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DWTS All Stars Week 2 – A Dancing by the Numbers Retrospective

So, lots of surprise and shock that Joey was eliminated this past week on DWTS. How could that happen, when three women had lower scores than him and he was such a charmer??  Well, there are lots of theories – I didn’t even really consider him as an option for elimination, but that’s what’s crazy about this season.  So, let’s explore how that might have happened. There are a number of possible reasons, but first we’ll go over the “How did it happen” as opposed to the “Why”.

As you might remember from my “Dancing by the Numbers” post for Week 2, Joey was tied for 7th place with Drew and Emmitt.  For Drew, who had been in the bottom two the previous week, to stick around, all he had to do was get ONE more vote per million votes cast than Joey, and voila! He’s safe. Same for Emmitt. Clearly, that happened.

But how did Helio end up in the bottom over the previously at-risk Drew? Drew had to have gotten at least 1,812 more votes per million votes cast than Helio. What else?? Well, ALL of the following had to happen for Helio to land in the bottom two:

–          Bristol got at least 18,116 more votes per million votes cast than Helio, AND;

–          Kirstie got at least 7,246 more votes per million votes cast than Helio, AND;

–          Kelly got at least 3,623 more votes per million votes cast than Helio, AND;

–          Drew and Emmitt both got at least 1,811 more votes per million votes cast than Helio.

Now, I had never believed that Helio was in the running for the MBT. I and others also said that he was a potential early exit. But Joey?? That was rather surprising. ALL of the following had to happen for Joey to be eliminated:

–          Bristol got at least 16,304 more votes per million votes cast than Joey, AND;

–          Kirstie got at least 5,435 more votes per million votes cast than Joey, AND;

–          Kelly got at least 1,812 more votes per million votes cast than Joey, AND;

–          Drew and Emmitt both got at least 1 more vote per million votes cast than Joey, AND;

–          Joey didn’t cover the spread between him and Helio.

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October 6, 2012 I Written By

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. :-)

Dancing With The Stars Make-Up Releases Photos Behind The Scenes For Week 2

Pictured above is Dancing With The Stars celebrity All Stars Apolo Ohno, Shawn Johnson, and Melissa Rycroft ‘behind the scenes’ goofing around and preparing for the show last week. For loads more pictures of the cast, be sure to check out Dancing With The Stars Make Up Facebook. It’s fascinating to read how their make up was done too if interested. Click pics above once and then once again afterwards to enlarge. I love Apolo’s wink!!

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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 All Stars, Week 3 – Who’s Dancing What…and When??

Ah, week three – let’s all recreate iconic dances and make fans of the original cringe in horror. :-)  I thought I would post this one a bit early, since it is bound to generate a lot of talk. :-)  We’ll do the Cheesecake tomorrow, for those wondering.  Still lookin’ for a porno gif of the week. ;-)

ETA: As I’m adding the video links to the post I’m watching the dances and I have to say…iconic??  Yes to the Futuristic Paso and yes to Mel and Maks Paso.

ETA2: Okay…maybe Julianne and Apolo…and I adore Carson.  And Julianne and Helio…but wasn’t that one all about the kiss at the end??

ETA3: Hmmm…I think that Helio and Julianne stretch the rules a good bit in their dance.  I think Derek’s going to break them completely, judging by one picture I saw.

ETA4: UPDATE to Gilles/Peta’s dance. They were inspired by Maks and Erin’s tango – which Court says is ordinary and which I can’t even remember. At all. Silly. And by they way, Gilles, your tooting of your own horn on Twitter, telling us how epic and amazing you’re going to be is not only tiresome, but cringe inducing. STFU, you’re making me want to vomit.

ETA5: Awesome, Gilles dancing second.  Of course, he’s telling us his dance is “real hard” and he wants to make it wonderful for us.  He could make it wonderful for me by shutting up. Geez.

ETA6: This is starting to look….interesting. :-)

ETA7: Sheery, in the comments, says a Bristol fansite (there is such a thing??) is saying she’s 10th. And Mari mentioned that Karina tweeted that they were fourth, although I somehow missed that one. So, by process of elimination, Derek and Shawn have the pimp spot.  Perhaps the rumors about that dance are true? 

Drew/Anna –  recreating Joey & Ashly’s season 1 cha-cha to “Crazy in Love” by Beyonce
Dancing 1st
Voting #: 1-800-868-3408

Gilles/Peta – recreating William & Cheryl’s season 14 tango Maks and Erin’s season 10 Tango to “Sweet Dreams” by The Eurythmics
Dancing 2nd
Voting #: 1-800-868-3410

Melissa/Tony – recreating JR & Karina’s season 13 samba to “Conga” by Gloria Estefan
Dancing 3rd
Voting #: 1-800-868-3406

Apolo/Karina – recreating Gilles & Cheryl’s season 8 foxtrot to “Fever” by Michael Buble
Dancing 4th
Voting #: 1-800-868-3407

Kelly/Val – recreating Laila & Maks’ season 4 paso doble to “Espana Cani” by Erich Kunzel
Dancing 5th
Voting #: 1-800-868-3411

Kirstie/Maks –  recreating Carson & Anna’s season 13 cha-cha to “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5
Dancing 6th
Voting #: 1-800-868-3412

Sabrina/Louis –  recreating Mel B & Maks’ season 5 paso doble to “Free Your Mind” by En Vogue (?)*
Dancing 7th
Voting #: 1-800-868-3403

Emmett/Cheryl – recreating Mario & Karina’s season 3 paso doble to “Cancion Del Mariachi” by Desperado Los Lobos & Antonio Banderas (?)*
Dancing 8th
Voting #: 1-800-868-3413

Helio/Chelsie –  recreating Apolo & Julianne’s season 4 quickstep to “Mr. Pinstripe Suit” by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Dancing 9th
Voting #: 1-800-868-3404

Bristol/Mark – recreating Derek & Joanna’s season 9 futuristic paso doble to “Living on Video” by Trans-X
Dancing 10th (Bristol fansite??)
Voting #: 1-800-868-3409

Shawn/Derek – recreating Helio & Julianne’s season 5 quickstep to “Hey Pachuco” from The Mask
Dancing 11th (process of elimination)
Voting #: 1-800-868-3402

 

*Sabrina & Emmitt could be switched – Courtney picked what seemed most likely for each. We’ll update when we find out. :-)

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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. :-)

Ellen Degeneres Has Special Surprise For Derek Hough And Shawn Johnson

In case you didn’t get to see Derek Hough and Shawn Johnson on the Ellen Show yesterday, below is some coverage from Ellen’s site. Shawn runs through why she decided to retire from Olympic competition. Then Ellen asks Derek about his recent adoption of his dog Romney (OOps, sorry, I mean Romey! loll). Watching Derek’s face light up and hearing their story is touching as ever. Ellen also asks them about their height differences and Dancing With The Stars. Check out her little surprise for them at the end!! LOL! Shawn is such a good sport about it!

After watching, be sure you head on over to Pure Derek Hough! Miss Heidi has other cool updates and gems on these two including some new pics of Derek going to a party this week. Hot HOT! :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.

DWTS2012 Sabrina Bryan Blogs On Week 2, Teases On Iconic Dance, And More

Sabrina Bryan has penned a new blog at Hollywood Life. She wrote all about the week leading up to her and partner Louis Van Amstel’s Quickstep. She wrote on the elimination and how much she will miss her “Big Bro” Joey. Sabrina also gave a tiny teaser on their “iconic” dance.

After a long night and day spent thinking about the looming elimination, we were ready for the Results Show. To be asked to do the Encore Dance is such an honor, and the Dazzling Dutchman and I wanted to come out and make it as good as the first performance.

Thankfully, we didn’t have to wait long for find out if we were “safe” or in “jeopardy.” Standing on the stage with Joey & Kym Johnson, Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke and Drew Lachey & Anna, I hoped to hear Tom Bergeron once again say, “you’re all safe,” but that didn’t happen. The moment Joey & Kym were put into “jeopardy,” my heart sank. I didn’t want my big bro to go home!

It was so hard to hear Joey & Kym’s names called out as the team leaving the show. I admit, even the toughest of superheros can’t always hold back their emotions and I let mine out. Sigh. I’m going to miss Joey & Kym so much! It made us realize that every week it’s going to be hard for the remaining teams, because we’ve all become so close.

The Dutchman and I are so happy and grateful for everyone who voted us back for next week’s dance. And while I can’t reveal which “iconic dance” we’ll be inspired by, I can give you a hint when I say that the dance was by two people who mean a lot to me.

Hmmm? Any guesses for who she may be talking about?

You can read the full blog at Hollywood Life.

Picture above posted at Louis Van Amstel’s Facebook page last night.

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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.