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DWTS Season 23 Week 2 – Photos Behind The Scenes Before Showtime

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….

September 19, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Cheryk Burke Previews Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Week 2

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.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing with the Stars Season 23, Week 1 – Dancing by the Numbers!

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..

September 17, 2016 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. :-)

New Commercial for DWTS Season 23, Week 2

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. 🙂

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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. :-)

Complete Details For Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Week Two For Monday And Tuesday Nights

From Disney Abc, below are details for Monday and Tuesday for Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Week Two:

The 13 Celebrities Dance to Some of the Most Beloved Television Theme Songs, on ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ September 19

THE 13 CELEBRITIES DANCE TO SOME OF THE MOST BELOVED TELEVISION THEME SONGS FROM THE PAST AND PRESENT AS TV NIGHT COMES TO ABC’S ‘DANCING WITH THE STARS,’ SEPTEMBER 19

The First Couple Elimination of the Season Will Be Announced on
“Dancing with the Stars: The Results” on September 20
Tune-in to ‘Dancing with the Stars: The Results’ to See the Sneak Peek of
the ‘Forever Country’ Music Video, in celebration of the CMA Awards’ 50th
Anniversary, on September 20, only on ABC!

“Episode 2302” – The 13 celebrities get ready to dance to some of their favorite TV theme songs as TV Night comes to “Dancing with the Stars,” live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. Highlights include Maureen McCormick dancing to the “Brady Bunch Theme,” the show that catapulted her career, Marilu Henner hailing a cab down memory lane as she dances to the “Taxi Theme,” Amber Rose being drawn into a dark fantasy as she dances to the “Game of Thrones Theme,” while Rick Perry does a quickstep on the farm as he dances to the “Green Acres Theme,” and Babyface finds himself facing the paranormal as he dances to “The X-Files Theme.”

Each couple will perform a cha cha, Argentine Tango, jive, Paso Doble, tango, quickstep or Viennese Waltz, vying for America’s vote.

Each Couple Will Dance to the Following Songs (in alphabetical order):
Jake T. Austin & Jenna Johnson – cha cha – “Go, Diego, Go! Theme”
Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds & Allison Holker – Argentine Tango – “The X-Files Theme”
Marilu Henner & Derek Hough – foxtrot – “Taxi Theme”
Laurie Hernandez & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – jive – “Ducktails”
James Hinchcliffe & Sharna Burgess – Paso Doble – ”A Tribute to Walking Dead”
Calvin Johnson Jr. & Lindsay Arnold – foxtrot – “Family Matters Theme”
Terra Jolé & Sasha Farber – quickstep – “Bewitched”
Jana Kramer & Gleb Savchenko – tango – “I Don’t Want to Be” from “One Tree Hill”
Ryan Lochte & Cheryl Burke – quickstep – “The Muppet Show Theme”
Maureen McCormick & Artem Chigvintsev – quickstep – “Brady Bunch Theme”
Rick Perry & Emma Slater – quickstep – “Green Acres Theme”
Amber Rose & Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Viennese Waltz – “Game of Thrones Theme”
Vanilla Ice (Robert Van Winkle) & Witney Carson – foxtrot – “Love and Marriage” from “Married…with Children”

No couples will be eliminated on this episode.

“Episode 2302A” – The first elimination of the season will take place on ”Dancing with the Stars: The Results,” live, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. There will be special performances with our three returning pros – Maks, Derek and Cheryl.  Viewers will also have a chance to see the couples’ dances from the previous night one more time. The show will be packed with never-before-seen footage covering both weeks of competition, including extended training packages, exclusive interviews with the couples, and a glimpse of what’s to come on week three of “Dancing with the Stars.”

In addition, a sneak peek of the “Forever Country” music video, featuring 30 CMA Award-winning superstars joining together for the biggest video in country music history singing the timeless collaboration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the “CMA Awards,” will air during the telecast. And don¹t miss ”The 50th Annual CMA Awards,” Wednesday, November 2 at 8|7c on ABC.
At the end of the night, the first elimination of the season, based on combined viewer and judges’ scores from September 12 and 19, will take place.

Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews (sports host and ”Dancing with the Stars” season 10 finalist), “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including head judge, Len Goodman, dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough.

For week two, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday night during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT and closing at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday evenings.

September 15, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

More Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Title Shoot Photos Released

Finally, more title show photos have been released of the rest of cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 23 courtesy of Disney ABC. Below is Gleb Savchenko & Jana Kramer, Sharna Burgess & James Hinchcliffe, and Witney Carson & Vanilla Ice. To see the full set, see Disney ABC. Beautiful!! They outdid themselves with this shoot this season in my opinion.

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September 14, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Update On Protester Incident, DWTS Re-Evaluating Security, Pros And Celebs Head Back To Rehearsals

According to Good Morning America this morning, the protesters who stormed the stage on Dancing With The Stars are out of jail now. They comment on why they did it below (rolleyes). In the GMA report, note how the show is re-evaluating their security protocols and they are increasing security.

Cheryl Burke is still shaken by the incident. A source tells People that “She can’t believe people can be so hateful and cowardly.” According to another People report, Ryan is suffering from an ankle injury because of the incident. Cheryl also comments that everyone is still shaken by what happened, but, they were able to rehearse yesterday and are moving forward. Be sure to read both People links for more.

This morning, I got up and headed to rehearsal with the other pro dancers. Everyone is definitely a little shaken up about what happened, but it’s good to be dancing and focused on next week’s show.

I’m sure security will be increased for Monday’s show but, honestly, I still feel 100 percent safe in the ballroom. We have an amazing security team who have worked on the show for years and they are incredible.

This afternoon I’m headed to rehearse with Ryan. I know it will probably take us a few weeks to put this incident behind us, but I know Ryan wants to move forward and he’s not going to let this bring him down.

We have a quickstep this week and Ryan did injure his ankle a little when the protester got tackled, so we’ll have to see how our first rehearsal goes. But at the end of the day, we are all just so grateful that no one was more seriously injured.

This is a family-friendly show that should never be the source of any hate. It’s about celebrating dance and making people happy and I look forward to getting back to that next week.

Cheryl also spoke with Entertainment Tonight.

Burke said that her first concern was that the man was armed, and with children in the audience, things could quickly go from bad to tragic. But security rapidly responded to put a stop to the protest.

“I looked up to Ryan and I could tell he was on the verge of tears. I could feel his heart sinking into his stomach – and to be honest, mine was too,” she recalled. “I started getting teary eyed and apparently was shaking… I just wanted to be strong for Ryan.”

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Afterbuzz TV Reviews DWTS Season 23 Night One, New Hosts, And New Time

Afterbuzz TV has brand new hosts again to review Dancing With The Stars Season 23. The hosts are Annika Michelle, Christine Alexis, and Justine DiVanna. Also, they are reviewing the show AFTER it airs on Monday nights. Not sure if you are interested, but, they weigh in on Night One below. Let us know what you think in comments. I know one thing…I’m not agreeing for what they said on Derek at all! *clueless*

September 13, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Carrie Ann Inaba Writes On DWTS Season 23 Night One -What Happened Behind The Scenes And The Performances

Carrie Ann Inaba has written her first blog of Dancing With The Stars Season 23. She writes of what it was like in those moments LIVE on the show when the two protesters rushed the stage. She is proud of how the crew handled the situation and no one was hurt. She also writes on the performances. Below is more from She Knows.

I knew that no one else was seeing these men, but I realized that they were up to no good. Our team quickly handled them and removed them from the ballroom. I cannot say for sure, but I believe the “hecklers” were wearing jackets over their “Lochte” shirts until he performed. Luckily, they got no airtime and everyone was safe. After they were removed, I looked up and saw a few women with the same shirts on. Derek Hough also saw them and pointed them out to security during the commercial break, and we had them removed as well.

Our show has a first-class security team, and we are all family. We take care of each other. I am grateful for our team, and I’m grateful no one was hurt. I felt bad for Lochte in that moment because I realized the Rio Olympics incident will always follow him, but it’s important for everyone to know that it’s not the DWTS judges’ job to judge other people — but only to judge performances. Lochte is just another contestant on our show and will only be critiqued for his performances on the ballroom dance floor. I hope that there is some solace and safety in that for him, and that he will be comfortable enough to remain on the show. It’s my hope he will work hard like everyone else and stay focused on the task at hand, which is to learn how to dance.

Now, let’s go back to focusing on the premiere episode

DWTS is a show that encourages people to congregate, sit on the sofa with their friends and family and enjoy some good entertainment! The premiere was more than just the “Lochte Incident.” We had some stellar performances by James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess, Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy, and Terra Jole and Sasha Farber. BabyFace Edmonds and Allison Holker — along with Vanilla Ice and Whitney Carlson, Marilu Henner and Derek Hough — gave good showings and impressed us all as well. We also got to know a few new folks who still have lots of time to improve.

The premiere was more exciting than anyone could have imagined, and the shining stars at the end of the night, Val and Laurie, really helped to lift the mood in the ballroom after what was a really uncomfortable situation. I think DWTS has a responsibility to be entertaining and to be a place for positivity. There is enough going on in the world right now that makes the DWTS ballroom a sacred space — a place where we try to keep it heartwarming and fun, inspiring and entertaining.

To read Carrie Ann’s full blog, see She Knows.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Extra Interviews The Cast Of Dancing With The Stars Season 23 On The Protester Incident

Can you imagine what Maks Chmerkovskiy was thinking when Peta was in the front row when the protester incident happened on Dancing With The Stars last night? Maks as well as some of the other pros and celebs weigh in with Extra below. More thoughts on the night with the cast in our first media post today.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.