60. I think she looks pretty good.

My pool boy on the other hand, the wrestler, showed he doesn't have it. I don't think he'll go too far even partnered with Cheryl. They were over-scored. Wendy clomped her way through; she too, doesn't have it. Kendra thinks she's so much more than she is. The Disney girl moved very well but suffered in score being first on the floor. I hope she does well; she and Mark are cute together.

Ralph was a natural, and 49? He looked not a day over 15. But is that his real hair? I hope he's as good at the Latin dances but I'm not too sure...

Thanks for the pool Margo. Spring is definitely upon us!
ML

Atlanta Roofing said...

Kirstie Alley did a sweet job and what a great performance from a wonderful individual. Very proud to say I approve of her dancing.

joy n said...

Not too surprised it was Mike tho I really thought it might be Wendy. I'm glad Petra made it another week anyway.

Margo said...

**Pool Update**
Chris & Cheryl - ML, Becky
Kirstie & Maks - Nana in NW, Sydney
Sugar Ray & Anna - Delee, Donna in FL
Wendy & Tony - Jennasmom, Monty 924
Petra & Dmitry - Joy N, meb
Chelsea & Mark - Merrilee, PDXGranny
Hines & Kym - Terry in PA, Brent McKee
Romeo & Chelsie - Rbennie
Kendra & Louis - Suzanne, Margo
Ralph & Karina - Jackie, Estelle

na na na na…na na na na heh heh goodbye
Psycho Mike & Lacey - Donna in AL, dlb

Margo

joy n said...

That was a nasty fall Maks took last night. Looked like he was in a lot of pain. Kind of surprised at the three 7's they got but kudos for finishing.

Anonymous said...

Joy

I don't know if you know Max's backround. he was almost paralized
as a boy so I guess this pain was
nothing.

They would have won the night if it weren't for the fall.

Estelle

joy n said...

Estelle, just hope they come back and do well. I like both Maks and Kirstie.

meb said...

Anxious to see who goes home tonight. I'm hoping it's Wendy... she is obviously the least accomplished dancer of the bunch. I worry that Sugar Ray may go early... for some reason the judges are hard on him.

That fall was frightening between Max and Kirstie. You could tell he was trying to keep her from falling after he went down. Such a gentleman. I thought they did a great job of recovery, but you know Kirstie must have danced in a daze... she said she had no idea where she was in the dance at that point. I really like them and thus far would be my choice for the win. Yeah, I know... it's early in the game for choosing... but I still do.

meb said...

Yay.. Sugar Ray is safe... That's neat!

meb said...

Guess I'm talking to myself. Oh Well meb, what did you think of Kendra and Louis being in jeopardy again. She did pretty good considering the smoke really threw her in the beginning of their dance. I hope she stays, at least one more dance.

ML said...

Hahaha Meb, you're never talking to yourself. Eventually someone comes along to read your comments.

I agree, Wendy needed to go. She seemed to plod through every dance and never really got any speed or rhythm going. I had never heard of her before this, but she seemed to think she has a lot of fans the way she skipped the final dance and the cast to touch the audience?!?

Glad Sugar Ray is still there. He actually moves well and is such a gentleman. Kendra dances fine, but she doesn't seem too nice, what with her comments about Louis both last night and tonight. Petra, on the other hand, is charming both on the dance floor and off. And I think I may have been wrong about my pool boy the wrestler. He's actually decent (and I'm a sucker for a guy who appreciates his momma).
ML

joy n said...

I was glad to see it was Wendy who left. She really wasn't very good. I'm not a Kendra fan either and hope she goes soon.

Maks is a trooper so was so happy to see them make it through another week.

Petra is my girl in the pool and am loving seeing her improve.

meb said...

ML.. 'plod'... that's the word! I kept trying to come up with how Wendy would even simply walk out onto the stage and that's it! Plod! Thanks.

joyn.. Petra is my pool pick too. I don't think she'll win since she's great in the graceful dances, but she has difficulty in the other types. I think it's her log legs and log body. She can't make them move fast enough at the same time. : )

meb said...

Hey.. it's 5 in the morning and I couldn't sleep... well obviously I couldn't spell 'long' either... twice...

Have a great day everyone.

joy n said...

LOL! I knew what you meant and I agree. She has improved but not in every type of dance.

meb said...

Hines was robbed. He did a far better dance than Ralph tonight! I truly think Kendra should go tomorrow night.

And I LOVED Mark and Chelea's dance. Len is really a stuffy old man, and he's probably younger than I am... but... I think it's time to start giving the marks for creativity and as long as it resembles the type of dance then it's all good. IMHO.

Has everyone given up posting for DWTS? Too bad... I may be late, but I'm here!

joy n said...

I'm all for Kendra leaving tonight too. I wanted to see Kirstie not go too soon, and hope she hangs in another week or so but her time will come too.

Love Ralph but he does have those "flipper" hands Glen keeps talking about and can't seem to change that. They distract from the rest of his moves.

Hines, Chelsea and Petra are improving all the time and Chris is better than I thought he would be.

Anonymous said...

I returned to DWTS this season and have enjoyed it as much the some of the older seasons. After last season's disaster of continuing with Bristol Palin who could not dance, you have redeemed the show with the new cast.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Mac says he's no gentleman... http://bit.ly/fCQDay

joy n said...

It should have been Kendra, hands down.

joy n said...

Hines was good but overscored, I think. He really didn't dance a lot, just moved around Kim a lot.

meb said...

Awwww Joyn... our Petra went home tonight. It really will get tight from here on out... while I'm not sure there is a really great dancer this year, they all are doing fairly well. I can't actually pick a favorite.

I do wish they would outfit Kirstie more appropriately for her size... she doesn't need any bare midrifts and they've done it twice now. Maks is having so much fun with her... that's good to watch.

joy n said...

Yes, I didn't think it fair that Petrova left last night but ah, well. It is hard to see a real leader in the bunch and I don't have a specific fave either.

I feel the same about Kirstie's outfits. She was actually trying to cover her tummy at times last night. I know she can't win this but I am a big fan of hers and want to see her go as far as she's able. LOVE the chemistry of her and Maks. Just that he does whatever to make her laugh and feel comfortable.

Anonymous said...

Hi

I actually think that Chelsea the
disney girl has a good shot.

Would like to see Kristie win, she
and maks are great together.

Estelle

Margo said...

**Pool Update**

Kirstie & Maks - Nana in NW, Sydney
Chelsea & Mark - Merrilee, PDXGranny 
Hines & Kym - Terry in PA, Brent McKee
Romeo & Chelsie - Rbennie
Kendra & Louis - Suzanne, Margo
Ralph & Karina - Jackie, Estelle

Buh Bye
Psycho Mike & Lacey - Donna in AL, dlb
Wendy & Tony - Jennasmom, Monty 924
Sugar Ray & Anna - Delee, Donna in FL
Petra & Dmitry - Joy N, meb
Chris & Cheryl - ML, Becky

Diane said...

Brooke is just the worst hostess ever! Doesn't anyone else think she is "fake" and "stiff"?

Margo said...

**Pool Update**

Kirstie & Maks - Nana in NW, Sydney
Chelsea & Mark - Merrilee, PDXGranny 
Hines & Kym - Terry in PA, Brent McKee
Romeo & Chelsie - Rbennie
Ralph & Karina - Jackie, Estelle

Buh Bye
Psycho Mike & Lacey - Donna in AL, dlb
Wendy & Tony - Jennasmom, Monty 924
Sugar Ray & Anna - Delee, Donna in FL
Petra & Dmitry - Joy N, meb
Chris & Cheryl - ML, Becky
Kendra & Louis - Suzanne, Margo

Jennasmom said...

It's been so long since I was eliminated from the pool I had forgotten who I had!

Margo said...

Kirstie & Maks - Nana in NW, Sydney
Chelsea & Mark - Merrilee, PDXGranny
Hines & Kym - Terry in PA, Brent McKee
Ralph & Karina - Jackie, Estelle

na na na na…na na na na heh heh goodbye
Psycho Mike & Lacey - Donna in AL, dlb
Wendy & Tony - Jennasmom, Monty 924
Sugar Ray & Anna - Delee, Donna in FL
Petra & Dmitry - Joy N, meb
Chris & Cheryl - ML, Becky
Kendra & Louis - Suzanne, Margo
Romeo & Chelsie - Rbennie

Sharon said...

Brooke Burke needs to move on to another profession. Bring back Samantha Harris!!