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Dancing with the Stars Season 20, Week FIVE – Let’s Discuss Tonight’s Show!! (Spoilers)

Theme of the week: Disney. Thanks to watching some media I’ve had that damn “Step in Time” in my head all day. Couldn’t shake it when Charlie was dancing to it, it’s no better now. Grrrr…..

So, Teams are picked tonight for Team Dances next week, I understand. The current cumulative scores are:

Nastia – 134
Rumer – 132
Riker – 131
Willow – 128

Something to keep in mind while watching is how the scoring will impact the cumulative and how that will, in turn, impact the team captains. If it all goes to hell, they can always switch from cumulative score to the top 2 scorers of the night. They seem to change it to fit their needs.

Great opening number!! Loved it! All of it. They even managed to squeeze Derek in.

Okay, so Robert is safe and Suzanne is in jeopardy. Suzanne is getting the “I’m quitting” edit – don’t know if it means anything.

Well, Suzanne was doing really well up until the dress malfunction. Bummer. Don’t know if her scores would have gone higher or not though.

Man, shady camera work on Kym and Robert. Geez. Producers will stop at nothing,

Oh boy, Robert was off time the whole time. I have a feeling we might see how strong his fanbase is soon.

More results….Chris and Witney in Jeopardy. Willow is safe, Patti is in jeopardy. By my count that’s already three couples in Jeopardy.

Wonder if Patti is bowing out. She has such a great spirit. Not much dancing, but such wonderful energy.

While I loved the dance, I forgot what style it was supposed to be. Mark’s production was fun, but the dance really god lost in all that. I think this was one step too far. There wasn’t a lot of fluidity. This one could have gone either way.

Chris, eh. That’s gotta hurt. Think Witney is still getting used to not having Alfonso.

Nastia, Rumer, Riker and Noah all safe. Not hard to figure out with four already in jeopardy.

Sharna did a great job with that dance. Obviously, he didn’t do as much as others, but impressive. And good on Sharna for the talking to she gave Noah.

And Sharna does look like a Disney Princess. :-)

So, they tease the rest of the show saying they saved the best for last and showed Riker, Rumer and Nastia. Wonder who they’re going to have go last and then have the judges proclaim them the “best dance of the night”?? Rumer or Nastia?? Bets?

Holy cow – that was a good dance from Riker! And he is SO INTO being Captain Jack, ya gotta love it. :-)

Hmmm….I think I would have given Riker another 10. It wasn’t perfect, but it was pretty damn good.

Oh boy, Rumer and Val are getting a really good edit. Or bad one, depending on your POV. But it sure doesn’t reflect what really happened.

WTF?? There was no Samba in that until the Samba roll. Best dance of the night? The fix is in for sure.

Wayyyyyy overscored.

Way to go Erin so she cuts off Val before he can get too pompous.

Deep throat was right – that was right out of a Disney Movie!!

OMG. Carrie Ann is going to dock them for poor lip syncing?? The fix is certainly all the way in. Rumer gets a 10 for a non-Samba. Nastia gets a 9 10 for poor lip syncing?? How the hell does anyone believe that Derek is favored on this show?? The two best dances of the night get seccond place and the non-samba that wasn’t even that well done gets first place?? Not at all rigged. Nope.

But Nastia is still in first place with cumulative score. :-) Of course, that probably means they’ll use the top scores of tonight and Rumer will be team 1. Sometimes I wonder why I continue to watch this extremely manipulated, over produced show.

Patti safe.

Suzanne eliminated.

April 13, 2015 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. :-)

Dancing with the Stars Season 20, Week FOUR – Let’s Discuss Tonight’s Show!! (Spoilers)

Theme of the week: Most Memorable Year….or some such thing. I expect to need tissues at least once. This can be either good….or very bad. :-D

Holy crap!! That was quite a start to the show!! And of course, Len picks it apart. No character of the dance? Spare me the narrative. I guess he got the producers notes.

LOL…I swear that Bruno ALWAYS does what he can to counteract Len. Happens all the time. :-)

Man, why did they go back to this way of doing the elimination?? Sucks.

Robert and Kym are safe, Riker and Michael are in jeopardy. Bites. Poor Peta looks like she might puke. Read more..

April 6, 2015 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. :-)

Dancing with the Stars Season 20, Week Three – Let’s Discuss Tonight’s Show!! (Spoilers)

Well, I don’t know about you all, but in this saga known as DWTS, I fully expect Rumer to get a tongue bath whether she deserves it or not, and Nastia/Riker/Willow (or any combination thereof) to get relentlessly nitpicked over something stupid…most likely something they have little control over, like music…in order to make sure the leaderboard changes up again. Anyone willing to take that bet?? :-D

Very nice opening pro dance!!

Already prepping the audience for leaderboard switchup.

What monkey dreamed up Disco Salsa, not that it will matter. Loved her outfit this week and the dance was very good. It was just so weird. Read more..

March 30, 2015 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. :-)

Dancing with the Stars Season 20, Week TWO – Let’s Discuss Tonight’s Show!! (Spoilers)

So, who will go home? Who will be in jeopardy? Will there be a real bottom two?? These questions and more, answered tonight on DWTS. :-)

More importantly, who will get the judges’ scorn and who will get pimped to high heaven?? Do we even need to ask these questions or is it a foregone conclusion? ;-)

Not a great dance from Chris, but not horrendous – thing I like about Chris is that he GOES for it. He really, really tries and he wants to do it.

At least I can handle the Tony and Suzanne wardrobe this week…vastly improved routine too, although I doubt any other celebs or pros will get away with that amount of fluff in the beginning and in the end.

I love Robert and Kym, that is all. :-)

LOL to Patti and Artem walking with Michael and Chris in Shades acting as body guards.

Aw, Charlotte, I love ya girl. And much better than last week. Amen to Julianne!

I liked Michael, but I liked his dance better last week.

“People are scared of us??” Well, Rumer, maybe you should be a bit scared. And humble. So, Len wants nmore recognizable Cha Cha but gives then an 8. This sounds familiar.

Vast improvement from Redfoo, but I don’t think I care for him at all. One point below Rumer?? Maybe he’s going home….

LOL…Mark is the perfect partner for Willow. And the 14 year old just did a pretty damn good AT.

Sharna is so beautiful. The hair/eye combo is amazing….and refreshing on this show.

I think Noah’s dance was also an improvement from last week!! But let’s not get carried away, Julianne.

Okay I’m crying. Wanna bet Nastia is next. They would put her after that.

Beautiful Rumba…beautiful. LOL Tom trying to skip CAI’s drama.

Who’s scared now, Rumer?? Watch your back for Willow and Nastia, hon.

Damn, Riker – well done. I’m impressed. Another contender.

OMG….I love Patti Labelle. The woman is COOL….

WhoooHOoooo Charlotte is safe!!

Chris and Witney are safe.

Redfoo is eliminated…it was NOT a real bottom two. Tryin’ to boost Suzanne’s votes a bit maybe….

March 23, 2015 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. :-)

The Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Switch-Up Dance Is Coming Up In The Near Future

Just a quick heads up: The Switch-up Dance is coming sometime in the near future. The Dancing With The Stars Official site is starting to get the page ready. You can view it at this link. Note: They or the links, etc might not be fully ready yet. So, don’t panic if you can’t get anything to work or if something on the page disappears. They’ll have it ready when they officially announce when it will take place and when it’s officially time to vote. Thanks to @mintstate68 for keeping a close eye.

March 20, 2015 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.

The Dancing Poetry Corner – As The Curtain Rises

I was sitting in my easy chair pondering my Week One Poem. Staring into the television screen, I had this vision of a giant golden curtain rising to the cheers of millions of Dancing With the Stars viewers. On the other side would be a rousing Opening Number performed by the entire cast. Please join me:

As The Curtain Rises

Debut of Tenth Anniversary
Season 20
Dancing With The Stars

The curtain rises to a reveal a Mandy Moore-tastic revue
A Memory Book Wall heralds the 10th Anniversary debut

The Opening, a resounding, resplendent dazzling delight
Beats of perfection to begin the magical, marvelous night

The ballroom was rocking, the atmosphere was a party feel
The cast ready to dance delivering diverse, dynamic appeal

The hosts, the judges, the audience clamored for the show
Season 20, a special, spectacular, sparkling, spirited glow

The Curtain Calls:

Curtain Call Number One
Willow and Mark – Cha-Cha-Cha

A lively delight, sophistication of youth
Sassy, refreshing, sparkling, bubbly
Effervescent like a bottle of Alka Seltzer

Curtain Call Number Two
Robert and Kym – Cha-Cha-Cha
A Shark Tank Troupe Assist

A Shark Tank attack, fabulous and fun
Cashing in with pizzazz, crispy, clean
Loaded with infectious energy and speed

Curtain Call Number Three
Riker and Allison – Jive

A rocking out, rousing, spirited revue
Full of speed, high-stepping, disco feel
Explosive, energetic, exciting display

Curtain Call Number Four
Charlotte and Keo – Jive
With a Dance Band

A shake-em-up, step-it-up showcase
Full of fun, energy, with a jive flair
With fast, flicky, kicky, leggy action

Curtain Call Number Five
Patti and Artem – Foxtrot

24 caret golden, glamorous, glittering
A gorgeous, graceful goddess, a legend
Exquisite excellence from an exceptional lady

Curtain Call Number Six
Chris and Witney – Jive

With a farmer’s flair, country boy charm
Fun, rough, rugged, full of charisma
A happy, snappy, hoe-down Hullabaloo

Curtain Call Number Seven
Michael and Peta – Cha-Cha-Cha

Full-on attack, as a football field of funky fun
Hippy, happy, gorgeous man flying across the floor
A smile as wide as an end-zone celebration

Curtain Call Number Eight
Nastia and Derek – Foxtrot
Broadway Revue with The Troupe

A flavor of flirtiness, with fantastic flair
Sweet and delicious like The Big Apple
Explosive, entertaining homage to New York

Curtain Call Number Nine
Redfoo and Emma – Cha-Cha-Cha
With A Juicy Assist by The Troupe

Jiggling, juicy, jubilant, jumping bean jive
Flavorful fun, a wiggly, jiggly show of speed
A Kolorful Kaliedoscope of Kicky Kamp

Curtain Call Number Ten
Noah and Sharna – Cha-Cha-Cha

A true testament of courage, strength, and beauty
Challenge of a champion, broadening scope of dance
Standing ovation of cheers, tears, a profound moment

Curtain Call Number Eleven
Suzanne and Tony – Cha-Cha-Cha
With a Thigh Master Assist from The Troupe

A gym-tastic, thigh-tastic master class
Colorful, contagious fun, ray of sunshine
An ageless, timeless, beautiful treasure

Curtain Call Number Twelve
Rumer and Val – Foxtrot

A technical triumph, intense and fierce
A vivacious vision, a dynamic, dynamite delight
Powerful, stylish, spectacular, sensational

The Curtain Calls met with resounding applause and cheers for all
10th Anniversary celebration debut now in the Memory Book Wall!

Written By Lois A Troutman, March 17, 2015

The 10th Anniversary Celebration now in the Memory Book Wall!
Next Monday Night the Celebration will have another Curtain Call!

March 18, 2015 I Written By

Resident DWTS Poet

Afterbuzz TV Reviews Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 1

Kristyn Burtt and the gang are back with their first Afterbuzz TV show of Dancing With The Stars Season 20. See if you agree or disagree with them and let us know in comments. I hope to watch it a little later….

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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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Carrie Ann Inaba Blogs About The Premiere of Dancing With The Stars Season 20 And The “Most-Remembered”

Judge Carrie Ann Inaba has written her first blog for Dancing With The Stars Season 20 at Parade. Below are the couples who stood out the most to her and who she thinks will be the “most-remembered” for opening this season.

1. Rumer and Val Chmerkovskiy — Their foxtrot was uniquely passionate and intense. I loved the drama and her competitive drive. She didn’t just perform the steps beautifully, she performed them with a vengeance. As the other competitors came out on stage to get ready for their final marks, you could feel that they were all suddenly, re-thinking their approach.

2. Riker Lynch and Allison Hoker — Their jive was edgy and exciting. His musicality is incredible and he moves really well. It must be in the genes. (He is a cousin of Derek and Julianne Hough). But he’s got a cool skater style going on. It’s a different type of athleticism and way of moving. We haven’t had many on the show with his vibe. He’s precise but cool, appealing to the young girls, and his energy is contagious and effective. I’m looking forward to seeing him do a ballroom dance.

3. Patti LaBelle and Artem Chignintsev — There was something very special about her performance. Sometimes less is indeed more, and I think this dance was a perfect-pitched approach for the queen of soul. She really dazzled me with her presence and her poise. She was graceful and danced as if she was floating on air. I worry about the faster dances that will be coming up for her but she’s got the right attitude—“70 years young.” She is naturally gifted with beautiful musicality and an inherent grace.

4. Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess — Everyone remembers Amy Purdy, the inspirational double-leg amputee from season 18. Her amputations due to meningitis were so different than Noah, an Iraq war veteran who lost his left arm and leg serving our country. Without the ability to lead with the left hand or the ability to bend his left leg, Sharna faces big challenges in creating choreography that will excite us as judges while showcasing Noah’s strengths. Last night was an excellent example of just that. What stood out to me was his incredible balance and strength. His focus was mesmerizing. And you could feel his passion and determination. He has a special ability to be focused with power, not force. His power is quiet and grounded which draws you in. It will be fascinating to see what’s to come during his journey in the ballroom.

Everyone else showed a lot of promise but these four stood out to me. They are going to be the most-remembered dances of our season 20 opening night.

More at Parade.

My thoughts: To each his own, but, how could Derek and Nastia not be on her list? They were show stopping in my opinion. Oh well….

March 17, 2015 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.

PureDWTS Season 20 Week 1 Photos And Media After The Dances, Dance Reveals For Next Week

What a great first night of dancing on Dancing With The Stars! Let’s see what the couples thought. First up, visit ABC7 from LA. They have a recap, a video with George Pennacchio and a link to some beautiful photos from the night. The Daily Mail has an article and photos at this link. Don’t miss seeing Getty Images. They have loads of high quality pictures from before the show and dancing photos too. Beautiful!! I could spend all day there. And below is some video from the Daily Mail, TV Guide, and Afterbuzz. ET Online and E Online has some video interviews too (I’d embed them, but, they I can’t stop them from auto playing). Also below is a rundown of the scores and placements from last night (in my opinion, Nastia & Derek and Val & Rumer should be switched. :-? ) as well as some dance reveals for next week’s dances. Keep checking back and scrolling below. We’ll update this post as soon as more things come out.

1. Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy: 32/40
2. Riker Lynch and Allison Holker: 31/40
3. Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough: 30/40
4. Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson: 28/40
5. Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess: 26/40
6. Chris Soules and Witney Carson: 26/40
7. Willow Shields and Mark Ballas: 25/40
8. Suzanne Somers and Tony Dolovani: 25/40
9. Patti Labelle and Artem Chigvintsev: 25/40
10. Michael Sam and Peta Murgatroyd: 25/40
11. Redfoo and Emma Slater: 22/40
12. Charlotte McKinney and Keo Motsepe: 22/40

Dance Reveals for next week so far:
Val & Rumor – Cha Cha (according to Afterbuzz)
Chris & Witney – Cha Cha (according to Afterbuzz)
Willow & Mark – Argentine Tango (according to @ABCGeorge)
Noah & Sharna – Samba (according to @ABCGeorge)
Peta & Michael – Fox trot (according to DWTS All Access)
Riker & Allison – Fox Trot (according to Len on the show last night)
Derek & Nastia – Rumba (per Derek’s new blog)
Redfoo & Emma – Jive (according to Afterbuzz)
Tony & Suzanne – Jive (according to Afterbuzz)

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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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Dancing with the Stars Season 20, Week ONE – Let’s Discuss Tonight’s Show!!

T-minus 18 minutes to the new season of DWTS. And at this moment there is so much to look forward to!! Let’s go!!

Discuss!

Opening was kinda cool. Weird note – they did the intros about four minutes before the show actually started. I don’t know if that’s their tape delay this season or if they just taped them to play after their Opening credits. No idea.

Damn, I looked away for a second and missed Willow. Saw that bit they did at the opening. Cool if everyone gets something like that.

Robert started out a bit stiff, but loosened up quickly. I like him – he’s cute. :-)

Riker did a great Jive except he was holding his hands funny. Great job. He’s a contender if his little fans vote.

OMG, CAI is bring back her stupid “freeegin” whatever the hell. :::eye roll:::

Charlotte’s Jive was limp like Courtney heard, but I like the girl. She’s cute. But that outfit – she want’s to be more than her chest and Keo puts her in that? Dude.

Dang, I missed most of Patti due to multi-tasking. The judges sure loved her though – were they blowing smoke??

Holy crap….Chris was actually pretty damn good. Thing is, he isn’t AFRAID to go for it!! Shut up, Julianne – I think he might have been better than Robert. We’ll see though if he can keep it up in week 2.

I thought Michael did good! Not as good as some of the other men, but good. This is going to be a tough season if everyone holds up in week 2.

Really, CAI?? I thought lifts were something that a woman couldn’t do on her own. Pretty sure Nastia CAN do that on her own. Duh. Anyway, I kinda agree with Len, it was a little staccato, but the song kinda called for it. I loved it.

Ah, Redfoo, you’re going to have to do better than that, dude. I love Emma and I enjoyed it, but he’s got a ways to go.

Noah is interesting to watch. He’s not blessed with the same fluidity Amy had, but he’s a guy. And he dances like a guy who’s never danced. Inspirational though, and interesting to watch. And hot. :-)

And next we get to see if they are still pimping Val for a win. Seeing a bit of whining on Twitter about Derek getting Nastia, but let’s get real. Val has yet to have a partner who actually sucked. And they were all ringers except rumor and his first. But I don’t want to hear any whining about Derek’s partners now, looking at what Val has had.

Suzanne does look good. And she danced pretty damn well.

Good foxtrot from Rumer (and I like her) but it didn’t have the entertainment value of Derek and Nastia. And commence the over the top drooling from CAI. Man, when the judges try that hard it just turns me off. So both Len and Julianne call them out as the ones to win. Yeah, not at all surprised.

OH MY GOD. Val, never speak again and let your partner do all the talking. She is so much more humble and well spoken than you are. Over scored – she was not two points ahead of Nastia, but really are we surprised by any of this by now. Gotta get Val that shiny ball.

March 16, 2015 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. :-)