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Dancing with the Stars Season 23, Week 1 – Dancing by the Numbers!

I think I made most of my impressions pretty clear in the Live Blog for Week 1.  Sometimes they change over the course of the week and upon rewatching the show, but since I was away from home for more than 10 days, including last Monday night, I haven’t had a chance to rewatch.  Maybe next week.

Since there is a results show this Tuesday night, I assume that no one is eliminated until Tuesday. Is this an assumption?…runs to check the press release…okay, the press release said that the first elimination is on Tuesday night and is based on week 1 and week 2 scores and votes.  Of course, this means that this calculation of the numbers is only to show the standings (and my thoughts on who would go home) of week 1 only. I’ll have to do a quick DBTN update on Monday night to see if my thoughts on who’s leaving change based on Monday’s dances.  I love my sleep these days, so when there’s a results show it usually means a late night…for me and Courtney both. Anyway, look for the DBTN update at about 2 pm Eastern on Tuesday.  Courtney’s power rankings typically go up after the show or first thing Tuesday morning. When there is no results show, Courtney’s power rankings will go up on Tuesday and I shoot for Thursday. SHOOT FOR…I don’t always make it. 🙂 If you missed Court’s power rankings this week, just click the link to read them…when you’re done here. 😉 Read more..

September 17, 2016 I Written By

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. :-)

New Commercial for DWTS Season 23, Week 2

Not sure how I feel anymore about “surprises” when it comes to this show. I don’t think these producers have the best track records when it comes to this sort of thing. 🙂

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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. :-)

James Hinchcliffe And Sharna Burgess Interviewed On Dancing With The Stars Week 2 At The Race Track

If you go the The Indy Channel, you can see a new video interview with James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess. He’s pulling double duty, but, he’s excited for his Paso Doble. More at the link.

Burgess said she’s trying to keep herself and Hinchliffe focused on the task ahead, even though they came out of the first week tied for first place.

“I just want to keep us focused on us and week-to-week doing the best job we can do, but it’s pretty hard to ignore the chatter and hearing people say he’s a contender for the finals, for the Mirrorball,” Burgess said. “They’re all very big words and very big things to live up to.”

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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.

DWTS Derek Hough, Julianne Hough, Lindsay Arnold, Kym Johnson, Allison Holker And More Attend Emmy Parties And Other Events

Derek Hough, Bruce Hough, Julianne Hough, Lindsay Arnold, Kym Johnson, Robert Herjavec, Allison Holker, and Babyface (I hope we didn’t miss anyone) attended some Emmy Parties and the Television Industry Advocacy Awards and looking stunning as ever. Click on the photos to see more. Pure Derek Hough also has lots of coverage.

ETA: Here is Maks, Peta, Karina, Artem and Maureen too….

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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 Babyface: “Do I Have Hips Anymore?”

Babyface has been practicing 5 hours every day to get ready for Dancing With The Stars, but, he says he doesn’t have hips anymore. Babyface also says he was so frightened in those moments before the curtain went up last week on Dancing With The Stars, he forgot everything and he wanted to stop. He’s too funny. I say….his hips are just fine. Go to Black America Web for more.

September 16, 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.

Val Chmerkovskiy Looking Forward To A New Reintroduction Of Everyone And More On DWTS Week 2

Val Chmerkovskiy and Laurie Hernandez blog about Week one of Dancing With The Stars at US Weekly. They chat about the disappointment of the protestors interrupting the show, but, they loved their first dance. They also chat about their “Duck Tails” dance and more.

VC: Starting out season 23, I though that it was a great cast and a great show. And the ratings spoke for themselves, people were excited to watch us. It’s very unfortunate that the moment everyone spoke about the next day had nothing to do with our show or the 13 celebrities that put themselves through three weeks of hard work to get to the premiere. All the excitement was overshadowed by a couple of idiots doing stupid things.

But I am looking forward to kind of a new reintroduction to everyone next Monday, to be honest, a do over where we won’t have distractions from everyone who put in a lot of time and effort. It wasn’t fair to everyone. Next week, we’ll have a different type of show – I know we will. Unless someone’s protesting DuckTales being animal cruelty, I think we’ll be OK! It’s going to be a really fun show and bring everything back to the essence of DWTS.

To be completely honest – because this is an honest blog – I really wasn’t inspired by the song Laurie and I danced to last week! It didn’t really speak to me, it wasn’t something that I loved. So it was kind of a great performance to showcase Laurie, but moving forward, we’re doing music and dancing — especially this week — in a genre that really speaks to me – cartoons! It’s TV theme week and we’re dancing to DuckTales which is the greatest cartoon ever! I’m really excited about that! It speaks to me way more than “American Girl.” It’s crazy that Laurie’s so young – I don’t even want to talk about that, it makes me feel old that she didn’t know DuckTales!

LH: Val loves that show, but I don’t know too much about it! Don’t forget, I’m a 2000 baby! I’ve looked it up on YouTube, and I see that it’s about ducks. Val says they’re three nephews …

VC: They have an Uncle Scrooge …

LH: They have an uncle! The three little ducks are super adventurous. As far as cartoons go, I watched a lot of Ed, Edd, n Eddy when I was a kid.

VC: I don’t even know what that is! But the DuckTales song goes perfectly with jive. Anyway, Laurie did amazing on her first week out, but every dance will have its own special challenge, and music-wise, it’ll have its own personality.

Lots more at US Weekly.

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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.

Watch Babyface And Allison Holder In Rehearsals For DWTS Season 23 Week Two

Babyface is smooth as ever with pro Allison Holker. Check him out in this new Dancing With The Stars Week 2 Tango rehearsal video. Come on Babyface, you can do this!

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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.

Complete Details For Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Week Two For Monday And Tuesday Nights

From Disney Abc, below are details for Monday and Tuesday for Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Week Two:

The 13 Celebrities Dance to Some of the Most Beloved Television Theme Songs, on ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ September 19

THE 13 CELEBRITIES DANCE TO SOME OF THE MOST BELOVED TELEVISION THEME SONGS FROM THE PAST AND PRESENT AS TV NIGHT COMES TO ABC’S ‘DANCING WITH THE STARS,’ SEPTEMBER 19

The First Couple Elimination of the Season Will Be Announced on
“Dancing with the Stars: The Results” on September 20
Tune-in to ‘Dancing with the Stars: The Results’ to See the Sneak Peek of
the ‘Forever Country’ Music Video, in celebration of the CMA Awards’ 50th
Anniversary, on September 20, only on ABC!

“Episode 2302” – The 13 celebrities get ready to dance to some of their favorite TV theme songs as TV Night comes to “Dancing with the Stars,” live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. Highlights include Maureen McCormick dancing to the “Brady Bunch Theme,” the show that catapulted her career, Marilu Henner hailing a cab down memory lane as she dances to the “Taxi Theme,” Amber Rose being drawn into a dark fantasy as she dances to the “Game of Thrones Theme,” while Rick Perry does a quickstep on the farm as he dances to the “Green Acres Theme,” and Babyface finds himself facing the paranormal as he dances to “The X-Files Theme.”

Each couple will perform a cha cha, Argentine Tango, jive, Paso Doble, tango, quickstep or Viennese Waltz, vying for America’s vote.

Each Couple Will Dance to the Following Songs (in alphabetical order):
Jake T. Austin & Jenna Johnson – cha cha – “Go, Diego, Go! Theme”
Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds & Allison Holker – Argentine Tango – “The X-Files Theme”
Marilu Henner & Derek Hough – foxtrot – “Taxi Theme”
Laurie Hernandez & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – jive – “Ducktails”
James Hinchcliffe & Sharna Burgess – Paso Doble – ”A Tribute to Walking Dead”
Calvin Johnson Jr. & Lindsay Arnold – foxtrot – “Family Matters Theme”
Terra Jolé & Sasha Farber – quickstep – “Bewitched”
Jana Kramer & Gleb Savchenko – tango – “I Don’t Want to Be” from “One Tree Hill”
Ryan Lochte & Cheryl Burke – quickstep – “The Muppet Show Theme”
Maureen McCormick & Artem Chigvintsev – quickstep – “Brady Bunch Theme”
Rick Perry & Emma Slater – quickstep – “Green Acres Theme”
Amber Rose & Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Viennese Waltz – “Game of Thrones Theme”
Vanilla Ice (Robert Van Winkle) & Witney Carson – foxtrot – “Love and Marriage” from “Married…with Children”

No couples will be eliminated on this episode.

“Episode 2302A” – The first elimination of the season will take place on ”Dancing with the Stars: The Results,” live, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. There will be special performances with our three returning pros – Maks, Derek and Cheryl.  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 covering both weeks of competition, including extended training packages, exclusive interviews with the couples, and a glimpse of what’s to come on week three of “Dancing with the Stars.”

In addition, a sneak peek of the “Forever Country” music video, featuring 30 CMA Award-winning superstars joining together for the biggest video in country music history singing the timeless collaboration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the “CMA Awards,” will air during the telecast. And don¹t miss ”The 50th Annual CMA Awards,” Wednesday, November 2 at 8|7c on ABC.
At the end of the night, the first elimination of the season, based on combined viewer and judges’ scores from September 12 and 19, will take place.

Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews (sports host and ”Dancing with the Stars” season 10 finalist), “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including head judge, Len Goodman, dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough.

For week two, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday night during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT and closing at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday evenings.

September 15, 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.

DWTS Jake T. Austin And Jenna Johnson Chat With Hollywood Today Live On Their Week 2 Dance And More

Jake T. Austin told Hollywood Today Love that it is a dream come true to be dancing with Jenna Johnson. She explains how she got the call to dance. They also chat on their dance for week 2 and more.

ETA: Here’s a FB replay too. Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording.

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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.

Watch Val Chmerkovskiy And Laurie Hernandez In Rehearsals For Week 2 Of Dancing With The Stars

As most of you know, Val Chmerkovskiy and Laurie Hernandez have a Jive for Dancing With The Stars Week 2. You can watch them in rehearsals below. Let us know what you think.

I'm sure you can guess what our song is this week… @iamvalc @dancingabc #DWTS #TeamValaur #DuckTalesWOOOOO

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tuesday afternoon jam sesh @iamvalc @dancingabc #DWTS #TeamValaur

A video posted by Laurie Hernandez (@lauriehernandez_) on

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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.