Amazing Race Denmark

@modacitylife

The teams are now in week four and the teams head to Copenhagen Denmark. Teams took a big ferry to Aberdeen and the islands did not have a travel agent and had to go to one on the island. The wrestlers made a bold move by going to the airport while everyone else goes to the travel agency but other teams do the same thing, it was finally smart thinking for them. There was a variety of different flights getting in at different times so it was game on. I am really loving the live commentary right during the game.

This leg had one obstacle which helped promote the hybrid car to drive to Sweden, teams who used only one tenth of a gallon of gas and obey the road rules will be reward with clue while those who fail to drive right will have to answer a geography question. Very good marketing strategy. The technician checks the fuel gauge and Kym & Alli ,Keith & Whitney and Nici & Shelly got the challenge while the other teams had to deal with the questions. The daughter had totally melt down on the mat with her mom.

DETOUR

PARKING SPACE teams must repurpose this parking spot which promotes hanging out and being social, choose between garden or living room setting and set up parking spot exactly like the photo within 30 minutes or be forced to redo the spot somewhere else. The dentists did the garden scene, they had to redo this twice over a small problem, while the scientists did living room scene and got first try. The dentist gave up went to other side.

WEDDING CAKE RACE Teams have to decorate a skinny wedding  cake then navigate the busy streets on a bike while holding on tot he cake. Deliver it to the restaurant then if in one piece they get clue from the  bakery. This side looks crazy, Kym & Alli were smart to bring icing along to do repairs but lost their receipt which found easily and got free cookie. Teams had lots problems with this side and teams switched. Brooke & Robbie kept with it and she complained the whole way. The Dentists totally messed up by losing a flag in route were last had maybe use save.

ROADBLOCK

teams had to play waiter and take sandwich orders from two people for a place that had 100 different sandwiches. A good memory was needed for this one. Then memorize the ingredients of  both sandwiches to rely to chef once order is perfect they get clue. Teams didn’t take  long at this task while Misti kept forgetting the numbers got it right on 9th try.

 Team Standings

1 KYM & ALLI -each got hybrid car

2 BROOKE & ROBBY

3 KEITH  & WHITNEY

4 AMY & MYA

5 TIM & TE JAY

6 SHELLY & NICI

7 ADAM & BETHANY

8 MISTI & JIM – non elimination leg

 

 

DWTS Switch up!

This week was the switch up and due work I am late posting so instead of the detailed post I had planned on you get the video highlights and my brief opinions. The guest judge must have an album coming out soon cause they gave her 3 solos and she could not judge at all, the pop singer had no clue what she was talking about. Get judges who actually know dance please. These scores are the judges scores combined from last week.

Current Standings: Alfonso 74 Lea 73 Sadie  73 Janel  69 Bethany 65  Antonio 57   Tommy 51  Jonathan 48 Michael 45

Switch up Teams: Alfonso & Cheryl, Mark & Bethany, Derek & Sadie, Michael & Whitney, Emma & Tommy, Peta & Jonathan, Janel & Artem, Val & Lea

JANEL & VAL these two sizzled with their burlesque doings some tricky moves and making an entertaining number.

BETHANY & MARK she shined in this hip hop routine the girl had lots of swag loved this number.

LEA & VAL  the best routine of the night, the old people s home for ballroom dancers hits broadway so cute.

Tell me what you think who was the best switchup pair

Amazing Race

@BethanyHamilton

The teams traveled to the Shetland Islands in the upper UK  near Scotland, which are named for Shetland Ponies. There was lots of pairing up and one huge injure for the firefighters in which one of them had a major  bruise and hurt to their ankle, it looked really painful. This might affect their race next leg. One team instead of being boring went to a pub not such a great idea if you want to be on top of your game but at least they had fun in the host country of England. The train ride was eight hours. Toward end episode lost sound of show.

ROADBLOCK

Teams were required to herd sheep through separate gates into a pen and this was harder than it looked and it was funny to see how the sheep out maneuvered the smartest of teams. The only team that made it look easy were the surfers who had the sheep going wherever they led, the rest of teams had sheep running all over.  I felt bad for the firefighters who were a one man team due to injury.

DETOUR

PONY UP teams are required to cut 50 cuts of peat that is used for fires and deliver them with the help of a Shetland pony to the cabin to receive clue. The dentist choose this and assumed that the physical labor is easier but it was dealing with a pony which was difficult. This was harder for the female teams not having the male strength to their advantage. The pony gave teams problems bucking and struggling not wanting to cooperate.

LIGHT MY FIRE This side involved building a Viking torch in three steps this side seemed more involved with the other labor intensive. The wrestler found the torch side instead of the labor one and went with it. Five of the teams choose this task. The first task was rolling the burlap around a poll very tight , second step was to pound nails into the poll and the last step was to torch it. The judge on this task was tough and kept failing teams till they got it just right, I was funny how the gay guys called him Mr Viking. Again Brooke had issues of focusing on others progress instead of their own and this is going to be a big stumbling block for them. Teams were able to get through this side of detour faster.

 

 Team Standings

1 Misti & Jim trip for two somewhere exotic

2 Adam & Bethany

3 Keith & Whitney

4 Shelley & Nici

5 Amy & Mya

6 Brooke & Robbie

7 Kym & Alli

8 Tim & Tee Jay

9 Michael & Scott

 

DWTS America’s Vote

The opening number was  a steamy number with Val & Sharna and the rest of the professional number guess they were going back to the 80s in costumes. This week was the stars most memorable year. I tried the score app online and I couldn’t get through guess it was really popular.

Current Standings: Alfonso  40 Lea 39 Sadie  37  Janel  36 Bethany 33  Antonio 29   Tommy 28  Michael 25 Jonathan 24      Betsey

 Best

Janel & Val, Rumba- She remembered her dance teacher when she was younger. This was a beautiful routine I loved her dress it was just right seductive yet not trampy. The movements were fluid and elegant a very good latin dance.

Bethany & Derek! the judges thought this was not enough of the dance but I loved it and they got the extra thrill of having Colbie Caillat perform.  It was a moving dance and I really did enjoy it. It fit the song perfectly. It had Julianne in tears.

Alfonso & Whitney- this dance routine was so cute as they were on the couch and then broke out in preppy dance I barely remember the show he was on or the dance but it was great that he would please his fans that way he really is an amazing dancer.

  Worst

Jonathan & Allison – I hated this number in my mind he went from most improve to worst. I hated the Christmas theme and never saw mean girls  did not care for this routine. The judges hated it, Carrie Ann called it one-dimensional and made good points.

 Most Improved

Betsey & Tony- she’s improved so much since week one she can keep up with her partner and the tribute to her daughter was touching.

Sadie & Mark the duck samba was adorable she looked good and got all the moves down, Mark was funny in that get up and beard. nice touch letting the family get in on the start of the dance.

Amazing Race England

@Zap2it

The next location is London England which has two flights going out. Teams were being nice to each other and sharing cabs. The first flight had the first six teams on it. The last four teams are on the second flight. Ok now one team considers themselves super fans and this shouldn’t affect how a team runs the race better than others or not, yes I mean the mother daughter team, hopefully there egos won’t get the best of them.

ROAD BLOCK

The teams had to get in a boat called punting and go up and down the stream, some teams got though it with ease while others struggled especially the mother daughter team and Isabelle & Dennis who both were in tears on the cab ride to the finish.

DETOUR ABOUT FACE OR PANCAKE RACE

ABOUT FACE teams took part in the changing of the guard at the palace, dress up as British soldiers and then learn the moves and the show what they have. This tasks took people awhile to learn the steps, if they did it wrong they got quite the lecture and balled out. The first team got out of the detour first. Kym & Alli got though and one of them gave the head guard a kiss. Brooke & Robbie had issues with this task and with each team that got though it she messed up more.

PANCAKE RACE taking part of the tradition of racing with pancakes near big ben making a pancake and racing around in under two minutes to get clue.  I liked the race and seeing the cute dog watching the race. This seemed to be the easier of the two tasks to do and move on from.  A few other teams did this option and did not do as well as the surfers.

Bethany & Adam got to the route marker first and had the choice to go for the express pass or go straight to the pit stop, they choose and got the pass. This will give them an advantage in the future legs.

 

Team Standings

1 ADAM & BETHANY trip Sweden

2 MISTI & JIM

3 KYM & ALLI

4 KEITH & WHITNEY

5 TIM & TEE JAY

6 AMY & MYA

7 MICHAEL & SCOTT

8 ROBBIE & BROOKE

9 SHELLEY & NICCI

10 ISABELLE & DENNIS

Amazing Race: Go Big Or Go Home

This is the silver anniversary of the show which premiered in 2001 and in honor of that they went to the same starting place 25 seasons ago Bethesda NY Fountain. It was nice to show all the past clips of the first race. The teams arrived in taxi cabs and unlike the other seasons they had an audience of amazing race fans.

Teams are: Adam & Bethany , Surfers. Amy & Maya, Food Scientists.  Dennis & Isabelle, Dating. Brooke & Robby, Dating Wrestlers.  Keith & Whitney, Engaged Survivor. Kym & Alli, Street Cyclists.  Lisa & Michelle, Sisters. Michael & Scott, Firefighters.  Tim & Te Jay Gay Guys. Shelly & Nici, Mother Daughter. Misti & Jim, Married.

If team number one will get THE SAVE as the prize if facing elimination and keep racing and it can be used till end of 9th leg of race. Teams raced up the steps by starting the race where the first season ended, they all turned to the fans for answers. Each hashtag. The first location is St Thomas Virgin Islands and Bethany & Adam were in the lead.

American Flight : Tim & Te Jay, Bethany & Adam, Dennis & Isabelle, Kym & Alli, Misti & Jim

Delta Flight: Amy & Maya, Shelley & Nici, Lisa & Michelle, Brooke & Robby, Keith & Whitney and Scott & Michael.

The second flight arrives 40 min later. Once there they get a plane out to the next location. The teams get mixed around on diferent flights with two teams per flight. It was a shuttle name and the firefighters were bumped to the last flight by the sisters. The neat part was when the host was doing the introduction live time during the race as teams raced by. Teams climb up a huge rocks and then jumped into the sea for their next clue. Then they were boated to a pirate boat which held a clue. A boat they rowed took them to the island.

ROAD BLOCK

Teams required to use a liquid compass and coordinates and a shovel to find a treasure. People do not now how to read the maps and they all doing wrong till the Dentists shows up and show them how its done. Jim found his box first to head to the pit stop. Its revealed that Keith & Whitney moved their wedding to be on the race now that’s dedication to this show. Each time a cannon went off it meant another team was on their way to the beach. The sisters turned out to be ditzy blonds sounding really dumb this leg. Whitney and Keith got into an argument and finally the last three teams agreed to all take the penalty which means it was a race to the pit stop. The race turned mean when the firefighters pushed one of the sisters and she cut her arm on a cab.

Team Standings

1 JIM & MISTI- SAVE

2 TIM & TE JAY

3 KYM & ALLI

4 BROOKE & ROBBY

5 ADAM & BETHANY

6 AMY & MAYA

7 DENNIS & ISABELLE

8 SHELLEY & NICI

9 KEITH & WHITNEY 

10 MICHAEL & SCOTT

11 LISA & MICHELLE

 

 

DWTS: Movie Montage

This week the stars picked their favorite movies and danced to themes from them. Len was away so they had some comedian Kevin Hart  in the chair, the guy did not know how to score well and had no dance experience.  The opening number started out bad and cheesy loved seeing all the pros dance in costume. Julianne finally got a an outfit that suits her instead of trying to expose her, I see she listened to my critiques and decided to dress like a lady not temptress the white looked good on her. Next week is the switchup switching the pros with the celebs for different pairings.

Current Standings: Lea 31  Janel  40 Bethany 40   Alfonso 32   Antonio 29 Sadie  32  Jonathan  32  Randy  26  Tommy 34  Betsey 29 Michael 28.

 Best

Derek & Bethany~ They did a beautiful tribute to Singing in the Rain and Gene Kelly, loved when his wife stopped by this dance was timeless and perfect I loved it.

Lea & Artem, Back To Future Cha Cha~ I loved the theme of her character from the movie all grown up. Loved this routine

 Janel & Val, West Side Story Jazz~ Val handled the issue of choreography copyright great and the routine turned out amazing he made Janel shine.

  Worst

Randy & Karina, Rocky Paso Doble~ He took a step back this week and it looked like he was following steps intead of doing a dance.

 Most Improved

Michael & Emma~ he had goo form and kept up with his partner he didn’t look like a bumbling idiot this week but a dancer to a certain  degree it was nice.

Jonathan & Allison, Tango~ He looked handsome and loved her dress not sure about the song choice but he got all the moves down right and it looked professional.

Eliminated: Randy & Karina