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PureDWTS Season 24 Court Rants: I Don’t Care How “Rabid” Your Fanbase Is, You Won’t Win Without the General Audience Vote!

For the regulars, you probably have witnessed what prompted this rant 😛 For the non-regulars, bear with me: it seems like every season, there is at least one fanbase that just bugs the ever-loving sh*t out of me – and it’s usually because said fanbase decides to obnoxiously remind the entire online DWTS fandom how awesome their favorite is, and how they’re going to win, and how they’re sooooo much better than other contestants, and how much harder they’re gonna vote than all the other fans, how rabid & supportive the fanbase is, etc.  Basically – if they can think of something to boast about, they will.  Loudly, frequently, and obnoxiously…and the rest of the fans just have to grit their teeth and bear it until the season ends or that particular contestant gets eliminated.

But here’s the funny part: for all the boasting these fanbases do, very seldom do their contestants actually win DWTS.  Why? To quote one of my Twitter followers, “If you have to tell us how big it is…it’s probably not that big.” 😉 But seriously, though – there’s a bit more to it than that.  You have to take viewing demographics into account, and whether or not that fanbase aligns well with the main viewing demographic; you also have to consider if there’s another contestant on a particular season who perhaps aligns better with the main viewing demographic.  The bottom line is this:

You cannot win DWTS if you don’t have the main viewing demographic of the show on your side.

And right now, I can hear the defiant protests of hoards of Harmonizers 😛 Go ahead – you guys can tell us all till you’re blue in the face how “rabid” you are, how “organized” you are, how “passionate & committed” you are.  It comes across as a tad insecure, but go ahead.  But I’m gonna warn you right now, unless Normani can get demographics on her side (or the show tries to pull off a pimping of never-before-seen proportions), I can almost guarantee she will not win. Let me explain why, using historical data from the show…

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March 24, 2017 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Follow me (and my dog!) on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence & @BirkinTheBulldog

DWTS Alek Skarlatos And Fellow Paris Train Attack Heroes Win $250,000 On “Millionaire”

Did you all get a chance to see Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, and Anthony Sadler on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” this week for what we previously reported? If not…guess what? They WON $250,000! So awesome! Here is more via DisneyABC….

On the Tuesday, November 1st episode of the weekday syndicated game show WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE, the trio of young American men who stopped an active shooter from killing hundreds on a train to Paris in August 2015 win a whopping quarter of a million dollars! Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler appeared as contestants during “Millionaire’s” Hometown Heroes Week, which spotlights men and women who go out of their way to make the world a better place.

Skarlatos, Stone and Sadler used teamwork and their close friendship to take on the 14 “Millionaire” questions that lead to the top prize and they work their way to the $250,000 question. After successfully answering it, and with no more lifelines left, they look at the $500,000 question but decide to walk away with their winnings, which they’ll split three ways.

Photo credit: Jacob Kepler, Disney/ABC Home Entertainment & Television Distribution

A photo from the production of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" on July 22, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A photo from the production of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” on July 22, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

November 2, 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

WATCH Train Hero and DWTS Alum Alek Skarlatos On “Millionaire” Today (HQ Photos)

Hey All! All this week on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” the iconic game show is saluting men and women known in their communities for going out of their way to make the world a better place and for devoting their energies to the greater good without expecting anything in return. Kicking off the week TODAY, MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016 are Dancing With The Stars Season 21 3rd place winner Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, and Anthony Sadler, the three friends who took down the shooter on a train from Brussels to Paris. The three friends use their friendship and teamwork to take on the “Millionaire” money ladder, and also will return for the TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 SHOW. Be sure to tune in if interested. Photo credit: Jacob Kepler, Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and TV Distribution).

A photo from the production of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" on July 22, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A photo from the production of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” on July 22, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A photo from the production of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" on July 22, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A photo from the production of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” on July 22, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

October 31, 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Lindsay Arnold And Witney Carson “Born And Raised In Utah” Coverage – Photos, Messages, Videos

Dancing With The Stars Lindsay Arnold and Witney Carson’s “Born And Raised In Utah” premiered last night. Below you can view some backstage coverage, messages from Lindsay and Witney, videos, and photos. It looks like they had a blast. I’m loving those smiles and you missed our exclusive interview with Lindsay, you can see it here. YAY! CONGRATULATIONS, Girls!

lindsarnold: OH MY GOSH WE DID IT!!!!:):) I am truly speechless right now. There are no words to describe the amount of gratitude I am feeling right now for every single person that helped make this possible and for each of our incredible fans that came to our show tonight and supported us. I never dreamed that this all would be possible and standing in front of a sold out crowd and feeling all the love from our audience it truly surpassed all expectations. Thank you thank you again!! #bornandraisedutah #bornandraised

witneycarson: I’m so incredibly thankful & my heart is so full seeing our fans fill the SOLD OUT theatre tonight! This couldn’t have been possible without our amazing FANS, friends, family, and our hubbys. I’ll never forget this night and the feeling I had performing on that stage tonight. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH. I love you with all my heart ❤️❤️ #born&RaisedUTAH

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

PureDWTS Exclusive: Lindsay Arnold Gives Us A Sneak Peek Into Her Dance Show With Witney Carson And More

Only one more day until Lindsay Arnold and Witney Carson’s Born And Raised In Utah Show taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah Friday, July 15th. We were curious how Lindsay was feeling during these last few days of their final rehearsals. She tells us below. She also gives us a tiny peak into one of the fun performances and more. We can’t thank Lindsay enough for her time. If you haven’t bought tickets yet, see this link as this show sounds like a MUST SEE!!

Hi Lindsey!! Only 4 more days until your “Born And Raised in Utah” show! How are you feeling about it right now as you approach the last rehearsals?

I am feeling so excited and overwhelmed with gratitude. It has been so fun to get back in the dance studio with all of our utah dance friends and create something that is very special and meaningful to Witney and I. We are also so so stoked that our celebrity partners Alek Skarlatos, Alfonso Ribeiro, and Von Miller are joining us!

Which performances are you and the cast looking forward to the most that you’d like fans to watch out for?

There are so many performances that we are looking forward to and have created a lot of variety through out the show. One piece that I am extremely excited about is a Michael Jackson inspired dance featuring our dance coach Rick Robinson. This man has trained so many talented dancers that are in the entertainment industry; Julianne Hough, Mark Ballas, Derek Hough, along with Witney and I and has truly helped us reach our goals. We are so excited to perform with him in our show!!

We’ve heard you have a lot of special guests. Can you tell us about them a little?

We do have a lot of special guests for this show that we are so excited about! We have Super Bowl MVP Von Miller from DWTS season 22, Alek Skarlatos from DWTS season 21, Alfonso Ribeiro DWTS season 19 champion, James the Mormon (a local up and coming rap artist), Brooklyn Fullmer from SYTYCD, Hailee Payne from SYTYCD, Alexia Meyer from SYTYCD, Marcquet Hill from SYTYCD, and Jaymz Tuileva from SYTYCD. The cool thing about our SYTYCD guests is that they all grew up and trained in dancing in Utah! We want this show to showcase the incredible talent Utah has to offer and also give back to our hometown fans and support system. Without the support and love from our families, coaches, and friends from Utah we would not be where we are today.

July 14, 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Pure Dancing With The Stars 2016 Emmy Nomination Predictions

Coming up on Thursday, July 14th, is the nominations for the 2016 Emmy Awards. Question: Which dances or performances from Dancing With The Stars do you think should be nominated? Keep in mind that ALL of Dancing With The Stars Season 21 and Season 22 are eligible for an Emmy Award (May 2nd was the deadline, but, we think there are exceptions to the rule for shows and performances that take place until May 31st). So, we’re assuming all of season 22 is eligible, but we could be wrong?). If you’d like to read the rules and procedures for the 2016 Emmy Awards, you can do so at Emmys.com. So, with all that said, let us know in comments for which dances you think should be nominated. You can also include dances and performances from other TV shows or specials if you like. Below are our predictions: Read more..

July 11, 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

New “Born And Raised In Utah” Promo With DWTS Witney Carson, Lindsay Arnold, And Cast

Below is a fun new promo for Dancing With The Stars Witney Carson and Lindsay Arnold’s “Born And Raised In Utah” show. Looking good! If you haven’t bought tickets yet, see this link.

July 8, 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Witney Carson And Lindsay Arnold Chat On Their New Utah Show, DWTS, And More

Dancing With The Stars Witney Carson and Lindsay Arnold talked to KUTV about their new “Born And Raised In Utah” show coming up on July 15th. They are super excited to perform, show their story, and get back to their roots. They also talk on Dancing With The Stars and their celebrity guests. To watch this fun interview in full, see KUTV. For ticket information to see “Born And Raised In Utah” Utah on July 15th, see this link.

July 6, 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Denver Bronco Von Miller To Dance In DWTS Witney Carson And Lindsay Arnold’s Dance Show

Denver Bronco Von Miller has been added to Dancing With The Stars Witney Carson and Lindsay Arnold’s “Born And Raised In Utah” show and they couldn’t be happier. As you know from previous reports, Alek Skarlatos and Alfonso Ribeiro are also dancing. For ticket information to see “Born And Raised In Utah” Utah on July 15th, see this link. It’s going to be a goodie!

July 1, 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Witney Carson And Lindsay Arnold Interviewed On DWTS, Born And Raised I Utah, And More

Dancing With The Stars Witney Carson and Lindsay Arnold talked about how they met and started their dancing careers with FOX 13 in Utah. They also talked on their “Born And Raised In Utah” show. Really cute interview!

For ticket information to see their show in Utah on July 15th, see Born And Raised In Utah.

June 22, 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.