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Dear Petra: I hate to see you go, but love to see you leave.

Here we go America!  The results are in, but let’s see what lead up to it…

I’m so glad that Romeo was picked to do the encore dance.  This time around he seemed much more relaxed and hit every move better than the night before.
The opening number sung by Tobey Keith was all American fun, but Maks is having a heck of a season with mishaps happening with both his star and professional Lacey.  Like I tell my students, “Keep on going!” The second song featured Jonathan and Anna from the Bay Area with a beautiful medley of different dances.
Now normally I don’t pay too much attention on the clips they show between who’s save or not, but Psycho Mike’s DWTS “EXPOSED” was freakin’ hilarious!!!  And since Maks caught my eye this week, his describtion of himself (sex on a stick) was to die for, I love these European men!
Macy’s Stars of Dance was really neat with all the different styles of dancing around a New York like stage. And I love that song!  Watch out, I see a new routine in the future.
So now the moment of truth!  And what did I tell you?  Petra is going home folks!  I honestly never saw what all the hoopla was about this girl.  I mean, she was just OK for me, but the praises she received from the judges were not justified to me.  Thank you America for making this her last week.
What do I see happening in the near future many of you ask?  Unless something magical happens with Kendra, that girl is out of here.  And dare I say if Ralph does not shape up, he’s in danger of losing his mirror ball dream.
My top picks? Of course my “dark horse” Chris Jericho is steady and moving right along to the finals.  The next spot is a toss up between Hines and Chelsea.  I think the combo of his personality and hard work will pay off in the end.  But I’ve seen the power of all things Disney and tweens supporting Chelsea.
Next week the stars will be dancing to songs they love in Guilty Pleasure week.  Now I am already looking forward to my own guilty pleasure with New Kids On the Block and Backstreet Boys on the show.  Yes, I will be screaming like a 15 year old teenager and reliving my NKOTB days (don’t judge me).  So Juan and Cari, I think I feel a cold coming on and have a feeling that I will be out sick Monday & Tuesday night.  Don’t worry, I will make a speedy recovery and be fine for the rest of the week. 😉
Until then…
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Alright!  You got the scoop on how the men will do.  Here’s the scoop on the ladies.  By now you’ve probably already seen everyone dance.  I created this before watching them so we’ll see what happens tonight on the results show.  Here we go!

Can Kirstie be able to "Cheers" her way to the final?

Kirstie Alley is up first for the actress category.  She’s done great just staying in the media with her many wight loss plans.  I’m excited for her because according to my sources, they’ve approached her for every show and she finally agreed.  Even more so she’ll finally find a weight loss program that will work for good in Dancing.  I’m sure, much like Marie Osmond, she’ll start to lose the pounds and people will give her the “hey you’re doing a good job finding your figure again” sympathy vote.  I’m sure that will add to pro dancer Maxim Chmerkovsky’s “I like to take my shirt off” votes from the 13-16  year old girls that run the voting.  Going to restaurants wearing clothes like the rest of the world must have be hard.

Disney has a fine list of dancers. Does she have what it takes?

Disney girl Chelsea Kane seems to fit the “Hey let’s get someone young to get the young vote” card.  Disney viewers will be watching to show their support.  Chelsea better known for her work on Disney channel’s Bratz: The Movie, should be able to pull off the dance moves since Disney usually gets the talented all around singer/actor/dancer kids (just see Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears before she went Brtney Spears on everyone).  I would imagine that she would get a great vote not just from her fan base, but from Mark Ballas’ fan base as well.  He’s the young guy who’s the hot ticket on the show.

She can talk the talk, but can she Dance the Dance?

Talk show host Wendy Williams will be great for the show.  She’s done her fair share of talking trash about everyone else that it’s her turn to get trashed on.  I’m most excited about how she’ll react to the judges as she could bring some much needed banter to keep the contreversy of the show going.  I’m sure she’ll bring some dancing skills to bad boy pro partner Tony Dovolani.  He’ll show her off quite well.  We should also see some good behind the scenes “Fighting” that are always good for ratings.  Look for her to not go far, but be entertaining.

Models have a great walk, but do they have a great Dance?

In the Model category we have Petra Nemcova.  She’s done some work in Sports Illustrated as a Swimsuit model.   I never heard of such a thing.  I guess I’ve been spending too much attention to my wife.  Points for me!  Not a lot on this end about her, just the fact that she will probably have ot stick with moves that show off her assets and not her dancing skills.  I haven’t seen her dance, but it’s a hunch of mine that modeling and coordination don’t go hand in hand.  Ouch!  I know.  But she should provide the pretty flavor ABC is looking for and get some votes from that.

This Playboy bunny looks to heat up the competition.

Next up is Kendra Wilkinson, not known for her acting skills, but better known for her work in Playboy as a Playmate (not that I’ve seen her work or anything either).  She brings the “hot chick on the show” quality of reality T.V.  I’m not sure if she will do much just like Petra, but look for her to get somewhat better on a week to week basis.  Her votes will come from a small reality fan base as well as the “husband vote” from husband Hank Baskett who’s being bounced around in the NFL.  If there was such a category on this show, I predict that she would get the Most Improved Dancer award at the end of this season.  More so because Louis Van Amstel will have to do the brunt of the work (and he knows how to make a star look good right out of the gate).  I just hope he doesn’t go too “I’m a dancing genius” on her and create a routine far beyond her ability.  What am I talking about?  He’s Louis Van Amstel!  You can’t turn off Genius like that with a flip of any switch.

SPOILER ALERT!!

The first to go for the women will be Wendy Williams.  As exciting as her personality is, I’m not sure if she’ll have the dancing to back it up.  However she’ll get the votes from her fan base as well as Tony’s, people won’t respond to the quick quips she has about dance.  Comedians haven’t done well historically in this contest.  The WINNER…Kirsty Alley.  Kirstie gets the same voting like Marie.  Although she doesn’t have the fan base, she’s going to surprise a bunch of people and win them over with her moves and changing physique.  Plus she’s got Maks who’s overdue for a win as one of the favorite Pro dancers on the show.  They’ll win America over with her personality and his non compliance to the “No Shirt, No Shoes” policy.

As for me, I’ll watch from the sidelines checking out the action and do my coaching from my couch.  If you’re asking whether or not I would better, the answer is YES I WOULD!  The only difference would be that I would actually teach someone something and my routines would be more on the basic side because I would go more for the benefit of the student actually gaining some knowledge from their experience like knowing how to dance at the next function they go to.  I probably wouldn’t be the fan favorite as a result, but my case for a good instructor would be made.  And if ABC wants to try a rebel teacher who will forego looks for substance then give me a call.  You can reach me at sjarthurmurray@yahoo.com.

JG