Welcome to a results show! Haven't done one of these in a while, have we? First off, they tell me that they combined last week's scores with this week's scores so the actual scoreboard looks like this:
Nastia Liukin & Derek Hough/Sasha Farber: 117
Rumer Willis & Val Chmerkovskiy: 117
Riker Lynch & Allison Holker: 115
Noah Galloway & Sharna Burgerss: 101
Chris Soules & Witney Carson: 95
Robert Herjavec & Kym Johnson: 93
Doesn't change my predictions, though - I still think it's Chris & Witney and Robert & Kym going home.
The encore dance is back and the judges want to see Rumer & Val with Artem in the Paso Doble. I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I would've picked her rumba instead.
Erin Andrews is wearing an unfortunate outfit that seems to have random strips of fabric attached to the trousers. Oh, Erin.
Our first result is Rumer & Val and we're told they're safe. Oh good. Tom also promises us that after a five season hiatus, Dance Center is back. I suppose it has been that long,...Read more
Any previous week this season, it might have been a shocker to see fiercely talented coach fave Kimberly Nichole, the self-dubbed “Rock Ballerina,” head home on “The Voice.” But when the news came on Tuesday night that viewers had sent her home just shy of the semifinals – a week in which only one singer was eliminated, no less – it actually didn’t come as a particular surprise.
Nichole had taken risks with both her song selections on Monday’s Top 6 performance show, and even before the votes rolled in, you may have had the sneaking suspicion that those risks had not paid off. She squandered the opportunity to give a hard tug at the heartstrings in her mom dedication, unsentimentally floating through Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin,’” which seemed a waste, too, of her riveting onstage persona.
She may have been saving up all her trademark preening and prowling to unleash on an over-the-top rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana,” but I wondered even as I watched whether the audience would...Read more
There were so many compelling developments in this week’s episode of “iZombie,” I feel like blurting them all out at once, in no particular order. Everybody game?
Dr. Ravi got bitten by a zombie rat, meaning he’ll have to seriously step up his lab experiments. Will he have enough time? Is a cure even possible? Before that, he mustered his courage and asked a gorgeous girl on a date, so good on him.
Major the former youth counselor is about to go all “Death Wish,” arming himself for his inevitable fight against the evil mass-murdering zombies. He has no idea what he’s getting himself into.
Lowell is a liar – I warned you, buddy – who actually buys his brains from the Candy Man himself, Blaine DeBeers. Funeral home supplier, indeed.
The police, too, are lying, but we already knew that, didn’t we, fans? Those bodies buried on the Shepherds’ property had been moved there to frame the couple for many of the unsolved disappearances in town.
Lt. Dead(ish) gets reminded that it’s his job to protect...Read more
Apparently tonight is "America's Choice" night. I forgot to vote - I hope this doesn't mean I'm in danger of losing my citizenship. Tomorrow night is results night with a double elimination.
"America's Choice" Round
Noah Galloway & Sharna Burgess
The viewers wanted a military theme, but Noah nixes wearing a costume that looks like a military uniform. He says if he wears a uniform, it has to meet military regulations, so they go with a suit instead. And, America, really, we wanted to hear Noah dance to a song with "bombs away" repeated? And a line that says, "I stand here a broken man"? We're kind of jerks, America.
Len Goodman says it's difficult to judge Noah because one of the things he would normally look for in a tango is flexed knees. So he's looking to the performance and says he did well on that front. Julianne Hough compliments America on their choices. Julianne and I have very different taste. Carrie Ann Inaba says there was a bit of blockiness.
Oh, hey, it's Erin Andrews'...Read more
Let’s hear it for the moms! In honor of Mother’s Day (it’s this Sunday, so you probably still have time to send a card, a gift or flowers), “The Voice” honored mothers on Monday’s Top 6 performance show.
Each member of the Top 6 performed two songs. One of the songs was dedicated to the mother in his or her life. (One contestant, Joshua Davis, paid tribute to mother of his children -- his wife, Ann.) The contestant’s mom (or wife) was also given the opportunity to sit alongside the coach as her offspring (or spouse) rehearsed and offer feedback and express how proud and grateful she was.
It was sweet and also presented a good opportunity to add depth to our perception of the contestants. After all, we’re moving swiftly along toward the semifinals and finals and any of the contestants still standing could conceivably take the win. At this point, it’s going to come down to taste and who the audience connects to, so the personal vibe and back story are almost as important as the performances...Read more
Gotham is on a knife's edge, and it's only become sharper and deadlier. Nobody got out unscathed.
"All Happy Families Are Alike" had some hits, some misses, but overall, it had a lot of flash that made for an enthralling end to the season. I just wish the character development matched the fighting choreography.
The Maroni versus Falcone shooting war has continued, and now Falcone gets hit. He gets rushed to the hospital.
Penguin, in all his demented glory, visits Falcone, who's strapped to a gurney. "It was me, old friend," he cheerily confesses to Falcone. "I did this to you." He then leaves a bouquet of flowers on his chest, as if he's already lying in a coffin.
Jim hears that Falcone's in the hospital then rushes to his rescue. So not the Jim we're used to. "He's a bad man, but he's the best bad man we got," he tells Harvey. Leaving his spot open would leave Gotham in chaos.
This character shift is unexpected but not surprising. He's already been beating himself up for endangering his...Read more