Have you all seen this yet? So cute! Thanks to @iamKimmieHo for sending!
Ah, Halloween. Either great or a trainwreck – don’t think there will be too much middle ground. Will be nice to see Janel to a slow dance. Alfonso too, for that matter. Very curious to see how Sadie will handle the serious Paso Doble. Lea and her posture problems combined with an Argentine Tango? Could be interesting.
ETA: For those of you who didn’t read the press release – both Ella Henderson & Nikki Yanofsky will be performing their songs live on Monday night.
ETA2: I love me some Tommy, but isn’t that song kinda slow for a quickstep?? Okay, to answer my own question, I just listed to the version they’re dancing to and it should be okay.
ETA3: The Taiko Drums really DO work for Beth and Derek. Wow.
ETA4: You all remember what happened the last time Mike’s song was used, right??
Janel and Val – Viennese Waltz (Song: “Secret” by The Pierces )
Bethany and Derek – Paso Doble (Song: See PDH)
Alfonso and Witney – Rumba (Song: “Ghost” by Ella Henderson )
Lea and Artem – Argentine Tango (Song: “Necessary Evil” by Nikki Yanofsky )
Michael and Emma – Jive (Song: “Devil Went Down To Georgia” by Charlie Daniels Band )
Antonio and Cheryl – Viennese Waltz (Song: “I Put A Spell on You” by Nina Simone )
Tommy and Peta – Quickstep (Song: “That Old Black Magic” by Louis Prima & Keely Smith )
Sadie and Mark – Paso Doble (Song: “Come With Me” Now by Kongos )
Team ItsyBitsey (Song: “Black Widow” by Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora )
Team Creep Du Soleil (Song: “Time Warp” from Rocky Horror Picture Show )
Hey…Mark is talking. I consider this a good sign….
And some pix of Team Itsey Bitsey & Creep Du Soleil, respectively…
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Give it up for Lois again. She’s back with another fantastic poem for Dancing With The Stars….
A LATIN LOVE AFFAIR
Definition of a Love Affair:
A romantic, sexual relationship between two people
An intense love or enthusiasm of something
Both were in full array, both a love affair on Monday night!
We have an intense, great American Love Affair
With DANCING WITH THE STARS
LATIN night was a Grand Love Affair in the form of dance
A LATIN LOVE AFFAIR
The opening was a’flame in fiery red, a Pitbull Fireball show
The fires of love burning, dancing girls glisteny and all aglow Read more..
Wow wow wowwww….. this is going to be so cool!! Thanks to @DWTSgossip for the heads up….
ABCMedaNet has issued show details for Dancing With The Stars Season 19 Week 7. They announced the teams for the team Dances. Also, Ella Henderson and Nikki Yanofsky are performing.
“Episode 1907” – “Dancing with the Stars” treats viewers to a thrilling ‘spooktacular’ night filled with scary and chilling performances on MONDAY, OCTOBER 27 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). The eight remaining couples will perform an individual Halloween-themed routine in addition to a competitive team dance. For the team dances, the cast has been divided into two frightening teams: #TeamCreepDuSoleil and #TeamItsyBitsy. These two teams will compete against each other, vying for a perfectly wicked score from the judges. Additionally, breakout artist Ella Henderson will perform her hit single “Ghost,” and Nikki Yanofsky will perform “Necessary Evil.” At the end of the night, one couple will face elimination.
More at ABCMedaNet.
ETA: Also, E Online is reporting that Erin Andrews, Len Goodman, and Karina Smirnoff are returning to the show next week….
E! News has exclusively learned that co-host Erin Andrews will be returning to her duties after taking a break to cover the World Series for Fox, and fan favorite professional dancer Karina Smirnoff will also be back in the ballroom after an injury sidelined her for two weeks.
Also back in action? Head judge Len Goodman, who took a break from the judges’ table for a few weeks, with special guests Pitbull, Jessie J and Kevin Hart filling in for him.
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….