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PureDWTS Season 19 Week 10 Poem: “Plugging Into The Semi-Finals”

Give it up for Lois!! Here she is with another one of her fabulous poems…

My Poem for Week 10

A darkened ballroom, ticks counting down on the clock!
The switch was flipped, lights shining bright as the sun!

DANCING WITH THE STARS was:

PLUGGING INTO THE SEMI-FINALS!

AN ELECTRIFYING, ENERGIZING EVENING OF DANCE!

PLUGGING INTO THE SEMI-FINALS, the ballroom dazzling, a’glow
AN ELECTRIFYING, ENERGIZING EVENING OF DANCE, grand show

The dancing pairs were given a challenge, two dances it would be
A plugged version, an unplugged version, talent would be the key

The ballroom shook with applause, Tom and Erin issuing the call
Time to plug in the dances, time to begin the grand dancing ball

Each dancing pair shook off their nerves, their feet ready to dance
The audience far and wide ready to see who had the best chance

BETHANY AND DEREK

PLUGGING INTO I WANT YOU BACK
SAMBA – WITH ASSIST FROM SASHA FARBER

Snappy moves, two guys in love with a girl, full of heart
A Central Park Promenade, light, fluffy, like cotton candy

UNPLUGGING INTO I WANT YOU BACK
CONTEMPORARY

A picture frame filled with the simplicity of dance
Like a painting coming alive, modern masterpiece

JANEL AND VAL

PLUGGING INTO BLAME
PASO DOBLE – WITH AN ASSIST FROM MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY

Fierce, full on powerful attack, fabulous, as one, force of nature
Crisp as a starched white shirt, powerful, pulsating beats

UNPLUGGING INTO BLAME
ARGENTINE TANGO
WITH TIME FOR THREE – FEATURING A VALENTIN VIOLIN

Connection by a concerto, vibrant, vivacious, gift of dance
Dynamic interpretation, putting the oo in mood, intimate

ALFONSO AND WITNEY

PLUGGING INTO LOVE RUNS OUT
ARGENTINE TANGO

Full of spirit, speed, strength, smoke and fire, fight
Artistry from the Prince of Buenos Aires, glory lasts forever

UNPLUGGING INTO LOVE RUNS OUT
CONTEMPORARY – WITH CHRISTINA GRIMMIE

Poetry in motion, fluid lines, drama, passion, intensity, being free
Partners on the same page, two instruments playing same tune

SADIE AND MARK

PLUGGING INTO PROBLEM
QUICKSTEP

Floaty, flirty, fast stepping, full of speedy feet, detail oriented
Sadie – a shining light, brilliant, bit of Hip Hop and Charleston

UNPLUGGING INTO PROBLEM
ARGENTINE TANGO – WITH NOAH GUTHRIE

Guitar prop, sensational, staccato movements, classy, poised
True to Sadie, powerful, challenging choreography, a connection

TOMMY AND PETA

PLUGGING INTO TAINTED LOVE
JAZZ

Red hot, fiery flame of flirtation, great entertainment
Peta – human defibrillator – MVP of Season 19

UNPLUGGING INTO TAINTED LOVE
RUMBA

Balletic, sweet, endearing, graceful gallantry, magical
Touching, honestly felt between the master and muse

PLUGGING INTO THE SEMI FINALS, two dances were energized and electrified
AN ELECTRIFYING, ENERGIZING EVENING OF DANCE, greatness personified!

Written By Lois A Troutman, November 19, 2014

A DANCING PAIR, TOMMY AND PETA TOOK THEIR FINAL BOW!
AMERICA’S HERO GAVE US A DAZZLING TREAT, WE SAID WOW!

THE TWO-NIGHT SPECTACLE NEXT WEEK, HOW CAN IT BE!
EPIC, EXTRAORDINARY DANCES, FREESTYLES WE WILL SEE!

November 19, 2014 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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Afterbuzz TV And Mandy Moore Review The DWTS19 Semi-Finals

Below is the new Afterbuzz TV show. This time Mandy Moore joins the gang to review the Dancing With The Stars Semi-Finals. First up, Mandy clears up how she’s not just helping one couple for the Finale, but, she’s been helping all of the couples all season with her advice since she is the “Performance Producer” for the show (Hmmm….say what you will, but, I still don’t think it’s right that she’s helping to choreograph one couple’s dance for the Finale).

I also loved what the panel said on Allison Holker at the end and how she is an “animal”. I agree with Jake when he said people like Allison, Witney, and Derek, etc. are and have helped to shape the show into more than just “ballroom” dancing. I hope Allison gets another shot at being a pro too.

Lot’s of content to think about again below with their opinions. Let us know what you think….

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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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Carrie Ann Inaba Writes On The DWTS Finale, Believes It’s Anyone’s Game

Carrie Ann Inaba has written a new blog at Parade. She writes on all of the couples again for their strengths and weaknesses. One thing I don’t agree with though is when she writes that Alfonso and Janel are the best dancers. Maybe Alfonso, but Janel? Sadie and Bethany have been the better dancers in my opinion. Let us know what you think in comments.

However, the diehard dancing fans, the ones who want to see only the best dancers in it to win it, will be happy that next week, the final four will be Bethany, Sadie, Janel and Alfonso. Diehard fans are super-excited because this is going to be a close one. All four have the potential to win it this season!

In my mind, the best two dancers—the ones with the most polish and highest scores so far—are Janel Parrish and Alfonso Ribeiro. The two dark horses are Bethany Mota and Sadie Robertson. But this is an interesting year. Our social media presence has grown and people are voting and getting involved in our show in new ways. We have a broader audience now, a younger one to enhance our extremely steadfast family of viewers who have stayed with us all these years. (And I thank you for that!) We love our fans. They have become our family!

But the two dark horses have big fan bases that are younger and more social media savvy. This could make the finale interesting. In the past, we’ve had younger stars (Cody Lindley and Sabrina Bryant, for example) with incredible fan bases. Their dancing was worthy of making the finals, but their fans didn’t stick with them. This year, it feels like the fans are here! They are making their presence known. I see it in my twitter and Instagram feeds and on my Facebook and whosay pages. This is the face of the new generation of DWTS fans. Welcome!

More at Parade. Note that she says the judges have picked the Jive for Alfonso and Witney’s Judges Choice dance.

And how about this dress? I loved it and her shoes….

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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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS2014 Mark Ballas Writes On His Game Plan For The Finals, Candace Cameron Bure Wears Her Little Mermaid Costume Again

Mark Ballas writes of how Sadie Robertson got sick and wasn’t feeling the best on Monday night during Dancing With The Stars at Hollywood Life. However, Sadie carried on and they ended up getting 2 10’s for their second dance. He was so proud. Below are some hints for the Finals.

We have a really nice piece planned for Sadie’s final number, and I think people are really going to enjoy it! The music is going to start, and I think everyone is going to identify with it because it’s so iconic.

It’s judges’ pick next week, which means the judges will choose any of our past performances that they really enjoyed that they would like to see again. So they will be telling us which one of our dances they would like for us to repeat!

This week’s game-plan is to not change anything up and just keep doing what we’ve been doing. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! We want to enjoy each other’s time and company — it’s the final week that Sadie and I will spend together in this competition, and we want to have a really good time. We’re going to bust a sweat and work hard, but we won’t lose sight of what’s important.

If you’d like to read more, see Hollywood Life. They have some fun backstage pictures too.

And below is a fun flashback. Apparently, Mark’s previous partner Candace Cameron Bure wore 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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

HQ Dancing With The Stars Season 19 Semi-Finals Photos

To see even more breathtaking images of the cast from Dancing With The Season 19 Week 10 like those you see below, visit Getty Images. Breathtaking…

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November 18, 2014 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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Julianne Hough Dancing With The Stars Season 19 Semi-Finals Style Blog

Did you like Julianne Hough’s look and dress on Dancing With The Stars last night? I think her dress was one of my most favorites of the season. The color looked so elegant and pretty on her. I loved all the jewels on it. Be sure to see People as they discuss how Julianne put the look together. They have included some fun “behind the scenes” shots as well. Beautiful!!

Hough returned to a favorite designer, Jenny Packham (who apparently doesn’t hold this incident against her!) for her elegant beaded gown. “Jenny Packham is one of my ‘go to’ designers. It’s very rare I try on one of her dresses without falling in love with it,” Hough tells PEOPLE. “This whole look has a very Ginger Rogers 1930s vibe, with our own modern twist. We ‘blinged’ it out a little with these simple and elegant Aspiri diamond studs.”

Styling advice came courtesy of Anita Patrickson, who says she was excited to contrast Hough’s “strong sleek looks” of late with a much girlier look. “It made me want to see Fred Astaire twirl Julianne around under a starry sky!” she says. “Jules loved it … The green is so gorgeous with her coloring and of course the fabulous shoulders are the perfect focal point for sitting at the judges’ panel!”

More at People.

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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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

PureDWTS Season 19, Week 10 – Power Rankings

Several things that make me go “hmmmm” this week: the scores very much in a close cluster headed into finale week (74, 75, 76, 78), Sadie back to being low-balled a bit; the sudden repetition of the phrases “momentum”, “going all the way”, and “contender” with reference to Janel; the decision to bring back Maks for a visit; and the fact that Alfonso seems to be in some serious pain.  All are things that make me wonder about the finale, in a variety of ways…you’ll see why.

Tommy, Tommy, Tommy – it was great run, buddy, and you very much went out on a high note (no pun intended…ok, maybe a little bit).  Thought that the Chonger actually gave two very respectable performances tonight, and his rumba in particular was a lovely illustration of just why I appreciated him so damn much this season: he let us see a softer side of Peta.  I don’t think I’ve EVER seen her so emotionally attached to a partner, and it made her a lot more human and relatable for me – plus Tommy was just so daggone charming, and seemed to really embrace the experience of being on DWTS.

1.) Alfonso & Witney – Injury aside, I think we saw something out of Alfonso tonight that we maybe hadn’t noticed as much when he wasn’t injured: heart.  I loved seeing the fighting side of Fonz tonight – his technique may not have been as on-point as we’ve seen from him in the past (though by no means was it shoddy – even injured, the guy is still a revelation), but I think it just made it more obvious how hard he was trying and how much he really wants to be here and do well – so I appreciated both of his performances tonight, as well as Witney’s choreography.  She has been a revelation this season – really loving how she’s able to showcase her partner.  Also worth noting, I think – just how many (and how diverse) a group of celebs showed up in Alfonso’s “flashback” package to wish him well.  Rick Schroeder, Emmitt Smith, most of the cast of Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and…Dan Quayle??? I like to think it just illustrates Fonz’s broad-spectrum appeal – and how beloved he is by so many because of both Carlton and Silver Spoons.   My only worry? That his injury may prevent his freestyle from being as truly epic as it could be, if his range of motion is limited – but I’m optimistic that he’s still going to wow us, and  he’s still got time to heal.  He’s still my pick to win ;-) Read more..

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PureDWTS Season 19 Media And Interviews After Dance Night, Freestyle Highlights

Good Day after dance night!!! Ready for some media and interviews after the Dancing With The Stars Semi-finals? First, I have to commend and congratulate Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd for a job well done!! They captivated me all season and never gave up! It was like watching a continuation of Sharna Burgess and Andy Dick! Also, Peta proved she can teach anyone while Tommy proved that anything is possible despite hardships and hard knocks in life and that you can still laugh, turn it around, and dance too. I’ll never forget their “Scent Of A Woman” dance the most of all… which will always be one of my favorites in looking back on Dancing With The Stars in the future.

With that said below is a recap and some new interviews. JC Rubio and Allison Holker also talk about the couples strengths and what they can work on for the Finals (in the first Afterbuzz TV video. LOVES them!). Also, there is a fun interview with Len in the second PopTVDotCom interview. You can also visit ABC7 and the Daily Mail for some breathtaking pictures. Note that they dance to the Judge’s Favorite Dance and the Freestyle. Here are a few Freestyle highlights from the interviews…

-Derek has something in mind for the freestyle and will go with what Bethany can excel in.

-Witney says they have some cool ideas. It will be super fun and energetic.

-Val had some moves planned in the beginning of the season and thought he might use them if they made it and she can do it. Adding after listening to new Afterbuzz TV interview: Val wants to celebrate their journey and have fun.

-Sadie has been busting out some moves in practice for the freestyle that she was thinking of using if they made it. She also reveals that she’s wearing tennis shoes, but, then Mark questions it and says they have to consult with wardrobe first.

Lots more below. We’ll add more highlights and interviews as they come out. So keep coming back….

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More with these two at Pure Derek Hough as the day progresses.

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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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Private Members Area – DWTS Season 19 Plugged and Unplugged Discussion

Tonight was week 10 of Dancing with the Stars Season 19. If you’re not a Pure DWTS Insider yet, you can do so here. If you are, then I look forward to the discussion in the comments.
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November 17, 2014 I Written By

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DWTS Season 19 Week 10 Plugged and Unplugged Music

Dancing with the Stars season 19 week 10 is here. As always, we’re back with the music from the show. Be sure to check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season. Tonight they did a plugged and unplugged version of each song, but we only have links to the plugged in version on iTunes.

Sadie & Mark danced to the song “Problem” —Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea
Tommy & Peta danced to the song “Tainted Love” —Soft Cell
Bethany & Derek danced to the song “I Want You Back” —The Jackson 5
Janel & Val danced to the song “Blame” —Calvin Harris feat. John Newman
Alfonso & Witney danced to the song “Love Runs Out” —OneRepublic

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Better known as Charlie.