This is so cool. This week, One Direction’s Liam Payne visited Mark Ballas and Sadie Robertson in rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars. I hope we get to see more of this footage in their package on Monday.
Dancing With The Stars Pros Dance At At Goldie Hawn’s Inaugural ‘Love In For Kids’ Benefit – HQ Photos
Several pros from Dancing With The Stars performed at Goldie Hawn’s Inaugural ‘Love In For Kids’ Benefit last night…Derek Hough, Sharna Burgess, Sasha Farer, Lindsay Arnold, Keo Motsepe, Jenna Johnson, and Emma Slater to name a few. You can see loads of pictures at Getty Images. Below are just a few. If you’d like to see more pics and some video, see this post at Pure Derek Hough. What a night and HAPPY 69th birthday to Goldie Hawn!!!
Some crazy stuff going on this week. Janel and Sadie have Samba while Alfonso and Bethany have Jive. They added 30 seconds to EACH of the jives so Beth and Alfonso have to do additional choreo. Sound fair?? HELL no. Supposedly it was because they were so short the first time.
If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you’ll see a photo from someone at rehearsals saying that Alfonso has a slow motion tap sequence. Wonder where he got that idea from. Derek should be flattered with all the borrowing going on. Also note that Alfonso is the first person to reuse a freestyle song – Katherine first used it in season 14.
A super mario brothers freestyle?? Gotta be Mark and Sadie. That said, we’re not sure if Revolution is Beth’s or Sadie’s song. Only somewhat sure. The whole Super Mario thing has got to be Mark, based on what Derek said.
ETA: Sources claim this is the dance order. Keep in mind there is still time for them to change it – either to spite us, or if something happens during dress.
Bethany and Derek – Dancing 1st
Jive (Song: “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift )
Freestyle (Song: “Revolution” by Diplo )
Sadie and Mark – Dancing 2nd
Samba (Song: “Hunter” by Pharrell Williams )
Freestyle (Song: Theme from Super Mario Brothers )
Janel and Val – Dancing 3rd
Samba (Song: “La Vida Es Un Carnaval” by Celia Cruz )
Freestyle (Song: “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by Sleeping At Last )
Alfonso and Witney – Dancing 4th
Jive (Song: “3-6-9″ by Cupid feat. B.o.B )
Freestyle (Song: “Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)” by Benny Goodman )
Dance party time coming soon!
Here are some other extras too from DWTS All Access;
Just a few Dancing With The Stars TV Heads Up:
-As we reported to you previously, be sure to watch the American Music Awards on Sunday night. Dancing With The Stars Judge Julianne Hough will be presenting an award. Also “Move Live On Tour”‘s Nika Kljun is dancing….though not sure in what performance(s)?
-Julianne Hough will also be guesting on the Queen Latifah Show on Monday.
-Lastly, Melissa Rycroft is taking viewers inside the final rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars on Monday on Good Morning America. Candace Cameron Bure will weigh in on Monday night’s dances on Tuesday’s show. Then on Wednesday, Good Morning America will hold a party for the final contestants as they have in previous weeks.
ETA: The finalists will also be on The View on Wednesday.
Derek has written his new blog at TV Guide. He gives some teasers on he and Bethany’s Freestyle. Note that their “jive” is the “Judges Choice” dance.
With the freestyle, I feel like I’ve covered a lot of bases before and it’s like what’s next? It’s a sense of trying not to do something over and over again. I did the stripped-down contemporary with Kellie already. I’ve done the upbeat stuff. You can go with heart or a fun, lighthearted dance or something completely serious. With Bethany, I’m trying to figure out what the right thing for her is. What are her strengths and what’s going to make her shine? So I’ve settled on telling her story. It starts off slowly and lyrically with beautiful shapes and beautiful lines. There will be other dancers as the dance builds to show her Motavators behind her. It signifies her life and strength. She’s created her own brand and her own career — her own everything, really. When I look back at the season, I look back at the moments that showcase how tough and fierce she is, like the Argentine tango and paso doble. It’s strong and it’s a big song, like Inception. It’ll be like Hans Zimmer is there!
The judges picked the jive, which was our first dance, for us to redo. We’re adding 30 seconds and tweaking some things. I’m glad they picked something from early in the season because you can definitely see the growth in Bethany. We feel good so far. We’ll have a fusion dance on Tuesday, but none of us know what’s going on with that yet.
Here ya go. Read carefully. From Broadway World via Abc:
Episode 1911 & 1911A” – After ten weeks of competitive dancing spanning a variety of styles from the Cha Cha to the Quickstep to the Viennese Waltz and more, Alfonso Ribeiro & Witney Carson, Bethany Mota & Derek Hough, Janel Parrish & Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Sadie Robertson & Mark Ballas remain in the competition, but only one couple will be crowned “Dancing with The Stars” Season 19 champion. Will the injured frontrunner Alfonso Ribeiro break the two-and-a-half-year reign of women winning the Mirrorball? Or will Bethany Mota and record five-time winner Derek Hough bring home the trophy? With the four couples all receiving perfect scores from the judges this season, it is anyone’s game. In the two-part finale, all will have one last opportunity to impress the judges and viewers beginning on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) and concluding with the Season Finale, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
On MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), the four remaining couples will compete in two exciting rounds of dance. In the first round, each couple will take on the “Judges Pick” and perform a dance they previously performed this season that the judges have selected. In the second round, the couples take on the biggest competitive dance of the season, a Freestyle routine featuring special effects, additional dancers and unexpected surprises. The night continues by celebrating the new, contemporary spin on the classic show “Annie,” coming to movie theaters December 19th. “Annie” stars Oscar®-winner Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne, and the youngest performer to ever be nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award®, Quvenzhané Wallis, as Annie. Talented young dancers will join Wallis to perform a dance to “It’s The Hard-Knock Life,” choreographed by Mandy Moore. Then, at the end of night, one couple will be eliminated based on the previous weeks’ viewer votes combined with the judges’ scores from the previous Monday night.
The Season Finale on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 kicks off with “Dancing with the Stars: Road to the Finals” (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET). This one-hour special chronicles the journey of the three remaining couples revealing never-before-seen moments, director’s cut-style commentary on their past dances and the judges give their expert opinions on what to expect in the two-hour grand finale. The night continues with the Season Finale on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET). The show is packed with exciting surprises and kicks off with a high-energy all cast performance featuring a reunion of all 13 of this season’s couples, the judges and hosts. Then, as decided on by a Twitter vote, one of the four finalists will perform their Freestyle dance as an encore. Pop superstar MEGHAN TRAINOR will perform a medley of her catchy hit single “All About That Bass” and newest release “Lips Are Moving.” Additionally, viewers will be treated to encore performances by Randy Couture and Karina Smirnoff to “The Way You Look Tonight,” Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani to “Material Girl,” Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker featuring tWitch to “Back In Time,” Antonio Sabato Jr. and Cheryl Burke to “Tonight (I’m Loving You),” Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater to “Born to be Wild,” Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev to “Maneater,” and Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd to “Drop It Like It’s Hot.” Additionally, the finale will feature musical performances by NICK JONAS, singing his hit single “Jealous,” and Grammy®-winning artist JENNIFER HUDSON and GORGON CITY, performing “Go All Night.” Then, with less than 24 hours to prepare, the three remaining couples will Fuse two contrasting dance styles that they’ve performed this season into a new routine they’ll perform for judges’ points. At the end of the night, the public vote from Monday night will be combined with the judges’ scores from both nights to crown the Season 19 Champion.
More at Broadway World via Abc.
What a fun interview with Dancing With The Stars judge Len Goodman. Thanks to @DWTSgossip for the find….