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Is it Kat or Cat? I see listings both ways, but more Cat.

According to Wikipedia and Fox her name is Cat Deeley.

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What was so aweful about Cat's presentation on the show? I don't think she is doing any worse than Lauren last year.
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Cat is a superb presenter in her own right back in the uk.
But she is clearly not at ease yet working here.
Just like any job when you first start it.
It takes time to find your feet.

There's also such a thing as training. In the U.S. most reporters have a regional accent that they have to learn how to neutralize if they want to have success on national broadcasts. Cat has made no attempt to drop her "R" at the end of words that end in "a" or put an "R" at the end of words that actually end in "r".

I personally appreciate that kind of international/regional "flavor", but I think it might be some time yet before most Americans will accept that seeming lack of neutrality on national TV.

Other than that, I think Cat is fine. Not great. Not terrible.

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I was fairly disapointed in last night's efforts. Benji and Donyelle teamed back together I thought would be great, but their broadway routine was a bit off. I agree with Nigel, I think Benji outdanced her. I loved the waltz, but I will freely admit I found the contemporary just plain weird. I've never been a big contemporary fan, and this season has really made me downright loathe it. My wife and I were just sort of staring blankly trying to figure out what in the hell they were doing half the time. My predictions are that Donyelle and Ivan are gone tonight. Not so sure on the girls, but I think Ivan's time is definately over.

My other notes... come on wardrobe people, Cat is so skinny it looked like you had her wearing a potato sack. Nice hair though. Mia strikes me as possibly the most pretentious snot in the known universe. Seriously. I was SO glad that she wasn't on many shows this year, and when I saw her on the panel last night I about cried.

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I agree Ivan is gone too. I really think Natalie needs to go. How many times has she been in the bottom group? Donyelle has really dropped in the past few weeks. It could be her toe, but I don't know. I could see her going. I thought that Donyelle and Benji would do better last night too, but something just seemed off with them. Heidi & Travis were by far the best group last night.

If Heidi is paired with Benji next week, Travis and whoever is left can go ahead and purchase their plane tickets home. But what do I know, I picked Allison in the final 2.

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I think the injuries of some of the girls have started to show over the last couple of weeks. Every dancer has injuries, but it is easier to hide in a crowd of dancer than in the spotlight.
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I was fairly disapointed in last night's efforts. Benji and Donyelle teamed back together I thought would be great, but their broadway routine was a bit off. I agree with Nigel, I think Benji outdanced her. I loved the waltz, but I will freely admit I found the contemporary just plain weird. I've never been a big contemporary fan, and this season has really made me downright loathe it. My wife and I were just sort of staring blankly trying to figure out what in the hell they were doing half the time. My predictions are that Donyelle and Ivan are gone tonight. Not so sure on the girls, but I think Ivan's time is definately over.

My other notes... come on wardrobe people, Cat is so skinny it looked like you had her wearing a potato sack. Nice hair though. Mia strikes me as possibly the most pretentious snot in the known universe. Seriously. I was SO glad that she wasn't on many shows this year, and when I saw her on the panel last night I about cried.

Is it cause Mia is being brutally honest with her comments? she nailed it right on, I think she is a great judge and only wants the best out of the dancers. There's a reason why she is where she is at now.

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Mia is not brutally honest. She has a record of consistently attacking the girls no matter what they do and praising the boys who dance contemporary. Happened last year and is happening again this year. Thankfully she's not there as much this year. She always slants that way, much like Nigel frankly slants towards the girls. Mary just slants towards her gin bottle I'm glad there are people out there who like contemporary dance creations. Personally I'm either sitting their with my mouth open trying to understand them, or laughing my ass off like with the pirates routine the other night .

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Ent Weekly has voted Cat the hottest Import on Us tv.
I guess not everyone thinks she is a twit.
She will be here next season.
Get used to it.
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zippy.. someone can be attractive and still be a twit. It's a comment on personality, not on looks. Get used to it.

Seriously though, is she your sister or something? Because you're taking this awfully personal.

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Mia is a female dog. I'm waiting for Nygel to smack her.

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someone can be attractive and still be a twit.

She's a HOT twit?

This sounds alot like the Canadians who complained about the negative comments made of The One's Canadian host. Ironic that there were few viewers in Canada.

If someone wants to call Regis Philbin a twit, feel free.
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The final two contestants should be Benji and Travis. I can't believe Donyelle made it but Natalie got booted. To me, she was the best female dancer left in the show - Heidi is too mechanical and Donyelle is too lethargic at this stage. If it were for me, I would have sent Heidi and Donyelle home, and made the competition between Benji, Travis, Ivan and Natalie.

Of course this show is a popularity show, and not really a test of talent.
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Yep. Like any reality show in which the viewers vote. It's kind of why Big Brother moved away from that. I won't agree that Ivan deserved to stay though, he should have been out a few weeks ago.

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Heidi is too mechanical...

Really? Man, when she does her solos and starts shaking her assets I get a bit of a fever! Hell, even my wife (who's Brazilian and should be used to that sort of dancing) starts salivating at Heidi during her solos! She's awesome!!!!

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Heidi is just good.

She does have great solos.

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Can you imagine during next week's finale that it comes down to Benji vs. Heidi for the championship (they're cousins, you know)?

I can here (the late) Gene Wood now: "let's play...the family feud!"
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Hmm.. no posts after the season finale, huh ? Not even from Emaych??

I think Travis showed that he was the better dancer of the group. But it looks like Benji is going to walk away with the crown..
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Travis is like a little emo kid. Benji is WAY more entertaining to watch and would be my pick.... if his cousin didn't have such a smoking hot body! I would watch her mow the lawn if she did it in one of the outfits she was wearing last night!!!

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I don't get how anyone thought Travis was better... he just didn't stand out at all to me. It's clear that the top two will be Benji and Travis.

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Hmm.. no posts after the season finale, huh ? Not even from Emaych??

I think Travis showed that he was the better dancer of the group. But it looks like Benji is going to walk away with the crown..

I have been watching the dance-off and result shows one right after the other and only then, following upon this two-hour rapture, consulting the Forum. But I came to the realization this week that I will get only one hour of pure delight until next week and then not for another year!!!

I dropped in here, still have not having watched last night's show, since results are next week, therefore no one can yet reveal the winner, which come to think of it will be no surprise anyway -- it WILL be Benji. He is the favorite and America's favorite, but I find ALL these folks incredibly entertaining. I find I am right there with the very forthcoming and articulate champion of this art, NL, when he says that he is not that concerned about who actually wins, all the finalists are very talented and winning individuals -- but I count myself the winner for having this show as my summertime oasis in the horrific drought of fresh programming.

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I wonder if they will count down 4, 3, 2, 1? That'd be kinda cool.

That last dance they did together was really neat. I just hope Mary takes her medication before the final show. If not her, her hand.

I'm just glad that Mia wasn't a judge Wednesday night.

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I have been watching the dance-off and result shows one right after the other and only then, following upon this two-hour rapture, consulting the Forum. But I came to the realization this week that I will get only one hour of pure delight until next week and then not for another year!!!

Despair not, young man! Your dancing jones will soon be satiated with the triumphant return of "Dancing with the Stars" - now moved out of the summertime ghetto into "prime time". Better show than this one anyway. All I hope is that they've got somebody who can be the hottie-equivalent of the breathtaking Stacy Keebler (who so should have won it last year).
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Not to hijack, but if DWS going to be HD? I've seen it on this forum that it will be, but haven't seen anything else. I've never watched it but might if its in HD.

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Not to hijack, but if DWS going to be HD? I've seen it on this forum that it will be, but haven't seen anything else. I've never watched it but might if its in HD.

I believe it was in HD last year, wasn't it? If so, then the answer is "yes".
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No DWS has not been HD ever so far.. hopefully it will be this season in primetime. Back to the show on hand... did anyone feel as if the judges where unfairly nice to travis and unduely harsh on the others? It seemed a little skewed to me. I actually thought the waltz was really enjoyable and yet they trashed the dancers more so than anyone in a long time.
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Yes, my wife and I noticed that they seemed to be favoring Travis. I do believe that Travis is the best dancer, but I think that Benji is the best entertainer and that makes more sense for the show that the winner is going to be in.

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Despair not, young man! Your dancing jones will soon be satiated with the triumphant return of "Dancing with the Stars" - now moved out of the summertime ghetto into "prime time". Better show than this one anyway. All I hope is that they've got somebody who can be the hottie-equivalent of the breathtaking Stacy Keebler (who so should have won it last year).

Perhaps interestingly, I could cultivate not the least interest in that show, DWtS, and I don't know if I have a dancing jones per se, though I find it does have the power to move and exhilarate, but I just LOVE nearly everything about SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, from the auditions of hopefuls, to the excitement of the young talent selected, to Nigel Lythgoe's considerable outspoken eloquence, to the delightfully cute, charming and exceedingly competent Cat Dealey, to the goal of finding versatility and growth from raw aptitude, to even, yes, even Mary's kinda goofy but never less than exuberant enthusiasm for the art and performers.

The only thing that comes to mind as unappealing was the unfortunate use of those tandem two hip-hop choreographers as judges -- they never had an original or enlightening comment between the two of them -- also I could do without NL's occasionally seemingly mean-spirited barbs -- other than that, there is no show I find so tasty or anticipate so much on TV presently.

Strange perhaps, but by contrast I find almost nothing to justify watching, let alone the success of that other show.
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