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Biggest surprise of the night, Alphonso&Witney with a great jive. I guess some of Wil Smith definitely rubbed off on him.

By the way, he leads with 36 points, Betsey&Toni are last with 20 points. I think either Betsey or Lolo will be leaving tomorrow.

Ribeiro is a victim of the Successful Show/Character curse. All he's known for is his Carlton character. But he was already an accomplished entertainer and dancer before Fresh Prince. He seems like one of the ringers for this season.
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Not sure about other markets but in mine(KSTP OTA) I noticed a fair amount of black crush, blacks being too black. In my market this was accompanied with the usual severe macroblocking(due to their minimal bandwidth for ABC HD) so while the dancing was pretty good, the picture quality basically sucked on all but still very well lite static scenes
Wow, Lolo, she was harder on herself than the judges, hope she learns to be easier on herself in this competition and starts to have a little fun....
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I haven't watched the premiere yet, but I did see the opening.  Instead of the order of their dances in the premiere, the telephone numbers for voting were assigned alphabetically by the celebrities’ first names.  That's, well, different.

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Ribeiro ... was already an accomplished entertainer and dancer before Fresh Prince.
Indeed, Alfonso Ribeiro used to show off dance moves all the time on "Silver Spoons."  That was before "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "In the House."

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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.

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No one else mentioned the return of a live band? Albeit not Harold Wheeler
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No one else mentioned the return of a live band? Albeit not Harold Wheeler
Same group as last season (Ray Chew Live). As well as the return of Erin Andrews.
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Hopefully, as they move along and the number of competing couples drop down, the announcements by Alan will return.
I'd rather see "Argentine" and "Smirnoff" on the screen spelled right than hear them through the speakers pronounced wrong.

Getting opinions and scores from four judges must also strain the time budget.

Now to get away and watch my recording of last night's show.
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