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Bristol And Mark Were Superb Tonight – This Is Your Last Chance To Vote Online For Them To Win

Bristol and Mark did not fail their fans tonight in the finals on DWTS.  Tonight’s theme was ‘redemption’ and ‘freestyle’ night.  Dressed in a baby blue sequined dress with a pink sash and white crinoline slip peeping out from under the bottom and Mark dressed in a baby blue sequined jacket, they hit the floor doing the Jive.

This was their chance to redeem themselves from that Monkey Suit business, when Bristol had a hard time getting out of hers.  Well, they did it!  They danced the Jive tonight to a different song and never missed a beat.  Bristol was bouncy and energetic and just fun to watch.  Her face was full of expression and joy.  She seemed stronger than ever and that was a feat to accomplish after all that has happened to her this past week.

I guess we can say she’s a chip off the old block.  Strong as steel with the joy of the LORD!  Mark is the gem of a gentleman.  He cannot be thanked enough for the way he has taken care of our girl.  He has been so protective to her and that has not been easy for him to do in Hollywood tinsel town.  He seems to not care what the others are saying or thinking about Bristol’s performance in this show.  He is an angel.

Let’s take a look again at their energetic Jive-

Good job, kids!  They received 3 9s from the judges for a total of 27 out of 30 for their superb performance.  Head judge, Len Goodman said to Bristol, “The last time you were a gorilla and this time you are a thriller!”  Way to go, Len.

Their last dance of the night was the Free Style which presented a bit of a challenge to Bristol at first.  Mark selected “Cell Block Tango”, from Bob Fosse’s “Chicago” but Bristol had never seen the Broadway play or its adaptation to the movie screen.

“I’ve never seen Chicago,” Bristol said in rehearsal. “I’ve never been to a Broadway show.”  Mark was able to convince her that everything would be fine and he was right.

Their interpretation was fantastic, with Bristol and Mark dancing a dramatic Argentine Tango, which started with Bristol dancing in a cage and ended with Mark in the cage.   There were a lot of sexual tensions and dramatic movements involved in the dance and for someone who has never danced before and has never been to a Broadway play, Bristol did a magnificent job!  She had the right emotion, the right attitude and plenty of determination in the dance.  it was quite entertaining to watch –

Head judge, Len Goodman, liked it and gave Bristol praises, “That was no disaster, I thought it was fantastic!”  Len’s colleagues Bruno and Carrie Ann both gave her low score of 8s.  Carrie Ann tried to compare Bristol’s performance to that of the actresses in the original Broadway play – people who have spent their life time singing, dancing and acting on stage!  Bruno gave her credit for determination and for reaching so high.  It was still appalling that the two of them gave her 8s when she deserved 10s.  She really came out of her comfort zone and performed as Mark had taught her. It was completely theatrical.

They did rent the movie of “Chicago” to help her get the feel of the tension and drama of the women in the iconic movie-

Bristol is a quick study.  She’ll need that because Tuesday night she will have to learn a Quick Cha Cha.  Besides doing their personal favorite she and Mark will be given another Insta Dance challenge.  Their song will be give to them at the beginning of Tuesday’s show and they will have to choreograph the Cha Cha to that song and perform it.

This has been an amazing journey for Bristol and she deserves to win.  So we pray and pray some more and cheer this beautiful young woman along her way.  The judges may have scored her to be last but God said the last shall be first when you honor Him.

I feel really good about Tuesday night.  Bristol and Mark shine like the morning day sun!!  God bless you both.

posted by rightthingtodo on November 22, 2010

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Bristol And Mark Honored The LORD And The LORD Honored Them, They Are Going To The Finals

In scripture, in 1Samuel 2:30, it says …

30 “Therefore the LORD, the God of Israel, declares: ‘I promised that members of your family would minister before me forever.’ But now the LORD declares: ‘Far be it from me! Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained.

Last night’s elimination process on Dancing With the Stars was what I consider a ‘statement from God.‘  Apparently, He said it was Bristol and Mark’s turn to be honored by having a place in the finals.

The previous evening, Bristol and Mark had honored Him by performing their Slow Waltz in tribute to the crucifixion of of His Son, Jesus Christ.  They danced to a song from Mel Gibson’s movie, The Passion of the Christ. It was Mark’s idea to perform their semi-final round waltz to that particular music.

“John Denby is one of my favorite composers and that song is just so powerful and it’s something that I think both of us really believe in and we’re passionate about the music,” Mark explained. “It’s just moving… my favorite thing in the world is music and to be moved by music is just the most beautiful thing… and especially if you watched the movie, when that song is playing [over] the scene that’s happening it’s just so inspiring and so motivating. The song is just gorgeous and I’ve always wanted to dance to it.”

They had been working long, long days and long hours on their waltz.  It paid off – God took notice even though Carrie Ann did not.  She said that Bristol again wandered off during the dance and lost her connection with the audience.  Carrie Ann gave them a score of 8.  She did not understand Bristol’s interpretation of the most awe inspiring sacrifice the world has ever seen.  Bristol had her character spot on.

You turned into somebody else on that last one,” Mark told his partner. “You turned around and I was like, ‘Oh! All right! Game on! Let’s go!’ It really felt good. I was really proud.”

What Carrie Ann had to do was score Bristol lower than her competitors and over score the competitors so there would be no doubt to the audience and the world that, Bristol would be the least likely to survive, bcause in their minds she did not belong and she had to be placed at the bottom of the heap.

Well, God cast His vote for Bristol.  He watched her drive her truck all the way from Wasilla, Alaska over the span of 4 or 5 days into the Left-Wing capitol of the USA, Hollywood.  He knew that His spirit was in her and on her and He knew she would run into some problems and some issues.  Because of that, He simply gave her an extra dose of anointing of the Holy Spirit.

He watched her take the challenge of learning how to dance.  He knew she had no knowledge of dance, performing arts, acting, show business, etc.  The one thing He knew that she had was determination, ability to work hard, willingness to take criticism, humility, kindness for others, and a merry heart. He simply cleared the path for her because He has this relationship with her.  Bristol is a Christian and she loves the Lord.

On the evening of the semi-finals, God was in the audience watching everyone and everything.  He saw the deceit in some of the comments of the judges.  He saw the sense of entitlement in some of Bristol’s competitors.  He saw the arrogance of some members of the Hollywood community present in the audience.  He saw the over scoring of Bristol’s competitors and the under scoring of Bristol’s performances.  He saw the lack of fairness in the judges’ grading of Bristol’s effort and undeniable growth as a dancer.

So He spoke. I am in no way saying that God loves some more than others.  No, He loves all of us unconditionally.  That is why He sent His Son to die on the cross to pay for all of our sin.  What I am saying is, Bristol came with humbleness and Brandy came with arrogance and a sense of entitlement. It appears that Bristol was happy to just be there and compete but Brandy gave us the sense that she had to win at all costs.  She said that if she did not win, she would have to see a doctor!

Brandy felt from day one she would win.  She made numerous remarks about how she just had to win.  At one point, she referred to the fact that she is a singer and that was a good thing because she has music.  She even said, ‘I’ve got this.”

Folk, Brandy desperately needed to revive her performing career and the Mirror Ball was the path she had chosen to do that.

Bristol did not register on their radar in Hollywood as a potential contender and forget being a potential winner.  They view her as an outsider and they were not prepared to have to deal with the fact that she could win the Mirror Ball.

Did you see the faces of Jennifer Grey and her partner, Derek Hough as the announcement of Brandy’s elimination was made?

Look at them again-

It is clear that all of them, including the judges, were set for Bristol’s exit.  Did you notice Kyle placing his hands on his hips and Brooke and Bruno actually said they were so shocked.  Bruno stands up and tells the audience that you have to vote because every vote counts?  He goes as far as telling Brandy that he is disappointed and encourages her to perform her Free-Style Dance with Maks next week? That was most inappropriate because Bristol and Mark are standing right there and listening to the hostess and one of the judges lament over Brandy’s elimination!

It was appalling!  Here we have Kyle and Lacey’s reactions-

Yep, adorable Kyle is in on it too – we just heard him say another unpredictable day at DWTS.  In his mind, Bristol was supposed to be history!

Then we have the drama queen Jennifer Grey and her partner, Derek Hough, who by the way is best friends with Bristol’s partner, Mark Ballas reacting to Brandy’s exit.  Just listen to Jennifer shower Brandy with praise (even though phony)  She says very little about Bristol-

I mean, really Jennifer?  On November 5, on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, you were asked your opinion of your competitors and how they were doing and you said to Jay that you had no opinion because you only had enough energy for yourself … that you don’t have the energy to keep up with the progress of your competitors.  What I took from that was that you didn’t really care about anyone else there because it’s all about you.

You’ll notice that these interviews were done by TV Guide and even their interviewer showed her bias when interviewing the last 3 competitors for the finals, she asked Kyle and Lacey and Jennifer and Derek about the elimination of Brandy.  When she interviewed Bristol and Mark she never mentioned Brandy’s name, watch –

I’m sure many of us would like to know Bristol’s feelings about the Brandy’s elimination – but this interviewer did not find the words to ask Bristol what she thought.

I will admit that I was overwhelmed with emotion when they announced Brandy’s name instead of Bristol’s.  When Kyle was told early in the show that he was safe along with Jennifer, that frightened me.  I thought if Kyle was not eliminated then it would most likely be Bristol.

I thought that because in our home we had experienced a difficult time casting our votes for Bristol.  It took each of us over an hour to vote online.  We thought that Bristol’s line had been rigged or something.  It turned out that so many of us were trying to vote for her that we jammed the online page for her and Mark.

It was simply the hand of God moving in Hollywood Tuesday night when Bristol and Mark were given a place in the finals next week.

You are blessed, Bristol and Mark.  Do well and enjoy every minute of it.  You have earned it!!  Don’t let anyone tell you differently!

posted by rightthingtodo on November 17, 2010

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Bristol Was Beautiful And Brilliant And Brave Tonight

Bristol received standing ovations tonight after both of her dances.  She has come such a long way on her journey to becoming a ballroom dancer.  She also received her highest scores ever.

She and her partner, Mark Ballas, danced the Paso Doble, for which they received a score of 27 and they danced the Slow Waltz and received a score of 26.  They may have ended up at the bottom again – but she had to be happy to receive a total score of 53 on semi-final night.

This beautiful young woman from Wasilla, Alaska, who drove her truck all the way to Hollywood from Wasilla over the span of 5 days – alone – is a brave heart indeed.

It makes my stomach churn when I hear or read the cruel, nasty, petty remarks about her not being  qualified for the semi-finals.  If we can remember, the object of this show is to take a person who is a newbie to dance, really a non-dance individual and turn them into a ballroom dancer in 3 months.

Those are the qualifications and Bristol fits the bill a hundred times more than any of her three competitors.  Bristol is someone with no musical background, no dance training and no performance experience, who just showed up with determination, a hard-work ethic, tough skin and nerves of steel and the greatest smile.

She listened to everything her professional partner taught her and executed the dance routines on the dance floor with the likes of professional actors, dancers, singers, sports figures, entertainer, etc.

Yes, you betcha’, Bristol Palin deserves to be in the semi-finals and the finals and to WIN the coveted trophy!

Those naysayers who keep insisting that she should not be in the semi-finals, may I say that Jennifer, Brandy and maybe Kyle should not be there.  They are members of the performing arts and have skills that they have learned and used for years.  Bristol had none!!

Take a look at the drama queen, Jennifer Grey, when she appeared in the 1987 movie, ‘Dirty Dancing’

Although, Jennifer has changed her face these days, she had those same moves last night that she had back in 1987 – she is not a newcomer to dancing.  Her father and mother are choreographers and actors, and Bristol is standing on the same dance floor with a person with this kind of dance experience!  Get it??

Now, let’s take a look at desperate Brandy when she appeared in the 1997 remake of the Rodgers and Hammerstein ‘Cinderella’ movie

Are we getting the picture of what Bristol is  up against?

And last, but certainly not least, let’s look at Kyle, who is an actor, a rapper and all around entertainer, who is very, very comfortable in front of a camera.  We heard his mother say that from a young age, she know that Kyle and his brother would be in show business.  Here’s one of Kyle’s rap videos

Kyle is a consummate performer – make no mistake, he knows how to turn up the volume when he needs to.

The judges gave our 10s last night like they were going out of style.  Everyone received a 10 or, multiple 10s except Bristol.  Hmmm, I wonder why?

She may not have performing arts experience but she has presence and she has improved  each week.  her foot work is impeccable.  She makes you just want to watch her and cheer her along.  It’s like she said in her interview with Mark and the other couples on the Larry King Show, she is everyday people just like you and me.  people relate to her and want to help her win.

She is one gutsy little lady and she just shines because of her genuine niceness and sweetness.  She said in one of the video clips below, people like her and vote for her because they know she is not fake.  She is not the Hollywood type.  She is pretty savvy at handling rude interviewers – did you hear Larry King sneak a Levi Johnston question in?  She put King right back in his place and refused to be drawn into inappropriate  questions.

Her first dance last night was the Paso Doble to the song, ‘Gimme Me More’, by Britney Spears, which was just fun to watch-

Her last dance was the Slow Waltz to music from the soundtrack of Mel Gibson’s ‘Passion of the Christ’. This dance brought tears to my eyes as I watched her glide across the floor.  As I listened to the music and thought back to the movie, I could not help but think of how Jesus Christ was treated during his crucifixion.  While none of us will never know what that was like, and can never compare ourselves or our journey through life to Christ, I imagined that Sarah Palin and her daughter, Bristol, have a few painful stories they could tell all of us.

Bristol’s face, as she was receiving the judges’ remarks about her performance, told us of some of that pain.  She was surely thinking of all the hard work and time she has put into this dance show, and to stand and listen to Carrie Ann find just one more thing to criticize and not understand the emotion and passion of the theme of the music was appalling.  Carrie Ann is one petty individual and they should replace her next year.

Now, we wait and pray that we have called enough times to send our winner’s choice to the finals next week.  She is last in Hollywood’s mind to win, but as the scripture says, the last shall be first.

I must not forget to commend Mark Ballas for his wonderful, sweet spirit.  He has been terrific with Bristol.  We never saw him lose his temper with her.  He never raised his voice with her.  He had the patience of Job and the heart of an angel.

We love you Mark.  Bristol could not have had a better teacher and partner.

Lord, victory for Bristol and Mark, is what we ask of you.  Thank you.

posted by rightthingtodo on November 16, 2010

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Bring It Bristol And Mark, We’ve Got Your Backs!

It’s here!!  The semi-finals begin tonight and it’s time for US to Vote, Vote, Vote, Vote!

There are three ways to cast Votes:

(1) Telephone voting commences at 8:00 p.m. Eastern today (7:00 p.m. Central, etc.) and the lines are open for thirty minutes after the show has ended in your local time zone. Call 1-800-868-3407 to vote for Bristol. You may use landlines or cell phones and call up to five times per number.

(2) You can text your vote (AT&T customers only) to 800-868-3407 using text-in code 3407. Text voting opens at the beginning of the show and remains open until 30 minutes after the show has ended in your local time zone.

(3) Voting on the internet begins once the show starts airing and is open until 11:00 a.m. Eastern tomorrow. You will need to log into Dancing With The Stars main page for internet voting.  There is a limit of five votes per email account this week.

Complete rules for voting here.

Bristol and Mark will dance the Paso Doble, which is a lively dance modeled after the drama of the Spanish bullfight.  It will look something like this –

and then, they will dance the Slow Waltz –

Both of these dances should not be a challenge for Bristol who grasps the technique of the dances very quickly and retains the steps in her mind.  We will pray that she will continue get into the character of these dances and wow the audiences and the judges tonight.

Bristol and Mark are by far the most deserving of the the 4 couples competing tonight because Bristol started with nothing but sheer will to try something completely new to her.  Her 3 competitors are all performers and entertainers and dancers and singers and actors, you name it, they have done it.

Brandy is a singer and actor.  She had the leading role in Cinderella and she danced in that movie.  Sweet Kyle is an actor.  Drama queen Jennifer is an actor who attended The Dalton School in New York City, where she studied dance as a child. Her parents are actors and choreographers.  Now, do you see why Bristol is the least likely to  be the winner in the eyes of the ‘Hollywood types’?

Bristol came to the show with determination and nerves of steel just like her mother.  We can be proud of our vote for her because she is the real deal.

When asked, What do you think is your biggest handicap to overcome if you’re going to win?   She answered:

“I’ll be starting from square one. I don’t have any formal dance skills so I think the biggest challenge will be training my feet to follow my head.  There’s no doubt this will be tough, but I thrive on the challenge, expanding my boundaries and trying new things.”

God be with you, Bristol and Mark!

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Thanks Everyone For Voting For Bristol And Mark – They Are Going To Semi-Finals!

Bristol and Mark shimmy, shimmy Samba

They’re headed to the semi-finals, folks!  Anything can happen next week.  I’m just proud that Bristol has the courage to take the risk in doing something she knows nothing about.  She surely knows that there are some who do not wish her well simply because of who she is.

I think Kelly Osbourne said it better than anyone when she praised Bristol and declared that she is rooting for Bristol.

Kelly Osbourne Is Rooting for Bristol Palin on ‘DWTS’

Written by BangShowbiz on // Oct-2-10 4:57pm2010-

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Kelly Osbourne had her time to shine — and lose a ton of weight — on Dancing With The Stars and and this season she’s tuning in to see the next round of competitors go at it. Her current favorite dancer is Bristol Palin.

She said: “I have a real soft spot for Bristol Palin and was a bit heartbroken to see that her mother, US politician Sarah Palin, was not in the audience during that first week.”

She said: “It’s such an exhausting show- physically and emotionally – and it’s really important that you can look out into the crowd and see a supportive face cheering you on. So I really give her credit for getting out there and doing it on her own.”

“Keep your head up and keep smiling, Bristol, you’ve come a long way!

posted by rightthingtodo on November 10, 2010

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C’mon Friends, It’s Time To Vote Again To Bring Bristol And Mark Back Next Week!

Tonight, Bristol and Mark danced the Argentine Tango and the Sambo. She landed at the bottom of the score board again tonight.  There is just 1 point between the NFL star Curt Waner and Bristol. He ended with the score of 48 out of 60 and Bristol ended with a score of 47 out of 60.

The female judge, Carrie Ann, was harsh tonight in her critique of Bristol. She said that Bristol was off beat during her Samba and she gave Bristol a score of 7 while both male judges gave Bristol a score of  8.  Mind you, the Samba was the dance that Bristol and Mark had to choreograph to music that they were given just 20 minutes before they had to perform it before millions of people.

Their song was, ‘Mas Que Nada’. Neither Bristol or Mark had ever heard of it.  This was a new feature that was added to the routine tonight on DWTS.  Each couple was given their music for the Instant Dance segment just 20 minutes before their dance.

For Bristol, this was very difficult because she memorizes her steps to the words of each song to which she and Mark dance.  This was a great way to through her off but she is Bristol the Pistol and she prevailed anyway.

It’s getting political now that the semi-finals are right around the corner.  I still say Bristol can win and she should.  She has come so much farther than any other couple on the floor.

So let’s help her get the job done.

The number to call or text (AT&T customers only) your vote for them is 800-868-3407. You can also vote online by going here. You get to vote several times, several different ways. Use all your options for Bristol. Voting began when the show started at 8 p.m. Eastern. You have until 30 minutes after DWTS ends to vote via phone and text. However, you may vote online until 11 a.m. Eastern the next day.

Bristol and Mark dancing the Argentine Tango

and, Bristol and Mark dancing the Samba

So c’mon Tea Party, let’s go and VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!

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Did you see Bristol the Pistol kickin’ it with professional dancers Cheryl and Lacey??  Bristol has really come a long way!  Now it’s time for you to do your thing and VOTE, VOTE, VOTE , VOTE – you get the message, right?

Call 1(800)868-3407 and vote as many times as possible for Bristol and Mark, then go to ABC.COM and do the same!

Here’s another look at Bristol shining with Team Kristi Yamaguchi dancing the Cha Cha Cha which was the winning dance for Olympic Skating Star Kristi Yamaguchi.



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