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.
Al was so kind to put the Troupe Bumpers together from last night’s result show. Enjoy!!
The Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Promo shoot began today. Below are some photos and videos starting to come out. Keep checking back as there may be more…
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ETA: And check these out….
— Official DWTS (@DancingABC) August 18, 2016
What a fun night at The Grove last night for some lucky fans and the potential Pros of Dancing With The Stars Season 23. If you didn’t see our first report which includes videos, social media photos, and snap chats made by Miss Heidi, see this previous post. Afterwards, feast your eyes on the beautiful photos below courtesy of Getty Images. Isn’t it great seeing Gleb Savchenko again (still dying here)? 🙂 Also, note how Kym Johnson was there too. Click on any of the photos to see more.
As you know from previous reports, the pros of Dancing With The Stars are having a Fitness Dance Class at The Grove in Los Angeles, California tonight at 5:00pm Pacific time. US Weekly Facebook will be posting some coverage of the event. Al aka @Idolxfactor1 is recording what he can for us. Stay tuned and keep checking back for videos, social media photos, and anything else we can find.
From DWTS 👻 : so this is happening! 😉 pic.twitter.com/TK60Lvs2oF
— A&T #ChiVitto (@jane9668) August 17, 2016
ETA: US Weekly Live, Videos, and Photos. Note how Sharna mentions there will be more Pro Numbers this season. YAYYY
Let me preface this rant with this: I know everyone is excited for the season to start. I know that there hasn’t been a whole lot to report (yet). So I’m willing to cut people a little bit of slack – I think we’re all just looking for stuff to discuss until the next piece of intel falls into our laps. What’s puzzling to me is that of all things there is to talk about, I’m seeing an inordinate number of questions about the troupe – a fixture on the show that I find to be of little consequence anymore.
Not sure if it’s just not as exciting to talk about the pros that we’ve seen year after year or if people really do feel passionately about the troupe, but I guess it’s just hard for me to relate when people seem very invested in whether or not [insert dancer here] is going to be in the troupe again or might get a shot at pro a certain season. It’s of such little interest to me that I don’t even really actively seek spoilers about the troupe in the pre-season – I’d rather focus my efforts on the pros and their celeb partners, so you’ll have to forgive me if I respond with a bit of frustration when I get questions on Twitter about “Have you heard who’s in the troupe?” or “Do you think so-and-so will get promoted to pro this season?”
So for those of you who don’t understand why the troupe is not all that important to me (and Heidi, really), I give you this: the 7 reasons why Court doesn’t care about the troupe. Read more..
Five years ago, I sat on my couch, slack-jawed and speechless over the fact that TPTB had managed to oust a season-long fan favorite and great dancer from the finale in favor of a member of the ABC family advancing. I didn’t think it was possible that anyone on this show could have gotten more screwed-over than Ralph Macchio was in season 12, in order to allow Chelsea Kane into the finals. I’ll be damned if history didn’t repeat itself last night with Wanya Morris, quite possibly one of the most hard-working, consistent, passionate, and entertaining contestants this show has ever seen, being sacrificed in favor of the decent-but-unmemorable ABC family member, Ginger Zee. And it seems to sting even more this time, because I feel like it all came down to the “hanky slip heard ’round the world” – a relatively minor snafu that the judges decided to make a molehill of, and brutally underscored Wanya last week, while sheltering Ginger with some very cushy scores on some pretty ho-hum dances. Had that underscoring (and overscoring) not happened last week, I have decent reason to believe we’d be looking at a different finale lineup. But when it comes down to it, I guess it’s more important to ensure the company gal advances over the popular guy that isn’t part of the family, no matter how talented he may be. Good luck defending this decision, ABC – judging from the shock and dismay I saw on Twitter, you may get quite a bit of backlash for this one.
As for the good news about last night – I did manage to get 2/3 of my dream finale, with Nyle & Paige advancing, and with Antonio, the weak link in this competition since Doug left, finally getting ousted. To the Steelers Nation – guess y’all aren’t as mighty as you claimed to be, huh? I daresay with all the outrage about Wanya getting ousted, I barely heard a peep from those disappointed about Antonio going home. And FWIW, Wanya put on one helluva show – dude was 100% in the zone last night, and didn’t have a single stumble. Just makes it all the more of a glaring omission for him to not make the finale.
So for the first time, this week’s scores are being rolled into the totals for the finale – I invite you all to contemplate why that might be. Given that we’ll see the freestyles next Monday before the final set of votes, these power rankings are somewhat moot, as I’ll do another set next Monday. But given that they’ll actually be using the judges’ scores from this week, I do think it’s possible to predict who might have the advantage headed into the finale…and who might struggle a bit more. So take these rankings as who I think would win/be the runner-up/come in 3rd if the winner were to be decided tomorrow. Read more..
As we mentioned yesterday, Mark was seen around the rehearsal studio yesterday, which seems to indicate that he is still very much in the competition this season. Now we have a bit more behind-the-scenes info to share…
…according to a source, Mark is still injured, and given the nature of the injury, it seems potentially serious (I’m guessing they’ll share his diagnosis in the package on Monday). Mark is currently trying to rest his back as a result. HOWEVER, Mark has every intention of dancing with Paige on Monday if he’s able, and is still very much Paige’s partner. Alan & Hayley have both been assisting them during rehearsals for their paso doble, but Mark is running the show – his concept, his choreography. From the impression I got – the situation is still very up-in-the-air, but Mark is determined to dance.
I think the captions on the Instagram picture of Paige & Alan he posted on Tuesday very clearly indicate that he intends to remain Paige’s partner this season:
Really proud of @PaigeVanzantUFC she looked so beautiful out there, I was blown away by her infectious energy and her ability to handle this rough situation.. Also got to say a big Thank you to @alanbersten “Alaaaan” for stepping up to the plate. I’ll be back #DWTS #powrightinthekisser Make sure you vote for my girl.. No one is safe..
So what do I make of this? Well I think all the Alan fans that seem to be creeping out of the woodwork, hoping that Mark will “give Alan a shot at being a pro” need to slow their roll quite a bit, because I don’t think Mark has any intention of giving Paige up without a fight – and rightfully so. I remember Deep Throat telling me how absolutely THRILLED Mark was to get Paige as a partner this season – he’d been hoping she’d get a shot on the show for awhile, and I’d even go so far as to guess that she was probably one of his “dream partners”. And Paige has got a great work ethic and a lot of talent – talent that I think is best harnessed by a seasoned pro with two MBT’s and a lot of choreography experience under his belt, and NOT a completely green, un-battle-tested newb from the troupe. This is quite possibly the most competitive season we’ve ever seen, kids – and if Paige wants a fighting chance (no pun intended) of lasting this season, Mark is her best bet. If anything, I think the rest of the pros this season would mop the floor with Alan, experience-wise, if he were suddenly to become Paige’s full-time partner – and the resulting failure could potentially torpedo any future shots at being a pro that he might have…think about it. This is quite possibly the WORST season to come in as a rookie pro and try to prove yourself…so why would you want to subject him to that? So you can watch him gyrate around with his shirt open and a dopey grin on his face? 🙂
Anyway, I wish Mark the speediest and most painless of recoveries, and I’ve got my fingers crossed he gets to dance with Paige on Monday 😉
ETA: Vogue here. Paige was on KTLA today. She talked on Dancing With The Stars and the accident with Mark last week. She also gives a report on Mark and says he’s still trying to find out what’s wrong with him (like Court reported). Right now she’s rehearsing with both Alan and Mark and isn’t sure what will happen on Monday night. More below…
Wasn’t this a hot dance on Good Morning America? Let’s watch it again! What a way to start the party. Video courtesy of @Idolxfactor1!
If you head to GMA Yahoo, you can see full body photos of the new cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 22. Let us know which are your favorites. I like them all….especially Geraldo and Edyta!
ETA: Doug Flutie posted his at twitter which you can view below.
— DOUG FLUTIE (@DougFlutie) March 8, 2016