Ballroom Dance > Dancing on TV > America's ballroom challenge returning to PBS

Discussion in 'Dancing on TV' started by debmc, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. Generalist

    Generalist Active Member

    Scoring and judging were so downplayed it wasn't even clear that they were showing a competition.
     
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  2. Loki

    Loki Well-Known Member

    Watched the last episode on pbs. org last night, or rather about 30 minutes after fastforwarding through a good portion of it.

    Didn't agree with the final placements, but whatever.

    Strange vision of Mickey Mouse saying, "Hi, everybody!" with Minnie when the hosts came onto the floor...
     
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  3. Hedwaite

    Hedwaite Well-Known Member

    Watched some online earlier. Do people just not know how to chew gum anymore? When they cut away to the audience, I saw people who looked like they were working hard at wrestling their Extra. Can't be that hard to chew with your mouth closed.
     
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  4. Hedwaite

    Hedwaite Well-Known Member

    Edit:mouth. Moths must be frustrating also, until they stop fluttering.
     
  5. Hedwaite

    Hedwaite Well-Known Member

    Am I the only one who thought team Mazabela was dancing a lyrical rumbolero if the sound was muted? Fabulous, yes. Smooth? Eh...
     
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  6. Hedwaite

    Hedwaite Well-Known Member

    I've tried to find the "Rock This Place" through Shazaam and also SoundHound, with no avail for Episode 2 QS. Halp.
     
  7. GGinrhinestones

    GGinrhinestones Well-Known Member

    I am watching the second half of the last episode...I have to say, despite the horrible commentating (which did, admittedly, get at least nominally better as the episodes progressed) and the poor editing decisions to cut out most of the group rounds, I would rather watch this any day to any episodes of Dancing with the Stars. Denis Kutepov and Lesya Sinitsa brought me to tears in their Standard showdance (I totally want to be Lesya when I grow up) - and I am not, and never will be a Standard dancer. Emmanuel and Liana brought me to tears in Episode 3 because they are simply stunning together. And even if the pro-am dances were a bit of an add-on, it was nice to see pro-am actually explained to the world by someone other than me. Bring it on, PBS!
     
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  8. middy

    middy Well-Known Member

    I loved the Perzhus' long program - the tango - both in person and recorded, and was annoyed when it got placed 4th.
     
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  9. GGinrhinestones

    GGinrhinestones Well-Known Member

    Not sure this will help, but PBS did post a listing of all the music from the show on their website. I don't see the one you are looking for, but look under the music tab from the main America's Ballroom Challenge homepage on the PBS site.
     
  10. Hedwaite

    Hedwaite Well-Known Member

    I tried, but it didn't show it for the snippet of QS they showed. :(
     
  11. Hedwaite

    Hedwaite Well-Known Member

    The thing I'm hating the most is the canned dialogue. Yes, they're looking in the general direction of each other's faces, but you can tell that they're reading it off an off-view teleprompter, just like "reality" TV. It sounds so fake and forced. I'm embarrassed for anybody who believes it's not 100% scripted or even dubbed ("Wow, what a topline!" he says, of the collapsed inside).

    I suppose I'm going with "Still better than DWOS" and also "At least they tried" for now. Still, though. I'm cringing sometimes.
     
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  12. FancyFeet

    FancyFeet Well-Known Member

    So, I'm guessing here from your description 'cause I'm at work and can't check the episode, but try "Rock this Joint" by Casa Musica, off of Best of Ballroom Part. 16
     
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  13. Loki

    Loki Well-Known Member

    Yup. There you have it...
     
  14. Hedwaite

    Hedwaite Well-Known Member

    Wow. Once in a while, Casa is okay. Thanks, that's it!
     
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  15. Phil Owl

    Phil Owl Well-Known Member

    Me too. Dance Fever got me to take lessons, and this (in its earlier incarnation as Championship Ballroom Dancing) got me to up my game.
     
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  16. Phil Owl

    Phil Owl Well-Known Member

    Me too! Barabar Eden, Rita Moreno and Sandy Duncan weren't half bad either
     
  17. Phil Owl

    Phil Owl Well-Known Member

    Even for the flaws mentioned in previous posts, I will say i could take this show far more seriously than DWTS (which I regard as a complete joke) or SYTYCD
     
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