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Dancing with the Stars 2011 Guilty Pleasures Music List

While not quite as extensive as our list of Guilty Pleasure DWTS music, still some interesting choices for tonight’s Guilty Pleasure music night on Dancing with the stars. If DWTS music is your guilty pleasure, then you probably already know where to find the full list of Dancing with the Stars music complete with easy access iTunes links. Enjoy!

Kirstie & Maks danced a Samba to the song “…Baby One More Time” ...Baby One More Time - Video Triple Play — Britney Spears
Chris & Cheryl danced a Tango to the song “Don’t Stop Believin’” Don't Stop Believin' - Journey: Greatest Hits — Journey
Romeo & Chelsie danced a Waltz to the song “My Heart Will Go On” My Heart Will Go On - Movie Music - The Definitive Performances (Film Soundtrack Compilation) — Celine Dion
Chelsea & Mark danced a Quickstep to the song “Walkin’ on Sunshine” Walking On Sunshine - null — Katrina and the Waves
Kendra & Louis danced a Samba to the song “Livin’ la Vida Loca” Livin' la Vida Loca - Ricky Martin — Ricky Martin
Hines & Kym danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “End of the Road” End of the Road - Legacy - The Greatest Hits Collection (Deluxe Edition) — Boyz II Men
Ralph & Karina danced a Paso Doble to the song “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) - C+C Music Factory: Super Hits — C+C Music Factory

To be honest, next week I hope they go back to an eclectic array of music. I like how DWTS regularly introduces me to new music. This week and last has been terrible in that regard. Here’s to next week!!

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Better known as Charlie.

DWTS12 Week 6 Power Rankings

Well, as high as my hopes were for “Guilty Pleasures” night, I’m left with mixed feelings this evening – definite highs and lows, some wonky scoring, and yet another unfortunate mishap.  But hey, at least I’m not left with complete negativity like I was last week! 6 out of the 7 songs I predicted before the show were correct…but I didn’t get a Ralph & Karina paso to “Sunglasses at Night” Sunglasses at Night - Corey Hart: The Singles :-( A girl can dream…

1.) Hines & Kym – For the first time since week 1, I feel like I actually saw Hines a little bit off his game – this Viennese waltz seemed to lack the finesse that usually sets his performances apart from the other contestants.  He seemed to get a little bit “ahead” of the beat at times, and looked kinda flat-footed to me.  My best explanation? He couldn’t reconcile the fast tempo of the V. waltz with the romantic feel of it, and thus ended up somewhere in between the extremes – just kind of “blah” and more in his head than in the dance.  Was it a bad dance? No.  Did it leave an impression on me? No.  Certainly wasn’t his best dance, and I thought it was overscored by a point or two.  However, he does have the 2nd highest score of the night, and has been a fan favorite since day 1 – I get the feeling his support only grows week to week.  With the points spread the way it is, his chances of going home are slim to none.

2.) Ralph & Karina – Though I’m still mourning the fact that “Sunglasses at Night” was not used as his music (*sniff*), I think this paso started off strong and had a lot of promise – Ralph attacked it with a fierceness I haven’t seen from him since week 1.  Then came the 2nd “fall heard round the world” – aye dios mio.  I really don’t want to see any other contestants - celebs or pros – falling down anymore this season.  I feel horrible for them, even if they aren’t necessarily my favorite people.  Karina looked like she was near tears, but I was impressed with how Ralph managed to keep going despite the mishap.  Really & truly, as warped as this may sound – I think the fall may have helped them more than if they had done the whole routine without a hitch.  High scores often bring complacency with voters – low scores and mishaps are what spur people to vote hard.  And that’s exactly what I think will happen this week: Ralph’s fans are just going to vote that much harder to protect him from danger.  Daniel-san has a few more weeks left in him, at least ;-)

3.) Romeo & Chelsie – After the last beat of this waltz, I thought to myself “Wow…Romeo could be the wild card for the finale!” Seriously – if he continues to improve the way he has the past few weeks, I could see him possibly bumping one of the favorites (perhaps Ralph or Kirstie) out of the finale.  He’s finally let go of the “cool guy” exterior, and seems to be throwing himself headlong into every dance – I gotta give the kid props, he really seems to get into the “character” of each dance.  And his technique is improving too – this waltz was the smoothest and most controlled I’ve seen him so far.  And nobody can accuse the kid of not being romantic – he laid a smooch on a very unsuspecting Chelsie at the end! He’s tied for the high score this week, and seems to be gaining support on Twitter – more and more people seem to be taking notice of him each week.  My only concern is that he may be sharing a voting demographic with Chelsea – people voting for “young & charming” may be dividing their votes between the two of them, which could result in one or both of them getting sent home earlier than expected.  I think he ought to be ok this week, but he could be a possible “shock elim” in the coming weeks…

4.) Kirstie & Maks – Wow.  Kirstie did a lot better than I thought she would with this samba – especially since the music was not great.  Was it perfect, or her best performance? No.  But it was good to see a little bit of the attitude back from her cha-cha the first week, and overall, it was entertaining – even if she mess up a few times.  Was really impressed that she handled the samba rolls so well – gotta give credit to both Maks & Karina for not holding back this season & dishing out one of the most difficult samba moves.  Thankfully, I think these two are in a good place this week – not so high as to make their voters complacent, and not so low as to be in legitimate danger. But let’s just hope they can carry this momentum for the next few weeks, because we are definitely in “shock elim” territory.

5.) Chelsea & Mark – Something about this quickstep left me very uneasy – well, a few things actually.  This was the first time I’ve seen Chelsea actually look uncomfortable out on the floor.  Even when doing her “rule-breaking” jive and “risk-taking” Viennese waltz, she looked perfectly at ease.  At times tonight during this quickstep, she looked completely lost to me – a strained smile,  a tense frame, and a look in her eye that seemed to say “I’m holding on for dear life.” Mark was Mark-squared this week – exaggerating every bounce & flick, which just seemed to draw even more attention to the fact that Chelsea wasn’t moving with her usual energy.  I would even go so far as to say that I saw this same “trying to keep my head above water” cry for help on Shannen’s face a year ago, when doing Mark’s exceptionally difficult Viennese waltz.  I just wish he could scale things back in order to suit his partner’s abilities – that’s all.  Here’s what I think their big problem is – despite their high score, I don’t know if they’re going to be memorable enough this week – Hines is Mr. Consistent, and is likely getting loyal voters each week; Kirstie had a comeback week; Romeo had a breakthrough week; and Ralph had a live television accident week.  Is anyone going to really remember this dance amongst all that excitement? Plus, they’re tied for the high score – a dangerous place to be if your fanbase is iffy, since it also breeds complacence…ask Audrina.  If there was going to be a shock elimination this week, I’d say it would be these two – there’s just several factors at work that, if combined, could result in disaster.  Do I think they deserve to go home? Hell no.  But I wouldn’t rule it out completely, either.

6.) Kendra & Louis – Kendra’s best performance, but it’s not really saying much considering she has been a rather big letdown for me this season.  Yes, Kendra had a lot of fun tonight and it showed – but this was 80% gyrating and only 20% actual samba, and the little samba I saw was pretty atrocious.  I just don’t think she really knows what to do with her arms & legs sometimes – I guess the word “flaily” describes it best.  At least she seemed to try to keep the attitude to a minimum this week (aside from an eye roll or two).  Do I think she deserves to stick around, based on her performances so far? No.  I’d say she’s probably the least improved of the remaining dancers, and will likely get eaten alive if she manages to eek out another week on the show.  But I think this week we’re finally gonna get to see if her fanbase is as “huge” as it claims itself to be – she isn’t at the bottom of the leaderboard for once (she’s got a 3 point cushion), and she’s not up against someone like Petra with a small fanbase.  Will her fans rally, since the urgency is not there?

7.) Chris & Cheryl – Ugh.  I really wanted these two to do better tonight – but unfortunately, I think they kinda got the score they deserved :-( However, I’m going to partially blame the music – I don’t think either of them were thrilled that they got “Don’t Stop Believing”, as it seemed like they both never really connected with the dance.  Honestly, this song & the tango are a complete disconnect – a fierce, aggressive dance paired with a song about hope and perseverence? No wonder these two looked lost! Chris seemed terrified with every step – as if he might shatter the floor if he moved too quickly – and I’m a bit disappointed with Cheryl for reverting to her “I’m just gonna dance around my partner and hope no one notices” ways that she used with Chad & Rick.  This week was not good, but if I’m looking at all Chris’ performances so far – I’d say he just had an off-week and deserves to stay more than Kendra, since I do think he’s improving.  And I do think he has at least a mediocre chance of overtaking Kendra to stick around – especially since he’s been around longer and probably has a more popular pro to bolster his vote totals.  Can he do it? We shall see.

Ok folks, weigh in: was “guilty pleasures” night better or worse than you expected? Do you think Kendra can survive another week, or is her time up? Will ABC continue to pimp the Pia/Mark (with minor supporting cast Karina) performance? (Ok, we can pretty much guarantee that last one ;-)) What say you? :-)

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Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!

Dancing With The Stars 12, Week 6 – Kendra Shaking Her Booty, Talks of Growth, The Judges, and More (Videos)

Kendra says she and Louis are improving and on the “positive thing” now. She hopes people will keep voting for them to see their growth. She also talks of her time of the month (yes, again, lol), but, is glad Louis understands. She talks about the judges too and if there is any bad blood between her and Carrie Ann. More below including Kendra shaking her booty. Oh boy, I am not ready for this again this week.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS Season 12 – Cheryl Burke On Showing The Graceful Side Of Chris Jericho And More

10 Year-old LA Times blogger, Hannah Mitchell, was invited to Chris and Cheryl’s studio to ask a few questions…and they are ‘interesting’ questions to say the least. Below is a small take of the interview. Follow the link for much more.

Q: Chris, has being a pro wrestler helped you to learn to dance?
Chris Jericho: Yes, well, we’re in Week 6 on the show, so I must be doing something right. There are a lot of similarities between dancing and wrestling. The costumes are the same, the spandex and all that, but you have to be light on your feet to do both, and you have to remember choreography. How to switch your balance back and forth and that sort of thing, so there are a couple of things you use in wrestling that you can use in dancing as well.

Q: Cheryl, what was the toughest part of training Chris to dance?
Cheryl Burke: I think the toughest part has been getting him to be a little more graceful, especially with his arm movements on the slower dances. Really trying to make sure everything he does isn’t abrupt and show the graceful side of Chris.

Hannah topped the interview off with this little video. It’s so cute!

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Dancing With The Stars Week 6- Romeo Miller With Some More Tricks Up His Sleeves

Jokingly, Romeo tells The Insider he wants to sabatoge the cast so he can win. Hines might be his primary target. He’s definitely in it to win this thing. He’s improved so much since we first saw him dance too. I hope he keeps stunning everyone as he’s done these last few weeks. A little more at the link and a video.

“I’m thinking about sabotaging the cast,” Romeo joked with “The Insider” correspondent Christina McLarty. “I can’t take the chance of me getting a top score and getting voted off regardless.”

Romeo kidded that Hines Ward would be his primary target. “I think I’m going to wear a Green Bay [Packers] jersey or something, come in there and bust his ego.”

Romeo also revealed his sincere thoughts of inviting some celebrity friends to his performances including Justin Bieber, Will Smith and Michael Jordan. “I got a few tricks up my sleeve,” said Romeo.

On Monday, Romeo and pro partner Chelsie Hightower will dance a romantic waltz, causing Romeo to unveil his softer side.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Pure DWTS 12 – Dancing With The Stars Pros: “The Road To Ballroom Success” (Video)

Good Morning America did a nice little spread on the pros and their backgrounds today to see where all of their talent came from and what they are like off the dancefloor!! Don’t miss it! The pics of them when they were so young are so cute!! I wish Mark would grow his hair like he had it in his teenage years. Look, Derek is included in this too. :) (Heidi’s Note: Heh. If I was them, I wouldn’t let go of Derek either. ;-) )

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS 12, Week 6 – Hines Ward Far From Fearless And More! (Video)

Hines and Kim gives us some teasers for their dance tonight on ET Online. Hines also reveals his biggest fear on the show>> THE JUDGES! I’d be afraid of the judges too if I were the celebritites. I imagine they are going to get really picky now until the end of the season too.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS12 Week 6 – “Guilty Pleasures Week” Song Predictions

 We all seemed to have a good time speculating about what songs we might hear during DWTS “American Night”, and we even got some right.  So what songs can we expect to hear  on Dancing with the Stars “Guilty Pleasures” night? Below are some of our predictions:

“Sunglasses at Night” Sunglasses at Night - Corey Hart: The Singles by Corey Hart (Court’s Note: This one has an extremely strong paso doble beat, and was popular in 1984 – the year Karate Kid was released.  Coincidence? Maybe…maybe not ;-))

“Macarena” Macarena (Original Version) - Fiesta Macarena by Los Del Rio – Bayside Boys Remix Macarena (Bayside Boys Remix) - Fiesta Macarena Dance Radio Edit Macarena (Dance Radio Edit) - Macarena - Single Ricer Re-mix Macarena (River Re-Mix) - Fiesta Macarena

“You Make My Dreams” You Make My Dreams - (500) Days of Summer (Music from the Motion Picture) [Bonus Track Version] by Hall & Oates

“…Baby One More Time” ...Baby One More Time - Greatest Hits: My Prerogative by Britney Spears (rumored to be Kirstie & Maks’ samba song)

“Careless Whisper” Careless Whisper - Ladies & Gentlemen - The Best of George Michael by George Michael

“Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship & Starship: Hits by Starship

“Afternoon Delight” Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band by Starland Vocal Band

“Pour Some Sugar on Me” Pour Some Sugar On Me - A Tribute To Def Leppard - Greatest Hits by Def Leppard

“Wannabe” Wannabe - Spice by Spice Girls

“MMMbop” MMMBop - Middle of Nowhere by Hanson

“Never Gonna Give You Up” Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley: The Greatest Hits by Rick Astley

“Baby” Baby (Bonus Video) - My World 2.0 (Bonus Track Version) by Justin Bieber

“Mandy” Mandy - Ultimate Manilow by Barry Manilow

“Listen to Your Heart” Listen to Your Heart - Look Sharp! by Roxette

“The Sign” The Sign - null by Ace of Base

“The Humpty Dance” The Humpty Dance - Rhino Hi-Five: Hip Hop, Vo. 2 - EP by Digital Underground

“It’s Not Unusual” It's Not Unusual (Single Version) - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Tom Jones by Tom Jones (Court’s Note: This one is a pretty good quickstep…and seems fitting for a couple of goofballs like Chelsea & Mark.  Carlton Banks, anyone?)

“Karma Chameleon” Karma Chameleon - Culture Club: Greatest Hits by Culture Club

“Livin’ La Vida Loca” Livin' la Vida Loca - Ricky Martin by Ricky Martin

“Girl You Know It’s True” Girl You Know It's True (Karaoke Version) - Karaoke Hits - Milli Vanilli (Karaoke Version) by Milli Vanilli

“Physical” Physical - Gold: Olivia Newton-John by Olivia Newton-John

“Don’t Stop Believin” Don't Stop Believin' - Journey: Greatest Hits by Journey

“End of the Road” End of the Road - (In the Style Of: Boys II Men) - [Backup Vocal Karaoke Version] - Karaoke - The Hits of Boyz II Men by Boys II Men

“Walking On Sunshine” Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves by Katrina & The Waves

So those are our picks…what are yours? Is there some cheesy song that you’re ashamed to admit that you’d LOVE to hear on the show? Don’t be shy…we all know you still sing out loud in your car to “My Heart Will Go On” My Heart Will Go On - Let'S Talk About Love. ;-)

We’ll be posting the songs that are used on DWTS Guilty Pleasures night at this link.

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Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!