Below is the new Afterbuzz TV show. This time Serge Onik joins Kristyn, Anna, and Suri to review the show. I haven’t listened to all of the show yet, but, I hope to later. Let us know what you think.
And the fun continues! Happy Thanksgiving, All!!!
For starters today, Allison Holker has written a new blog at In Touch Weekly. She reflects back on the finale and her first season of Dancing With The Stars. The interesting part is that I think she will be back for Season 20 (yay! Love love love her!). Read on…
It’s such a surreal feeling to stand out on the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ dance floor with so many watching — so last night just moments before the show started, I stood on that dance floor and closed my eyes and just listened to the audience screaming and cheering for the show and everything that it brings — which is happiness, hope, and a chance to do something you didn’t think you could do. “DWTS” brings joy and entertainment right into people’s homes, and I am honored to be a part.
Thank you to everyone in the “DWTS” family. You’re truly the best. Season 19 was perfect, and I’m proud of all the work we put out, and congrats to Alfonso and Witney on winning the mirror ball trophy!
What’s next? Well, next season is “DWTS” 10th anniversary! And that will be a celebration you won’t want to miss. See you soon.
More at In Touch Weekly including some pictures of her and tWitch.
There has been much speculation about Cheryl Burke and whether she will be back on the next season of Dancing With The Stars. According to Executive Producer Rob Wade, she’s decided to exit the show. Tuesday night was her last night. Below is more from The Wrap. Note that he also says Len Goodman and Julianne Hough will be returning to judge full time next season.
ETA: You can read more with Rob Wade at this link. He talks about ratings, his vision for the 10th anniversary, and more.
Wade feels that the popular pro’s exit gives the series a chance to highlight other dancers.
“We’ll only survive as a show if we keep innovating and changing. It’s very sad to see cast members leave, but again that gives you the opportunity to grow. So, I’m quite positive about having the opportunity to bring new people in or bring back some of the old faces.”
Additionally, head judge Len Goodman, who took a several weeks off this past season due to conflicts with shooting the show’s U.K. version, will be back full-time on Season 20. And although there’s some scheduling conflicts still to be resolved, Julianne Hough is also contracted to return in the spring to the judges’ table.
“A judging panel isn’t about individuals. It’s about chemistry. That has happened remarkably quickly for Julianne in that role,” Wade said. “I couldn’t be happier.”
“I think the ballroom experience and the dance experience and the star quality and vibrancy that Julianne has brought to the panel has been exceptional,” he continued. “I also think that the way that Carrie Ann [Inaba], Bruno [Tonioli] and Len have embraced her and have individually been so great this season, as well, has been wonderful. I think it shows their character that they can do that. The three of them have been absolutely wonderful in welcoming Julianne in and I think it has been lovely to watch.”
Sad, I’m going to miss Cheryl. I hope she changes her mind…especially for my Dad’s sake. For the full article, see The Wrap. Thanks to Lisa for the heads up on this news. Below are some interviews with The Wrap from last night as well….
More interviews All! Check out E Online as they’ve posted some new interviews with the finalists. Also, below are the finalists talking with with George Pennacchio and ABC7.
ETA: Scroll Below for updates!!
ETA: How about some ET Online and People coverage? Read more..
Good Morning America held an after party for the finalists of Dancing With The Stars Season 19. Lots of fun below (we’re still waiting for some dance videos. stay tuned). Note how they will also be on The View today. In case you can’t watch, see this link for videos if they post some.
So, let’s get to some interviews with the finalists of Dancing With The Stars after the finale last night. All three couples are riding high and feeling the emotions of their last dances together. However, not for long for a few of them. As you know Alfonso Ribeiro announced on the show that he will be dancing in the new DWTS Live Tour. Janel Parrish mentions in the Access Hollywood interview below that she will be making a few cameo appearances on the new tour as well. More coming up. Keep scrolling below for updates….
ETA: Here is some coverage with PopTVDotCom after the show… Read more..
There have been some changes to the winter schedule of “Ballroom With A Twist“. Tony Dovolani, Lacey Schwimmer, Anna Trebunskaya, and Dmitry Chaplin are all on tap to dance at various shows. Don’t miss seeing the new schedule at this link (which is located in our special features link in the top bar for easy referencing). Producer Scott Stander tells us more dates will be added soon as well as more pros. So stay tuned. This is such a great show to see in the off season of Dancing With The Stars. So, be sure to get your tickets. Below is Tony with a special “Ballroom With A Twist” shout out…
My goodness!! From all the pro dances to all the contestant dances and the guest performances, what a great night of television!! When the dust settles, I can’t wait to watch everything again and again. So many powerful moments. What’s more, the photos coming out from last night reflect just that. If you head to ABC7 and the Daily Mail, you’ll see what I mean. Also, how about these images courtesy of Adam Taylor. You can view loads more at Getty Images. Congratulations EVERYONE! More coming up! Stay tuned! We’re only just getting started this morning!
Dancing with the Stars season 19 week finale is here! We often don’t do the music of the finale, but we thought we’d give it a whirl this year. We didn’t do all of the music, but some that we thought readers might be interested in knowing. Be sure to check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season.
Sadie & Mark danced a Samba and Quickstep to the song “Nitty Gritty”
Janel & Val danced a Foxtrot and Paso doble to the song “Hideaway” —Kiesza
Alfonso & Witney danced a Cha-cha-cha and Argentine Tango to the song “Shut Up and Dance” —Walk the Moon
Nick Jonas sang “Jealous”
Jennifer Hudson & Gorgon City sang “Go All Night” with Peta Murgatroyd, Keoikantse Motsepe, Sharna Burgess and Jaymz Tuaileva
Meghan Trainor sang “All About That Bass” & “Lips Are Movin” with Allison Holker, Sharna Burgess, Lindsay Arnold, Jenna Johnson and Trainor’s dancers
Once again, comment to your hearts contents, as long as you remember the show night rules. Also, for tonight, I’ve turned on comment moderation which means your post won’t show up immediately. At the end of the season we always seem to have an influx of trouble makers. Even MORE important that you don’t hit refresh constantly.
- Our server gets totally hosed when people sit at their computer and click “refresh” constantly. Post a comment, then walk away for five minutes so that others have a chance…and so that Courtney and I can actually post on the site.
- THIS SITE IS NOT TWITTER. Do not post like you are on twitter. You get one warning and then I put you in time out. We need context and content. Believe it or not there are a lot of people who don’t watch the east coast feed of the show, so they don’t know what the hell you’re talking about when you post a comment that says, “Boy, that sucked.” If you want to say “____ and ____’s dance was not good at all, crappy choreo” that’s fine. That would be context. It is good. Remember, if you post five one liners in five minutes, you’ve broken rule number 1.
This road to the finals thing is BORING!!
Awww…Sadie has really brought out a nice side of Mark. I’ve really loved them this season.
Trying to actually watch the show a bit….Opening number was rather underwhelming. Well, a lot underwhelming.
That behind the scenes thing…can’t tell if that’s forshadowing an Alfonso loss or a win. Really hard to tell. They’ve gotten so predictable that I actually expect them to be unpredictable. Sadly, I don’t think they’re that smart.
Damn, Bethany actually improved on that amazing freestyle. Best one won, I think, although Sadie and Alfonso weren’t far off.
Is it funny or annoying that they completely edited out the total screw up by production and just made it look like Bethany messed up. Bastards.
Sorry, got distracted by shirtless Derek on All Access. Where are we?
Are all the finalists going to do bumpers? Ah, Tom says yes.
Again, getting totally distracted by the BTS stuff on AllAccess. Watching Derek and Bethany practice their Paso. I’ll pay more attention. Lea dancing now.
That female pro dance was pretty awesome – it would have more impact if Mandy didn’t do one every other week….
Lol Len in the car with Cheech and Chong!!
Loved the thankful video.
Beautiful dance by some of the pros – I think he said choreographed by Emma and tony?
Man, Bethany killed both of her dances tonight!
I spy Britney Cherry dancing with Meghan Trainor. Along with James again.
Sadie going first? Doing quickstep/samba?? Kinda hosed, but mark gave her some great choreo. And she did great. Going first is the judges a chance to underscore her.
And she’s getting that you didn’t win comments.
Okay it’ll go one of two ways from here. Giving Sadie a perfect score either means she won, or they’re going to give everyone a 40 and let the audience make the call.
Hardest Road possible, Val? Are you on crack?
Where was the fox trot? It was supposed to be Paso foxtrot fusion. And the Chmerkovskiy brothers never managed to do an actual fusion they do one style after the other. Or they leave one style out.
More tens than any other couple because they make glaring mistakes and Julianne doesn’t care. Or Carrie ann doesn’t care. Easy to get lots of tens when your mistakes or overlooked.
Cha cha/AT combo? Hardest combo, best dancer the night. Alfonso definitely deserves to win.
Well, let’s see how this thing shakes out…
Third Place – Janel and Val
And someday people will listen to what we say around these parts. Just sayin’. We said 3rd and 4th places were between Janel and Bethany and that Sadie and Alfonso would be the last two standing. If it sounds like I’m saying “I told you so”….it’s because I am.
AND THE WINNER IS….
ALFONSO AND WITNEY!!!
Congratulations to Alfonso and Witney…and Sadie and Mark, for that matter.
Alfonso’s crying, Lindsay and Witney are screaming at each other (cute) and Derek is a bit late to lift Witney on his shoulders, but he doesn’t disappoint us yet again. And many kudos to Tony for working with Keo to lift Alfonso on his shoulders.