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Dancing with the Stars 2012 Latin Week Music

Dancing with the Stars season 2012 latin week music is here!! Time again for the list of Dancing with the Stars Music. Here’s the list of DWTS music from tonight’s show:

Jaleel & Kym danced a Samba to the song “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” Rhythm Is Gonna Get You - Greatest Hits—Gloria Estefan
Melissa & Maks danced a Salsa to the song “Aguanilé” Aguanile - El Cantante (Music from and Inspired by the Original Motion Picture)—Marc Anthony
Maria & Derek danced a Salsa to the song “The Cup of Life” Rave Intro / Drop It On Me / Lola Lola / The Cup of Life Medley - Ricky Martin... Live Black & White Tour—Ricky Martin
Katherine & Mark danced an Argentine Tango to the song “Tanguedia II” Tanguedia II - The Soul of Tango - Greatest Hits—Astor Piazzolla
Gavin & Karina danced a Samba to the song “Sweetheart from Venezuela” Sweetheart from Venezuela - Pure Gold—Harry Belafonte
William & Cheryl danced an Argentine Tango to the song “Buttons” Buttons - PCD—The Pussycat Dolls
Gladys & Tristan danced a Samba to the song “Fiebre” Fiebre - Puro Teatro - A Lady and Her Music—La Lupe
Roshon & Chelsie danced a Salsa to the song “Bumpy Ride” Bumpy Ride - Bumpy Ride - Single—Mohombi
Donald & Peta danced an Argentine Tango to the song “Sin Rumbo” Sin Rumbo - Vivo en Otros Aires—Otros Aires

April 16, 2012 I Written By

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DWTS 14 Week 5 Power Rankings

*yawn* Yeah, all in all, that’s kinda how I felt about Latin night – even with all of the hoopla surrounding some of the couples.  We were on tacky prop overload tonight, and it seemed like a lot of the couples resorted to gimmicks and fluff that, quite frankly, I don’t think they needed.  Seemed like there was an obvious attempt by the judges to shield some dancers from the duel, and to throw some dancers headlong into it.  Should be interesting to see if things shake out like they intend them to…

1.) William & Cheryl – These two are not in the #1 spot because they’re “that good” – they’re here because the level of blatant favoritism they’ve achieved has hit an all-time high level of absurdity.  Ankle injury? I’m beginning to think it was a complete fabrication, as they seemed to only quickly gloss over the legitimate details of it, and I didn’t see La Levy wincing in pain (a la JR during HIS Argentine tango last season) or moving any more limply than he usually does.  And speaking of a flaccid tango – guess they really gave those 29 points to Cheryl, who didn’t fail to deliver a tango that was 90% her dancing dramatically around her partner like a damn maypole (or stripper pole…) and 10% her partner actually…well, moving at all.  Seriously, I dare you all – go back and watch that tango in slow mo, and count how many steps Cheryl takes, and how many William takes.  I’m willing to bet the ratio is AT LEAST 2:1.  To give a 29 to a tango where the man barely moves, and the stunts are pretty bland? That’s a damn insult to people who actually deserved their score more, like Katherine.  Was William bad? No, but I can’t really say he was good, either, considering he barely moved. So I guess my congrats go to the judges, who have backslid into blind worship of “the hottest piece of ass the show has ever had”.  Makes me sick just typing it… Read more..

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DWTS Louis Van Amstel With Some Last Minute Thoughts & A Report On Injuries Before Showtime

Louis Van Amstel (adding: who is dancing tonight and tweeted about being at rehearsals and writing about them in his ABC blog tomorrow) has some last minute thoughts on the show tonight. Note how the article mentions William Levy and a ‘busted up right ankle”. It also mentions how all three of the injured contestants (Maria, Melissa, and William) are “powering through”. More below including Louis’ thoughts on how Latin Week could be a disadvantage for some of the contestants….

The Power of the Safety Vote
This season has already seen its fair share of injuries: Maria Menounos hurt her ribs and feet; Melissa Gilbert sustained a mild concussion; and now fan-favorite William Levy has busted his right ankle. And while all three of the contestants are still managing to power through, but what do their injuries mean for their fan votes?

Amstel assures us that these unfortunate incidents could actually work in their favor. “I think if anything it could get them the sympathy vote, especially if it’s sincere and it’s not created,” Amstel comments. “In past seasons we’ve had some people that threw in the injury to kind of get votes, but in this case, all the injuries are legit. It could help.”

But Amstel believes that the best thing any injured celeb should do is to “go very easy until show day, so they don’t make their injury any worse.” Let’s hope they all heed his advice.

Latin Week: Some Will Be at a Disadvantage
On this show, contestants have to do way more than just prove they can dance — they have to show they have variety as well, which is the main purpose of having a theme each week. April 16 is Latin Night, so each couple will take on either the Salsa, Argentine Tango, or the Samba, demonstrating just how much they can heat up the dance floor. And while all of the dances provide a challenge in their own unique way, Amstel believes that some routines will definitely be more difficult than others. “In my opinion, the people who have Samba have a disadvantage,” Amstel reveals. “There’s a lot of technique to it and it’s the harder dance. The Salsa, I would say, is the easier dance. Then we have the Argentine Tango where you’re allowed to lift. So the people that have the Argentine Tango, they can use the lift, which is visually very impressive, so those couples have an advantage.”

You can read more at Hollywood.com.

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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.

PureDWTS Carrie Anne Inaba On The Dance Duel, Her Days As A Fly Girl, and More

Carrie Anne Inaba chatted to Access Hollywood at the 2012 TV Land Awards this past weekend. She recalled her days as a “Fly Girl”. She also dishes about Dancing With The Stars at the 1:40 minute mark about how the judging is about to get even harder with the “Dance Duel” this week. She’s excited though because it will have a huge impact on the show making sure the best dancer sticks around.

Ok, so I’m still not sure about this “dance duel” business! :|

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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.

Chelsie Hightower And Roshon Fegan Have Big Things Planned For Salsa Tonight (Video)

ET Online has a new rehearsal interview up with Roshon and Chelsie. Chelise talks of Roshon being such a good student. They talk of being in the bottom two last week and how scary it was. Chelsie explains how a red light goes off in the last 5 seconds before you are announced to go. They hope to get more fan support tonight. You can see them practicing. They look amazing (in my opinion). They have some big things planned for tonight.

I can’t wait to see these two dance again. I think his youthfullness is refreshing and mixes the cast up.

Sheww…it’s going to be one wild and interesting night! Get ready! :)

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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 14 Stats Class – Week 5 Predicted Scores

This is an interesting week. Latin week isn’t a new concept… but normally it would be the Samba and the Rumba… This time around “Latin Week” has an Argentine Tango, the Samba, and the Salsa… Umm oook. Anyway you’re hear to see the predicted scores, not my mini-rant about TPTB changing things up this season… so ONWARDS!

As a REMINDER we are in Week 5, which means that the data that the following predicted scores are based off of, are from the middle third of the previous seasons. If you’re wondering what this means see the following breakdown:
– First “Third”: Weeks 1 through 4
– Middle “Third”: Weeks 4 through 7
– Last “Third”: Weeks 7 through 10

This is to keep the progression as accurate as possible. So if there is a dance that happened in a previous season but in a later week (like Week 9), it wouldn’t make sense to consider it in the predicted scores because the skill level is different between Week 5 and Week 9.

I’m gunning for accuracy here people… well as accurate as subjectivity can be.

MELISSA GILBERT
Dance: Salsa
Average Scores:
– Age: 24.000
– Occupation: 21.000
– Professional Partner: N/A
Predicted Score / Rank: 23 / 9th
Comments: The Salsa hasn’t been done all that often in the past seasons (only Seasons 8, 9, and 12), the only other actress in their 40s to have done the Salsa was back in Season 9: Debi Mazar with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, but that was a Week 1 dance and they got a 16… so not a very good comparison. Season 12’s Kirstie Alley also did the Salsa with Maksim in Week 8 and got a 25, so it’s fair to say that Melissa would be rather close in score if not a point or two below that of Kirstie’s which would equate to the predicted score.

DONALD DRIVER
Dance: Argentine Tango
Average Scores:
– Age: 24.429
– Occupation: 21.500
– Professional Partner: N/A
Predicted Score / Rank: 23 / 8th
Comments: Considering that the Argentine Tango has only been around since Season 8 and not all celebs have gotten the dance… the data is pretty scarce. The only other NFL player in their 30s to have done the Argentine Tango was Season 10’s Chad Ochocinco with Cheryl Burke and they got a 24. So knowing that I think Donald could get about the same score… since his predicted score is about the same. But considering that Donald seems to be hitting his stride I wouldn’t be surprised if he pulls off a better score than predicted.

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My life can be summed up in the following two quotes: 1) "I am married to engineering and am its faithful wife by day, but at night my wanderlust takes hold and the arts becomes my jealous paramour." and... 2) "Engineering is my safety net. Writing is my passion. Acting is my escape when the other two become too much." So where does dancing fit in? Pretty much anywhere at this point... =)

Wishing Our Injured Dancers The Best On Tonight’s Episode Of Dancing With The Stars

Melissa Gilbert has written a new blog for People. She updates us on her medical condition. So far, so good….no headache yet. She’s planning to dance tonight even though she’s been having a hard time getting her mojo back. Details below…

Recommendation by my neurosurgeon, who made a house call the next day, was to get bed rest, no Tuesday show, anti-inflammatories, ice, gentle massage and a stern warning: If I got a headache within the following week, I must stop dancing and get an MRI immediately.

Thankfully, no headache has appeared yet. Though my neck is still stiff, I have been rehearsing with Maks. In fact, I suggested that we end our dance tonight with the move that took us out last week. We are doing just that.

I must admit though, I’m having a hard time getting my sexy, dancer mojo back. I’m being a bit self-protective, a bit tentative and I’m finding it hard to just let go and have fun. So, that is my goal this week – to let go and have fun.

Yes, I was hurt. Yes, it was scary but, that was then … this is now … It’s time to believe again!

Let’s hope all goes well for Melissa….same with Maria Menounos with her rib and feet issues. Keep your thoughts with William Levy as well who suffered an ankle injury yesterday.


Just Wanted to let u know that I injured my right ankle pretty bad during rehearsal.. MRI tomorrow. I’ll let u all know .. Love u all
@willylevy29
william levy

Moments ago, Cheryl posted this tweet. Does this mean William has a green light to dance tonight?


We dance 6th tonight! Need all of your support more than ever tonight. Please vote! 800-868-3408 http://t.co/Uy3xk81B and text. Love u guys!
@CherylBurke
Cheryl Burke

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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 Recalls Her Most Memorable Moments On Dancing With The Stars (Blog, Videos)

AOL has a cool little gem up of Karina Smirnoff talking about her dancing career since she was a little girl. She also discusses her most memorable moments on Dancing With The Stars including the fall with one of her most loved partners, Ralph Macchio. Since then Ralph has been her “hero” for how he was able to recover their dance. You can see some footage of her and current partner, Gavin Degraw, rehearsing. She also talks about some of the pranks that go on behind the scenes of Dancing With The Stars.



Karina has a new blog and video up at People as well. She says it’s time to show some skin.

Also, below is Gavin on the Ryan Seacrest show today with a new knickname for Donald Driver…

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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 Cookbook – Season 14, Week 5 Edition!

It’s a little late, but as promised, here is our first installment of our “PureDWTS Cookbook” series.  This week, in honor of Latin Week, I opted to go with some Latin-themed recipes.  The first comes to us courtesy of Deidre, and it’s for Cuban Pork – which is what I bet Cheryl is hoping for before season’s end (Did I go too far? nah ;-)).  This one requires a bit of advanced preparation, so you might wanna start this one today in order to have it ready for the results show tomorrow :-)

Slow-Cooked Cuban Pork

Ingredients:

(1) 8-10 lb bone-in pork shoulder (make sure it fits into your slow cooker!)

1/2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate

1/3 cup lime juice + 2 tbsp lime juice

1 tbsp olive oil

(8) whole, peeled garlic cloves (or 1 tbsp dried garlic)

1 tsp minced garlic

1 tbsp ground cumin

1 tbsp dried oregano leaves

1 tbsp or more fresh ground pepper

(2) tsp kosher or sea salt

1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional) + 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (not optional)

2 stems (no  leaves!) fresh cilantro (optional)

2 tbsp white wine or cider vinegar

1/2 tsp dried mustard powder

2 drops liquid smoke (optional)

Directions:

Drizzle olive oil in slow cooker bowl.  Rinse pork with cold water; place in bowl and coat on all sides with olive oil.

Sprinkle fat side-up shoulder with salt, pepper, oregano, cumin, &1 tsp  red pepper flakes.  Spoon the orange juice concentrate on top, and pour 1/3 cup lime juice around the edges of the roast.  Throw garlic cloves in around the roast, and add the cilantro stems (if you’re using them).  Cover the cooker and let the roast cook on high heat for 1 hour; after that, turn to low heat and cook for an additional 12 hours, or until the meat falls apart when prodded with a fork.  Turn off slow cooker and transfer covered bowl to the fridge.  Let meat rest in fridge overnight.

Use a spoon to scrape the congealed fat out of the slow cooker bowl.  Transfer pork shoulder to cutting board, and reserve the juices remaining in the bowl.  Pour juices over fine mesher strainer over a saucepan; discard any solids left in strainer. Add the (2) tsp lime juice, white vinegar, minced garlic, 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, mustard powder, and liquid smoke to the juices.  Bring to boil over medium high heat and allow to boil until reduced to 1/4 the starting volume.  Set aside.

Pull bone out of pork shoulder and discard. Scrape as much fat as you can from the outside of the pork shoulder, and as remove as much fat as you can from the roast itself without wasting meat.  Using your hands or two forks, shred the meat into small pieces.  When fully shredded, transfer to 9″ X 13″ baking dish.  Pour reduced juices over meat; tightly cover pan with foil and bake at 325 F for 25 minutes, or until heated through.  Serve on hot flour tortillas, with mango salsa and black beans (if desired).

For the mango salsa or black bean recipes (and great step-by-step pictures of how to make the pork!), visit Foodie with Family :-)

I’m still hunting for a good Latin drink or dessert recipe…if you guys send me one at courtney@puredwts.com, I might add it here before showtime tomorrow ;-)

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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!

DWTS2012 Peta Murgatroyd And Donald Driver Heartfelt, Fun Interview On Good Morning America & More

Donald and Peta were on Good Morning America with Cameron Mathison today. Donald recalls his time of growing up homeless and the friend who died in his arms of cancer. He also talks of his devotion to family. You can see some glimpses of he and Peta’s Argentine Tango tonight as well. So beautiful! They also play some football while in the dance studio. A fun and heartfelt interview! More below. You can also read more on Donald and Peta and their dancing in a new ABC blog here.

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I love these two! If you live in Wisconsin, be sure you vote early because phone lines have been known to go whacky there if you wait until after the show. This is actually a good rule of thumb no matter where you live and who you are voting for.

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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.