Hey All!! Do you have some questions you’d like to ask Sharna about Dancing With The Stars and Charlie White??
Hey All!! Do you have some questions you’d like to ask Sharna about Dancing With The Stars and Charlie White??
So as predicted, the show took a few liberties with “party anthems” last night – I can’t speak for you guys, but I’ve never been drunk off my heiny at a frat party and gone “OMG!!! This is my JAAAAAMMMM!” while toasting my Keystone in the air to “You’re the One That I Want” from Grease. But hey, that’s just me I’m also not quite sure that “Feels So Close” is even popular enough to receive “anthem” status, but maybe at 29 I’m just getting too old to know what’s popular…
Anywho…so Redfoo (aka Berry Gordy’s baby boy) did about as well as a guest judge as we expected him to – he was there more for entertainment value, comic relief, and self-promotion more than any sort of constructive input on the dances, but I was oddly ok with the whole thing because I don’t think it really affected the scores or critiques for better or worse. I’d much rather hear Redfoo’s incoherent analogies about crustaceans running in the sand and NeNe being an entrepreneur than Donny Osmond’s self-centered prattling (or worse yet – the hellfire which I imagine the insidious Abby Lee Miller will be raining down on Derek & Mark two weeks from now ). I can’t imagine he’s up to a whole lot since LMFAO decided to go on hiatus a year and a half ago – I have a feeling that the call he got from TPTB went something like this: “So Redfoo, we want you as a guest judge on DWTS!” “Sounds cool, but what’s in it for me?” “$100 bucks, a sammich, and your own personalized set of neon zebra print paddles!” “I’M SO THERE!!! Let me just go tease my hair real quick…”
Kinda sad to see Drew go, but I think he was ready – seemed like he was getting really tired and burnt out, and hadn’t been able to recapture the magic of his switch week dance with Witney in these past two weeks with Cheryl. Really & truly, I wish it had been NeNe – and I guess I’m hoping that the novelty of her is beginning to wear off and we might say goodbye to her next week. She may be fun to watch, but at this point, I feel like she’s not really even picking up legitimate choreography – it’s just a lot of booty shaking and “NeNe-ing” around the floor and getting absurdly high scores, while others doing appropriate choreography (namely Candace & Charlie) just can’t seem to catch any breaks with the judges. What gives??? …Read more
It’s been a long ass day and I need sleep, so I’m just gonna get right to it…your teams for next week’s team dances are:
Team Meryl: Meryl & Maks, Danica & Val, Amy & Derek, and Candace & Mark
Team Charlie: Charlie & Sharna, James & Peta, NeNe & Tony
Yes, I know – please take a moment to lift your jaw off the floor as I did when I first heard the teams. I assure you, there’s a perfectly rational explanation…and her name is Saint Meryl the Peacemaker. Apparently Meryl won the coin toss and got to pick first – and the funny thing is, the pros did not have any say in who got picked for each team. Deep Throat insinuated that the pros may not have even been in the same room when the picking of the teams was happening…which I actually think is kind of cool. Kept some of the politics out of the team-picking. Anywho! Danica & Val were Meryl’s first pick, as that was who she “thought Maks would really want”. Then Charlie picked James & Peta (bromance!), and Meryl picked Amy & Derek. Charlie picked NeNe & Tony, and Meryl was left with Candace & Mark. …Read more
Anyone got an idea for a good drinking game? I have several…
Loved the opening number.
NeNe – that weren’t no Salsa. And she’s safe. Now I’m scared.
Candace in jeopardy. I’m wondering if she can buy another week or if they’re just giving her fans huge hints to get voting and Drew’s on the block. I sure hope Amy is safe….
James knows he has to step it up. Took a bit too long to get the dance started. Lack of body content. Huge break in hold. Pretty dangerous. Annnddd….Len doesn’t disappoint. There is some hope.
Ten bucks says the time wasting move of the week is Meryl taking off her coat. If I’m right, everyone DRINKS.
That was okay….but still all the walking. Congrats to Meryl anyway.
Abby lee Miller on this show is a disgrace. That is all.
So Candace and Danica are in jeopardy. Worried for Amy…but I wonder if Danica and Candace – the rivals – will be the last two standing.
And Sharna shows Maks how to put a lot of content in a dance. That was great. I love it.
And Charlie gets hosed once again. Seriously – what is up here. There is no way that Charlie was four points lower than Meryl. Is he killing it in votes or what??
Well, that was actually one of the kickiest and flickiest jives I’ve seen. Who was saying Amy couldn’t jive?? LOL – she did a great job. It’s about physics, people. She’s moving faster so it’s easier.
In the end, Drew has left the ballroom. He was my second choice, but I’m not surprised.
Wasn’t this a great moment on Dancing With The Stars this week? I loved it….and it’s always great to see Karina Smirnoff with the cast this season as many of us were sad to see her and Sean Avery leave the show so soon.
Speaking of Karina, M. Zin sent us a link where you can view more beautiful pictures of she and Slavik Kryklyvyy dancing in Dance Legends in New York City. You can view them at Dance Sport Photography and Stephen Marino Photography at Facebook. Also (and I think someone posted about this in comments last week), Karina and Slavik will be dancing together again in Miami on April 26th. If interested in tickets, see the Miami Open. Let’s hope someone is there to take more pictures of them dancing together as they are just steaming up the dance floor again!
Just a heads up! If interested, be sure to tune into The View on Thursday as Candace Cameron Bure will be co-hosting. They’ll be posting the episode at this link in case you miss the show or can’t watch it on TV. I bet she’ll talk about Dancing With The Stars.
Speaking of, Mark Ballas writes at She Knows of how difficult it was for them to be in the bottom two again this week on Dancing With The Stars. One thing is for sure…he and Candace are going to be working harder than ever for Latin Week. Here is more….
I have to say it was rough being saved last again this week. I was nervous before elimination, but again I had a feeling we were OK and we’d make it through. I felt confident in our performance last week, and I know our fans have our backs. A huge thank-you to the fans for voting for us.
Drew and Cheryl did a great job this season. They really brought a lot of fun to the show. I know we’re all going to miss having them around.
Next week is Latin Week on the show and we’ve got some fun stuff up our sleeves. This week is another busy week of rehearsals, and Candace and I are going to be working as hard as ever to kill it.
You can read more of his new blog at She Knows.
Also, don’t miss reading a new interview with Candace at US Weekly. She mentions how she’d like to see a season full of Full House stars on Dancing With The Stars. Uhhh, no….
In fact, Bure would like to see a season of DWTS with just Full House stars. “DWTS Full House edition! Oh my gosh, yes,” she told Us. “That would be so fun. I would totally do it.”
For now, though, she’ll have to settle with having Barber in the audience every week (with an occasional pop-in from one of their other costars, like Lori Loughlin). “She’s just over the moon that I’m on the show,” Bure said of Barber. “She loves coming. I think she’s coming again next week. It’s become Andrea’s mommy’s night out! She comes to the show and then we go to dinner and have a few drinks after.”
This week was the exception, since Bure was tied up in rehearsals until midnight. “The competition is so fierce this season,” she told Us. “The difference of the leaderboard, what’s separating the top from the bottom, isn’t that many points. But at the end of the day, it still makes a huge difference. If I don’t have enough fans voting for me, I could go home! Being in jeopardy two weeks in a row is nerve-wracking. I just hope my fans push me through again!”
James Maslow has written about this week’s dance with Peta Murgatroyd. He thought the judges were a “little harsh” on them this week, but, they’re the professionals and know what they are doing. Peta told him too that he needed to bend his knees more. Also note how James talks of next week’s dance. He and Peta have a Samba. Here is more from Parade….
Stress is definitely building throughout the competition. Everybody’s nice, but at the same time, everybody wants to win. We’re getting longer and more difficult songs and dances. It’s inevitable that stress is going to build. It’s crazy, especially since there are only two dudes left [myself and Charlie White]. I looked around during the elimination and we’re almost at half the group we started with, so it’s sad. The competition is fun, but it’s sad to see people you like get eliminated.
Looking forward to Latin night and performing two dances
Salsa was fun, so hopefully we can make this team dance more of that vibe. We have samba next week. I’m hoping that I get it! I might be filming something as well, so I’m really juggling a lot of balls these days. Dancing With the Stars is my priority, but if the scheduling works — then that would be fun!
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette interviewed Charlie White about he and Meryl Davis’ ice skating, their gold medal, and the new “Stars On Ice” show. They also asked him about Dancing With The Stars. I love how Charlie says the dance floor is a total different monster versus the ice rink. More below. Great article! Be sure to read it in full at the link. And don’t you just love the pic above of he and Sharna dancing in the black lights? Awwww So cool! More pics at Getty Images.
Davis and White — skating partners since 1997 — have spent the past two months performing side-by-side on the “Stars on Ice” figure-skating tour and separately in ABC’s hit dance competition “Dancing with the Stars.”
It’s been an “intense” and “exhausting” saga, White said by phone Saturday, but “we’re in the best shape of our lives. We’re also having the time of our lives. And we’re not taking any of it for granted.”
The only difficult part, White said, is the dance floor.
“The ice just feels like home, especially now after I’m realizing how much I take for granted,” he said. “The dance floor is a totally different kind of monster. You think you know how to walk, but you actually have no idea how to walk like these guys.”
Monday, on the Week 6 airing of “Dancing With the Stars,” Davis and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy tangoed to a perfect score of 40; White and Sharna Burgess’s cha-cha finished four points back and in third place.
“People like to bring up the fact that we’re competing against each other and ask if that feels weird, but it doesn’t,” White said. “It feels like we’re in it together.
“Obviously, after 17 years of skating together, on top of the fact that we just won an Olympic gold medal, we know exactly what the other person is going through. It’s just nice to have someone that’s there to support you and have fun with you and be tired with you.”
Kristyn Burtt is back this week (yay! I missed her last week!)! She, Suri Serano, Anna Trebunskaya, and Henry Byalikov down the dances for Dancing With The Stars Season 18 Week 6. As well as the dances, they review Redfoo as a judge….the panel didn’t like him, but, Henry liked him (as I did!). They also talked of the Macy’s Stars Of Dance. This part was fascinating as Henry explains how long rehearsals took, the technicalities, and gives Derek Hough and Allison huge props for how they put the routine together! He describes Derek as “phenomenal” and Allison as a “beast”. Note also that Kristyn mentions Charlie has a Paso Doble and Meryl has a Salsa next week. Henry also gives some hints of the new opening number and what it will be like. Another great show!
As always, Lois sums up the week so well with her fun poems…
A DANCE PARTY INVITATION
We were invited to a party, we polished our dancing shoes
8 PM sharp, DANCING WITH THE STARS, spread the news
Stopping at the ticket booth, Len’s smile beaming so bright
The acts were in place, it was a rocking, rolling, rousing night
The party a carnival atmosphere, Maks hitting the golden ball
Redfoo brought the house down, electricity in the dancing hall
The Dance Party scene set, the night blazing with dancing feet
Celebration time, come on, the ballroom witnessing a tasty treat
LET THE DANCE PARTY BEGIN!
CHARLIE WHITE AND SHARNA BURGESS
CHA CHA CHA – GONNA MAKE YOU SWEAT
Electrifying energy, flawless, full of flair
Featuring glow-in-the-dark, funky beats
DANICA MCKELLAR AND VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY
CHA CHA CHA – I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY
Full of heat, full of steam, purring perfection
Full of blossoming, blooming effervescent energy
JAMES MASLOW AND PETA MURGATROYD
QUICKSTEP – YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT
A leading man is born, a dance full of speed
Feet burning on the floor like “GREASE-D” lightning
DREW CAREY AND CHERYL BURKE
TANGO – SUPER FREAK
Red hot disco deliciousness, life of the party
Staccato sharpness, slivering across the floor
AMY PURDY AND DEREK HOUGH
JIVE – SHOUT
Kicky, flicky, flashy, super-charged feet
Marriage of high-stepping, energetic beats
CANDACE CAMERON AND MARK BALLAS
CHA CHA CHA – I LOVE IT
Full of sexy, full of shimmy, a spiffy delight
A leggy extravaganza, a blingy, swingy sight
MERYL DAVIS AND MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY
TANGO – FEEL SO CLOSE
A special spectacle, with spine chilling perfection
Full of pulsating precision and razor-sharp beats
NENE LEAKES AND TONY DOVOLONI
SALSA – HOT IN HERE
Full of hippy, shimmy, shaking, steamy beats
Swaying, playing with a husband, sweet treat
MACY’S STARS OF DANCE
ANOTHER CHOREOGRAPHIC GENIUS BY DEREK HOUGH
A fabulous, stupendous display, high-spirited attack
Hot, intense, crazy body movement and positions
The Dance Party shook the ballroom rafters, applause filled the air
A super-duper, super-charged, super-fun Dance Party love affair!
Written By Lois A Troutman, April 22, 2014
THE DANCE PARTY WAS OVER FOR CHERYL AND DREW!
THEY LIT UP OUR LIVES AND GAVE IS MANY SMILES TOO!
THE DANCE PARTY INVITATION FOR EVERYONE ACROSS THE LAND!
A ROUSING SUCCESS IN THE BALLROOM, WASN’T THE PARTY GRAND!
PureDWTS Exclusive: Gleb Savchenko Tells Us About The Gleb Collection, Ballroom With A Twist, And More
Would you like to have some underwear with dance names written on them? Well, dance pro Gleb Savchenko has just the place. What’s more, in a new exclusive interview below he tells us all about his new underwear line and how he came up with the idea!! Gleb also catches us up from the last time we talked. Note too how he will be dancing in “Ballroom With A Twist” coming up in May (I personally and highly recommend seeing this show. I can’t say that enough!). Lots more below! Thanks Gleb for another fun interview and we hope to talk with you again real soon. xxx
Hi Gleb! It’s so nice to see you again! How have you been? You have been so missed on Dancing With The Stars! This season has not been the same without you and I know there are a lot of fans out there who feel the same.
Hi Lisa, It’s really nice to see you too. I’ve been really good and lot’s of things been happening since the last time we talked. Thank you for being so kind and missing me on DWTS. Last week I was in the audience, and it was great seeing all of my friends, the judges and production team. I really enjoyed watching the show especially since it was Disney week. Read more..
Carrie Ann Inaba’s new blog has been posted at Parade. She talks about Redfoo and the fun Macy’s Stars Of Dance! She also breaks down the dances and talks about her kitty Taz who is in his last year’s of life (I love this cat and hope he’s going to be ok). Below are her thoughts on Charlie, Sharna, Amy, and Derek. Be sure to see the link for more.
Charlie and Sharna Burgess took me back to my Fly Girl days. I was impressed with his ability to get funky. I wasn’t sure if he had it in him, but he does and he brings a special Charlie White style to everything he does. He does everything with ease. I know I’ve said it before, but he’s like a Gene Kelly or Fred Astaire. He’s got such a stylistic stamp when he dances, you know it’s him immediately. It’s fun and fresh and clean. I really enjoyed his high-octane presence, but I do think that he and Sharna will be thinking hard about their next performance. I think we need to have impact from him. We need a surprise from them. Something unexpected needs to happen in their journey towards the mirror ball trophy. He’s definitely a contender and so is Meryl, and the competition between the two of them is going to get intense.
And there is another contender…that would be Amy Purdy.
Amy and Derek’s wedding-themed performance to “Shout” blew the roof off the ballroom! She faltered in the middle of the dance and lost her balance a few times–so I couldn’t give a 10, however, WOW! She gave us kicks and flicks like I’ve never seen before. The energy was moving the right way, down and out as opposed to just outward and, I don’t want to get too technical here, but after watching this performance I realize how incredibly detailed she and Derek have to be about the catalyst of every movement due to her unique circumstance. She is understanding the movements in a way most people would never have to and it’s created (when it’s possible) a highly-detailed understanding of the technique. This is what is helping her to perform these almost miraculous performances. I’ve read a lot of feedback about Amy–a lot of people feel she is getting special treatment and a lot of people feel she’s nothing short of a hero. I think that people think she’s getting special treatment because at least one of the judges comments about how incredibly special she is, but people have to understand to watch her dance is to see this. She is special, we can’t ignore it. As dancers ourselves, this is something to be in awe of. What she does baffles the brain. If we see mistakes, we have to take off for them, but it will never take away from the incredible ability she has to put a whole ballroom in awe.