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Dancing with the Stars Season 16 Week 2 Music

Dancing with the Stars week 2 is in the books and this is our latest entry in our full list of Dancing with the Stars music. See the list of songs from tonight’s episode of Dancing with the Stars. What did you think of the music? What did you think of the band? We love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

Now, without further ado, the music from week 2 of DWTS season 16:
Ingo & Kym danced a Quickstep to the song “Billy-a-Dick” Billy-A-Dick - For the Boys (Music from the Motion Picture)—Bette Midler
Dorothy & Tristan danced a Jive to the song “Chantilly Lace” Chantilly Lace - The Best of Big Bopper—The Big Bopper
Jacoby & Karina danced a Jazz to the song “Five Guys Named Moe” Five Guys Named Moe - The Best of Louis Jordan—Louis Jordan
Victor & Lindsay danced a Jive to the song “Runaway Baby” Runaway Baby - Doo-Wops & Hooligans—Bruno Mars
Wynonna & Tony danced a Quickstep to the song “Neutron Dance” Neutron Dance (From —Pointer Sisters
Zendaya & Val danced a Jive to the song “This Head I Hold” This Head I Hold - Mondo—Electric Guest
Andy & Sharna danced a Jazz to the song “Poker Face” Poker Face - The Fame—Lady Gaga
Sean & Peta danced a Jive to the song “(Let’s Get Movin’) Into Action” —Skye Sweetnam
Alexandra & Mark danced a Quickstep to the song “Jumpin Jack” Jumpin' Jack - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy—Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Lisa & Gleb danced a Jive to the song “One Way or Another” One Way or Another - Blondie: Greatest Hits—Blondie
D.L. & Cheryl danced a Quickstep to the song “It Don’t Mean a Thing” It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - The Duke: The Columbia Years (1927-1962)—Duke Ellington
Kellie & Derek danced a Jazz to the song “Lights” Lights - Lights—Ellie Goulding

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DWTS 16, Week 2 – Power Rankings

Well jazz/jive/quickstep/WTF? night left me with some mixed feelings – some couples really rose to the challenge, while others really showed their weaknesses; I feel like some couples got too caught up in having a “theme”, while others seemed to have meltdowns in rehearsal.  And of course – the judges conveniently chastised some couples for things that they seemed to turn a blind eye to in other couples.  Let’s get right into it…

1.) Zendaya  & Val – As talented as this girl is, I did have my doubts about her fanbase – but after she trended worldwide on Twitter, I’m wondering if she might have the juice to really go all the way this season.  My god, those LEGS – if I had legs that gorgeous, I would wear shorts year-round, regardless of the temperature, because they are GORGEOUS.  Oddly enough, though they actually seemed to cause a few problems in this dance – like Val said, with legs that long, you have a harder time doing quick movements…and I felt like Zendaya did have a few moments where she really had to haul ass to get her legs where they needed to be, and she did seem to be taking some wide steps to accommodate those long legs.  Thankfully, they should only be an asset from here on out, since she has gotten jive out of the way :-) Loved the attitude and sass she had, too – really like this girl, and really like what Val is doing with her.  If they can keep it engaging and age-appropriate, they could go far.

2.) Kellie & Derek – As cool as this routine was and as well-executed as it may have been, I’d call it more of a contemporary/jazz fusion than pure jazz.  Nothing wrong with that – none of the 3 that did jazz tonight had a “pure” jazz routine – but I saw flexed ankles and more contemporary-type lifts, and in my head I heard my college dance instructor screaming “Point those toes! I don’t want to see any flexed feet, this is jazz 203, not modern 203!!!” Very cool, moody routine, and Kelly is made of rubber, I swear…plus she seems to be handling anything Derek throws at her.  But for whatever reason (and this is unrelated to whether it’s jazz or not), I was just left wanting a bit more – maybe it was the music and how there seemed to be this big build up in the beginning, and then it just ended, maybe it was the fierce hand section at the beginning and then the more flowy end, I don’t know…but I don’t really think it was my favorite Derek routine.  But Kellie is impressing me, because had I not known better, that could have been Allison Holker dancing that routine…she was that good. Read more..

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Official Dancing With The Stars Season 16 Poster

Wow, isn’t this a beauty,… but who are the DANCERS in it??

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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.

Dancing with the Stars Season 16: Week 2 Score Predictions

I’ll update with thoughts as soon as I finish some things in the office.

So I apologize…

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My life can be summed up in the following two quotes: 1) "I am married to engineering and am its faithful wife by day, but at night my wanderlust takes hold and the arts becomes my jealous paramour." and... 2) "Engineering is my safety net. Writing is my passion. Acting is my escape when the other two become too much." So where does dancing fit in? Pretty much anywhere at this point... =)

Dance Junkies TV Kicks It Up A Notch, DWTS Emma Slater Interview, And More

Dance Junkies TV is back and this time with a new MAKE OVER!! You’ll notice the new make over straight up from the beginning with new music and a new location at Dance Cafe at Lenique owned by Nick & Lena Kosovich. Stuart Brazell and Rib Hillis interview Nicole Westbrook who is a youtube sensation with her video “the thanksgiving song”. Fan Tiffany serves up drinks ( Oh, I need! :D ) They also interview youtube sensation and choreographer Dejan Tubic who chats with them about dance & sharing it on the web. Last, but not least, they chat with Dancing With The Stars troupe member Emma Slater. They didn’t have time to ask fan questions this time, but, she helps breaks down episode one of Dancing With The Stars. At the end, they all get crazy and do the Harlem Shake. I say, let’s join in. :D Be sure you take this gem in before the show starts or afterwards when you can. Also, CONGRATULATIONS from PureDWTS to Elena and Rib as they are expecting their first baby!

Thanks Dance Junkies TV!! Another fun show!!!

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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.

Dancing With The Stars Kym Johnson And Ingo Rademacher Media Before Dance Time

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The Global Townhall interviewed Kym Johnson about her dancing career and Dancing With The Stars Season 16. Below is how Kym weighed in on her partner Ingo Rademacher who helped her with her nerves last week versus the other way around. So cute.

Gabrielle Reilly: Do you ever get nervous or have butterflies before a performance and, if so, how do you mentally process that to perform so well?

Kym Johnson: I always get nervous, usually I am the one to calm down my partner – but on Monday, the first show of season 16, I was so much more nervous that Ingo and I felt like he was so calm and he ended calming me down a little. Ingo is so gentle and has such a great chill vibe – he is a perfect complement of a partner!

I agree. I love these two!! Also, don’t miss visiting Celebuzz. Kym talks of the new season, missing Maks, and Lisa’s dog being their official maskot this season. There is cool picture of her and Ingo too.

“I do miss Maksim, but he is with us in spirit. Sean is definitely getting a lot of female adulation and that must be difficult for his new fiancée Catherine Giudici, but I’m sure she can cope,” said Johnson.

“I’m really pleased with my own hunky partner Ingo because he’s athletic, has musicality and most important he does what I tell him!

“The energy behind the scenes this season is great and I’m really enjoying myself. Plus the fact that we now have Giggy the dog as our official mascot.”

ADDING: Below is Kym and Ingo on E News!! Lovessss….

Kym has also written a new blog for Life and Style Magazine. Below is a little take….

It’s going to be important for Ingo to maintain a great frame and posture tonight, since this is a ballroom style of dance. My goal for this whole season is to make Ingo shine and allow him to bring the best out of himself. So far, I think he is succeeding.

Now that the show is officially in full force, we are working constantly. The cast practices about eight hours a day. I will say that all the dancing definitely keeps you fit. For the celebrities, it’s something new and different. So with Ingo, he’s going to have to really eat a lot this season. Otherwise, he’s going to lose so much weight. Already, Ingo thinks he’s lost about five pounds practicing this quick-step routine! We’re working so hard. It’s so much cardio that we do.

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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.

PureDWTS Were The Judges Too Harsh On D.L. Hughley And Cheryl Burke Last Week?

Were the judges too harsh on D.L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke last week for their first dance for Dancing With The Stars Season 16? Were “4’s” a fair score? Cheryl writes about it in her new blog for People.com.

I thought the fours we got from the judges for our cha cha were a little too harsh. I felt like the judges were a little mean to D.L. and didn’t really give him constructive criticism to come back this second week and improve.

The feedback was a bit of a downer for D.L. because he worked as hard as he could. The morning after the results, it was hard for him to get back in the studio and find the motivation to start over again. I just took him aside and told him, “We can only go up from what we got last week. Just have fun with the process.” I also told him, “The judges’ criticism is just part of the game, part of the show. You just need to work harder and come back strong.” That pep talk seemed to work because now D.L. is in great spirits and wants to do really well this week.

Sorry Cheryl, I think the judges scores were spot on!! D.L.’s dance wasn’t very good for whatever reasons, but, I will agree that the judges were too hard on D.L. verbally. Below is a recap from Today for those who need it (thanks @donamadrina!!). When I am reminded on what the judges said to him, I cringe and I’m quickly reminded of why this judging panel needs a serious change!! Are these three “Judges” or “Ballroom Bullies” and which would you prefer?

“OMG, D.L.,” Bruno Tonioli began. “You have terminated the cha-cha-cha.”

Carrie Ann Inaba agreed, adding, “I have some bad news for you: That was yi-yi-yikes!”

But neither of them could match head judge Len Goodman for cruelty. Even though the funnyman standing before him already looked like he was on the verge of shedding a tear or two from the reviews so far, Len put on his most disapproving face and delivered a low blow.

“Listen, if any dance is going to suit you, it’s got to be the cha-cha-cha,” the elder statesman of the panel said of the dance that obviously didn’t suit D.L. at all. “This was no good!”

I prefer constructive judging (and this goes for Nicki Minaj of American Idol too!). When someone decides to do Dancing With The Stars or or anything out of their comfort zone for that matter, they should be applauded for what they are doing, not knocked down and abused verbally especially when you can clearly see how down they are about it already. They don’t need more stones thrown at them. At the same time, I’m not a fan to Cheryl either for the last several seasons for some of her antics. Let’s see what Heidi and Court think. Let us know your opinion too!!

Heidi: I agree that the scores themselves were fine – what wasn’t fine were some of the people who were scored higher than D.L. for dancing that wasn’t THAT much better. These judges don’t use the low paddles often enough in the opening weeks – it’s ridiculous how many 6’s and 7’s where thrown around, when there were probably only 2 or 3 dancers that actually deserved them. That said – the judges being mean and cruel is hardly a new thing on this show. It’s been this way for a few seasons and it’s ALWAYS repugnant when they start acting like that – even when it’s not YOUR partner, Cheryl. They seem to think THEY are the stars of the show.  Len? Racist comment, dude. Kinda confirmed what I’ve always thought of him, really.  Get constructive, kids – cuz right now you’re just idiots. I was going to use a much worse word, but John doesn’t like it when we swear on the front page. :-)

Courtney: The scores were right on the money – Cheryl whining about them just makes her look…well, whiny.  As we’ve said before, we’re pretty sure the judges at least have an idea of how long each partnership practices each week, and they’ve been known to call out certain celebs that they know haven’t been putting in the hours…as I recall, Carrie Ann did make a point of saying something to the extent of “I can see that you maybe didn’t practice enough, so next week you really need to put in the hours and work hard!” In her defense, I would actually call that constructive criticism – because the overall impression I got from D.L. in that cha-cha was that he didn’t really have a clue what he was doing and didn’t really care…both of those point to an overall lack of practice, so I think that was the big problem with it that needed to be addressed, and it was.  And also in the judges’ defense (and in a bit of a tsk, tsk to the powers that be) – they are rather limited on time to critique (especially in week 1, with 12 couples to get through), and with a dance as bad as D.L.’s, I’m not sure they would have even had time to go through the laundry list of what was specifically wrong with it – the feet were bad, the posture was bad, there was no energy in his movement, there was no enthusiasm, etc. etc. etc. And really – wouldn’t it be rather cruel to go through a list like that? I think of the 3 judges, Carrie Ann’s critique was the most appropriate – Bruno was his usual flamboyant self, but that’s par for the course and I find it funny that Cheryl’s just now complaining about it, considering that William & Emmitt were often on the receiving end of some of Bruno’s more positive flamboyant comments; and Len was downright cantankerous with just about everyone that night.  As for his comment about D.L. & the cha-cha – as bad as it may have sounded, I think he might have actually been referring to the fact that cha-cha is known as the easiest of the Latin dances to learn, and if D.L. was going to nail any one dance, his best chance was with the easiest one.  There’s a reason why it’s often the first dance you learn when taking lessons, and why it’s always been a week 1 dance.  I could be giving Len way too much credit, given how bitter he came across to everyone on Monday, but I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt this time and assume he just did a really sh*tty job of chosing his words.  All of that said, I do think the judges need to be more constructive in their critiques – but I also think they don’t need to start coddling every celeb that just does a crummy job.  The celebs knew what they were signing up for, and it is still a competition – but the judges need to strike a balance: make it clear what was & wasn’t good about a dance, and offer up suggestions for improvement. And Len…Len needs some happy pills, period, because he was just a major buzzkill (and borderline cruel) last week.

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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.

Access Hollywood Interviews Lisa Vanderpump And Gleb Savchenko Before DWTS 16 Week 2

Lisa Vanderpump tells Access Hollywood that she is covered with bruises from rehearsing for Dancing With The Stars. It’s harder than she thought it would ever be and she’s falling apart. Below is a take from the link. I’m starting to really worry about her as she comments they don’t have their Jive down yet, but, this interview took place on Friday. So, let’s hope they are ready now. Come on Lisa!! You can do it!

The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star fared well during last week’s Season 16 “DWTS” debut (she and Gleb earned a score of 18 for their foxtrot), but Lisa said she’s feeling nervous about tackling the jive for their second dance.

“We don’t have the routine down. It’s a bit of a rush,” she told Access of next week’s fast-tempo dance. “I think everybody is struggling. I think I can speak for everybody, because I’ve been talking to the other cast [members].”

Adding, “It’s kind of intimidating, but you know what? If you land on your a**, or you screw up, that’s the journey isn’t it?”

More at Access Hollywood. Also, watch this link as they may post the video of this interview shortly. Picture above taken Friday courtesy of Zimbio Pictures.

ADDING: Lisa has also penned a new blog for People. Below is a take. This week has clearly been a challenge for her….

This week in preparation for the jive, which seemed insurmountable when we were given the piece of music, I questioned how I could ever get my brain to compute the choreography and then transmit it to my two left feet, as Gleb calls them.

We all have different challenges – mine have been time restraints and the sheer physical toll it takes on the body. Meanwhile, there are athletes asking their bodies that have been finely tuned to compete at the highest level suddenly having to do a complete U-turn, using muscles they didn’t know they had!

A few tempers have flared in the rehearsal rooms, but there is still a feeling not of competitiveness, but of camaraderie and support for each other. I have no idea as the competition progresses whether it will stay that way, but I hope we don’t lose that.

I realize in this group of dancers and celebrities, friendships have been formed that will last a lifetime, and I am most thankful for this experience.

Have a good week and wish us all luck! We need it!

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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 Zendaya, Val Chmerkovskiy, Jacoby Jones, Karina Smirnoff Interviewed About Bond And Next Dances

Entertainment Tonight interviewed Zendaya & Val Chmerkovskiy and Jacoby Jones & Karina Smirnoff getting ready for week 2 of Dancing With The Stars. Karina says the journey is going to be long, but, Jacoby has a lot of desire and discipline. He likes to take the seriousness of it all to another level by being goofy. Zendaya and Val talk of their bond. Zendaya says Val is just “cool” and like a big brother. Val says he usually doesn’t do well with kids, but, Zendaya has a good attitude and is disciplined and sweet. When asked how they will bring sexiness to future dances, Val describes how there are many words to describe and showcase dancing besides “sexy” (you tell ‘em Val!)!! Lot’s more below with these two couples. You can see them all dancing too. They look so good!

Also, ABC has an article up on both of these two couples today as well calling them the “early standouts”. Below is a take, but, be sure you read the whole article at the link. I love how Karina calls Jacoby by his full name when he’s in trouble. LOL!

Asked how it felt to be so young and at leading the group of 12 dancers vying for the mirror ball trophy, Zendaya said it was “amazing.

“I think I’m still trying to understand that it really happened,” she said, “and now it’s about working harder and just proving that that’s not all I could do … that’s just a taste of what I can come up with.”

Jones, of the Baltimore Ravens, landed in the middle of the pack with 20 points, but his upbeat performance pleased the ballroom audience and generated a lot of buzz.

Jones admits that he still has a lot to learn about ballroom dancing.

“All I hear about is posture, the smiles and the toes …,” he said.

ADDING: You can see them on GOOD MORNING AMERICA at this link too. Val and Zendaya also spoke with Ryan Seacrest as well today here.

ADDING2: Val wrote about he and Zendaya in a now blog at Today. He’s putting her through some grueling practices…

I want her to be Zendaya at her best. It’s not easy because it’s constant work. I’ve put her through the same grueling practice schedule and work schedule that everybody else goes through, if not probably more. When she goes through that, that’s the result that you see — Monday’s performance. And it doesn’t matter if it’s contemporary, jive or tango. I will put the pressure on and I know a diamond is going to be the result. I just want to keep doing that, keep creating beautiful things, keep putting the pressure on, and see what she can do. I think she can do anything.

ADDING3: More Harlem Shaking with Jacoby and kids!! So cute:

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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.

Dancing With The Stars Wynonna Judd And Andy Dick: “Making it one day at a time” (New Interview)

Oh, this is touching one!! Wynonna Judd and Andy Dick sit down with RumorFix to talk about Dancing With The Stars! They talk of their bond and how they connected immediately. They also talk of their first dance. Wynonna says Dick brought “joy” to his dance even it if wasn’t perfect. Andy said Wynonna’s dance was “FUN”!! So TRUE! Love them and their “heart” so much! Here’s to these two tonight!!

ADDING: Below is Tony and Wynonna on E News 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.