Ready for another Afterbuzz TV Show? Though first, if you haven’t ranked the couples this week, be sure you do so in Courtney’s new Power Rankings Post. Ok…now onto the new Afterbuzz TV show. This time Sharna Burgess joins the panel in discussing week 6 of Dancing With The Stars. She talks of what it was like working with Pitbull for the opening number (which as you know I love loved!). She also helps to review each dance and tells us some fun “behind the scenes” goodies. Sharna also explains at the end what it was like to be chosen as the 13th pro and how easily anyone can be replaced (that would have been so hard to go through). Let us know what you think as always.
I apologize for this being so ungodly late, but between all of the media and other posts we had going up earlier, a sh*tastic day at work, and some of you just generally driving me to drink, I decided that these rankings could wait a bit. Side note: if you wanna talk about the team dances next week, go here; if you so desire to vote for the dance styles and songs that the couples are dancing in week 7 (I think), this post has directions. I’m pretty partial to the idea of Tommy doing a Viennese waltz to “I’d Rather Go Blind”, but to each his own
After two hours of Pitbull the peanut-butter eating, Spanglish-speaking naked mole rat judging, I still have no idea was “DALE!!!” means. Oh well – I guess when it all came down to it, he was a halfway decent judge; he saw right through the showmance front that Vajanel put up, and actually knew the names of a few salsa steps to compliment Alfonso on. Doesn’t mean I ever want to see him as a judge again, though But hey, Mr. Worldwide needed a plug for his gig hosting the American Music Awards, so I guess that’s why we got him this week…
…the judging seemed kinder this week, so I wonder if there was a huge backlash from some of the out-and-out cruelty we saw last week and the judges were told to ease up a bit. Still think Alfonso & Sadie (and now Bethany) are getting nitpicked, while Janel, Antonio, & Tommy are getting babied a bit; Lea and Mike are a toss-up each week. Will be interesting to see if the dynamic of the judging panel changes at all with Len back – wonder if we’ll start to see more complaints about “messin’ about”, and Julianne will suddenly become the “nice judge” now that Len the critic is back.
Jonathan, Jonathan, Jonathan – kinda stinks that he didn’t last longer, but if he had to get eliminated, at least he went out on a high note. His jazz was probably his (and Allison’s) best dance yet. Not sure Allison made a strong enough showing to warrant getting asked back as a pro again next season, but we shall see…
1.) Alfonso & Witney – Perhaps not the most “strictly salsa” salsa we’ve ever seen on the show, but I can’t blame Witney for sneaking in some hip-hop to play to Alfonso’s strengths. Thought he could have used a bit more hip action, but then I have to wonder if Witney tried to keep the steps a bit tight & boxy in order to baby his groin injury. Still a very enjoyable routine – there was some complex stuff in there, and Alfonso managed to stay on-time and in-step with Witney. He’s still the showman of this season, for sure – and with the way the crowd goes crazy after his dances, I think he’s gonna be around till the end. Read more..
I can’t stop watching these over and over!!
What a fun night of dances last night. Let’s get right to some media after the show. Below are some new interviews with ABC7, Access Hollywood, and Afterbuzz TV. Note that the interviews are shorter than normally since they were headed to rehearsals for the TEAM dance after the show last night. You can also see some beautiful photos of them all at ABC7 and the Daily Mail. Glamour also has some back stage highlights on the night. Note that from all the media so far, we learn that Derek and Bethany have a Paso Doble as we spoiled at Pure Derek Hough last night and Derek says he has some “ideas”. Janel and Val have a Viennese Waltz and they are planning to do a “Pretty Little Liar” shout out. Peta and Tommy have a Quickstep and they have some “Rocky Horror” music. Artem and Lea have an Argentine Tango and it’s going to be “sexy”. Also, no interviews with Emma and Michael…not yet anyway?
To read on the Team Dances, see THIS POST. Stay tuned and keep checking back for updates! Be sure to visit Pure Derek Hough for more interviews and coverage on Bethany and Derek too. Shewww….take a listen below. These are fun….
It’s super early, and I’m tired, so I’m just gonna cut right to the chase – the teams for the team dances are…
ETA #1: Updated with songs for both teams. Methinks this should level the playing field a bit…
ETA #2: Added two polls to see how things stack up…
Team Alfonso (song: “Time Warp” from Rocky Horror Picture Show):
Alfonso & Witney
Sadie & Mark
Antonio & Cheryl
Tommy & Peta
Team Bethany (song: “Black Widow” by Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora):
Bethany & Derek
Janel & Val
Lea & Artem
Michael & Emma
It sounds like the team dances are freestyles once again, and they both have Halloween music. One team has “Black Widow” by Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora. This is all I know right now.
My thoughts? The teams are far more evenly-matched then they have been in previous seasons, but Team Bethany probably has the edge by virtue of having 2 trained dancers and Derek; on the flipside, I think they also ended up with the weakest dancer currently left – Mike, so he could be a bit of a liability. Funny how one team ended up with 3 male celebrities & 1 female celeb, and the other team ended up with 3 female celebs & 1 male celeb.
I can’t believe we’re already at Week 6 – and we’ve had a whole bunch of mediocre dancing with a few standouts.
Again, DWTS wants us to pimp the livestream so….you can view Lacey’s Stream on our site, just click the link.
Once again, comment to your hearts contents, as long as you remember the show night rules. Some of you were VERY bad at this last week. If I see any repeat offenders this week, you might find yourself on moderation. I’m serious…the one line comments with no context were ridiculous. Use dancers names – not everyone is reading in real time. It was bad enough that Courtney couldn’t get on the dashboard.
- Our server gets totally hosed when people sit at their computer and click “refresh” constantly. Post a comment, then walk away for five minutes so that others have a chance…and so that Courtney and I can actually post on the site.
- THIS SITE IS NOT TWITTER. Do not post like you are on twitter. You get one warning and then I put you in time out. We need context and content. Believe it or not there are a lot of people who don’t watch the east coast feed of the show, so they don’t know what the hell you’re talking about when you post a comment that says, “Boy, that sucked.” If you want to say “____ and ____’s dance was not good at all, crappy choreo” that’s fine. That would be context. It is good. Remember, if you post five one liners in five minutes, you’ve broken rule number 1.
OKAY, our first spoilers of the night are that the Team Dances are next week!! And Paso Doble is on the table.
Feel like I’ve seen this opening dance before…like, every week. Gee, look how fast those male pros disappear.
Okay, Tommy is SAFE…while Janel and Jonathan are in jeopardy. I don’t expect Janel to leave tonight, but I do think this is a harbinger. Although…the DWTS twitter did tweet about a “shock”.
I guess they just couldn’t bear to give Jonathan ONE 9?? That was a pretty damn good dance.
Anyone still want to argue that Val and Janel aren’t playing showmance?? I mean it was only their whole package, after being put in jeopardy. Anyone ready to deny they aren’t trying to get the shippers on board? (Both TPTB and Val/Janel themselves?) ::::crickets::::
Got distracted and didn’t see all of Janel’s dance – will have to go back to see the whole thing. Read more..
Good Day, All! Ready for another fun night of entertainment on Dancing With The Stars? For starters today and just a heads up, be sure to watch Zap2It instagram as Jonathan Bennett will be posting some “behind the scenes” coverage today. Also, there are some great rehearsal arrival photos at the Daily Mail, Just Jared Jr. , and Pure Derek Hough this morning. Pure Derek Hough also has some new interviews posted of Derek at the GLSEN Awards this weekend that you won’t want to miss as he talks of bullying, Nashville, and Dancing With The Stars. Lastly, from Access Hollywood, here is Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy having a “heart to heart” in rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars. Here’s to tonight!!
ETA: You can also read Janel’s new blog at People. She talks of the Samba for tonight and more.
In a new interview with TV Guide, Cheryl Burke talks about whether she’s coming back to Dancing With The Stars. Right now, “it’s still up in the air”.
As of now, it’s still up in the air if I’m coming back or not. Contractually, my contract is over and there’s other opportunities that have been out there for me,” Burke, who has been on the show consecutively since Season 2, tells TVGuide.com. “Will it most likely be my last season? I would have to say yes.”
She continues: “It’s so hard for me to talk about this, because I owe my life to Dancing with the Stars. They’ve changed my life completely. They’re my family and it’s always hard to say goodbye … to a bunch of people that really believed in me from the start, and continued to believe in me for the last 10 years.”
You can also read on a sneak peek of Cheryl and Antonio Sabato Jr.’s dance tomorrow night. I hope we see even more improvement from last week.
What are you guys working on for Monday?
Burke: Monday is Latin night, so we have salsa. We’re trying to incorporate other dances. We’re trying to loosen him up a little bit. Pitbull is judging, so we want to make sure Pitbull appreciates what we’ve done. We’re trying to make it sexy. We’re trying to have that same chemistry that we always have on the dance floor. … It’s Week 6 and everyone is tired, but now you have to be able to really mentally stay strong. This competition is like Survivor, but for dancing. It’s like, how can you get through this? And having the switch-up and coming back to each other, I think we’re starting to really appreciate the way we work.
Let’s get this show started. Also, note that Leah Remini will be taking Erin Andrews spot in the Ballroom Monday night. You can read more at E Online. I bet she will be hilarious.