I know that we’re all ready to start Season 24, but can we all just take a couple moments and send some thoughts or prayers toward Terra? She was recently on Access Hollywood Live (video below), and revealed just how much she was hurting throughout last season. I was actually crying, and it’s the first time that I can remember Kit going over and hugging the person she was interviewing. And a BIG THANK YOU to Sasha, who is always his wonderful self, for being there for her throughout the whole season, and the times since their season ended that he’s been there for her.
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
Last night, Derek Hough won a 2017 World Of Dance Award for his choreography in the “Kairos” performance on Dancing With The Stars last season. Below are some photos of him on the Red Carpet. For more coverage, see PureDerekHough.com. Let’s hope he wins an Emmy Award next for this performance. Well done, Derek!
In reflecting back on 2016, what were your Top 5 Dancing On Dancing With The Stars? This can be from the couples or Pro Performances. You can also name some Honorable Mentions if you like if you can’t stop at 5. Let us know in comments.
Here are mine in this order:
1. Derek Hough’s “Kairos” pro performance. So creative and just HOT….
2. Sharna and James’ Freestyle. Just stunningly beautiful….
3. Peta Murgatroyd and Nyle DiMarco’s Freestyle. Breathtaking and so emotional…
4. Paige Van Zant and Mark Ballas Paso Doble. So powerful and creative….
5. Calvin Johnson and Lindsay Arnold’s Freestyle. They threw everything in it, but, the kitchen sink…
Gleb Savchenko and Jana Kramer’s “Get Down Tonight” Samba. I could have picked several of their dances, but, this was so fun and I loved Gleb’s hair. Please TPTB, make Gleb a permanent pro on this show. Last season, we only saw of glimpse of what this guy can do with his partners….
Sasha Farber and Emma Slater’s Engagement dance. So beautiful. Thanks to Cari for this reminder…
Now it’s your turn. We look so forward to reading your choices in comments….
Below is a beautiful new promo for the new Dancing With the Stars “We Came To Dance” Live Tour which premieres TONIGHT in Reno, Nevada. Have you purchased tickets yet? If not, see THIS LINK. I saw the last tour and LOVED it. I highly recommend it!
— DWTS: Live Tour! (@DWTSLiveTour) December 16, 2016
WNYpapers.com interviewed Emma Slater about new Dancing With The Stars Live Tour which begins tomorrow night. Below she talks of how thankful she is for the opportunity to dance and tour…and how cool it is to actually see their audience.
If you think about where this sport of dance was when you started, to have people come out to see you perform this dance – they’re not coming out to see you play a guitar or sing a song; they’re coming out to see you because you’re doing this dance that was not this popular 10 or 20 years ago – how do you wrap your brain around that – to see how far it’s come?
Emma Slater: That, to me, it will never cease to amaze me. It’s always going to be overwhelming when we step on stage, in particular. The TV show is different, because you can’t see your audience physically. You can feel them, if they’re physically there in the ballroom, and you can feel them online, but that’s where it’s always amazing to me. Because we actually get to see people fill auditoriums. And it’s just mind-blowing to see how such a little thing to be, my passion for dancing, has turned into a journey where I can be on stage and there can be lots of people coming to see the show, to see you dance – like you said.
I think that’s amazing. It will never be anything other than overwhelming, and I’m always going to be so grateful for that.
I never expected my life to turn out that way – that I would be given that opportunity. And we love going on tour, because we get to actually see our audience, and it’s great.
She’s so cool. More at WNYpapers.com including talk on her engagement and lots more. Great interview.
Entertainment Tonight’s Cameron Mathison went into rehearsals for the new Dancing With The Stars Live Tour. Everyone is looking good. Laurie Hernandez gives a preview of one of her costumes and more. Val Chmerkovskiy dishes on being an expectant uncle and vowing to spend more time with family. Great preview.
If you don’t know what a “meet and greet” is like at a Dancing With The Stars Live Tour, see the new promo below. Tickets HERE.
Below is a fun teaser with Laurie Hernandez and Entertainment Tonight on the new ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Live Tour. If you haven’t bought tickets yet to the new Dancing With The Stars Live Tour, SEE THIS LINK!.
A TV Heads up: Dancing With The Stars Karina Smirnoff will be on “Chopped” on the Food Network on Monday December 5th at 8:00pm ET. Thanks to Kimmie for the heads up. Awww, I miss Karina. I’d like to see her back on Dancing With The Stars.
— Madelaine Kimmie Ho (@iamKimmieHo) December 4, 2016