It’s heeeeerre! I’ve been waiting for most of the day for both Julianne and Carrie Ann to get their weekly blogs up. Julianne gets to go first today, because People put hers up this morning, and Parade didn’t get Carrie Ann’s up until Tuesday evening my time.
So, what do you think of Julianne’s look this week? Check out her People Style Blog, there’s a lot of photos this week! I LOVED her dress! It was flowy and dreamy, I thought. And I’m still not completely sold on her pink hair, but it looked really cute on Monday. And it looks like it could be a temporary color, and is beginning to fade out. It’s definitely going to make things interesting with her hair for the next week or so, if it is temporary. And, she hinted at some things that have been happening for the DWTS Anniversary.
And though Hough once told us she didn’t like to be rushed, things were busier than usual around the trailer. “The day was busy today with extra interviews for the 10 year DWTS anniversary, so we had to work quickly as a team to get this look polished,” Barnes says. “Julianne’s a delight to get ready each week because she is adventurous and experimental with her looks.”
Carrie Ann expanded about those extra interviews in her Parade Blog.
Yesterday was a blur! It was Disney night and we filmed a Dancing with the Stars 10th anniversary special that will air May 14 at 8 p.m. ET. My day on set started at 9:30 a.m. instead of my normal 11 a.m. call time.
Make sure to click the link and read her whole blog, because there is a lot! of information about things that we have been wondering about. She spent so much time in her blog talking about everything that happened before the show, that I thought she wouldn’t get around to talking about the dances. I was wrong.
The performances were incredible on Disney Night. Suzanne Somers sadly was eliminated, but I am happy for her that she went out on a high note. She was really came out and showed a new side of herself. Unfortunately, she got her heel caught in her dress, but she handled it like a pro and recovered ever so quickly. She was in the right mindset to continue in the competition but her journey was cut short. It was fun to see her vibrant energy out there every week.
It was pretty obvious that my favorite dance of the night was Riker Lynch and Allison Holker’s pasodoble. It was innovative and progressive with incredible shaping and styling. He was large and in charge and it thrilled me to no end. Congratulations Riker and Allison for really waking us all up with this incredible performance.
Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy also wowed us with a very unique performance. It was a risky choice to do a samba to that music, but it worked. I worry that their choices can be a bit too heavy at times. Rumer is a killer performer and she squeezes every ounce of excitement out of each movement and gives us maximum enjoyment. I’d like to see her do something fun at some point, like her disco/salsa in week 3.
Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough came out strong after two incredible and very artistically daring pieces. And while it was a phenomenal dance, and captured what Disney is in 90 seconds of movement bliss, I was distracted by his choice to have them lip sync some but not all of the routine. They lip-synced the dialogue, which I thought was brilliant. We immediately believed that they were the characters. But it didn’t follow through well for me, and was just short of perfection. It was wonderful to see Nastia having fun.
I can’t wait to see what happens next week for our spring break extravaganza. I wonder if Bruno Tonioli will wear a Speedo… Something to ponder.