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DWTS Season 24 Rehearsal Photos For The Finale, David Ross On Why He Did The Show And More

Check out the Chicago Sun Times when you can. They have some photos of the finalists of Dancing With The Stars Season 24 rehearsing for the Finals. They all look amazing.

Also, The Wrap talked with David Ross about his new gig as an ESPN analyst. They also talked on Dancing With The Stars and the finale…

“Every time I step on the dance floor, I feel like I am skydiving and free falling — I feel like I am going to crap my pants every time,” he revealed.

While he’s nervous about this Monday night’s glittering finale, Ross compared the anxiety to a baseball game: “Once the first batter comes out, you are in your comfort zone and forget everything else.”

That laser-sharp focus was one of the keys to the Cubs beating the Cleveland Indians to win the World Series last year. “I don’t think we ever looked up, we stayed in our cocoon of our clubhouse. We never got caught up on the outside world,” the baseball champ said of the team.

As for why sports stars seem to excel so often on “DWTS,” Ross believes it’s because they are “trained to jump into things with both feet.”

“I think athletes are trained to invest all of themselves naturally, you know you have to commit 110 percent. We have to control our work ethic and performance, as that’s all we can control,” he said.

“I did the show to try something new and get out of my box — and show my kids its OK to fail at something.”

Here’s to David and more at The Wrap.

May 18, 2017 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Simone Biles And Sasha Farber Look Back On Their Season Together On DWTS (New Interview)

Simone Biles And Sasha Farber look back on their season together on Dancing With The Stars with US Weekly. They talked on what they learned and what their future plans are too. Great interview. They will remain unforgettable in my heart.

Us: How did you take the judges’ criticism and learn from their tips?

SB: It’s hard to hear. But we always tried to go back into practice and really work on what they’ve told us.

SF: Seeing this little girl heartbroken was the hardest part. The only thing that I could do was pick up the pieces, stick them together and make sure she remembered why she’s doing this. I reminded her this is a reality show and you’ve got to have fun.

Us: When did you see yourself getting the most frustrated?

SB: I hated the first day when we learned a new dance. That’s just horrible. You feel like you’re getting nowhere!

SF: It’s a new concept, a new story. We didn’t have time to dwell on the happiness. We went into the next thing.

Us: Simone, have you seen your body evolve since you started dancing?

SB: It looks different than my gymnastics body because I haven’t been working out. Dance helps keep me in shape, but I’ve lost my six-pack. I’m not as toned. I think I just lost a little muscle definition.

Us: Best part about taking time off from gymnastics?

SB: My life is just a little more freeing. I’ve gone indoor skydiving, cliff jumping and horseback riding. I’m eating whatever I want!

Us: How important was it for you to add a mirrorball to your trophy case?

SF: It would have been a huge deal! I really wanted Simone to take that mirrorball trophy home and put it up there with her medals. At the same time, I wanted her to enjoy this experience.

SB: I just wanted to learn more about myself through this competition. If I won, it’s cool. But if I didn’t, there’s still so much I can take away.

Us: Simone, what has this experience taught you about yourself?

SB: That I need to speak up more and that I can be hard on myself. I’m more confident in the gym because I’m in my element. I’m trying to find that same confidence outside.

Us: What’s your post-DWTS plan?

SB: I’m going to take some time off and just relax. I’m going on two vacations, so I’m excited.

SF: I need to plan a wedding. We don’t have a date, but we do have a destination: either England, Australia or America. That’s a start, right?

More at US Weekly.

ETA: Here is Sasha and Simone on Kelly & Ryan today. They perform too….

May 17, 2017 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Tony Dovolani Breaks Down The Finalists On Dancing With The Stars Season 24

Tony Dovolani was a guest on Access Hollywood to break down the Dancing With The Stars finalists…

May 16, 2017 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS Season 24 Week 9 – Media, Interviews, Scores, And More After The Dances

This show really needs to find a different way to do eliminations. It just seems so unfair how they eliminate a couple from last week’s scores and voting and don’t count this week’s votes and scores as well. Yes, I’m still sad Simone and Sasha aren’t in the finals. It just doesn’t seem right and it’s happening way too often. But, wowww to all the dances last night. They were all so good… and Simone and Sasha went out on a high mark and will be remembered forever more.

Let’s review the scores:
Simone & Sasha (Carrie Ann Inaba) 40 (10, 10, 10, 10) 40 (10, 10, 10, 10) Eliminated
Normani & Val (Len Goodman) 36 (9, 9, 9, 9) 40 (10, 10, 10, 10)
Rashad & Emma (Bruno Tonioli) 38 (9, 9, 10, 10) 39 (10, 9, 10, 10)
David & Lindsay (Julianne Hough) 34 (9, 8, 9, 8) 36 (9, 9, 9, 9)

To relive all the dances again, see Idolxfactor (these videos work Internationally) and the official You Tube site.

For media, interviews, and recaps, first see People and Entertainment Tonight. Val and Normani tease on next week’s Freestyle here.

Glamour has their backstage interviews posted. I’m loving these two takes. Be sure to read more at the link.

Simone and Sasha will be back in the ballroom next week for the finale, and as tradition has it, will fly with the other three finalists for the after-party on Good Morning America the next morning. In the meantime, they are “100%” throwing their support behind Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater (naturally, given that Sasha and Emma are engaged).

Speaking of, Rashad was positively beaming backstage. The plan is for his dad (who is a double amputee) to fly out for the finale. Emma had no idea that was in the works, and was beyond thrilled to hear that Mr. Jennings might be in the audience come Monday night.

“The reason I want this so much is not just for myself,” Rashad told me afterwards. “I’m not a self-made man. It’s the love from family, from friends, [and those] who have made so many sacrifices for me. When it caps that story of community, of family, of hope, of dreams come true, and also my partner, [Emma] deserves the ball more than anybody. She’s amazing, she’s a workaholic. She takes her time, she teaches, and I honestly don’t want to let her down either. There’s plenty that I’m out here dancing for.”

David Ross: What?! How? I don’t even see me winning this thing!

Glamour: There’s two reasons: 1) You’re one of the nicest, most charismatic people, and that comes through each week. 2) You are what this show is about; taking someone without any dance experience and turning them into a dancer. So what would winning Dancing with the Stars mean to you?

David: Can I give you a dead honest answer? I don’t know if I would feel really great about it because of all the hard work, or guilty that I know I’m not the best dancer. You know what I mean? When I started out on this, if I got to week three, I was going to be happy personally. But as it’s gone on, I’ve really wanted to get a Mirrorball trophy for [Lindsay] as much as for me. Cause of this relationship—she’s amazing. To show the world that she can show me how to dance and get that many votes and to win it would mean everything to me because she’s amazing. She deserves it more than I do.”

Below are some interviews with FOX. Note the small hint at the end on Emma and Rashad’s freestyle for next week. As always, David is so humble… Read more..

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Cheryl Burke Previews Her Dance On Dancing With The Stars

Cheryl Burke is dancing on Dancing With The Stars tonight. She gives a preview below….

May 15, 2017 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

ABC Reality Chief Robert Mills Wants Richard Simmons And Sarah Ferguson To Dance On DWTS

ABC Reality Chief, Robert Mills, wants Sarah Ferguson and Richard Simmon to dance in the future on Dancing With The Stars. From Hollywood Reporter….

Who is your ultimate get for Dancing With the Stars?

Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess [of York]. She’d be great. Now the get of gets is Richard Simmons. He’s somebody I’d just love to hug. This is his formal offer. I hope he reads it. Come on, Richard. You have carte blanche.

I’d be game. How about you? More at Hollywood Reporter including talk on American Idol and other Reality shows on ABC.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

David Ross Talks On The Memories And Moments He’s Had On Dancing With The Stars

David Ross is never going to forget the the great memories and moments he’s had on Dancing With The Stars and he’ll never take them for granted. What a Guy! Here is more from the Chicago Sun Times.

“Baseball came naturally to me. It’s something I’ve been doing all my life,” the 40-year-old says. “This is so far outside my comfort zone. When you’re a professional athlete you pick up things pretty quick. But these [dance] steps are pretty frustrating all throughout the week. And you keep doing stuff over and over again and repeating those steps hoping you’ll get better. It’s extremely difficult and frustrating. … We’re learning two dances [a foxtrot to Michael Buble’s ‘You Make Me Feel So Young’ and a tango to Ed Sheeran’s ‘Castle on the Hill’], so it’s been six-and-a-half or seven-hour days, and it starts as soon as you’re done on Monday night; you’re right back [rehearsing] on Tuesday morning. And it’s all new choreography. It’s a lot of work physically, but you also learn a lot about yourself mentally.”

It’s that mental frustration that’s unlike anything he’s encountered in baseball, Ross admits.

“In baseball, you make an error, or you strike out, or you’re having a bad game, and it’s short. I messed up here, I let a ball get by there or I called the wrong pitch, and it’s short, it’s over. This [dancing] is extremely frustrating because it’s failure over and over and over again. [Laughing] Judging from the back of my baseball card I’ve had a lot of failure in my day. … But mentally it beats you down some days, and some weeks are tougher than others. I also think the song choice has a lot to do with it. If you enjoy the song or there’s meaning behind it, it’s easier to work through it. There’s only been one or two weeks where I haven’t really loved the song or felt a connection to the dance. [He says his recent paso doble was the most difficult.] … The payoff is on Mondays when you’ve nailed the dance. It’s memories I’ll never forget, just great moments I’ll never take for granted.”

Lots more at the Chicago Sun Times.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Val Chmerkovskiy Talks On His Semi-Finals Dance With Normani Kordei, Maks Chmerkovskiy And Peta Murgatroyd Weigh in Too

Dancing With The Stars Val Chmerkovskiy talks on Normani Kordei and their Semi-Finals below at the Steve Irwin Gala this weekend. Maks and Peta pop in with their thoughts too and how Normani has the full package (I think they all have the full package, oh well). More below….

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough Stunning On Miss USA – HQ Photos

Didn’t Dancing Wit The Stars judge Julianne Hough look amazing last night on Miss USA? Photos by Getty Images below. I think I liked her last dress the best (the plum colored one). Let us know what you think and if the right person won.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Simone Biles And Sasha Farber Picking Up The Pieces Again (Rehearsal Interview)

“What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger” ~ Sasha Farber

My heart is going out to these two so much. Listen in to see why….

May 12, 2017 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.