I LOVE this photo of Mark and “Bristol the Pistol” because it drives the liberals INSANE. “Like oh, my God, she’s glorifying gun violence” [or something equally ridiculous]
By Gary P Jackson
OK, tonight’s the night, a new season of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. [The All-Star Edition] This is going to be a great season, lots of talented stars. Obviously our hearts are with Bristol and Mark, they are such a cute couple and have wonderful chemistry together, but I have to say, it’s going to be a real competition. All of these stars won the hearts of America in previous seasons.
Part of the contestants’ scores come from fan votes. All of the stars have millions of fans who will be setting up groups to vote. You can certainly do the same for Bristol and Mark. So grab your friends and have some fun!
Also please note, you can vote multiple times after each show. [And use all three methods of voting to do it!] In the online voting you are only limited by how hard you want to work, as you can create as many accounts as you want, and vote from each one.
Here are a couple of blog entries from Bristol and Sarah that may help you understand ABC’s rules, if you haven’t voted before:
The couples dance on Monday nights for a score from the judges. Then the fans vote for their favorite. The judges score counts 50% and the fans 50%. The key to the judges score is that they convert it to a percentage. They take all the scores from the judges and add them together. Then that number is divided into the score for the individual couple. That gives the 50% that counts as the judges scores. Same thing with the fan vote. All the votes are totaled and that number is divided into the couples fan vote. The lowest combined judges scores and fan scores send a couple home.
There will be three ways to vote:
The first is by phone. We will not know the phone number for Team Ballin until show time on 9/24. The number will remain the same throughout the competition. Phone lines open as soon as the show starts and stay open for 1 hour after the show. Fans should try to phone vote as soon as the show starts. After they dance and at end of the show are the hardest times to get through and we want every single vote. You can vote on as many phones as you have access to. For the first half of the season, voters will be allowed the same number votes as the contestants. For example, the first week there will be thirteen contestants, so each type of account gets 13 votes. The second week it will go down to 12. Once they are down to 5 contestants or less, the fans still get 5 votes per account.
ATT users can text their votes by texting the word “vote” to the last four digits of the voting number. Once again you get the same number of votes as contestants. It is my understanding you can text votes and call votes from the same phone.
The final way is online. Go to http://abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars/. On show nights there will be a vote tab. You have to have an account to vote online. You should make your accounts before the show starts because when the show is going the site crawls. You can vote with as many accounts as you make.
Dancing with the Stars is definitely a team effort. Bristol and Mark will do the dancing-the fans have to do the voting! Please be sure and support them with your votes on September 24!
Thank you guys for asking about how to best vote for Mark and me on Dancing with the Stars All Stars! I’m so excited that I just got the official telephone number to use. It is:
Sarah posted this on Facebook this morning:
Bristol goes from joining Willow, Todd and buddies looking to fill the freezer a few weeks ago in the wilds of Alaska to the wilds of LA on the dance floor tonight!
I know how many worries we all have about the challenges facing us today, but in the midst of it all I’m really looking forward to taking time to just be a proud mom and cheer on Bristol as she does her thing on “Dancing With the Stars” tonight! It’s good to take a break from the heavy stuff and recharge your batteries with something like this uplifting, energetic, and positive competition.
If you tune in tonight (at 8/7c on ABC), I hope you’ll vote for Bristol & Mark (online at the DWTS website, by calling 800-868-3409, and for AT&T subscribers by texting the word VOTE to 3409), and I sincerely hope you have an enjoyable evening.
Sarah is right. There is a lot going on and many of us are extremely worried about the future of our nation. Taking a break to watch a fun competition is something I hope everyone will do. Dancing With The Stars is a fun family show, something everyone can enjoy. So watch and then vote for Bristol and Mark!