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DWTS Season 16, Week 7 – The Details of Latin Week (Weigh In With Your Opinions)!

We’ve been having this discussion in an older post, and as a result some of you may have missed the new details that seem to be emerging about Latin Week. You can read some of the details in Vogue’s earlier post regarding DWTS Week 7, and you can also see the video of Henry discussing what he knows of Latin week here —> Henry talks Latin Week. It’s a short video – you can watch it for yourself and see what you make of it.

I’m posting this up here at the top to try to involve more people in the discussion (no trolling, though, kiddies). As I understand it, the high scoring couple is immune from elimination, right off the bat. Then, the second highest scoring couple gets first choice of who they want to dance against in a “challenge”. According to Derek’s blog, it seems this happens on Tuesday – but I’m not really sure how they’re going to work this. They have 7 couples doing one dance each in two hours?? That’s a whole bunch of free time for filler – as long as that filler is more dancing I guess I’m okay with that – but the results show could be a nightmare.

Anyway, the couples will be dancing either Cha Cha, Jive or Rumba. Not sure how it’s determined who does what, plus certain couples have already done some or all of these dances.

All Three
Kellie/Derek
Jacoby/Karina

Cha Cha and Jive
Zen/Val
Sean/Peta

Cha Cha Only
Aly/Mark
Andy/Sharna
Ingo/Kym Read more..

April 27, 2013 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. :-)

Photos Of Dancing With The Stars Cast Headed To Week 7 Rehearsals

Lots of great photos were taken yesterday while the cast headed to rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars. Above is Sharna Burgess and Andy Dick, Karina Smirnoff, and Kym Johnson. You can view more takes of the cast at Zimbio Pictures and the Daily Mail today. Check out Oksana Dmytrenko and Gleb Savchenko at the Daily Mail link too! They look so cute!

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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.

New Dancing With The Stars Season 16 Las Vegas Odds For Week 7

“I want to lift the audience to the miraculous in human nature. After all, we shouldn’t be here, with all the odds against us in nature. It’s kind of unusual and wonderful!” ~Ballet Choreographer Paul Taylor on beating the odds

It’s that time again!!! Sports Bovada has posted their new Odds for Dancing With The Stars going to week 7. Note how they’ve lowered Sean Lowe’s odds dramatically from the week(s) before and rightfully so. I think if Sean doesn’t show some vast improvement this coming Monday night, he could find himself eliminated? They have also listed Andy Dick at the bottom. I think they underestimate Andy’s entertainment factor. As in previous weeks, I look forward to Andy just doing “his Jagger Moves thing” and proving the odds makers wrong again (Have I said? I love fighters like that! :) ). I also think they should have put Kellie at the top this week.

Zendaya Coleman 1/1
Kellie Pickler 11/10
Jacoby Jones 7/1
Aly Raisman 12/1
Ingo Rademacher 75/1
Sean Lowe 75/1
Andy Dick 100/1

Here are last week’s Las Vegas Odds to compare.

Zendaya Coleman 11/10
Kellie Pickler 2/1
Jacoby Jones 13/4
Aly Raisman 15/2
Sean Lowe 33/1
Ingo Rademacher 75/1
Andy Dick 150/1
Victor Ortiz 200/1

Let’s see what Miss Heidi and Court think and be sure to let us know what you think too in comments….

Courtney: If I were the oddsmakers, I’d stop banking on the power of the ABC “family” to pull Zendaya & Sean (and to a lesser degree, Ingo) through week after week.  Sean in particular really kind of crashed & burned this week – he may have gotten a better score than Andy, but I really don’t think he did much better…and while Sean ended up in the bottom 2 with weekly cannon fodder Victor, Andy did not.  Now while I don’t have any delusions about Andy winning this whole thing, I do think he’s doing better than any of us anticipated – and support for him just seems to be growing.  Notice that he hasn’t landed in the bottom 2 since week 3…and last week, he wasn’t even in jeopardy.  Unless Sean either knocks his dance out of the park this week or gets blatantly overscored, I fully expect to see him in the bottom 2 on Tuesday.  Jury’s still out on Ingo, too – as hard as he’s working, I get the feeling he may be blending into the woodwork, and I’m not really seeing a ton of improvement from him…and on top of that, Kym seems like her patience may be wearing thin.  He could also be bottom 2 material in the coming week.  As for the top of the pack – if the team dance was any indicator, Zendaya is not immune to mediocrity, and I would really consider that paso doble to be an epic fail on Val’s part; there was no reason that they shouldn’t have won that challenge, EASILY.  But I daresay complacency could be Zen & Val’s downfall – too many consecutive weeks of praise can lead a couple to feel a bit too…comfortable.  Hopefully this week was a wake-up call.

Heidi: My perspective is a bit different after reading the ABC press release for this weeks show. If the judges work it the way I think they will work it, it will mean Zendaya once again at the top of the pack, whether she deserves it or not, and Andy going home.  It is one HUGE manipulative ploy – and if they keep that sort of thing up for the rest of the season, the people the judges want to go home,  WILL go home.  Right now, Andy seems to be that guy. And that pisses me off.  IF the odds makers are looking at that, then they might be right on the money.  Or they could be totally clueless and end up being right accidentally. :-) I DO agree that the odds, combined with the twitter voting crap could really cause an issue with Val and Zendaya – if they think they have this in the bag, they could be in trouble. I mean, really – why do TPTB feel like they need to do this immunity thing? Who isn’t getting the votes? Would they do it for Kellie?? Doubtful.  Add in the complacency that some of her fans might be feeling and you are straying into shocking elimination territory.  Seriously, I’ve heard lots of people say they didn’t even vote in the finale last season, they were so sure that Shawn was going to win. How many now consider Zendaya a “sure thing” – including Val and Zendaya themselves?? I don’t know – I’m seriously asking. Anyway, they have Zen and Kellie close to tied with Jacoby at 7/1?? I think they’re under rating him a bit, but we’ll see.

April 26, 2013 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.

Juanes And Michael Bublé To Perform On Dancing With The Stars, Immunity Dance Details

Juanes And Michael Bublé are set to perform for Dancing With The Stars Week 7!! Also ABC has outlined how the Immunity Dances will take place. Below is more from the official site….

Also on the agenda for Latin Night, the remaining seven couples will dance to Latin hits. After each couple has danced, the top couple based on judges’ scores will be safe from elimination for the week. The remaining six couples will then take part in the Dance Off, where they’ll compete against another couple doing the cha-cha, jive or rumba. For each of the three face-offs, the judges will declare a winning team, who’ll be able to add three bonus points to their score.

Hmmm, why do I get the feeling the Immunity Dance isn’t going to be very fair? :-?

Thanks to @DWTSGossip for the heads up on this news! Stay tuned, we may have more details on the show to post later.

UPDATE: Below is more from ABCMedia Net….

Episode 1607 & 1607A” – It’s Latin Night on “Dancing with the Stars,” as seven remaining couples take to the ballroom floor and perform to a Latin-inspired hit, MONDAY, APRIL 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). In a new twist and another “Dancing with the Stars” first, the couple with the highest overall score for the night will be granted immunity from elimination on Tuesday. The couples who do not receive immunity will then compete in a dance-off to earn extra judges’ points in an effort to increase their overall score. The show will also feature music by Grammy winner and Spanish language rock artist Juanes, who will perform a medley of his hits, including “La Camisa Negra” and “Cumbia Sexy.”

On TUESDAY, APRIL 30, one couple will be eliminated on “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show” (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET). The show will feature music by Michael Bublé who will perform “Come Dance with Me” off his new album, “To Be Loved.” The show will also feature its second “AT&T Spotlight Performance” of the season, focusing on youth organization the Camden Sophisticated Sisters and its founder, Tawanda Jones. The program, located in Camden, New Jersey, provides an opportunity for young women to learn discipline and cooperation and to gain a sense of achievement through drill team competition. This “Spotlight Performance” will feature an inspiring routine by eight members of the organization. In addition, “Macy’s Stars of Dance” returns for its fourth installment of the season. Choreographed and performed by Allison Holker and Stephen “tWitch” Boss, the dance will feature musical accompaniment by violinist and youtube sensation Lindsey Stirling.

Also, below is a Codebear with some information about the girl hurt in the Boston Bombing. Her segment was filmed today….


Adrianne Haslet’s appearance on Dancing With the Stars was filmed today, and will air Tuesday night – Be sure to tune in! #DWTS
@Codebear2
Larry Rader

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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 Carrie Ann Inaba Talks Of Kellie Pickler, Zendaya, Andy Dick, And More

Judge Carrie Ann Inaba was a guest on KTLA this morning! She talks first about why Kellie is so good. She also speaks of why she’s been critical of some of her moves and details. She also explains why she loves Zendaya so much for how organic she is and more. They ask her about Andy too and she says he has “Moves like Jagger”. For the finals, she thinks there will be someone for everyone to vote for. Read more..

April 25, 2013 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.

Anna Trebunskaya Lays It Out With Afterbuzz On The Remaining Celebs For DWTS 16 Week 6

Below is AfterBuzz’s new Dancing With The Stars episode for Week 6. Kristyn Burtt, Suri Serano, Jake Dupree, and Anna Trebunskaya help break down the show. Anna ‘lays it out’ on the remaining celebs and the judges. She’s so cute! Enjoy!!

Also, here are some Afterbuzz interviews from after the Results Show with Kym and Ingo, Peta and Sean, and Val and Zendaya. They may post more, so, keeping checking back here.

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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.

Dancing With The Stars Season 16 Week 6 Dancer Confessionals

ABC has released the dance confessionals from Dancing With The Stars Week 6. Andy has a kiss on his cheek and messy hair under his hat! Len is Jacoby’s Grandpa. Kellie does a “shoe” dance. Too fun as always….

Thanks to Jimmbboe, below is a version for International viewers…

April 24, 2013 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.

More Dances Revealed For DWTS Week 7, Mid-Season Party With Tom Bergeron, And More

We’ve got some interviews to share for what took place after the results show last night. First, George Pennacchio of On The Red Carpet asks the cast their thoughts about Stevie Wonder and if he should dance on Dancing With The Stars (since he remarked how he’d like to dance on the show next season). George also asks the contestants about how they’ve changed the most (emotionally, physically, or mentally) after doing Dancing With The Stars. He also asks the pros how they choreograph. He finds out what he can about their dances next week too. Lot’s more below….

First up, Sharna would love to have and teach Stevie Wonder on the show! For how Andy has changed, he’s trimmed up and gotten stronger in his mind, body, and soul. When Sharna choreographs, she likes to concentrate on what looks good for Andy. Since has is a great actor and has a great personality, she tries to do things that will help bring those things out. For next week’s Rumba, Sharna gives one more hint that it is inspired by “Singing In The Rain” (perfect!). As for the immunity dance, she hopes to bring out “technique and basics” with some Cha Cha and Jive.

Mark loves Stevie Wonder and would love to have him dance on the show. He (or anyone with a disability) would need a special partner who would have patience. For how Aly has changed the most, she says “mentally”. It’s different from gymnastics and she’s learning more. Mark talks of how he comes up with choreography. He likes to find out what feels natural to his partners and how he can make it special. Aly is excited about Latin Week. Mark says it will be fun. Aly says she will be sassy (more on their new dance below in another interview).

Peta plans to get really tough with Sean this week for their new dances. They have the Rumba and they have to produce character. It’s going to be intense and be a love story. Sean plans to zone in and really focus. He hopes to be a changed dancer. Peta tries to choreograph by working on “strengths”. Sean has changed a lot physically, emotionally, and mentally. “Focusing” and dancing has been challenging. Peta would love to have Stevie Wonder on the show.

Kym says it would be so incredible if Stevie Wonder danced on the show. When Kym choreographs, she likes to concentrate on “connection” like Val. For how Ingo has changed, he picks “mentally” for how he is learning more dances every week. It’s also teaching him to be positive. Kym teases on their dance next week saying it will have “major hip action” and “look out ladies”.

Val gives a little preview for what will happen for Latin Week. As said in their last interview, they have the Paso Doble. He’s excited to teach Zendaya more technique for it. From how much she’s changed, Zendaya picks “mentally” since she’s working hard, stressed out a lot, and trying to do well. Val would love Stevie Wonder to dance on the show, but, he thinks he is “too big” (huh? why? Stevie wouldn’t be the first big guy to dance?). At the end, Zendaya compares Val and her father to “Gummy Bears”.

Below are some interviews with Access Hollywood. Mark says he and Aly have the Salsa next week! Peta again points out how important it is to step it up. Andy talks about the toughest parts about doing Dancing With The Stars so far… Read more..

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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 16, Week 5 – SPOILERS!!! Who Got the Boot???

Well, it appears as though Heidi decided to sample moonshine for the first time this evening, and the last I heard on Twitter, she was feeling about like I was on that asthma medication last night – so I’m guessing she’s out committing a felony and smashing things like the Incredible Hulk :-P So you guys get to deal with me tonight…yay!

Now that I’ve wasted enough space for the Twitter crowd…Victor, Sean, & Andy all ended up in jeopardy tonight, with Victor and Sean in the bottom two, and Victor going home.  Can’t say I’m too surprised by that one…just like the team paso getting the encore, despite its mediocrity.  Zzzzz….

How did the Pure crew do?

Courtney:  Said Victor was going home, with Ingo in the bottom 2…with the off-chance that it would be Sean in the bottom 2 instead of Ingo.

Heidi: Said Victor and either Ingo or Andy in the bottom 2…and that Victor was likely toast.

Vogue: Said Victor & Sean in the bottom 2, with Victor leaving.

Vogue hit the nail on the head this week, with Heidi & I getting it partially right.  Sean lives to awkwardly shimmy his way through Latin week (likely shirtless), Andy continues to be our little ray of sunshine, and Peanut will probably steal the show (and the cheese) again :-P All is right in the Pure kingdom…moonshine & steroids for everyone!!! Kidding…sort of ;-)

April 23, 2013 I Written By

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Dancers and Dance Fans Unite: Please Help This Dance Instructor Who Was Hurt In The Boston Bombings

Did you know there was a dance instructor hurt in the Boston Bombings? Her name is Adrianne Haslet-Davis. She was at the Boston Marathon with her husband, Air Force Captain Adam Davis, who had just recently returned home from Afghanistan. Both were injured when the second bomb exploded near them. Adrianne’s left foot and part of that leg had to be amputated. Despite her injuries, she has vowed to dance again and do whatever it takes. Below she talks with Anderson Cooper about it in case you missed this on his show last night. My heart broke in two when I saw this and yet, something in me says, she ‘will’ dance again. What a sweet, strong, and courageous young woman. If you’d like to help her, please visit this website. Even the smallest amount can make a difference.

Thanks to Eileen for sending this news to us last night!

UPDATE: No idea if this is true or not, but, one of our readers is reporting that Adrianne Haslet-Davis and her story might be spot lighted on Dancing With The Stars next week. Also, below is the cast sending her some love and cheer on Inside Edition Monday night.

UPDATE2: Tom Bergeron announced on the show tonight that they are indeed spot lighting Adrianne Haslet-Davis on next week’s results show. They will also be announcing how the show plans to help her (So awesome!! And according to what Codebear reports to us, he, Elena Grinenko, and Nick Kosovich were able to get the ball rolling for this.). Read more..

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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.