The following is how I personally ranked the Competitors. It is not how I think the votes will roll-in.
1. Gilles Marini
I think I am not alone, according the the long ovation
he received when I say, ‘that was a Grand Performance’.
I think he is going to win this Competition. He is the
opposite of Ty Murray. He knows how to move his
body. He is the total package when it comes to
2. Melissa Rycroft
I thought it was beautiful and I loved the
Choreography. When the judges started harping on
her mistakes, I was thinking, ‘What are you even
talking about. I didn’t notice the mistakes’.
3. Lil Kim
For me, she is very interesting to watch. She adds
flare to everything she does. She is not boring. She
can also dance.
4. Shawn Johnson
Even though she is very precise and a great dancer, I
feel like she is a little bit boring to watch. She doesn’t
add flare to her dancing.
5. David Alan Greer
I love the Choreagraphy and I love it that he is willing
to do extra dance moves that are over and above the
basic steps. He tries to make the routine interesting to
watch. I agreed with Bruno when he said he looked like
he was lifting his leg like a dog lifts his leg near a fire
hydrant, but, I didn’t care much about that because he
made the dance interesting to watch.
6. Chuck Wicks
I thought he improved and did a much better job with
his arms. Compared to Gilles, however, his dancing
seemed a bit amateurish.
7. Lawrence Taylor
I felt like even though he seemed powerful, there
wasn’t enough dramatic start and stop from one move
to the next. For me it was a little bit like he must have
been thinking. Okay, I finished that move, I guess, I’ll
do the next one. Instead of an intense move, a pause,
then another intense move.
8. Ty Murray
I felt like it looked like someone had used masking tape
to make X’s on the floor where his feet were supposed
to be placed. Somehow, he was managing to get his
feet on the X’s, but, had no idea what he was
supposed to do with the rest of his body.
I thought this was his best performance and he
improved dramatically. However, he doesn’t have
good posture. Ty does maintain his posture. Steve
held more of a wet noodle posture.
Tags: Dancing with the stars