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.
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
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!
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….
Julianne Hough’s Style Blog For DWTS20 Week 1, Judging With Carrie Ann Inaba, Lip Sync Battle News, And More
What did you think of Julianne’s yellow dress last night on Dancing With The Stars? People has posted a new style blog for how she put her look all together including pictures.
This time Patrickson picked the “fun, feminine and bold” gown because “Julianne loved it the minute she put it on! the color is so tough to pull off but Jules just shone.” After figuring out how to keep the look from being “too princess-y,” she collaborated with Barnes and Capri for the beauty look. “We all kinda came together for this one,” she says. “The bright chartreuse of the dress brought in the fun pop of color on the lip and the gorgeous Henri Sillam drop earrings gave us some hair inspiration.”
Capri said the moment the dress was on, the hair was decided. “We originally were going to have her hair down, but as soon as she put the dress on to make sure it fit, we all agreed it looked best up!” she says. “We’ve been doing DWTS for a while now, and we always want to do something new and different. This time I curled her hair in a different texture that I never curled it before, and Julianne and I loved it. It might be our new favorite wave!”
Barnes also had a blast reuniting with Team Hough. “Starting a new season with Julianne is like celebrating the first day of spring after a cold winter. Our sunshine girl is back!” he says. Once he saw the “Cinderella fabulous” dress Patrickson picked out, he reached for Kevin Aucoin’s The Matte lip color in “Forever” for a bright, spring-y finish, and dusted her skin with three bronzers by the brand (The Celestial Bronzing Veil in “Tropical Nights,” The Sculpting Powder and Starlight The Celestial Powder) to sculpt her face. “when you wear a bright lip color paired with bronzed skin, don’t feel like you have to wear blush as if it’s a hard and fast rule,” he advises. “Look for balance and the finished look will feel more clean and effortless.”
Be watching Julianne’s official site if interested. She announced “something big is happening” on the opening page. I wonder what it is?
A TV Heads up: Don’t miss Julianne and Derek Hough On The Lip Sync Battle on April 2nd at 10 p.m. on Spike TV.
Also, Julianne and Carrie Ann were on The Meredith Show today. Below are a couple of clips thanks to Lori. Julianne says she’s got no idea where her Dancing With The Stars trophies are because she’s moved seven times since then. In the second video, Carrie Ann says that she would always get so nervous before every show, but, having Julianne on the judges panel relieves her nerves and she hasn’t thrown up since.
ETA: Thanks to Abby, here is more of their appearance…
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….
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)
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!!
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.
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!!
Well, we made it! Long, cold weeks and months of waiting have passed, and FINALLY! It looks like Spring may actually make an appearance this year, and JUST IN TIME! Because DWTS Season 20 is about to begin! Sparkly costumes, spray tans, fabulously gifted professional dancers….
And the judges! Same group of characters as last season, and if this season is like past seasons, we’re in for a lot of entertainment from the judges, even when we don’t agree with them. Some guarantees, I think: Julianne will do fine, but people will still complain about anything that comes out of her mouth, and if she gives even the SLIGHTEST hint of something that the contestant can do to get better, she’ll be slammed on twitter and told that she’s such a hater and that she’s wrong and any score less than a 10 is proof, as will be anything beyond raking Derek and Riker through the coals every week and giving them obviously false low scores. Carrie Ann is going to burst into tears tonight, most likely with Noah, Patti and Suzanne. She’ll fall out of her chair once this season, and babble. Len will always be the tough curmudgeon that we all love and all of the dancers respect. And Tom will keep him supplied with plenty of grumpy pills, so Tom can have more fun at the judges expense. And they’ll all love it.
And Bruno, let’s not forget Bruno. One cannot merely use a few words to describe Bruno, one needs only this video from People magazine! They say it’s his most insane moments of the past 19 seasons. I think they’re missing a few, but this is definitely amusing, and pretty accurately shows what we’re in for this season with Bruno.
Let’s play a game as we wait for tonight’s premiere! After you go to People and watch Bruno’s video, post in the comments. Can you name where each of the clips came from? Season and celebrity/pro that he said each clip to, and if possible, which of their dances.
And then, how about adding some of your own favorite Brunoments that were missed in the video above?