Hey All! If you go to JC Rubio’s Periscope, you can watch him behind the scenes with the couples last night during and after the show. @IdolXFactor1 also put it up at You Tube for us in case you don’t have the right browser to see it at Periscope (see below). This gives you a good idea what it’s like LIVE backstage for everyone. Too fun. For JC Rubio’s interviews in high quality, see Afterbuzz.
I apologize for not getting this up last night – asthma kicked in and I just needed to lie down. God bless allergy season! I think this may be the first time since season 15’s two-night performance debacle during the Presidential debates that I’ve had to do (2) rankings in one week 😛 I wouldn’t mind so much, except that there’s still a LOT of couples left…and when I want to weight in on each one, that’s a lot of writing!
Aside from the Colts playing like sh*t and my live stream freezing up at key moments, I also had the added irritation of the bulk of the dances having way too much “messing about” at the beginning. With the dances already being so shortened, it just seems like that much more of an excuse to d*ck around in order to conceal weaknesses. Dislike. Also seemed like a night where nobody 100% knocked their dances out of the park – maybe it was the strain of having to learn two dances this week, but while there was quite a bit of improvement from (most) everyone, I don’t feel like anyone completely mastered their dances. A few came close…but still room for improvement all around.
I’m pretty shocked that it was Chaka that got sent packing tonight – I actually think she did noticeably better than last week, and thought that an R&B legend would have more folks voting for her than a reality TV wife. Also an eye-opener? The fact that Keo somehow looks better (and seems to teach better) when it’s a ballroom dance instead of a Latin one…go fig. Isn’t Latin his specialty? I just don’t know what to make of Keo anymore…but 3rd season in a row where he hasn’t been able to make it past week 3? Yikes – that’s a pretty dismal track record, and something has gotta change…and it ain’t the type of partner he’s getting. Read more..
Aren’t these some fantastic shots from Dancing With The Stars last night? Who had your favorite costumes? Let us know in comments….
Where oh where do we begin? How about we begin with the scores from last night…
Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough: 25/30
Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson: 24/30
Tamar Braxton and Val Chmerkovskiy: 24/30
Alexa PenaVega and Mark Ballas: 24/30
Alek Skarlatos and Lindsay Arnold: 23/30
Hayes Grier and Emma Slater: 22/30
Andy Grammer and Allison Holker: 21/30
Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess: 21/30
Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Tony Dovolani: 19/30
Paula Deen and Louis Van Amstel: 19/30
Gary Busey and Anna Trebunskaya: 18/30
Victor Espinoza and Karina Smirnoff: 17/30
Chaka Khan and Keo Motsepe: 15/30
For some new interviews, see E Online first. Below are more interviews with ABC7, Afterbuzz, and Access Hollywood with hints and previews on tonight’s dances….
Nick is hoping to make up for his mistakes last night with their dance tonight…. Read more..
As Heidi is still on vacay, you guys get me (Court) manning the live blog tonight – and let’s just say tonight has the makings of a perfect storm of things that could go wrong 😯 The Colts are playing Monday Night Football, so my ABC is currently showing that game and I’m winging it with a live feed of DWTS on my laptop; and my internet connection has been pretty shoddy lately (thanks, AT&T) so it’s entirely possible that I may miss entire dances – so please, bear with me if I’m not posting 100% in realtime. Doing the best I can, given the circumstances
Random though while trying to find a feed to watch: I had no idea that Jeopardy! doesn’t air on the same network everywhere. Apparently in NY, it’s on ABC; where I live, it’s on NBC; and someone else tweeted that it airs on FOX where she lives. How did I not know this???
Thoughts going into tonight: two dances in week 2 is kind of overkill. Hoping Alek can deliver two performances as strong as his foxtrot last week. Praying that Victor isn’t the first (or second) one out; will be shocked if Kim isn’t sent packing by the end of the night.
Looks like some people are using their birthplaces and some aren’t – interesting. Announcer guy stepped on Tom’s line – aaaaand my feed just froze for the first time.
Hmmm…Nick’s not quite as adept at jive as he is cha-cha. Not convinced anymore that he’s gonna coast all the way to the finale…
Ok, Paula actually did kind of awesome – and I gotta commend Louis for sticking to solid basics. I think she redeemed herself.
Soooo many commercials…
Hayes’ mom is gorgeous. And that foxtrot wasn’t too shabby – he’s doing something weird with his arms, but it was pretty nice.
Heidi Here, stepping in because my cruise ship TV is doing a bit better than Court’s stream. I gotta say, Hayes might be a contenda!
Er…did Chaka move her feet? I did look away for a moment. Just sayin’ – she didn’t when I was watching. 15 actually sounds a bit right.
PIMP SPOT goes to Bindi!! From our source.
Shhhiiiiii….Andy just busted out a really good dance. I think Bruno might be slightly on crack. Yeah, I saw him go off time a bit, but I think calling it a “mess” for week 2 is kinda silly.
Big improvement from Kim, although you could drive a truck between them. Maybe be too little too late.
Sorry…got distracted. Yeah, Mark called it. Alexa improved a good bit, but I’m still not really impressed. Why the OTT costume? Maybe I’m not paying close enough attention?
I love Victor so much…but that was a bit of a mess.
Maybe you should have left it at Salsa, Tamar. Not terribly impressed with the Cha cha. She’s throwing her arms away, for one thing, Man, “a class of her own?” That’s some hyperbole right there.
Lead in to commercial making me a bit…grrrr. Just saw Tamar dance. The rest was Nick and Alek…yet Bindi and Derek had the most watched dance on youtube last week and were no where to be seen.
Gary = Goofy Goodness
Carlos is definitely a contender. I thought that dance was a bit…tiny bit dull, but good. I’m not sure I *like* him as much as I like some of the lesser dancers.
The thing that disappointed me about Derek and Bindi was that the dance was TOO SHORT. I feel like they got hosed. I might have to time it compared to some of the other dancers.
Yeah, not buying that Kim wasn’t in the bottom. I figured Kim would be gone, but Chaka was my second choice. I’ll try to do the numbers tonight, but have a hard time believing that her name wasn’t even mentioned. Gary the Red herring??
What a super interview with Kristyn Burtt and Bruno Tonioli. He talks a little on Dancing With The Stars Season 21. He also chats on the differences between Dancing With The Stars and Strictly Come Dancing.
This is fun and I don’t think we’ve posted it yet. Young Hollywood goes “behind the scenes” of week one of Dancing With The Stars.
As you know, I’m technically vaycay, but I thought I would step in and do the numbers for week 1…quickly. You may be on your own for week 2. We’ll see.
All in all, a great week. No clear cut winner…not even sure that Nick totally has it in the bag anymore. Jury is out. But we’re a long way from the finale. My top dancers are Bindi, Nick, Carlos, Alexa. Loved Alek, but I’ll be shocked if he pulls out another good dance. Loved Victor – so cute. Actually, there was no one I didn’t like except Kim…and that was one bad dance. I don’t see how she pulls it out this week, frankly. Here are the scores and their percentages:
It should be clear that nearly everyone is safe on Monday night. Kim, Chaka, Victor, Paula and Gary are all down there at the bottom and at least 32k votes away from Hayes and Andy – and neither them should be in danger based on that buffer zone. As you can see below.
I personally would be shocked if either Paula or Gary go home, just based on personality. I also think (hope??) that Victor will be safe. I think it’s going to come down to Kim and Chaka. What it boils down to is this:
– Kim needs 4,000 more votes per million votes cast than Chaka, OR;
– Kim needs 12,000 more votes per million votes cast that ONE OF Gary, Paula or Victor.
Do you think she can do it? I sure don’t. I think Kim goes. If not Kim, well, Chaka needs:
– Chaka needs 8,000 more votes per million votes cast to beat either Gary, Paula or Victor.
She might beat Victor, but I don’t think Kim beats Victor OR Chaka…therefore, I think Kim goes home.
How’s that for not belaboring the point? Don’t worry, I’ll get way more long winded once vacation is over.
Kim Johnson did The Morning Show in Australia. She reviews some of the couples on Dancing With The Stars Season 21. Thanks to Gitte for the fun find!
ETA: Here is Kristyn Burtt taking with Kim Johnson about the new season….
Read on for details for Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Week 2! Let us know what you think?
“Dancing With The Stars” Returns With A Two-Night “Hometown Glory” Event
“DANCING WITH THE STARS” RETURNS WITH A TWO-NIGHT “HOMETOWN GLORY” EVENT
TWO NIGHTS, TWO DANCES AND TWO ELIMINATIONS
COUPLES WILL DANCE AN ORIGINAL DANCE EACH NIGHT
COMMEMORATING THE CELEBRITY AND DANCER’S HOMETOWNS
“Dancing with the Stars” is back with a two-night event. The couples are gearing up for one of the toughest weeks of the competition this season with two live shows and a double elimination. In “Hometown Glory” night, each couple will dance two new dance styles to songs that remind the celebrity and pro dancer of the places that shaped who they are today. LIVE on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), couples will dance to a song that commemorates the celebrity’s hometown. At the end of the night, the couple with the lowest combined judges and viewer votes from last week will be eliminated. LIVE on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), the couples will dance another dance to a song that the pro dancer has chosen that reminds them of where they grew up. Another couple will be eliminated on Tuesday night based on the combined judges’ and viewer votes from Monday night.
Below are the Judges’ Scores From Last Week (from highest to lowest):
Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough – 24 out of 30
Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess – 24 out of 30
Carlos PenaVega & Witney Carson – 23 out of 30
Tamar Braxton & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – 23 out of 30
Alek Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold – 22 out of 30
Alexa PenaVega & Mark Ballas – 22 out of 30
Andy Grammer & Allison Holker – 21 out of 30
Hayes Grier & Emma Slater – 21 out of 30
Gary Busey & Anna Trebunskaya – 15 out of 30
Paula Deen & Louis Van Amstel – 15 out of 30
Victor Espinoza & Karina Smirnoff – 15 out of 30
Chaka Khan & Keo Motsepe – 13 out of 30
Kim Zolciak Biermann & Tony Dovolani – 12 out of 30
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.
For week two, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday and Tuesday night during and up to 60 minutes after the end of “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 15 hours, beginning from the start of the episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT and closing at 11:00 a.m., ET/8:00 a.m., PT the next day. From 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 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).