These HQ photos say to all about Spring Break night, don’t they? Beautiful. For more, see Getty Images.
Robert Herjavec has blogged about his dance with partner Kym Johnson last night on Dancing With The Stars. He also writes of the team dance. here is more from Entertainment Weekly.
Kym always pushes me, so I definitely know what they mean when they say the content level is very, very high in our routines. I wouldn’t want it any other way. I’m here to learn from the best and to compete—I feel good about our performance, and I’m looking onwards and upwards to next Monday. Next week is “Decades” themed, and #TeamSharkaroo will be doing an Argentine Tango to represent the 80’s. I’m seeing scrunchies, turtlenecks and more big hair in my future!
We also had the opportunity to do a team dance this week. It was a nerve-wracking experience to have Nastia and Derek away for so much of our prep, but that’s the beauty of a team. We all pulled our own weight, supported each other and came away with an incredible routine. It was so nice to get to know the other dancers better—there isn’t a lot of downtime during a training week, and everyone’s schedules are so scattered.
More at Entertainment Weekly including Robert’s thoughts on Noah.
Fox11 talked with Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess after Dancing With The Stars last night. Noah was still upset for how they were portrayed in their package. Read on for more…
He explained to reporters, “The argument was my fault, but that wasn’t portrayed in the package the way it was edited … and … I’m not used to that and [I’m] … not the type of person that someone I care about is going to look bad when it was my fault.
“So I couldn’t get it out of my head the entire dance,” he said. “She told me backstage, ‘It’s reality TV. That’s what it is,’ but I’m like, ‘I am not set up for reality TV.’
“I’m protective of my friends. I’ve always been that way.”
Burgess, a longtime DWTS pro, noted, “He went into battle for me and went in to protect me, ‘No, it wasn’t her fault, it was mine!’ I think that is so sweet.”
Meanwhile, Galloway said, “It was a lesson learned for me. It’s like, if we’re going to argue about something, let’s not do it in front of the camera.”
The brave military man told FOX411 that he and Burgess both expressed what was bothering them during the incident and then they had “great communication skills between us and we were fine. The argument didn’t even last that long. We worked it out. We’re really close.”
Burgess said that Galloway got so obviously steamed about her being painted in a bad light that host Tom Bergeron even mentioned it on the live show.
For her part, Burgess said, “The [TV rehearsal] package didn’t rile me up at all. I’m used to that. I’ve been here for many seasons now. I know that if you have a three-minute argument in a 40-hour week of rehearsals, they’re going to use that argument because we need to see diversity [of] what couples go through.
“But it didn’t play well for Noah, he felt like it was misused.”
I don’t blame him for being upset. To read the full story, see Fox11. Thanks to Elisabeth for the find.
Stay tuned, we’ll update this post with Sharna’s new blog when it’s released.
ETA: Sharna released her new blog at Closer Weekly. Below is a take where she talks more on the same. She also writes a little on their new dance. Be sure to see the link for more including photos.
We had an intense but fantastic week, and our first fight lasted all of five minutes. What counts is how we pushed past it and moved forward. I do think it’s important for our fans to see this isn’t easy for either of us. It can sometimes be overwhelming, and we had a very human moment of frustration. We got through it easily because we understood where each other was coming from and made the necessary adjustments. We are great friends, too, and we honestly laughed about it at the end of the day!
We are more energized than ever to produce an amazing jazz number for next week’s dance! I love our song so much and have some really big ideas for choreography! I can’t wait to start working on the dance — there’s so much to do.
Let’s play a game It’s called “Who can come up with the most ridiculous, subjective, and flimsy critique for a dance that’s nearly flawless???” I’ll start!!! “Nastia, your pupils were FAR too dilated while you were doing that tango – it made me feel like you were undressing me with your eyes!” Or how ’bout this? “Derek, the pleats on your pants weren’t sharp enough – and it really detracted from the dance for me.” YOUR TURN!!! I think you guys get the point I’m trying to make – some of the critiques have gotten so out of control that the judges really seem like they’re grasping at straws to appear superior and relevant. Or they’re just trying to make sure that Nastia doesn’t get too confident, even though she is every bit as good as Rumer & Riker. Whatever, guys – I guess just keep spinning the “Wheel O’ Excuses Why We Simply Can’t Just Tell Nastia She Did Well” back in your trailers to keep things colorful…and to keep the season’s agenda on-track.
Besides Nastia, I STILL feel like Robert is getting the short end of the stick from the judges and can’t do anything right in their eyes; and then there’s Chris, who looks downright miserable all the time, barely moves, and the judges just FAWN over him. Here’s a bit of a “behind the scenes” scoop for you guys, free of charge: CHRIS DOES NOT WANT TO BE THERE. Sure, it’s totally written all over his face whenever the camera pans to him, but just confirming it for you – the dude was legit disappointed that he didn’t get sent home last week. And can you really blame him? He’s struggling hardcore each week, he’s butting heads with Witney, and I’m pretty sure he just wants to get back to the farm to have some wild hayloft sex with his Whitney. Or something like that. While I think it was Patti’s time to go either this week or next week, I still would have rather kept her over Chris – at least she was having fun, even if she wasn’t really doing a whole lot. She was still entertaining. …Read more
Let’s go straight to some media! First, if you haven’t read about Derek Hough getting injured last night after the show, see this post. Let’s be praying and wishing the best for him and a full recovery!!
And here are the scores from last night:
Riker Lynch & Allison Holker – 37
Nastia Liukin & Derek Hough – 34
Willow Shields & Mark Ballas – 34
Rumer Willis & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – 32
Chris Soules & Witney Carson – 31
Noah Galloway & Sharna Burgess – 29
Patti LaBelle & Artem Chigvintsev – 29 (Eliminated)
Robert Herjavec & Kym Johnson – 28
Also, don’t forget to VOTE for each couple’s song and dance for “America’s Choice” at this link.
Ok, onto some new interviews. Though first note that due to some technical issues, there won’t be any Afterbuzz TV interview this week. I know…sad. We will miss them.
Here is Access Hollywood with the couples:
See E Online for their chats with some of the couples.
DivaDarv has a recap. She was at the rehearsals for the Anniversary special too and is excited…. Read more..
Copied and pasted from Pure Derek Hough:
First, don’t panic, but, according to Derek and Mark ballas’ instagram accounts, Derek had to go to ER last night. Apparently, Derek hurt his leg or foot…or maybe both? Below are the instagrams. Let’s be hoping and praying Derek is ok. We’ll update this post as soon as we learn more.
ETA: Here is what Gossip Cop is reporting for when Derek got hurt…
A rep for “Dancing with the Stars” only tells Gossip Cop, “We can confirm he was injured rehearsing for the ‘DWTS’ 10th Anniversary special.” See photos below.
Keep those positive thoughts, wishes, and prayers coming, All!!
ETA2: For further updates, see this post at Pure Derek Hough.
Tonight was week 6 (Spring Break Week) of Dancing with the Stars Season 20. 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.
Dancing with the Stars season 20 week 6 is here! I know that we often spoil the songs, before the show, but we’re keeping the simple list of music up for posterity’s sake (or in case you missed it before). Be sure to check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season.
Patti & Artem danced a Quickstep to the song “Heat Wave”—Martha and the Vandellas
Nastia & Derek danced a Tango to the song “Summer”—Calvin Harris
Willow & Mark danced a Salsa to the song “Tequila”—Xavier Cugat
Robert & Kym danced a Jive to the song “Surfin’ Safari”—The Beach Boys
Noah & Sharna danced a Rumba to the song “Waves”—Mr Probz
Rumer & Val danced a Jazz to the song “Bootylicious”—Destiny’s Child
Chris & Witney danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Hopelessly Devoted to You”—Olivia Newton-John
Riker & Allison danced a Samba to the song “Want to Want Me”—Jason Derulo
Team YOLO danced to the song “Wipe Out”—The Surfaris
Team Trouble danced to the song “Trouble” —Iggy Azalea feat. Jennifer Hudson
The week of the dreaded double elimination. So two couples get to dance their little hearts out only to be voted off the island. Oh, wait.
Anyway, here’s what we know so far.
ETA: Along with the couples having their regular dances, they will also have to prepare three immunity dances for next week according to E Online’s interview with Sharna. She and Noah also have a Jazz for next week. ~Vogue
ETA2: Below are the rest of the dances in red. To read more dance and entertainment for Week 7, see the ABC Press Release.
Rumer and Val – 60’s Jive
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Theme of the week (I’m so sick of themes) – Spring Break. This has the potential to be one of the stupidest themes ever done on this show….or maybe the most brilliant. I’m leaning toward the former.
Everyone better vote tonight – the Bergeron says there is still a double elimination next week and we’re getting down to brass tacks.
The Bergeron also says there is only 0.5% difference in votes between the bottom two. Now, this is interesting phrasing, mainly because it tells you exactly nothing. Because from the way it’s phrased, it’s votes only, not taking into account the judges scores. Now, if the bottom two are Chris and Patti – so what? They only needed one vote to begin with so that 0.5% is meaningless. Conversely, if it’s Chris and Robert, then Robert is automatically screwed because a half percent difference in the votes isn’t going to catch him up to Chris, and if Chris was the one who was higher it’s all over. But still, the 0.5% in this context is meaningless. Actually, thinking about it, even if he had said 0.5% and left it at that, it would still be meaningless.
Hmmmm….a little kind to Patti I think, but not unusual.
Nastia going second?? Um. Okay. Oooooo….love those costumes. Dance was kinda weird. I like their attitude of just laughing at the judges.
Don’t believe that was a 34 dance – really, picking on content and technique when Rumer is dancing?
Willow is so cute….but she seemed very 14 in this dance. Good job though.
Someone fix Julianne’s mic – it’s driving me crazy.
Come on, Erin, she’s 14!!! She watches TV on Spring break. Tie with Nastia. Coincidence?? Very curious to see how the teams shake out…
Robert got a tiny bit hosed as well. I’m sensing a TEAMYolo Theme.
I guess this means that Team YOLO is going first in the team dance as well. The pimpage is high, young Skywalker.
Liked Noah’s dance, but a point ahead of Robert? I dunno about that.
A hell, I’m honestly kinda bored.
How does one make Bootylicious boring and kinda dark?? Val can.
Gee, Julianne, Val and Maks have been choreographing lots of walking for years now and you’re just now noticing??
Wow, if Len actually gives her the Derek score I’ll be shocked.
Oh Val shut up. Blame it on the song. That’ll help.
This is what I was talking about in the comments several days ago. Pavlov’s dog. Over praised for weeks then doing nothing much different and the hamnmer drops…and they blame the song, etc.
Oh fer god’s sake, give it a rest on Derek’s “streak” – and it ain’t a streak at this point. It’s the NORM.
Meant to add, Rumer’s 7 was uncalled for. I didn’t care for the dance, but I don’t think it was a 7.
Hell, Chris pulled out a good dance….and the package was cute too!
Riker is in it to win it!! Very good dance and I liked the Choreo too!!
Nastia must be doing well in votes, cuz as great as Riker was, he wasn’t that many points more great…um, if that made sense.
Results…Team Yolo….Nastia and Derek are SAFE
Willow and Mark are SAFE
Noah and Robert in Jeopardy
Rumer and Val are SAFE
Chris is SAFE (crap)
Patti and Riker are in jeopardy.
LOL to Noah playing the shark attack.
Serious revisionist history on their package but the dance was great!! So fun, so cute, so tight! There was not a weak link in the bunch.
First appropriate score of the night, IMO.
Who else thinks it would be more fun and less ONE NOTE if Rumer was the nerd and not the greaser?? I mean really, they’re pulling the whole team into the darkness.
If there is a perfect score with Patti and Chris on their team, this show is dead to me.
Okay, that one was also very good – Miss Patti made it for me.
I’ll actually take a tie on that one. Loved both of them. Do think that Rumer is just cementing her one notedness, but that will be her problem down the road.
Next couple safe – Noah and Sharna
Also safe Riker and Allison.
And Miss Patti is eliminated. Robert is SAFE!!