The next episode of Dancing with the Stars Season 17 was Hollywood Night. What did you think of the theme?
The next episode of Dancing with the Stars Season 17 was Hollywood Night. What did you think of the theme?
We’re back with the list of music for week 3 of Dancing with the Stars Season 17. If you missed the past music, you can always check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season. That page will update each week as we post the music.
Now without further rambling, here’s the music from tonight’s episode of DWTS:
Leah & Tony danced a Rumba to the song “Skyfall” —Adele from the movie Skyfall
Corbin & Karina danced a Quickstep to the song “Diga Diga Doo” —Duke Ellington to the theme Old Hollywood
Elizabeth & Val danced a Foxtrot to the song “Come Fly with Me” —Frank Sinatra from the movie Come Fly with Me
Brant & Peta danced a Quickstep to the song “Crazy in Love” —Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra from the movie The Great Gatsby
Valerie & Tristan danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Grace Kelly” —Mika to the theme of Grace Kelly and Freddie Mercury
Bill E. & Emma danced a Paso Doble to the song “William Tell Overture” —Gioachino Rossini from the movie The Lone Ranger
Amber & Derek danced a Charleston to the song “Bang Bang” —will.i.am from the movie The Great Gatsby
Jack & Cheryl danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Hollywood Swinging” —Kool & the Gang from the movie Be Cool
Christina & Mark danced a Charleston to the song “Let Me Drown” —The Wild Party in the style Vaudeville
Nicole & Sasha danced a Quickstep to the song “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” —Marilyn Monroe from the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Bill N. & Tyne danced a Jazz to the song “Get Lucky” —Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams from the movie Tron: Legacy
Bill Engvall was a guest on Laurie DeYoung’s Morning Show today in Baltimore. At first, Bill wasn’t sure for why he did Dancing With The Stars, but, he’s having the time of his life. He even wishes he would have taken dance classes when he went to school. More below. He’s too fun again!!
Just a quick update on Bill Nye !!! People.com has posted a little article with a teaser picture of his dance costume for tonight. He’s dressed up as a robot.
Hmmmm, like Lori mentioned in an email when sending a heads up on this news, has Tyne found a way to cover up or protect his knee for their Jive so he won’t have to move too much? Time will soon tell.
This week on Dancing with the Stars is Hollywood week! For this number I’m channeling my inner Marilyn Monroe/Elizabeth Taylor. My part has to be classy, yet sexy and cool at the same time.
I’m really excited, because this dance is fast and happy, and I’m all about being happy! We also add in some of my gymnastic skills so I CAN’T WAIT to show the judges that we are stepping up our game and can do better than a 6!
I’m really putting everything I have into these dances and trying to prove to myself that even though I’m not the best ballroom dancer, I can still pull it off!
Val Chmerkovskiy has written a new blog for Today! He congratulates Derek Hough for his Emmy win. He also writes of he and Elizabeth’s new dance tonight. Though also check out how he plugs Maks as a guest judge. Interesting read and be sure to read more at the link. Let us know what you think? I have to admit, I wouldn’t mind seeing this happen as long as Maks was fair and as long as it was only a one time thing. Thanks to Lori for the heads up.
I just feel that it would be cool to have my brother there as well. I would love to see Maks as a guest judge somewhere along the season. I think in general, he would be a great judge on the show, period. But every time that thought came up, the righteousness in me always said, “You know that’s never going to happen! I’m still on the show and the whole $#&^% cast is going to complain!”
My brother said to me that that was definitely a conversation that was had, and that it was something he would be very, very interested in doing. If the right people sit down and come up with the right plan and a common language, I think it could work out incredibly for the show.
I wish that we could get my brother there eventually, but not as my brother, but as Maks, somebody who would be an incredibly professional judge, a very refreshing voice, and a pretty cool, pretty fresh perspective. But Julianne! Very excited!
I like our judges. I really have nothing against them. They do a great job, period! But it’s been seven years. I think just like we’re changing dancers and certain stuff around obviously, but they stuck around because they invested themselves over time. The point is that dances don’t change. And when dances don’t change, comments are inevitably going to repeat themselves because, c’mon, it’s the same dances for 16 seasons. You’re bound to have some repetition and some monotony.
So personally I feel like it would be refreshing to just hear what somebody else thinks about the samba! Not because I don’t respect the opinion that I’m hearing, but it’s just a different energy.
By the way, congratulations to Derek on his Emmy win. It was very inspiring to see that happen. First of all, it’s very, very well deserved and earned, but also it opened the window for all of us, everybody on “Dancing With the Stars,” to finally be looked at and recognized. Derek is obviously one of a kind, but he’s a representation of all of us, and we’re all very proud of him.
Monday is Hollywood Night on “Dancing With the Stars.” Elizabeth and I are doing the foxtrot. I’m looking forward to it because I feel Elizabeth will really gel with the genre. It’s something she’s more comfortable with — there’s a lot of acting. Even though we’re obviously going to turn it up a notch, it’s going to be focused around the traditional foxtrot. I’m excited!
Now it gets interesting. Remember, if someone dances like crap tonight, they are still banking on last week’s votes. It’s only tonight’s judges scores they have to worry about. I think there are a few people that will likely be safe tonight regardless, including Valerie, Leah, Corbin, Jack, Amber and maybe Snooki. I could certainly be wrong, but I think it’s going to come down to Bill E and possibly Bill Nye eliminating himself due to his knee. All the monkeying around about Bill Nye makes me think he’s out.
Great start with Leah and Tony. That was a very good dance. Only issue I noticed was the tendency to fall out of her turns, similar to Zendaya.
And Corbin in the second position? Hmmmmm…..
Shut up, Corbin, you’re a massive ringer.
ETA: Okay, the following were in jeopardy:
Christina and Mark
Bill and Tyne
Brant and Peta
Brant was called safe first.
Bill and Tyne were eliminated.
Big question – a real elimination or not?? Also, serious wake up call to Christina this week and Elizabeth this past week – trust me, both of them will not make it to the final four.
And what did you all think about the rapid fire elimination this week? Adjustment to the short shrift they gave Keyshawn last week??
Corbin Bleu answers questions out of a hat at People.com. He answers questions on his most satisfying role to date, his favorite hair style, and favorite fan encounter. Corbin also answers questions on Dancing With The Stars and how he’d like to dance to Michael Jackson’s “PYT” (Yes please. Make that happen! ). He thinks his biggest competition this season is Christina Milian. Lots more at People.com.
UPDATE from the Karina and Corbin Camp: Apparently, Karina is experiencing some Flu symptoms? She just posted this note below at her facebook page. Let’s hope she’s going to be ok to dance tonight?
U guys have done it many times before, so I know that it works. I need your healing prayers. I have a fever, am achy, ears are under water… I need 2 get better quick. Please pray 4 a quick recovery and 4 the strength and energy 2 perform at my best tonight. THANK U! LOVE U! 18008683406
UPDATE2: Karina has written a new blog at People. She writes all about she and Corbin’s Quickstep and more. It sounds like they’ve been working non-stop at it. No wonder she’s feeling under the weather. However, @jimmbboe just talked with her (congrats Jim!!) on the phone and she said she’s feeling better and the show will be a killer tonight.
Our quickstep for this week is very difficult. Our routine is fast and complicated. I want to use this routine as a statement to tell people we’re here to compete.
This dance is like P90X for us. Literally, at the end of every rehearsal, we’ll go outside and just sit in this one area for 45 minutes not moving. The body is done. Even my eyelashes hurt. But I think the dance is going to be so cool.
It’s Hollywood golden era week, so a lot of people will either be doing the quickstep or the Charleston or cha cha. Our story is hysterical. It’s changed about five times. It’s kind of a take on the casting couch. He’s the director and he comes in to lead the audition and I am the starlet who comes in for the audition. And the rest is history. We’re just going to say I got the part.
UPDATE3: And Corbin has now written a new blog as well and right in time before the show. Here is what he says about tonight’s dance with Karina….
Our dance is basically like P90X, and it is a freaking marathon. With quickstep, we are doing jive and your arms are also in perfect frame the entire time, so that’s the most difficult part of that dance. It’s very insane. The thing with the quickstep is it is the first time I’ve felt really felt frustrated. With the quickstep, I’m having more difficulty getting the frame right.
This week what we’re doing is Hollywood week, so Karina decided to do the golden age of Hollywood – old movies, and we have a really sort of scandalous dance actually! I really wanted to play that old Hollywood story you hear so much about that director in who hooks up with the starlet in order to get the lead part.
More at People.
UPDATE4: Corbin is also blogging for Access Hollywood. LOL to karina being described as a “Russian Drill Sergeant”.
“DWTS” is no joke! I keep thinking that I’m going to get into a rhythm and the days will be smoother, but things seem to get more frantic each week!
Not to mention the ever looming possibility of getting voted off. That being said though, I’m still having a beyond amazing time learning new dances, getting to know my cast mates, and creating and performing with Karina!
This week, we’re dancing the quick step. Even though we worked extremely hard on our contemporary and our jive, neither dance required the effort it’s taking to do the quick step. Leading, dancing at an extreme rapid pace and staying in frame the whole time?! What?! If I miss one step in this dance it’s near impossible to pick up on another one and save it.
I definitely was more frustrated this week. I’m very much a perfectionist, and with the clock ticking down to performance day with me still struggling with most of the routine I was beginning to panic. We were at the top of the leaderboard last week and the pressure is on! Luckily my partner (my secret weapon) is a nitpicking Russian drill sergeant who refuses to take anything less from me than my best. I’m still scared as hell of this dance, but I think I’m as ready as I can be to wow the judges.
Just a little Kym Johnson update!! The premiere for the Australian version of Dancing With The Stars will take place Tuesday. She talks all about how she’s ready to judge in this new interview below! You can also see a new beautiful promo shot of her at this link. She’s going to make a great judge. Good luck Kym!!
TV Guide interviewed Dancing With The Stars host Tom Bergeron. Tom talks of the new format and what last week’s first elimination was like crunched into one show. He also gives his thoughts on some of the performances as well as the personality differences between Kelly and Jack Osbourne. Heads up…another guest judge is coming up too (besides Julianne Hough). Tom can’t say who it is yet, but, he’s excited. MORE below and at TV Guide.
Last week was the first of cramming the performances and eliminations into one show. How did it go?
Bergeron: I think that’s the one area where it was evident that we haven’t done this before. The timing was a little crunched up. We don’t have quite the time to spend with the couple that we’ve just said goodbye to, because then we go into a whole recap of all the survivors. I think we’ll probably chat about how to make that a little smoother, but for the first time out of the gate, it wasn’t that bad. We got off on time. We got off so Castle could get the proposal done. (Laughs).
Yeah, it got a little rushed at the end as Keyshawn was saying farewell.
Bergeron: That’s part of the fun of live TV, that you can see some little wires hanging from behind the curtain. You can see some of the mechanics of it. From the standpoint of us in the show, there’s no need to be bashful about, “This is how it works, boys and girls.” As we move through the season and we have a bit more time because there are fewer couples, that kind of thing that happened last [week] will be less of an issue. We’ll be able to, later in the season, bring in some musical acts and things of that nature that you typically would have seen on a Tuesday show.
What about the new layout of the ballroom and structure of the judges’ feedback? Is that working well?
Bergeron: It’s a little strange. The feng shui of it all, being on the other side of the ballroom and having Carrie Ann closer to me than Bruno. … But I kind of like having everything happen right away, so [the dancers] get their comments, they get their scores, we can chitchat briefly. But yeah, it’s a little weird being on that side of the ballroom.
We learned last week that Julianne Hough will be a guest judge later in the season. Has anyone else been finalized?
Bergeron: There’ll be at least one other guest judge, and I can’t give you a name [because] I don’t know that the contracts have been signed. But if it’s the person they told me is likely to do it, I’m very excited about that.