Hey All! Don’t forget to watch LIVE With Kelly And Michael Monday morning as the pros of Dancing With The Stars will be dancing for their Oscar special as previously reported. Furthermore and according to the producer’s instagram (see rehearsal video below), they will be performing in the “opening number”. I see Keo, do you? But, what about Sasha?
ABC Medianet has announced the Good Morning America Dancing With The Stars Cast reveal for Tuesday, February 24 (which we have previously reported). Though note how they also mention a surprise guest!!! Any guesses on who it could be? Interesting! I hope it’s DEREK HOUGH!!
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 – The new celebrity cast of “Dancing with the Stars” will be revealed exclusively in front of a live audience with hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, plus a surprise guest; Lara Spencer reports from LA; the woman who did not receive a rose on last night’s “The Bachelor”
What an interesting instagram by the Dancing With The Stars instagram account! It says, “The gang’s back together! Getting ready for the opening number for the #DWTS premiere March 16th. Yusss!” There are a couple of new faces here. Are they new pros or are they in the troupe?
Scroll below for updates…
ETA: Below Jenna Johnson announces Alan (Bersten) as being in the troupe. Thanks Lauren!:
ETA2: Here’s a fun message from Kristyn Burtt on the new photo….
I was wondering if we’d get some new promo for the cast announcement…
Aren’t these some gorgeous photos of the Dancing With The Stars Pro Announcement on GMA yesterday? To see more, click the images!
Thanks to @IdolXfactor1 for being so speedy with getting this coverage of the Dancing With The Stars Season Pro announcement on Good Morning America. I still bet there are more pros announced at the Cast Announcement on February 24th. We’ll see? To read our LIVE Blog of the pro announcement, see this post.
ETA: According to US Weekly, TWO more pros will be announced at a later date!
Thanks to Codebear, below is some video from Daily Motion….
Or sort a live anyway. Everything hinges on how they decide to do this. Not to mention that it’s 6am here and “Live” isn’t a word that describes me at this hour. I will do my best to put all the info that comes out into this post. They keep hyping that it’s going to be “BIG” and all other kinds of adjectives that probably won’t live up to the hype – but we will see soon enough. Scroll to the bottom of the post for the live updates that aren’t actual Pro names.
And here are your Pros – supposedly this is IT:
Val – IN
Tony – IN
Mark – IN
Artem – IN
Sharna – IN
Peta – IN
Emma – IN
Witney – IN
Allison – IN
Kym – IN
ETA: Teasing the announcement at 7:20ish. :::sigh:::
ETA2: I’ve done a great job on my eyebrows while waiting for this announcement….
ETA3: Definitely Kym Johnson in silhouette!! Damn, missed the baby pix. Court is saying one is Mark and there’s a little blonde boy. And Emma.
ETA4: I’ve gotten used to the far superior CBS This Morning which doesn’t have nearly the commercials and a lot more actual news. GMA is….not good.
ETA5: I don’t think those fans are that good – might be right on Val, but the other one looked like Artem to me. Love Melissa’s haircut.
ETA 6: Lost my stream, relying on Court. Val is for sure. They are claiming this is Len’s last “year”.
ETA 7: Still with the bigger and better tag line. Yeah. Sure. Switch up week is back.
ETA8: Hmmmm…..said there were four in studio and they have six more. ONLY TEN???
ETA9: If this is it, there’s going to be trouble on twitter.
ETA10: Questions to the pros. Val’s dream partner. Answer: His season 20 partner. Question to Sharna: How do you prepare for the season? Answer: Picking music, etc.
Well everyone, discuss!! Is this it for the pro dancers this season? Are they holding a few back because Celebs haven’t signed yet? What do you think of this cast?
ETA11: Vogue here. According to US Weekly, TWO more pros will be announced at a later date!
ETA12: The Official Site has announced there will be two more pros announced later. There is a great write up on the ten pros announced today at the link too.
ETA13: ABC Media Net released an official announcement of the 10 pros. They also release info on the theme nights one of which includes “Spring Break” night. WHA??
LIVE BLOG is happening here, which is where all the pros will be added as it happens.
Well, a lot has happened since I last wrote one of these posts. In fact, I normally post pro watch for the spring season in early February – yet here we are. Why? Well, Derek is taking a season off to star at Radio City (looks so happy he may never come back), Cheryl appears to have retired from DWTS and is moving on to a different (reality-based?) show, and Val and Sharna are both blabbing about the next season.
And as of last night, Karina is OUT. Hell, I had this post scheduled for tomorrow and here I am posting it today – ya’ll gotta have somewhere to be sad about Karina. (ETA: Vogue was at last night’s show and came away with different and new info re: Karina. Stay tuned.)
In Sharna’s case, I think her hint means she’s definitely IN – after last season I don’t think she would be coy if there were any doubt. And if there is doubt? Bad move, girl. As for Val – I don’t think there’s any way in hell he won’t be on, with Maks and Derek gone and Mark making noise. No way. And he’s saying yes, he is back. Read more..
How about some new photos from the premiere of “Sway” last night in New York City? Dancing With The Stars pros Artem Chigvintsev, Val Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Sharna Burgess, Meryl Davis, Jenna Johnson, Henry Byalikov, and Peta Murgatroyd look like they took the stage by storm. See Getty Images for a slew of pictures. Below are just a few. Beautiful!!
Once again, comment to your hearts contents, as long as you remember the show night rules. Also, for tonight, I’ve turned on comment moderation which means your post won’t show up immediately. At the end of the season we always seem to have an influx of trouble makers. Even MORE important that you don’t hit refresh constantly.
- Our server gets totally hosed when people sit at their computer and click “refresh” constantly. Post a comment, then walk away for five minutes so that others have a chance…and so that Courtney and I can actually post on the site.
- THIS SITE IS NOT TWITTER. Do not post like you are on twitter. You get one warning and then I put you in time out. We need context and content. Believe it or not there are a lot of people who don’t watch the east coast feed of the show, so they don’t know what the hell you’re talking about when you post a comment that says, “Boy, that sucked.” If you want to say “____ and ____’s dance was not good at all, crappy choreo” that’s fine. That would be context. It is good. Remember, if you post five one liners in five minutes, you’ve broken rule number 1.
This road to the finals thing is BORING!!
Awww…Sadie has really brought out a nice side of Mark. I’ve really loved them this season.
Trying to actually watch the show a bit….Opening number was rather underwhelming. Well, a lot underwhelming.
That behind the scenes thing…can’t tell if that’s forshadowing an Alfonso loss or a win. Really hard to tell. They’ve gotten so predictable that I actually expect them to be unpredictable. Sadly, I don’t think they’re that smart.
Damn, Bethany actually improved on that amazing freestyle. Best one won, I think, although Sadie and Alfonso weren’t far off.
Is it funny or annoying that they completely edited out the total screw up by production and just made it look like Bethany messed up. Bastards.
Sorry, got distracted by shirtless Derek on All Access. Where are we?
Are all the finalists going to do bumpers? Ah, Tom says yes.
Again, getting totally distracted by the BTS stuff on AllAccess. Watching Derek and Bethany practice their Paso. I’ll pay more attention. Lea dancing now.
That female pro dance was pretty awesome – it would have more impact if Mandy didn’t do one every other week….
Lol Len in the car with Cheech and Chong!!
Loved the thankful video.
Beautiful dance by some of the pros – I think he said choreographed by Emma and tony?
Man, Bethany killed both of her dances tonight!
I spy Britney Cherry dancing with Meghan Trainor. Along with James again.
Sadie going first? Doing quickstep/samba?? Kinda hosed, but mark gave her some great choreo. And she did great. Going first is the judges a chance to underscore her.
And she’s getting that you didn’t win comments.
Okay it’ll go one of two ways from here. Giving Sadie a perfect score either means she won, or they’re going to give everyone a 40 and let the audience make the call.
Hardest Road possible, Val? Are you on crack?
Where was the fox trot? It was supposed to be Paso foxtrot fusion. And the Chmerkovskiy brothers never managed to do an actual fusion they do one style after the other. Or they leave one style out.
More tens than any other couple because they make glaring mistakes and Julianne doesn’t care. Or Carrie ann doesn’t care. Easy to get lots of tens when your mistakes or overlooked.
Cha cha/AT combo? Hardest combo, best dancer the night. Alfonso definitely deserves to win.
Well, let’s see how this thing shakes out…
Third Place – Janel and Val
And someday people will listen to what we say around these parts. Just sayin’. We said 3rd and 4th places were between Janel and Bethany and that Sadie and Alfonso would be the last two standing. If it sounds like I’m saying “I told you so”….it’s because I am.
AND THE WINNER IS….
ALFONSO AND WITNEY!!!
Congratulations to Alfonso and Witney…and Sadie and Mark, for that matter.
Alfonso’s crying, Lindsay and Witney are screaming at each other (cute) and Derek is a bit late to lift Witney on his shoulders, but he doesn’t disappoint us yet again. And many kudos to Tony for working with Keo to lift Alfonso on his shoulders.