The Dancing With The Stars Finalists visited the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles a few days ago. This will bring a tear to your eye. If you’d like to donate to help these little angels, go here.
James Hinchcliffe has a special message for fans (so sweet!). Also, Dave Furst interviewed him on his dances. Thanks to Abby for her help all season with goodies on James. Here’s to tonight!
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Terra Jole has written a last Dancing With The Stars blog to the one and only Sasha Farber. She’s so thankful for him and she hopes she proved something by doing the show. I think she did just that. What do you think? From People….
When you’re a week away from the finale, the last thing that you want to do is go home. I wanted to prove something to everyone that being different was a good thing! I wanted to prove the same to myself. Never did I realize I had these insecurities before joining Dancing with the Stars. I feel like we were able to showcase that being different was a great thing through dance.
The only part that hurts my heart was that I wasn’t able to learn every dance that you could have to do on DWTS and to say Sasha and I made the finals. But I’m still super proud of this journey and wouldn’t have done anything differently. I don’t think anyone saw us getting this far.
To Sasha: There will never be another experience like this for me, so thank you. You are the main reason I was able to persevere and grow as a dancer. Every time I felt like giving up, you were there to guide me to keep going. I had the best pro on Dancing with the Stars and your next partner is going to be super lucky to embark on the dance journey with you. We became brother and sister, and I’m looking forward to a lifelong friendship. Always rooting for you! Love ya!
People keep asking me “What’s next?” Well, taking care of me is most important. Since being eliminated last Monday, I found out I had three hernias and I’ve ripped the center of my abdominal wall, which is putting me in surgery early December.
More at People.
Jana Kramer has written her last blog for Dancing With The Stars at People. She’s feeling a little weird as she goes into the Finals tonight and feels everyone is a winner. She also gives us hints for what’s to come. It sounds like Gleb is dancing even though he is still not feeling the best. More below and at the link.
It’s weird to realize that no one is really going home anymore. It’s just the end. This sounds so cheesy, but I feel like making it to the finals, we’ve all won. The only thing that separates us is one person will get the Mirrorball Trophy.
That said, we want that trophy and we’ve been working hard for it. Between rehearsals and interviews and everything, it’s been a crazy week and Gleb is feeling the pressure. I’ve never seen him this stressed before. He’s having to choreograph two very difficult routines and a lot is on his shoulders.
On top of all that, he’s really sick with the flu. He’s literally falling apart right now and had to reschedule rehearsals this weekend so he could rest a little more. He’s struggling.
Usually I’ll get wrapped up in the anxiety and stress of the people around me, but because I’ve worked with Gleb for so many weeks I have been staying really grounded and trying to relieve some of his stress. I don’t want this last week to be stressful. I want to enjoy it and really make the most of our last week dancing together. And to be honest, we trade off. Last week, I was so nervous and he calmed me down. Now it’s my turn to support him.
Our freestyle dance is going to be the most different because the other routines are going to be big productions with props and everything but ours won’t be like that. At first, I was a little bummed that we weren’t having all those bells and whistles but Gleb and I started this experience together and we’re going to end it together – just the two of us.
My redemption dance is the tango, and I’m really happy the judges chose that one for me. I was in extreme pain when we performed our first tango week 2, and I am so happy that they picked the dance because I love the tango and I always felt I could do it better than I did. The routine is a lot harder than the tango we did in week 2, and I feel really good about it. It feels great to see how much I’ve grown.
I’m also singing “Circles” on the finale Tuesday. “Circles” really is about piecing together a lot of broken parts and DWTS has been a large part of my ability to piece myself together, so I feel like everything is coming, well, full circle.
Oh, this is so fun. Below you can see Helio Castroneves having a dance off with James Hinchcliffe! Hilarious!
We’re only hours away from the Finals of Dancing With The Stars Season 23! Below is a new promo, some photos, and last minute thoughts from the couples. Wanya Morris also sent a message to Calvin Johnson. So cool! Here’s to tonight and best wishes to Everyone!
— Al Kahn (@idolxfactor1) November 21, 2016
— #TEAMLINDSATRON (@LindsayAFans) November 20, 2016
@hinchtown they say a picture speaks a thousand words, and this one for me says it all. It might be the best description of our journey and our friendship. I have laughed out loud every day since we met, I've cried with tears of laughter, fallen over with fits of laughter, and laughed our way through every adversity. To say the least this season has been unforgettable. I'm proud we made it here but also sad it's nearly over. Let's have a blast tomorrow babe, no matter what happens let's enjoy every moment and laugh like we always do. ❤️#teamstopandgo
This girl has done so much to make it to finals, you've been an amazing friend, partner and just beautiful person inside out, your hard work and dedication paid off, now let's just have fun and dance like no one is watching. Thank you for everything, for believing, for trying everything and anything and always working as a team. Let's kill it tomorrow @dancingabc @kramergirl
I can't believe I have made it to the finals of @dancingabc ! Thanks to everyone that has voted for me and @glebsavchenkoofficial each week. I truly hope my story and dances have touched you, made you smile, made u cry, and inspired you. It's been an incredible journey and I could have never done it without @glebsavchenkoofficial and all of you. Let's take this all the way! #mirrorball #teamglamer
Julianne Hough was interviewed on the AMA’s Red carpet tonight. She chats on the Finals of Dancing With The Stars. She looks gorgeous as always too.
Julianne Hough attended the 3rd Annual “Airbnb Open Spotlight” last night. Here she is on the Red carpet and lovely as always.
According to People and a multitude of other sources, Dancing With The Stars Gleb Savchenko has the flu and needs to rest. Let’s wish him the best and that he can dance on Monday. From everyone at PureDWTS, GET WELL SOON, Gleb!!!
“He has the flu and has to rest up this weekend so he can hopefully dance on Monday,” a source tells PEOPLE of the Dancing with the Stars pro.
Savchenko and his season 23 partner Jana Kramer are just two nights away from possibly winning the Mirrorball Trophy but the pro is having to reschedule rehearsals this weekend so he can rest, says the source.
Kramer and Savchenko are slated to face-off against Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy, Calvin Johnson and Lindsay Arnold and James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess for two dances on Monday night. And if they are not eliminated Monday, they will have just 24 hours to learn a new dance for the season finale on Tuesday.
“Getting to the final week makes me already feel like a winner,” Kramer — who posted an Instagram Saturday of Savchenko wearing a mask in rehearsal — told reporters after last Monday’s live show. “But don’t get me wrong, I still want that Mirrorball!”
The source says Savchenko can’t imagine not performing Monday, but it will have to be a game-day decision. The pro dancer almost had to sit out of a live performance earlier in November after suffering a knee injury.
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 María (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”—Sérgio Mendes feat. Carlinhos Brown