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DWTS Season 24, Week One – Dancing by the Numbers!

Well, here I am again. Can’t say I’m overly excited about the show this season – silly fangirls, judges acting stupid, the producers using Julianne as a Heather apologist…all very annoying.

But there were a few actual bright spots. I loved David and Rashad, I thought Nick was funny and I liked that he wasn’t afraid to call a ringer BS.  Love Simone, but I’m hoping that Sasha doesn’t play it too safe in the coming weeks. I’ve seen a lot of criticism of their Tango, but I have to say…I think it was the music. That music was crap. Just ONCE this season I would love to see an actual TANGO.  Think Alexa and Derek – that kicked ASS. Hell, just about any Tango he’s ever done. He generally goes more traditional in the tango steps and music (when he has a choice) and I think the white flowery dress and the light, not-very-tango-y music of Simone and Sasha just ruins it for me. You can see the difference if you watch many of Derek’s – dark and intense. …Read more

March 24, 2017 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. :-)

Wendy Williams And Jimmy Kimmel’s Thoughts And Predictions For Dancing With The Stars Season 24

I always enjoy Wendy Williams And Jimmy Kimmel’s thoughts and predictions on Dancing With The Stars every season. I won’t spoil this for you. Be sure to listen when you get a chance and let us know what you think.

March 23, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Hollywood Today Live Interviews The Cast Of Dancing With The Stars After The Premiere

Hollywood Today Live was at the Premiere of Dancing With The Stars last night to interview the couples. This is fun and different. Check it out.

March 21, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS Season 24, Week 1 – Power Rankings

And so begins another season 🙂 Admittedly, I found it hard to psych myself up for this season – I wasn’t really looking forward to it, after the 3-ring manipulation circus of last season, and didn’t really feel super-invested in any of the couples until last night.  While the talent this season seems almost unfairly stacked in favor of the female celebs, unfortunately for them, I think the guys may have actually ended up more enjoyable and memorable – perhaps the female pros see the writing on the wall, and know they’ve gotta compensate for a lack of experience by having their partners be really, really entertaining?

Generally, aside from maybe 3-4 dances last night, this felt like a pretty tame premiere – the first hour was kind of a bear to get through, as the energy really slipped before picking up around the 9 PM hour. Other observations? The opening number was cool and not something we had really seen yet, but the preponderance of Maks & Val was eyeroll-inducing – they’re really trying to drive the point home that these two are the “stars” this season, huh? I feel like we only saw quick snippets of the female pros, with those two idiots mugging shamelessly in between. The sexism of this show is blood-boiling, at times. Glad to see that the judges were kinda stingy with the scores for the first night, as this tends to stem a lot of potential b*tching from couples down the line who are given cushy scores for weeks before the judges get real and drop the hammer. Getting really tired of them reminding us in one breath that Heather danced backup for Beyonce, while in another launching into this big apology tour about how “different” ballroom is from what Heather does. The cognitive dissonance…it hurts.

Just as a refresher for the regulars and a quick explanation for the newbs, the power rankings are a ranking of who I think is the least likely to get eliminated next week (#1) to who is the most likely (#12). It takes into account how well they danced, how memorable they were, how big I think their voting fanbase is going to be, how big their pro’s fanbase is, how likeable they are, etc. Is it NOT a ranking of how well they danced or how high they scored, so if you’re here to piously tell me that “so-and-so should be higher than so-and-so because they got a better score”, prepare to be called out. Shall we begin? 🙂 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, baker, 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. Follow me on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence

Dancing With The Stars Season 24 Premiere Recap With Tony Dovolani On GMA

Below is a Dancing With The Stars Season 24 Premiere Recap With Tony Dovolani on Good Morning America. Thanks to Idolxfactor for recording.

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

PureDWTS Season 24 Week One HQ Photos

Below are some fun photos from last night on Dancing With The Stars. This photographer forgets to put the embed feature in, so, I’m not able to get performance shots like I like. Click on any of the photos to see more.

And these two…. 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS Season 24 Week One Media, Scores, Recaps, And Interviews After Night One

Wow! What a show last night!! I seriously loved all of the couples in different ways from dancing ability to the entertainment factor. If you didn’t get to see all the dances, see them IdolXfactor.com (these videos can be seen internationally too) and DWTS Official You Tube. Let’s review the scores…

Simone Biles and Sasha Farber: Scores of 8-8-8-8 from the judges for a total of 32.
Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater: Scores of 8-7-8-8 from the judges for a total of 31.
David Ross and Lindsay Arnold: Scores of 7-7-7-7 from the judges for a total of 28.
Nancy Kerrigan and Artem Chigvintsev: Scores of 7-7-7-7 from the judges for a total of 28.
Heather Morris and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: Scores of 7-7-7-7 from the judges for a total of 28.
Normani Kordei and Valentin Chmerkovskiy: Scores of 7-6-7-7 for a total of 27.
Nick Viall and Peta Murgatroyd: Scores of 6-6-6-6 from the judges for a total of 24.
Erika Jayne and Gleb Savchenko: Scores of 6-6-6-6 from the judges for a total of 24.
Bonner Bolton and Sharna Burgess: Scores of 6-5-5-6 from the judges for a total of 22.
Charo and Keo Motsepe: Scores of 6-5-5-5 from the judges for a total of 21.
Mr. T and Kym Herjavec: Scores of 5-5-5-5 from the judges for a total 20.
Chris Kattan and Witney Carson: Scores of 5-4-4-4 from the judges for a total of 17.

For a fun photo gallery, see ABC7. Don’t miss the People interviews here. They may post more later, so keep checking back. I love these quotes by Sharna and Bonner….

“Oh gosh,” she told reporters. “I am a professional. Look, we have a lot of chemistry and we have a lot of fun, but first and foremost we are trying to do a really great job in this competition. I want Bonner to be around until the end and I want to take this man to the finale. That is our priority. Everyone is making a lot of our really obvious chemistry.”

“I’ll be the first to say that she is as 100 percent a professional as she is beautiful,” echoed Bonner, who previously told PEOPLE it was adoration at first sight for him. “She’s a great teacher. She’s pushing me hard I’m working hard. I just want to make her proud.”

FOX411 also talked with some of the couples after the show which you can 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing with the Stars Season 24, Week TWO – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

We know of one dance so far. Sharna and Bonner have a romantic dance for Week 2 and it’s the Viennese waltz. Stay tuned for more updates.

ETA: According to Peta’s Instagram, she and Nick have a Foxtrot.

ETA2: According to Chris’ instagram, he and Witney are doing Jive. Maks also implied on instagram that he and Heather are doing jive. Seems like a fair fight. :::rolls eyes:::

ETA3: According to Normani’s blog, she and Val have a Cha Cha. ~Vogue

ETA4: According to Lindsay’s blog, she and David have a Cha Cha. Perfect. Be sure to read her blog for more.~Vogue

Normani and Val – Cha Cha (Song: “Give Me Your Love” by Sigala featuring John Newman and Nile Rodgers)
Phone 1-800-868-3410

Bonner and Sharna – Viennese Waltz – (Song: “Unlove You” by Jennifer Nettles)
Phone 1-800-868-3401 …Read more

March 20, 2017 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. :-)

DWTS Season 24, WEEK ONE – LIVE BLOG (Spoilers)

Here we go again. Only this time subjected to new levels of BS I’m sure.  With contributions from Maks, who supposedly was all “what about Nicole and Derek!” in response to criticism about Heather. :::rolls eyes::: If he really said that, his stupid is showing. I can’t believe an actual dance pro would have to read Courtney’s article on Heather to GET IT, but clearly he does.

Anyway, I gotta go open the wine.

Of course the first three pros we see are Val, Gleb and Maks cuz the women don’t mean jack. Gee, Heather can really dance. What a shock. Not.

Already sick of seeing Val. He was all over that dance.

Normani seems sweet. What is on Val’s head? Read more..

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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. :-)

Sneak Peek: Photos Of Dancing With The Stars Season 24 Opening Number

For some exclusive photos of Dancing with the Stars’ Season 24 Week 1 Opening Number, see People. Too fun!

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