Getty Images has uploaded some high quality photos of the Good Morning America Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Cast Announcement. Below are a few of them (though why isn’t there some pics of Derek and Nastasia and the troupe?). Click the link or the pics to see more.
E News caught up with Riker Lynch and Allison Holker this morning after the new Dancing With The Stars Cast Announcement. Below Riker comments about following in Derek and Julianne’s footsteps and more….
“A little bit, it’s kind of like trying to walk in their footsteps,” he said of Derek and Julianne, who have both won DWTS several times. “I’m a little bit nervous because they’ve both been so good. But it’s going to be fun!”
And even though he, you know, is related to Derek, Riker, 23, said he had no idea his cousin was returning for season 20. I just found out that Derek was coming back to the show live, so that’s very exciting!”
Though he doesn’t have any formal dance training, Riker is relying on some of his family genes to help him back it far in the competition, telling us, “I think I have a little bit of the dance genes from the Houghs, for sure!”
More at E News including a video (that I can’t embed).
Man, I am so loving this cast….
ET Online also has some coverage…. Read more..
What a cool new idea this is! If you go to this link at the official site of Dancing With The Stars, you can watch the teams in rehearsals LIVE. There is a schedule there too for which teams are rehearsing and when. Plus, we embedded the video stream below!! Be sure to watch and check in every day and let us know what you think in comments.
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Notes: If the stream below doesn’t work for you, see the link in the paragraph above. You might have to try a different browser too. Also, scroll below for Video updates in case you miss the LIVE feed. We’ll leave the videos up for a few days and then take them down (and archive them in another post) as we post new videos. Thanks to Storm Viking for recording!
ETA: Thanks again to @StormViking010, below are videos of the LIVE Feeds. We’ll put the most recent at the top…
I love all the first interviews and getting to know the contestants. Michael Sam seems really cool. Check him out in this new Extra interview…
Julianne Hough Talks About Judging Dancing With The Stars Season 20, Judges Trying New Things, Ellen Show Heads Up
Parade interviewed Julianne Hough about being a judge on Dancing With The Stars. She also talks of how they will be trying new things this season. Interesting. Read on….
Why come back to DWTS as a judge instead of a dancer? “Being a dancer is a big commitment and it didn’t allow me time to focus on other aspects of my career. Being a judge is a great way to be a part of the show, but still have time for my other dreams and aspirations.”
Are you going to be OK stirring up controversy if you think you’re right, but others disagree with your opinion? “Whatever I say comes from a place of love. So I hope that if there is controversy, they know that it’s coming from a good place.”
What’s new for the show this season? “There’s going to be something where the judges work with the competitors. They’re still figuring that out, but I know that they’re going to try new things that they’ve never done before.”
More at Parade including talk on her new role in Grease. Thanks to Lori for the heads up.
A TV Heads Up: Julianne and Derek will be on The Ellen Show On Monday, March 2nd to talk on their new tour.
The bond between Redfoo and Emma Slater has already began. They are going to be a kick. Interesting as they talk on their rehearsals too. Redfoo plans to do all it takes to win. Article and pic here too.
Here it is – our seasonal “first impressions” poll Based on the results of previous seasons’ polls, our readers are often pretty accurate in predicting finalists and winners – last year, the top 4 in the “who will win?” poll ended up being the four finalists (but not in the right order). Please, spare me if you’re of the “but we haven’t even seen them dance yet!” group that doesn’t even think we should be voting – this is strictly on first impressions, without dance experience factoring in. Don’t like it? Don’t vote. Easy.
I went ahead and included Chris Soules & Witney in the poll – Tom was anything but subtle when hinting about Witney’s partner. And if you need a refresher, here’s the link to the cast announcement live blog.
Here’s a quote from Dancing With The Stars Executive Producer Rob Wade on the new cast. From USA Today….
“We wanted to put the best of the best together for the 10th anniversary” season, which also marks the 20th edition of the popular show, executive producer Rob Wade says. “It’s got a classic Dancing with the Stars feel, where you have some great human-interest stories, some great celebrity names, some great dancing, some great comedy and humor.”
I think they’ve definitely done just that!!! What do you think?
ETA: ABCMedia Net has issued a press release on the new cast. You can read it in full here.
Here’s some video footage of the Good Morning America Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Cast Announcement. What a cast! I’m love love loving it!!!
ETA: Here’s a you tube version…