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PureDWTS Season 22 Semi-Finals Interviews, Recaps, Scores, Finale Teasers, And More

My! What a semi-finals on Dancing With The Stars! I was pleased with all of the dancing. They all really stepped it up. Though in my opinion, Wanya & Lindsay, Mark & Paige, And Nyle & Peta were especially in a world of their own. I wish these were the Top Three finalists. I would have taken Antonio & Sharna over Ginger & Val as well. Oh well….I am just thankful for both Wanya and Antonio (yes, this guy too!). Faults and all, both of them were so full of muscle, power, and presence every week. I will never forget either one of them and their complete journeys. I loved Wanya’s determination, heart, and soul. I loved Antonio’s “Cancer the Crab” eyes and that unforgettable sparkling smile. I also loved the way Antonio fought back when everyone thought he didn’t care. Many had written him off (including me at times), but, he put forth some entertaining dances regardless and with so much beauty, romance, and passion in his dancing. What’s more, he ended up loving the process and the show (be sure to listen to him in the interviews below).

Ok, enough from me on the eliminations, let’s review the scores from ABC….

Wanya Morris & Lindsay Arnold w/Witney Carson (Trio Dance – Paso): 10-10-10 for a Total of 30. For their solo routine, Wanya and Lindsay did the Charleston: 10-10-10 for Total of 30. GRAND TOTAL: 60! (eliminated)

Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas w/Alan Bersten (Trio Dance – Samba): 10-10-10 for a Total of 30. For their solo routine, Paige and Mark did the Argentine Tango: 10-9-10 for a Total of 29. GRAND TOTAL: 59!

Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd w/Jenna Johnson (Trio Dance – Jive): 9-9-9 for a Total of 27. For their solo routine, Nyle and Peta did the Argentine Tango: 10-10-10 for a Total of 30. GRAND TOTAL: 57!

Ginger Zee & Valentin Chmerkovskiy w/Artem Chigvintsev (Trio Dance – Paso): 9-9-9 for a Total of 27. For their solo routine, Ginger and Val did the Quickstep: 9-10-10 for a Total of 29. GRAND TOTAL: 56!

Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess w/Hayley Erbert (Trio Dance – Argentine Tango): 9-9-9 for a Total of 27. For their solo routine, Antonio and Sharna did a Contemporary routine: 9-9-10 for a Total of 28. GRAND TOTAL: 55! (eliminated)

Now onto some media. First, see Glamour for some interviews and backstage goodies including the video below. Lots of good stuff, though note how Val says he will have the best Freestyle next week. Really? ok. Note also that there is NO ELIMINATION next Monday night….

Speaking of next week, usually there’s an elimination on the Monday of finale week, but not this time. “Yeah, no elimination,” revealed Peta. If that’s the case, then all three contestants will battle it out for the Mirrorball trophy on Tuesday night.

ABC7 has a recap and some interviews in the video below. They also have some beautiful photos at this link.

See WTAE here and here for coverage on Antonio.

People has some recaps as well. Be watching this link as they may post more.

Below are some Access Hollywood interviews. I love how Antonio said he “grew” as a person with Sharna….

Nyle gives a few hints on he and Peta’s freestyle for next week…

Below is some coverage from ET and a few interviews. I think Alan Bersten and Paige VanZant are so cute as a couple. I have to admit, I love seeing this other side of Alan:

E news has new interviews with all the couples at this link. Note that after the show and their interviews, the finalists went straight to rehearsals.

Stormy has DWTS ALL Access coverage in case you missed all the behind the scenes interviews.

Ok, that is all for now. Stay tuned and keep checking back for more! 😉 ~ Vogue xxx

ETA: From Fox411….

Later in the show, things turned serious as VanZant revealed how she was bullied as a youth. VanZant, whose mom was a dance teacher, was harassed and verbally abused in school after becoming a cheerleader.

She told the cameras she “almost gave up on life” before her family moved from Oregon to Reno and she learned martial arts.

“I feel it was an important moment for myself because I’ve never opened up about it,” VanZant told reporters about her youthful torment. “I’ve never told anybody what happened to me [before] … hopefully some people connect with my story.”

The fighter added, “I did not expect to make it to the finals. I was very nervous. Everybody was amazing.”

DiMarco and partner Peta Murgatroyd continued to wow fans with their routines, which included an Argentine tango that he performed partially blindfolded on Monday.

“It was definitely an adrenalin rush because I couldn’t see, I can’t hear, so that’s just three senses that I have left and it’s all about holding onto Peta for dear life,” DiMarco told Fox411. “Her movement is telling me what my next move is so I move with her flow.”

DiMarco, who scored 57 points, said of making the finals, “I’m feeling honored, inspired, and relieved. The very first week I questioned myself, would the deaf guy make it that far against hearing people who can hear the music? And I think we deserved it, we’ve worked hard, we’ve pushed ourselves every week.”

ETA2: Below is an Extra interview with Sharna and Antonoio..

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

Private Members Area – DWTS Season 22 Week 9 Discussion

It’s time for the Dancing with the Stars Season 22 week 9 and you know what that means. Time to enjoy some friendly, educated banter with the Pure DWTS Insiders. 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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Better known as Charlie.

Watch Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Week 9 “DWTS All Access”: Behind The Scenes, Interviews, And More

Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Week 9 “Dancing All Access” is about to begin! You can watch all the “behind the scenes” coverage and interviews LIVE in the video below.

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

Dancing With The Stars Season 22 “Semi-Finals” – Watch The Dances (Videos)

It’s Dancing With The Stars Season 22 “Semi-Finals! You can watch the first dances below in a few moments!! Stay tuned and keep checking back!

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

Dancing with the Stars Season 22, Week 9 – Live Blog!! (Spoilers)

Welp, I hope you all voted a LOT. I’m afraid tonight is going to turn the finale into one of the worst ever on the show. Losing the work of either Mark or Lindsay would be a damn shame, and their partners are awesome too. I think I will watch the entire show with my fingers crossed that we don’t get an Argentine Tango in the guise of a freestyle next week.

Bindi is the cohost on All Access for anyone interested. An appearance by her hot blond partner would definitely salvage this show for me right now. 🙂

Where’s my wine??

It would lead me to drink less if you all would remember to NOT constantly hit refresh while the show is airing in the east, and make sure you have more than a one liner for a comment.

Wait. Tonight’s the first time that the semifinal votes have counted for the winner? Yeah…I think I know why that is. People better VOTE.

Despite Hip Hip Chin Chin being horribly overused on this show, Mark found a different way and dang, Paige didn’t miss a step. Perfect. Read more..

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I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Rehearsal Interview With Nyle DiMarco And Peta Murgatroyd For The DWTS Semi-Finals

Nyle DiMarco reveals how he is able to move to the beat without being able to hear it in rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars with Peta Murgatroyd. They also give a sneak peek into tonight’s dance. #MustListen Go for it, Nyle and Peta. 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

25 Things You Don’t Know About Dancing With The Stars Lindsay Arnold

While waiting for Dancing With The Stars to begin, check out US Weekly for 25 things you don’t know about her including getting stopped for speeding 6 times. lol Here’s more on her husband, her schooling, and more.

17. I met my husband when we were both 14 years old, we went to our high school prom together and have been together ever since.

18. I jumped the gun on our first kiss and practically head butted my husband because I was so nervous.

19. I strongly dislike tomatoes and mushrooms.

20. I graduated high school with honors and had a full ride academic scholarship with plans to become a physical therapist, before I made it on So You Think You Can Dance [in 2012, season 9] and everything changed.

She’s so cute! *prays she and Wanya make it the finals tonight!

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

Dancing With The Stars Edyta Sliwinska Talks With The Couples Before The Semi Finals

Dancing With The Stars Edyta Sliwinska ‏talked with the couples last week after the show. Listen below as they tell her how they are feeling about the semi-finals. It’s going to be so hard to watch a double elimination tonight. 🙁

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

Derek Hough Dances To Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop This Feeling”

Derek Hough posted this cool video with himself dancing to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop This Feeling”. Man, do I ever miss this magical art form in more ways than one on Dancing With The Stars. Enjoy and don’t miss visiting Pure Derek Hough when you can for all the latest on Derek including his birthday celebrations over the weekend.

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

Kym Johnson Reviews The Dancing With The Stars Semi Finalists

Below is Kym Johnson on Good Morning America today. She reviews the Semi-Finalists for Dancing With The Stars and gives hints on their dances tonight. What a tight competition this is. It really is anyone’s ballgame tonight.

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