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

Kirstie/Maks
Ballroom: V. Waltz (Song:  “Hallelujah” by Jeff BuckleyHallelujah - Grace)
Paso Doble Trio with Tristan (Song: ”Bring Me to Life” by EvanescenceBring Me to Life - Fallen)
Dancing 3rd and 10th
Voting #: 1-800-868-3412

Kelly/Val
Ballroom: V. Waltz  (Song:  “I’ll Be” by Edwin McCainI'll Be - Rhino Hi-Five: Edwin McCain - EP)
Jive Trio with Louis (Song: “Animal” by Neon TreesAnimal - Habits (Bonus Track Version))
Dancing 4th and 11th
Voting #: 1-800-868-3411

Gilles/Peta
Ballroom: Quickstep (Song:  ”Danger Zone” by Kenny LogginsDanger Zone - Top Gun (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Special Expanded Edition])
Salsa Trio with Chelsie (Song:  ”Rebelión” by Joe ArroyoRebelión - Greatest Salsa Classics of Colombia, Vol. 1)
Dancing 5th and 12th
Voting #: 1-800-868-3410

Emmett/Cheryl
Ballroom: V. Waltz (Song: ”Love Letters” by Ketty LesterLove Letters - Love Letters / But Not for Me - Single)
Salsa Trio with Kym (Song: “Mr. Saxobeat” by Alexandra StanMr. Saxobeat - Saxobeats)
Dancing 6th and 13th
Voting #: 1-800-868-3413

Melissa/Tony
Ballroom: Quickstep (Song: ”Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” by The Andrews SistersBoogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Single) - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Andrews Sisters)
Paso Doble Trio with Henry (Song: ”Rumor Has It” by AdeleRumour Has It - 21)
Dancing 7th and 14th
Voting #: 1-800-868-3406

My future husband, Tom.