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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

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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. :-)

Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough, And Bruno Tonioli Discuss How Dancing With The Stars Has Evolved And More

The AP recently interviewed Dancing With The Stars judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough, and Bruno Tonioli about Dancing With The Stars, how it’s evolved, and more. Here’s a snippet….

Carrie Ann Inaba: We were harder. The first five seasons we were pretty tough.

Tonioli: But at the same time the show has evolved. The dances have gotten better. The kids have learned how to teach. It’s harder to judge because creatively they are extraordinary.

Hough: You have to learn how to be a choreographer and a teacher and a therapist (laughter.) It’s a craft. It really is.

AP: Is it ever difficult when you judge a performance and you’re honest about not liking something, but you make one of the pros angry and you see they’re venting about it in rehearsals?

Tonioli: (The pros) have been very unfair in kind of their reaction to Julianne because the first thing, it’s never personal. It really isn’t. And they know the gig. It’s never a personal attack on a performer.

Hough: I think the hardest part is we can have an opinion but to articulate it in a way that’s honest yet encouraging at the same time in 20 seconds can be difficult.

Inaba: It’s understandable for them to take it personally sometimes. They’ve worked really hard. There’s a lot of pressure on them. They’re sort of the lifeline for the celebrity. At the end of the season everyone ends up feeling good and we are a family on the show and sometimes families don’t get along.

AP: Last season fellow judge Len Goodman took some time off and there were a number of guest judges. Will that happen again?

Inaba: No guest judges this season.

Tonioli: It’s much better. There’s four of us … we all know each other and respect each other. As nice as some of these guest judges are it interrupts some sort of flow.

To read the full interview, visit the AP. Thanks Lori for the heads up!!

ETA: If you’d like to watch them on Extra, see this link. I love the moves they do!!

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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.

New Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Promo “A New Dance Era Begins” – Video

A new cool promo….

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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.

Executive Producer Rob Wade Teases More On Dancing With The Stars Season 20

TV Guide talked with Executive Producer Rob Wade about the new season of Dancing With The Stars. He has SIX teases for us. Let us know what you think in comments. Read on….

In addition to the weekly shows, there’s also a standalone 10th anniversary special in the works that will air as its own event sometime in May, according to Wade. But what can viewers expect from the 20th season? Extra behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage, for one thing, and possibly the return of results shows.

1. The return of results shows: Since switching to a single-night format in Season 17, Dancing has crammed its performances and eliminations into one two-hour block on Mondays. That will continue for the majority of Season 20, but Wade says it’s likely the Tuesday results show will be resurrected once the competition gets into the quarterfinals and semifinals, so that the audience can feel more of a sense of ownership over the results. “With the audience voting and the judges voting on the dance, and then seeing the result on the next night, I think you need the satisfaction of that influence,” Wade says. “So I’m hoping that we’ll get a couple results shows towards the end of the run.”

2. No guest judges: In addition to permanent judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli, Season 19 featured a rotating cast of fourth judges (including Kevin Hart and one of this season’s competitors, Redfoo) to fill in for Len Goodman, who was shuttling back and forth between the United States and England for Strictly Come Dancing. That won’t be the case this time around, according to Wade. “We’re not going to be doing guest judges this season, because we’ve got Len here the whole time,” Wade assures. (Goodman has said that Season 20 will be his last.)

3. Live-streamed rehearsals: If two hours a week of Dancing isn’t enough for you, this season, fans will get the opportunity to actually watch the pairs as they rehearse Tuesdays through Saturdays, via the show’s “All Access” page. It’s part of the show’s continued efforts to expand its digital footprint (see also: live Twitter polls during the episodes). “It just means you can check in with your favorite couples throughout the week,” Wade says. “We’re hoping to do three or four hours a day, every day throughout the season.” Check the weekly rehearsal schedule and stream here.

4. New theme nights: While Season 20 will see the return of many longstanding theme nights (Disney Night, Latin Night, America’s Choice), some new ones will also be thrown into the mix. “I think we want to do a Spring Break week,” Wade teases. “This is a spring season. This is really a countdown to the summer for people. I think subconsciously, viewers kind of realize that when we get to the final it’ll be a couple of days from Memorial Day and we’ll be back into summer.” Get your bathing suits ready!

5. More involvement from the judges: It’s Dancing with the Stars tradition for the judges to mentor the finalists, and Wade wants to take that a step further this season. Might we see the judges actually participating in some ofthe routines? “I wouldn’t rule anything out,” Wade says. “I’d love to try to involve them as much as we can in the storytelling of the show.”

6. Play at home! This season, Dancing will strive to educate viewers as well as entertain them. “This is, after all, a game,” Wade posits. “If you like, you can play at home.” To that end, producers and the judges will place more of an emphasis on what’s expected from a routine from a technical standpoint. “Actually informing people as to what the dances are and what they should look like and what the judges are looking for – all of those things are really important and we’re trying to push those in,” Wade explains.

To read the full article, see TV Guide.

March 15, 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.