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Dancing with the Stars Season 20, Week ONE – Let’s Discuss Tonight’s Show!!

T-minus 18 minutes to the new season of DWTS. And at this moment there is so much to look forward to!! Let’s go!!

Discuss!

Opening was kinda cool. Weird note – they did the intros about four minutes before the show actually started. I don’t know if that’s their tape delay this season or if they just taped them to play after their Opening credits. No idea.

Damn, I looked away for a second and missed Willow. Saw that bit they did at the opening. Cool if everyone gets something like that.

Robert started out a bit stiff, but loosened up quickly. I like him – he’s cute. :-)

Riker did a great Jive except he was holding his hands funny. Great job. He’s a contender if his little fans vote.

OMG, CAI is bring back her stupid “freeegin” whatever the hell. :::eye roll:::

Charlotte’s Jive was limp like Courtney heard, but I like the girl. She’s cute. But that outfit – she want’s to be more than her chest and Keo puts her in that? Dude.

Dang, I missed most of Patti due to multi-tasking. The judges sure loved her though – were they blowing smoke??

Holy crap….Chris was actually pretty damn good. Thing is, he isn’t AFRAID to go for it!! Shut up, Julianne – I think he might have been better than Robert. We’ll see though if he can keep it up in week 2.

I thought Michael did good! Not as good as some of the other men, but good. This is going to be a tough season if everyone holds up in week 2.

Really, CAI?? I thought lifts were something that a woman couldn’t do on her own. Pretty sure Nastia CAN do that on her own. Duh. Anyway, I kinda agree with Len, it was a little staccato, but the song kinda called for it. I loved it.

Ah, Redfoo, you’re going to have to do better than that, dude. I love Emma and I enjoyed it, but he’s got a ways to go.

Noah is interesting to watch. He’s not blessed with the same fluidity Amy had, but he’s a guy. And he dances like a guy who’s never danced. Inspirational though, and interesting to watch. And hot. :-)

And next we get to see if they are still pimping Val for a win. Seeing a bit of whining on Twitter about Derek getting Nastia, but let’s get real. Val has yet to have a partner who actually sucked. And they were all ringers except rumor and his first. But I don’t want to hear any whining about Derek’s partners now, looking at what Val has had.

Suzanne does look good. And she danced pretty damn well.

Good foxtrot from Rumer (and I like her) but it didn’t have the entertainment value of Derek and Nastia. And commence the over the top drooling from CAI. Man, when the judges try that hard it just turns me off. So both Len and Julianne call them out as the ones to win. Yeah, not at all surprised.

OH MY GOD. Val, never speak again and let your partner do all the talking. She is so much more humble and well spoken than you are. Over scored – she was not two points ahead of Nastia, but really are we surprised by any of this by now. Gotta get Val that shiny ball.

March 16, 2015 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Dancing with the Stars Season 20, Week ONE – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

I can’t believe it’s that time once again. :-) Time for figuring out who’s dancing what and being totally frustrated when they refuse to tell us WHEN. ūüėÄ

A few tidbits which, if you’ve been reading the comments on other posts, you may have already seen: Nastia and Rumer are looking really good. Noah was having some prosthetic problems – he had to have his leg re-programmed.

I’m off to NYC to see my boy Derek in “New York Spring Spectacular” so Vogue and Court will be updating this post as needed. Here’s something to get the weekend started.

ETA: A new song update and it’s a goodie. Look below! ~ Vogue

ETA2: WHA?? “Physical” for Tony and Suzanne?!! Oh, I love this song, do you? Something to keep in mind as you watch them in rehearsals tonight on DWTS All Access. ~Vogue and Court over and out and missing Miss Heidi already!

ETA3: Broadway World Via ABC posted a press release for the show next week including the songs for each couple which you can read and listen to below. ABC ruined our fun promoting the songs. *cries* Oh well.

ETA4: Voting numbers are listed below.

ETA5: A couple running-order updates.¬† Kinda surprised they have Charlotte going first – they seem to start the show off with a strong routine, and from what I had heard, this…wasn’t, really. Maybe she’s improved since then. -Court-

Charlotte and Keo – Jive (“Shake a Tail Feather” by The Blues Brothers)
Dancing 1st
1-855-234-56**

Redfoo and Emma – Cha Cha Cha (“Juicy Wiggle” by Redfoo)
1-855-234-5607

Rumer and Val – Foxtrot (“Take Me To Church” by Hozier)
1-855-234-5610

Patti and Artem – Foxtrot (“Lady Marmalade” by Patti LaBelle)
1-855-234-5606

Willow and Mark – Cha Cha Cha (“Lips Are Movin'” by Megan Trainor)
1-855-234-5612

Chris and Witney – Jive (“Footloose” by Kenny Loggins)
1-855-234-5602

Michael and Peta – Cha Cha Cha (“Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson)
Dancing 7th
1-855-234-5603

Noah and Sharna – Cha Cha Cha (“I Lived” by One Republic)
1-855-234-5605

Robert and Kym – Cha Cha Cha (“Bills” by Lunch Money Lewis)
1-855-234-5609

Riker and Allison – Jive (“What I Like About You” by The Romantics)
1-855-234-5608

Suzanne and Tony – Cha Cha Cha (“Physical” by Olivia Newton-John”)
1-855-234-5611
Dancing 11th

Nastia and Derek – Foxtrot (see PureDerekHough)
1-855-234-5604
Dancing 4th

March 13, 2015 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

DWTS Season 20 Rehearsal HQ Rehearsal Photos

Filling in for Vogue, but not very well. :-) Here are some shots from Getty – love the one of Emma and Redfoo. :-) See them all at Getty Images.

March 12, 2015 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

It’s Official: The Bachelor Chris Soules is Now a DWTS Contestant

Miss Heidi and Vogue here: We’ve known for a while, really. And we’ve had sources – and other media outlets, including US Magazine which made an assumption and stated it as fact that Chris was the final DWTS contestant and met with producers. Then yesterday, Chris confirmed he was doing Dancing With The Stars on Direct From Hollywood. Chris also just confirmed this news on Good Morning America this morning.

Our source has had other things to say about Chris, as you can read in the comments on another post. If you thought he had little to no rhythm on The Bachelor, you were right. :-)

Stay tuned! We’ll post some video from Good Morning America as soon as we can. Chris is also going to be on Kelly and Michael today.

ETA: ABC posted an announcement as well as Chris And Whitney Carson’s Promo Shoot pic. See the story and photo here!!

ETA2: Here is some GMA video thanks to @idolxfactor1…

ETA3: Thanks to People, below is Chris and Witney’s first meeting… Read more..

March 10, 2015 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Access Hollywood Interviews Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough

This is a really good, lengthy interview! What I find most interesting is Derek, though. He’s so…loose and relaxed and happy and kinda flirty. Very attractive. And his trainer is doing amazing work. :-)  If this is what a show like New York Spring Spectacular does for him, then I hope he does one ever year!! I also really like Nastia – she seems pretty level headed.  Great interview!!

March 9, 2015 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

DWTS Season 20 CAST ANNOUNCEMENT – LIVE BLOG

Well, here we are! Another Cast Announcement Live Blog!! The show is starting shortly and then they will drag their feet for approximately an hour and 20 minutes. :-) ¬†Go below the table for further commentary. Also, if you want to refer back to Courtney’s rumor round up, just click the link.

The Celeb Dancers and their Partners

Celebrity Pro Partner
1.  Rumer Willis  Val C.
2.  Redfoo  Emma
3.  Patti Labelle  Artem
4.  Riker Lynch  Allison
5.  Charlotte McKinney  Keo
6.  Michael Sam  Peta
7.  Willow Shields  Mark
8. Noah Galloway  Sharna
9.  Suzanne Somers  Tony
10.  Robert Herjavec  Kym
11.  Nasti Luiken  Derek
12.  Chris Soules  Whitney

 

ETA: Seriously….a 14 year old?? ¬†Not cool, TPTB, not cool.

ETA2: Special guest is Alfonso…with his MBT. ¬†With a gold MBT, actually, in honor of the anniversary season.

ETA3: Hmmm….only 10?

ETA4: Stupid Derek. Very stupid.

 

 

ETA: According to Courtney on Twitter, the following are troupe members…

Troupe:
Jenna
Alan
Lindsay
Henry
Sasha
Brittany

February 24, 2015 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

DWTS Season 20 – Shane Harper Again?? Rumor and Innuendo

Remember a ways back when I posted a random hint about Shane Harper doing DWTS?? Well, here’s another one…whatcha think??

Shane Harper

February 23, 2015 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Did the Daily Mail Just Reveal Val Chmerkovskiy’s Partner for DWTS Season 20?

I do believe the answer to that one is YES. Rumer Willis, welcome to DWTS!!  In this exclusive, Val and Rumer are seen practicing РRumer is in her capezios and everything.  Click the link to see the Photos!

Demi Moore and Bruce Willis’ eldest daughter sure is brave.

On Saturday Rumer Willis was seen practicing her dance moves with Maksim¬†Chmerkovskiy’s brother Valetin while at Millennium Dance Complex in Studio City.

That can only mean that the 26-year-old House Bunny star is preparing to become a contestant on ABC’s hit reality series Dancing With The Stars, MailOnline can reveal exclusively.

ETA: So, Val gets another young, fit partner – but is she a ringer?? Going by Maks’ fans past characterizations of Derek’s partners, yes she is – she went to performing arts school, after all. That was all it took for Derek’s partners. But since we try to be more rational here at PureDWTS, I’m not so sure. I don’t think she’s a ringer. But I also don’t see Val as having much of a challenge – and still plenty of room for a showmance. :-)

ETA2: Uhhhh…yeah. Maybe not a true ringer, but certainly no slouch.

ETA3: Vogue here. US Weekly is now confirming Rumer Willis is dancing on Dancing With The Stars Season 20.

February 22, 2015 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Dancing with the Stars Season 20 Rumor Patrol – Mama June?? Plus a Wild and Crazy GUESS!

Lord have mercy. Surely NOT? Thanks to Charlie, in the comments, I went on a little search and found this:

Mama June

Now, of course, there are 500 things that she could be having meetings about in LA. But, there are STILL two male pro spots open, presumably because those celebs haven’t signed on the dotted line yet. So…just throwing this one out there as a possibility. The timing is frightening. I hope this is just fear on my part, considering her recent past – but I can’t ignore the timing.

BTW, Mama June has been rumored before….for Season 16.

We called her a “longshot” in our Rumor Round Up for that season. Let’s hope that’s still the case. Perhaps they met with her because another female celeb fell through. Have a hard time believing the DWTS producers would go this route at this time, all things considered.

Now, for my wild and crazy GUESS at a possible celeb dancer. Surely there are a lot of people who think ONE thing when they keep hearing the tag line for season 20?? “Our ‘Perfect 10′ Season”?? BO DEREK. Just throwing it out there. It took me a while to figure out why a little bell rang every time I heard “Perfect 10″ – then last night it hit me. Bo Derek was “the perfect 10″ in the movie “10” with Dudley Moore years ago.

Just tossin’ that out there just in case. ūüėČ I have no insider knowledge on this one, but their harping on “perfect 10″ has been bugging me since I heard it.

February 21, 2015 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

DWTS Season 20 – A Rumor that Just Got a Bit Stronger: Lalah Hathaway

Well, I saw @DWTSGossip tweet the other day that Lahah Hathaway was spotted at McCadden (the rehearsal space) and neglected to post about it. I confess to having bouts of ambivalence. ūüėÄ

It’s also true that lots of people use McCadden…but the timing is very interesting. But what drives me to post it now is that Lalah retweeted another blog that included DWTSGossip’s tweet about her doing DWTS. Now THAT is interesting – not that they copied our usual rumor round up post, but that she retweeted gossip about her being on DWTS. :-) Many thanks to Cordell for the heads up on this one.

In the words of Courtney: “Who is she??” Well, she’s an R&B singer who apparently just won a Grammy.

Lalah’s facebook

Lalah’s Twitter

Lalahhathaway.com

February 20, 2015 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)