Something I didn't mention in my prior post.
You may have noticed that the use of the off-screen voice of the show, Alan Dedicoat, was minimized. The only time you heard his voice was announcing the judges names (without the 'Will the judges please reveal their scores?" comment). He also wasn't used to announce "Dancing the <dance name>, <celebrity name> and his/her partner <professional name>". The type of dance was shown in a pop-up along with the couple's phone number.
I'm taking it that due to the number of competitors (13) this season, they cut the usual announcements to save time. (Even cut out a commentary by Bruno after a dance completed to go to a commercial. They had never done that before if I remember correctly) The show runners have been sticklers about finishing the show in the allotted time - unlike Fox which has allowed American Idol (or whatever reality show running) to run long into the 10:00 PM hour.
Hopefully, as they move along and the number of competing couples drop down, the announcements by Alan will return.
Last edited by humdinger70; 09-16-2014 at 12:34 PM.
Reason: fixed spelling of announcer name