What beautiful photos of the dances this past week on Dancing With The Stars. To see more, click on any of the pics.
Hey All! Kristyn Burtt and the Gang review Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Week 4. Let us know what you think in comments as always!
ETA: Correction as Kristyn is absent. On another note: Sasha Farber is their guest!
It’s switch up week!! I didn’t vote much…mainly because I think Derek will do amazing regardless of who he’s with. And I don’t believe our votes actually count for anything. Sad but true. Them’s my thoughts on the matter.
Anyway, we’ll be trying to figure out the couples and the dances and the songs as the week goes on. If you hear or read something, please remember that we need a LINK. Also remember that we have twitter – if you see it and the post hasn’t been updated 20 minutes later, by all means, let us know. Original pro is in parenthesis.
ETA: The sound you are hearing is Heidi screaming in rage from the golf course she’s currently on. And me swearing under my breath at my desk. I don’t believe for one minute that Val got Bindi fair and square, and that Mark really got Paula fair and square. Also hearing a bit of vacillation on who got Alek – and implications that who got him may have changed between last night and this morning. And the bulk of these pairings just bore me to tears. For more discussion, you can check out my switch-up prediction post. -Court-
ETA2: Hearing that the pairs will be officially announced on GMA tomorrow morning. No, I don’t know what time (although I’m guessing around 8:15 AM EST, if they do what they usually do); no, I don’t know if any of the couples will be there (though I doubt it). We will be live blogging it – most likely over at my switch-up post. -Court-
ETA3: No announcement on GMA (surprise, surprise) but People did just post the list.
Alexa and Derek (Mark) –
Hayes and Allison (Emma) –
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Andy Grammer Writes On His Emotional Night On Dancing With The Stars, Interview With Extra, WhipClips
Andy Grammer has written a new blog at She Knows. It was an emotional night, but, it was so special to him. He has some kind words to say about Gary, Derek & Bindi, and Carlos & Witney as well. You can also listen to a new Extra interview with him and Allison at Extra.
For me, it was an emotional night because the lead-in package to our dance was all about my mom’s passing and trying to make her smile wherever she is. It’s a TV show, but these stories and emotions are super real to me, so it was actually pretty intense.
What made it even more special is that I was able to do the dance to my new single “Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah),” which I think had me the most comfortable on the dance floor that I’ve been yet.
Unfortunately, the incredible Gary Busey was sent home; we all miss that quirky force of nature of a man.
Other notable dances were Derek Hough and Bindi Irwin’s dance for her father to “Every Breath You Take.” And I also really loved Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson’s dance to an a cappella “Amazing Grace.”
So once again, TPTB kinda went “Plot twist!” last night and moved the switch-up to week 5, even though we had been hearing that week 6 was the actual switch week. So given that – and the fact that they inadvertently tweeted this out last night – it’s entirely possibly that the switch voting was all for naught, and they’re going to do whatever the hell they want and cherry pick their own pairings. It’s happened before, with Meryl in season 18 and Sadie in season 19 – neither one went to the pro they had the highest vote count for.
ETA: Starting to get some intel on the pairings – and I’m afraid the news isn’t great. Below are what I’ve had confirmed so far – and I’m sure you can tell that not all of them match up with the data I’ve seen. Also worth mentioning? That Alek’s partner may have been tinkered with – as in he had a different partner as of last night than the one he had this morning. I would still take this with a grain of salt – switch-up is one of the scheistiest things this show has ever done, and who knows if they are still tinkering…
ETA2: Apparently the pairings are getting officially announced on GMA tomorrow morning. No, I don’t know what time; no, I don’t know if any of them will actually be there (but I doubt it). Yes, we will be live blogging. -Court-
ETA3: Not a peep on GMA – wonder if plans changed, as my source was fairly certain they were going to announce them on GMA today. But hey, if it’s anything like the cast announcement was – they probably moved the announcement over to Animal Planet or HSN or something 😛 Mark tweeted this around 2 o’clock EST this morning (so around 11 California time) – looks like he was hopping on a red-eye, and considering the only female celeb that rehearses outside of L.A. is Paula…I guess that lends credence to what we’ve already heard. Also trying to make sense of this tweet by Emma – if she got Andy (as some are guessing from some tweets of his she favorited), I would think it would still be dark out if she was catching the early morning flight to wherever he was – but in the picture she posted, it looks light out, and she looks like she’s in her own Jeep…which she would be more likely to drive if she was headed to McCadden, not the airport. Thoughts?
ETA4: And not 2 minutes after I post this, People posts the official list:
Paula & Mark
Alexa & Derek
Bindi & Val
Tamar & Louis
Alek & Emma (!!!)
Carlos & Lindsay
Hayes & Allison
Andy & Sharna
Nick & Witney
Court’s postmortem thoughts on the results? TPTB totally cherry picked – the only one of these that I think was legitimately the highest vote-getter was Alexa & Derek, and depending on whether you count the oodles of bot votes Alek & Emma. THIRLLED about Alek & Emma :-D, but pissed that Hayes somehow ended up with Allison – calling total bullsh*t on that one, since almost everyone tweeting Alek/Emma was also tweeting Hayes/Lindsay. We made sure of that. I guess I’m glad she didn’t get Nick, but she should have gotten Carlos.
Sharna Burgess has written a new blog at Hollywood Life. Let’s just say, she is on cloud 9!
Well after last night, I guess it’s safe to say that Dreams really do come true! I never could’ve imagined at 13 years old when I was standing there after school copying the Backstreet Boys choreography to “Everybody,” that all these years later I would be on Dancing With The Stars dancing with a Backstreet Boy (with some of the Backstreet Boys in the audience!) and dancing to that very same song. It was surreal!
This week went from epic moment to epic moment. I was so happy that Nick let me into this side of his world; I learned a lot about him, and at the same time I got to live out a little bit of my rockstar dreams! I couldn’t have imagined this performance going better. I think Nick was perfection, and I had the time of my life with him on that stage. I hope it was as fun for fans to watch as it was for me to perform that iconic BSB song with Nick!
More at Hollywood Life.
*looks around* Wow, Alfonso hosted DWTS and the world didn’t end. Right on! Seriously, though, I though the guy did a pretty damn good job – his pacing was good, he didn’t talk too much, and he kept things moving. I’m sure there are some that would disagree, but as for me? I’m just thankful that he stepped in for Tom and seemed to minimize any potential disruption that Tom’s absence caused. But the joke about joining the band? Played out, dude. Pun intended 😛
One rather strange observation about last night’s show? The running order – it struck me as kinda odd, and I wasn’t the only one. Seemed like they actually front-loaded the show with good dances, and relegated some head-scratchers to the end of the show. Seemed…backwards. I would have moved Andy, Paula, and Carlos to the first hour; and probably moved Hayes, Tamar, and Alek to the back. Not much else to add, just that it all seemed kinda out-of-order to me, given the quality of the dances.
Other noteworthy moments? Allison announcing her pregnancy – my god, that child is going to be gorgeous and talented. And it leaves the door open for Lindsay to remain a pro next season, which makes me happy 😀 And who doesn’t love Sasha channeling Bruno circa 1983, in one of his “I’m Still Standing” getups? Guess I’m just thankful that it wasn’t the bizarre black man-leotard thingie… 😎
Did @DancingABC accidentally tip their hand with regards to the switch-up? They tweeted out this eyebrow-raiser right before Alek performed – and it has since been deleted. Someone told me that the phone votes were saying “Thanks for voting for Alek & Sharna!” as well, but it didn’t do it for me. Just a senior moment, or someone inadvertently tweeting about next week’s pairings? You be the judge.
Special thanks to @IdolXFactor1 for this GMA recap of last night’s show, but, check out the end. They announce Maks Chmerkovskiy will be a guest judge next week on Dancing With The Stars. Oh boy, buckle up your seat belts…
What a show last night!! From one dance to the other, I was mesmerized and in awe of how great each couple is and in different ways! Below are the scores which I pretty much agree with. Though I think the judges should have given Bindi and Derek all 10’s. But, wow, what a tight competition we have this season.
Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough 9-9-10 28
Tamar Braxton & Valentin Chmerkovskiy 9-9-9 27
Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess 9-9-9 27
Hayes Grier & Emma Slater 9-9-9 27
Carlos PenaVega & Witney Carson 9-8-8 25
Alek Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold 8-8-8 24
Andy Grammer & Allison Holker 7-8-8 23
Alexa PenaVega & Mark Ballas – 7-7-7 21
Paula Deen & Louis van Amstel 6-6-6 19
Gary Busey & Anna Trebunskaya – 6-5-6 16 (Eliminated)
For recaps and interviews, keep scrolling down though you’ll need some tissues for a few of them. Note too how the couples talk on Switch Up Week. They find out today (Tuesday) who they are paired up with and what their dances will be.
I love how Gary says he’s not going home and that we’ll still feel he and Anna’s spirit dancing…
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The Dancing with the Stars season 21 week 4 is here! I know that we often spoil the songs, before the show, but we’re keeping the simple list of music up for posterity’s sake (or in case you missed it before). Be sure to check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season. Time for the Dancing with the Stars music:
Alexa & Mark danced a Foxtrot to the song “Mama Said”
Gary & Anna danced a Jazz to the song “That’ll Be the Day” —Buddy Holly
Tamar & Val danced a Rumba to the song “King” —Tamar Braxton
Hayes & Emma danced a Contemporary to the song “Stitches” —Shawn Mendes
Alek & Lindsay danced a Paso doble to the song “Wake Me Up” —Avicii
Nick & Sharna danced a Jazz to the song “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” —Backstreet Boys
Carlos & Witney danced a Waltz to the song “Amazing Grace” —Ray Chew
Paula & Louis danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Respect” —Aretha Franklin
Andy & Allison danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Good to Be Alive (Hallelujah)” —Andy Grammer
Bindi & Derek danced a Contemporary to the song “Every Breath You Take” —Aaron Krause feat. Liza Anne