So once again, TPTB kinda went “Plot twist!” last night and moved the switch-up to week 5, even though we had been hearing that week 6 was the actual switch week. So given that – and the fact that they inadvertently tweeted this out last night – it’s entirely possibly that the switch voting was all for naught, and they’re going to do whatever the hell they want and cherry pick their own pairings. It’s happened before, with Meryl in season 18 and Sadie in season 19 – neither one went to the pro they had the highest vote count for. …Read more
*looks around* Wow, Alfonso hosted DWTS and the world didn’t end. Right on! Seriously, though, I though the guy did a pretty damn good job – his pacing was good, he didn’t talk too much, and he kept things moving. I’m sure there are some that would disagree, but as for me? I’m just thankful that he stepped in for Tom and seemed to minimize any potential disruption that Tom’s absence caused. But the joke about joining the band? Played out, dude. Pun intended 😛
One rather strange observation about last night’s show? The running order – it struck me as kinda odd, and I wasn’t the only one. Seemed like they actually front-loaded the show with good dances, and relegated some head-scratchers to the end of the show. Seemed…backwards. I would have moved Andy, Paula, and Carlos to the first hour; and probably moved Hayes, Tamar, and Alek to the back. Not much else to add, just that it all seemed kinda out-of-order to me, given the quality of the dances.
Other noteworthy moments? Allison announcing her pregnancy – my god, that child is going to be gorgeous and talented. And it leaves the door open for Lindsay to remain a pro next season, which makes me happy 😀 And who doesn’t love Sasha channeling Bruno circa 1983, in one of his “I’m Still Standing” getups? Guess I’m just thankful that it wasn’t the bizarre black man-leotard thingie… 😎
Did @DancingABC accidentally tip their hand with regards to the switch-up? They tweeted out this eyebrow-raiser right before Alek performed – and it has since been deleted. Someone told me that the phone votes were saying “Thanks for voting for Alek & Sharna!” as well, but it didn’t do it for me. Just a senior moment, or someone inadvertently tweeting about next week’s pairings? You be the judge.
Nice to be home alone to watch a show this season!! Looking forward to what kinda crap they will let fly tonight. And, also, sending all my best wishes and prayers to Tom Bergeron and his family.
T-minus 15 minutes!!
Great concept, but man, if anyone else had made that large of an error?? Wow. What did they do to Nick with his Jive? Curious to see the scores.
Okay, those scores are about right. Now…what happens with everyone else and is she in danger for next week?
Okay, I watched what Erin said three times about elimination and I still didn’t get her. WTF?? …Read more
Sharna Burgess has written a new blog at Hollywood Life. Let’s just say, she is on cloud 9!
Well after last night, I guess it’s safe to say that Dreams really do come true! I never could’ve imagined at 13 years old when I was standing there after school copying the Backstreet Boys choreography to “Everybody,” that all these years later I would be on Dancing With The Stars dancing with a Backstreet Boy (with some of the Backstreet Boys in the audience!) and dancing to that very same song. It was surreal!
This week went from epic moment to epic moment. I was so happy that Nick let me into this side of his world; I learned a lot about him, and at the same time I got to live out a little bit of my rockstar dreams! I couldn’t have imagined this performance going better. I think Nick was perfection, and I had the time of my life with him on that stage. I hope it was as fun for fans to watch as it was for me to perform that iconic BSB song with Nick!
More at Hollywood Life.
Special thanks to @IdolXFactor1 for this GMA recap of last night’s show, but, check out the end. They announce Maks Chmerkovskiy will be a guest judge next week on Dancing With The Stars. Oh boy, buckle up your seat belts…
What a show last night!! From one dance to the other, I was mesmerized and in awe of how great each couple is and in different ways! Below are the scores which I pretty much agree with. Though I think the judges should have given Bindi and Derek all 10’s. But, wow, what a tight competition we have this season.
Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough 9-9-10 28
Tamar Braxton & Valentin Chmerkovskiy 9-9-9 27
Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess 9-9-9 27
Hayes Grier & Emma Slater 9-9-9 27
Carlos PenaVega & Witney Carson 9-8-8 25
Alek Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold 8-8-8 24
Andy Grammer & Allison Holker 7-8-8 23
Alexa PenaVega & Mark Ballas – 7-7-7 21
Paula Deen & Louis van Amstel 6-6-6 19
Gary Busey & Anna Trebunskaya – 6-5-6 16 (Eliminated)
For recaps and interviews, keep scrolling down though you’ll need some tissues for a few of them. Note too how the couples talk on Switch Up Week. They find out today (Tuesday) who they are paired up with and what their dances will be.
I love how Gary says he’s not going home and that we’ll still feel he and Anna’s spirit dancing…
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The Dancing with the Stars season 21 week 4 is here! I know that we often spoil the songs, before the show, but we’re keeping the simple list of music up for posterity’s sake (or in case you missed it before). Be sure to check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season. Time for the Dancing with the Stars music:
Alexa & Mark danced a Foxtrot to the song “Mama Said”
Gary & Anna danced a Jazz to the song “That’ll Be the Day” —Buddy Holly
Tamar & Val danced a Rumba to the song “King” —Tamar Braxton
Hayes & Emma danced a Contemporary to the song “Stitches” —Shawn Mendes
Alek & Lindsay danced a Paso doble to the song “Wake Me Up” —Avicii
Nick & Sharna danced a Jazz to the song “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” —Backstreet Boys
Carlos & Witney danced a Waltz to the song “Amazing Grace” —Ray Chew
Paula & Louis danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Respect” —Aretha Franklin
Andy & Allison danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Good to Be Alive (Hallelujah)” —Andy Grammer
Bindi & Derek danced a Contemporary to the song “Every Breath You Take” —Aaron Krause feat. Liza Anne
It’s time for Dancing with the Stars Season 21 week 4 and you know what that means. Time to enjoy some friendly, educated banter in the Pure DWTS Insider. If you’re not a Pure DWTS Insider yet, you can do so here. If you are, then I look forward to the discussion in the comments.
Tonight dance pro Allison Holker announced she was pregnant on Dancing With The Stars. A huge, heartfelt congratulations from us all at PureDWTS. E online has some footage in case you missed it….
The Dancing With the Stars pro revealed some huge news on tonight’s episode. Spoiler alert: She’s expecting a baby with Stephen “tWitch” Boss.
“Well, as a pro, you know, most memorable year really is such a special time because we get to celebrate someone’s beautiful story and share it with the world,” she shared with host Erin Andrews when discussing this week’s theme. “But I actually have a special guest here, come on here.”
She continued, “This is my daughter and my husband. And 2015 is actually turning out to be such a memorable year for us, because we actually recently found out that I’m pregnant.”
Watch Dancing With The Stars “behind the scenes” LIVE coverage and interviews during the show below. This is always a blast…