Dancing With the Stars

Season 3 Episode 17

Episode 309

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 07, 2006 on ABC
out of 10
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13 votes

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Episode Summary

Episode 309
This is the semifinal round. The remaining three contestants dance to their favorite ballroom style and then a Latin dance.

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  • If only the judges would actually make it pivotal.

    I actually went to vote last night along with more people in my precinct than normal this year since I didn't arrive home until after the show had started. On the one hand I was glad to find out they were showing clips and I hadn’t missed any new dances yet, and on the other, I thought that was kind of cheesy, clips of the rest of the season in the semi-finals? Why must they do that? Does noone actually follow a show anymore? Am I the only one that actually watches every show while the producers are too busy catering to the viewers who only take a glimpse every now and then? What was the need for the entire show to be an hour and a half long? For another thing, I think they should have moved it because of the elections or given the dancers an extra week and an extra assignment or something. The constant news interruptions didn’t actually push out any of the scenes in my city, amazingly (that would NEVER happen during daytime), but the constant squishing of the dancers on the screen in the middle of dances for the local news to report returns was extremely annoying and distracted from my enjoyment of the dances.

    I also feel that the judges have totally copped out this season. Sure, they held back the 3 perfect 10 scores until the semi-finals but I found them extremely anti-climactic, especially since they jumped to their feet to give them, and then they gave them to every single set of the dancers! If you have a favorite, pick them! How is anyone supposed to take this seriously.

    Yes, I know I complained a lot about this episode and about this season in general, yet I still gave it a high score. The dances were absolutely fantastic last night. I enjoyed the majority of them all. They probably have ended with a good set for the last 3 dancers in the competition, but they seem to be forgetting that it is a competition, not a hundred percent popularity contest, and yet that is what it has turned in to. I wish all 3 dancers good luck and may the most popular win. Why do I feel like I’m back in high school?moreless
  • We're down to the wire!

    This show is really one of the most amazing, entertaining shows on TV these days, and I for one will be sad to see it end - until the next season.

    The dancing has been incredible, and the celebrity dancers have exceeded all preconceived notions of how they would do. I wish there could be a tie, but alas one must go.

    I can't wait to see tonight's episode - and I'm sure I'll be one of the rest of America holding its collective breath while we wait.moreless
  • Marking Time

    The show is down to three dancers, and only the fact that they are all very good can make up for the fact that an hour and a half is way too much time at this point. The show could be done in an hour, but ABC probably has 1 1/2 hrs blocked out thru the run of the show - so - the first 1/2 hr was the "clip show", clips of star performance. And most of them were in the 'once is enough' category. The actual competition was about an hours worth and I'm not a fan of filler. Also - when the show began and was only 6 episodes, Bruno was something to laugh at. Now he is very, very annoying and if they did a switcheroo with co-hosts, maybe they can trade off on judges too.moreless

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    • 21.1 million viewers tuned into tonight's semi-final round.

    • Dances, Music and Scores - Week 9

      Round One - Ballroom
      Mario & Karina - Tango
      "Whatever Lola Wants" by Sarah Vaughan
      Carrie Ann...10, Len...10, Bruno...10
      Score: 30

      Emmitt & Cheryl - Waltz
      "At This Moment" by Billy Vera & The Beaters
      Carrie Ann...9, Len...10, Bruno...10
      Score: 29

      Joey & Edyta - Quickstep
      "42nd Street" by Lee Roy Reams
      Carrie Ann...9, Len...10, Bruno...10
      Score: 29

      Round Two - Latin
      Mario & Karina - Cha Cha
      "Bad" by Michael Jackson
      Carrie Ann...9, Len...10, Bruno...10
      Score: 29

      Emmitt & Cheryl - Cha Cha
      "Dance to the Music" by Sly & The Family Stone
      Carrie Ann...10, Len...10, Bruno...10
      Score: 30

      Joey & Edyta - Rhumba
      "Eternal Flame" by Bangles
      Carrie Ann...10, Len...10, Bruno...10
      Score: 30

    • In the audience tonight was Mario Lopez's former castmate from Saved By The Bell, Elizabeth Berkeley.

    • Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke received their first perfect score for their Cha Cha.

      Joey Lawrence and Edyta Sliwinska received their first perfect score for their Rumba.

      ALL three couples received one perfect round score - Mario for the Ballroom round dance, Emmitt and Joey for their Latin round dances.

      All couples also have a final combined dance score of 59 - they are all tied by the judges, it is now up to the viewer votes.

    • Mario Lopez and Karina Smirnoff receive the first perfect 30 score of the season with their Tango. All three judges stood up to give the scores.