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Dance of the Day… Let’s RUMBA!!

We did it! We completed our quest to review our 12 DWTS Champions, so for now, we’re moving on to other things, and we will revisit our Champions shortly. Meanwhile, you can check back on past Dance of the Day posts, and watch the 12 during their Week 1 nerves and jitters.

Season 1 Kelly Monaco and Season 2 Drew Lachey
Season 3 Emmitt Smith and Season 4 Apolo Anton Ohno
Season 5 Helio Castroneves and Season 6 Kristi Yamaguchi
Season 7 Brooke Burke and Season 8 Shawn Johnson
Season 9 Donny Osmond and Season 10 Nicole Scherzinger
Season 11 Jennifer Grey and Season 12 Hines Ward
Here’s your LAST CHANCE to vote from this round, we will be closing the polls SHORTLY, and I’m currently trying to figure out how to do the next round while we review our Champions. While that is happening….

I picked the Rumba first. I went through the responses I got from my Plea For Help, and emails that I’ve gotten (Emailing off this page won’t go directly to me, but it will get to me eventually, don’t worry!) and am picking 3 at random… And there are PLENTY more, for more posts in the future. So if you don’t see your favorite now, DON’T WORRY! Keep coming back, and eventually, we (hopefully) will see it!

First up is……………….

OLYMPIC SNOWBOARDER, LOUIE VITO AND HIS PROFESSIONAL PARTNER, CHELSIE HIGHTOWER!

From Season 9, Week 3, here’s Louie and Chelsie’s Rumba to “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler. It received an 8, 5, 7 for a total of 20 points.

Second up is…..

ACTOR AND EVENTUAL EXTRA TV NEWSMAN, MARIO LOPEZ AND HIS PROFESSIONAL PARTNER, KARINA SMIRNOFF!

From Season 3, Week 5, here’s Mario and Karina’s Rumba to “The Way You Look Tonight” by Michael Buble. I know there’s an accent on the e, but I am not sure how to make them on my computer. It received a 9, 9, 9 for a total of 27 points.

Third up is……

SINGER AND PUSSYCAT DOLL NICOLE SCHERZINGER AND HER PROFESSIONAL PARTNER, DEREK HOUGH!

From Season 10 Week 4, here’s Nicole and Derek’s Rumba to “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.” They also did a rumba in week 10, which was their Redemption Dance, instead of watching that one now, I chose to save it for another time. Each dance on this week of competition during Season 10 got 2 sets of scores. For Technical, it got 9, 8, 8 for 25 points. For Performance, it got 8, 8, 9 for a total of 25. The score for the night was 50 out of 60 points.

So…. Sound off in the comments. Which of these 3 rumbas was your favorite?

July 8, 2011 I Written By

Just a typical, ordinary DWTS fan..

DWTS Season 13 – Anyone Want to Rant??

I do. :-) Those of you who are regular readers know that I have a tendency to go off on a good, old fashioned rant when something ridiculous or silly happens related to DWTS. Well, here’s what’s getting me today…

@ABC_DWTS

So, their latest thing is to throw out a few tweets like “Who do you want on DWTS and who do you want them paired with??” AND “What athlete would you like to see on DWTS??”

Why on earth would anyone take the time or energy needed to chat with them about who they want on the show? Last season, didn’t they try to get people to campaign for their favorites? And how many of those people did they actually pick and put on the show? Answer: NONE.

Well, now, the kids who cried wolf are clogging up my twitter searches with people actually believing they have a shot of getting their favorite on the show. Again. Hmmm….maybe that is their evil plan. In any case, at some point your audience (those who are actually crazy enough to believe they would have a shot at getting their favorite on the show) is going to realize that you don’t really give a crap about what they say and are going to tune you out.

Sure, there are those who know better and are just playing the game with them – but there are way too many who think because this is DWTS’s twitter account that they actually might have a shot. :::sigh::: People, the real deal here is to get DWTS trending, to liven up their followers and to build buzz (and more false “rumors”) for season 13. Period. End of Story. Don’t waste your time with serious campaigning – it doesn’t WORK.

Thus endeth my rant for the day. :-)

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I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Wendy Williams Dedicated Shows To Dancing With The Stars This Week

All this past week, Wendy Williams has dedicated her show to Dancing With The Stars where you can watch all the re-runs leading up to her journey last season. She interviewed judge, Carrie Ann Inaba, host Brooke Burke, pro dancer Cheryle Burke, and Season 11 celebrity Audrina Partridge. If interested, you can check out Wendy’s blog as she has all the interviews up again currently if you missed them. You can also see her learning to dance some more.

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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.

Tyler Perry And Mary J. Blige Confirmed To Dance On Season 13 of Dancing With The Stars? Yeah Right!

Ok, take this one with a huge grain of salt!!! A site called Courtney Luv is reporting movie director and actor Tyler Perry and R & B singer, Mary J. Blige “confirmed” to dance on Dancing With The Stars Season 13. I kind of think this is a huge bull and one with maybe the biggest horns yet. I’ll let you decide.

Tyler Perry who is best know for his role as Madea in his latest film “Madea’s Big Happy Family”, will be a contestant on season 13 of Dancing With The Stars. Another big name to join the A list actor is none other than the Hip/Hop and R&B diva Mary J. Blige. Remember where you saw it first Courtneyluv.com

If true, wow, I’m game!!! I love Mary J. Blige and her story would be inspirational on the show for many fans. I can see Cheryl dancing with Tyler and Mary with Tony. What do you think?

Heidi: I call bull on this one. Some website trying to make a name for itself by starting some rumors. I don’t think either MJB or Tyler need DWTS. I could be wrong, but I don’t think so. Also in the realm of possible bullsh@t rumors: Nick Jonas. Now, a bunch of his fan twitter accounts are reporting this one – but I have to file it under the “hopeful young girls” category. :-) In case you’re wondering how I decide if I think it’s bull or not – well, some people are too current, too famous (and therefore to BUSY) to do DWTS.

Heidi’s NOTE #2 – I just saw another blog that credits the Tyler Perry and Mary J info to an Atlanta Radio station. Honestly don’t know if this makes it more credible or if they just watch Twitter like I do and reported it from what Vogue and I saw. Ahhh…the social media age. :)

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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.

Karina Smirnoff Talks About New Season Of Dancing With The Stars, Her Dream Partner, And Her New Studio At “The Zookeeper” Premiere

Above is a picture of Karina Smirnoff on the Red Carpet attending “The Zookeeper” movie premiere on July 6th in Los Angeles. VelveTV was able to interview her where she talks all about her new dance studio and how long she’s been a “dancer”. They also ask her is she’s coming back to Dancing With The Stars this Fall. She’s very much hoping they will want her again. She mentions John Stamos as being one of her dream partners. More below.

You can view another pic of Karina at the premiere and get details for how you can get her look Best Celebrity Legs. They don’t mention where Karina got her earrings, but, my bet is she got them from Dancing With The Stars jewelry provider Anne Koplik Designs. SO CUTE! TO DIE FOR! :D

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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.