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DWTS Season 11, Week 8 – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

As you probably all know by now, each couple has a “regular” dance and an “Instant dance”. How is it that Mark and Derek weren’t sure of their instant dance (as of Thursday), yet Anna knew hers? Anyway, this could be a serious trainwreck and I can’t say that I’m fond of the idea.

Bristol and Mark – Argentine Tango
Instant Dance: Samba

Jennifer and Derek – Quickstep
Instant Dance: Rumba

Kurt and Anna – Cha Cha Cha; Dancing 3rd
Instant Dance: Waltz (Anna says they are doing their Waltz first, so this order may be wrong)

Brandy and Maks – Waltz
Instant Dance: Cha Cha Cha

Kyle and Lacey – Viennese Waltz
Instant Dance: Jive

All of these now have good sources, although I could have switched Kurt and Anna’s dances.

I think the likely breakdown here is obvious, but lets discuss. If Bristol has Samba in addition to her Argentine Tango – well, those are two very difficult dances to pull off even for a performer. I look for her to be at the bottom of the leader board, probably by a sizable margin. If she pulls off both dances reasonably well, good for her. If she again forgets the steps and still gets good scores – well, this show has jumped the shark.

Kyle I expect will pull of the Waltz very well, but the jive is supposed to be fast with lots of kicks and flicks. If he doesn’t outscore Bristol, he could be our next casualty. I think his odds are better than hers, but it will be interesting to watch.

Kurt, Kurt, Kurt…I just don’t know. He just spent time with Derek and Maks learning Cha Cha, so that should be a help and a Waltz for him is much luckier than Kyle’s Jive or either of Bristol’s dances.

Our two best dancers? Well, Brandy is at a distinct advantage having just learned Cha Cha last week (with Anna’s help, no less), whereas Jennifer has 2 completely new dances. On the other hand, Jennifer will have Cha Cha in the semi-final if she’s not the next “shocking elimination”. And I gotta tell ya folks, if either Jennifer or Brandy leave this week I’m going to have a very hard time continuing to watch and write about this show. ANYWAY, let’s not put the cart before the horse. Watching Jennifer and Derek on ET and you can see their quickstep looks pretty good. Rumba as the insta-dance?? Well, hard dance – one of the harder ones and no way to fake it like you could in Samba or Cha Cha. Sure do hope the judges take that into account – like they have for OTHER contestants. Oh, what am I saying? Of course they won’t. I have a feeling that Brandy will easily reclaim the top spot this week by virtue of easier dances, one of which she already knows.

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DWTS, Season 11 – Bringing Sexy Back Media For Your Sunday

DWTS Question for your Sunday:: In your opinion, who is the “sexiest” female and male dancers this year from the entire cast (celebrity and pro) this year? My picks: Jennifer and Maks (though Derek would get my “most adorable” vote).

Onto our news for your Sunday and special thanks to DWTS fan Carlos, we have news on the entertainment for the Results Show from The Orlando Sentinel.

John Legend and The Roots will team up for two songs on “Dancing With the Stars” next week.

They will perform “Wake Up!” and “Ordinary People” on the results show at 9 p.m. Tuesday on ABC (WFTV-Ch. 9 locally).

Taio Cruz will deliver his hit “Dynamite” on the same show, and piano prodigy Emily Bear, who is 9, will perform as well.

Also, ABC Media reports “Len Goodman, Kenny Mayne and Jerry Rice are taking off their shirts” for another round of Dance Center. Get ready for them to “bring their sexy back” ( :o Uhhhh, I have a feeling Heidi and Courtney will have more material for their Cheescake Awards.) Here is more on another musical guest and pro dance number.

Also on Tuesday’s show there will be a performance by nine-year-old piano prodigy Emily Bear. A masterful pianist who was recently invited to play at The White House, Bear will perform with the “Dancing with the Stars” orchestra and will be accompanied by young ballroom dance champions Sophia Latessa and Tyler Golman (age 9) and Rickie Taylor and Erik Linder (age 10).

We will also find out who the “Design a Dance” winners are this year and watch them dance. Again, congradulations to Pure DWTS fan Abby for winning the “Dance Concept” part. She will be flying to LA and sitting in the front row. Maybe she will give us a little wave if the camera points her way.

For more rehearsal footage, here is that Access Holllywood Heidi spoke of with Jennifer and Derek. Is it just me or are they more silly than the norm this week in their interviews? They speak on the “Instant Dance” and more.

The friendship continues between Cheryl and Rick. Here they are at the Bowlmor Lanes in Hollywood with two other DWTS alumni.

In case you missed it, here is is a funny interview with Rick and Cheryl on The Jimmy Kimmel Show where they burn Rick’s dancing shoes. lol What a great sport Rick is and I love the points Jimmy made about Bristol. He might have been funning around. But, it’s true too imo.

Here is Maks and Brandy. They are interviewed by Access Hollywood and giving us a hint of their dances for tomorrow night. Maks thinks the “Instant Dance” will hurt the performance level for everyone. I agree. It’s going to be interesting to say the least to see how this dance goes down. I know one thing. No matter who doesn’t do well doing this dance, I’m not going to hold it against them in my votings. Are you?

Lastly, PureDWTS would like to send our congradulations to Karina Smirnoff. People is reporting today that she is officially engaged.

The ballroom beauty is engaged to boyfriend Brad Penny, 32, she told PEOPLE on Saturday, revealing the couple has actually been engaged since Oct. 4!

“We kept it quiet because my family is in New York and Brad’s family is in Oklahoma so we kind of wanted them to come out and celebrate and be a family first before we let the cat out of the bag,” she said.

Smirnoff, 32, showed off her 4.5 carat Asscher Cut diamond engagement ring at Tao Las Vegas’s five-year anniversary party.

The two have yet to start planning the wedding. The proposal, however, took some scheming. Smirnoff calls it “a conspiracy” between Penny and Smirnoff’s manager, who told Smirnoff that the president of Twitter wanted to meet her after a taping of Dancing With the Stars.

“We went to this restaurant and [my manager] got on her phone and said ‘this guy is killing me,’ and got up and walked away, Then Brad walked in and it still didn’t register. He got down on one knee and he opened the box and I said, ‘Thank you’. I honestly didn’t expect it.”

Here is a pic of the two. He is definietly “sexy” imo. :)

So, the count down begins. Almost 30 hours away and counting down until showtime. :D Special thanks to Heidi for helping with this post.xxx

Heidi ETA: Louis, Kym, Chelsie and Tony are going to be dancing to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on the Disney Christmas Parade

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