And now it’s Sharna and Charlie’s turn with Access Hollywood!! Sharna explains how Charlie is going to play a “bad boy” for their new dance. Bring it on, Guys!! Lot’s more below…
Aww, and below is Emma Slater and Billy Dee Williams on Access Hollywood today with teasers on their new dance. Don’t you just love his voice?!!
ETA: You can also watch Billy Dee and Emma in a new Dancint With The Stars interview with Veria Living at this link. They discuss Billy Dee’s moves, judging, and more!
ABC Medianet has released show details for next week! Read carefully for what they write on the switch dance. Also note how there is a “announcement” right after the opening number.
“Episode 1802” – The competition heats up on “Dancing with the Stars” as the celebrities take on a new style of dance, MONDAY, MARCH 24 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). The show kicks off with a show-stopping opening number choreographed by Mandy Moore featuring the entire cast followed by an announcement that is not to be missed! Each couple will then perform a dance style of the celebrities choosing including Swing, Tango, Jive, Salsa, Samba, Rumba and the Cha Cha. The couples face the first nerve-racking round of elimination.
Additionally, “The Switch Up” begins and voting guidelines will be revealed live. For the first time ever, America will be given the power to vote and change celebrity and professional dance pairings. This new rule will affect all couples as they will be required to switch partners. Never before have dance partnerships been split up during the course of competition.
ETA: Ok, I wonder if this has something to do with the Switch Up Dance as Tuesday Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli will make a “big surprise announcement” on GMA. Whatever the case, be sure to tune in. From ABCMediaNet….
TUESDAY, MARCH 25 – Celebrity stylist and reality star Rachel Zoe (Living in Style); legendary racecar driver Dario Franchitti; “Dancing with the Stars” judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli with a big surprise announcement; plus GMA talks to the couple voted off last night’s program; singer Karmin performs; supermodel Miranda Kerr shares her beauty secrets
ETA2: Karina Smirnoff just tweeted how the voting will work for Monday night for the switch up dance.:
Karina Smirnoff: Here are the twitter rules 4 the switch: Tweet #DWTS + Star’s first name + Karina
Voting opens during DWTS Mar24th ends Mar31st @11:59EST
Sports Bovada has posted their new odds for Dancing With The Stars Week 2. As always, there is a shake up after we see them dance the first time. This week they have Meryl and Charlie tied for first and note how Amy has moved up the ladder to 3rd! Danica and Candace has also moved up knocking Cody and James down. I love how Drew Carey made a move as well. I think Sean should be higher, but, I would say the tie at the bottom for last is about right, would you?
Charlie White 5/2
Meryl Davis 5/2
Amy Purdy 4/1
Candace Cameron Bure 11/2
Danica McKellar 15/2
James Maslow 10/1
Cody Simpson 20/1
Drew Carey 25/1
NeNe Leakes 25/1
Sean Avery 33/1
Billy Dee Williams 100/1
Diana Nyad 100/1
Last weeks odds:
Meryl Davis 3/2
Charlie White 3/1
Cody Simpson 6/1
James Maslow 6/1
Amy Purdy 10/1
Candace Cameron Bure 15/1
Danica McKellar 15/1
NeNe Leakes 15/1
Sean Avery 20/1
Billy Dee Williams 25/1
Diana Nyad 33/1
Drew Carey 33/1
Let’s get Miss Heidi and Court’s thoughts and be sure to let us know your thoughts as well in comments.
Courtney: I actually agree with this week’s odds, for the most part – the fact that James’ odds are twice as good as Cody’s has me really puzzled, though. Were we watching the same show, oddsmakers? Because Cody made a pretty big splash on Monday, while James was just treading water…and I don’t expect that to change a whole lot throughout the course of the season. I think we might begin to see more of a gap between Meryl & Charlie as the weeks wear on, as well – I’m guessing he’s going to continue to thrill each week, while she might have some off-weeks (which I’m thinking may have to do more with Maks’ choreography than anything else). And if my gut feeling is right, I think Candace & Danica may flip-flip back and forth in the odds each week – I get the feeling they’re setting that one up to be a neck-and-neck race, with the girls alternating who does better each week. Other than that, I think the odds are pretty spot-on…I might have given Billy Dee a slight edge over Diana, just in terms of fanbase, but that’s kind of a moot point…
Heidi: Yeah, I’m not finding anything to argue with on this one. Shocker. I think Meryl and Charlie will remain at the top and Amy, Danica and Candace will flip flop around with each other depending on how they do in a given week. Aaaannnndddd…..I got nuthin’ else.
Cheryl Burke was on KTLA this morning. She talks about Dancing With The Stars and what the experience has been like since she’s been doing the show through her 20′s. She also talks of the “intense” rehearsals with partner Drew Carey. They review their Fox Trot last week and then previews the Jive a little for next week saying Drew picked the song. They ask her on the Switch dance, but, she has no idea yet how it’s going to work yet (dang. Tell us already! lol). Lot’s more below…
In a previous posting a few weeks ago, we reported how Boston bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis would be dancing for the first time at the 2014 TED Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia this week and that she might be dancing on Dancing With The Stars this season. People has a great report on it which you can watch below. They also mention how she will be dancing on Dancing With The Stars.
Isn’t this a fun new Ellen TV interview with Derek and Julianne Hough? And note how they danced too in promotion for their new MOVE LIVE On TOUR!! Be sure to get your tickets at Live Nation or Ticket Master. There are still VIP tickets left and regular ticket sales start today in some venues.
Also, be sure to head to Pure Derek Hough for more news on Derek and Amy Purdy. Amy was interviewed by Extra this week. PDH also has news posted about Amy getting new prosthetic feet that are powered with hydraulics to try on Dancing With The Stars. Amazing! I love how she and Derek are opening doors for better prosthetics. Lots more at Pure Derek Hough. And isn’t this beautiful? I can’t get enough.
And it’s a fun one. Though note how they mention the Switch Up dance in it and how we take control of the ballroom. Does this mean they will be doing the Switch Up dance already for the following week? Hmmm, this might be cool for some couples and not so much for others. I’m not all too anxious to see Amy teamed up with anyone else, but, Derek!
ETA: Another official teaser. They have Peta and Drew paired up. lol