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air dates: October 26 and 27, 2009

overview of this week's competition:

After Natalie's surprising elimination in Week 5, the nine remaining couples take on the Jitterbug or the Waltz, plus a Mambo marathon!

eliminated this week:

Melissa Joan Hart and Mark Ballas
Louie Vito and Chelsie Hightower

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Dancing With the Stars Best Quotes
Len Goodman
Carrie Ann Inaba
Bruno Tonioli
Len Goodman Carrie Ann Inaba Bruno Tonioli
  • Len: "Sometimes less is more. But not in the Jitterbug.... More is more!"
  • Carrie Ann (to Louie): "It was really great, other than the dropping."
  • Bruno (to Aaron): "The boy has become a gentleman."
  • Len (after Carrie Ann and Bruno's comments on Michael's dance): "It's amazing, three people watch a dance, and two people get it totally wrong."

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Dancing With the Stars Best Moments
Mark Dacascos
Mark's mom tells Melissa to "get the puppies up."
Mark Dacascos's backflip
Kelly conquers her fears on the trapeze

Dancing With the Stars Cringe-inducing Moments
Melissa and Mark
Louie drops Chelsie...twice
Melissa gets called out by the judges
Donny gets his suspenders snapped... twice

Talk about this episode of Dancing with the Stars
Thoughts on Week 6?
Another great week for Mark D
Mya connecting to Dmitry
Aaron's manly waltz
The group mambo!
Samantha strikes again! This time with Michael Irving!
Kelly's beige blueberry-less muffin
"It was really great though, other than the dropping."

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offwithherhead As A Judge...What do You Do? 2 Nov 11 2009, 6:00 AM EST by paulajmcd
Thread started: Oct 27 2009, 3:40 AM EDT  Watch
So you ar a judge and you are watching Natalie go home, when there are a few better choices.....what do you do to thin the herd and level the playing field? Well, I think we just saw it last night. Because of the "people's" vote, you are limited, so you have to get creative. So..... you place the pack during the main competition, and then introduce a new "factor" to line them up even better for elimination. I think the Competition Mambo, although fun to watch, was a means to their method of elimination.

Now comes the icing on the cake....for the result show, you should find a way to keep more control of the elimination....how to do this? Well... accept the lowest scoring couple going home.... then you create the "dance-off" between the next two lowest scoring couples. Because the public cannot vote during the live result show, you have to make that decision.

I think the "twists" this week were painfully obvious, as a means to keep control and not lose someone the judges didn't want to see go home. Just my opinion. Would enjoy hearing yours....maybe you can sway me. :)

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offwithherhead Carrie Ann and Len's Comments 1 Oct 30 2009, 2:58 PM EDT by jakefwp
Thread started: Oct 28 2009, 5:16 PM EDT  Watch
I was watching the result show, and I must say I was a little disappointed with both Carrie Ann and Len's comments after Louie Vito danced. They both made comments about Louie and Michael not trying enough. Comments like she didn't think either of them got how important this dance off really was and that they basically didn't put enough into thier dances...to which Len was agreeing.

I think that both of these guys put alot into what they do, and I also feel they have tried very hard. Dancing is not their forte, but they do try. I really felt sorry for Louie to go out with those comments being the last he got from the judges. We all know that these two guys were never going to win, but they have both given some great moments on the show, and I think they deserved better. Let's face it...they had 3 dances to learn this week, when learning one dance is a challenge for them.

I gotta be honest that I am a little bummed with the judging this season...especially when the competitors have been so much more restricted to the amount they can practice. You can bet the farm that in previous seasons when they had to learn two dances in one week, that most would rehearse more those weeks. This season they aren't allowed. So what do they expect when someone who has never danced has to learn three dances in one week with no more time to prepare? The judges need to be more realistic...or maybe they are trying to sway the fans.
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jakefwp Week 6! 11 Oct 30 2009, 9:07 AM EDT by AiryFairyArms
Thread started: Oct 26 2009, 1:56 PM EDT  Watch
Waltzes and Jitterbugs this week, plus a "Mambo marathon." How exciting! Also a double elimination. I'd say it will be Michael and Louie, but they both seem to have fan bases that are keeping them around. Based on being in the bottom two the last two weeks, I guess Aaron better watch his back...
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