Peta Murgatroyd reviewed Dancing With The Stars Week 2 on Good Morning America today. She thinks Laurie and Val have a lot of potential to win the season. She thinks Rick and Emma are going home tonight (I wish they gave her more time to talk on the others). More below including a report on Ryan Lochte and how he is bouncing back. Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for his speedy recording.
HQ Photos Of Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Week 2 Night One – Which costumes did you like the most and the least?
Below are some photos of Dancing With The Stars Week 2 courtesy of Getty Images. To see more, just click the photos. I think I was wowed the most on Sharna and James costumes. Sharna’s hair was just stunning! Jana and Gleb looked so beautiful too. Least fave: Jenna and Jake! Who had your favorite and least favorite costumes?
Well, I’m not sure I’m a fan of TV night and yet, it was so cool seeing some of my favorites shows come to life on the dance floor. So, let’s take a look at the scores again from last week and this week via ABC:
Laurie Hernandez and Valentin Chmerkovskiy: 31; 32. Total: 63
James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess: 31; 29. Total: 60
Marilu Henner and Derek Hough: 27; 29. Total: 56
Terra Jolé and Sasha Farber: 25; 31. Total: 56
Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Allison Holker: 26; 30. Total: 56
Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko: 27; 29. Total: 56
Calvin Johnson Jr. and Lindsay Arnold: 26; 28. Total: 54
Vanilla Ice (Robert Van Winkle) and Witney Carson: 25; 26. Total: 51
Amber Rose and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 24; 24. Total: 48
Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke: 24; 24. Total: 48
Maureen McCormick and Artem Chigvintsev: 22; 26. Total: 48
Jake T. Austin and Jenna Johnson: 22; 24. Total: 46
Rick Perry and Emma Slater: 20; 22. Total: 42
I really hope Rick and Emma aren’t eliminated tonight. I’d rather it be Jake and Jenna as I’m not feeling them at ALL. 😯 More on this in Courtney’s new Power Ranking post coming up later. Be sure to get your rankings ready.
Now for some interviews and media reports:
For more E Online reports and interviews, see this link.
Entertainment Tonight has a few interviews. I’d embed them, but, they don’t stop playing. You can see them at this link. I’m especially loving the Gleb and Jana. Note that he had to take out a lot of choreography he had planned for her, but, he raved for the fighter she is and is proud of how well she did.
Below are some backstage tidbits from Glamour. Be sure to read the link for more. Note how they report that Dancing With The Stars will continue to air on Mondays and Tuesdays for the next three weeks and then go back to just dances and eliminations on Monday nights.
Marilu Henner was still high on getting an 8 from Len, but admitted the rehearsal schedule for DWTS is “much more consuming than I thought. I don’t know how those people that are traveling and doing the show are doing it! It’s tough.” As for her partnership with Derek, “he’s a lot funnier than I was expected him to be,” laughed the actress. “We both come from big families, so we have that [compatibility] where we can fight and makeup and challenge each other and laugh and get crazy, and I feel so comfortable with him. That’s a gift. He doesn’t let anything slide. Nothing slides with him! I don’t let anyone boss me around, but I let him boss me around!”
Speaking of type-A partners, Amber Rose revealed she’s not exactly taking advantage of her friendship with Maks. “I should ask him to set me up,” she laughed. “I bet he has some hot friends! I think I will [ask him]!” As for the dancing though, Amber was a bit bummed that her foot got caught in the curtain at the start of the routine, “but I just pushed through and did my best. That’s all I could really do.”
Terra Jole was one of the last to leave the backstage area, perhaps still basking in the glow of the judges feedback. “I had no idea [I could do this],” she told us backstage. “I’m so critical that I really want to do the best that I can. Sometimes if I feel like Sasha is dumbing down the dance for me, I’m like, ‘No, let me do it! Just give me another try!’ So in those moments like that, it’s nice to feel rewarded with those scores.”
Also, USA Today has an assessment on the athletes. They think Laurie is untouchable. I’m not so sure on that. I’m enjoying Calvin and James much more. I’m also loving Ryan’s journey and attitude.
Keep checking back. We may add more later. Thanks so much for reading. xx
ETA: From FOX411…
“The body parts are getting bigger and…we got lucky, she never really threw up…but she would just feel yucky, ‘I don’t know what’s with wrong with me.’ I’d be like, ‘We know exactly what it is you’re pregnant and congratulations, ‘I’m going to go work,'” Maks laughed.
Murgatroyd, who sat out this season because of her pregnancy, has had a good one, Maks said, because of “the years of fitness and dieting and the right type of food. She’s not going through any sort of toxic events and she’s not sick. She’s just pregnant the way nature intended it because we’re not getting in the way of it with sh—y foods…plus, she doesn’t having cravings of Burger King or McDonalds, junk food. She has cravings of like five star restaurants, 100 percent grass fed.”
Meanwhile, former Texas Governor Rick Perry, who is dancing for veterans’ causes, improved this week, receiving a 22 for his “Green Acres” quickstep with Emma Slater.
Perry revealed to FOX411 his buddy Donald Trump watched his week one dance. “I talked to him last week, he called and was flying between one stop and another and said, ‘Hey, I just saw your performance.’ I’m sure it was a delayed feed, but he said, ‘You did a good job. Keep it up!’ “
Okay, folks, right now the site is running nice and quick – do me a favor and remember the show night rules. Post a comment and walk away for 5 or 10 minutes. Don’t hit refresh every 30 seconds. If it is loading slow for you, odds are it’s hell on me trying to live blog. Thanks.
So, what are we looking forward to tonight??
Yay Florence!! Cute concept for the dance but it looked like she missed a step here and there.
Decent score I think. Pardon me while I try to get into the swing of watching both the show AND All Access.
Poor Jana!! Power through girl. Read more..
We plan to post the dances of Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Week 2 below as soon as we can. The videos will also work for International viewing. A special thanks to Idol Xfactor for recording. Stayed tuned and keep checking back for updates as the night progresses.
Ok, here we go…
More dances at IdolXfactor.com.
Some whipclips…. Read more..
Week 2 of Dancing With The Stars Season 23 All Access is about to begin! You can watch all the “behind the scenes” coverage and interviews LIVE in the video below. You can also watch it at the Official Site here.
I couldn’t resist posting a few social media things before show time to warm us up. Are you ready for the show to begin? Not long to go now….
Don’t forget to watch #DWTS tonight at 8/7c to see me & @AllisonHolker’s 2nd dance! Voting opens at 8pm EST 800-868-3402 or dwtsvote.abc.go.com. – Babyface #dwts23 #dancingwiththestars #AllisonHolker #Babyface #KennyEdmonds #TeamHolkerFace #TeamMaureen #MaureenMcCormick #ArtemChigvintsev #AmberRose #TeamSpicySalsa #TeamXL #TerraJole
Cheryl Burke has written a new blog at People. Despite having a rough start to the week after the protester incident last week on Dancing With The Stars, Ryan has made the best of it. Read below for how the two of them have transitioned and more.
Traveling during a rehearsal week can be hard, but I think it was a blessing because it got Ryan out of Los Angeles. It gave him time to just be by himself while I worked and then we would dive right into rehearsal.
It’s been a big transition from doing the slow foxtrot last week to doing a quickstep, but Ryan has been working his butt off to nail this dance.
The quickstep is all about being on your toes and running around the ballroom so I can see in his face sometimes that he definitely injured his ankle when the protester was tackled by security. But he’s an Olympian and would never tell me he’s in pain. He never complains about anything. He’s always ready to work and give it his all and try harder than the time before.
It’s TV Week and we are dancing to the theme from The Muppets Show. We won’t be dressed up like Muppets or anything but we’re going to pay homage in a really fun way that I think will show off a new side of Ryan that people really haven’t seen before. I think he’s been having fun hamming it up.
And fun is the important word there.
Ryan got to see very quickly how much the cast and crew of DWTS is a family and how supportive they can be when someone is having a hard time, but now I want him to regain his confidence that the audience is supporting him as well. Regardless of how our dance goes, I want Ryan to go out there this week and have fun and feel the love.
To read the full blog, see People.
I think I made most of my impressions pretty clear in the Live Blog for Week 1. Sometimes they change over the course of the week and upon rewatching the show, but since I was away from home for more than 10 days, including last Monday night, I haven’t had a chance to rewatch. Maybe next week.
Since there is a results show this Tuesday night, I assume that no one is eliminated until Tuesday. Is this an assumption?…runs to check the press release…okay, the press release said that the first elimination is on Tuesday night and is based on week 1 and week 2 scores and votes. Of course, this means that this calculation of the numbers is only to show the standings (and my thoughts on who would go home) of week 1 only. I’ll have to do a quick DBTN update on Monday night to see if my thoughts on who’s leaving change based on Monday’s dances. I love my sleep these days, so when there’s a results show it usually means a late night…for me and Courtney both. Anyway, look for the DBTN update at about 2 pm Eastern on Tuesday. Courtney’s power rankings typically go up after the show or first thing Tuesday morning. When there is no results show, Courtney’s power rankings will go up on Tuesday and I shoot for Thursday. SHOOT FOR…I don’t always make it. 🙂 If you missed Court’s power rankings this week, just click the link to read them…when you’re done here. 😉 Read more..
Not sure how I feel anymore about “surprises” when it comes to this show. I don’t think these producers have the best track records when it comes to this sort of thing. 🙂
— Official DWTS (@DancingABC) September 17, 2016