Be sure to watch Paul Mitchell’s Shall We Dance on Ice this Saturday, February 13th or on Saturday February 27th on ABC. It includes Dancing With The Stars pros Chelsie Hightower, Dmitry Chaplin, Anna Trebunskaya and Damian Whitewood. Rumer Willis, Meryl Davis, and Charlie White are also part of the show. Below is a fun promo.
It’s that time of year again and who knows what kind of funky will go down this season. Will Derek finally hang up his DWTS shoes? Will Artem get hosed again in favor of the ever annoying Val? Will Sasha finally get his chance? Will Sharna continue to follow in the wrong footsteps, making unwise statements? Who will take Allison’s spot? These questions and more will hopefully be answered soon. 🙂
I don’t want to hear about Jenna being dance captain. I think that is likely decided among the dancers themselves and I doubt it has any significance in regard to the show – maybe she’ll be a pro, maybe she won’t. Derek and Julianne’s dance captain was someone you’ve likely never heard of. So what?
Kristyn Burtt claims that the pros have been told rehearsals start on February 22 – it remains to be seen if that is true or if it actually happens. Last season was so…fluid…that we’ll have to wait and see. I do think we’ll start to hear stuff from those with a lack of ability to keep their mouths shut. 🙂 There are some Derek fans that worry his media sweep happening next week will include an announcement about his status. The media sweep is because of Disneyland 60 – if an announcement happens, it will likely be that he’s out. If he says nothing or hems and haws, it might be that he’s in. He’s a tough call, as usual Read more..
Stay tuned for Episode 8 of “Agent Carter”. Entertainment Weekly is reporting Louis Van Amstel has choreographed a dance that will be featured. Not only that, several pros from Dancing With The Stars and other dancers will be performing. Read on for details. I don’t watch this show, but, I may have to watch this episode.
Here’s the deal: “Episode 8 ends with a cliffhanger where Peggy and Jarvis [James D’Arcy] get in big trouble and are knocked out,” executive producer Michele Fazekas tells EW. “Episode 9 begins with a dream sequence that starts in black and white — by the way, [Atwell] was made for black and white. She looks like Rita Hayworth. She looks spectacular.”
Then, in true Wizard of Oz fashion, everything goes into color, leading into a full-on Broadway musical dance number that features an original song from lyricist David Zippel and composer Christopher Lennertz, in conjuction with executive producers Tara Butters and Fazekas.
Choreographed by Dancing with the Stars’ Louis van Amstel, the sequence features a number of pros from DWTS, including van Amstel, Dmitry Chaplin, Karina Smirnoff, Anna Trebunskaya, Sasha Farber and Damian Whitewood. Dancers Robert Roldan, Malene Ostergaard, Amanda Balen, Serge Onik, Jenya Shatilova, Lacey Escabar, Alla Kocherga and Paul Kirkland also join them.
Who’s going to win!! Not too much longer till we find out. 🙂
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T-minus 30 minutes…
LOVED the opening number. Made me get in the Christmas spirit.
Alfonso is rooting for Bindi…and the staging in the Ballroom is hopeful. Don’t disappoint me DWTS.
Holy crap, this show is two hours long?? CRAP.
Kim and Hayes seem like eons ago, actually. She has less rhythm than I remember. Music is live since the just screwed it up.
I still love you, Victor, you little ball of fun hips. 😀
Haha Tom Bergeron!!
Hayley makes a damn good Maryanne.
That “Carlos, yer gonna die, hahaha” from Alek KILLS me every time. 😀
I see two male pros that I don’t recognize, and one female earlier. Who are these people?
So, Victor redid his dance with the sombrero and it actually stuck this time. 🙂 But did he fall down? I turned away for one second. I was watching Bindi and Derek on All Access.
Andy Grammer singing “Right about now” – great job. Love that song.
Bwah – Gary made those outtakes. Then when his dance is starting him looking at Anna going “WHAT??”
LOVE THIS SONG “Xs and Os” I think it’s called?
Seems like Alexa and Mark’s Breaking Bad dance was danced with more confidence by Alexa this time around. I dug it.
Gary is the reason why little kids cry when they see Santa. 🙂 Loved that bit – Gary as Santa, Paula as Mrs Clause and Victor as an Elf. 🙂
Congrats to Mark Ballas and BC Jean! I think they have a hit on their hands. I’m seriously addicted to that song “Roses and Violets”.
Andy Grammer and Chaka Kahn?? Perfection. And I love all the dancing going on on this finale – actual BALLROOM. Take notes Rob Wade – there is no reason the whole season can’t be like this.
Okay, the fusion.
First is Nick, who had a rough transition to Salsa and she didn’t really fuse the dances – they actually stopped right in the middle and switched styles.
But of course, Julianne is going to stand up and rave with OTT praise. It’d give it a 28 or 29, but I imagine it will get a 30.
Lindsay: “Cuddle, cuddle, cuddle, let’s friken dance” LOL
Notice how Alek and Lindsay switched styles without stopping the dance? Pretty damn good. Better than Nick.
I suspect based on what Julianne just said, that they’re leveling the scores tonight, that whole “We have to remember this was 24 hours..” Okay forget I said that, they just lowballed him. He actually danced better than Nick did.
Bindi makes me fucking cry in her package for a damn ChaCha AT!! This girl!! Unbelievable.
Nick actually has a very good singing voice. Like this song. Showing highlights from all three couples. Very nice.
THIRD PLACE – Alek Skarlatos. I think that 6 point deficit did him in.
And the winner is…
I have to say, Bruno and Julianne lifted Bindi up…even Sharna and and Nick cheered for Bindi. And Bindi almost gives Tony a concussion with the Trophy. I’m crying.
Maybe we should start a drinking game on Tamar and Alek’s bad packages. And for every time Julianne hands out a score based on feared backlash. And for every time one of them says “If you’re here next week…”
Sad when you go into your once favorite TV show expecting to be pissed off at least once during the evening.
T-minus 30 minutes…
ICYMI – Vogue reported that Tamar has pneumonia and her performing is questionable.
Alek did pretty well!! And he wasn’t too hosed on scores. The manscaping was more than I really needed to see.
FYI – Val whining about about their schedule on All Access. He didn’t even know Tamar had left. In other news, Sharna forgot the makeup mirror has a camera. I saw more than I needed to see. Sorry Sharna.
Great contemporary number by Alexa and Mark – enjoyed it more than Nick’s last week. A bit repetitive in a couple spots, but if she doesn’t get a perfect score I cry foul.
OK, first stupid thing for the night – Carlos’ AT song?? Ludicrous. I didn’t even know what style it was there for a while. Have to agree with CAI, as much as it pains me to say so.
Bindi is the sweetest thing ever…and that was a beautiful V. Waltz. And no, I don’t think that was a lift, but I expect the random lift caller to yell about it.
Yes, Val, we’re very aware that you’ve never had so many challenges before. Poor Tamar though. Judges are going to score the dress rehearsal.
I have to say, she looks rather unwell…kinda sweaty. Unsteady on her feet. I think the 7s were a bit harsh.
Oh for fuck’s sake, Sharna just threw out that she hasn’t won yet. Boo f8cking who.
Derek and Mark on All Access saying they didn’t get to see their show until Thursday so they didn’t get to start it until Friday.
Took WAY too long to get into hold for Nick and Sharna, and then they got out of hold way to early. Len would give that a 7. How about you do the assigned style, bud?
Julianne!! The dance is supposed to be in hold!! Bruno is out of control. Dance should get all 8s for lack of content.
So Rob Wade picked the teams?? Nice. Let’s not have anything happen naturally.
I love Alek… “Carlos, yer gonna die, ahahahahahahaha” Wow…great package.
I don’t know if that was the best technically, but I enjoyed the hell out of it. 🙂 The judges that raved over a quickstep that had way too little in hold, are being overly harsh on a ridiculous theme dance.
And the scores were harsh as expected.
Okay, that dance kicked ASS!!! Wow. Perfect. One tiny sync issue at the very end, but damn, that would be a tiny nit pick.
Man, they were VERY kind to Tamar and Nick’s dance. I feel for Tamar, I really do – but….
Crap, either Alexa or Carlos is going home. I knew they wouldn’t be able to resist putting them in jeopardy against each other.
And, unfortunately, Alexa is eliminated. Called it wrong this week – she was like my third choice.
In other news, the producers have reached a new level of disgusting stealth cam behavior. You guys just disgust me. To an extreme. Carlos…spare me dude. She’s not dying.
Seriously, the last five minutes of this show made me not care if I saw it again. Derek Hough, get thee to Broadway – they don’t deserve you. And they don’t deserve Mark either.
Immunity, Immunity….who gets the immunity?? Place your bets here!! Part of me says it’s tailor made for Nick…another part of me says Carlos, who may need it more. If Carlos gets it and Alexa goes home, that’s just going to piss me off. Then again, maybe Alexa…
The dance off is apparently Jive, Cha Cha and Samba, and only ONE of our couples have danced all three. Nick. Surely that’s not a coincidence. Here’s how the rest of them stack up:
Nick: Jive, Cha Cha, Samba
Carlos: Jive, Cha Cha
Alexa: Jive, Cha Cha
Bindi: Jive, Cha Cha
Andy: Jive, Cha Cha
Tamar: Cha Cha, Samba
The BEST thing that could happen (for all parties, I’m thinking) is that Nick doesn’t get immunity and picks Tamar. Tamar picks Samba – they’ve both done it, so it’s a true dance off. Every other couple would be fine with the remaining dances except Alek – he will likely get picked last and he needs to do the Jive. In this way, everyone gets a dance that they’ve done. However, I have a nasty feeling that Bindi is going to end up with a Samba, simply because whoever she picks might want to take her down. I think this is only likely if she picks either Nick and Tamar – the two seriously competitive (to the point that Derek was on the verge of saying something) people. I don’t even get THAT level of competitive from Carlos. Just other unpleasant things. 🙂
Anyway, all of these burning questions will begin to be answered in T-minus 60 minutes….
Great pro dance!
Carlos salsa was a mess. They blew the lift, the missed a hand hold, the entry to the lift was messy. They are coming up with an excuse to give him a perfect score. And there’s the “don’t care cuz I liked it a lot” BS from Bruno.
Oh thank god for CAI being real.
Shirley says that was a 8 dance…I would agree.
Nick and Lauren just announced their baby news on All Access.
Awww….Alek did a fine job. The package was lovely. I did see the blown lift, but he handled it well. Think the 9 from CAI was a tad high.
Andy is making me SOB!! Jaysus. I have to add that there were a couple exits from moves where Allison kinda blew her footwork. Unfortunately it was really noticeable. I’m not sure it was Andy, like CAI was saying.
Eh, I think 7s were pretty harsh. He should be all 8’s, only one point below Alek.
Damn, Alexa had two very visible missed steps. She was doing so well!! So fierce and going strong, then boom. The song was too funky too.
ARGH!!! Underscored!! Dear lord, she’s was more than two points better than Alek!!
Here we go, as expected. Very sweet though.
Gooood contemporary routine. Hate that straight leg lift with the flexed feet though. It’s in every contemporary dance. Other than that, I loved it. And here comes immunity for Nick. Best dance ever??? Wild hyperbole from CAI as expected.
LOL…shot of Derek going “Freakin’ a – another big announcement right before we dance?? Will I be eliminated next week too??”
Oh sure, it’s super fair that Julianne looks super hard to find something wrong with Bindi. Pretty sure she didn’t work that hard on ANYONE else. That was a brilliant foxtrot. But explain to me how it’s fair to have Nick the ringer dancing contemporary against everyone else who isn’t a ringer doing ballroom?
Brilliant Foxtrot…from a non-dancer or dancer.
Nick has immunity – Tamar can’t get it, no matter her score.
Oh boy…it may appear that they’re letting Val point out that she got a bad edit, but it’s not a good look still. They end the package well though.
Will CAI call the lift in that dance? Probably not. The music was all wrong for that dance and as a result, the dance seemed…limp. Not sharp.
Oh praise be. CAI is now two for about 8 on the lifts.
LOL…and Derek defeats the Team dance with a simple request. I wonder if he saw Alek and decided to give him a better chance against someone else? He might not have seen him due to Tom trying to stop him from his “strategy”.
Oh, my lord. The dance off I was watching wasn’t close at all and Bindi was doing more jive. Hmmmm….they’re trying to save everyone at once. Derek is getting HOSED tonight between Julianne and Erin and Tom and everyone questioning him. Pissing me off.
This is BS. Carlos must be in trouble.
Very interesting. I voted for Alexa for sure, but America’s vote had the weight so Alexa gets the points. Interesting.
Allison doing all the dancing in the first few bars of the Samba. Alek doing an interesting lift.
Hold the phone…Immunity is for tonight?? Or tonight and next week??
Safe – Bindi and Derek!
Safe – Tamar and Val
Safe – Alek and Lindsay
Safe – Alexa and Mark
Eliminated….Andy and Allison. I’m on a roll.
Note that the married couple both got the extra two points tonight.
Time for the long awaited team dances!! Whoo Hoo…kinda. Hoping it’s not too predictable. I mean, Val’s team has the dark, edgy song. How unique…only not. At all.
Who am I looking forward to? I’m hoping Bindi can pull of an AT with a bit of edge. I’m curious to see how an oft-used-for-a-Paso song fits with Nick and Sharna’s AT. Praying that Alexa does well with Mark’s Paso and that she’s safe this week…but at the same time, don’t really want to see Hayes go either. VERY curious to see if Val has fixed Tamar’s partnering problem in their foxtrot – that should have a lot of in-hold work and she tends to stiffen up when in hold. Now that they’re back to doing ballroom, I’m very curious to see if Andy’s streak of decent dancing holds up. NOT looking forward to Louis on All Access – way too b*tchy to most other than Val. Anyway…
T-minus 30 minutes…
Team dance started well and went rapidly downhill. Meh.
People won’t give Nick the “real”?? Hmmm…calm the ego, son.
Nick started kinda wonky but he got it together fairly quickly….they were hard on him for a reason though. He has a bit of a stiffness about him. Not bad though.
Up yer game, Hayes. You can do it!! Read more..
Week 6 already!! Wow…time flies.
Well, I think it’s been a good season so far – light on the manipulation and shenanigans (until last week). I expect that may all change tonight. Either way, it will be interesting to see how it plays out. Maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised.
T-minus 15 minutes…
LOL – Robert (Bindi’s bro) is on All Access – so cute.
So, great opening number…off the top of my head I saw Singing in the Rain (Derek), Flash Dance (Karina), ONE….what else….
CAI just said they would be looking for the style they were assigned. I smell BS already.
Thought Hayes and Emma did really well – a tiny bit hosed by the judges, I think I would have gone a bit higher. Read more..
Below Suri Serano, Jake DuPree, Divadarv, and Anna Trebunskaya review “Switch-Up Week” for Dancing With The Stars Season 21. The show will begin at 7:00pm ET in the video below. In case you miss it, it will play after the show as well. Let us know what you think in comments as always!
Switch Up Week!! I’ll be very curious to see how they edit all the packages tonight, who gets pimped, who gets slammed (and if it’s a reflection of the pro or another agenda) and so on.
And if I hear that we “voted for the switch-up” one more time, I may scream. Such a lie. An easy to prove lie. Why they continue the sham, I don’t know.
T-minus 15 Minutes…
Damn, had my contractor still in my house 5 minutes after the show started, so I’m running behind. Loved the opening number, wish we had more of them. 🙂
As a result, I missed most of Tamar.
Most of what Louis said in his rehearsal package is pretty much what I’ve always thought he thought about himself. 😉 Read more..