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Dancing with the Stars Season 14 Quickstep and Jive Music

Dancing with the Stars season 14 brings us the Quickstep and the Jive!! Time again for the list of Dancing with the Stars Music. I’m glad they have a song named after me. I’m sure you can guess which one it is. Here’s the list of DWTS music:

Roshon & Chelsie danced a Quickstep to the song “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous - The Young and the Hopeless—Good Charlotte
Sherri & Val danced a Jive to the song “Proud Mary” Proud Mary - Proud Mary - The Best of Ike & Tina Turner—Ike & Tina Turner
Melissa & Maks danced a Quickstep to the song “Dancing with Myself” Dancing With Myself - Billy Idol: Greatest Hits—Billy Idol
Jack & Anna danced a Jive to the song “Gimme Some Lovin” Gimme Some Lovin' - The Best of the Spencer Davis Group—The Spencer Davis Group
Gladys & Tristan danced a Quickstep to the song “Sir Duke” Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder: The Definitive Collection—Stevie Wonder
Katherine & Mark danced a Jive to the song “Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That” Ain't Nothing Wrong With That - Colorblind (Deluxe Version)—Robert Randolph and the Family Band
Jaleel & Kym danced a Jive to the song “Marry You” Marry You - Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Deluxe Version)—Bruno Mars
Maria & Derek danced a Quickstep to the song “Sexy Sexy” (She's) Sexy + 17 - The Brian Setzer Collection '81-'88—Brian Setzer Orchestra
Martina & Tony danced a Jive to the song “Tell Her About It” Tell Her About It - The Essential Billy Joel—Billy Joel
Donald & Peta danced a Quickstep to the song “Stay the Night” Stay the Night - Some Kind of Trouble (Deluxe Version)— James Blunt
Gavin & Karina danced a Jive to the song “Wild One” Wild One - Eurotrip—Wakefield
William & Cheryl danced a Quickstep to the song “Nice Work If You Can Get It” Nice Work If You Can Get It - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George & Ira Gershwin Song Book—George Gershwin

March 26, 2012 I Written By

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DWTS 14 Week 2 Power Rankings

First, a warning: I kinda phoned it in on these rankings.  For those of you not watching the drama of “U-Versegate” unfold on my Twitter, my tv & internet inexplicably crapped out right after Melissa & Maks danced – completely missed Jack & Gladys, & only saw part of Katherine before reader Nathan graciously sent me a link to an internet feed, which I could access at that point because my internet was back up.  Long story short – I read the U-Verse customer service rep the riot act, and I have a tech coming out tomorrow morning to figure out the problem, but at this point I’m just kinda ready to be done with tonight.  But a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone (jimmbboe, Will, Maria, @Team_MGMC, and of course Heidi!) who tracked down videos of the performances I missed – I don’t know what I would have done without you :-D

Well, overall, tonight kinda sucked ass :-P Wish I had a better way to put it, but there were very few moments that delighted me, and many that made me wish my internet had stayed disconnected.  Both ridiculous over & underscoring going on, and some blatant pimping & shady business going on involving a certain couple…oh, and by the way, if you’re a William & Cheryl fan that isn’t mature enough to handle differing opinions, do us both a favor and skip this post.  The “hold for moderation” list here at Pure is becoming more competitive than the VIP roster at Tao in Vegas – seems like some folks are just DYING to get on it ;-)

1/2.) TIE: Katherine & Mark and William & Cheryl – I think one of these couples deserves to be in the top spot; the other does not.  I shouldn’t have to tell you which is which :-) I do think Katherine has been the most consistent of the past two weeks, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how well she’s done – I was definitely worried about tonight, thinking that she would be stuck being the reserved English rose that couldn’t let loose in the jive.  But she brought her A-game – and she not only looked like she was having fun, but she had the best jive technique of the night.  Very energetic, sharp, & clean.  And she actually did jive choreo, which is more than I can say for some of the couples doing jive tonight…ahem.  I thought she looked gorgeous, too – like a young Twiggy :-) As for the other couple that I have in the lead – the only reason I have them here is because TPTB and the judges seem bound & determined to jam him down our throats as the hottest dancer this season at every turn, and some folks seem to be buying into the hype.  I am not one of them – I thought his posture in his quickstep was atrocious (he was hunched over for most of it!), and he did loose his timing & footwork a few times…yet miraculously, no one seemed to point it out.  Hmmm.  And the guy still looks terrified to me when he’s dancing – like he’s afraid he might poop his pants. Once again, I reiterate – I’m sure William is a really nice guy.  But all of this shameless promotion of him I’m seeing from TPTB, the judges, and even his partner (who I’ve lost some respect for) just turns me off completely.  After the 3-ring publicity circus of the past 2 weeks, I would not even consider tossing a single vote in their direction this season.  But hey, that’s ok, since they seem to be bogarting Maria & Derek’s votes now…and yes, I’m totally calling shenanigans on that one.  Anywho…based on scores (and some creative promotion), I think these two ought to be safe from tomorrow’s elimination.

3/4.) TIE: Maria & Derek and Jaleel & Kym – I’m gonna apologize in advance for multiple ties – but the scoring of these past 2 weeks just has me all discombulated and unsure of what to think 8O I’m still in disbelief that the judges honestly thought William & Cheryl’s quickstep was as good as Maria & Derek’s, which I found to be a bright spot in a dismal evening of routines.  It was fun, it was clean, and Maria is starting to relax – and when you take into account that Maria actually hurt herself pretty bad, I think it’s even more impressive that she was able to pull off such an entertaining routine.  I found her technique to be at least a point or 2 better than slouchy William.  As for Jaleel – I feel bad for the guy, because I feel like they got shafted worst of all by their song tonight.  That was one sh*tty jive song – can you blame them for looking a bit lackluster and low-energy when they have to dance a silly dance to a song that’s probably better suited to a rumba or waltz? I honestly wouldn’t have known what to do if tasked with doing jive to a song like that.  So while I think it wasn’t as impressive as his foxtrot last week, I honestly can’t fault him (or Kym, for that matter) for doing a bit of a lackluster routine.  Scoring-wise, I think they *should* be ok – but the spread is really funky this week.  I suggest everyone keep their eyes peeled for Heidi’s numbers post tomorrow…it should be…interesting. Read more..

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Quicksteppin’ in the Rain – Again

I posted another version of this on PureDerekHough.com, but I thought this one was cute because you can hear them better. You can also see the big red lipstick marks on Derek’s neck. ;-)

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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. :-)

DWTS Season 14 Stats Class: Week 2 Predicted Scores

So we know from previous experience that the couples are either going to be jumping around with the Jive or kicking up their heels with the Quickstep. How do we know what they are going to be dancing? Well, if they danced the Foxtrot last week, they will be working on the Jive in Week 2… consequently if a couple danced the ChaCha last week they will be dancing the Quickstep this week.

So let’s see how the predicted numbers add up!

GAVIN DEGRAW
Dance: Jive
Average Scores:
– Age: 21.423
– Occupation: 20.167
– Professional Partner: 21.333
Predicted Score / Rank: 21 / 7th
Comments: Gavin is towards the bottom of the leaderboard after last week’s Foxtrot, which means he will have a lot of ground to cover if he wants to stay in the competition (granted I’m not even counting fanbase votes). When it comes to the Jive, he seems to have a lot going for him between his age group and his partner, both ranking in the top half. However, for some reason singers have crazy trouble with the dance in the first third of the season… and being singers that are suppose to know how to keep time… why? Knowing all this, I’d say his predicted score should be fairly close to the real thing… strongly in the middle of the pack.

DONALD DRIVER
Dance: Quickstep
Average Scores:
– Age: 21.792
– Occupation: 22.000
– Professional Partner: N/A (one time pros average: 22.000)
Predicted Score / Rank: 22 / 3rd
Comments: Donald seems to have a lot going for him in regards to how he should do on the Quickstep. Every NFL player that has done the Quickstep in the first third of the season have scored at least a 20. Add to that his age group (30s) and his score inches up a bit… unfortunately Peta has yet to do a Quickstep on the show… so looking at other female pros that have been on the show once it would seem that the Quickstep isn’t a bane either… so I would say that the predicted score is about par for the course based on the limited data available. Read more..

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Melissa Gilbert Hopes To Rise To The Occasion Tonight On Dancing With The Stars

Melissa Gilbert has penned a new blog at People about learning the Quickstep for week 2 of Dancing With The Stars. She writes that “childbirth” was easier than learning the Quickstep, but, Maks believes in her and she’s hoping to rise to the occasion tonight and not disappoint him. More below and at the link.

Okay, stand with your feet together. Push your pelvis forward until your upper back lies back with your knees bent. Lift your head up and gracefully turn it to the left. Now jump around really, really fast … backwards … in three inch heels!

If it feels really unnatural and contradictory to all the rules of logic and science, you are doing the quickstep, my next challenge on Dancing with the Stars.

Who invented this? Where is he? Let me at him!

LOL! She’s funny. I hope they do well tonight!

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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 Maria Menounos Suffering A Broken Rib, But, Staying Strong And Won’t Give Up

Several outlets today are reporting Maria is suffering from a broken rib. Below is a take from Fox News on it. Let’s hope Maria is ok for tonight and all will go well.

Word on the show is Menounos broke a rib during a hardcore rehearsal with Hough, who was teaching her the Cha-cha-cha.

A source close to the “Extra” host said, “She has been in excruciating pain for the past few weeks during rehearsals, but she is staying strong and working through it. She refuses to give up.”

Be sure you are keeping up with these two at Pure Derek Hough for all the latest. Heidi posted a “must see” video of these two “Quickstepping in the Rain”. Is it a sneak peek for tonight’s dance? You be the judge!! :)

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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 14 Jaleel White And Kym Johnson Have Some Surprises In Their Pocket

Jaleel White tells People that he and Kym have some surprises planned for their upcoming dances. They show them rehearsing for the Jive and he is looking good!! He says it’s a good thing when Kym “smiles” and it’s his goal. See why in the video the link.

We may have more on these two a little later. Stay tuned. ;)

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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.

Cheryl Burke And William Levy DWTS Week 2 Rehearsal Footage And Interviews (Videos)

TV Guide interviewed Cheryl about last week’s dance with her partner William Levy. She said she’s never received the screams she did with any of her partners before like she did with William. Below is a more….

Tom told me that a lot of ladies on staff were ogling him, so did you have any inkling that he would trigger this type of reaction?
Burke: No. I didn’t really know what to expect. I knew he is very popular in the Latin market, but I didn’t know how they were gonna react when they saw him here. And our show is obviously in the U.S. I was a little bit surprised. I didn’t think no one was gonna cheer for him or everyone was gonna cheer for him, but I was more like, “We’re just gonna go out and dance.” So having that support blew us away and I think really made us dance ever better.

You guys did great for rehearsing for only two weeks.
Burke: Actually it was only 10 days. I think they had been wanting him to come on the show and this time he said, “OK, I can do it, but I can’t start rehearsals when everyone else is” because he was finishing up his contract. We started later than everyone else. I was a little nervous. First of all, I didn’t know who he was. [Laughs] I just knew he was Latin and was thinking that hopefully he’ll have some natural rhythm and musicality. And thank God he did! If he didn’t, we probably would’ve looked like a disaster.

Also, below is some new rehearsal footage from Access Hollywood on William’s strengths and weaknesses. We get to know him a little more too…

ADDING: And below is William on Good Morning America this morning….

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ADDING #2: Wow big push for William today. Below is a new interview with ET as well…

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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.