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PureDWTS Conspiracy Theory – Have We Finally Figured Out What Happened with the Casting in Season 21???

It’s been a year and a half, but there’s been a little itch in the back of my brain that I haven’t quite been able to scratch: what exactly happened in season 21 that led to Artem sitting the season out? Especially after he was confirmed as a pro for the season, initially? Well, 18 months later, it appears we finally have enough information to piece together a cohesive theory for what went down.  I’m finally getting to scratch that little itch 🙂

First off, a special thanks to Colleen for pointing out the line in Heather’s blog that set all of this in motion, because Heidi, Vogue, & myself often get so caught up in actually getting stuff posted for you guys that we don’t actually thoroughly process everything we read, especially if it’s a one-off sentence here and there.  Also thanks to Laura & Kimmie for helping to locate the old Val tweets, and anyone who bounced ideas off me on Twitter after some of these tidbits came to light. So let’s dive right in… Read more..

March 31, 2017 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Follow me (and my dog!) on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence & @BirkinTheBulldog

Dancing With The Stars Mirror Ball Count Refresher

Do you need a refresher for how many Mirror Balls the Pros have won? If so, read below. It’s going to be interesting if we see a Pro win Mirror Ball #3 this season or if we will see a new Pro added to the “Mirror Ball One” category?

One Mirror Ball:
Alec Mazo – Won with Kelly Monaco in Season 1
Karina Smirnoff – Won with J.R. Martinez in Season 13
Tony Dovolani – Won with Melissa Rycroft in Season 15 (All Stars)
Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Won with Meryl Davis in Season 18
Witney Carson – Won with Alfonso Ribeiro in Season 19

Two Mirror Balls:
Cheryl Burke – Won with Drew Lachey in Season 2, Emmitt Smith in Season 3
Julianne Hough – Won with Apolo Anton Ohno in Season 4, Hélio Castroneves in Season 5
Mark Ballas – Won with Kristi Yamaguchi in Season 6, Shawn Johnson in Season 8
Kym Johnson – Won with Donny Osmond in Season 9, Hines Ward in Season 12
Peta Murgatroyd – Won with Donald Driver in Season 14, Nyle DiMarco in Season 22
Val Chmerkovskiy – Won with Rumor Willis in Season 20 , Laurie Hernandez in Season 23

6 Mirror Balls:
Derek Hough – Won with Brooke Burke in Season 7, Nicole Scherzinger in Season 10, Jennifer Grey in Season 11, Kellie Pickler in Season 16, Amber Riley in Season 17, Bindi Irwin in Season 21

February 23, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing with the Stars Season 23 Week 8-10 Music

As usual, it’s been crazy around here. So, I’ll catch up with DWTS Season 23’s week 8, 9, and 10 music below. Be sure to check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season. Here we go:

DWTS Season 23 Week 8 Music:
Terra & Sasha danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)”—Harry Belafonte
Laurie & Val danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Pure Imagination”—Jane Monheit
Marilu & Derek danced a Argentine tango to the song “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”—Emily Browning
Calvin & Lindsay danced a Quickstep to the song “Dr. Bones”—Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Ryan & Cheryl danced a Tango to the song “Howlin’ for You”—The Black Keys
Jana & Gleb danced a Jazz to the song “Little Shop of Horrors”—Alan Menken
James & Jenna danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “You Don’t Own Me”—Grace feat. G-Eazy
Laurie & Val and Calvin & Lindsay danced a Jive to the song “The Purple People Eater”—Sheb Wooley
Jana & Gleb and Terra & Sasha danced a Salsa to the song “Magic”—Robin Thicke
Ryan & Cheryl and Marilu & Derek danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Can’t Feel My Face”—The Weeknd

DWTS Season 23 Week 9 Music:
Marilu & Derek danced a Samba to the song “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)”—The Four Seasons
Calvin & Lindsay danced a Waltz to the song “Memory”—Andrew Lloyd Webber
James & Jenna danced a Jazz to the song “A Brand New Day”—Luther Vandross
Terra & Sasha danced a Charleston to the song “If My Friends Could See Me Now”—Cy Coleman
Jana & Gleb danced a Waltz to the song “She Used to Be Mine”—Sara Bareilles
Laurie & Val danced a Argentine tango to the song “Cell Block Tango”—Kander and Ebb
James & Jenna and Calvin & Lindsay danced a Paso doble to the song “No Good”—Kaleo
Marilu & Derek and Terra & Sasha danced a Jazz to the song “Big Noise from Winnetka”—Bette Midler
Laurie & Val and Jana & Gleb danced a Contemporary to the song “Bird Set Free”—Sia

DWTS Season 23 Week 10 Music:
James & Sharna danced a Argentine tango to the song “Santa MarĂ­a (del Buen Ayre)”—Gotan Project
James & Sharna danced a Jive to the song “Gimme Some Lovin'”—The Spencer Davis Group
Terra & Sasha danced a Rumba to the song “Scars to Your Beautiful”—Alessia Cara
Terra & Sasha danced a Tango to the song “Hideaway”—Kiesza
Jana & Gleb danced a Quickstep to the song “Go Mama”—Wayne Beckford
Jana & Gleb danced a Paso doble to the song “Kill of the Night”—Gin Wigmore
Calvin & Lindsay danced a Tango to the song “Seven Nation Army”—The White Stripes
Calvin & Lindsay danced a Salsa to the song “Limbo”—Daddy Yankee
Laurie & Val danced a Foxtrot to the song “Hollow”—Tori Kelly
Laurie & Val danced a Samba to the song “Magalenha”—SĂ©rgio Mendes feat. Carlinhos Brown

November 19, 2016 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Season 23 Week 6-7 Music

I was traveling last week and not able to post the music. So, I’ll catch up with DWTS Season 23’s week 6 and 7 music below. Be sure to check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season. Here we go:

DWTS Season 23 Week 6 Music:
Ryan & Cheryl danced a Salsa to the song “La Negra Tiene Tumbao”—Celia Cruz
Terra & Sasha danced a Paso doble to the song “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”—Santa Esmeralda
Amber & Maks danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Bla Bla Bla Cha Cha Cha”—Petty Booka
James & Sharna danced a Rumba to the song “Need the Sun to Break”—James Bay
Marilu & Derek danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Echa pa’lante”—ThalĂ­a
Jana & Gleb danced a Argentine tango to the song “Hands to Myself”—Selena Gomez
Maureen & Artem danced a Samba to the song “Mas que Nada”—SĂ©rgio Mendes feat. The Black Eyed Peas
Calvin & Lindsay danced a Argentine tango to the song “Hotel California”—Eagles
Laurie & Val danced a Salsa to the song “Light It Up”—Major Lazer feat. Nyla & Fuse ODG

DWTS Season 23 Week 7 Music:
Laurie & Val danced a Quickstep to the song “One Fine Day”—The Chiffons
Ryan & Cheryl danced a Rumba to the song “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”—Aerosmith
Marilu & Derek danced a Charleston to the song “Never Forget You”—Postmodern Jukebox feat. Addie Hamilton
Calvin & Lindsay danced a Jive to the song “Good Golly, Miss Molly”—Little Richard
Maureen & Artem danced a Tango to the song “You Give Love a Bad Name”—Bon Jovi
Terra & Sasha danced a Foxtrot to the song “Cheek to Cheek”—Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Jana & Gleb danced a Samba to the song “Get Down Tonight”—KC and the Sunshine Band
James & Sharna danced a Jitterbug to the song “In the Mood”—Glenn Miller to the song
Team Past danced a Freestyle to the song “The Skye Boat Song”—Raya Yarbrough
Team Future danced a Freestyle to the song “Embrace”—Armin van Buuren feat. Eric Vloeimans

October 24, 2016 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Season 23 Week 1-5 Music

I use to list all the music. Then, we were getting all the music before the show. Now we’re not. So, I’m back to posting the music since some people have been asking for it. I hope you enjoy the list. Be sure to check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season. Here we go:

DWTS Season 23 Week 1 Music:
Marilu & Derek danced a Jive to the song “Can’t Stop Dancin'”—Captain & Tennille
James & Sharna danced a Foxtrot to the song “Live Life”—Zayde Wølf
Calvin & Lindsay danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “That’s What I Like”—Flo Rida feat. Fitz
Maureen & Artem danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”—Mary J. Blige
Babyface & Allison danced a Foxtrot to the song “‘Deed I Do”—Ray Charles
Amber & Maks danced a Foxtrot to the song “Here”—Alessia Cara
Vanilla Ice & Witney danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Ice Ice Baby”—Vanilla Ice
Jana & Gleb danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Dangerous Woman”—Ariana Grande
Jake & Jenna danced a Jive to the song “Kiss You”—One Direction
Rick & Emma danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “God Blessed Texas”—Little Texas
Terra & Sasha danced a Jive to the song “Stuff Like That There”—Betty Hutton
Ryan & Cheryl danced a Foxtrot to the song “Call Me Irresponsible”—Michael BublĂ©
Laurie & Val danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “American Girl”—Bonnie McKee

DWTS Season 23 Week 2 Music:
Maureen & Artem danced a Quickstep to the song “The Brady Bunch”—Peppermint Trolley Company
Jana & Gleb danced a Tango to the song “I Don’t Want to Be”—Gavin DeGraw
Rick & Emma danced a Quickstep to the song “Green Acres Theme”—Vic Mizzy
Calvin & Lindsay danced a Foxtrot to the song “As Days Go By”—Jesse Frederick
Amber & Maks danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Game of Thrones Theme”—Ramin Djawadi
Jake & Jenna danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Go, Diego, Go! Theme”
Vanilla Ice & Witney danced a Foxtrot to the song “Love and Marriage”—Frank Sinatra
Terra & Sasha danced a Quickstep to the song “Bewitched Theme”—Howard Greenfield & Jack Keller
Babyface & Allison danced an Argentine tango to the song “The X-Files”—Mark Snow
Laurie & Val danced a Jive to the song “DuckTales”—Mark Mueller
James & Sharna danced a Paso doble to the song “The Walking Dead Theme”—Bear McCreary
Marilu & Derek danced a Foxtrot to the song “Angela”—Bob James
Ryan & Cheryl danced a Quickstep to the song “The Muppet Show Theme”—Jim Henson & Sam Pottle

DWTS Season 23 Week 3 Music:
Babyface & Allison danced a Jive to the song “Great Gosh A’Mighty”—Little Richard
Jana & Gleb danced a Jive to the song “Too Many Fish in the Sea”—Bette Midler
Rick & Emma danced a Paso doble to the song “Tamacun”—Rodrigo y Gabriela
Vanilla Ice & Witney danced a Paso doble to the song “Save Tonight”—Zayde Wølf
James & Sharna danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Big Trouble”—Outasight
Ryan & Cheryl danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “If It Ain’t Love”—Jason Derulo
Terra & Sasha danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Iris”—Goo Goo Dolls
Calvin & Lindsay danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Woman’s World”—BJ the Chicago Kid
Amber & Maks danced a Salsa to the song “Booty”—Jennifer Lopez feat. Iggy Azalea
Maureen & Artem danced a Salsa to the song “Tres Deseos”—Gloria Estefan
Laurie & Val danced a Tango to the song “Into the Sunset”—Crystal Lake feat. Kifi
Marilu & Derek danced a Tango to the song “Battle Cry”—Imagine Dragons

DWTS Season 23 Week 4 Music:
Calvin & Lindsay danced a Charleston to the song “Bella Donna Twist”—RaphaĂ«l Beau
Maureen & Artem danced an Argentine tango to the song “High Bar”—BenoĂ®t Jutras
Jana & Gleb danced a Foxtrot to the song “Here Comes the Sun”—The Beatles
Marilu & Derek danced a Paso doble to the song “Battlefield”—RenĂ© DupĂ©rĂ©
Amber & Maks danced an Argentine tango to the song “Tickle Tango”—Simon Carpentier
Ryan & Cheryl danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Jeux d’Eau”—BenoĂ®t Jutras
Babyface & Allison danced a Tango to the song “Come Together”—The Beatles
Terra & Sasha danced a Samba to the song “Simcha”—BenoĂ®t Jutras
Laurie & Val danced a Jazz to the song “The Way You Make Me Feel”—Michael Jackson
Vanilla Ice & Witney danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “La Nouba”—BenoĂ®t Jutras
James & Sharna danced a Quickstep to the song “The Hollywood Wiz”—Guy Dubuc & Marc Lessard

DWTS Season 23 Week 5 Music:
Maureen & Artem danced a Foxtrot to the song “From the Ground Up”—Dan + Shay
Calvin & Lindsay danced a Jazz to the song “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”—Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Jana & Gleb danced a Contemporary to the song “In My Daughter’s Eyes”—Martina McBride
Ryan & Cheryl danced a Contemporary to the song “A Song for You”—Leon Russell
Laurie & Val danced a Paso doble to the song “Rise”—Katy Perry
Marilu & Derek danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Surprise Yourself”—Jack Garratt
Amber & Maks danced a Samba to the song “Woman Up”—Meghan Trainor
James & Sharna danced a Tango to the song “The Right Time”—Yves V feat. Mike James
Terra & Sasha danced a Contemporary to the song “Stand by Me”—Florence + The Machine

October 10, 2016 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Mark Ballas Talks On The Challenges Of Doing Dancing With The Stars Season 21 And His Christmas Plans (Cute Instagrams)

OK! Magazine interviewed Mark Ballas on this past season of Dancing With The Stars. He talked of the challenges doing the show. He also knew Bindi Irwin would win all along for how lovely she was and she was also a great dancer. He loved working with her and Derek for the Trio dance. More at OK! Magazine including Mark’s plans for Christmas. Below are a couple of new instagrams Mark posted recently. So cute…

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December 9, 2015 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Alek Skarlatos In People Magazine’s “Best Of 2015” Issue

Be sure to pick up People Magazine’s Best of 2015 Issue. Train Hero and Dancing With The Stars Season 21’s third place winner Alek Skarlatos has been named as one of the most intriguing and rightfully so. Don’t forget you’ll also be able to see Alek on the Dancing With The Stars Live “Dance All Night” tour as he is a “Special Guest”.


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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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

New Interview: Catching Up With DWTS Derek Hough And Bindi Irwin In Australia

Derek Hough and Bindi Irwin were reunited in Australia this week. Entertainment Tonight caught up with them at the Australia Zoo where Bindi works. She talks of what she misses most about doing Dancing With The Stars (aww moment. so cute!). Derek talks a little on Australia and the zoo. He’s also asked if he’s coming back to Dancing With The Stars next season.. Below is more with them. Don’t miss seeing Pure Derek Hough for even more updates. There have been A LOT of them today including photos that melt the heart big time.

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December 8, 2015 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Were Lindsay Arnold’s Goals Met On Dancing With The Stars Season 21?

This is a cute interview with The Pink Snob. Lindsay Arnold chats with them about Alek Skarlatos, if her goals were met on Dancing With The Stars Season 21 and more. I have so much respect for this girl. So many of you have remarked in comments that she’s one of the best teachers and choreographers on this show and I couldn’t agree more.

You made it to the finals!!! What went through your mind at finale?

Lindsay: Making it to the finale was so rewarding for me as a dancer. I have watched DWTS since season one and I remember always wishing and hoping that could be me someday and having that dream come true was honestly so surreal. All night I was overwhelmed with so many feelings but the one I felt the most was, grateful. I am so grateful for the opportunity I had this season to be paired with Alek and to make a lifelong dream and goal become a reality.

Would you say that your goals for the recent were met?

Lindsay: I can definitely say that my goals for this past season were met. If you asked me day one of rehearsals with Alek if I thought we were going to make the finale my answer would be a no haha! With that being said it didn’t mean I wasn’t going to do everything I could to make it happen. My goal this past season was honestly just to take it one week at a time and to make Aleks experience on the show something he will remember forever. I feel like we both had an amazing season together and learned a lot from each other.

To read the whole interview, see The Pink Snob.

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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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Sharna Burgess Talks On The New Dancing With The Stars Live Tour – Video

Sharna Burgess talks about rehearsing for the new Dancing With The Stars live Tour at MSN. She says the show is completely different from anything they’ve done so far. What’s more, they are jumping out of the box. She’s really looking forward to meeting fans too. See her at MSN. For tickets, see this link. Bring it on, Sharna!

December 7, 2015 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.