Thanks for all of your votes in our first round in Battle Of The 2nd Place Finishers On Dancing With The Stars!! Mel B and Maks Chmerkovksiy, Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke, and Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough came in first place in the three polls! Now let’s take a final Poll to see who wins between these three couples. VOTE away and be sure to let us know in comments how you voted! You can also RANK them as well.
It’s the Battle of the 2nd Place Finishers on Dancing With The Stars! We’re going to break this up into 3 Polls (one poll for every 6 years of Dancing With The Stars) and then we’ll have a final fourth Poll in a future Part 2 post for the top winners of the first three Polls to see who is the ultimate winner in the Battle of the 2nd place finishers, sound good? Let us know how you voted in comments and on any thoughts if you like. Ok, ready? VOTE away….
So you’ve seen the results for the best guest judge voting – now onto the results for the crappiest song of the season!!!
“All of Me” by John Legend (Meryl’s foxtrot) – 2
“Girl” by Pharrell (Amy & Mark’s salsa) – 1
“Can’t Remember to Forget You” by Shakira feat. Rihanna (Nene’s Argentine tango) – 1
“Dare You” by Hardwell (Amy’s freestyle) – 1
“Islands in the Stream” by Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers (James’ rumba) – 1
Votes omitted due to failure to follow the format – 2
Courtney: The two songs I thought would garner the most votes, did – and while “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems” probably didn’t do Charlie any favors…it actually started to grow on me after a second viewing 😛 Maybe it was just the enthusiasm with which he attacked it, but he made the most of a crummy song. The same cannot be said for “I Luh Ya Papi” – which the two couples dancing to clearly disliked as much as we did. It drives me nuts when J. Lo does songs like these – they just make her sound downright unintelligent, and make it seem like she’s trying to remind everyone that she’s hip and has chola street cred because she talks like this. The song is bad, no doubt – but I also don’t think Val or Maks really put their all into choreographing that duel, and thus the end result was even more lackluster. I have to roll my eyes a bit at “I Wan’na Be Like You”, because I really only added that because I saw so many Meryl fans griping about how “terrible a samba song” it was. Boo hoo, poor Princess Meryl gets saddled with one mediocre individual song the entire season – go ask Charlie how it feels to get screwed over every other week, with “Sail”, “Mo’ Money, Mo Problems”, “Wildest Moments”, etc. And James has more to gripe about with that gadawful “Gasolina” than Meryl dancing to a song from The Jungle Book. As for the write-ins? Once again hard for me to say that Meryl got screwed with her foxtrot song, because even though it wasn’t really a foxtrot, it was still one of the top 10 songs in the country at the time and the shippers (and judges) ate it right up. And anyone wanna make a bet that whoever wrote in “Dare You” was an insecure Meryl fan? 😛
Heidi: I ain’t takin’ that bet, Courtney. Same kinda idiot who haunts Amy’s instagram to scream “Meryl and Maks!!” on every single photo that Amy posts. :::rolls eyes::: Must protect Princess Meryl at all costs!! My nickname is an inside joke…wish I could say the same for Meryl’s. But no…the pedestal is still very, very high. Meryl overcame so many obstacles on her path to victory…horrendous song choices…mean judges picking on the stellar choreography…oh, wait. 😀 ANYway, JLo was getting a lot of crap on the radio this morning for pretending to be “Jennie from the block” while staying in Manhattan. Apparently she gave 25k tickets to people in Brooklyn for her concert and half of them didn’t show up? With songs like “I luh Ya Papi” can anyone really blame them?? Yes, the song was bad (it got my vote)…but the choreographers did not help at ALL. Lord what a whimpy assed dance. The difference between “Mo Money, Mo Problems” and the “I Wan’na Be Like You” is also totally in the choreographer, IMO. Neither song is a REALLY terrible song choice (but Charlie definitely got the short end of the stick in this instance), but Sharna made the best of it while Maks couldn’t get past it. I can’t help thinking that if Derek or Mark had been handed Maks’ samba song (or JLo’s song), we would have seen some pretty creative choreography. Ah well.
Vogue: It’s so funny as when I first heard Charlie had “Sail” for a Paso Doble, I didn’t think it would work, but, it actually didn’t bother me. Give it up to Charlie and Sharna making the best of it….again as they did through out the season. Another song that just annoys me to no end anyway is “I Love Ya Pai”. I cringed through out Danica and Meryl’s Samba duel with that song. However, another song I didn’t like was “I Wanna Be Like You” for Meryl’s Samba. Awful song with a lack luster dance too. In the end, I voted for “I Wanna Be Like You” for the worst song.
So against my better judgment, I decided to resurrect these awards, after skipping them for a few seasons 😛 Just figured that everyone had some pretty strong opinions about this season, and would want to discuss (or argue…) about some of the finer aspects of this season…so here’s the gist:
1.) You get one vote per award category.
2.) If you don’t see your first choice listed, you are able to write-in votes for SOME of the categories – but here’s my strong words of caution: seldom do write-in votes win these awards, so I would encourage you to only write-in if you feel really strongly about something; if your write-in vote is grossly misspelled, doesn’t make sense, or cannot be understood, I’m throwing it out – I’ve had too many seasons of weeding through pages upon pages of write-in votes that were only slightly above jibberish in terms of clarity. And if you decide to be a little jerk and answer questions like “Which was the best dance of the season?” with “All of Meryl’s dances!!!” or “tie between Meryl’s tango, Candace’s contemporary, Amy’s Argentine tango, and Charlie’s jazz”, I’m throwing out your vote. Pick ONE – like all of the people courteous enough to actually follow the rules of this poll.
3.) Polls will be up for ONE WEEK – so get your votes in NOW. Read more..
Ok All! Only a few more days until the finals for Dancing With The Stars Season 18!! Lets get some numbers and thoughts for how you are feeling currently. VOTE in our two new Polls below for who you “think” will win and who you “hope” will win. Also, RANK the couples in comments from your favorite to least favorite. Ok, see you there!! 😉
Ok, we’re halfway through the season of Dancing With The Stars Season 18! VOTE and let’s see some numbers for how you might feel for the questions in the SIX Polls below. Note: In the first Poll, you can vote FOUR times. Also note that you’ll be able to watch the Results. So, keep checking back to see how the Polls are fairing. Also, let us know how you voted in comments if you like.
Please RATE and VOTE in these Polls…. Read more..
Be thinking and sending positive thoughts and prayers to Samantha Harris. According to People, the former co-host of dancing With The Stars has to have a double mastectomy. Sad! I hope she’s going to be ok!
Samantha Harris reveals that later this month she will undergo surgery for a double mastectomy to treat breast cancer.
In a routine self-examination last fall, Harris, 40, detected a lump in her right breast. She had a clean mammogram shortly before but something still didn’t feel right, so she saw a breast cancer specialist months later.
A needle biopsy and later lumpectomy led to a diagnosis Harris that did not expect: breast cancer.
“It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest,” the former Dancing with the Stars co-host says of the news.
KTLA interviewed Cody Simpson and Witney Carson about their union together on Dancing With The Stars, the switch up dances this past week, their new dance (Cody says they have a Samba …like Court told Heidi and I last night and were going to reveal soon), his hair (love that hair!), his music, and more. Check it out… Read more..
James Maslow has written a new blog at Parade. Below he writes of he and Peta’s next dance. He also gives a hint on he and Peta’s song. Hmmm…. More at the link including his thoughts on this week’s dance with Cheryl Burke. He also answered questions from fans. Thanks to Lori for sending.
Next Week’s Performance
We are doing a contemporary dance to a Disney song since it’s Disney week. I am very happy with the song, it’s the one Peta and I wanted from day one, it’s one of my favorite songs ever, and I think the whole country is really digging it right now. I don’t want to give away too much. When people see what we’re doing with it, people are going to freak out for sure. We are doing 3D animation. I don’t know how that’s going to work, you’re not going to see it in the ballroom, but I know we’re going to bring in a whole different floor—the creative on it is going to be unreal. We’re going to bring to life Disney characters and animation that I’ve never seen on TV.
Also, be sure to see Glamour as they interviewed James about Dancing With The Stars. Thanks to Lara for sending us this interview.
Mark Ballas is now blogging at She Knows. In his first writing for Dancing With The Stars this season, he talks about his switch up dance with Amy Purdy. He’s proud for the way Amy “ran with it and killed it when it came time to perform”. As for next week, watch out. He’s back with Candace and they’ve got some things up their sleeves. More below and at She Knows.
If you don’t know about Amy, you should. She’s an incredible, inspirational woman. At 19, she contracted bacterial meningitis, and both of her legs had to be amputated below the knee. That didn’t stop her one bit. Outside of dancing, she’s a crazy-talented snowboarder (bronze medalist at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games) and the cofounder of Adaptive Action Sports. On the dance floor, she’s dedicated and super-talented. This week’s dance was a challenge stylistically. I took on a more supportive stance than I usually do for Amy, but still wanted her to go her own way and show the judges that she can dance on her own. She took it, ran with it and killed it when it came time to perform.
Next week I’m back with Candace, and I’m ready to show the judges and the viewers what we’ve got up our sleeves. It’s going to be a very fun show.
Pic below courtesy of Getty Images…