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PureDWTS Season 20, Week 2 – Power Rankings

Pleasantly surprised this  week – not only with the scoring and the judging, but with the fact that, for the 2nd week in a row, there were no “phone-ins”: every last couple came out and gave it their all, even if it didn’t quite pan out the way they planned (sorry, Chris).  Judging seemed pretty consistent and the scores seemed to match the critiques – one would think this should happen EVERY week, but it’s becoming more and more of a rarity these days…so for tonight, I am happy :-) But that could change next week…

Somewhat sad to see Redfoo & Emma go, but I’ll just leave it at this: I think staying in the competition would have potentially been quite stressful on both of them, as I think they may have forgotten to have fun a few times in rehearsal this week.  Ultimately, though, Foo went out on a pretty high note – he was definitely the most improved from last week to this week, and he did show some serious potential…although I think he probably would have struggled just to get the votes week after week, because I just don’t see too many middle-aged, conservative-leaning housewives being huge LMFAO fans 8-)

1.) Nastia & Derek – I think Rumer & Val may have gotten a bit of a gut check after watching this dance – they ain’t the only ones who want that trophy :-) This was a great, almost technically-perfect rumba – Nastia’s got the lines and the feet and the arms and the posture and the extension.  Here’s the problem I have: she seems to have a lot of walls up, and the chemistry between she & Derek was almost non-existent.  I guess the best way I could describe her facial expressions is “girl who has never been kissed and doesn’t quite know whether to close her eyes or keep them open” :-) And another observation: I think Nastia may be an unfortunate sufferer of “resting bitch face” – I think her neutral face is just so serious and calm that it may come across as a tad standoffish…and I wish I had some advice for her on that, but some people just aren’t as smiley as others.  Maybe stand in front of a mirror and practice smiling? I dunno :-P Hoping Derek can work with her on emotional connection, because the technique is there – she just needs to get a tad more vulnerable. Read more..

March 24, 2015 I Written By

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Dancing with the Stars Season 20, Week THREE – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

Okay, we’re trying something new. We’re putting this up on Tuesdays and updating as we find out information – as long as we’ll get no one in trouble, that is. :-) Note that next week is Latin Week. Below are some of the dances. Be sure to check out our Media post for new interviews.

ETA: ABC has released show information for March 30th. Listed below are the new songs for each couple. Be sure to read the link. It has some fun info on the opening number.

ETA2: Court tell us Willow and Mark have a Paso Doble!

Charlotte and Keo – Rumba (??) (“Empire” by Shakira)
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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. :-)

PureDWTS 20 Week 2 Media And Interviews With The Couples After They Dance – Videos, Photos

What a great night of dancing! I’m still shocked and saddened Redfoo and Emma were eliminated so early. :( I thought they were doing so well, but, I’m glad they went out with a bang. I’ll always remember Redfoo for the true “Showman” that he is. Thanks for dancing, Redfoo!!!

So, for starters today, let’s get the scores and placings:

Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough: 34/40
Willow Shields and Mark Ballas: 32/40
Riker Lynch and Allison Holker: 32/40
Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy: 32/40
Redfoo and Emma Slater: 31/40 (Eliminated)
Patti Labelle and Artem Chigvintsev: 28/40
Michael Sam and Peta Murgatroyd: 28/40
Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson: 28/40
Suzanne Somers and Tony Dovolani: 28/40
Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess: 27/40
Charlotte McKinney and Keo Motsepe: 26/40
Chris Soules and Witney Carson: 21/40

Below is a recap of the night with ABC7 in LA. Note how the couples are interviewed….

ABC7 also have some breathtaking photos at this link. The Daily Mail also has some cool photos and screen caps. Zimbio has some cool parking lot coverage as well.

E Online has some interviews. Be sure to see them at this link (I’d embed those but, I can’t get them to stop playing).

And here is JC Rubio with some Afterbuzz TV Interviews. He always asks some excellent questions. He does his homework. Great fan questions too…. 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.

Private Members Area – DWTS Season 20 Week 2 Discussion

Tonight was week 2 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.
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Dancing with the Stars Season 20 Week 2 Music

Dancing with the Stars season 20 week 2 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.

Chris & Witney danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Time of Our Lives” ―Pitbull & Ne-Yo
Suzanne & Tony danced a Jive to the song “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” ―Jerry Lee Lewis
Robert & Kym danced a Foxtrot to the song “You Make Me Feel So Young” —Michael Bublé
Charlotte & Keo danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “California Gurls” —Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
Michael & Peta danced a Foxtrot to the song “Working My Way Back to You” —The Spinners
Rumer & Val danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Rumour Has It” —Adele
Redfoo & Emma danced a Jive to the song “My Sharona” —The Knack
Willow & Mark danced a Argentine tango to the song “Somebody That I Used to Know” —Gotye feat. Kimbra
Noah & Sharna danced a Samba to the song “Homegrown Honey” —Darius Rucker
Nastia & Derek danced a Rumba to the song “Thinking Out Loud” —Ed Sheeran
Riker & Allison danced a Foxtrot to the song “Sugar” —Maroon 5
Patti & Artem danced a Salsa to the song “In da Club” —50 Cent

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Dancing with the Stars Season 20, Week TWO – Let’s Discuss Tonight’s Show!! (Spoilers)

So, who will go home? Who will be in jeopardy? Will there be a real bottom two?? These questions and more, answered tonight on DWTS. :-)

More importantly, who will get the judges’ scorn and who will get pimped to high heaven?? Do we even need to ask these questions or is it a foregone conclusion? ;-)

Not a great dance from Chris, but not horrendous – thing I like about Chris is that he GOES for it. He really, really tries and he wants to do it.

At least I can handle the Tony and Suzanne wardrobe this week…vastly improved routine too, although I doubt any other celebs or pros will get away with that amount of fluff in the beginning and in the end.

I love Robert and Kym, that is all. :-)

LOL to Patti and Artem walking with Michael and Chris in Shades acting as body guards.

Aw, Charlotte, I love ya girl. And much better than last week. Amen to Julianne!

I liked Michael, but I liked his dance better last week.

“People are scared of us??” Well, Rumer, maybe you should be a bit scared. And humble. So, Len wants nmore recognizable Cha Cha but gives then an 8. This sounds familiar.

Vast improvement from Redfoo, but I don’t think I care for him at all. One point below Rumer?? Maybe he’s going home….

LOL…Mark is the perfect partner for Willow. And the 14 year old just did a pretty damn good AT.

Sharna is so beautiful. The hair/eye combo is amazing….and refreshing on this show.

I think Noah’s dance was also an improvement from last week!! But let’s not get carried away, Julianne.

Okay I’m crying. Wanna bet Nastia is next. They would put her after that.

Beautiful Rumba…beautiful. LOL Tom trying to skip CAI’s drama.

Who’s scared now, Rumer?? Watch your back for Willow and Nastia, hon.

Damn, Riker – well done. I’m impressed. Another contender.

OMG….I love Patti Labelle. The woman is COOL….

WhoooHOoooo Charlotte is safe!!

Chris and Witney are safe.

Redfoo is eliminated…it was NOT a real bottom two. Tryin’ to boost Suzanne’s votes a bit maybe….

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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. :-)

Kym Johnson And Robert Herjavec Dancing With The Stars Week 2 Rehearsal Interview

E Online went into Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec’s rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars. They show a little of them dancing. They also ask them on the dating rumors. Kym says they are too busy dancing (I believe it. I don’t think he’s her type?)

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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.

DWTS20 Willow Shields Blogs About The Argentine Tango, Last Week’s Dance, And Mark Ballas

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Willow Shields almost ‘blanked out’ on Dancing With The Stars last week. She writes all about it in her new blog at Access Hollywood. She also writes about her and Mark’s Argentine Tango coming up tonight as well. Check out how she told Mark, “No more goofin’ around…” LOL! I love this girl!

As Mark and I were walking to our starting position I walked right past actor Jeff Goldblum sitting in the audience (yes, I still fangirl over things), I almost BLANKED OUT, forgot why I was on the ballroom dance floor, instead I wanted to yell to my brother and sister in the audience, “Hey guys look! ‘Jurassic Park!’ ‘Jurassic Park!'”. Then I told myself to focus, you must focus! I don’t think 15 million people are tuning in to hear why some of my fondest childhood memories revolve around Steven Spielberg movies!

As Mark and I waited for the music to start, I thought to myself about the dress rehearsal a couple hours before. The TV show placed stand-in judges so the cameras could plan their shots and stuff. We nailed the dress rehearsal and the stand-in judges (who I think were camera operators and grips) really loved it! Yeah I know they’re just stand-ins but hopefully we get the same response.

Done. I thought we did awesome! It wasn’t perfect but we did what we had planned on doing and Mark felt really good about it too! The judges had some great things to say and I was so happy for this, but the scores were lower than I had hoped. Darn. It does show I still have a lot of work to do! I did manage to bite my lip and not argue with the judges that the stand-in judges gave us better scores, I don’t think Len Goodman would have appreciated it!

Back to work. The next morning I really had to move on, there’s really no time to worry about my scores, I’ve got another dance to learn, the Argentine Tango. I absolutely LOVE this dance, but I’ve never done it myself. It’s so beautiful and intense, but can Mark and I pull this off? Well I know Mark can but can I? I’m pretty hard on myself and my low scores made me feel like I needed to work even harder. As we started to train for the tango I joked with Mark, “No more goofing around this week Mark, we’ve got work to do!” We HAVE worked hard the past few days, but I do admit, we still goofed around a lot.

More at Access Hollywood. Pic above courtesy of Willow’s twitter …tweeted out just an hour ago.

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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.

PureDWTS Noah Galloway For Kenneth Cole “Mankind Ultimate” – Awesome Promo Ad

Sharna Burgess posted this new Kenneth Cole Ad at her twitter. It’s awesome and so fitting for why they picked Noah Galloway. No words needed to explain….

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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.

Patti Labelle Says Nothing Will Stop Her From Dancing Despite Knee Injury

Awww, let’s hope Patti Labelle is going to be able to dance tonight. Apparently, she has a “serious” knee injury according to E Online. Though she loves her song and says “nothing will stop Patti, but Patti”. She looks great in the second video. LOL to her shaking Artem…. 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.