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post #5761 of 5767 Old 05-21-2015, 08:18 AM
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Points (your actual score) are irrelevant only the computed score is of value and defined by their rules. I know you think it should be other wise.
For sure, but it is interesting to note the British parent show Strictly Come Dancing with Len and Bruno has judges uses the jeffj scoring method of giving points i.e. for 3 dancers the first dancer would get 3 points and the last 1.
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Back to my earlier comment it's about ratings. If the judges' score count "too much" it would reduce the drama to a large degree as well as prevent the typical once a season dramatic the best got voted off. The judges' real purpose by design is to entertain the viewer not determine who wins.
That is the only reason they're doing it. But curiously, I checked the last Strictly season. The highest judge's scoring contestant finished sixth in a "shock" elimination. The lowest scoring couple wasn't eliminated in any of the first 6 eliminations. In equally weighted judges voting, the viewer voting still matters equally as much as it does in the convoluted system they use right now. Clearly the producers over here felt it needed to be dumbed-down for the American viewers.

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Demi and her other 2 daughters were in the row right in front of Bruce and his wife. Showed them all several times
Yes, you're right. Recap videos shown on Wednesday morning's GMA showed them just one row apart. I stand corrected.

I really don't know if there's any acrimony between Bruce and Demi, but obviously for Rumer's sake, they made peace. And they even did a video together to send their love and congratulations to her, also shown during GMA.
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Clearly the producers over here felt it needed to be dumbed-down for the American viewers.
I don't feel they dumbed-down the scoring. Rather they simply weighted it more towards the voters (viewers). If you assign points it would be much harder to override the judge's scores. Also I think by nature it's unfair to a large degree. It would often create a much wider gap then there should be since it's not very granular (at all). This season the top two had identical scores when the judges had the option to score them at will. If they were forced to pick one over the other the "loser" would be facing a much higher hill than what the judges felt.
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Goodman departed on a low note when he made the silly remark that, for what Galloway had done for America, America should give him the mirror ball.

Military accomplishments should get military honors.

Dance trophies are awarded for terpsichorean virtuosity.

Burgess, however, deserves great props for how she worked with Galloway's challenges.

As to the winner, well, I really liked Lynch's dancing, but I'm glad Willis took it.  Chmerkovskiy's been a bridesmaid many times, while it was only Holker's second season; and Lynch already had a reputation as a dancer while this was something new Willis could add to her résumé.
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Hi. I'm back to talk about that show again. Yep, Dancing With The Stars is about 5 weeks or so from its debut for season 21.

We don't know yet which celebrities or which pro dancers will be appearing, but we need to speculate on the judges.

With Len Goodman taking his leave after season 20 (travel between the UK and US to do both versions of the show was finally too much for him), the question is, who replaces him (if he is replaced)?

I have what I believe is a reasonably good choice. This person is available, knows ballroom, and has been a judge of TV dance, and a personality to go with it.

Yes, I'm talking about.... Wait for it....

Mary Murphy! Bringing the hot tamale train (Woo! Woo!) to ABC.

What do you think??
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Interesting, I wouldn't be against it. After her departure from SYTYCD she just might be looking for another gig, although sticking with the format of all the other competition programs they might be looking for a rather cranky/stickler British person, which Mary is neither.
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What do you think??
Wrong demographics. They are trying for a younger audience not older.
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