Below is Maureen McCormick and Artem Chigvinstev on Good Morning America today. I loved how Maureen said she felt like she was floating at times when dancing with Artem. So sweet. I’m so glad she danced this season.
So, did you all notice how @DancingABC RTed this tweet by Dina Parise? She’s a former Figure Skater and Drag Racer. I’m starting to wonder if they are thinking of asking her to dance next season? We better put her on “watchout”.
— Dina Parise(@DPariseRacing) October 25, 2016
These stunning photos say it all for the night, don’t they?! Give it up to the costume department. They are outdoing themselves this season! Click on any of the photos to see more.
What outstanding dances last night! So much so, I can’t wait to watch them over again. So, let’s review the scores. I think Marilu was hugely underscored. She should be up there with Jana and Terra in my opinion.
Calvin Johnson, Jr. and Lindsay Arnold (’50s Jive): 9-9-9-9 from the judges for a total of 36.
James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess (’40s Jitterbug): 9-9-9-9 for a total of 36.
Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy (’60s Quickstep): 8-8-9-9 from the judges for a total of 34.
Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko (’70s Samba): 8-8-9-9 from the judges for a total of 34.
Terra Jole and Sasha Farber (’30s Foxtrot): 9-8-9-8 for a total of 34.
Marilu Henner and Derek Hough (’20s Charleston): 7-7-8-7 from the judges for a total of 29.
Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke (’90s Rumba): 7-7-7-7 from the judges for a total of 28.
Maureen McCormick and Artem Chigvintsev (’80s Tango): 7-7-7-7 from the judges for a total of 28.
Team Past: (James, Maureen, Calvin, Ryan): 10-9-9-10 from the judges for a total 38.
Team Future: (Laurie, Marilu, Jana, Terra): 8-9-9-9 from the judges for a total of 35.
And below is some media and interviews before and after the show….
From Fox News:
Meanwhile, Hinchcliffe, dancing jitterbug, and Johnson, performing jive, tied for first in the individual portion with both receiving 36.
Hinchcliffe’s jitterbug was a stunner as he did a 1940s military-themed dance to the famous Glenn Miller tune, “In the Mood” that had judge Bruno Tonioli praising it like an old movie scene.
But as viewers saw, his partner, Sharna Burgess, fell and suffered a knee injury on Monday before the show and she told FOX411 backstage, “I have to go for an MRI tomorrow, but as of right now I’ve sprained my MCL, so it’s overstretched. It just keeps snapping against the bone. I have to just manage the pain. James is an amazing partner getting me through that….”
Burgess, who has been on the show eight seasons, admitted, “When I fell, it was pure panic. I’ve had an ACL reconstruction on that very same knee and so I was scared to death, oh, my God, I’ve busted my knee and I’m out of this competition…within the hour, working with our [physical therapists], I realized there’s no tear, there’s no swelling…we’re going to power through.”
As for Sharna’s injury, it happened in the team dance dress rehearsal, and for the first time ever in the history of DWTS, apparently there wasn’t any footage immediately available. “The dress I was wearing for the group dance was about three inches longer than it is now, and I slipped on it when we were dancing,” explained Sharna. “My foot went sideways from my knee, and I sprained the inside ligament—the MCL. I’ve actually had an ACL reconstruction on that knee, so the fear for me with my knees is huge. I never want to go through that again. But once I knew there was no tear and it was a sprain—which is [usually treated with] pain management—[I felt more at peace].” Still, Sharna’s injury does create complications moving forward. “It won’t be business as usual. I’ll be there in rehearsals and doing just as much, but I might get Jenna [Johnson] to come in and help out. Once it’s choreographed and done, she can run it with James, and I know she’ll take care of him.”
Given the severity of Sharna’s injury, it’s remarkable she was even able to dance with James at all last night, much less with that same competitive nature. “James couldn’t go as full out as he wanted to because he was considering me and trying to properly lead me around the floor. He should get all 10’s just for being an amazing partner.”
I was traveling last week and not able to post the music. So, I’ll catch up with DWTS Season 23’s week 6 and 7 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 6 Music:
Ryan & Cheryl danced a Salsa to the song “La Negra Tiene Tumbao”—Celia Cruz
Terra & Sasha danced a Paso doble to the song “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”—Santa Esmeralda
Amber & Maks danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Bla Bla Bla Cha Cha Cha”—Petty Booka
James & Sharna danced a Rumba to the song “Need the Sun to Break”—James Bay
Marilu & Derek danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Echa pa’lante”—Thalía
Jana & Gleb danced a Argentine tango to the song “Hands to Myself”—Selena Gomez
Maureen & Artem danced a Samba to the song “Mas que Nada”—Sérgio Mendes feat. The Black Eyed Peas
Calvin & Lindsay danced a Argentine tango to the song “Hotel California”—Eagles
Laurie & Val danced a Salsa to the song “Light It Up”—Major Lazer feat. Nyla & Fuse ODG
DWTS Season 23 Week 7 Music:
Laurie & Val danced a Quickstep to the song “One Fine Day”—The Chiffons
Ryan & Cheryl danced a Rumba to the song “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”—Aerosmith
Marilu & Derek danced a Charleston to the song “Never Forget You”—Postmodern Jukebox feat. Addie Hamilton
Calvin & Lindsay danced a Jive to the song “Good Golly, Miss Molly”—Little Richard
Maureen & Artem danced a Tango to the song “You Give Love a Bad Name”—Bon Jovi
Terra & Sasha danced a Foxtrot to the song “Cheek to Cheek”—Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Jana & Gleb danced a Samba to the song “Get Down Tonight”—KC and the Sunshine Band
James & Sharna danced a Jitterbug to the song “In the Mood”—Glenn Miller to the song
Team Past danced a Freestyle to the song “The Skye Boat Song”—Raya Yarbrough
Team Future danced a Freestyle to the song “Embrace”—Armin van Buuren feat. Eric Vloeimans
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Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Week 7 is about to begin. We plan to post dance videos courtesy of @Idolxfactor1 below as the show progresses. So, stay tuned and keep checking back. 😉
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Week 7 of Dancing With The Stars Season 23 All Access is about to begin! You can watch all the “behind the scenes” coverage and interviews LIVE in the video below. You can also watch it at the Official Site here.
James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess give a preview to tonight’s Jitterbug with Dave Furst. Thanks to Abby for the heads up….
— Dave Furst (@DaveFurst) October 24, 2016
Jana Kramer has written a new blog at People. She was hoping she could get a perfect score on Dancing With The Stars. However, after she did so last week, there wasn’t much time for celebration. They had to head straight to rehearsals for their team dance. Here is more including her thoughts on her new dance with Gleb Savchenko…the Samba.
My goal going into this competition was to get a perfect score. Now that that’s checked off my list, I’m ready for the Mirrorball Trophy.
After the show, all I wanted to do was celebrate our success. But instead, we had to jump right into our team rehearsal for four hours. It’s great to be teamed up with Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy, Terra Jolé and Sasha Farber, and Marilu Henner and Derek Hough, but I am a little worried because I was only able to attend that very first rehearsal.
Gleb and I had to travel on Saturday and missed our second team rehearsal. But the rest of our team has been great. Laurie and Val sent us video of the dance and we Skyped with them to try and get it down as much as possible before camera blocking.
Gleb and I are also dancing a samba this week. I’m a little nervous just because it’s a very fast-moving dance and the last time I had a fast dance, the jive, it was kind of a disaster.
But I think it will be fun and after such a steamy dance last week, I’m looking forward to getting out there and just shaking it and having fun.
ETA: Below is a Video Diary by Jana….