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DWTS 2010 Movie Night Music

Time again for the music used on DWTS 2010 Movie Night. Maybe I should just link to each of the video downloads too in case you want to download the video too. I’ll see what I can do to add the iTunes link for the film after the movie name (when it’s available).

As always, check out the full list of DWTS music.

Niecy & Louis danced a Jive to the song “La Bamba” Los Lobos - La Bamba (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - La Bamba—La Bamba La Bamba
Chad & Cheryl danced a Quickstep to the song “The Bare Necessities” Bruce Reitherman & Phil Harris - The Jungle Book (Original Soundtrack) - The Bare Necessities—The Jungle Book
Erin & Maksim danced a Jive to the song “You Never Can Tell” Chuck Berry - Pulp Fiction (Music from the Motion Picture) - You Never Can Tell (1964 Single Version) [Mono]—Pulp Fiction
Jake & Chelsie danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song “Old Time Rock and Roll” The Hit Crew - Rock & Roll Party Music - Old Time Rock and Roll—Risky Business Risky Business
Pamela & Damian danced a Quickstep to the song “9 to 5″ Dolly Parton - Dolly Parton: 16 Biggest Hits - 9 to 5—Nine to Five
Kate & Tony danced a Foxtrot to the song “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” Simple Minds - The Breakfast Club (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Don't You (Forget About Me)—The Breakfast Club The Breakfast Club
Nicole & Derek danced a Tango to the song “Oh, Pretty Woman” Ronald Isley - Baby Makin' Music - Pretty Woman—Pretty Woman
Evan & Anna danced a Rumba to the song “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” Aerosmith - Armageddon - The Album - I Don't Want to Miss a Thing—Armageddon Armageddon

April 19, 2010 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

DWTS10 Week 5 Power Rankings

WOOHOO!!! I finally feel woken up from last week’s snoozefest.  Now had a lot of the couples channeled the many innuendos & saucy one-liners from this week into their dances last week, we might have actually had some passion.  But this week was fun, and finally we’re separating then men from the boys (and the women from the girls ;-) )…although I must say it’s actually getting harder to rank some of the couples because they’re so tightly packed in terms of progress…

1.)    Nicole & Derek – Nice to see these two bounce back after such a ho-hum performance last week.  I cringed inwardly when Heidi told me that they had gotten “Pretty Woman” as their tango – that song is not a tango.  But man, did they make it work – aside from Nicole having fantastic technique and a good connection with both Derek & the audience, I think they also did a really good job of striking a balance between portraying the movie & doing the dance (which, unfortunately, is a balance some of the other couples did not achieve).  And compared to Evan & Anna, I feel like this performance had more of a “pulse” – Evan, while quite good technically, is still feeling a little disconnected to me.  I think people will rally around them this week, and going in the second half of the show did seem to help with being memorable.  And they were a mere point away from a perfect score – *sigh* oh Len.  I’m fairly certain these two will get the encore this week (if there is one – it sounds like a pretty packed results show) and will sail easily into next week ;-) 

2.)    Evan & Anna – First off, I gotta give Heidi props for calling this song choice – she had it pegged, while I was still holding out for Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away”.  Oh well – maybe next season.  Ok, now admittedly, I missed about the first 20 seconds of this rumba because my DVR froze (conveniently, on Evan’s hindquarters…hehe), so yes, I realize I didn’t see the whole thing.  What I saw though was pretty good – Evan definitely seems to nail the sweeping arm motions of the man, while still being there to support Anna.  But I’m still feeling like he’s not 100% “in” the dance – like there’s a small part of him that’s so focused on what he’s doing that he loses some of the emotion of it.  I also think he plays better to an audience (probably due to his skating background) than he does to his partner – but Anna, while I adore her, is admittedly a bit cold.  So I guess we’ll see as the weeks play out – at least they got the two most passionate dances (rumba & tango) out of the way early.  These two aren’t going anywhere (and I won’t even say the “R” word this time – but I’ll give you a hint: it rhymes with zinger), but I think Derek & Nicole might get a bit more press than Evan & Anna this week.

 3.)    Pam & Damian – I agonized over whether or not these two deserved 3rd or 4th place, but I ultimately chose them over Erin & Maks because I think the latter are starting to overdose the media with their “showmance” and interest in that will likely wane a bit.  But anyway – VIVA LA PAM!!! She’s surprisingly light on her feet. I thought this was an adorable dance, and it seemed oddly apropos to have Pam channeling Dolly Parton ;-) I’m really starting to appreciate Damian’s choreography too – it’s simple & “meaty” enough to satisfy Len, but also lends itself nicely to some fun, memorable moments. I also snickered a bit when they did Jake & Chelsie’s “up the stairs & down the stairs” move from last week on the table & chairs – and they did it better ;-) I’m hoping that more people are starting to hop onto the Viva La Pam bandwagon, especially those who are starting to tire of Krabby Kate and want to throw their votes behind another mommy.  I know that all the votes in my house went to them! I’ve got a feeling that Pam is getting safer & safer with each passing week, as the “dark horse” in her starts to emerge – she could be this year’s Kelly.

 4.)    Erin & Maks – Ok, really? An entire package of these two fake screaming at each other in a sort of warped flirtation? I just don’t find it cute anymore – I find it kind of annoying, actually.  I’d rather see Erin just LISTEN to Maks (gahhh, can’t believe I’m saying that) and hopefully strengthen her skills.  This jive…was alright.  Erin is still doing something wonky with her arms, and I just couldn’t help thinking about Apolo & Julianne’s jive to this same song in season 4 and how much better I liked it.  Kinda surprised that the “powers that be” decided to reuse this song, really.  And maybe this is a petty gripe on my part – but why the hell did they have Erin in a blonde wig??? MIA WALLACE HAD BLACK HAIR!!! And I like my Vincent Vega’s to have ponytails! The Tarantino fan in me is just crying inwardly right now.  These two ought to be ok, based on their coy banter during their interview with Brooke – but I recommend they find a new gimmick, and FAST, because this whole “are we or aren’t we?” act is wearing thin, and I’m not sure that Erin can measure up to Evan, Nicole, and maybe even Pam.

 5.)    Jake & Chelsie – Ok, another movie-related gripe: where were Jake’s sunglasses? Tom Cruise wore sunglasses when he was strutting around in his skivvies.  I know some of you will argue “Well he couldn’t dance with them on!” – so take them off and toss them in the audience, dude! Now while I didn’t want to like this – I did.  I’m not sure whether it’s Chelsie’s skill or Jake’s enthusiasm that’s making them so fun to watch, but whatever they’re doing seems to be working.  But Jake does have a problem: he gets so excited and into the dance that he fouls up.  He’s kinda like a puppy that isn’t quite housebroken yet: really energetic & trying his best, but gets excited and pees on the rug.  And as we weed out some of the weaker dancers, it just makes Jake’s voting fanbase seem that much smaller – he’s gonna have to bust out a great routine next week, or he may run the risk of falling into the dreaded “middle of the pack” – not getting sympathy votes like the low-scorers, and not getting the volume of votes like the high-scorers.

 6.)    Chad & Cheryl – Another showmance I’m just getting sick of hearing about.  Seriously, at this point, I do not care whether they’re doing the horizontal mambo or not.  It’s just getting old.  And with as weak a dancer as Chad is – they, like Erin & Maks, need to find a new strength to aid them in this competition.  Now while his quickstep was miles better than his foxtrot, he just holds his body so awkwardly, especially his head (I still blame the height difference between these two).  Going 2nd didn’t seem to help their cause much, either.  Oy…still such a disappointment, these two.  I’m actually gonna say that either Chad or Kate could end up in the danger zone this week – it’s kinda hard to tell. Either way, I don’t see him sticking around for more than 2 weeks.

 7.)    Kate & Tony – Ok, I’m actually going to give Kate ONE compliment this week: she managed to throw in the occasional (weak) smile while dancing.  But I about put my foot through my flat screen when she was questioning Tony’s choreo at the beginning of the package – never, EVER question a pro’s choreography. PERIOD.  No matter how dorky or silly it may seem (unless you’re Mya and Dmitry is choreographing a crap freestyle for you) – you do it and you trust your pro.  Now from some of the chatter on Twitter and the DWTS message boards, it seems like the “Keep Kate” campaign that idiot George Lopez is spearheading might not be so successful this week – sounds like a lot of “trainwreck” fans are now abandoning ship because they’re sick of her.  I’m hoping they gravitate towards Pam ;-) , but as long as they’re NOT throwing extra votes Kate’s way (and are instead throwing those votes to another couple), I’m ok with it.  I daresay that infernal Lopez and his campaigning will prolly have enough juice to keep her around this week, but next week – she’s kaput.

 8.)    Niecy & Louis – I’m afraid these two just fell victim to bad running order and bad song choice this week.  Granted, Niecy’s jive wasn’t particularly energetic or hard-hitting, but it was fun, and those two are fun to watch together.  I’m just afraid it’s not going to be enough to carry them through.  In their defense though – La Bamba? C’mon now – the movie wasn’t all that memorable.  Lou Diamond Phillips channeling Richie Valens? It was an ok (but forgettable) flick – which is why I don’t think this song did them any favors.  It’s been a nice run, Niecy, but I’m afraid your jiggly parts just aren’t enough to keep you around any longer.

 And so begins the debating! Who do you guys see coming out on top and who do you see getting kicked to the curb? Still got votes left? Throw them to ANYONE but Kate ;-) And you guys better brace yourself for this week’s Cheesecake Awards – I have a feeling they’re gonna be a doozy! :-D I’m off to pick up the bf at the airport…he better have brought me back something fun from Vegas!

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Chemistry on Season 10 of DWTS…and other stuff

Via GMA.

However much Erin might annoy me with her “we have the best chemistry”, she’s got nothing on Evan. Still think he’s not a vote whore? Evan – do you know what you did to my tweetdeck with crap like this?

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Julianne Hough Off Footloose and Back on DWTS Season 11?

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I haven’t seen too much news and talk lately about Julianne Hough and her possible return to Dancing with the Stars season 11. However, from past information it seems like Julianne Hough still had a commitment to come back on DWTS. It’s mostly just been a question of when (although, I guess she could buy it out or something).

US Magazine just reported about Chace Crawford dropping out of the remake of Footloose and Julianne also mentions that she might have to drop out of Footloose as well. Here’s the relevant quotes:

Julianne Hough is bummed Chace Crawford dropped out of Footloose.

The former Dancing With the Stars pro — who quit the show to focus on her singing and acting career — says she may have to pull out of the ’80s remake as well because of scheduling difficulties.

“His schedule couldn’t work because of Gossip Girl and mine almost didn’t work because of DWTS,” Julianne tells Us, “so we’re still actually working on mine to see if I can do it.”

Does she miss DWTS? “I do and I don’t,” Julianne says. “I miss the camaraderie and dancing, but I’m busy doing my music. I’m touring with Sugarland this year. I have a single out in June.”

Maybe I’m reading into this a little bit, but it seems certainly possible that Julianne Hough being on DWTS season 11 is the conflict that could mean she has to drop out of Footloose, no? I actually think that Julianne Hough fans will see this as a good and a bad thing. Good to have her back on DWTS season 11, but bad that they won’t get to see her in Footloose.

On the other side, Princess Heidi and her band of Derek Hough fans will certainly be very excited that Chace and possibly Julianne won’t be on Footloose. Why? Because that gives them renewed hope that Derek could replace Chace in Footloose.
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Better known as Charlie.

DWTS 10 Week 5 Predictions

Hola! Konnichiwa! Bonjour! Alo! I’m Marianya the newest blogger on the site. I’ve been a fan and following DWTS since Season 2. I have done some ballroom dancing myself and totally recommend it as a recreational activity for those that are fans of DWTS and would like to know how to dance… even just for fun!

In any case, Princess Heidi did an awesome write up that includes which dance each celeb/pro is doing, possible song choices, commentary, etc. What I’m attempting to do is take past scores and experiences of the pros (and in some cases past celebs that relate to a current celeb) and will attempt to predict what their scores are going to be tonight. I did not use scores from relays, or team dances. I also did not use scores of the Argentine Tango since it is a different dance from the Tango.

And now, in no particular order…

Evan Lysacek/Anna Trebunskya – Rumba
- Season 2 (w/ Jerry Rice, Week 7): 21/30
Since there is not enough information, I’m going to add include the scores of previous figure skaters:
- Season 6 (Kristi Yamaguchi/Mark Ballas, Week 5): 29/30
Prediction: 26/30

Jake Pavelka/Chelsie Hightower – ChaCha
- Season 8 (w/ Ty Murray, Week 1): 14/30
Since Chelsie has only done the ChaCha with Ty Murray, I’m going to pull data from previous reality stars.
- Season 8 (Holly Madison/Dmitry Chaplin, Week 1): 18/30
- Season 8 (Melissa Rycroft/Tony Dovolani, Week 10): 27/30
Prediction: 21/30

Chad Ochocinco/Cheryl Burke – Quickstep
- Season 2 (w/ Drew Lachey, Week 2): 27/30
- Season 3 (w/ Emmitt Smith, Week 2): 24/30
- Season 4 (w/ Ian Ziering, Week 2): 22/30
- Season 5 (w/ Wayne Newton, Week 2): 15/30
- Season 6 (w/ Cristian de la Fuente, Week 2): 20/30
- Season 7 (w/ Maurice Greene, Week 8): 24/30
- Season 8 (w/ Gilles Marini, Week 2): 27/30
Prediction: 22/30

Niecy Nash/Louis Van Amstel – Jive
- Season 2 (w/ Lisa Rinna, Week 3): 25/30
- Season 3 (w/ Monique Coleman, Week 3): 27/30
- Season 9 (w/ Kelly Osbourne, Week 8): 26/30
Prediction: 24/30

Kate Gosselin/Tony Dovolani – Foxtrot
- Season 2 (w/ Stacy Keibler, Week 4): 26/30
- Season 3 (w/ Sara Evans, Week 1): 15/30
- Season 4 (w/ Leeza Gibbons, Week 1): 15/30
- Season 5 (w/ Jane Seymour, Week 1): 24/30
- Season 6 (w/ Marissa Jaret Winokur, Week 8): 25/30
- Season 8 (w/ Melissa Rycroft, Week 3): 27/30
Prediction: 17/30

Nicole Sherzinger/Derek Hough – Tango
- Season 5 (w/ Jennie Garth, Week 3): 26/30
- Season 6 (w/ Shannon Elizabeth, Week 7): 27/30
- Season 7 (w/ Brooke Burke, Week 8): 28/30
Prediction: 26/30

Erin Andrews/Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Jive
- Season 3 (w/ Willa Ford, Week 3): 22/30
- Season 4 (w/ Laila Ali, Week 8): 26/30
- Season 5 (w/ Mel B, Week 3): 27/30
Prediction: 22/30

Pamela Anderson/Damian Whitewood – Quickstep
- Season 1 (Kelly Monaco/Alec Mazo, Dance Off): 24/30
- Season 8 (Holly Madison/Dmitry Chaplin, Week 2): 18/30
I’m comparing with the only data that would be relevant, which is via the celeb… Since this is later in the season, and Pamela is slowly doing better… and can act…
Prediction: 22/30

So those are my predictions for the night… What are your predictions? :D

Data Disclaimer: This was the best data I could find. Feel free to correct anything I might have gotten wrong so I can update the post.

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