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First Look At The DWTS Season 25 Week One Opening Number And Weekend Media Goodies

Wow, take a sneak peek at the opening number for tomorrow night in the People link below. Also, below are some rehearsal interviews. Also included is some coverage of the Creative Arts Emmys. Don’t miss more Emmy coverage including party interviews with Derek and Julianne at Pure Derek Hough. Lastly, it’s great to see Carrie Ann on the red carpet at the Hero Dog Awards. Beautiful.

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September 17, 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.

Cool New ABC Promo With DWTS Season 25 Teasers, Other Hints On The New Season

Check out the cool Dancing With The Stars Season 25 clips in this new ABC promo below. They are cool. Speaking of TV Guide, don’t miss reading an article on everything we need to know on the new season HERE. Below are a few takes that are interesting. See the link for more.

“There aren’t many celebrities with large amounts of dance experience. I think it will be one of the most competitive seasons we’ve had in a long time,” executive producer Joe Sungkur told TV Guide.

“I really think that the playing field is level,” executive producer Ashley Edens agrees.

Season 25 also has some of the best themed nights planned, from the tried and true Disney Night to a few surprises themes further down the road.

“We’re doing Disney Night at the halfway point of the season which is week five. We’re also doing A Night at the Movies,” Ashley Edens says. “Week three we are doing Guilty Pleasures, which should be a ton of fun. We’re going to learn a lot about the cast — what they love, what they hate to admit they love. We have the Trio Round, where we’re hoping to bring back a former celebrity. We’re going to potentially do an Iconic Dances Night, where our couples will repeat, reimagine, reinterpret an iconic dance from earlier seasons.”

And what is Sasha up to for a future project?

Meanwhile, Sasha Farber is making the opposite move, moving from pro to the troupe so that he can focus on another future project.

Here’s that new ABC promo…

September 15, 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.

“Dancing In The Streets” Behind The Scenes Back Lot Of The DWTS Season 25 Premiere

Below are a few videos of what’s taking place in the Back Lot for the Dancing With The Stars premiere and opening number. Via EmnEm in comments the opening number was filmed at Golden Oak Ranch. The opening song (via fans and Cheryl’s IG story) is “Dancing in the Streets.” Too fun. I love that song. Be watching this link in case they release 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.

Four More Days Until The DWTS Season 25 Premiere – The Media Push Is On!

Lot’s of goodies below to take in tonight or whenever you can before show time in only four more days…. a vlog, fittings, interviews, goofing around on the set, and more from the new cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 25…..

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September 14, 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.

Meet The Cast Of Dancing With The Stars Season 25 – Rehearsal Videos

These rehearsal videos are going to be fun. Keep checking back. We’ll post more when they come out….

ETA: More added including a Fantasy League promo. Let us know what you think in comments.

ETA2: Only one more is left with Jordon and Lindsay. Be watching for it HERE.

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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.

Producers Comment On 25 Seasons Of Dancing With The Stars And It’s Future

It’s hard to believe that Dancing With The Stars has had the run it’s had for 25 seasons. Producers credit Tom Bergeron, the chemistry of the judges, and the casting for it’s popularity. They intend to raise the bar even higher this season and find new ways to build the brand, etc. Here is more from Variety….

The casting has therefore become key to “Dancing.” It is the ever-evolving group of celebrities who go on aspirational journeys and learn new skills that not only wipes the slate clean each season, offering fresh challenges for the producers and the professional dancers, but also allows the audience to connect with the show on a deeper level.

“It’s people’s backstories — people’s lives — that drive a lot of interest, and we take a lot of time and care to think about who has an interesting story that people can relate to,” Forde says.

The casting also allows the show to “cater to all four quadrants” of an audience, notes Mills. While in the early days the series booked a lot of nostalgic stars from golden age TV and sports, “of the moment” favorites and those who have unique human interest stories began to take precedence in more recent seasons. That variety of talent allows the show to be “shared generationally,” which is important to its longevity.

“We’ve always strived to be the type of show that the entire family can sit down and watch together, and to be a positive influence on a Monday night,” Edens says.

“Dancing” also consistently pushes boundaries when it comes to style and size of its weekly performances.

“Our team makes sure these performances can stand alongside performances you see on award shows so we can stay competitive and keep pushing ourselves,” Sungkar says.

While expectations for “Dancing” have already been exceeded, the team behind the show is clearly ready to raise the bar even higher. “It’s constant reinvention, creativity, and all of that,” Forde says. “Now it’s about building the brand around the show and building activity around the brand 52 weeks a year, finding new ways to continue to bring it to the audience that loves it.”

I can’t wait to see what the decide to do now and in the future. To read even more, see Variety.

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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 25 Pre-Season Las Vegas Odds

Sports Bovada has made their new pre-season Dancing With The Stars Odds for Season 25. Note how they’ve put Nick Lachey at the top to win it all. WHA? Us Angels weigh in below. Let us know what you think in comments too after you take a look at this….

Nick Lachey +400 +
Lindsey Stirling +800 +
Debbie Gibson +800 +
Sasha Pieterse +800 +
Frankie Muniz +900 +
Jordan Fisher +900 +
Vanessa Lachey +900 +
Derek Fisher +1000 +
Terrell Owens +1000 +
Victoria Arlen +1000 +
Drew Scott +1200 +
Nikki Bella +1200 +
Barbara Corcoran +2500

Vogue: Wow! They seriously aren’t giving Jordan Fisher any thought at winning like they should be. In my opinion, I do think Nick Lachey will be a force this season, but, I still think Lindsey and Jordan are the top two contenders. I’m also shocked they would put Sasha, Debbie, and Frankie so high. Did they even study up on this season’s celebrities before predicting? Whatever the case, I do think they have Barbara in the right position. I also think Frankie might be one of the first to go. One more thing: I trust Courtney’s Power Rankings way more. Ha! 🙂

Girls, what do you think?

Courtney: Ooh wee – who made these odds? The president of the Nick Lachey fanclub??? I’ve said it more than once, but here it is again: I am not at all convinced that Nick is going to follow in the steps of every other boy bander to do the show and be a decent dancer from the jump. I go back to 98 Degrees being the one boy band that didn’t dance, and the fact that many of us seem to agree that Drew likely won his season due to it being a lot less competitive back then, and having Cheryl as a pro – he would not fare so well on a more recent season. I’m also not convinced that Peta is back to being pre-baby Peta in terms of focus, and if her performance last season with Nick (Viall) was any indicator, her head might not be 100% in the game. I’d put Nick at least 5 or 6 spots down – I’m not even fully convinced he’s gonna make the finals. Looks like the oddsmakers are also seriously underestimating Jordan, who aside from having some dance chops, also has a huge advantage in Lindsay – I’d put him tied at the top with Stirling. I’d drop Debbie down to 6th or 7th, and drop Vanessa, Sasha, & Frankie all closer to the bottom – and I’d bring Drew & Nikki up to 4th or 5th. Victoria probably could come up a little – but I think T.O. & Derek are about right.

Heidi: Well, technically, they have Jordan third most likely to win by wussing out and making a three way tie for second and a three way tie for third. Hell, anybody can come up with those kind of odds. 😀 I don’t think Nick wins this season and I agree with Courtney that he doesn’t make the final. I also don’t think that Barbara is the first person out this season. If not for Alan being her pro, I would agree with Debbie’s placement, simply because she is right in line with the DWTS demo…and she might be the only other person who is, besides Drew. No, I do not believe that either Nick or Vanessa qualify. Still a bit too young and a bit too invisible. Still don’t know (or care) who Sasha is, which is a bad sign for her seeing as how I’m on the young end of the demo myself. Right now, before anyone dances, I would rank Jordan and Lindsay at the top, followed by Drew and Nikki, then one of the Lacheys, then Victoria, then the athletes, then the other Lachey, then Barbara, followed by Frankie, Sasha and Debbie, in no particular order. Very possible still that Debbie could be closer to the top or could trade places with Victoria. But who knows? Lindsay and Jordan could be too unknown to the general audience and the top two could be very different – but I still don’t think it will be Nick. We’ll see.

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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 25 – Preliminary Power Rankings

So I haven’t done one of these in quite a few seasons, and some of you asked if I was ever gonna bring it back. Well the mood struck me, so here it is – but I’ve switched up the format a bit. This season is a bit unique, as I don’t see anyone that appears to be an automatic early out; last season, most of us called Chris Kattan as the first out before we ever even saw him dance. This time around, things are a lot less finite – I’m not as resolute in who I think will do poorly vs. who I think will do well, and I think a lot is going to depend on who can and cannot endear themselves to the audience.  So instead of ranking the couples 1-13 in a finite order of elimination (where some of the smart asses that lurk and troll here are bound to comment “lolololol ur rankings were sooooooo wrong LMAO *crying laughing face*” when they don’t match up perfectly with the elims), I’ve broken them up into four tiers based on how well I think they’ll do. Keep in mind that they are in no particular order WITHIN each tier – just because I have Nikki listed before Victoria & Drew does not mean I necessarily think she’ll do better than them, etc. Likewise, Barbara & Keo being lower than Sasha & Gleb doesn’t mean I think she’ll do worse than them. The only things that matter in these rankings are the tiers 🙂 Read more..

September 13, 2017 I Written By

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 (and my dog!) on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence & @BirkinTheBulldog

DWTS Season 25, Week 1 – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

Thanks to Rachel in the comments for the heads up on People’s (early, so we can’t spoil) reveal of the songs and dances for week 1. 😉 Of course, I’ve been on vacation so I’ve not been paying attention anyway. When is the premiere again? 🙂

Okay, so People doesn’t have ALL the dances, but they have a good number. And, as usual, I look at some of these choices and I roll my eyes. Who the hell does Tango in Week 1?? Ridiculous. Of course, if Jordan and Lindsay kill it, it will go one of two ways. It will label him as a ringer and it will handicap him…or it will set him on the road to the finals. I wager it depends on the package and the running order. Hope he kills it. Foxtrot and Cha Cha are pretty standard week 1 dances. Salsa? Eh, it’s fine.

As I say EVERY SEASON, these are not in dance order until you see a dance order under someone’s name. Until then, it’s either alphabetical or just plain random.

ETA: Updated with Phone numbers. NOTE:These were handed out in alphabetical order and are not necessarily indicative of dance order.

ETA2: Via Disney ABC, the rest of the dances have been filled in. Also, get ready for a fun opening number which Judge Len Goodman will take part in.

The premiere will kick off with an exciting opening number featuring head judge Len Goodman and the entire cast of “Dancing with the Stars,” choreographed by the show’s own Emmy-winning Mandy Moore.

ETA3: And this is why I love Cheryl – she always shares when she’s dancing. 🙂

ETA4: I’ve put the dances in order per Tom’s tweet based on a hunch by DWTS fan Claire. Seems like a good hunch to me, but note it could be off base. 🙂 Seems like a good guess, though, since it puts Nick and Vanessa at the top of the hour, Cheryl opening the show, Mark/Lindsey close to the end. Nikki in the pimp spot would be interesting though. Perhaps she’s really good? Or have they designated Artem as the pro who should win this season? Read more..

September 11, 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. :-)

Entertainment Tonight Weighs In On The New Cast Of DWTS Season 25, More Interviews

This is a cool interview with Debbie Gibson and Alan Bersten. Listen to see why they have some common goals and energy right now for Dancing With The Stars. They make a good match. I can see now why TPTB brought Alan in. From ET….

Below are more interviews with ET. They also weigh in on their favorites. For more individual interviews with ET, see this link.

ETA: And from ET Canada….

September 7, 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.