“I can tell, now that it’s getting towards the end, the judges now have their picks of who they want in the finale. So I felt with the scores that they wanted to make sure that [Frankie Muniz, Lindsey Stirling, and Jordan Fisher] have a strong chance of getting into the finale,” says Cordell Martin, judging the “Dancing with the Stars” judges in our latest video slugfest to discuss the events of Monday night’s show, “Trio Night” (watch above).
Martin adds, “In terms of their scores with [Drew Scott and Victoria Arlen], it was interesting because earlier in the season there were dances on par with what they danced [on Monday night] that received higher scores … I could tell there was a hidden agenda as to who they want in the finale.” But Jeffrey Kare argued, “Since the judges have been watching these contestants dance all season long they probably just want something new out of them instead of just seeing what they’ve come to expect from them.”
Nevertheless, it’s strange that Scott received 9s for a “Halloween Night” Charleston where he fell down but got 7s from Carrie Ann Inaba and Len Goodman — shockingly low scores this late in the competition — for a “Trio Night” waltz where the biggest complaints were about a droopy elbow. Are the judges really playing favorites with their scores to try to tip the scales for the next elimination leading to the finals, or are they just calling it like they see it? Vote in our poll below.
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