S3 - Pasha Kovalev: Shirt Not Required
Posted Jun 11, 2007 @ 4:44 PM
He's been partnered with fellow Top 20er Anya Garnis for the last 9 years.
I think he presents an interesting figure in that he's the only male in the Top 20 that has extensive partnering skills. Neil might have some, if he was in the right shows on Broadway, but the rest of the guys seem to have minimal, if any, experience in leading a partner.
Posted Jun 11, 2007 @ 6:22 PM
That being said, on a shallow note, he is yummy!
Edited by Zigzag, Jun 11, 2007 @ 6:22 PM.
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Posted Jun 13, 2007 @ 11:20 PM
Where is my shirtless Pasha? He better be doing latin next week!
Posted Jun 14, 2007 @ 12:03 AM
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Posted Jun 14, 2007 @ 1:56 AM
He has a great sense of humor, a good personality, and he's an amazing partner. So no wonder he got stuck with someone most viewers hate. You can almost bet that the first time they're in the bottom three, they will have him go and her stay.
I very much liked that in his intro dance he didn't do the usual ballroom moves, he was trying his own style, as he was when he moonwalked in his final solo before they chose the top 24.
Edited by MarkC99, Jun 14, 2007 @ 4:32 AM.
Posted Jun 14, 2007 @ 12:30 PM
His whole "Pasha + Russia - easy to remember!" was adorable.
Very adorable. I wonder if he hears a rhyme there that to native speakers isn't quite there.
I'm already stressed that he's going to get hip hop next week.
Posted Jun 14, 2007 @ 12:40 PM
It's unfortunate that he's stuck with my least favorite person on the show.
And I TOTALLY see that he looks like Ben McKenzie...anyone else??
Posted Jun 14, 2007 @ 5:19 PM
...also a little bit of figure skater Alexei Yagudin.
Last night, I said that he reminded me of a cross between Victor Petrenko and Alexei Yagudin. :)
I actually don't mind his teeth. I find the gap quite charming. ;) And, he's a fabulous dancer. Color me impressed.
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Posted Jun 15, 2007 @ 12:07 AM
LOVE Pasha! May not be as traditionally hot as Dmitry and Artem, but he's an incredibly strong dancer and is actually ranked higher in the latin dance world than the other two. He also is just a superb partner who knows how to present a female dancer.
I actually like Pasha much more than Artem, Artem was a bit of a buttaface. Now Dmitry I loved but he had this persona where he totally knew he was sex on legs. Pasha just has this adorable charm, and he just comes off as such a sweet guy. I was really impressed with what I saw of him in the group number tonight, I think he can be more versatile than the judges are giving him credit for.
Posted Jun 15, 2007 @ 1:03 AM
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Posted Jun 15, 2007 @ 2:49 AM
So adorable and talented without the air of aloofness that seemed to emenate from his predecessors. He's sexy because he just is, not because he tries to be. Love that.
Posted Jun 15, 2007 @ 8:08 AM
Posted Jun 15, 2007 @ 8:19 AM
I was pleased to see Pasha do so well in the opening number tonight. I really hope it translates into his other numbers because I want him to stick around as long as possible.
ITA. Watched his part several times, and he's solid with the Wade choreography.
Posted Jun 16, 2007 @ 12:04 AM
So yeah, excellent partner, very genuine, blah blah blah lovecakes.
Posted Jun 16, 2007 @ 12:11 AM
But it did look weird next to Jessi's casual top and skirt.
Posted Jun 16, 2007 @ 4:51 AM
My question is, do ballroom dancers like Pasha really have a chance to win in this competition? I didn't watch season 1 or 2, but reading other threads, I get the impression that hip-hop or street dance is more preferred toward the end of the competition.
Posted Jun 16, 2007 @ 7:33 AM
And Zengar, last years winner was a West Coast Swing dancer, so a ballroom dancer could possibly win...at least I hope they can!
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Posted Jun 16, 2007 @ 10:34 PM
That's hilarious! I never would have thought of it myself, but I see what you mean-- it's the way his smile stretches horizontally, plus how he somehow seems so genuine yet also a bit reserved.
He reminds me of Kyle XY
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