Louis van Amstel tells KTLA that Sabrina Bryan is a ‘perfect work of clay’ to work with. He loves her passion. He says he and the other pros have had to step up their games because the celebrities are all so good which is why he loves this season so much. There is “one” pro he’d love to beat, but, he doesn’t name names (does his name start with a “D”, Louis? I bet so). He and Sabrina run through last week’s dances. They also talk on this week’s group dance. They say the dynamic between Kirstie and Maks is “hysterical”. It’s going to be a “full on country hoe down” and “so fun”. More in detail below….
Dancing With The Stars troupe member Henry Byalikov has a new Vlog up! This time Henry answers questions about when he started dancing, the best advise he’s ever been given, and how he would describe himself in three words.
Wise words from his Dad and I love how he’s not afraid to make fun of himself in the last answer! Also, good thing his Mom insisted he dance after the birthday party and being shy or he wouldn’t be here right now.
Kym Johnson attended a special screening for Tinkerbell’s ‘Secret of the Wings’ to help support Down Syndrome in Arts & Media who she has taught to dance. ABC7 was able to catch up with Kym to ask her about it and her students. The director also gives Kym an award that turned her into an “official Fairy of Pixie Hollow”! This is so cool!! Kym has such a big heart and look how much they love her. Awww story of the week….
UPDATE: Kym’s a busy one. Below she attends a Naven’s Spring 2013 collection fashion show. Looking so pretty as always….
What a difference a week of dances make on Dancing With The Stars again. The Odds Makers at Sports Bovada have placed their bets again. First, check out Shawn Johnson! In all of the time I’ve been writing these odds up have I ever seen such strong odds favoring someone and rightfully so. Shawn is off the hook. Emmitt Smith has risen up the ladder to second place again. Apolo and Kelly have both fallen some. Note too how the odds makers are even more convinced this week that Kirstie Alley is going home which I still think they are wrong about. Same with Sabrina. I think it should be Kelly at the bottom this week.
Shawn Johnson 1/1
Emmitt Smith 7/2
Gilles Marini 9/2
Apolo Anton Ono 6/1
Kelly Monaco 10/1
Melissa Rycroft 33/1
Sabrina Bryan 50/1
Kirstie Alley 75/1
Last week’s Las Vegas Odds going into Week 5 to compare:
Shawn Johnson 7/5
Apolo Anton Ono 4/1
Emmitt Smith 4/1
Kelly Monaco 5/1
Gilles Marini 6/1
Melissa Rycroft 25/1
Sabrina Bryan 50/1
Kirstie Alley 66/1
So, what do you think? Are the odds makers in Las Vegas wrong or right this time? Let’s get Miss Heidi’s and Courtney’s thoughts….
Courtney: These oddsmakers seem to get far too influenced by the ups and downs of each week. I think it takes at least 2 weeks of really good (or really bad) performances to see a pattern that could genuinely affect the odds. I also think the split performance nights may have negatively affected certain individuals while helping others – Emmitt may have had the most memorable individual performance of the first night, but it pales in comparison to every routine we saw on Tuesday night; yet he got so hyped and overscored on Monday night (and everyone on Tuesday night, with the exception of Sabrina, got low-balled) that it gives the impression that he’s a legitimate frontrunner, and he rises back to 2nd place – which I highly doubt. Likewise, 3 of the 4 couples that danced on Tuesday night seemed to get lowballed, and I think that negatively affected their odds – even though I think it was kind of obvious they had the superior dances. And then there’s Shawn – what exactly did she do this week that suddenly made her a sure thing? Like Vogue, I also think they may be underestimating the rebound effect of Kirstie’s fans – even if a couple is ultimately destined for the chopping block, they often seem to experience a surge in votes the week after they’re in the bottom 2. I think that could happen for Kirstie this week…and I think the most likely candidates to take her place in the bottom 2 are Kelly & Melissa. But who knows – this season is weird. It makes my head spin 😛
Heidi: Um, no. I’m still of the opinion that Apolo will ultimately edge out Shawn. And I think he will definitely edge out Gilles. I was going to say that I think they have the bottom three all wrong, but then I remember these are odds to WIN. I think Emmitt and Kelly are both too high, Sabrina a touch too low. If the standings remain the same this week, I think Kirstie beats Kelly. Courtney’s right, though – this season is CRAZY. I think the closest things to a “sure thing” are Apolo and Shawn – and if the judges keep on with the crack, I could change my mind about both. The rest? I hope like hell Gilles is a “shocking” elimination but that’s about it. I would hate to be an odds maker because it’s too hard to call the finale. Maybe that’s why the called Shawn even money – the rest are too fluid and uncertain.
Country week!! Not my favorite genre – and apparently Shawn loves it. It’s an Iowa thing?
I’m told that the scoring has been changed up again. :::rolls eyes::: Now you can apparently get 2, 4, or 6 points for your solo in the group dance – before it was just 2 extra bonus points. Let me guess…Gilles, Sabrina and….should be Shawn, but will it be?? Possibly Melissa. Whoever needs the most help with the votes. You heard it here first. And no, we don’t know what the rest of the couples get, if anything.
ETA: I LOVE me some Blake Shelton. But not because of country music, but because of his bromance with Adam Levine. A little birdie told me that Gilles showed up late to team dance rehearsal in a rhinestone cowboy vest & chaps…because he must be the center of attention, and show everyone else up. At all times. Courtney co-opted my standard response to anything Gilles on this one and said: “F@#ker.” Those of you who follow me on twitter know this is my saying for Gilles. 😉 On the other end of the spectrum is Derek, who apparently did an entire interview during the rehearsal in a southern accent, cracking Shawn up the whole time.
ETA2: Gee, let me guess – a faux tractor with Gilles doing hip thrusts on top, waving a cowboy hat, while Peta gyrates somewhere in the background. :::rolls eyes::: Anyone wanna bet there is a tractor and a vest involved?? Cuz we gotta have a spectacle so we can have the “best ever Cha Cha unlike that Shawn who can only do tricks.” (end sarcasm…for now)
ETA3: Someone tell me if Sabrina has a good song or not – don’t think I’ve ever heard of it.
ETA4: Somebody make note of this auspicious day, because I, Courtney, am completely speechless. Apparently the DWTS Instagram is correct & Gilles does have Shania Twain – which makes no sense whatsoever to me because the song is “Man! I Feel Like a Woman”. Is Gilles going to be cross-dressing for his cha-cha? I’ve already heard the choreography is pretty low-brow – once again, he & Peta are going for the raunch, and they’ll probably get 10’s for it. At least I’ve heard that Shawn & Derek’s cha-cha is fairly cute & Western-y. I may need to self-medicate before Monday’s show… Read more..
Emmitt Smith travelled to Jacksonville, Florida this week to attend a Academy Sports and Outdoors event. While there, he took time to sign autographs and answer questions from fans and the media which included some questions about Dancing With The Stars. Learning to dance and doing Dancing With The Stars is one of the hardest things he’s ever done. People don’t realize just how “hard” it is. I loved it when he said, “The best things in life you don’t get for free. You have to earn it”. You have to have “focus, be committed, and have discipline to achieve a level of greatness no matter what it is.” Dancing is the same and there are “no shortcuts”. Lots more below from Emmitt. You can also see some fun photos of him at Jacksonville.com. I love Emmitt!! Listening to him reminds me that he definitely knows what it takes to be a winner and we must not count him out of this competition at any point. What do you think?
Cheryl was interviewed on MSN. Here’s a take for what she says on she and Emmitt’s next dances. She also speaks about their strategy to win the Mirrorball. Thanks to @DWTSGossip for the heads up on this one.
What’s your strategy to win another mirror-ball trophy?
We’re really taking it one step at a time. I think what makes Emmitt so different than anybody else on this show is he’s a big guy with such amazing charisma, and I think people love seeing his eyes glow, his smile and see him have fun, and at the end of the day, that’s what this show is all about. We have to make sure we don’t take ourselves too seriously, that we go out there and have fun and that we entertain everyone at home.
Do you have a message for your fans going into next week?
It’s country week next week, and Emmitt loves our song. He’s been singing it and he can’t wait to do it. It’s a fox-trot. I just hope they see another side of Emmitt and they don’t forget Emmitt is really pushing himself. He’s really working hard, and we hope everyone at home enjoys watching us dance together. It’s been six long years, so it’s nice to be reunited.
ET Online interviewed Melissa Rycroft yesterday and asked her if her injury last week will have an impact on this week’s upcoming dance. She said, “It ( the Viennese Waltz) doesn’t require too much of the neck… so hopefully I should be able to nail this, hopefully”. Below is more on her toughest competition and her good luck charm. She’s so cute!
This week, this particular post doesn’t mean a hill of beans because, as I’m sure you’ve all figured out by now, there was no elimination. But I’ve had a few requests for it so you can see how your favorites are doing. EVERYTHING could change on Monday night and I have some confidence that it will. I predict Sabrina stays in first place to get her past this particular week – and maybe past the following week. I think that Kirstie and Kelly – and maybe Melissa – are the next designated people who are considered disposable by the producers/judges.
Yes. Heidi is having a very cynical week.
Anyway, let’s take a look at the numbers for this week:
The Judges Scores and Percentages
Oh dear, everyone favorite over the top showmance which gets more forced by the day is in serious trouble. At least, this week. You’ll notice that everyone but Kirstie has at least a percentage point lead on her. That translates to more votes than I would be comfortable with if I were them – roughly 10,000. What does Kelly have to do to stick around beyond this pretend elimination week? ONE of the following:
– Kelly needs to get 2,250 more votes per million votes cast than Kirstie, OR;
– Kelly needs to get 10,150 more votes per million votes cast than Emmitt, OR;
– Kelly needs to get 11,250 more votes per million votes cast than Shawn, Apolo, Melissa or Gilles, OR;
– Kelly needs to get 15,750 more votes per million votes cast than Sabrina.
Kelly has been relatively protected up to now by people with either much lower scores or fanbase issues of their own. But that protection is largely gone this week. Lots of people would be tempted to say that Kirstie is going to go because she was in the bottom two last week with Bristol. But Kirstie beat the spread on Bristol that was about three times the spread between her and Kelly. This is the part of the all star season where it gets really hard, cuz I’m really not sure if Kelly’s got juice or not. I’m inclined to say “not” – when compared to Kirstie. And I don’t think there is anyone else she can catch. Don’t give me crap about Soap fanbases – soaps are being cancelled left and right. Not to mention that it’s all relative – someone has to go, so you have to consider if other fanbases are bigger or more passionate.
But let’s assume that Kelly finds a miraculous way to safety. What does Kirstie needs need in order to stick around?? She needs ONE of the following:
– Kirstie needs to get 7,900 more votes per million votes cast than Emmitt, OR;
– Kirstie needs to get 11,250 more votes per million votes cast than Shawn, Apolo, Melissa or Gilles, OR;
– Kirstie needs to get 13,500 more votes per million votes cast than Sabrina.
Based on those numbers, if there was an elimination this week I think it easily comes down to Kelly and Kirstie. I think the only other two people in potential danger would be Melissa and Sabrina – but the margins are too great this week. I think. We won’t really know until it happens. The path forward from here is really not clear. Emmitt has been fading into the woodwork lately, so it’s possible he’s in the lower tier as well.
But, when asked to make a guess, my guess is that Kelly would go home. If not her, Kirstie. Next week, we add a ton of points and everything can change. In any case, you can be sure the margins get smaller.
As we reported to you last week, Jason Mraz is set to perform on Dancing With The Stars. @DancingABC at twitter also confirmed tonight that Taylor Swift as performing. Both artists will perform on Tuesday night’s Results show!!!
Below are some more details on the shows and entertainment for next week from ABC Medianet…
“Episode 1506 & 1506A” – Put on your cowboy wear… It’s Country night, on “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars,” MONDAY, OCTOBER 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Each couple will be performing to a Country hit song where the celebrity will be required to perform a solo during his or her routine. Three-time CMA Award-nominated group Little Big Town will rock the stage, performing their smash hit, “Pontoon,” accompanied by The Troupe. The remaining eight couples will perform together in a Freestyle Group Dance. Accompanying the Group Dance, Country legends Big & Rich, along with Cowboy Troy, will perform a medley of “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)” and “I Play Chicken with the Train,” two of the show’s most exciting freestyle songs from previous seasons. This is the first time the show’s Group Dance will be accompanied by musical guests.
The next night, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET), multi-platinum recording artist and six-time Grammy(r) winner Taylor Swift will perform her mega hit single, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” from her new blockbuster album, “Red.” In addition Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Jason Mraz will hit the stage to perform his chart topping hit single, “I Won’t Give Up,” from his latest album, “Love is a Four Letter Word.” Pro dancers Chelsie Hightower and Mark Ballas will dance during his live performance. And this week’s “Macy’s Stars of Dance” welcomes RJ Durell and Nick Florez, two of the hottest choreographers in the business, having worked with Katy Perry, Cher Lloyd and, most recently, Pink. Their dance will bring a modern day twist on Marie Antoinette, featuring incredible costumes, amazing hair and makeup, and 14 of some of the best dancers out there.
For the DWTS After party, be sure to tune in as Mark Ballas is set to perform according to his twitter. According to Grinya Talent, Iveta Lukosiute (@D8Iveta at twitter) and Tony Meredith (@ny212tony at twitter) will be guests to help critique the dances.
Judge Carrie Ann Inaba went on KTLA today to discuss the fall from her chair on Dancing With The Stars this past week. She also discussed some of the contestants “chemistry”. She says Gilles and Peta could win the competition because of their chemistry, sexiness, etc.. She also says Derek and Shawn have a “chemistry” in a different “electrifying” and “magical” way. She also goes on again about Karina and Apolo and how they lack chemistry and how they haven’t found their “common point” yet. She ends the interview talking about her pet causes and how she’s auctioning two tickets for the Dancing With The Stars finale. More in detail below.