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DWTS Season 17 Las Vegas Odds Going Into Week 5

It’s that time again!! The new Las Vegas Odds have been posted for Dancing With The Stars Season 17 Week 5 at Sports Bovada!! Take a look below and let us know what you think….

Corbin Bleu 3/2
Amber Riley 7/2
Elizabeth Berkley 7/2
Christina Milan 8/1
Jack Osbourne 14/1
Snooki 14/1
Brant Daugherty 18/1
Leah Remini 18/1
Bill Engvall 100/1

Below are last week’s odds:

Corbin Bleu 7/4
Amber Riley 5/2
Christina Milan 6/1
Elizabeth Berkley 6/1
Snooki 10/1
Brant Daugherty 12/1
Jack Osbourne 12/1
Leah Remini 16/1
Valerie Harper 66/1
Bill Engvall 100/1

My thoughts: This time the odds are looking a little more realistic to me. Though it pains me to see Bill Engvall in last again. I think he should be tied with Jack and Snooki instead. Leah should be LAST!!! As for the rest, I’m agreeing with their top five. I also think it’s so cool how Snooki has really started to make a mark now and she’s turned out to be so likable.

Let’s see what Heidi and Court think….

Courtney: They’re still really effin’ skeptical about Bill, aren’t they? Granted, I may have a bit of a bias, because I love the guy, but still – rewatching Monday night’s show, I daresay Bill won the evening…both with his performance and his reaction to being called safe.  Bill was getting a LOT of love.  On the flipside, Brant really did not have a good evening – he kinda got hosed by the judges, and then was one of the last ones standing during the elim…for the second week in a row.  I would also argue, just based on some of the chatter here at Pure, that Christina may be in greater danger than the oddsmakers think, just based on the fact that she seems to rub many of us the wrong way – and that she doesn’t really seem to be the apple of the judges’ eyes the same way that Amber, Corbin, & Elizabeth are.  Jack may also be in some danger as well, as he seems to be fading into the woodwork these past few weeks.  Leah? As much as it pains me to say it (because I think she’s beyond snotty), I think Leah should actually be higher – the judges seem to be drinking the Leah Kool-Aid, and people actually seem to be voting for her in decent numbers.  I think the top 3 are pretty much on-point – especially if Elizabeth continues to get shielded by the judges with some dubiously high scores.

Heidi: With Valerie gone, the judges may change their tune and start scoring everyone harder – including Leah, I hope, since I think she’s been propped a good bit. I tend to think that Bill isn’t out of the woods just yet, but I do think that he should be up with Brant and Leah at 18/1 – everything depends so heavily on the judges, who make up 50% of the result.  At 14/1  Jack and Snooki are about right (although I hope Snooki continues to rise). Then there’s the top three – I think that’s about right also. The only other thing I see as possibly wrong is Christina.  Her journey seems too familiar to me and I think she might be in trouble either this week or next, depending on the whims of the judges.  Of course, I think Elizabeth could be in trouble with one bad dance also – as much as she seems like a very nice woman, that package last week and some other things she’s done might be a bit too weird for the casual viewer.

October 12, 2013 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.

Songs And Dance Sneak Peek For Dancing With The Stars Season 17 Week 5

Wow, what an unexpected surprise!! E Online has just leaked the song and dance list for Dancing With The Stars Season 17 Week 5 and here it is with song downloads included…..

Elizabeth Berkley and Val Chmerkovskiy (Jive): “I’m So Excited”, The Pointer Sisters
Amber Riley and Derek Hough (Foxtrot): “Try A Little Tenderness” (Glee version), Glee Cast
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Sasha Farber (Jazz): “Work Bitch”, Britney Spears
Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd (Contemporary): “Your Song”, Elton John
Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani (Contemporary): “Roar”, Katy Perry
Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff (Foxtrot): “My Wish”, Rascal Flatts
Christina Milian and Mark Ballas (Cha Cha): “Forget You”, Cee Lo Green
Bill Engval and Emma Slater (V. Waltz): “She’s Always a Woman”, Billy Joel
Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke (Waltz): “I’m Kissing You”, Des’ree

More details at E Online for why they think Elizabeth has the song she does!!

So, what do you think? I’m especially excited about Glee’s “Try A Little Tenderness:”, Katy Perry’s “Roar”, and Britney Spear’s “Work Bitch”!

October 11, 2013 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.

Dancing with the Stars Season 17, Week 4 – Dancing by the Numbers

Okay, so once again about half right/very close on the scoring. But the interesting thing is, I got the low scorer correct and one of the high scorers correct. Where I went wrong was once again underestimating Derek and his partner and assuming they would continue to give Brant more protection. They also didn’t seem to feel the need to protect Christina like I thought they would.  I find these things interesting. It either means that they’ve realized that Brant and Christina aren’t all that OR Valerie just wasn’t getting the votes like we thought. Or both.  It also appears that they’ve separated dancers into three distinct tiers, with Valerie out of the equation. Look at the scores: without Valerie, you have 21s, 24s and 27s. Only three scores, with three points between each one. Veeerry interesting. Coincidence?

Anyway, with a four point difference between Valerie and the next lowest person, how much protection did anyone really need? That’s quite a cushion for most everyone, in reality, possibly such that they could give everyone else a 21 or more and know that that was enough for Val to go home.  Let’s take a look. The table below represents the actual scores versus those I predicted. Under that are the votes that were required as a result of the scores for various people to be safe.

Table 1

Table 2 Read more..

October 10, 2013 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. :-)

PureDWTS Guest Blog Poem For Week 4: “A VIVACIOUS, VIBRANT, VARIETY REVUE”

Lois is back with another one of her fun tribute poems. This time… for Dancing With The Stars Season 17 Week 4! THANKS LOIS!

A VIVACIOUS, VIBRANT, VARIETY REVUE

Variety spiced up the ballroom, the dances were not done twice
Each couple had a different dance mixed up with dancing spice

A VIVACIOUS, VIBRANT, VARIETY REVUE was an awesome sight
A lively, spirited, swinging show captivated us under the spotlight

A guest judge appeared as a magician’s trick pulled out of a hat
Opening number climaxed with Julianne Hough, how about that

A Viennese Waltz showcased Valerie and Tristan with much grace
A Samba was peppy, Emma and Bill ended with tears on his face

A Paso Doble by Corbin and Karina was a powerhouse of a dance
An Argentine Tango by Elizabeth and Val and a violin of romance

A Jive full of cheer by Sasha and Nicole livened up the ballroom
A Quickstep by Jack and Cheryl with happy feet, va-va-va-voom

A Foxtrot by Mark and Chrjstina, they danced to a jailhouse rock
A Cha Cha Cha by Tony and Leah, precise as a wound up clock

A Salsa by Peta and Brant shaken up with vigor, vim, and vitality
A Tango by Derek and Amber full of seductive, sultry personality

A VIVACIOUS, VIBRANT, VARIETY REVUE came to a sad end
The dancing duos had to say goodbye to an inspirational friend

Valerie and Tristan were chosen to depart from the ballroom floor
She bowed out with dignity, she gave us beauty, and much more

Next week the theme of the stars is a song of a memorable year
We hurry back to the ballroom, we wouldn’t miss it, we’ll be here!

Written By Lois A Troutman, October 9, 2013

A VIVACIOUS, VIBRANT, VARIETY REVIEW WAS AN AWESOME SIGHT!
EACH DANCE BY THE COUPLES WAS A VIVALICIOUS DELIGHT!

October 9, 2013 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.

Aloe Blacc To Perform On Dancing With The Stars, More Details Released For Week 5

According to a new press release by ABC MediaNet, Aloe Blacc will perform next week on Dancing With The Stars. He will sing his hit “Wake Me Up”! Below are some more details on the show. Note: there is no mention of a new guest judge.

“Episode 1705” – The competition continues as nine remaining celebrities commemorate “The Most Memorable Year Of Their Life” on “Dancing with the Stars,” MONDAY, OCTOBER 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Each couple will dance to a song of the celebrities choosing that encompasses a memorable time or experience in their life. These heartfelt performances promise to be some of the most intense and emotional of the season. The show will also feature singer Aloe Blacc who will perform his hit song “Wake Me Up,” accompanied by a select group of pro dancers. At the end of the night, one couple will face elimination.

Hosted by Emmy® Award-winning host Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Brooke Burke-Charvet (“Dancing with the Stars” Season 7 Champion), “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by renowned ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

More at ABC MediaNet.

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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.

Anna Trebunskaya And Henry Byalikov Help Afterbuzz Break Down DWTS Season 17 Week 4

I haven’t watched this new Afterbuzz show in it’s entirety yet, but, dance pros Anna Trebunskaya and Henry Byalikov help them break down Dancing With The Stars Season 17 Week 4!! They start out talking about Julianne Hough and her being a guest judge. See if you agree with them on everything….

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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.

Good News For Dancing With The Stars Season 17 TV Ratings

Great news for Dancing With The Stars from ABC MediaNet on last night’s TV ratings. Read on for details for what they are reporting…..

“Dancing with the Stars” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 13.0 million and 2.1/6 in AD18-49)

ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” finished as the 2nd-most-watched broadcast of the night to NBC’s “The Voice,” outdrawing Fox’s dramas in the 2-hour time period by 5.6 million viewers (7.4 million) and CBS’ comedies by 6.3 million viewers (6.7 million). Valerie Harper was the third celebrity dancer to be eliminated from the competition this season.

•“Dancing” was up 5% week to week among Adults 18-49 (2.0/5 on 9/30/13).

For more ABC ratings, see ABC MediaNet.

October 8, 2013 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.

PureDWTS Season 17, Week 4 – Power Rankings

 Overall, I think I enjoyed last night – liked that there wasn’t a particular theme, and everyone got a different dance, so as to avoid being compared against another couple.  Wasn’t particularly wild about the Ray Leeper-choreographed opening number – to quote Mama Spence, “That was a whole lot of nothing!” and goes to show that choreography created for ballroom dancers by non-ballroom dancers doesn’t always work well. 

I think Julianne actually ended up being a pretty fair judge – granted, I think it was decided before the show started that she was simply going to echo the same score that Carrie Ann & Bruno called out, but I still feel like she gave constructive criticism and didn’t put anyone down…which Len has a tendency to do on the regular.  Not gonna lie – I’m kinda glad it was Julianne judging instead of Len during the week that Bill & Emma did their samba ;-)

As lovely and inspirational as Valerie was, I do feel like it was her time to go – she seemed to be really struggling these past few weeks, and the poor woman is probably getting really tired.  But I’m SO glad we got to see her this season, and her foxtrot from week one is probably going to remain one of my favorites :-) And god love Tristan – there’s a pro that gives a whole new meaning to “being there” for your partner.  I don’t think there are too many male pros on this show that could handle both the physical and emotional strain that having a partner with terminal cancer can bring – and he handled it with such poise. 

 1.) Corbin & Karina – For all the ado about him dancing shirtless before last night’s show, he really wasn’t shirtless for long – and it actually did fit the routine, IMO.  After he and Karina stalked around each other and let the tension build, the shirt coming off was kind of a gesutre of “Ok, now I’m throwing my hat in the ring.  It’s ON!” and it worked with mood.  Anti-shirtless brigade, take note: this is an example of the correct way to go shirtless. :-) Really and truly, I thought this paso was fantastic – Corbin never missed a beat, he was invested in it, and contrary to what the judges said, I didn’t think “his hip-hop moves were creeping in”; I actually thought he was creatively styling some of his arm & hand gestures, which I’ll take any day over limp, apathetic, purposeless moves.  Anyone else think the judges were intentionally being REEEEEALLLLY nitpicky about this one? I’d say this worthy of at least one “10″ – it was that good, kids.  And I know there’s been some talk from some here about “Ehhh, I kinda don’t like Corbin & Karina, they’re desperate, they’re trying too hard, etc. etc. etc.” I’ll just say this: if this routine was the result of their “desperation” and “trying too hard” – then more power to them. :-) Read more..

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Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!

PureDWTS Season 17 Week 4 Media After The Dance, Some Dances Revealed For Next Week

Where oh where to start with media For Dancing With The Stars today? Let’s start out with some Access Hollywood interviews. From listening to what they have up so far, next week Dancing With The Stars will have a “Most Memorable Year” theme. Corbin and Karina have a Fox Trot.

Access Hollywood may be posting more interviews soon. So, be watching this link.

And below is some of the cast with Afterbuzz. In these interviews, we find out Jack and Cheryl have the Slow Waltz, Peta and Brant have the Contemporary dance, Sasha and Snooki have the Jazz, and Derek and Amber have a Fox Trot.
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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.

DWTS Season 17, Week 4 – Let’s Recap Tonight’s Show!! (SPOILERS)

Well, I was rather underwhelmed by the first half of the show. Didn’t care for Val and Elizabeth and I’m not sure why. Didn’t like Brant – too weak. Loved Snookie, Loved Amber, Loved Bill. I would say those are my top three and two of them were either sick or hurt. Has anyone noticed that Derek’s partners seem to do even better when under more pressure?

Anyway, they called Bill safe immediately after his dance which tells me he’s gotten over the hump and is getting the votes now. But it only gets harder and he can’t afford low scores from here on out. Then, the last three standing were:

Snookie and Sasha
Brant and Peta
Valerie and Tristan

Snookie was called safe first, then Valerie and Tristan were eliminated. Sad, but she had a good run.

So, thoughts? How did Julianne do? Do you suppose Mark is still feeling the BURRRNNNNN? Poor guy. I felt bad for him but I couldn’t argue with anything she was saying. :-)

October 7, 2013 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. :-)