I love love Pitbull. Guess what? According to Carrie Ann Inaba’s new blog at Access Hollywood, he’s going to perform for the Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Finale. Pitbull Updates reports that he’ll perform on Tuesday.
This season has been tough and I cannot predict who will win. All the contestants have been good and I don’t think we’ve had a season with this many great performances. It’s been a joy to watch and I’m really looking forward to seeing what each of them brings to dance floor on Monday and Tuesday for our 2-part Finals!!!! All I know is that it’s going to be a close race to the finish!
I wish them all the best and I look forward to seeing Pitbull again who will be performing in our finale! He was a fun guest judge and you know it’s going to be a party if Pitbull is in the house! See you then!
Lot’s more from Carrie Ann at Access Hollywood including her thoughts on the remaining three couples.
Last night, Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas and his fiancé BC Jean performed at the 3rd Annual Grammy Showcase. Below are some beautiful photos. Click on any of them to see even more. Have you purchased tickets yet for their summer tour? If not, see this link.
For those interested, you can listen to Afterbuzz TV review Dancing With The Stars Semi Finals in the stream below. The show starts around 8:10pm ET. The video below will also work after the show in case you missed it. Be sure to let us know what you think in comments.
Emma Slater is devastated by the Final Three on Dancing With The Stars. Below is a take from her new Hollywood Life blog. She’s so cute…
Go Ginger Zee! It was a Ginger sandwich, with Russian speaking bread! Hmmm yummy! Although in real life, these men are actually quite careful with their carbs (well to look like that it makes sense!) Well apparently Val Chmerkovskiy is honey. Artem is mustard. Ginger is the chicken nugget. That’s a tasty snack. Well in any case, this made my dance soul happy especially at the start. During the meat of the dance though I do have to say it wasn’t my personal favorite as I found it quite hectic. It could have benefitted from some stillness and calm. The action packed routine was right for the music though, so I totally get that. It’s hard not to listen completely to the music as a choreographer and just run with that. To be able to dance between these two wonderful dancers, there had to be a big commitment from Ginger and she performed well. It was strong and sharp which is needed for Paso Doble. Just a little off balance and not quite grounded enough (that means not as connected to the floor as it should be).
There were parts of this quickstep with Ginger and Val that I really loved. In frame, rotating around each other, she extends beautifully. The posture for me though was a little off and she didn’t really seem to be as stable as she was last week. It was during her spins that I noticed this. Her energy was really fresh and uplifting though, she didn’t let up at all. I got the feeling that Ginger wasn’t as happy with how she danced this tonight, I can’t put my finger on it but I got the sense. They have a great trust/chemistry between them, I see it constantly. I see her light up while she’s dancing, it makes me so happy. I wish it did but unfortunately this dance didn’t stand out to me, but I do love Ginger and I hope they have a wonderful final next week. I can’t wait to see what she does for her freestyle!
Well that concludes the action packed semi finals. The dramatic ending to tonights episode saw Wanya and Lindsay, Antonio and Sharna go home. It was going to be hard for anyone to go but now it will definitely be different next week. Only 3 couples left! Who are you routing for? I’m torn between Nyle and Paige personally, but then I love Ginger too! So hard to choose. Well if nothing else, next weeks finale promises to be off the chain!
Val and Ginger were interviewed on Good Morning America this morning. Note: along with a Freestyle, they are doing a Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Jazz number for their Redemption dance next week. Wanya and Lindsay were also interviewed. They are adorable and class acts as they talk on their elimination. Good Morning America also recapped the show.
Also, below are the bumbers from Dancing With The Stars last night….
Special thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for always having our back with his awesome recordings!
My! What a semi-finals on Dancing With The Stars! I was pleased with all of the dancing. They all really stepped it up. Though in my opinion, Wanya & Lindsay, Mark & Paige, And Nyle & Peta were especially in a world of their own. I wish these were the Top Three finalists. I would have taken Antonio & Sharna over Ginger & Val as well. Oh well….I am just thankful for both Wanya and Antonio (yes, this guy too!). Faults and all, both of them were so full of muscle, power, and presence every week. I will never forget either one of them and their complete journeys. I loved Wanya’s determination, heart, and soul. I loved Antonio’s “Cancer the Crab” eyes and that unforgettable sparkling smile. I also loved the way Antonio fought back when everyone thought he didn’t care. Many had written him off (including me at times), but, he put forth some entertaining dances regardless and with so much beauty, romance, and passion in his dancing. What’s more, he ended up loving the process and the show (be sure to listen to him in the interviews below).
Ok, enough from me on the eliminations, let’s review the scores from ABC….
Wanya Morris & Lindsay Arnold w/Witney Carson (Trio Dance – Paso): 10-10-10 for a Total of 30. For their solo routine, Wanya and Lindsay did the Charleston: 10-10-10 for Total of 30. GRAND TOTAL: 60! (eliminated)
Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas w/Alan Bersten (Trio Dance – Samba): 10-10-10 for a Total of 30. For their solo routine, Paige and Mark did the Argentine Tango: 10-9-10 for a Total of 29. GRAND TOTAL: 59!
Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd w/Jenna Johnson (Trio Dance – Jive): 9-9-9 for a Total of 27. For their solo routine, Nyle and Peta did the Argentine Tango: 10-10-10 for a Total of 30. GRAND TOTAL: 57!
Ginger Zee & Valentin Chmerkovskiy w/Artem Chigvintsev (Trio Dance – Paso): 9-9-9 for a Total of 27. For their solo routine, Ginger and Val did the Quickstep: 9-10-10 for a Total of 29. GRAND TOTAL: 56!
Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess w/Hayley Erbert (Trio Dance – Argentine Tango): 9-9-9 for a Total of 27. For their solo routine, Antonio and Sharna did a Contemporary routine: 9-9-10 for a Total of 28. GRAND TOTAL: 55! (eliminated)
Now onto some media. First, see Glamour for some interviews and backstage goodies including the video below. Lots of good stuff, though note how Val says he will have the best Freestyle next week. Really? ok. Note also that there is NO ELIMINATION next Monday night….
Speaking of next week, usually there’s an elimination on the Monday of finale week, but not this time. “Yeah, no elimination,” revealed Peta. If that’s the case, then all three contestants will battle it out for the Mirrorball trophy on Tuesday night.
ABC7 has a recap and some interviews in the video below. They also have some beautiful photos at this link.
Later in the show, things turned serious as VanZant revealed how she was bullied as a youth. VanZant, whose mom was a dance teacher, was harassed and verbally abused in school after becoming a cheerleader.
She told the cameras she “almost gave up on life” before her family moved from Oregon to Reno and she learned martial arts.
“I feel it was an important moment for myself because I’ve never opened up about it,” VanZant told reporters about her youthful torment. “I’ve never told anybody what happened to me [before] … hopefully some people connect with my story.”
The fighter added, “I did not expect to make it to the finals. I was very nervous. Everybody was amazing.”
DiMarco and partner Peta Murgatroyd continued to wow fans with their routines, which included an Argentine tango that he performed partially blindfolded on Monday.
“It was definitely an adrenalin rush because I couldn’t see, I can’t hear, so that’s just three senses that I have left and it’s all about holding onto Peta for dear life,” DiMarco told Fox411. “Her movement is telling me what my next move is so I move with her flow.”
DiMarco, who scored 57 points, said of making the finals, “I’m feeling honored, inspired, and relieved. The very first week I questioned myself, would the deaf guy make it that far against hearing people who can hear the music? And I think we deserved it, we’ve worked hard, we’ve pushed ourselves every week.”
ETA2: Below is an Extra interview with Sharna and Antonoio..
Nyle DiMarco reveals how he is able to move to the beat without being able to hear it in rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars with Peta Murgatroyd. They also give a sneak peek into tonight’s dance. #MustListen Go for it, Nyle and Peta. Read more..