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Argentinean DwtS – The Finals. Who won? (Spoiler)

If you haven’t heard yet, the Argentina version of Dancing With The Stars has a winner. Carlos is back to give us a complete update which you can read below. THANKS CARLOS!! YOU ROCK!!!! ;)

Argentinean DwtS – The Finals. Who won? (Spoiler)

Guys, It’s with great pleasure that I write you to once again to say that Noelia and her partner Hernan Piquín won Bailando 2011! I haven’t watched all their final performances yet, but I’ve read some reviews and with “a little help from my friends”, I’m going to tell you how it went. Are you ready? Let’s go!

Well, let me start saying that this week was a little insane. There were 3 nights of dancing. Four couples danced for the two spots in the final. As I’ve mentioned on a previous post, Bailando debuted May, 17th, with 30 couples. Six of them gave up and were replaced.

On Monday, Dec. 19th, Noelia and Piquin danced the semifinal against Patrícia “Coki” Ramírez and Juan Leandro Nimo. The rhythms: Cumbia, Adagio Latino, Cha cha cha and Árabe.

The other semifinal was on Tuesday, Dec. 20th, with Paula Chaves and Paulo Juin against Héctor “Tito” Speranza and Nadia Hair. Rhythms: Cuarteto, Adagio de Novela, Disco and Axé. Winners: Tito and Nadia.

The final aired this past Thursday (December, 22th). The couples had to dance four times on the same day: Reggaeton, Adagio, Pop Latino and Electro Dance.

Note: both in the semifinals and finals, the couples just repeat the routines they had danced on earlier weeks.

The finals (and the semifinals) went like this: the five judges picked the best couple on each rhythm. The rhythm winner couple gets one point. The audience winner of the night earns 4 points, and then elimination takes place.

Noelia and Piquín won Reggaeton, Adagio and Electro Dance. Tito won Pop Latino. It gives you 3 X 1. Our dear Dwarf lady earned more 4 points from the 52.59% from audience vote against 47.41% Tito earned. Noelia was named the winner! =] Roughly 1,100,000 people voted via internet and text messages.

Do you remember when I mentioned that the original name of Bailando is “Bailando por un Sueño” and it means Dancing for a Dream? Well, Noelia was the dreamer of the couple and her dream was to buy a van to help the Escuela Especial de Pampa Del Infierno transport the children with special needs. If Tito had won, he’d have liked to build a sports court to the Club 2 de Abril de Misiones, who helps kids that live on the streets. Fortunately, a Volkswagen executive helped Noelia and the Governor of Misiones helped Tito. In the end Showmatch gave an extra $100,000 pesos (roughly 25,000 USD) to help Noelia’s charity.

More random notes: Noelia is a singer and entertainer. She had this dream to be on Bailando since a long time and she cried a lot when they announced that she’d be in during a popular TV Show. She never get the bottom 4 and never ever used the fact she is a dwarf to get votes. She was the second best avarage, losing just to Cinthia Fernandes who left the competition two dances/nights (not weeks) before the semifinal. Hernán Piquín is one of the greatest ballet dancers of Argentina. As the winners, they are automatically invited to be on next season of Bailando to defend their title. A lot of “stars”/couples always returns to Bailando; some of them had been on the show like twice before… In Bailando we don’t have clearly the figure of the “star” and the “pro”, but the “dreamer” and the pro or something equivalent. The pro doesn’t choreograph the dance: each couple has its own choreographer (you may see them when the two finalists receive their trophies). Tito was one of the bodyguards of TV personality (or something like that) Ricardo Fort, grandson of the founder of Feltfort Chocolate Company. How did he get to Bailando? I HAVE NO IDEA!!!! (So we blame Bristol Palin… LOL) Well, I haven’t seen many of his dances, but the news mentioned Tito was the most improved guy on competition and has a great personality.

Thanks again to my friend Renata and all the brazilian DwtS fans crew. =]

Enjoy some pictures below (Look at those legs!)!

More pics at Teleshow, FotosBailando,and Clarin, and Terra (complete season).

December 26, 2011 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.

Argentinean DwtS Brings More Than Just Dance To The Floor (Videos)

Do you recall in last season’s off season when PureDWTS reader Carlos Lustosa updated us on Dancing With The Stars in Argentina? He kept us up to speed on Pamela Anderson and Damian Whitewood’s dancing. He also introduced us to some of the other cool dance talents at the time which you can read about here again if you like. Now Carlos is back to give us more fun updates on Dancing With The Stars in Argentina which is continueing to stun audiences. Note the differences in how they do Dancing With The Stars in Argentina versus how they do the show in the United States. You’ll also notice they get a little more …uhhh “risque” (is this a good word to describe? :) ) in their dancing. It’s quite interesting and Carlos has this special way of taking us up, close, and personal. Enjoy and be sure to watch all the videos he’s attached. If you are like myself, it will be well worth your time especially if you are a lover of dance in general and how other cultures influence it, etc. Feel free to tell Carlos your thoughts and ask any questions if you have any. Carlos, from all of us at Pure Dancing With The Stars, we thank you for taking the time to update and report on the show from Argentina for us and we can’t wait for you to tell us how the competition turns out. So, without further ado, here’s Carlos….

Argentinean DwtS Brings More Than Just Dance To The Floor

Hello guys, I’m Carlos, a Brazilian fan of DwtS, but I’m here to talk about the Argentinean version of the show we love. Some of you may have read the comments I wrote that became posts that Vogue published about Bailando, when I talked about Pamela Anderson’s participation and some peculiarities about this show, that is, at fact, a part of the Showmatch, a variety TV show with a tone we call “Popularesco” – which would be geared towards the masses and the content would be full of innuendos… well, think “Jersey Shore”). This said, let’s talk about the dance they do in Argentina. Así se baila en Bailando:

Well, the show premiered on May 17th and will end in a couple weeks from now. Yes. Almost eight months. Do you think it’s too much? Wait till you learn that there are 36 couples who compete during the entire season. 30 couples started, 6 quit (Pamela Anderson and Mike Tyson, amongst them) and were replaced. There was a gay actor paired with a male pro, a “couple” that consisted of two sisters, and one of the celebs is a dwarf lady (my favorite dancer!). Now, the dances: there are a lot of them, of course, some of them as crazy as it can be, and many are very “freestyled”. In fact, some aren’t really a style of dance but named after a prop that you have to use while you are dancing. I’m going to list below the styles the couples danced this season and the huge, and when I say huge I mean HUGE, list of the dances that have appeared on the show during its seven seasons. As example, I’ll try to use the videos of my favorite contestant, the Dwarf singer, Noelia Pompa, and her partner Hernán Piquin. Now, tell me: isn’t she incredible? =]

Note: As David Arquette joked on Jimmy Kimmel about the steamy flavor the Argentinean version of DwtS has, some videos are – how can I say? – NOT kid-friendly, and NOT suitable for work. =p (I’ll let you know which ones)

1- Pop Latino – No big deal here. It’s a freestyle dance to a latin/latin-singer song.
2- Cha Cha Cha
3- Adagio – Similar to Rumba because it’s slow and romantic, but it’s more like freestyle. And you are allowed to do lifts.
4- Axé – This is when Pamela Anderson quit. Axé is a Brazilian street dance that may be similar to aerobics and, traditionally, it’s danced as the song ask you to do some moves. Example: “Put the hands on your knees, get down, shake your booty, etc).
5- Reggaeton – Puerto Rican hip hop

6- Cumbia – Remember Cuban salsa, which is different from the salsa in line (the sisters Escudero. Starts at 3:50) NOT kid-friendly, and NOT suitable for work! but very creative.

7- Baile del Caño – Pole Dancing Noelia.

Read more..

December 18, 2011 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.

An Update On Damian Whitewood And Pamela Anderson Dancing On Dancing With The Stars In Argentina

Pure Dancing With The Stars reader, Carlos Lustosa, has a new update for us on Pamela Anderson and Damian Whitewood dancing in Argentina. This week the two had to dance an “Axé” which Carlos says looks similar to “choreographed aerobics”. From Carlos;

Guys, as I said, the rhythm for this week is “Axé”. Axé is the term that holds a lot of carnaval rhythms from Bahia (a State of Brazil) the propper axé (that is faster than the samba we have in Rio), and others like galope, samba-reggae, samba-duro, etc.

so, what can I san? It’s more a solo dance than a couple dance. Sometimes it looks like “choreographed aerobics” =p

Below is an example from the Brazilian Axé icon, Ivete Sangalo:

Carlos reports that Pam was ‘gorgeous as ever’, but, “she danced a Latin Samba”. Damian got bad comments from some of the judges for not making a propper axé. I just checked Damian’s facebook page. A few fans are describing the judges critique of the two as “embarrassing” and “disgusting”. Here is their dance below. I think they are steaming it up as always.

You can view a cool picture of the two here. You are right, Carlos. Pam looks beautiful!!

FASCINATING again!!! Carlos, a BIG thank you!! I am enjoying this so much!!!! Keep us updated when you can!!!

For those interested and if you haven’t done so, check out our first posting and the comment section with more of Pamela and Damian dancing in Argentina.

July 2, 2011 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.

Argentina Dancing With The Stars “Soooooooo Freak That It Is Irresistible”

Since Argentina doesn’t share the same language, it’s been hard to report on their version of Dancing With The Stars. As some of you might know, Damian Whitewood and Pamela Anderson are contestants. So far, they’ve been very popular on the show as well as Boxing champ, Mike Tyson. Not only did Damian and Pamela delight many of us with their dancing in Season 10 (they have been one of my favorite couples to ever dance on the show!), they are doing the same in Argentina…and maybe even more so? Thanks to PureDWTS reader Carlos Lustosa, below is some video footage. In Carlos’ own words, “This show is soooooooo freak that it is irresistible. ahahahahaha”.

Here they are doing the Rumba….

Damian also posted this picture of Pamela on his facebook page.

According to Carlos, the best contestant on the Argentina version of Dancing With The Stars is a dwarf named Noelia. He said “She’s simply amazing. Not Kidding.” You can see Noelia doing a Cha Cha with her partner below…

Here is more from Carlos on the show:

uh, let me just do a review about this season of Bailando… and some latin american versions of SCD/DwtS

This is the 8th season of “argentine dwts” “Bailando por un sueño” and is called just “Bailando 2011″. At first seasons, the show was like this: a star was paired with a “dreamer” (sueñador) and helped him to realize his dream (sueño), that’s why the show was called “Bailando por un sueño” (Dancing for a dream). As long as the couple keeps on competition, more money it earn.

Nowadays, the show is more like DwtS and this season has 30 couples. THIRTY. Most known people are Mike Tyson and Pamela Anderson. Don’t know if you like soccer but the paraguayan muse of 2010 world cup Larissa Riquelme was dancing ther, but left the competition last week due to a injuried knee. Ah, theres a couple of 2 guys, this season (the journalist José María Muscari and partner Emanuel González. video chacha)

As for the judges: there are 5 of them. Each week one of them gives a “secret score” wich will be revealed just on result, after the viewers votes. If you thik that CAI, Bruno and Len are inconstant with their scores, think again. The score difference between the argentinian judges is ridiculous. One can give an 10 and the other a 5, for example. (We don’t see this even on british strictly come dancing…)

Have to say that this version is extremely “lascivious”… there are some sexy-sexy-sexier dances of all DwtS-like shows, such as strip dance and pole dancing.

On former seasons, there were some rhythms that are not well known on DwtS, as merengue, lambada, a lot of salsa styles – cubana (cuban), quebradita (don’t know who to translate… something like broken-y), milonga (kind of fast tango… love this dance) -, cumbia, samba (not the latin ballroom, but the brazilian), axé (a brazilian dance from carnaval of Bahia)…

And if you think that’s all you didnt’ see the peruvian, mexican, ecuadorian versions. Guys, the peruvian version is… I can’t describe, you have to see. On this versions there are some classics like arabian dance, pole dancing, reggaeton, and some dances the do on a different weather… for example they have LAMBADA IN THE RAIN.

Video (delly and josé luis, the winners of their season)

Brazil
Here in Brazil the show is called “Dança dos Famosos” (Famous’ Dance or Stars Dance) is very boring. The production is not a propper show but a part of a sunday show, so, not that good and very far from the US version (wich is a shame) and from the latin american ones (thanks god! ahaha)… but, I like the fact we have some brazilian rhythms such as forró, samba (gafieira) (good video), lambada, and dances that are very common here like bolero, rock (soltinho), and of course, salsa, tango.

If you have time, check axé in the rain, from peruvian Reyes de la Pista (Kings of dance floor): Video (Axé – pronouce almost “ashae”. Detail: 1:50)

Be sure to watch the “comment” section of this post. Carlos is planning to keep us updated!!

Carlos, thanks so much!! This is fun and so fascinating! ;)

And Dancing With The Stars producers if you are reading this, PLEASE BRING BACK DAMIAN WHITEWOOD!!!

June 23, 2011 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.