Melissa Rycroft interviewed the couples at camera blocking yesterday for the finale of Dancing With The Stars. You can also see the finalists dancing. Thanks to @IdolXfactor1 for being so speedy with this.
Want a sneak preview of Derek Hough and Bethany Mota’s freestyle for Dancing With The Stars tonight? It seems the word “fierce” comes up a lot. Lot’s more below and even more at Pure Derek Hough.
Well, it’s finally the day we’ve all been waiting for!! Who’s ready for a little dancing? For starters, head to TV Guide as Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba sizes up all of the finalists and describes what it will take to win. It’s very much like her Parade blog last week, but, with more detail.
“This to me is by far the closest competition we have had in a long time,” veteran judge Carrie Ann Inaba tells TVGuide.com. “I’m really interested to see how it’s all going to play out. … At this stage, it could be any of them. It’s going to be great.”
The unpredictability of this season’s finale may be due in part to the show’s polarizing new casting philosophy — tapping contestants like Bethany Mota and Sadie Robertson, who are popular with the younger set, have a huge social media presence, and are influential enough to get fans to watch the show.
“At first on paper, I’m not going to lie, I wasn’t too thrilled [with the cast] because I didn’t know a lot of the names,” Inaba admits, echoing the sentiments of the show’s primary fan base. “Obviously we all know Tommy Chong, we all know Alfonso [Ribeiro]. But other than that, there weren’t that many names that I actually knew. So I was curious. But I was happily surprised. … We’ve brought in a younger demo and I think it has changed up the voting a little. In the past, we had Sabrina Bryan and we had Cody Linley, and they had huge social media followers too, but [the fans] weren’t watching the show. They didn’t vote. This year, these kids have followings that are voting.”
Lots more at TV Guide.
Below is Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough on the red carpet at the American Music Awards. What a stunning dress. Click on the pics to see more….
What a doll as always! Last night, Julianne Hough FOX’s Cause For Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular at The Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California. You can view more pictures at Getty Images.
Bethany Mota released a new Vlog. She chronicles her time on Dancing With The Stars. She and Derek also sing. This is just precious as can be….
For lots more with these two, see Pure Derek Hough.
TMZ is reporting Janel Parrish has been missing rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars this past week and that Val is “freaking out”. Could this ruin her chances at a Mirror ball?
Janel Parrish is pulling double duty on “Pretty Little Liars” AND “Dancing with the Stars” — and TMZ has learned she’s spread herself so thin, she’s alienated castmates on both shows.
DWTS sources tell us … Janel’s pro dance partner, Val Chmerkovskiy is freaking out … because she’s missed two days of critical dance rehearsals due to long days of filming on PLL.
We’re told … Val believes he and Janel have a real shot at winning the trophy — the finals are Monday and Tuesday — but thinks her PLL schedule is sabotaging their chances.
For the full story, see TMZ.
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 )