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DWTS Season 21, Week THREE – Dancing by the Numbers

Maybe one of these days I’ll get my numbers done some time during the week. 🙂  Is anyone even HERE on a Saturday besides me? It’s cold and wet outside, and I’ve been away for weeks, so I’m enjoying myself. ETA: Being away made me miss that supposedly this weeks elimination will be the result of Week 2/Night 2 scores and votes combined with Week 3 scores and votes. The result of me adding in Week 2/Night 2 are rather interesting. Scroll to the bottom if you’ve already read the first installment.

I was working on the assumption that Gary would be the next to go, despite how entertaining he is, because he’s not a great dancer and he’s crazy and he’s been “in jeopardy” a couple times. As a refresher, remember that sometimes being in jeopardy is a warning sign and sometimes it’s meaningless…and sometimes they want the person in jeopardy to get some votes (see: Andy).  We don’t usually know until the end of the season how they’re using it.  Anyway, I was working on the assumption that it was Gary, but then I looked at the scores. Now I’m not so sure. At all. Read more..

October 3, 2015 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. :-)

See “Forever Tango” With Dancing With The Stars Anna Trebunskaya And Dmitry Chaplin

Hey All! If you live in the California area (or even if you don’t), be sure to see “Forever Tango” in San Francisco at the newly remodeled Herbst Theatre. You can see the show from December 20, 2015 to January 10, 2016 on specific dates. Dancing With The Stars Anna Trebunskaya and Dimitry Chaplin are the leads. Below is more information from Broadway World. There is also a show at the American Bank Center Selena Auditorium in Corpus Christi, TX on November 7th. For more information on this show follow Dmitry Dream Team Facebook for all the latest.

Luis Bravo’s FOREVER TANGO, the internationally celebrated entertainment event that has been seen throughout Europe, North America, South America, Asia, and Australia, will beguile and ignite San Francisco audiences at San Francisco’s newly remodeled Herbst Theatre for a strictly limited three-week engagement – December 20, 2015 – January 10, 2016. Starring Anna Trebunskaya and Dimitry Chaplin of “Dancing with the Stars” – and featuring vocals by Marcela Rios – FOREVER TANGO features 12 world-class tango dancers and an on-stage 11-piece orchestra anchored by the bandoneón – the accordion-like instrument that is the mainstay of tango music – in an evening that celebrates the passionate music and dance of Argentina.

Tickets for FOREVER TANGO range in price from $25 – $85. VIP tickets are available for $125 and include a meet-and-greet with Trebunskaya and Chaplin (90 minutes prior to performance), preferred seating and a FOREVER TANGO CD. All tickets can be purchased now online at cityboxoffice.com , by phone at (415) 392-4400 or in person at the City Box Office [180 Redwood St. Ste. 100].

“San Francisco has one of the most vibrant and active tango scenes outside of Buenos Aires,” says Luis Bravo, creator and director of FOREVER TANGO. “Ever since our first engagement in 1994, FOREVER TANGO has captured the hearts and passion of the San Francisco Bay Area. We look forward to our return engagement this December!”

Sensuous and sophisticated, the tango inhabits a world where everything can be said with the flick of a leg, the tug of a hand, the tap of a foot and the arch of an eyebrow. Hailed as “a must-see!” by the New York Times, FOREVER TANGO was voted “Best Touring Musical” by Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle in San Francisco where it played an unprecedented 92 weeks at the Theatre on the Square and has returned season after season. Truly an international event, FOREVER TANGO was also awarded the coveted Simpatia Prize at the 1996 Spoleto Festival in Italy. FOREVER TANGO opened on Broadway in June of 1997 for what was expected to be an eight-week engagement, ran for 14 months and has since performed on Broadway on three separate occasions.

October 2, 2015 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Las Vegas Odds For Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Week 3 – Do You Agree?

Sports Bavada has posted their new odds for Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Week 3. Take a look below and see if you agree. Let us know in comments. In my opinion, Bindi is too low…and same with Alek. I’d be putting her at first or second…or tied with Nick for first. Everyone else may be about right.

Nick Carter +200 +
Alexa PenaVega +225 +
Carlos PenaVega +700 +
Tamar Braxton +700 +
Alek Skarlatos +700 +
Bindi Irwin +800 +
Hayes Grier +1200 +
Andy Grammer +1600 +
Gary Busey +5000 +
Paula Deen +10000 +

There are also some Odds posted at Broadway World. Bindi is first in their odds. I think I like these odds better, but, I think Paula should be last.

Heidi and Courtney, what do you think?

Courtney: Hmmm…these seem wonky to me. I don’t think Alexa should be nearly that high – I think that Alek, Bindi, Hayes, and even Tamar might have a better shot at the MBT. Truth be told, I’m a little uncertain of just who is voting for Alexa – are there really a ton of Spy Kids fans around? And I would put Bindi at about even odds with Nick – with Alek not far behind.  As I’ve witnessed from the switch-up voting – Alek seems to have surged to the top of a lot of folks’ lists as the “guy to beat” this season.  Also probably helps that he’s just kind of an awesome human being, too 🙂 Surprisingly, I’ve found a lot of folks have yet to be really impressed by Nick – I hear the words “intense” and “hard to connect to” thrown around a lot. Is he perhaps more of a Kendra Wilkinson than an Alfonso Ribeiro? I also think Gary is on his way out – so I’d swap he & Paula in the odds. I think the only one that’s about right on the money is Andy – I see him possibly being an early exit.

Heidi: Twitter noise is notoriously faulty when it comes to predicting winners, don’t forget.  I’m as big a Derek fan as they come and I think I’ve cast five whole twitter votes – and for several different partners. 🙂 Alek will do well as long as his scores hold up, but we haven’t gotten to any fun latin dances yet.  I think that Nick is still the guy to beat with women of a certain age who aren’t broadcasting it on twitter…but I don’t know if that will hold up for long, because I do agree that Alek is gaining ground. Nick needs to get out of his head or he’ll find himself on the outside of the Top 2 looking in. I  very much agree on Alexa – way too high.  Where this is coming from I just don’t know. Carlos too, for that matter. Alexa is behind Bindi, Nick and Tamar in the BW odds and I think THAT is still too high. Both sets of odds also have Hayes too low, I think.  Ultimately, Bindi, Nick and Alek are likely to be at the top in the end, along with Hayes and Tamar. Alexa or Carlos could sneak into the top 5 if Alek’s latin is not good…but I wouldn’t count on it.  I think Andy and Alexa are going to be surprisingly early boots, with Carlos out in 6th place unless he suddenly comes on strong.  That’s my very long way of saying – these odds are a mess and BW is marginally better. Marginally. 🙂 They do kinda make me want to put some money on Bindi, though…

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

Press Release For Dancing With Stars Season 21 Week 4

Below is the new press release for Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Week 4. For more dance information, see this post.

Dancing with the Stars: 2104 (10/5)
IT’S A NIGHT TO REMEMBER AS THE 10 REMAINING CELEBRITIES COMMEMORATE THEIR “MOST MEMORABLE YEAR” ON “DANCING WITH THE STARS,” MONDAY, OCTOBER 5

At the End of the Night One Couple Will Be Sent Home

Each celebrity will set out to leave a lasting impression with their dances as they commemorate their most memorable year on “Dancing with the Stars” LIVE on MONDAY, OCTOBER 5 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Each couple will dance to a song of the celebrity’s choosing that encompasses a memorable time, or truly incredible experience in their life. These heartfelt performances promise to showcase some of the most exciting choreography and emotionally powerful routines of the season yet.  Viewers can expect to see Nick Carter dancing to a Backstreet Boys hit song, Gary Busey paying homage to Buddy Holly, and Bindi Irwin commemorating her father, to name a few. At the end of evening, one couple will be eliminated from the ballroom competition.
The remaining couples will dance to the following songs (in alphabetical order):
Alek Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold – “Wake Me Up” by Avicii f. Aloe Blacc
Alexa PenaVega & Mark Ballas – “Mama Said” by The Shirelles
Andy Grammer & Allison Holker – “Good to be Alive” by Andy Grammer
Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough – “Every Breath You Take” by Aaron Krause f. Liza Anne
Carlos PenaVega & Witney Carson – “Amazing Grace” by Ray Chew Live
Gary Busey & Anna Trebunskaya – “That’ll Be the Day” by Buddy Holly
Hayes Grier & Emma Slater – “Stitches” by Shawn Mendes
Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess – “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” by Backstreet Boys
Paula Deen & Louis van Amstel – “Respect” by Aretha Franklin
Tamar Braxton & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – “King” by Tamar Braxton 

Twitter voting for the “Switch Up” continues, and the public can continue to vote throughout Monday’s program. To vote, viewers must Tweet using #DWTS followed by the first name of the celebrity and the first name of the professional dancer. For example, to pair up celebrity Tamar Braxton and professional dancer Mark Ballas, use the Tweet “#DWTSTAMARMARK.” In addition, www.ABC.com will have a page dedicated to assisting viewers in casting their votes. There is no limit on the number of votes one person can cast. Voting for the “Switch Up” remains open until Monday, October 5 at 11:59 p.m., ET.

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®-nominated choreographer Julianne Hough.

For week four, 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 Productions
BBC 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).

October 1, 2015 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

The Dancing Poetry Corner – A Television Show -Stopper

I am a self-admitted TV junkie. I have always loved TV shows! Some of my favorites were featured – I Dream of Jeannie, Gilligan’s Island, The Golden Girls! Shows of that time period were simply fun, sometimes silly fun! We had to laugh! We were entertained! They were the best! How fun was it to see Gary Busey as Gomez! The Addam’s Family was perfect for him and Anna to portray! My late-hubby and I loved that show and The Munsters! So all together spooky, mysterious, and ooky! American Bandstand was a staple of our youth! A Saturday treat that was Must-See TV! A Dick Clark extravaganza!

It was so fun to have The Muppets in the Dancing With the Stars Ballroom House! To integrate Miss Piggy as co-hostess, Kermit and friends running the show in the Control Room was simply amazingly fun! Miss Piggy was being flirtatious with Derek Hough! Swoon!

The Troupe bumpers are always a super addition to the show! Eliminated pros also participate. How inventive was the Smash-Up bumper with Artem, Emma and Val! There is no limit to the creative genius coming out of the minds of everyone associated with the show. The opening number with the lady pros was a kaleidoscope of colors! A dazzling display of a light show plus the brilliance of those dynamite ladies! They shook it up to kick off the night! Dancing With The Stars is a treasure trove of talent to burn! The show is blessed to Read more..

September 30, 2015 I Written By

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Dancing With Stars Season 21 Week 3 Photo Op Photos – Cast And Judges

I was hoping for some performance shots, but, so far only Photo Ops have come out of the cast of Dancing With The Stars this week. You can click on any of the photos below to see more. So, who had your favorite costume or look this week? I loved them all….but, Nick and Sharna were my favorite. Carrie Ann Inaba’s dress was out of this world for me too! Let us know what you think.

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

Afterbuzz TV Watch And Review Dancing With The Stars Week 3

Kristyn Burtt, DivaDarv, Jake Dupree, Suri Serano, and their guest Keo Motsepe talk about Dancing With The Stars Week 3. It starts at 4:10pm Pacific time. You can watch it go down LIVE or after the show if you like in the video below. As always, let us know what you think in comments.

September 29, 2015 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS Season 21, Week 3 – Power Rankings

Last night, for the first time ever, I got to say the following sentence and mean it literally: “There are Muppets in the control room.” 😛 Not sure they had a terribly strong presence on last night’s show, but it was still a cute touch here and there to see Kermit & Miss Piggy bopping around.  Another nice touch? A guest judge that actually gave intelligent critiques.  I’ve seen about 50/50 when it comes to everyone’s thoughts on Alfonso – half seemed to like him as a judge, half seemed to hate him.  I fall in the former camp – call me crazy (or “biased” – just make sure you own your own biases, too 😉 ) but since Len left, it has felt like a 3-ring circus on that judging panel, and the last thing I wanted was a another pointless guest judge mucking it up even further – I felt like Alfonso did his best to give relevant, helpful critiques, and was nicer about it than both Carrie Ann and Julianne. And dammit, he was able to get away with saying what we all (likely including the other judges) have been thinking: the husband & wife act between Alexa & Carlos is TIRED.  They need to start looking out for themselves, or they’ll both lose.

As for the other judges – Carrie Ann still seemed cranky with just about everyone except Tamar, Julianne seemed to vacillate between semi-coherence and obvious scripting, and once again – Bruno seemed to be on the most even keel, although that’s even debatable.  God I miss Len something fierce. And something else I miss: rehearsal packages that aren’t completely scripted, tacky, and forced. The three that come to mind as the most cringeworthy are Tamar & Val’s, Alexa & Mark’s, and Alek & Lindsay’s…particularly the latter, as I’m now getting inundated with tweets asking if Alek is dating Brittany/Jenna/Karina/etc. You do all realize that was scripted nonsense, right? Right down to Hayes humorously c*ckblocking Alek’s attempt to “get Brittany’s number” with his Ninja Turtle costume? I thought we taught you guys better than that – to see through the bullsh*t.  The only nugget of truth from that whole nonsensical segment was Emma saying “I would love to get you in the switch, Alek!” She confirmed that on Twitter last week – so by all means, feel free to tweet #DWTSAlekEmma till your heart’s content 🙂 Just don’t hold out for pap pix of Jenna & Alek getting coffee, or Brittany & Alek getting into an Uber together, etc.

Sucks that Kim had to withdraw, but I can’t say none of us saw it coming – a stroke is a bit more serious than a sprained ankle or an aching back, and it’s good that she’s taking time out to take care of herself.  Can’t say I agree with the campaign I’m seeing to bring her back later in the competition, though – basically giving her a free pass straight to a later week without having to survive her way through the elims like other contestants? I don’t think so, kids. Let her come back and dance at the finale, but that’s it.  As for who ended up “in jeopardy” – I’m not entirely sure that those two couples were the actual bottom two, and since TPTB knew from the get-go that they weren’t actually going to eliminate anyone…I think they very well could have just picked two random couples to be in jeopardy. That being said – I do find it curious that they picked who they did, especially since we’ve only seen Gary in jeopardy with the eliminated couples the past two elims.  I think Andy & Allison are in real danger of fading into the woodwork, and Paula might be losing steam.  Guess we’ll see come next Monday… Read more..

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Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, 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. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!

PureDWTS Season 21, Week 4 – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

So, below is what we know so far for Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Week 4. Note that the couples dance to their “Most Memorable Year”! The following week is “Switch Up” week. Keep checking back for updates and don’t miss seeing our new Media and Interviews post.

ETA: According to this interview, Andy and Allison are dancing to his new single “Good To Be Alive” for their next dance. DWTSGossip is also confirming.

ETA2: Source says Paula has “Respect” by Aretha Franklin, and that Tamar has foxtrot.

ETA3: Source shared Alek’s song & dance.  I don’t know about you guys, but I’m stoked to see him do paso – and I kind of love the sentiment of the song chosen: “Don’t wake me up when it’s all over.” He’s loving the crazy experience he’s had in the last month 🙂 -Court-

ETA4: True story: When I was little, I thought the ladies singing Tamar’s song were saying “Marmoset there’ll be days like this, there’ll be days like this, marmoset.” Apparently I thought tiny primates had very rough lives. -Court-

ETA5: Alexa’s song seems to be one that people either love or hate. I fall in the latter camp 🙁 -Court-

ETA6: According to DWTSGossip, Tamar told Wendy Williams that she’s practicing the rumba. Sounds like Val changed the song and dance style yet again. He can’t seem to hang with what he’s handed and that says a lot. ~Heidi

ETA7: George Penacchio confirmed that Bindi & Derek have “Every Breath You Take”.  I had heard that either Bindi or Hayes had it, but couldn’t decide which one it made more sense for… – Court-

ETA8: I give up… -Court-

ETA9: Sharna “thinks” they are dancing 6th. Not sure. I’m guessing Bindi goes last and that Hayes goes first. After that, who knows?

ETA10: Some updates on running order – Heidi guessed right on Bindi! And George Pennachio says Alexa’s going first and confirms Nick going 6th. -Court-

Alexa and Mark – Foxtrot (Song: “Mama Said” by The Shirelles)
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Hayes and Emma – Contemporary (Song: “Stitches” by Shawn Mendes)
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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS Season 21 Week 3 Scores, Media, And Interviews With The Cast After They Danced

What a great night of TV last night on Dancing With The Stars. The couples talk about it and more in their new interviews. Access Hollywood talked with Alfonso Ribiero too. I loved how he said 6 or 7 could win Dancing With The Stars this season. He named Bindi, Nick, and Tamar as the Top 3 right now. He said all of them need to “keep stepping it up” and “create connection that we’re all going to enjoy.” Right on, Alfonso! Did you enjoy him as a Judge? I thought he did a superb job and so did my Dad.

The scores again for those who might have missed them….

Paula Deen and Louis Van Amstel: 20/40
Gary Busey and Anna Trebunskaya: 25/40
Andy Grammer and Allison Holker: 29/40
Hayes Grier and Emma Slater: 30/40
Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson: 31/40
Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough: 32/40
Alek Skarlatos and Linsday Arnold: 33/40
Tamar Braxton and Val Chmerkovskiy: 33/40
Alexa PenaVega and Mark Ballas: 36/40
Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess: 36/40

Be sure to see E Online for their interviews. Glamour and FOX11 also has some backstage interviews. Below are more interviews. 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.