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Maks Chmerkovksiy Writes On DWTS Week 2, A Sneak Peek Into What’s Planned For Week 3

Maks Chmerkovksiy has written a new blog at Entertainment Weekly. He writes of what it was like be “in jeopardy” last night On Dancing With The Stars. He also writes on the pro numbers and what’s planned for next week. Note that whoever has the highest score (next week) will have immunity from elimination. Here is more…

Going forward, I think we have some issues that we will overcome, and I am also learning what does and doesn’t work. All I’m trying to do is make sure she doesn’t trip, or isn’t too nervous, and make sure she feels secure in the performance come Monday night. My job with Amber is to pace and maintain and make sure she’s having fun.

On the Trio dance and group routines from episode 3…

Well first, I was very flattered that myself, Cheryl [Burke], and Derek [Hough] were given the spotlight in that way. It was definitely cool, I liked it. Who doesn’t like praise?

But I really love doing the group numbers, and it’s definitely a big part of why I came back to the show. I just want to dance and continue to be active in this way, so I’m very happy to be able to do that.

It is a lot, though. I must say, the pro dances for this show are unbelievably difficult in terms of physical and mental activity at the same time. I need to give credit where it’s due, to our choreographer Mandy Moore. She’s someone I’ve known for a very long time. It’s a stressful f—ing production, and it’s a lot to take on. You have to be a brave person to do it.

For example, in the number at the top of the second hour that was very colorful, when we all kind of looked like Skittles (which is very funny considering this week, I’d like to take a picture and send THAT to the Republican candidate, because that would be an appropriate Skittles reference), Mandy was there to make sure everything worked and looked amazing. Having that centralized person has been invaluable to these productions.

My other favorite performances this week…

I think Val [Chmerkovskiy] and Laurie [Hernandez] were great again. I also loved Jana [Kramer] and Gleb [Savchenko] and Marilu [Henner] and Derek [Hough]. They all had excellent routines.

A sneak peak at next week…

Next week will be the presidential debates, and we will only have an hour-long show. So, the format will be different — it’s going to be a face off. They split us into six groups of two pairs, and each pair has the same style of dance. So we’ll each dance, and then we get a score, and whoever has the higher score will have immunity from elimination.

To read the full blog, see Entertainment Weekly.

September 21, 2016 I Written By

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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Go Backstage With James Hinchcliffe During the DWTS Season 23 Week 2 Results Show

Below you can go backstage with James Hinchcliffe at the Results show last night on Dancing With The Stars. Thanks to Abby for the heads up.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Extra Interviews Peta Murgatroyd, Maks Chmerkovksiy, And Some Of The Cast From DWTS

Below are some interviews with Extra. In the first video, Peta Murgatroyd and Maks Chmerkovksiy talk on having a baby and their wedding plans. They plan to get married on July, 8, 2017. Maks talks on being back on Dancing With The Stars as well.

And here are a couple of interviews after Monday night’s dances….

ETA: Here’s a new Extra interview with Babyface and Allison…

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Maureen McCormick Chats On The Brady Bunch, Overcoming Depression, And Dancing With The Stars

Maureen McCormick was a guest on The Doctors today. She talks of old times as a young star on The Brady Bunch. She also talks on overcoming depression and how lucky she is to be alive. Now she’s stepping out of her comfort zone to do Dancing With The Stars. More below. She’s such a sweetheart….

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars James Hinchcliffe And Sharna Burgess On Their Journey So Far – New Interview

Sharna Burgess and James Hinchcliffe were interviewed on KTLA this morning. They are so cute as always as they talk on their fun journey together…

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing with the Stars Season 23, Week 3 – Who’s Dancing What…and When? And against who?

So, dance offs. Great potential for some rigging of who the producers would prefer goes home.  Unless they actually let the celebs pick…but that seems unlikely, since Sharna already knows their dance style and they can’t dance against someone who already had that style. Right? One would think so. So, if Sharna/James have Cha Cha, they have to be dancing against someone who hasn’t had Cha Cha yet. The people who HAVE danced Cha Cha? Rick, V.Ice, Calvin and…Laurie. So James won’t be dancing against Laurie, which gives her an easy row to hoe. Unless Laurie gets Jana and Jana absolutely kills it, Laurie will get immunity as expected. I suppose Marilu could beat her…but a 16 year old gymnast against Marilu hardly seems like a fair fight.  But Marilu has a secret weapon that Laurie doesn’t – Derek. Could be interesting.

But where are the points coming from? This past Monday? Or their score on this coming monday? Sounds like a potential clusterf*%k. 🙂

ETA: According to a new Extra interview at Facebook this morning, Babyface and Allison have a jive. ~Vogue

ETA2: Per Maks’ blog, the couples dance the same style and get scores. Highest score of the pair of couples is immune from elimination.

ETA3: Everyone thank Derek for all the info in his blog this week. And he says many of the same things we do here. Interesting how they are predictable pitting Laurie against Marilu.

ETA4: According to ET, Lindsay and Calvin have a Viennese waltz. They are dancing against Sasha and Terra who have the same style of dance as you know. Calvin and Lindsay will be dancing to ‘It’s a Woman’s World.’ ~Vogue

ETA5: James and Sharna’s song is “Big Trouble” by Outasight. Thanks to @MaddiRoseL for letting us know.

ETA6: According to a new radio interview, Maureen and Artem have a Salsa.

ETA7: According to the ABC Press Release, below are the faceoffs with the songs and dance styles. Sounds like a bit of a repeat of the last results show, with the exception of the performances.

Florida Georgia Line, CMA Award winners for Vocal Duo of the Year, will perform their number one hits “Cruise” and “H.O.L.Y.,” and Fitz and The Tantrums will perform “HandClap,” from their self-titled album. Viewers will also have a chance to see the couples’ dances from the previous night one more time. The show will be packed with never-before-seen footage, including extended training packages, exclusive interviews with the couples and judges, and a glimpse of what’s to come on week four of “Dancing with the Stars.”

ETA8: Here’s the running order per George Pennachio. Interesting. Kind of appears that the people we expect to win are dancing FIRST in the dance off. I’ll be curious to see if this holds up.

Babyface and Allison VERSUS Jana and Gleb – Jive
Babyface: 1-800-868-3402 (Song: “Great Gosh A’Mighty” by Little Richard)
Jana: 1-800-868-3406 (Song: “Too Many Fish in the Sea” by Bette Midler)
Babyface First, Jana Second

Rick and Emma VERSUS V.Ice and Witney – Paso Doble
Rick: 1-800-868-3410 (Song: “Tamacun” by Rodrigo Y Gabriela)
V.Ice: 1-800-868-3413 (Song: “Save Tonight” by Zayde Wølf)
Rick 3rd, V.Ice 4th

James and Sharna VERSUS Ryan and Cheryl- Cha Cha Cha
James: 1-800-868-3405 (Song: “Big Trouble” by Outasight)
Ryan: 1-800-868-3411 (Song: “If It Ain’t Love” by Jason Derulo)
James 5th, Ryan 6th

Calvin and Lindsay VERSUS Terra and Sasha –Viennese Waltz
Calvin 1-800-868-3403 (Song: “Woman’s World” by BJ The Chicago Kid)
Terra 1-800-868-3412 (Song: “Iris” by The Goo Goo Dolls)
Terra 7th, Calvin 8th

Maureen and Artem VERSUS Amber and Maks – Salsa
Maureen: 1-800-868-3409 (Song: “Tres Deseos” (“Three Wishes”) by Gloria Estefan)
Amber: 1-800-868-3401 (Song: “Booty” by Jennifer Lopez featuring Iggy Azalea)
Amber 9th, Maureen 10th

Laurie and Val VERSUS Marilu and Derek – Tango
Laurie 1-800-868-3407 (Song: “Into the Sunset” (Headhunterz Radio Edit) by Crystal Lake featuring Kifi)
Marilu 1-800-868-3408 (Song: “Battle Cry” by Imagine Dragons)
Laurie 11th, Marilu 12th

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Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Week 2 Night 2 HQ Photos Of The Cast

Aren’t these some great shots of the cast from last night’s Results show on Dancing With The Stars? Beautiful. To see even more, click on any of the photos.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Week 2 Night 2 – The Troupe Bumpers

Al was so kind to put the Troupe Bumpers together from last night’s result show. Enjoy!!

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Media And Interviews With Jake T. Austin and Jenna Johnson After Their Elimination On Dancing With The Stars

After the elimination last night on Dancing With The Stars, Jake T. Austin and Jenna Johnson talked E Online. They are disappointed, but, they are glad they were partnered together. You can listen to the interview below…

Here’s a E News report as well….

Here they are with ET…

Stay tuned. We’ll post their Good Morning America interview as soon as we can and anything else that might come out on them.

ETA: No coverage of them on GMA today sadly.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Thank you Dancing With The Stars For Bringing Back The Pro Numbers!!

Below are the Pro Numbers which were featured on Dancing With The Stars Week 2’s results show tonight. Weren’t they amazing? The dance with Maks, Derek, and Cheryl was just stunning…EMMY MATERIAL! THANK YOU TPTB for bringing them back like this!! I’m so so happy!! This show just added more depth to it that it was lacking before. Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording.

The other two dances can be found in the Playlist at IdolXfactor.com.

Here are some You Tube versions:

September 20, 2016 I Written By

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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.