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Re: Team VaLaur, Laurie and Val

Post by Glittersisgld on Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:35 am

Laurie looks like a little Carmen Miranda.  Even though she is perky and a gymnast, I like her.  She has a realness about her.  She doesn't come across as fake. 

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Re: Team VaLaur, Laurie and Val

Post by Psychee22 on Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:49 am

To me, she doesn't seem to come across as 16 years old, either. I don't know how she is in real life, but thus far, she has come across the screen as being younger, as contrasted with Willow (who was 14 and seemed more mature) and Shawn who was 17, but had an introspective serious side to her that Mark was able to draw out, and Zendaya, Rashon and Kyle who carried the worldliness of show biz.


It will be interesting to see how she is able to project maturity when it is needed in a dance.

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Re: Team VaLaur, Laurie and Val

Post by Glittersisgld on Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:58 am

She sure is a good dancer though.

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Re: Team VaLaur, Laurie and Val

Post by Psychee22 on Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:06 am

Glittersisgld wrote:She sure is a good dancer though.

Yes, she is.  And is likely to continue to be technically proficient, even as she starts to get into the slower dances in hold.  But I don't think that is enough. Val is going to have to bring out the actress in her.

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Re: Team VaLaur, Laurie and Val

Post by DeadManDancing on Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:12 am

I thought she rushed a bit here and there, or finished her movements a tad earlier than Val and the backing dancers. Still a great dance that Val designed to meet her personality.

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Re: Team VaLaur, Laurie and Val

Post by Oakma on Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:38 am

As someone has said "she is a little firecracker" ... it will be interesting to see how she does in the "smooth" dances.She is doing a great job and I love how this team is so joyful and having a great time together.

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Re: Team VaLaur, Laurie and Val

Post by Walker7 on Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:30 am

I'm so glad that Laurie & Val got immunity.  It might help, since the elimination result for this week can only come from a pool of 6 couples.

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Re: Team VaLaur, Laurie and Val

Post by DeadManDancing on Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:13 pm

Don't know if it was the lights, the music, the mood, the silhouettes, or all together. I swear for a moment I thought Meryl and Maks were back.

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Re: Team VaLaur, Laurie and Val

Post by kincaid53 on Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:39 pm

    You know brother I was thinking the same thing when they did their Cha Cha the first week.....Meryl and Maks had the Cha Cha their first week also.....I noticed some of the same facial connection and looks she was giving Val just like Meryl did in that first dance.

     I'm going to start calling her 'SpongeBob Laurie' she just soaks everything in! I think that gorgeous dress, and her hair and make up maybe helped her to get in the mood, she's a young girl that became a woman with that Tango....Anna helped Zendaya to do it, so this one was up to Val!!!

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Re: Team VaLaur, Laurie and Val

Post by Glittersisgld on Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:51 pm

I was thinking since she is Hispanic, she has a natural flair for the passion and intensity like the Spanish and Italians.  Is that racist?  Well, I said it.  I can see how she would remind you of Meryl since she is so little like her. 

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Re: Team VaLaur, Laurie and Val

Post by DeadManDancing on Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:04 pm

I see no racism there, Glitters. There may be Brazilians who can't Samba, but not too many. Two of the judges on our version of the show did a showdance last season, a Salsa. He's normally a model coach, not a pro dancer. Took him two hours to get the choreography down, then he took the stage and nailed it. She, a 23-times Latin Champion, was asked afterwards how that was possible. She simply said, "he's from Cuba. I knew it was within him".

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Re: Team VaLaur, Laurie and Val

Post by DeadManDancing on Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:10 pm

kincaid53 wrote:
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     I'm going to start calling her 'SpongeBob Laurie' she just soaks everything in! I think that gorgeous dress, and her hair and make up maybe helped her to get in the mood, she's a young girl that became a woman with that Tango....Anna helped Zendaya to do it, so this one was up to Val!!!
During rehearsals, he said sth like he didn't want her to remain just cute Laurie. Val really has a way with these young girls. 

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Re: Team VaLaur, Laurie and Val

Post by Glittersisgld on Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:16 pm

I was surprised to find that Lochte is Cuban.  I don't know how much Cuban, but I thought Lochte was a German name and he looks more German to me 

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Re: Team VaLaur, Laurie and Val

Post by Glittersisgld on Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:18 pm

Glittersisgld wrote:I was thinking since she is Hispanic, she has a natural flair for the passion and intensity like the Spanish and Italians.  Is that racist?  Well, I said it.  I can see how she would remind you of Meryl since she is so little like her. 
I misspoke in this post.  I meant to say Meryl is small like Laurie and not that she is so little like her.  It sounds weird.  They are both fast too. 

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Re: Team VaLaur, Laurie and Val

Post by DeadManDancing on Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:20 pm

Glittersisgld wrote:I was surprised to find that Lochte is Cuban.  I don't know how much Cuban, but I thought Lochte was a German name and he looks more German to me 
You'd be surprised, but I don't look like Lochte. At all.

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Re: Team VaLaur, Laurie and Val

Post by Glittersisgld on Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:27 pm

DeadManDancing wrote:
Glittersisgld wrote:I was surprised to find that Lochte is Cuban.  I don't know how much Cuban, but I thought Lochte was a German name and he looks more German to me 
You'd be surprised, but I don't look like Lochte.
I believe you.  I just looked it up and it says his mother is Cuban and his father is Dutch, British and German.  I thought he looked more German than Cuban. 

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Re: Team VaLaur, Laurie and Val

Post by GymGirlJane on Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:24 am

Go Laurie!  You have the clear advantage tonight girl!!

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Re: Team VaLaur, Laurie and Val

Post by DeadManDancing on Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:22 am

I trust in Val to avoid she'll be doing a pure gymnastics routine. Difficult job probably.
Jane, since you're interested in gymnasts doing dance shows, you may like this.

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Re: Team VaLaur, Laurie and Val

Post by GymGirlJane on Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:33 am

DeadManDancing wrote:I trust in Val to avoid she'll be doing a pure gymnastics routine. 
I missed the last 2 weeks.  But so far they have been doing that, correct DM?

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Re: Team VaLaur, Laurie and Val

Post by DeadManDancing on Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:40 am

So far, nothing to complain. But what else- as you put it yourself- should give her the clear advantage tonight? I just hope they don't overdo it and keep the balance (not just physically).

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Re: Team VaLaur, Laurie and Val

Post by kincaid53 on Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:02 pm

   So many people seem to think this is a slam dunk for all 10's. It might be, but this is not the freestyle, Val has to put enough Jazz into it to please all the judges and sometimes that is difficult especially with jH in the mix.

    Good Luck Team VaLaur!!

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Re: Team VaLaur, Laurie and Val

Post by Psychee22 on Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:23 pm

I'm expecting MJ-style hip hop from him tonight, as it goes with the music.

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Re: Team VaLaur, Laurie and Val

Post by Lesallee on Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:40 pm

Thank you, Laurie and Val - no gymnastics!

Well done, not quite as over the top as the judges are proclaiming but very good.

Yep, here come the tens!

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Re: Team VaLaur, Laurie and Val

Post by kincaid53 on Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:44 pm

  Well deserved 10's imo....Val you may have had help with the choreography, But it was Laurie that nailed it......what CA said about her being a combination of all of those dancers is true..... laurie you are a superstar Praise

   Great combo of Jazz and MJ moves!!!

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Re: Team VaLaur, Laurie and Val

Post by therealdfshary on Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:53 pm

This is one great team... Congrats

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