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Dancing with the Stars Season 14 Semi Finals Music

Dancing with the Stars season 14 semi-final 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:

William & Cheryl danced a Tango to the song “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics: Ultimate Collection (Remastered)—The Eurythmics
William & Cheryl danced a Samba to the song “Magalenha” Magalenha - Brasileiro—Sergio Mendes
Katherine & Mark danced a Quickstep to the song “The Dirty Boogie” The Dirty Boogie - The Dirty Boogie—The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Katherine & Mark danced a Salsa to the song “Bananza (Belly Dancer)” Bananza (Belly Dancer) [12—Akon
Donald & Peta danced a Waltz to the song “Kissing You” I'm Kissing You - Supernatural—Des’ree
Donald & Peta danced a Samba to the song “Mr. Big Stuff” Mr. Big Stuff - Mr. Big Stuff—Jean Knight
Maria & Derek danced a Argentine Tango to the song “La Yumba” La Yumba - Around 1950's (Tango, Milonga, Vals)—Osvaldo Pugliese
Maria & Derek danced a Jive to the song “Tightrope” Tightrope - Friends With Benefits (Original Soundtrack)—Janelle Monae

May 14, 2012 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

DWTS 14 Week 9 Power Rankings

Well kids, I’m back after a few days in Vegas, with a few fun stories to tell (be on the lookout for my review of the DWTS Live in Las Vegas show later this week!), but first, let me get back into the swing of things with this week’s power rankings – I’m gonna try and keep tonight’s kinda short, as I still seem to be suffering the effects of the time difference…or just burnout.  Vegas is tiring!

Overall, feeling a bit ho-hum about tonight – no truly stand-out performances; some overscoring going on across the board, likely to keep the margins close; and an overall lack of content in the bulk of the Latin dances (with the exception of Donald).  Not exactly the nail-biting semifinal I was hoping for, but thankfully, it was only 90 minutes, which may actually give me a chance to catch part of the Hawaii 5-0 finale or America’s Got Talent premiere before dozing off :-P

1.) Donald & Peta – After tonight, the only thing I feel fairly confident in saying is that Donald is a shoo-in for the finale, based on fanbase alone – and that’s even with the 2nd lowest score of the night.  I don’t think there has ever been a more LIKEABLE contestant to do the show – seriously, I grow to love Donald more and more every week.  And doggonit, some of the Pack FINALLY came out to support him tonight! Loved seeing Aaron Rodgers in the audience, cheering for “Quickie” :-) I liked his waltz, but didn’t love it – the music was throwing me a bit, as it actually seemed to make him look kind of off-time, even though he wasn’t.  His posture does seem to be improving, though, and he seemed to really connect to the emotion of the dance.  His samba was actually my favorite dance of the night – I think it was the only Latin dance tonight that truly had a lot of real content, and I loved that they opted to go a different route than the standard “shake your ass as much as you can, and we’ll just call it samba” route.  It had a storyline, it was different, and it was cute.  My only complaint? Donald seems to stutter a bit when getting back into hold from being out of hold – he seemed to miss a few hand leads with Peta, and she ended up finishing them herself.  Overall, I think they had a pretty damn good night, and I (knock on wood) don’t foresee any big problems with them making the finale.

2.) Maria & Derek – I’m surprised about these two for 2 reasons: despite some pretty bad injuries, they managed to crank out 2 dances that didn’t completely suck, and the judges didn’t lowball them.  If anything, I think they actually overscored them a bit – I don’t think their Argentine tango was even close to being as good as their paso doble, although the choreography was great and Maria didn’t mess any of it up; she just seemed to dance it very cautiously, though, and her legs looked pretty soft – kinda expected for a dance done on such broken feet, but I can’t really overlook it.  I did love the beginning of it, though, with just their feet visibile under the curtain…kind of a nice twist.  I wasn’t too keen on their jive, for the simple reason that there didn’t seem to be a whole lot of jive actually in it – again, likely an attempt to baby Maria’s injuries, but I can’t really give it a free pass.  Maria seemed extra cautious in this dance, as the actual jive steps she did didn’t really have much bounce to them.  Plus I’m just getting kinda sick and tired of that damn “Tightrope” song – they use it in the DWTS Vegas show, too, and I don’t really like it there, either.  Not really a fan of their jive, but I can’t say it was terrible, either – it was adequate. Overall, I think the judges were awfully kind to them tonight – I like them as a couple, but tonight wasn’t their A-game.  However, I think their high score (though still decently close to pretty much everyone else) will likely usher them into the finale, since going into this week I really saw Maria & Katherine duking it out for the 3rd spot in the finale (along with Donald & William) in terms of votes…and although I’m not so sure now that William has the finale all tied up, I do think Maria has done enough to make her untouchable to at least Katherine, which basically ensures she’s in the finale.  I think we’re in for another Hough freestyle – here’s hoping that Derek finds a way to work around their collective injuries and redeem himself a bit from his so-so freestyle with Ricki last season!

3.) William & Cheryl – William seems to have worked on his posture in ballroom, but now I see his footwork suffering.  That tango looked more like a paso at times – a little too stompy or marchy, and once again, Cheryl seemed to be doing all of the work.  There was a lot of William standing in place and moving Cheryl from side-to-side…and the big drawback to that is that Cheryl tends to backlead, so she looks like she’s moving too dramatically for the amount of force William is leading her with.  If the guy looks like he’s not leading hard and the woman’s moving hard, it basically screams “she’s doing all the work”.  Not good.  Overall, it wasn’t a bad tango – he didn’t mess up and the character was there – but it wasn’t really great, either.  As for their samba – *sigh*.  Content, people – CONTENT!!! I’m honestly shocked that Len didn’t call them out for a lot of “messing about” and “excessive gyration” in this dance – I thought Donald’s had far more content and far better bounce.  This seemed to be more about ass-shaking and walking from place to place than actual samba steps…yet it got a 30.  *shrug* I gave up last week, so I’m not going to even try this week…guess they need William around for the finale in order to really drive this ABC merger home.  Due to scoring, I think William going home is probably not a HUGE possibility, but I also have to wonder if he’s a whole lot better off in the votes than Katherine – in terms of combined score, I think William might be the only one Katherine might have a chance of catching up to.  Will be intersting to see if she actually does it…

4.) Katherine & Mark – Oy…just not a whole lot to say about these two tonight that I haven’t already said in previous weeks.  I found their quickstep to be rather bland – not just in terms of entertainment, but for once I actually saw Katherine get a bit tentative & hesitant in her choreography.  Some of the bouncing around seemed awfully timid – like Maria’s jive.  There was nothing glaringly WRONG with their quickstep, but it just didn’t seem to make a ton of impact…it was ok, but not great or terribly memorable.  Sorry, but I thought their salsa was bizarre mess – another dance suffering from a noticeable lack of content, and Katherine seemed to be struggling to keep up – and whatever happened at the end that made her freak out just made me cringe, as it seemed like the final nail in the coffin for Katherine on an off-night.  She’s at the bottom of the leaderboard now, and I while the spread seems pretty close, I don’t think she has a prayer of beating Donald (the next person up) in votes, or Maria in combined score – the only person I could see her POSSIBLY catching up to in order to earn herself a spot in the finale is William, and I think ultimately his fans will come through and keep him in for the finale – which may leave Katherine out in the cold…which sucks because I do think she’s the strongest dancer left technically, but she also seems to lack connection to the dance and the audience.  Kinda stinks that she’d be eliminated this close to the finale, but hey – it happens every season, and the show still goes on.

So who you guys actually see moving onto the finale vs. who do you hope is moving onto the finale? ;-)

 

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Tom Bergeron Won’t Predict Who Will Win Dancing With The Stars Season 14

Need a Dancing With The Stars fix before showtime? What better way to do so than with host Tom Bergeron and Entertainment Weekly? Tom discusses how difficult last week was with the double elimination. He also talks of how he plays off incidents with his humor. He won’t predict who will win this season when he’s asked as predicted, but, he highlights the good things about each contestant this season and what it’s like behind the scenes for them. Great interview. You can view it in full at Entertainment Weekly

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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.

Maria Menounos Takes us Through A Day Of Getting Ready For DWTS!

Would you like Maria to take you through one of her days getting ready for Dancing With The Stars? It’s not as pretty as one might think. 8O

Lots lots more at Pure Derek Hough. Heidi’s got the goods if you know what I mean! :mrgreen:

Heidi ETA: Apparently, Derek is questionable for tonight. Per Extra:

During rehearsals over the weekend, Hough suffered a back injury and is currently seeking treatment. In the past when a professional dancer on the ABC hit series was injured or sick, an alternate pro would step in.

When Mario asked if Derek would be able to perform on Monday night, Maria said, “I don’t know. I’m getting updates as of now that he’s in a lot of pain and is going to wear a back brace. He couldn’t shift it at all… I’m going to pray for the best.”

Maria tweeted a picture Monday of a bandaged Derek with the caption, “So nervous about tonight. Derek is in rough shape…getting him fixed up as I tweet.”

Putting in a “read more” break, since Derek shows a bit more skin than is typical for him. :-) Read 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.

Mirror Ball Or Not, William Levy Feels Like He Is A Winner For Doing Dancing With The Stars

William tells Extra, he and Cheryl are their biggest competition. They have been “laughing” a lot getting ready for their next dances…so much so, he cried. No matter what happens, he feels like a winner already for doing the show even if he doesn’t win. Cute interview!

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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 9

Week 9! The Semi-finals. Each couple will be dancing the two dances that they have yet to learn this season. So let’s see where they could be placed

DONALD DRIVER
Dance 1: Waltz
Average Scores:
– Age: 27.333
– Occupation: 25.800
– Professional Partner: N/A
Predicted Score: 27

Dance 2: Samba
Average Scores:
– Age: 26.700
– Occupation: 26.000
– Professional Partner: N/A
Predicted Score: 26

Predicted Rank: 4th
Comments: Some NFL players have done rather well in the Waltz this late in the season
– Season 3’s Emmitt Smith: 28 in Week 7
– Season 10’s Chad Ochocinco: 27 in Week 9
– Season 11’s Kurt Warner: 24 in Week 8
So seeing a predicted score of 17 for Donald isn’t all that far fetched to me. On the other hand there is more of a point difference when it comes to the Samba:
– Season 3’s Emmitt Smith: 30 in Week 10
– Season 6’s Jason Taylor: 23 in Week 8
– Season 7’s Warren Sapp: 25 in Week 10
– Season 10’s Chad Ochocinco: 25 in Week 9
– Season 12’s Hines Ward: 30 in Week 10
Again the predicted score for the Samba seems to be rather close as well… As for his placement? I dear hope not.

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Val Chmerkovskiy Wants Oprah Winfrey To Dance On Dancing With The Stars

I can’t imagine Oprah saying “yes” to Dancing With The Stars, but hey, you never know? This would be a cool pairing though. What do you think?

“I would do my best to teach her some dance moves. I’m a huge fan, and I admire her,” the 26-year-old dancer told Celebuzz at the Dr. Scholl’s “Get Up & Go!” Event in NYC.

So does he think Oprah could win the Mirror Ball trophy?

“She has what it takes to be humble and learn the moves. She has the drive to be successful. Those are the qualities I’d want in a partner,” Chmerkovskiy said, adding that she’d likely make it to the end.

“Someone as successful as her wouldn’t be where she is, if she didn’t have good work ethic… I don’t need a supermodel, or athlete. I just want someone who has the desire to do well and put in the work,” the sexy dancing pro added.

More at Celebuzz.

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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.

Green Bay Packer Team Support For DWTS Donald Driver And Peta Murgatroyd In Audience Tonight

WISN in Milwaukee, Wisconsin interviewed Peta and Donald in the rehearsal studio getting ready for the semi-finals. They’ve been taking a different approach this week. Peta tells them they aren’t concentrating so much on getting perfect scores this week as they have been. They just want to go out there and have fun and enjoy their chemistry. You can listen to the full interview at WISN. Donald is really excited because his Green Bay Packer team mates and head coach will be in the audience this week for support.

Cool! Bring them on!

ADDING: Below is Peta in a new interview with Parade for what they have in store, the competition, etc. More at the link.

What sets Donald apart.
“The chemistry we have together is like no other. We have this special bond. I don’t think anyone else has our friendship. And everyone can see how much fun we have on the dance floor. It’s not just about the competition for us. We’re having so much fun together.”

On the competition.
“It is so hard since everyone is so good at different things. Katherine [Jenkins] is the technician. She’s an amazing dancer. Maria [Menounos] has all that character and she’s so beautiful when she dances. William [Levy] is a heartthrob and he has this huge fan base. He’s an incredibly hulky guy. Everyone has something to offer.”

Suprises they have in store.
“There are a few cool moves we’ve got this week. The waltz is going to be extremely emotional. It’s going to be quite touching. When Donald and I first heard the song we both started crying. It was really emotional and people will be surprised by that.”

Favorite part of the season.
“Getting to know Donald. He’s an amazing family man, father, husband, everything. He’s so sweet and warm.”

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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.

Tony Dovolani Goes Into The Dancing With The Stars Semi-Final Rehearsals (Videos)

Good Morning America asked Tony Dovolani to go into rehearsals for the Dancing With The Stars semi-finals to see how the couples are handling the pressure. William and Cheryl bicker like an old married couple. Mark says Katherine is never a drama Queen…well, sometimes. Donald brings enthusiasm, determination, and laughter to every step. Maria and Derek have played with injuries, but, are always pushing the envelope…and finding time to laugh silly too. Lots more fun below with Tony!

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Tony handicaps the couples in this coverage. He predicts one of the girls are going home 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.

Dance Junkies TV Discuss The Couples Going Into The Dancing With The Stars Semi-Finals

I always enjoys these and learn something new every time. This week for their Dancing With The Stars Pre-party, Rib Hills and Elena Grinenko of Dance Junkies TV discuss the couples going into the semi-finals. A must see!!

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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.