Below is Afterbuzz’s hew Dancing with the Stars “after show” for Week 9. Kristyn Burtt breaks down the performances. Co-hosts Jake DuPree, Suri Serano, Anna Trebunskaya also join in to help and their special guest is pro dancer Henry Byalikov. It gets really interesting at the end when they discuss finale freestyles.
Above are pro dancers Anna Trebunskaya, Chelsie Hightower, and Sharna Burgess as they arrived at ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” 300th Episode Celebration in Hollywood, California last night. You can view loads of new pics of the whole cast as well as some alumni at Zimbio Pictures. Too fun!!
Past Pros Returning For 300th Episode Of Dancing With The Stars, The Wanted And Avril Lavigne To Perform
Get ready for the 300th episode of Dancing With The Stars on this coming Tuesday night! The Wanted and Avril Lavigne are set to perform. There will also be a “spectacular opening number” choreographed by Jason Gilkison with 22 pros and returning favorites, including Chelsie Hightower, Dmitry Chaplin, Louis Van Amstel and Anna Trebunskaya (Does anyone know why Maks has been excluded? Does he have a previous engagement?). Below are more details from ABC MediaNet including details for Monday night’s dances as well.
“Episode 1609 & 1609A” – Five remaining couples take to the ballroom floor during the Semi-Finals on MONDAY, MAY 13 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Each couple perform two routines, inching their way one step closer to the coveted mirror ball trophy. Last week viewers were asked to vote via twitter on a new style of dance for each couple to perform; this week the couples perform their chosen style, including the Flamenco, Charleston, Afro Jazz, Lindy Hop and Hip Hop. Each couple will also be challenged to take on a ballroom or Latin style dance they have yet to perform this season.
On TUESDAY, MAY 14, “Dancing with the Stars” celebrates its 300th episode (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET). The show will feature music by The Wanted, who will perform their hit, “Fill A Heart,” and Avril Lavigne will perform her new single, “Here’s to Never Growing Up.” The 300th show celebration will feature a spectacular opening number choreographed by Jason Gilkison with 22 pro and returning favorites, including Chelsie Hightower, Dmitry Chaplin, Louis VanAmstel and Anna Trebunskaya. In addition, “AT&T Spotlight Performance” returns for its final installment of the season featuring Sophia Lucia, an incredible 10-year-old dancer who recently set the Guinness World Record for consecutive pirouettes. One couple will be eliminated at the end of the night.
DWTS Anna Trebunskaya, Chelsie Hightower, Maksim Chmerkovskiy And More Dazzle At 20th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala
Wow, aren’t these photos breathtaking?! Last night in Century City, California, Dancing With The Stars Anna Trebunskaya, Chelsie Hightower, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Lindsay Arnold, Kellie Pickler, Lisa Vanderpump, and Gleb Savchenko attended the 20th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala “Love to Erase MS” at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Gorgeous!!! You can view more fun photos of them at Zimbio Pictures.
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..
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.
Before show time tonight, be sure to tune into the ABC Pre-Party for Dancing With The Stars. Charo joins in to discuss the show. Check out what she says about the judges and how Len “is crap”. lol She also gives a dance lesson. Anna Trebunskaya is also a guest. Boyce Avenue performs. Enjoy!
Mark Ballas writes all about last week’s dances from the Samba with Aly to he and Derek’s group number at USA Today. He also gives us some teasers on he and Aly’s Fox Trot as well as the Team Dance.
Derek and I put many hours into this piece, from the choreography to the visuals. It felt so great to perform and I’m really grateful to DWTS for letting us do something modern and different. My Twitter feed exploded after the piece, with nothing but supportive loving tweets from the fans. I’m always happy to give them something fresh and new for them to bite into. If you missed it, you can see it at www.markballas.com.
This week, we have the foxtrot and it’s also Stevie Wonder Week .That has me really hyped up as I am a huge fan of his music. The song we are using is also one of my personal faves and is one that was played in my house many times as a child.
We also have the team dance which has been fun as well. I can’t tell you who our teammates are yet but it promises to be entertaining! The dance we have is samba, so Aly and I will have a leg up, since we just did it last week. The song is a classic too, so if you’re a Stevie fan you will dig it. This week promises to be a night of classic music and dance. I know you are all gonna love it. Everyone loves Stevie.
More at USA Today.
Gear up All! It’s going to be a big week on Dancing With The Stars next week. Stevie Wonder, Hunter Hayes, Will.i.am, And Olly Murs are all set to perform!! Below are some details from ABC MediaNet.
“Episode 1606 & 1606A” – Eight remaining couples hit the dance floor and pay tribute to singer, songwriter and legend Stevie Wonder, MONDAY, APRIL 22 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Stevie Wonder takes over the ballroom as “Dancing with the Stars” devotes, for the first time, an entire evening to one artist. He will perform some of his classic songs, including “Sir Duke” and “My Cherie Amour,” and the celebrities will dance to his greatest hits, including “I Just Called to Say I Love You,” “For Once in My Life” and “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours).” Special guest country superstar Hunter Hayes will perform with Stevie Wonder in a spectacular opening performance. The night will also showcase two team dances featuring the celebrities and their pro partners.
On TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 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 seven-time GRAMMY Award winner will.i.am performing his current single, “#thatpower,” and international superstar Olly Murs will perform his current hit, “Troublemaker.” In Addition, “Macy’s Stars of Dance” returns for its third installment of the season, choreographed by AJ Jones.
More at ABC MediaNet.
PureDWTS Aly Raisman Chats On The Most Surprising Thing About Mark Ballas, The Boston Bombings, And More
The LA Times interviewed Aly after her week 5 dance on Dancing With The Stars. They talk of Mark Ballas and the most surprising thing she learned about him. She also gives her thoughts for what it was like to perform after the Boston bombings and in what order she’s like to dance if she could pick….
Q. You consider Boston to be your hometown, so performing a dance on Monday must have seemed a bit strange considering the tragedy at the Boston Marathon earlier that day.
Yes, performing on Monday was very difficult for me. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the tragedy since I first heard the news in our dress rehearsal. It is so heartbreaking and terrible. My heart goes out to everyone back home in Boston and anyone else who was affected by [Monday's] incident.
Q. If you had a choice, would you rather dance first and get it over with, or dance last and see how everyone else did?
I would rather go first! I am used to going last in gymnastics. I love going last because you have enough time to prepare and to check out the competition, but here on “DWTS” it’s a little different. I don’t consider this as much of a competition because I’ve just been having so much fun! I just love cheering everyone on, and the show and atmosphere are both amazing. It’s exciting for to me to see everyone improve so much each week! I love this show and I’m having a blast!
Please keep your thoughts and prayers with Boston and vicinity. They need us more than ever!!
To read the full interview, see the LA Times. Stay tuned later. We hope to have more with Mark!!!