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Dancing with the Stars Season 16 Side by Side Music

Dancing with the Stars Side by Side week 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.

Ingo & Kym danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Lady Marmalade” Lady Marmalade - Best of Patti Labelle—Patti Labelle
Jacoby & Karina danced a Jive to the song “Long Tall Sally” Long Tall Sally (Re-Recorded) - 20 Greatest Hits - Little Richard's Very Best (Re-Recorded Versions)—Little Richard
Victor & Lindsay danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Never Tear Us Apart” Never Tear Us Apart - The Best of INXS—INXS
Alexandra & Mark danced a Samba to the song “Misery” Misery - Hands All Over (Deluxe Version)—Maroon 5
Sean & Peta danced a Quickstep to the song “Go Get It” Go Get It - Go Get It (Remixes) [feat. Ladi6]—Sepalot feat. Ladi6
Kellie & Derek danced a Foxtrot to the song “It Had to Be You” It Had to Be You - Memories of You—Ruth Etting
D.L & Cheryl danced a Tango to the song “Love Letter” Love Letter - Love Letter - Single —Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes
Zendaya & Val danced a Argentine Tango to the song “Discombobulate” Discombobulate - Sherlock Holmes (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)—Hans Zimmer
Andy & Sharna danced a Paso Doble to the song “The Plaza of Execution” The Plaza of Execution - The Mask of Zorro (Music from the Motion Picture)—James Horner

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DWTS 16, Week 5 – Power Rankings

Well, side-by-side challenge night went about as well as can be expected when you put complete amateurs (well, and a ringer or two…) next to seasoned pros with years of experience under their belts.  If nothing else, it let us see some sorely missed pros doing what they do best :-) The judges have made it pretty clear at this point who their favorites are (ZENDAYA, Kellie, Jacoby, & Aly), who they are lukewarm about (Sean & Ingo), and who is disposable (Victor, D.L., and unfortunately, now Andy), and seem to be scoring accordingly.  And dare I say that many of the pros came out dancing at full throttle…but noticeably slowed down and calmed down when the celebs joined them on the floor? No bueno.  And god bless Tom for soldiering through what had to be a tough night for Bostonians :-( Let’s get on with it…

1.) Zendaya & Val – It was a good dance, and I was actually impressed with Val’s first venture into Argentine tango choreography – and thankfully, he seemed to eschew the multitude of lifts big bro seems so fond of, and put in some good basic steps.  Zendaya handled pretty well, and I liked the jewel thief storyline – I was worried they were going to go more the smut route, which would have felt…icky. But this was appropriate :-) So that was the good – now here’s the bad: I don’t think it was 10-worthy.  Sorry kids.  Once again, I find myself just fixated on how BENT Zendaya’s legs are – yes, I am aware she is tall, and yes, Argentine tango is usually done with a flexed knee.  But girl was damn near SQUATTING – and consequently, it made her upper body look that much more flimsy when they were in hold.  I hate when tall people (male or female) try to compensate for a shorter dance partner – it almost always looks awkward, and you don’t get the full impact of their lines.  I say stand up straight and forget about who’s taller – the bf has 2 female students that have a good 3” on him in heels, and when they’re dancing to the full extent, it’s MAGICAL…their legs just go on forever.  You don’t even  worry about who’s taller, because the lines are so gorgeous.  So with that said – these two are obviously safe (and thankfully, there were no Twitter machinations this week to tip things in their favor), but I do think Zendaya’s legs will continue to be an issue in the coming weeks.

2.) Kellie & Derek – I’ve always loved Derek’s foxtrots, and the Broadway quality & character they have to them.  This was no exception – great side-by-side, playful choreography, and Kellie seemed to handle the sweeping motions of the foxtrot well.  She seemed to get a bit stiff in her neck and shoulders at a few times, which looked a bit awkward, but other than that, she handled this routine well and I liked watching her do it.  I think she probably came the closest to mirroring her pro counterpart tonight – and I think she has Derek to thank for not dumbing down the choreography, because in most of the routines, the pros went from dancing full-on, difficult steps to dancing simple, kindergarten steps without much energy.  It gave me whiplash, at times.  But the transition in this one felt seamless – the way Kellie was keeping up, it felt more like another pro couple joining Henry & Anna on the floor, rather than “Oh sh*t, here comes the celeb, better slow it down…NOW!” So even if Kellie “doesn’t like Derek’s ways” – I think it was those “ways” that probably helped her look so good tonight.  ;-)  Read more..

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Dancing with the Stars Season 16: Week 5 Score Predictions

Oh thank goodness this is a semi-reasonable week… in a sense of that all the dances this week were good old-fashioned ballroom dances. So how are the couples going to stack up?
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And I say “HA!” with the Sean / Peta ranking… that is just so wrong on so many levels, but what can I do? The other numbers in the spreadsheet are showing nothing for one reason or another… and unless I had forgotten something, ah well.

And as for last week’s scores against the predictions:
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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... =)

Tony Dovolani Interviews The Dancing With The Stars Cast In Rehearsals

Tony Dovolani interviewed Peta Murgatroyd about ex-boyfriend and Dancing With The Stars pro Maks Chmerkovskiy who is returning to the show tonight for a special appearance. It might surprise many that they are still friends. Of Maks coming back, Peta said, “I think it’s really exciting. I’m glad he’s coming back. We’re still friends, we still talk. I’m happy, he’s happy. It’s a win-win situation.” Sean talks about his fiancé as well. Derek and Kellie are interviewed as well as Andy and Sharna. Details below in this new Dancing With The Stars rehearsal interview from Extra….

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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.

Dance Junkies TV Interviews Tristan MacManus About Dancing With The Stars

Awww, this is fun! Tristan MacManus shows Stuart Brazell and Rib Hillis of Dance Junkies TV how to dress like a pro! They interview him about Dancing With The Stars too.

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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.

Cheryl Burke And D.L. Hughley On The Ellen Show, Tango To Have A Contemporary Amy Winehouse Feel

People is featuring a new Dancing With The Stars blog from Cheryl Burke for Week 5. She tells us that learning the tango has been the hardest dance for D.L. to learn, but, she’s never seen him work harder. She says we’ll see an improvement in D.L.’s dancing. She also gives us a hint on their concept for tonight which sounds a little strange, but we will see?

This last week has been really tough. We’ve got a group dance and then our individual dance, where we’re dancing with another professional couple side by side, so that gives us even more pressure for D.L. to really look good.

We’re doing the tango and that dance has a lot of rules. It consists of a lot of steps and concepts, and it’s been the hardest, most challenging dance for D.L. so far – but I’ve never seen him work so hard.

This week it’s all about getting into character, and because the tango is a man’s dance, it really needs to look like he’s leading me. Our song is also longer than normal, so this requires a lot from him.

The concept is going to be really cool, and it’s something the show has never done before. It’s contemporary, and not a traditional old tango song. It’s super dynamic and has an Amy Winehouse feel to it.

We’ve already rehearsed for 15 hours in the last three days, and I think you’ll really see an improvement in his dancing this week. We started rehearsing at 10 in the morning on Friday, and we didn’t even take a break all day. Because we got such great feedback last week, D.L. is feeling more confident.

Also, here they are on The Ellen Show today….

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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.

DWTS16 Week 5 Previews From 5 Returning Pros, Pre-Party, Costume Teasers, And More

Tony Dovolani, Maks Chmerkovskiy, and some of the cast did a Dancing With The Stars segment today for Good Morning America. Tony begins by taking us to what the ballroom looks like “naked” without the lights, the costumes, etc.. Then they show Maks. He teases us about a big pro number and one of the biggest we’ve ever seen on the show. Chelsie Hightower, Tristan MacManus, and Anna Trebunskaya also peek in to say they “are back” too. They also show some brief rehearsal footage and some costume teasers as well (beautiful!!). You can watch this fun segment at this link.

Also, when you get some time today, be sure you take in the new ABC Dancing With The Stars Pre-Party! Tristan MacManus joins in the fun to discuss Dorothy and tonight’s dances. Here he is talking about a “show stopper” for the show like Maks on GMA. It’s so good to see him again, isn’t it?!!

You can watch more of this Pre-Party here.

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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 Val Chmerkovskiy Writes Of Dancing With His Brother Maks, The Argentine Tango, And More

Val Chmerkovskiy has written a new blog for Today. He writes of how excited he is to be dancing with Zendaya and next to his brother, Maks and Anna Trebunskaya tonight. Val says, “The number is great, the dance is really strong, really passionate.” He also writes that this dance is better than any other dance he and Zendaya have done this season. We will soon see. I can’t wait as the Argentine Tango is my favorite dance. What is your favorite?

We have a song that has a different energy about it, so that allows us to still be passionate, still have the strength and the attitude of an Argentine tango, still have proper technique. But we’re passionate about a completely different topic. There’s going to be a theme to the dance, and I don’t want to reveal before you watch it and that will all make sense as to why there is aggression, why there is passion, why there is a struggle. It’s going to be great, but it doesn’t always have to be about love. Even love has very different angles. We celebrate the love for dance!

This dance has been a lot – a lot – more challenging than any other dance we’ve done this season. The most challenging part of it is the speed, the precision, the intricate footwork. The technique of the dance is like no other. The posture is like no other. The frame, the lead … so that’s been challenging. The choreography, most importantly, is very, very challenging. I don’t know if it’s going to be noticed by the judges, but most certainly I know that the fans are really going to appreciate.

The dance turned out amazing so far. We took huge risks this week with tricks and choreography. And obviously, there’s a moment in the dance where we’re dancing side-by-side, which is a huge risk because no matter how talented Zendaya is or I am as a teacher, Anna is a professional ballroom dancer. That’s what she does, better than most people. That comparison’s going to be interesting. You don’t have to be the best dancer to be a great performer, and that’s what I really want to showcase in Zendaya this week. I think this tango’s going to do that better than any other dance we’ve done this season.

You can read this new blog in full at Today.

ADDING: Just in time before the show, On The Red Carpet has uploaded a new rehearsal interview with Zendaya and Val!!

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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.

Aly Raisman Chats On Her Samba Tonight For Dancing With The Stars, Most Difficult Week So Far

TV Guide interviewed Aly Raisman about tonight’s dance on Dancing With The Stars. As you know, she and Mark have the Samba. It’s been her hardest dance to learn thus far. She also has to dance side-by-side dance pros Tony Dovolani and Whitney Carson making it even more challenging. In stepping it up, she plans to get out there and pretend like she’s dancing in her room. Here are more of her thoughts…

What’s hard? The rolls?Raisman: Yeah. This is, technique-wise, the hardest dance for me. There’s a lot of bouncing, so you’re bending and then straightening. You have to have the exact technique because Mark and I are side by side. On top that, we’ll also be side by side with Witney [Carson] and Tony [Dovolani], so I can’t really be off or out of sync. This has been the most difficult week so far, but it’s coming along.

Is Mark choreographing all of it or do Witney and Tony also have input?
Raisman: It’s pretty much all Mark. We’ve only had a few hours with Witney and Tony. They’ve been giving me tips and stuff. I think it will be a fun dance. The dance itself is upbeat and the song we have is great. It’s kind of like a huge dance party. I like that after last week when it was all intense.

Do you like this side-by-side dancing idea? It puts a lot of pressure on the celebrities to be up to par.
Raisman: Right. I think it’s really difficult. I’ve been doing the samba for five days and I have to do it against professional dancers who’ve been doing this their whole lives. I’ve also only been dancing for two months. So that’s like me doing a tumbling competition with someone who just started gymnastics two months ago. It’s not the same level at all. I’m not sure how they’re going to judge it or what their expectations are. I just know I have to really focus. But I’m excited because it’s a challenge and I think it’ll be fun to see all the routines and all the other pros back and performing. It’s also helpful to have two more professionals there, especially a female pro.

More at TV Guide.

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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 Karina Smirnoff Graces Red Carpet At 2013 MTV Movie Awards, Attends Laker’s Game

Isn’t this a gorgeous shot of dance pro Karina Smirnoff? Last night, she was seen gracing the Red Carpet at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. If you’d like to see more, visit Zimbio Pictures. What do you think? I’m loving her shoes! :D

ADDING: You can also see Karina at a Laker’s Game with Lebron James at Getty Images.

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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.