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Veteran’s Day Homage, Kylie Minogue, Ne-Yo, And More On Dancing With The Stars

Oh, I am one happy camper as one of my favorite female artists, Kylie Minogue, is set to perform on Tuesday night’s Dancing With The Stars Results show. As previously reported, R & B singer Ne-Yo will also be performing. Below are more details on both nights of Dancing With The Stars Week 8 from ABC MediaNet. Get ready, it’s going to be a special week as the show is also paying tribute to our Veterans.

“Episode 1508 & 1508A” – Monday night’s performance show on “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars” will include two rounds of competition for the seven remaining couples, a Ballroom and Latin Trio round. In honor of Veterans Day, the first round will feature performances to songs that pay homage to servicemen and women. During the Latin Trio round, each couple will be joined by an eliminated pro or Troupe dancer, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. The audience will also be joined by members of several branches of the Armed Forces, including two former Marines, William Franco Vasquez and Nick Jones Jr., who will be special guests on an episode of ABC’s hit comedy “The Middle” on November 14.

“Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars the Results Show” will feature outstanding musical performances from Kylie Minogue and Ne-Yo, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET). Global pop icon Minogue will perform “Locomotion” alongside the renowned “DWTS” band, accompanied by pro dancers Kym Johnson and Tristan MacManus. She has just released her latest album, “The Abbey Road Sessions,” which debuted at No. 2 in the UK. The album, which was recorded in London’s legendary Abby Road Studios with Minogue’s band and a full orchestra, features 16 classic tracks, all reworked. Also taking the stage is three-time Grammy Award-winning artist Ne-Yo, who will perform his current hit single, “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself),” from his newest album, “R.E.D,” in stores now. “R.E.D,” an acronym for Realizing Every Dream, is Ne-Yo’s fifth studio album, through which he continues to embrace dance-pop while maintaining his connection to R&B. Before two couples are eliminated from the show, there will also be a special performance from pro dancers Anna Trebunskaya and Valentin Chmerkovisky, alongside special guests Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild, principal dancers with the New York Ballet.

The 4th “Macy’s Stars of Dance” performance of the season comes from the amazing cast of Disney’s smash new Broadway musical, “Newsies,” which is breaking box office records and winning Tony Awards for the best songs and best dancing on Broadway. Eighteen of some of the most talented performers audiences have ever seen will be joining the ballroom on Tuesday night, performing the thrilling “Seize the Day” in yet another must-see “Macy’s Stars of Dance” performance.

You can read more at ABC MediaNet.

November 9, 2012 I Written By

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 8 – Who’s Dancing What…and When??

Wild and crazy week ahead!!  Karina’s hurt now, according to her facebook, Derek’s back, it’s a double elimination week and I’ve got random gossip that will have a whole bunch of people probably pissed off before I’m done. :-)  Yay!!

But first!!  Who’s dancing what??

ETA1: This may surprise some of you, but apparently Sasha was Karina’s #1 choice for their 3rd trio member – she thinks he’s a great dancer & athlete and actually has Apolo watch videos of Sasha dancing in order to understand technique.  She’s even letting him have input on the choreography of their jive, so she must see some sort of advantage in him.  Fingers crossed! -Court-

ETA2: I think we’re a bit unsure about Gilles song – we know they’re using it, but it could be someone else’s song.  We’re pretty sure it’s Gilles. Speaking of Gilles…the Douche lord strikes again. He apparently  claims that “The Hispanic community is going to love my song!” because it’s sung by “The greatest salsa singer of all-time!” He also googled salsa and was explaining to Peta that “since there are no rules in salsa, the judges can’t judge me on my weird hands”.  Apparently Peta just nodded her head and said “Mmmhmmm” and then proceeded to chug some bleach. That part may have been Courtney’s wishful thinking. :-)  Supposedly they also were asking him how he was faring with the trio dance, since he’d never done it before, and he kept insisting “Oh, I’ve had a threesome before.” Perv.  The very worst thing about Gilles and what makes him so annoying is that he thinks he’s funny and charming and sexy, when he’s really just a douche lord. I think he has the original douche lord (Scott Disick) beat by a mile.

ETA3: Geez, Kelly’s song doesn’t play into the faux-mance AT ALL (cue end sarcasm).  I wonder how much drooling all over each other they will do this week – while Val is in uniform and there’s fog (just a guess, not intel).  And OMG – Gilles referenced Top Gun in one of his tweets this morning.  Dude, youse getting way to easy to predict. Bad sign. He says it’s going to be a “great homage” to all the Veterans.  I guess that means we were right about his quickstep song.   Hint: Both of Melissa’s songs, one of Gilles songs, one of Kirstie’s and one of Emmitt’s  have all been used on the show before – for a combined total of 7 other times. Gilles’ song “Danger Zone” was Kurt & Anna’s jive in season 11. A virtual pat on the back who can guess the song that Melissa is dancing to when I say….Marie Osmond also danced to it. :-)

ETA4: Okay, it appears we mixed a couple things up. Kelly is doing Viennese Waltz, not plain waltz and Emmitt is the one with Love Letters. Courtney told me to blame her. :-) But seriously, we often know the songs but sometimes have to guess at who has what. And what dance style they put with a given song. Yes, there are apparently FOUR V. Waltzs. We’ve heard that Gilles is boring as hell and that his trio is going, AGAIN, for the trashy. We’ve also heard that Emmitt’s trio is hilarious and fun, full of spins and tricks (and he’s managing to LEAD both ladies) – and he’ll likely upstage Gilles. Hope that’s not wishful thinking on all our parts. :-)  Laila gets the virtual high 5 for guessing Melissa’s song FIRST. :-)

ETA5: So, apparently Kelly’s Trio is cute, but Apolo’s has better choreo and crazy tricks. Whereas Shawn and Derek’s Trio is “trick free” this week, although the choreo might still give them trouble with Len – which is a surprise to exactly NO ONE, I suppose, after hearing the song. We’re GUESSING the “surprise” Shirley alluded to on Facebook might be the actual artist performing their song.  We don’t actually know this, we’re just guessing. I reiterate again *guessing* – just so we’re clear. :-)  As a teaser for later, I will tell you that Courtney is “shocked and dismayed” by the song they gave to Kirstie for her Trio. BTW, I put in a “read more” tag cuz this post is getting WAY too long, since I added the picture of my future former husband. ;-)

ETA6: So the douche lord is going 5th. For those of you obsessed with the running order, that’s really not so good when everyone is doing two dances. Kinda middle of the pack. NOT THAT IT MATTERS ANYWAY at this point in the season.  Just sayin’. Tired of saying that. People are either voting for a given couple now or they aren’t.  

ETA7: I’ve seen claims that Kirstie is going third, which would automatically put Shawn first. Any links??

Shawn/Derek
Ballroom: V. Waltz
Samba Trio with Mark: (posted to PDH)
Dancing 1st and 8th
Voting #: 1-800-868-3402

Apolo/Karina
Ballroom: Tango (Song: “Holding Out For a Hero” by Bonnie TylerHolding Out for a Hero - Footloose (15th Anniversary Collectors' Edition))
Jive Trio with Sasha (Song: “Greased Lightening” from GreaseGreased Lightnin' - Grease (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture))
Dancing 2nd and 9th
Voting #: 1-800-868-3407
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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 Tony Dovolani, Melissa Rycroft, Derek Hough, Shawn Johnson Speak Out About Brooke Burke’s Cancer Diagnosis (Video)

Dancing With The Stars Tony Dovolani, Melissa Rycroft, Derek Hough, and Shawn Johnson had some special words and love to share about their friend Brooke Burke today in reaction to her Cancer Diagnosis.

Good Morning America did a spread on Brooke today as well. A doctor explained her cancer and surgery. You can listen and watch it here.

Keep sending Brooke your positive thoughts and prayers All!!

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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.

Kirstie Alley Talks About DWTS, Clarifies Twisted Words On Rumored Affairs (Videos)

Kirstie Alley tells Jimmy Kimmell that “”it’s rough” on Dancing With The Stars this season being it’s the “all stars”. She’s also put out with Jimmy because he didn’t choose her to win in his predictions. Then they talk about her new book “The Art Of Men”. She also clarifies that she never had an affair with John Travolta and Patrick Swayze and how an interviewer twisted her words (figures and I’m not surprised!). She tells Jimmy that “they” (John, Lisa?) new about the book and gave her permission to tell her story and they are not upset with her.

Just a reminder, you’ll be able to see Kirstie on 20/20 tonight as well.

ETA1: Here she is on 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.