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DWTS Season 16 Week 6

Zendaya: Loved the dress but because of its short length, it did show off some funny lines in her legs. She’s so beautiful and willowy that it’s hard for her to find the crispness of the Cha Cha… (like trying to make seaweed in the ocean look sharp and toned). That’s me being picky though, because she’s absolutely stunning and she’s so good I critique her like she’s a professional!

Andy: Looked surprisingly limber in this number, however, he had the most appalling footwork I’ve ever seen in a Samba! NO heel leads please!

Sean: Wow! Way to get into the Samba bounce action (it’s normally meant to be a little more isolated in the body; you’re not meant to look like a jack in the box). The super turned-in right toe was the only thing that distracted me from the over the top bounciness going on upstairs.

Ingo: Kim’s dress was so elegant and classy (loved it!) it must have been so hard to get into the feel of the tango with such upbeat music. It just clashed. Watching Ingo trying to perform this dramatic and passionate dance while winking and smiling was a bit jarring on the senses.

Kellie: She looks so competent in the Latin dances and then so weak in the standard dances. Her frame is back-weighted and awkward and her ballet straight legs make her movement across the floor look uncomfortable. She’s a great performer though and that covers up a lot. She is like Zendaya: she started the competition so strong and it makes me critique her like she’s a professional.

Victor: The Rumba is not a good dance for him. He made lots of errors so he couldn’t show off his strength, which is brute force, and he kept tucking his right arm behind his body like he didn’t know what to do with it. Hopefully next week he gets a Tango or Cha Cha or some other dance where power is required.

Jacoby: I’m always blown away by him. How can someone who’s so big and strong look so nimble and light. He did a great job with all the tricky and fast footwork and made it look like he was just having a blast. I know his frame is hunched, but he should have scored higher.

Side note… Randall did an outrageously wonderful job with all the costumes tonight. He gets a 10 from me. I don’t know how he gets it all done in a week.

I love watching Anya Trebunskaya dance; I wish she was on the show all the time!

If you have any comments or thoughts on my feedback, feel free to let me know on my twitter: @toniredpath

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