Watch Dancing With The Stars “behind the scenes” LIVE coverage and interviews during the show below. This is always a blast…
Well, one of the problems of watching the show while on Vacation is that I don’t have good recall of the show this past week, nor do I have a way (at the moment) to rewatch it. I probably could pull it up on “On Demand” but, well, I’m somewhat lacking in time. I will be able to watch and live blog tomorrow which will make the next numbers post easier.
My impressions that I do remember is that neither Alexa nor Carlos is really doing it for me at the moment. I don’t have a good reason why nor any idea why this is the case. It just is. It could change for sure. I hope it does. I would like to see Mark win again.
Another impression was that Tamar actually had a good dance that I liked. We’ll see if Val can keep it up. I don’t have the high hopes for him that I once did, nor do I find him particularly inspired when it comes to choreo – but he does (yet again) have a good dancer. And one that I might actually end up *liking*. Read more..
The Hometown Glory Map – Part Two
Night Two of The Hometown Glory week featured the amazingly talented Pros who grace the Dancing With The Stars stage each week. They are hard-working, work their magic to teach celebrities how to bring their visions to life. They work in all aspects to bring us a superlative show, for example creating costumes, etc. I give every Pro who has been on Dancing With The Stars a Standing Ovation – Bravo!
The Hometown Glory took several of the Pros to their hometowns in foreign countries. It was fascinating to see how they often rose from very little to the stardom they enjoy today. The Hometown Glory Map has extended far and wide! That Map has connected Dancing With the Stars in a harmonious manner! Dancing With the Stars is like one huge worldly family!
I wish The Troupe could have been included to tell The Hometown Glory stories too. Please join me for:
The Hometown Glory Map – Part Two
Another snazzly, dazzly Pro Revue was showcased for our viewing pleasure! Pros were highlighted around the Ballroom on monitors culminating in a dance in pristine white flowing gowns! Pro numbers always go for they gold! They are gems!
Introduction of Dancing Pairs:
Pinpoint Location – Provo, Utah
Alek and Lindsay – Quickstep
Are You Going to Be My Girl
Touch of Americana, a partnership with trust
Gorgeous patriotic dress unfolding with color
Power couple with strides of brilliance Read more..
Read carefully below for a press release for Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Week 3 via Disney ABC….
Alfonso Ribeiro Returns To “Dancing With The Stars” As A Guest Judge On TV Night (9/28)
ALFONSO RIBEIRO RETURNS TO “DANCING WITH THE STARS” AS A GUEST JUDGE ON TV NIGHT
SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE BY THE MUPPETS
Host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and Season 19 Mirrorball Champion, Alfonso Ribeiro, returns to the ballroom for a special TV Night themed episode of “Dancing with the Stars” LIVE on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Taking part in the celebration, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, The Great Gonzo, Pepé the King Prawn, and other Muppets will kick off the evening followed by a huge opening number featuring the cast of “Dancing with the Stars.” The night continues when each couple performs an all-new routine to a theme song that commemorates iconic television throughout history, from “Breaking Bad” to “I Dream of Jeanie” and beyond. At the end of the night, the couple with the lowest combined judges and viewer votes from Tuesday, September 22 will be eliminated.
Couples Will Dance to Songs From the Following TV Shows:
Alek Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold – True Blood
Alexa PenaVega & Mark Ballas – Breaking Bad
Andy Grammer & Allison Holker – American Bandstand
Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough – The Jeffersons
Carlos PenaVega & Witney Carson – The Golden Girls
Gary Busey & Anna Trebunskaya – The Addams Family
Hayes Grier & Emma Slater – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Kim Zolciak Biermann & Tony Dovolani – I Dream of Jeannie
Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess – Downton Abbey
Paula Deen & Louis van Amstel – Gilligan’s Island
Tamar Braxton & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – Mad Men
Hosted by Emmy® Award-winning host Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Erin Andrews (sports host & “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 dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and ballroom dancer and Emmy® Award-winning choreographer Julianne Hough.
Beginning week three until the finale, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday nights 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., ET/5:00 p.m., PT and closing at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT on Tuesday evenings.
“Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade, Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs. “Dancing with the Stars” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.
About BBC Worldwide ProductionsBBC Worldwide Productions is a key business under BBC Worldwide North America, the U.S. division of the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Worldwide. Based in Los Angeles, BBC Worldwide Productions develops and produces scripted and unscripted projects based on BBC formats/brands for cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. The production company is producer of Dancing with the Stars (ABC), Getting On (HBO), Top Gear (HISTORY) and the upcoming limited series, Crime (HBO).
“The Muppets” airs Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT on ABC.
The Hometown Glory Map – Part One
What a refreshing two-night extravaganza we had on Dancing With the Stars! It was certainly a grueling two nights to learn two brand new dances. But, the theme of The Hometown Glory resonated in our hearts.
Thinking of my hometown, McAlisterville, PA. I have actually lived here three times, coming and going. My first time of course from birth until I got married. I lived with my parents until I got married. I moved away to other locations but my late husband and I moved back to town for a few years. We moved away again to another location. He died there and I moved in with my sister in another location. We decided four years ago to move back to our hometown, so here we are, I imagine to live out our lives here. When I think about it, it seems like a whirlwind, moving eight times and now I am home again.
The celebrities got their turn first to go back to their hometowns. It was so heartwarming to see more about them growing up and their reasons for choosing the songs they did for their dances. I loved The Hometown Glory Week and I hope it is repeated sometime. It was similar to The Most Memorable Year. Both themes take us inside the lives of the celebrities and allow us to get to know them better.
This show didn’t have an opening, so let me take you into the descriptions of the dances on:
The Hometown Glory Map – Part One:
Pinpoint Location – Atlanta, Georgia
Kim and Tony – Quickstep
With Troupe Assist Read more..
Good Day, All! Afterbuzz TV posted a few more interviews in the night. You can watch them below. The only couple to reveal their new dance and theme for next week is Andy and Allison for what they revealed yesterday in Andy’s blog. They also hope they can redeem themselves with their jive. Louis also hints that their dance is about an old married couple on a little Island and that JC might be too young to remember what the show it is. In a few other things, Witney Carson says they have to be ready for the next “surprise” of the season because you never know what the producers will throw at them next. Lindsay is hoping to tighten up Alek’s moves. Mark talks of how emotional it was to dance on Tuesday while dancing to a “sacred” song to him. Paula is so cute as she passes out her cookies to everyone. Lots more below. Great interviews by JC Rubio again. Also, check out the Daily Mail and Got Pap for some new rehearsal arrival photos from yesterday.
Kristyn Burtt, DivaDarv, Jake Dupree, and Suri Serano talk about Dancing With The Stars Week 2. They’ve got a new studio as well which is better and a little more pub-like than what they had before. As always, let us know what you think in comments. I was shocked they didn’t think Gary might go home next week. They think it will be between Paula or Kim. Lots more below…
Thanks to DWTSGossip for this heads up. Anna Trebunskaya talked with KTLA about being paired with Gary Busey this season on Dancing With The Stars. She says he is never boring and she has to listen very carefully to him being he is battling a lot of things. I love how Gary calls her “To Russia With Love”. Lots more below.
And already, we’re talking week 3 – it’s “TV Icons” week, and Alfonso is the guest judge. If my gut tells me anything, it’s that we might see some TV themes from past seasons reused, just to save time and money. But I’m sure there will be some new blood mixed in, too – I’d love to see someone dance to the theme from The Sopranos, but that’s just me
ETA: Sure sounds like Paula & Louis have Gilligan’s Island as their TV theme. The question is: what the hell kinda dance are they doing? Almost sounds like a paso doble to me…and apparently Carlos has salsa. And Tamar revealed on The Real that she has tango, I guess. Taking you guys’ word for it on a lot of this stuff, cause I just can’t keep up…
ETA2: Based on the press release Vogue just posted, here’s the music for Monday night’s show. Gotta say – I’m actually pretty impressed with what they were able to clear Love Breaking Bad theme – hope Mark comes up with some really edgy contemporary routine to it. I think Tamar & Val hit the jackpot with the Mad Men theme, which Derek actually choreographed a pretty cool tango to w/Allison for the Emmy live show a few years back. Looks like Andy & Allison may have gotten a song switched on them – but Bandstand is still fun. I may or may not have wet myself upon see “Thank You For Being a Friend” from The Golden Girls on here – but a SALSA??? Seriously???
ETA3: Vogue here! According to Derek’s new blog, he and Bindi have a quickstep. What a messed up week it’s been though since they couldn’t get their first song cleared at first. Be sure to read why HERE.
ETA4: Nick dancing “second last” according to Sharna. -Heidi
Alek and Lindsay – ? (Song: Theme from True Blood)
Alexa and Mark – Jazz (Song: Theme from Breaking Bad)
Andy and Allison – Quickstep (Song: Theme from
Happy Days American Bandstand)
Bindi and Derek – Quickstep (Song: Theme from The Jeffersons)
Carlos and Witney – Jazz (Song: Theme from The Golden Girls)
Gary and Anna – Tango? (Song: Theme from The Addams Family)
Hayes and Emma – Jive (Song: Theme from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Kim and Tony – Samba? (Song: Theme from I Dream of Jeannie)
Nick and Sharna – V. Waltz (Song: Theme from Downton Abbey)
Paula and Louis – Samba (Song: Theme from Gilligan’s Island)
Tamar and Val – Tango (Song: Theme from Mad Men)
And judging by the overall demeanor of the couples and judges last night, kids – DOING TWO DANCES IN WEEK 2 IS NOT A GOOD IDEA. Just felt like everyone was stressed-out and feeling the strain – I dug hearing about everybody’s hometown, but I don’t know that it was worth it to see everyone so on-edge. Glad we’re back to just ONE dance per week next week.
Something else I’m glad about next week? Alfonso at the judges table to hopefully give some positive, relevant critiques – because tonight, the judges table on the whole just seemed like a bunch of petty, bickering toddlers in need of a nap. Carrie Ann was the worst offender – wayyyy too hard on the couples last night, and prone to honing in on stupid sh*t (i.e. the ignominious “lift policing” – give it up, CA; it’s not relevant or cute). At times, I felt like grabbing all three judges, shaking them hard, and saying “You DO realize they had to do TWO dances this week, right? And it’s ONLY WEEK 2???”
Sad to see Victor go But if I’m being honest, I’m not exactly surprised. As an athlete from a more obscure sport with a less mainstream following, I knew Victor was likely going to struggle with votes. And while a lot of the Karina fans seemed eager to argue with me on Twitter that this season “was different” and that she “wouldn’t go out early like she did with Sean & Randy” – hate to say I told you so, but I told you so. If a more mainstream name like Randy couldn’t get the votes – Victor unfortunately didn’t stand a chance. Karina fans, you’re good power voters – but I don’t think you’ve reached the point where you can compensate for a celeb that has little to no voting fanbase. It is what it is – and fingers crossed that we get an epic dance from Victor & Karina at the finale