Friday, October 15, 2010

Favourite Things Friday: Dancing With the Stars

It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer. –Shanna LaFleur

I've mentioned before that Dancing With the Stars is one of my favorite things. But this being Favourite Things Friday and all, I thought I'd give it another mention. Because it is fabulous. And it makes me happy.

This is the sixth season I've watched and I find myself wondering why some of the professional dancers always end up with partners who are duds and some seem to always get the most talented stars. All of the professionals are amazingly talented and beautiful dancers. But there are a handful who always have really talented {non-professional} partners and they are always at the head of the pack. One of those dancers is Derek Hough. He seems to always have the most talented star in the group. After thinking about it, I think that it has less to do with the dancing talent of his star partners and more to do with his ability as a teacher.

This season Derek is paired with Jennifer Grey. She's 50, has two pins in her neck and a pinched nerve in her foot, but they always come out on top. They have received the highest judges scores three out of the four weeks in this season and this week they received two 10's on their performance and a total of 56 out of 60 points. None of the other couples even came close.

This week I also particularly enjoyed the musical performance by the Goo Goo Dolls. I think their name is hilarious {especially since they are big, dude-y rock stars}, but I also love their music. When I first started watching, the ballroom style dancing to contemporary music was a little hard to get used to, but there is such an artistry to it and now DWTS is just one of my favorite things.

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Shay said...

I get the concept and it's got to be fun seeing people with little or no dancing experience get better week after week (assuming theyre not eliminated)

We have an Aussie version too that rates really well. I watched it once.

Sometimes it's good to zone out in front of the TV..Maybe I'll do that today !

Michelle said...

I haven't watched the show often (I think it competes with another I like), but when I have caught it, I'm just amazed by the talent.

Helsie said...

I watched the first three or four seasons of the Aussie version of this show and enjoyed it a lot. I'm amazed how the stars improve over their time in the show.

Larri said...

I haven't gotten into that show, but I can definitely see the appeal. Great favourite! Happy FTF! :o)