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PureDWTS Season 19 Week 9 Poem: “America Sets The Stage”

Lois really has something to say this week about Dancing With The Stars. Here is her latest poem. THANKS LOIS!

AMERICA SETS THE STAGE

THE TRIO THEATER DOORS OPEN WIDE

AMERICA SETS THE STAGE, THE TRIO THEATER DOORS OPEN WIDE
We had front row tickets, taking our seats, we couldn’t wait to see inside

The dancing pairs took the stage, America chose the styles of the dance
Each one a unique stylized, synchronized, specialized, supersized glance

ACT ONE

AMERICAN STAGE ONE
TOMMY AND PETA – VIENNESE WALTZ
TROUBLE

Full of elegant lines, balletic twirls, proper Waltz
Old Geezer to the Old Geezer – Len’s American Hero

AMERICAN STAGE TWO
BETHANY AND DEREK – VIENNESE WALTZ
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November 11, 2014 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.

Carrie Ann Inaba Writes On DWTS Season 19 Week 9

Carrie Ann Inaba has written a new blog at Parade. This time, she has something to say about all of the couples. She also defends herself for some hate she’s been receiving. Here is a take, but, be sure to read more at the link.

Bethany Mota and Derek Hough
OK, I’m getting a lot of hate about my score for Bethany and Derek. I score it as I see folks. As I’ve said many times, I think she’s incredible. She’s one of the front-runners in my mind. She’s got a drive that I believe will take her far on the road to the Mirrorball Trophy. She’s determined and when she dances. She really digs into the dances and brings the world to life. Like a chameleon, she is dynamic and intriguing to watch.

However, she does need to drop her shoulders. It’s small-but-critical change. As I remember, I kept telling Drew Lachey back in Season 2 that he needed to drop his shoulders. We all could see the tension in his shoulders and when he did; he took home the Mirrorball Trophy. So, as we head to the finals, I’m very specific in my critiques because I know how hard they have all worked for this, and they all deserve the best shot at winning. I have faith in Bethany that she will be able to make this adjustment and have yet another breakthrough. For her Argentine tango trio, she lacked the intimacy with Tony and some of the transitions were not as smooth as they could have been. The performance as a whole was powerful and had a fire that was incredible to experience, but it’s my job to call it as I see it. She’s come so far as a performer since week one. She’s developed her core strength and her emotional expression and she’s allowed herself full immersion into her characters. I think she’s got a great shot at this, and I’m impressed with her determination. You can feel it when she comes out and dances, and it’s exciting.

Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas
Can we just say, stunning? That foxtrot was stunning and I have to say that Mark’s strategy was brilliant. Choosing another female pro to dance and complement Sadie was risky but well worth it. Truly a performance that was classic DWTS. This is the kind of dancing that really speaks to everyone. No matter what your age is, what your creative taste is, this elegant and show stopping foxtrot was undoubtedly perfection in motion. Mark’s choreography was untouchable. Sadie was a super star last night. You could see her future in that dance and I believe her future is bright. She’s elegant, graceful and a bright light in this competition. It makes me smile as I write this with coffee in hand, remembering the fabulous performance. Loved the way Mark maneuvered the girls effortlessly and without a hitch or awkward moment, exchanging partners with ease and artistry. Beautifully performed by all three. This is going into my list of top dances in DWTS history.

Team Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy
I’m getting a lot of feedback that Janel and Val’s performances had many mistakes. However, I have to say, I thank you for your passion and your feedback, but from where I sat, I didn’t see them. Janel and Val had a great night. Out of the girls left, she is the most consistent performer. But she’s a bit older than the other two girls and she has a polish that can’t be denied. Now, veteran viewers will remember that isn’t a sure sign that you will win the competition. What wins this competition is momentum at the end…So, it’s really anyone’s game. I was truly impressed with Janel’s quickstep. The quickstep is one of the most difficult dances to pull off. It requires a lot of technique that must come before the movements. She had great form and delivered the story with movie star quality. She and Bethany have a similar energy on the dance floor. They are determined, powerful and grounded in their strengths, and they have confidence. Sadie has a different energy. She is light and bright. They are all running a tight race with Alfonso. This is a close season, and it’s anyone’s Mirrorball Trophy.

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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.

HQ Photos Of Dancing With The Stars Season 19 Week 9

How about some new photos of the entire cast from Dancing With The Stars Season 19 Week 9? You can view them all at Getty Images. They are stunning to say the least!! Here are a few…

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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.

Julianne Hough Graces Cover Of December 2014 Style Magazine, People Article, And More

What did you think of Julianne Hough’s dress last night? I always love her in white.

Also, Julianne is featured in the new December 2014 issue of Style Magazine. She looks fierce on the cover. You can see and read all about it at this link. People is featuring a new article on the new issue including pictures. The new issue of Shape Magazine will be available in newsstands everywhere on November 17th.

“I like to shock my body by doing different things. When I was on tour, even though I was dancing two hours a night, I felt I needed more, so I started doing dance moves with ankle or wrist weights on,” she tells Shape of her workout philosophy.

She applies the same persistence to her acting career as well: “If I’m reading for a part, I’ll transform myself into the character. I love the whole process and always tell my agents: ‘Put me in the room—I’ll audition for anything.’ Thats my motto.”

Here are some Pop Candies videos from after the show last night as well…

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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.

PureDWTS Season 19, Week 9 – Power Rankings

I know I’ve been absent for awhile – chalk it up to an insane workload at my 9-5, some Comicon hijinx in Ohio, and a bridal shower in Texas this past weekend (check out my instagram for pix of the latter two – @putuincespence).  Literally, the busiest 2 weeks of my life.  8-O But I’m back now and there’s something I’d like to get off my chest with regards to TPTB…

STOP TRYING TO MAKE JANEL HAPPEN. IT’S NOT GONNA HAPPEN. And in fact, it very well could backfire – especially after what we saw from them tonight.  The viewers are not stupid – they can tell when you’re trying to wrap a turd in tinfoil and sell it to them as a candy bar. You’ve secured her spot in next week’s show – good for you.  But when you pimp and pimp and pimp a certain contestant with the objective of getting them to the finale, a funny thing often happens when they get there: they typically don’t place better than 3rd or 4th place.  Food for thought.

Moving right along…I see Carrie Ann & Julianne are back to riding high on the bath salts train, as neither one had very much credibility tonight – lots of nonsense being spewed, both positive & negative.  Len was a (sort of) stabilizing influence, who wasn’t afraid to speak up and tell them they were full of it, though even he wasn’t completely immune to the nonsense.  My only hope is that he can get really, really real next week – cause he seemed to be turning a blind eye to quite a bit this week that he would normally quite vocally object to. Read more..

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PureDWTS19 Week 9 Media And Interviews, New Dance Information For Next Week

What a fun night last night. I especially loved the Trio dances. From the entertainment factor to beauty, creativity, and theatrics, they were fantastic. So, let’s get right to the media. You can see a ABC7 recap below and some new interviews. You can also see some beautiful photos at ABC7 and the Daily Mail. Note that the couples have two dances for next week to the same song…the original (plugged) and an acoustic version (unplugged). Here is some more dance info from the interviews. We’ll add more info and videos as more interviews are released. So, keep checking back and scrolling below:

-Witney and Alfonso have an Argentine Tango for the plugged version of their song and a Contemporary dance to the unplugged version.

-Val and Janel have a Paso Doble and an Argentine Tango. They don’t mention for which version of the song.

-Tommy and Peta have a Jazz and a Rumba. They also don’t mention for which version.

-Mark and Sadie have a Quick step and the Argentine Tango for next week according to his new blog.

Send some thanks and love to George, JC, Shawn, and Henry for some fantastic interviews again. Lot’s of fun content below to take in…

ABC7:

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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.

DWTS Season 19 Week 9 America’s Choice and Trio Music

Dancing with the Stars season 19 week 9 is here. As always, we’re back with the music from the show. Be sure to check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season. What did you think of tonight’s music?

Alfonso & Witney danced a Foxtrot to the song “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head?” —Robbie Williams
Alfonso & Witney (Lindsay Arnold) danced a Paso doble to the song “Turn Down for What” —DJ Snake & Lil Jon
Tommy & Peta danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Trouble” —Ray LaMontagne
Tommy & Peta (Sharna Burgess) danced a Samba to the song “Talk Dirty” —Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz
Lea & Artem danced a Samba to the song “Animals” —Maroon 5
Lea & Artem (Henry Byalikov) danced a Paso doble to the song “Black Betty” —Ram Jam
Bethany & Derek danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Say You Love Me” —Jessie Ware
Bethany & Derek (Tony Dovolani) danced a Argentine tango to the song “Jungle” —X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons feat. Jay-Z
Sadie & Mark danced a Jive to the song “1, 2, 3 Turnaround” —Christian TV
Sadie & Mark (Emma Slater) danced a Foxtrot to the song “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” —Frankie Valli
Janel & Val danced a Quickstep to the song “Hey Boy! Hey Girl!” —Louis Prima & Keely Smith
Janel & Val (Keo Motsepe) danced a Salsa to the song “Morning Drums” —Gregor Salto

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Private Members Area – DWTS Season 19 America’s Choice and Trio Challenge Discussion

Tonight was week nine of Dancing with the Stars Season 19. If you’re not a Pure DWTS Insider yet, you can do so here. If you are, then I look forward to the discussion in the comments.
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Keo Motsepe, Kym Johnson, and Sasha Farber To Dance In New Dancing With The Stars Live Tour

Just a quick update. During Dancing With The Stars tonight, Tom Bergeron announced that Keo Motsepe, Kym Johnson, and Sasha Farber will be dancing in the new Dancing With The Stars Live Tour. As you know from our previous postings, Mark Ballas and Witney Carson were the first pros to be announced.

For scheduling and ticket information for how you can attend, see this link.

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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.

DWTS Season 19 Week 9!! Let’s discuss tonight’s show! (Spoilers)

Once again, comment to your hearts contents, as long as you remember the show night rules.

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And Tommy and Peta have made it to the Semi-Final. Oh Dear.

I have to believe this means Lea is going home – but you just never know.

Alfonso’s foxtrot was just delightful. Wonderful. Loved it. OMG, CAI – you pretty much suck. Are you kidding me??

Okay, I thought Alfonso was slightly underscored, but I would have to watch it again.

Oh, yeah, I def want to see Janel and Val kiss because it’s so unique and different. :::rolls eyes:::

Lordy, Tommy was lookin pretty good in the package…

I just love tommy. He got tired about halfway through, but that wasn’t horrible.

Lea is still to delicate. Very pretty – perhaps too pretty. Not raunchy enough.

Fierce?? I don’t think so. But the score is probably about right.

Something felt strange about Beth’s dance – loved it, but something was weird. Perhaps it’s just so absurdly SHORT. They all are. Len was in Austria?? LOL. I sense 9’s across the board.

And what the hell? Derek is working some seriously ungroomed scruff. I’m okay with this.

So, Vajanel gets the pimp spot and everyone is getting 9’s or lower. Interesting.

Sadie is too cute. I swear. There were a few instances where her long limbs got a bit in the way, but it was a very cute dance. Loved it.

And Len likes it too – but thought it could have been tighter. I don’t disagree with that.

8’s?? Seriously? Good lord, if Janel had done that dance she would have gotten straight 10s. And yay, are they going last cuz they’re gonna kiss?? gag.

Janel is getting the “You did awesome” edit.

Ridiculously long time of them not dancing in an already shortened routine. And she just seriously stumbled, and got dragged by Val.

Okay, Julianne, you are on SERIOUS crack. REALLY? The fix is either all the way in or Janel is going home. She didn’t start dancing for a LONG time!! And Val dragged her at one point!! Best dance of the night??? Does anyone still think she’s not being pimped??? This is absolutely the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen. They noted an actual MISTAKE!!

Bethany – no mistakes got 9’s. Sadie – no actual mistakes and got 8’s. Alfonso, no mistakes, got 9’s. Absolutely ridiculous.

Alfonso just did a perfect Paso. Let’s see if he actually rates a perfect score. That was amazing. Whitney is turning into one hell of a choreographer.

Now they got something right. You want to tell me that Janel’s quickstep was only two points down from that?? As if.

Tommy makes me laugh so hard. That was just so silly and funny. But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t scared he might break something.

Lea’s Trio was massively improved over her first dance, IMO. Well done for her.

Wow. That was intense. I dug it.

Let me guess…a kiss and a mistake get 10’s yet a pretty flawless AT will get all 9’s. A dance with noted mistakes gets called best dance of the night by CAI and she nitpicks a superior (in every way) dance.

Wow…that was some beautiful choreography from Mark. Sadie had an obvious mistake at the end but she covered it well. She better get a great score, if Janel can fuck up and get 10’s.

Yes, I AM going to harp on that for the rest of the night. It was disgraceful.

Okay, we’re doing some serious story boarding here. Two dances with VERY obvious mistakes have been scored as good or higher than dances with no actual errors. I adore Sadie – and she’s been underscored all season long, so I can forgive that a bit more. But man. This is getting ridiculous. Bethany must be killing it in the votes.

Again. Julianne says there was not a lot of content but she doesn’t care. COME ON!! Judge the damn show!! Either she’s going home, or they are desperate for her to get to the finale over Tommy. This is beyond ridiculous.

So, a woman who did a dance that had an obvious mistake and a dance that was lacking in content is at the top of the leader board with Alfonso? Yeah, that’s fair.

SPOILERS –

As everyone predicted, Lea is the one to go home this week.

I am furious. That is all.

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I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)