Kristyn Burtt is back this week (yay! I missed her last week!)! She, Suri Serano, Anna Trebunskaya, and Henry Byalikov down the dances for Dancing With The Stars Season 18 Week 6. As well as the dances, they review Redfoo as a judge….the panel didn’t like him, but, Henry liked him (as I did!). They also talked of the Macy’s Stars Of Dance. This part was fascinating as Henry explains how long rehearsals took, the technicalities, and gives Derek Hough and Allison huge props for how they put the routine together! He describes Derek as “phenomenal” and Allison as a “beast”. Note also that Kristyn mentions Charlie has a Paso Doble and Meryl has a Salsa next week. Henry also gives some hints of the new opening number and what it will be like. Another great show!
As always, Lois sums up the week so well with her fun poems…
A DANCE PARTY INVITATION
We were invited to a party, we polished our dancing shoes
8 PM sharp, DANCING WITH THE STARS, spread the news
Stopping at the ticket booth, Len’s smile beaming so bright
The acts were in place, it was a rocking, rolling, rousing night
The party a carnival atmosphere, Maks hitting the golden ball
Redfoo brought the house down, electricity in the dancing hall
The Dance Party scene set, the night blazing with dancing feet
Celebration time, come on, the ballroom witnessing a tasty treat
LET THE DANCE PARTY BEGIN!
CHARLIE WHITE AND SHARNA BURGESS
CHA CHA CHA – GONNA MAKE YOU SWEAT
Electrifying energy, flawless, full of flair
Featuring glow-in-the-dark, funky beats
DANICA MCKELLAR AND VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY
CHA CHA CHA – I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY
Full of heat, full of steam, purring perfection
Full of blossoming, blooming effervescent energy
JAMES MASLOW AND PETA MURGATROYD
QUICKSTEP – YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT
A leading man is born, a dance full of speed
Feet burning on the floor like “GREASE-D” lightning
DREW CAREY AND CHERYL BURKE
TANGO – SUPER FREAK
Red hot disco deliciousness, life of the party
Staccato sharpness, slivering across the floor
AMY PURDY AND DEREK HOUGH
JIVE – SHOUT
Kicky, flicky, flashy, super-charged feet
Marriage of high-stepping, energetic beats
CANDACE CAMERON AND MARK BALLAS
CHA CHA CHA – I LOVE IT
Full of sexy, full of shimmy, a spiffy delight
A leggy extravaganza, a blingy, swingy sight
MERYL DAVIS AND MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY
TANGO – FEEL SO CLOSE
A special spectacle, with spine chilling perfection
Full of pulsating precision and razor-sharp beats
NENE LEAKES AND TONY DOVOLONI
SALSA – HOT IN HERE
Full of hippy, shimmy, shaking, steamy beats
Swaying, playing with a husband, sweet treat
MACY’S STARS OF DANCE
ANOTHER CHOREOGRAPHIC GENIUS BY DEREK HOUGH
A fabulous, stupendous display, high-spirited attack
Hot, intense, crazy body movement and positions
The Dance Party shook the ballroom rafters, applause filled the air
A super-duper, super-charged, super-fun Dance Party love affair!
Written By Lois A Troutman, April 22, 2014
THE DANCE PARTY WAS OVER FOR CHERYL AND DREW!
THEY LIT UP OUR LIVES AND GAVE IS MANY SMILES TOO!
THE DANCE PARTY INVITATION FOR EVERYONE ACROSS THE LAND!
A ROUSING SUCCESS IN THE BALLROOM, WASN’T THE PARTY GRAND!
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PureDWTS Exclusive: Gleb Savchenko Tells Us About The Gleb Collection, Ballroom With A Twist, And More
Would you like to have some underwear with dance names written on them? Well, dance pro Gleb Savchenko has just the place. What’s more, in a new exclusive interview below he tells us all about his new underwear line and how he came up with the idea!! Gleb also catches us up from the last time we talked. Note too how he will be dancing in “Ballroom With A Twist” coming up in May (I personally and highly recommend seeing this show. I can’t say that enough!). Lots more below! Thanks Gleb for another fun interview and we hope to talk with you again real soon. xxx
Hi Gleb! It’s so nice to see you again! How have you been? You have been so missed on Dancing With The Stars! This season has not been the same without you and I know there are a lot of fans out there who feel the same.
Hi Lisa, It’s really nice to see you too. I’ve been really good and lot’s of things been happening since the last time we talked. Thank you for being so kind and missing me on DWTS. Last week I was in the audience, and it was great seeing all of my friends, the judges and production team. I really enjoyed watching the show especially since it was Disney week. Read more..
Carrie Ann Inaba’s new blog has been posted at Parade. She talks about Redfoo and the fun Macy’s Stars Of Dance! She also breaks down the dances and talks about her kitty Taz who is in his last year’s of life (I love this cat and hope he’s going to be ok). Below are her thoughts on Charlie, Sharna, Amy, and Derek. Be sure to see the link for more.
Charlie and Sharna Burgess took me back to my Fly Girl days. I was impressed with his ability to get funky. I wasn’t sure if he had it in him, but he does and he brings a special Charlie White style to everything he does. He does everything with ease. I know I’ve said it before, but he’s like a Gene Kelly or Fred Astaire. He’s got such a stylistic stamp when he dances, you know it’s him immediately. It’s fun and fresh and clean. I really enjoyed his high-octane presence, but I do think that he and Sharna will be thinking hard about their next performance. I think we need to have impact from him. We need a surprise from them. Something unexpected needs to happen in their journey towards the mirror ball trophy. He’s definitely a contender and so is Meryl, and the competition between the two of them is going to get intense.
And there is another contender…that would be Amy Purdy.
Amy and Derek’s wedding-themed performance to “Shout” blew the roof off the ballroom! She faltered in the middle of the dance and lost her balance a few times–so I couldn’t give a 10, however, WOW! She gave us kicks and flicks like I’ve never seen before. The energy was moving the right way, down and out as opposed to just outward and, I don’t want to get too technical here, but after watching this performance I realize how incredibly detailed she and Derek have to be about the catalyst of every movement due to her unique circumstance. She is understanding the movements in a way most people would never have to and it’s created (when it’s possible) a highly-detailed understanding of the technique. This is what is helping her to perform these almost miraculous performances. I’ve read a lot of feedback about Amy–a lot of people feel she is getting special treatment and a lot of people feel she’s nothing short of a hero. I think that people think she’s getting special treatment because at least one of the judges comments about how incredibly special she is, but people have to understand to watch her dance is to see this. She is special, we can’t ignore it. As dancers ourselves, this is something to be in awe of. What she does baffles the brain. If we see mistakes, we have to take off for them, but it will never take away from the incredible ability she has to put a whole ballroom in awe.
So as predicted, the show took a few liberties with “party anthems” last night – I can’t speak for you guys, but I’ve never been drunk off my heiny at a frat party and gone “OMG!!! This is my JAAAAAMMMM!” while toasting my Keystone in the air to “You’re the One That I Want” from Grease. But hey, that’s just me I’m also not quite sure that “Feels So Close” is even popular enough to receive “anthem” status, but maybe at 29 I’m just getting too old to know what’s popular…
Anywho…so Redfoo (aka Berry Gordy’s baby boy) did about as well as a guest judge as we expected him to – he was there more for entertainment value, comic relief, and self-promotion more than any sort of constructive input on the dances, but I was oddly ok with the whole thing because I don’t think it really affected the scores or critiques for better or worse. I’d much rather hear Redfoo’s incoherent analogies about crustaceans running in the sand and NeNe being an entrepreneur than Donny Osmond’s self-centered prattling (or worse yet – the hellfire which I imagine the insidious Abby Lee Miller will be raining down on Derek & Mark two weeks from now ). I can’t imagine he’s up to a whole lot since LMFAO decided to go on hiatus a year and a half ago – I have a feeling that the call he got from TPTB went something like this: “So Redfoo, we want you as a guest judge on DWTS!” “Sounds cool, but what’s in it for me?” “$100 bucks, a sammich, and your own personalized set of neon zebra print paddles!” “I’M SO THERE!!! Let me just go tease my hair real quick…”
Kinda sad to see Drew go, but I think he was ready – seemed like he was getting really tired and burnt out, and hadn’t been able to recapture the magic of his switch week dance with Witney in these past two weeks with Cheryl. Really & truly, I wish it had been NeNe – and I guess I’m hoping that the novelty of her is beginning to wear off and we might say goodbye to her next week. She may be fun to watch, but at this point, I feel like she’s not really even picking up legitimate choreography – it’s just a lot of booty shaking and “NeNe-ing” around the floor and getting absurdly high scores, while others doing appropriate choreography (namely Candace & Charlie) just can’t seem to catch any breaks with the judges. What gives??? Read more..
Back again and this time with PopTVDotCom!! Henry caught up with some of the cast in the rehearsal parking lot. A few of them chat with him too.
And below is Drew and Cheryl on Good Morning America today talking about their elimination and the dances last night. Note how Cheryl thinks it will be between Meryl or Amy who win Dancing With The Stars….
ETA: Below is Extra and On The Red Carpet with Drew and Cheryl…
PureDWTS Season 18 Week 6 Media After Dance Night, Pictures Of Cast Arriving To Late Night Rehearsals
What a great night of dancing last night!! And the Macy’s Stars of Dance? OMG, so much power, muscle, and creativity. Derek Hough, Allison Holker, and the cast brought the goods, didn’t they?!! Just in case some of you need a repeat….
So for media starters today, don’t miss heading to ABC7 to see a fun recap of the night. They have a video too.
Also, if you go to Just Jared Jr., you can see the cast arriving for rehearsals for the Team Dances after the show. I can’t wait to see what they come up with for next week!!
In other things, below is Meryl, Maks, Charlie and Sharna playing a “Do You know your partner” game with ET Online that came out before the show last night.
Also, Redfoo, Drew and Cheryl talked with Access Hollywood and On The Red Carpet after the show (sorry, but, this will be the only interviews since the cast went straight to rehearsals after the show last night)…. Read more..
Dancing with the Stars season 18 week 6 is in the books. As always, be sure to check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season. That page will update each week as we post the music. Who doesn’t enjoy a good party anthem? Let me know what party anthems you wish they’d used on the show in the comments.
NeNe & Tony danced a Salsa to the song “Hot in Here”
Candace & Mark danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “I Love It” —Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX
James & Peta danced a Quickstep to the song “You’re the One That I Want” —John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
Danica & Val danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” —Whitney Houston
Meryl & Maks danced a Tango to the song “Feel So Close” —Calvin Harris
Drew & Cheryl danced a Tango to the song “Super Freak” —Rick James
Charlie & Sharna danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” —C+C Music Factory feat.Freedom Williams
Amy & Derek danced a Jive to the song “Shout” —The Isley Brothers
Tonight was week 6 of DWTS Season 18 What did you think of tonight’s show?