Dancing With the Stars

Season 4 Episode 18

Episode 409A

Aired Monday 8:00 PM May 15, 2007 on ABC



  • Quotes

    • (Some comments from the Judges on the couples left in the competition)
      Len Goodman: Physically, the sports people have an advantage over the entertainers. They can see their goal and they can focus.
      Carrie Ann Inaba: They have wonderful muscle memory, they know how to do the training.
      Bruno Tonioli: They have that reserve of stamina. Determination, that killer instinct.
      Len Goodman: One of the secrets of dance is the ability to coordinate the body. Your arms, you legs, you hips, you head. This comes quite naturally to sports people. But as far as the performance is concerned, I think th entertainers have it over the sports people. They know how to come out and give you a show.
      Bruno Tonioli: They engage with the audience and they feed from the reaction from them.
      Carrie Ann Inaba: Entertainers have a bag of tricks that they can reach into at any moment which the athletes don't have. They can turn it up a notch, a little razzmatazz, they can throw humor, it just adds a little excitement to the performance. There's also the mental side of the competition.
      Len Goodman: You're not going to find a lot of negative thoughts with the sports people. Failure doesn't come into their vocabulary.
      Carrie Ann Inaba: We don't know if they're afraid, we don't know if they're nervous. They exude a confidance.
      Bruno Tonioli: Athletes are used to being coached. So they take criticism in a positive way.
      Len Goodman: Because the entertainers are in an environment that they're used to, they come out with a home court advantage.
      Carrie Ann Inaba: They're used to the makeup, the costumes, the bright lights. It's like home to them.
      Bruno Tonioli: There's a chance the athletes will choke at the last minute because they're not on familiar ground.
      Len Goodman: Everyone left in this competition is a competitor. The entertainers want to be liked, they want the judges to like them, they want the audience to like them. Sports people - they just want to win! They don't give a monkey's armpit whether I like them or not.
      Carrie Ann Inaba: Entertainers also know how to compete.
      Len Goodman: They eventual winner will be able to take all the qualities from the athletic world and the entertaining world and fuse them together. That will be the winner.