This is a great cause, with some great people supporting it! Dancers Against Cancer is:
…a non-profit organization which provides financial support to dance educators, dancers and parents impacted by cancer, the entertainers filmed a PSA with dancers Ruby Kaufman, Chloe Frank and Ahna Rasmussen, and are using their star power to raise awareness leading up to the charity’s Industry Dance Awards in August.
I was really hoping TMZ got it wrong – but now that some of the major news outlets are picking up the story, I guess I have to confront the fact that one of my idols is gone. One of only two artists in this world whose music has brought me to tears – several years ago, I remember standing at a stadium in Louisville, watching in awe as the “Purple One” himself belted out a heart-rending live version of “Purple Rain”…and I bawled my eyes out.
Prince was infamous for being very protective of his music copyrights, which meant that we were seldom treated to one of his songs being used on DWTS. But the 3 occasions that we were, boy – did it thrill me. To this day, Nicole’s season 10 cha-cha to “Kiss” is still my favorite cha-cha we’ve ever seen, and probably one of my top 10 favorite dances of all-time on DWTS. Let us relive it…
Prince had given special permission for Nicole (and only Nicole!) to use that song, and in the same week, he also gave approval for Erin to dance a paso to “You’ve Got the Look”:
And we were treated to a cha-cha to “Trust” from the Batman soundtrack in season 19:
Rest in peace, Prince. Enjoy driving that Little Red Corvette in the sky… 🙁
I’ll take this as confirmation. I had my doubts when Candace was talking like she was going to be on the show, but this kinda settles it for me. We first reported on her wanting to dance back in Season *12*, if you can believe it! Back then she wanted to dance with either Derek or Maks. Latest report from us was just a few weeks ago. DWTSGossip found this little tidbit first. Guess we know who Val’s dancing with. Our article from Season 12 indicated that she’s been dancing since she was three.
ETA: Need to read my own notes better. As I said back then, she’s a ringer if she continued dance lessons into adulthood. Dancing as a child isn’t enough to get the ringer tag. But dancing with Val may be telling enough. 🙂
GMA did a live stream tonight with Tony and Melissa talking to all the finalists. This is where we are getting tiny little glimpses of what their judges redo dances might be. So far, Bindi MIGHT have quickstep and Carlos MIGHT have foxtrot. Lindsay apparently straight up said they were doing Waltz.
Tony picks Bindi and all I hear is Peta blasting NICK IS REALLY GOOD. LOL…at least Tony has no bias in this one. 🙂
First up is Alek and Lindsay, followed by Bindi and Derek and the rest. Lindsay talks alot about the dances and their freestyle. Sounds like it’s going to be lift heavy, which is his strong suit but which may backfire.
Well, they *sorta* make it sound like they will eliminate someone on Monday, but I don’t believe them. Listen to how it’s all worded. And of course they are still beating the Tamar horse. :::rolls eyes::: The thing you have to remember is that they could be referring to the finale *night* which would be Tuesday, not Monday.
The Daily Mail has a few cute photos of Bindi and her boyfriend Chandler, apparently from yesterday. They also have this video from Today in Australia. Confession time – there are times when I don’t see every video that Vogue posts because of my traveling plus my share of the website duties. So, it’s entirely possible that she posted this before and I missed it. And, in addition to all that, my memory sucks at times. 🙂
You heard it here – Carlos and Witney don’t think Alexa will be back and they believe they will be given a third dance to do on this coming Monday night. I guess that’s better than filling with mindless drama fluff…but damn.