This week is going to be amazing. Good luck to all the couples!
James Hinchcliffee has some “behind the scenes” interviews from Dancing With The Stars Week three. You can view them at Sports Illustrated. It’s not as long as last week’s coverage, but, still fun. He makes a great reporter!
ETA: By the way, if interested in seeing some new photos of Sharna in Playboy, see this link.
I’m a little bummed out after this past Monday’s show and Tuesday’s result show, if I’m being honest. I’m not sure where that feeling is coming from. It just felt so freakin’ manipulated and REALITY Show-y if that makes any sense. From the stealth cameras recording every move of every contestant, to the attempts to elevate some couples at other couples’ expense – it’s all just tiring. Let these people dance and have a good time (and let us have a good time) and judge the actual dancing for god’s sake.
And now, this week, we have a brand new theme week tailor made for their designated winner of the season. Cirque week. Maybe it’ll turn into Shark week yet again. Joy. Anyway, according to Maks’ blog, they are tangoing to Zumanity and he doesn’t seem entirely pleased about it. I kinda feel his pain. Yer kinda screwed no matter which way you go.
ETA: Just Jared Jr has posted the Cirque du Soleil shows for each couple. They’ve also given dance information for the Results Show on Tuesday. More below…
On the results show on Tuesday (October 4), DNCE will perform their new single, “Body Moves,” and there will be an all-male dance number in which the male pros of “Dancing with the Stars” perform to the song “Ain’t No Sunshine.” In addition, Derek will choreograph and dance to a special number.
At the end of the night, the third elimination of the season, based on combined viewer and judges’ scores from October 3, will take place.
Marilu and Derek – Paso Doble (Song: “Battlefield” – KÀ)
James and Sharna -Quickstep (Song: ___ – PARAMOUR)
Calvin and Lindsay – (Song: ____ – KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities)
Maureen and Artem – Argentine Tango (Song: ____ – Mystère)
Babyface and Allison – (Song: ____ – The Beatles LOVE)
Amber and Maks – Tango (Song: ____ – Zumanity)
Vanilla Ice and Witney – (La Nouba)
Jana and Gleb – Foxtrot (Song: “Here Comes The Sun” – The Beatles LOVE)
Terra and Sasha – Samba (“O”)
Ryan and Cheryl – Waltz (“O”)
Laurie and Val – (Song: “The Way You Make Me Feel” – Michael Jackson ONE)
Maks Chmerkovskiy has written a new blog at Entertainment Weekly. He writes of his dances this past week with Amber and Val. He also gives a sneak peek into his next dance with Amber (sounds kind of strange). Read on….
On the routine with Val from last night…
We were given this incredible opportunity by the producers. This was one of the main reasons I wanted to be back on the show, to get to flex those creative muscles. As soon as we knew there would be the “Results” shows this season, we pitched this idea of “The Maks & Val Show” hijacking DWTS, using this massive million-dollar set we have. There’s nowhere else we’d have the opportunity to do this, so we were excited about it.
The biggest thing was working out the script, and making sure people weren’t “uncomfortable” with us speaking on the show. One of the producers at the last minute was like, “Is this even a good idea?” and rightfully so — I wouldn’t give me a live mic! [Laughs.]. At the very last second, Val went up and asked Vanilla if he wanted to be part of the gag and he was totally into it.
But the end result was a great routine. I’m glad for the opportunity because we really wanted to tailor something specific to this set. On the “Maks and Val” tour over the summer, there was a segment where I’d pull someone out of the audience, so we wanted to find a fun way to integrate that into this. True story, the lady in the audience did not know what was happening, but it worked and I think she was into it!
Everything we heard afterwards was so positive, and that it was fun, high energy. And that’s what makes something like this successful, how genuinely happy we are to be able to do it.
On next week’s theme…
Next week we’ll be doing some kind of Tango, and integrating “Zumanity.” Now, “Zumanity” is cabaret, and all about sex and sexy things, so am I going to have to make a Tango that’s conservative? That’s definitely not going to happen. We’re taking steps forward each week, and Amber’s not struggling physically in any way, so I don’t think we’re going anywhere. It’s obvious to me that Amber is consistently getting better, and I can’t wait for the time when we finish the performance to a standing ovation and for Amber to finally have her moment.
More at Entertainment Weekly.
As previously reported, the new Dancing With The Stars Live Tour is coming soon to a theatre near you. The official site now has a specific page published. You can view all the cities, dates, and get ticket information at THIS LINK. Good luck getting tickets. Let us know in comments if you plan to attend.
ETA: Below is a Press Release. Special Note: the cast for the new tour will be announced next Monday, October 3rd.
DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! – WE CAME TO DANCE
HITTING THE ROAD THIS WINTER
Tickets on Sale Now!
Los Angeles, CA – America’s favorite dance show is going back on the road this winter with Dancing with the Stars: Live! – We Came to Dance, giving fans the opportunity to see the best dancers in the business perform live in their hometown. This all-new production showcases every type of ballroom and modern dance seen on ABC”s hit show Dancing with the Stars, including sizzling group performances, romantic duets, contemporary numbers and original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour. Dancing with the Stars: Live! travels to 43 cities this winter beginning on December 15th in Reno, NV and running through February 14th.
Tickets for Dancing with the Stars: Live! – We Came to Dance go on general sale Monday, October 3 at 10am EST, however an exclusive ticket presale through AMEX starts on Wednesday, September 28. For up to date information and to purchase tickets, go to dwtstour.com. VIP packages will be available through VIPNation.com, giving fans the chance to purchase premium tickets, meet and greet opportunities with the cast, exclusive merchandise and photo opportunities.
Dancing with the Stars: Live! – We Came to Dance Tour Dates:
Dec 16: Reno, NV (Grand Sierra)
Dec 17: San Jose, CA (San Jose Center for the Performing Arts)
Dec 18: Redding, CA (Redding Civic Auditorium)
Dec 19: Eugene, OR (Hult Theatre)
Dec 20: Portland, OR (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall)
Dec 21: Seattle, WA (Paramount Theatre)
De 27: Ft. Myers, FL (Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall)
Dec 28: Orlando, FL (Dr. Phillips Center)
Dec 29: Hollywood, FL (Hard Rock Live)
Dec 30: Clearwater, FL (Ruth Eckerd Hall)
Dec 31: Atlanta, GA (FOX Theater)
Jan 3: Richmond, VA (Altria Theater)
Jan 4: Lancaster, PA (American Music Theater)
Jan 5: Lancaster, PA (American Music Theater)
Jan 6: Niagara, NY (Seneca Casino)
Jan 7: Rama, ON (Casino Rama)
Jan 9: Pittsburgh, PA (Heinz Hall)
Jan 10: Poughkeepsie, NY (Mid Hudson Civic Center)
Jan 12: Philadelphia, PA (Tower Theater)
Jan 13: Verona, NY (Turning Stone)
Jan 14: Bethlehem, PA (Sands Bethlehem Event Center)
Jan 15: Baltimore, MD (The Lyric)
Jan 17: New York, NY (Radio City Music Hall)
Jan 18: Bangor, ME (Cross Insurance Center)
Jan 19: Boston, MA (Wang Theater)
Jan 20: Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun)
Jan 21: Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun)
Jan 23: Red Bank, NJ (Count Basie)
Jan 24: Red Bank, NJ (Count Basie)
Jan 25: Cleveland, OH (Playhouse Square)
Jan 27: Windsor, ON (The Colesseum – Caesars Window)
Jan 28: Chicago, IL (Chicago Theater)
Jan 29: Indianapolis, IN (Murat Theatre)
Jan 31: Cincinnati, OH (Aronoff Center)
Feb 1: Columbus, OH (The Palace Theater)
Feb 2: Richmond, KY (EKU Center)
Feb 3: Birmingham, AL (BJCC Concert Hall)
Feb 4: New Orleans, LA (Saenger Theater)
Feb 6: Sugar Land, TX (Smart Financial Centre)
Feb 7: Austin, TX (Bass Concert Hall)
Feb 8: Grand Prairie, TX (Verizon Theatre)
Feb 10: El Paso, TX (Abraham Chavez Theatre)
Feb 11: Phoenix, AZ (Comerica Theatre)
Feb 12: Thousand Oaks, CA (Thousand Oaks Civic Art)
Feb 13: Riverside, CA (FOX PAC)
Feb 14: Costa Mesa, CA (Segestrom Hall)
Below you can watch James Hinchcliffee being interviewed by reporter Curt Cavin of the IndyStar. You can also read an article here as well. Thanks to Abby for the heads up.
I can’t get enough of some of these shots of the Pro Numbers on Dancing With The Stars last night. Beautiful!! *still thanking TPTB for bringing the pro numbers back and adding more meat to this show!!
I really enjoyed Emma Slater and Rick Perry on Dancing With The Stars this season. Below are some exit interviews and video of their elimination. It they do GMA, we’ll be sure to post that interview too.
ETA: Here is their GMA interview too. Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording….
Wow! Once again, I was loving the Pro Numbers tonight. I so cherish these results shows.
— Official DWTS (@DancingABC) September 28, 2016
— Lexus (@lindsayarnold_) September 28, 2016
— Whipclip(@whipclip) September 28, 2016
Fox has such a sweet story up of Dancing With The Stars Sasha Farber and Emma Slater. Apparently, Emma told reporters that she wants to marry Sasha. She also spoke on their new home. Here is more….
Longtime “DWTS” professional dancers Emma Slater and Sasha Farber are now living together and she told reporters after Monday’s show that she wants to marry him.
When FOX411 boldly asked if they are going to get hitched, Slater replied, “I would like to. I feel like it’s soon. I’ve been hinting pretty heavily and if you tell all your girlfriends to go tell and him [that] I think I was ready for marriage now, then I think that’s a pretty strong hint. He probably gets it.”
Slater, who is British, and Farber, who is a Russian born Australian, are both competing this season; Slater’s partner is former Texas governor Rick Perry while Farber is successfully navigating the challenge of dancing with the show’s first celebrity little person, Terra Jole.
Slater, who previously took her “DWTS” blue collar comedian partner Bill Engvall to a surprise fourth place in season 17, said she and Farber have been struggling to agree on a style for their home.
“Redecorating with someone you’re with can be quite a tough decision because he likes everything modern and I like everything really traditional and English-y, cottagey, that kind of thing,” she said. “But we found our style and love it.”
More at Fox. These two are so cute and we wish them the best. I’m dying to see their new house too which will be featured on Entertainment Tonight in the near future.