Below is a new ABC Entertainment Pop interview with Tony Dovolani. He discusses Dancing With The Stars, the judges, what it’s like to work with Nene Leakes this season, and the competition. Note how he mentions he and NeNe have a Fox Trot this week and the Disney character she is playing is perfect for her.
WZRA TV interviewed Sharna Burgess about she and Charlie’s upcoming “Disney” dance. She’s excited and says they are dancing a “Jazz” dance. They also discuss the switch up dance this past week and how she thinks the dance, the judging, and week was a “little off”. If the show does it again, she hopes they can sharpen everything up. Lots more below….
DWTS Gleb Savchenko, Tristan MacManus, Karina Smirnoff, Witney Carson, Kim Johnson Dance At St. Regis Monarch Beach
I’m not sure what this show was for (does anyone know more on this?), but, last night, Dancing With The Stars pros Gleb Savchenko, Tristan MacManus, Karina Smirnoff, Witney Carson, and Kim Johnson all travelled to St. Regis Monarch Beach, California to do a dance show. Below are some photos and video from the night courtesy of Gleb, ….and adding, Witney and Kim as well!! Too fun! It’s so good to see them all together!! Be sure to click on the “read more” below link to see more.
To see more pics…. Read more..
Lois always has a way of summing up the dances every week in her wonderful poems and here she is again…
THE GRAND SWITCH-UP BALL
Welcome to the Grand Switch Up, Come On, Come All
Ballroom doors wide open for The Grand Switch-up Ball
The cards were dealt, the dancers shaken up like dice
Meeting different partners and breaking the dancing ice
The entire cast performed a sparkling dance so divine
Audience roared in approval for the switched-up nine
Charlie and Peta united for a Rumba of grand majesty
Sexy, sultry, stunning, mirror image, a grand sight to see
Danica and Maks Jive, shining, beaming bright light
A kicky, sparky, tricky dance illuminating up the night
James and Cheryl Tango burning hot, fierce, and mean
Powerful, precise, like a passion play that set the scene
Drew and Witney Cha-Chaed, ready and rarin’ to go
Drew was the splendid Sugar Daddy of the Grand Show
Amy and Mark Salsaed to a swingy, shaking Salsa beat
Shaken and stirred, sensational, so special and so neat
Candace and Tony Quickstepped with rocking energy
Grand speed across the floor, a hair raising sight to see
Meryl and Val Argentine Tango, the dance of the night
Magical instruments of perfection, grand seductive sight
Cody and Sharna Foxtrotted with gusto in the Grand Ball
With swagger, with the voice of Cody, giving it their all
NeNe and Derek’s Jazz, a joyous razz-ma-tazzy treat
Quirky perky Beyoncé trip, audience out of their seat
Macy’s Stars of Dance, Derek Hough dynamic creation
Splendid, stupendous stars, Paso, Flamenco sensation
The Grand Switch-Up Ball, dancers mixed up just fine
Next Monday night will return couples to the original nine!
Written By Lois A Troutman, April 8, 2014
THE GRAND SWITCH-UP BALL, THE COUPLES WERE SHAKEN LIKE DICE!
THE CREATIONS OF THE SHAKEN UP COUPLES TURNED OUT RATHER NICE!
Maks talks New York City Live about the switch up dance, how Julianne Hough made a bad choice….uhhhh….ok, I’m not sure I want to listen to the rest of this? I have never seen his ego at it’s biggest!
Be thinking and sending positive thoughts and prayers to Samantha Harris. According to People, the former co-host of dancing With The Stars has to have a double mastectomy. Sad! I hope she’s going to be ok!
Samantha Harris reveals that later this month she will undergo surgery for a double mastectomy to treat breast cancer.
In a routine self-examination last fall, Harris, 40, detected a lump in her right breast. She had a clean mammogram shortly before but something still didn’t feel right, so she saw a breast cancer specialist months later.
A needle biopsy and later lumpectomy led to a diagnosis Harris that did not expect: breast cancer.
“It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest,” the former Dancing with the Stars co-host says of the news.
KTLA interviewed Cody Simpson and Witney Carson about their union together on Dancing With The Stars, the switch up dances this past week, their new dance (Cody says they have a Samba …like Court told Heidi and I last night and were going to reveal soon), his hair (love that hair!), his music, and more. Check it out… Read more..
James Maslow has written a new blog at Parade. Below he writes of he and Peta’s next dance. He also gives a hint on he and Peta’s song. Hmmm…. More at the link including his thoughts on this week’s dance with Cheryl Burke. He also answered questions from fans. Thanks to Lori for sending.
Next Week’s Performance
We are doing a contemporary dance to a Disney song since it’s Disney week. I am very happy with the song, it’s the one Peta and I wanted from day one, it’s one of my favorite songs ever, and I think the whole country is really digging it right now. I don’t want to give away too much. When people see what we’re doing with it, people are going to freak out for sure. We are doing 3D animation. I don’t know how that’s going to work, you’re not going to see it in the ballroom, but I know we’re going to bring in a whole different floor—the creative on it is going to be unreal. We’re going to bring to life Disney characters and animation that I’ve never seen on TV.
Also, be sure to see Glamour as they interviewed James about Dancing With The Stars. Thanks to Lara for sending us this interview.
Mark Ballas is now blogging at She Knows. In his first writing for Dancing With The Stars this season, he talks about his switch up dance with Amy Purdy. He’s proud for the way Amy “ran with it and killed it when it came time to perform”. As for next week, watch out. He’s back with Candace and they’ve got some things up their sleeves. More below and at She Knows.
If you don’t know about Amy, you should. She’s an incredible, inspirational woman. At 19, she contracted bacterial meningitis, and both of her legs had to be amputated below the knee. That didn’t stop her one bit. Outside of dancing, she’s a crazy-talented snowboarder (bronze medalist at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games) and the cofounder of Adaptive Action Sports. On the dance floor, she’s dedicated and super-talented. This week’s dance was a challenge stylistically. I took on a more supportive stance than I usually do for Amy, but still wanted her to go her own way and show the judges that she can dance on her own. She took it, ran with it and killed it when it came time to perform.
Next week I’m back with Candace, and I’m ready to show the judges and the viewers what we’ve got up our sleeves. It’s going to be a very fun show.
Pic below courtesy of Getty Images…