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DWTS13 Week 4 Interviews After The Dance Part 2 (Videos)

In Part 2 of our interview posts, we have interviews with Access Hollywood and Entertainment Tonight, but, first let’s go to Hines Ward with his thoughts on the dances last night on Good Morning America HERE. Hines is rooting for David Arquette (since Kym was his partner last season), but, thought Ricki and Derek had the best dance of the night. He thinks they will be in the finals.

Louis van Amstel also reviewed the dances. Below is an excerpt from his new blog at ABC. From a dancing point of view, Louis is most worried for Nancy and Chaz tonight! He liked J.R and Karina’s dance the most. He also liked Ricki and Derek! Here is more of his thoughts on some of the other couples….

3. Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya’s Viennese Waltz

Where would the show be without Carson? Their dance is such a clever way to mix entertainment value and still use elements of the Viennese Waltz. Carson executed the choreography well. Lucky for Carson, Johnny Depp’s portrayal of Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean” is slightly weird and effeminate, which gave Carson some leeway on his movements, which are slightly awkward at times. Len needs to lighten up! Yet he was cute saying he’d vote for them! Scores should have been like Chynna’s (three 7s) or even an 8 for Carson’s entertainment value, given this is movie week and Carson really expressed the dance he was given. (Carson got 6 from Len and two 7s from Carrie Ann and Bruno for a total of 20 out of 30).

4. Nancy Grace and Tristan McManus’ Paso Doble

I thought the video intro package was great and if Nancy can bring her TV persona to this dance she’s going to kill it. Nancy was good at the twist turns, which are the recognizable moves of the dance, but this song did not help a bit to create a powerful paso doble. I could see Nancy’s will to do well, so it wasn’t for her lack of effort. It was a clever move to make the skirt too long because it hid flexed feet and bent legs when they’re supposed to be straight. I kind of agree with the judges, but I don’t agree with Carrie Ann. Nancy needs to improve technique now to stay in the competition. Nancy, point your toes and become more aware of your legs! Wow, I did not agree with the scores. I’m sorry guys I thought this was more a mix of 6 and 7, especially compared to other couples. I love you Nancy, I want you to do well!

5. Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s Foxtrot

Cute and what works for Hope is she’s solid in knowing the routine. The weird part is when Hope is doing the hard part in close hold she does better than when she’s alone which makes Hope look a little stiff at times. In other words, when it’s difficult choreography she does better than when it’s easier. Less thinking Hope and more doing, get out of your head. Totally agree with Len’s frustration. Team work is everything. Scores are great, on the high side though imo.

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October 11, 2011 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.

DWTS Season 13, Week 4 – Dancing by the Numbers

 

Ya know, I almost give up on trying to predict what will happen – my record is for crap this season. :-) I’m in a slump. And this week is worse than most because there is a huge spread between top and bottom, but no spread at all in the lower tier of dancers. Add in the fact that Chynna blanked completely and doesn’t likely have the passionate fanbase as some of the others and you’ve got troubles.

That said – there is such a thing as a pity vote and she’s likely to get it. I actually was a bit worried about Ricki and JR – a whole bunch of pissed off voters voting for the lower level people could mean trouble for them as well. Unlike Courtney, I didn’t get outraged at JR’s scores – I just wasn’t overly impressed with JR’s dance. That said, of course, I think the 8 was ridiculous. But when you have a 20 and a bunch of 21’s, does that one point for JR really matter? Nah, probably not. I did watch the dance again and revised my opinion somewhat – lovely dance. The 8 is still ridiculous. I wonder if he set the bar too high for CAI or if she’s just off her meds. We’ll see next week if he’s back in business.

I should learn by now that when Derek gets that freaked out look on his face upon hearing his music it generally means he’s going to rise to the occasion. :-) Two 10s though? One would have been enough, just because it started a tad rough. But, damn, over all that was impressive. Rather worried that all those people raving on twitter over the dance didn’t vote.

I also have to give major props to Hope and Maks – FINALLY a lovely dance that I can get behind. Well done – very sweet.  And better than Rob and David by more than what the scores indicated.  Not sure what Len is on about unless he’s afraid that she’s not getting the votes because up to now she wasn’t connecting.

Anyway…

Let’s look at the numbers.

The Judges Scores and Percentages

Place Celebrity Score Percentage
1. Ricki 29 13.88
2. JR 26 12.44
3. Hope 24 11.48
3. Rob 24 11.48
5. David 23 11
6. Chynna 21 10.05
6. Chaz 21 10.05
6. Nancy 21 10.05
9. Carson 20 9.57

:::whines::: This is hard. :-)  Read more..

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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. :-)

DWTS13 Week 4 Interviews After The Dance Part 1 (Videos)

Where oh where do we begin today? So many cool interviews after another fun dance night!! Let’s begin with the best, George Pennacchio from On The Red Carpet!! Note: There isn’t an interview with Tony and Chynna. Maybe the two passed on being interviewed this time or maybe it will be posted later? Another Note: TWO dances are revealed in these interviews if they make it to next week…

First, we have Maks and Hope talking about Len’s comments of “going all the way.” George asks if the judges comments and scores boosted her confidence. Hope says she honestly gets her confidence from Maks. George points how Maks is a great therapist as well as a dancer. Maks says the “coach” is always the most hated or loved person depending on the results and such is true for dancing.

George tells Chaz that he has something unexplanable inside him. Chaz says he just keeps trying as hard as he can. Chaz also talks of how he felt with the support of his family in the audience. Cher was so proud and gave him a standing ovation. However, she didn’t understand the judges scoring. Chaz and Lacey said, “No one does!” (isn’t that the truth? lol)

Rob is happy for how he is warming up to the judges. Cheryl says Rob is going to really bring it next week and they are going to step it up. They have the Rumba and he’s a little nervous to show a sexy side. Cheryl raves on him and thinks Rob is a serious contender. Hmmm…

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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.

DWTS13 Week 4 Power Rankings

To begin, I’d like to thank the judges for screwing themselves, the couples, and us for starting the evening off being far too kind with their scores for Chynna – and thus throwing a wrench into tonight’s scoring, which was downright wacky. Seriously – on a night that had the potential to be reeeally good, the judges managed to turn everything into an absolute joke with some of their feedback. Thanks, stooges.

Aside from that nonsense, I actually thought everyone (with the exception of maybe Chynna) did pretty damn well.  Was it cheesy? Of course.  But that was half the fun of it ;-) As for my rankings, though – aside from my top 3, I have absolutely no effin’ clue who will go home.  Literally, I’ve been staring at the scores and my notes for 15 minutes and I’ve changed my mind about 15 times.  Thus I’d like to claim a rather large margin of error :-P

1.) Ricki & Derek – Ok, I will admit – I don’t think this tango was 10-worthy.  9-worthy? Definitely.  But I guess on a night like tonight, with the bar set so low by Chynna and the judges clearly adjusting their scoring to compensate – I can SORT OF understand how they ended up with a 29.  Doesn’t mean I think it’s right :-) Technique-wise, I do think this was the performance of the night – this was so damn CLEAN.  Performance-wise…I don’t think it was Ricki or Derek’s best dance, but I do kind of appreciate that they didn’t go the over-the-top, full-on cray-cray route in trying to embody the theme of Psycho.  The silhouette part at the beginning & end was a subtle, visually-striking homage to the movie.  With the points spread being so vast, and with the judges making it quite clear who their favorite is…I think I’ve got a better chance of firing a pistol into the night sky in fury and somehow hitting Carrie Ann in LA than these two do of going home.

2.) JR & Karina – I give up.  What is the judges’ problem with JR??? Seriously – the dude is probably the most likeable guy in the universe.  I’m talking basket-full-of-puppies likeable. Aaaaad…*drumroll please*…the dude can actually dance, too.  And look like he’s having a good time doing it! I’m baffled as to why it pains them so much to praise him, let alone score him properly.  I’m getting this bad feeling that if the judges don’t shape up, JR could be Ralph all over again.  Let’s hope I’m just being paranoid 8O I actually thought this dance was strong in technique, entertainment, and theme – it stayed true to the theme without being over-the-top, much like Ricki & Derek’s tango.  Not sure what Carrie Ann was smoking when she said it “didn’t need to be funny” – clearly that bimbo hasn’t seen The Pink Panther.  What, was she expecting a repeat of his heart-wrenching rumba last week? SMH.  AAAANYWHOOOO…they got the pimp spot and the 2nd highest score of the night, and I can’t imagine there aren’t some fans that are as angry as I am who are voting their fingers off right now in protest.  I look forward to these two making CAI eat her words next week…and I hope she chokes on them. Read more..

October 10, 2011 I Written By

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DWTS Season 13, Week 4 – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

You know how last week was the week of a thousand rumbas?? Well, this is the week of dozens of Paso Dobles. :-)  Future changes will be in red as always and DO NOT ask me if we know other stuff. We will share it when we know it. First person to ask goes to the proverbial woodshed. :-)  The woodshed of ridicule.  Wait, is it my imagination, or have they given the lower tier dancers all the Paso Doble with the possible exception of Hope?? And why do I think Hope would be better off with the Paso?

Keeping in mind that we have TWO pro dances tonight, the running orders effectiveness (or curse) is possibly all screwed up. I do believe that one pro dance is opening the show, if I remember Louis’ tweets correctly. If I were to guess I would say the other one is a the top of the hour – but I don’t know that for sure.

Rob/Cheryl – Paso Doble
Dancing 8th (out of 11 dances(?))
Phone: 1-800-868-3402

Chynna/Tony – Tango (Song: Theme to Mission Impossible)
Phone: 1-800-868-3404

Nancy/Tristan – Paso Doble (Song: Theme to Flash Gordon ??)
?? Note: SOMEONE has Flash Gordon – we’re not 100% sure it’s Nancy.
Phone: 1-800-868-3405

David/Kym – Paso Doble (Song: Theme to Indiana Jones)
Dancing 2nd (2nd over all or second of the celebs??)
Phone: 1-800-868-3406

Hope/Maks – Fox Trot (Song: Theme to Toy Story)
Phone: 1-800-868-3408

Carson/Anna – V. Waltz (Song: Theme to Pirates of the Caribbean)
Phone: 1-800-868-3409

JR/Karina – Fox Trot (Song: Theme to Pink Panther)
Dancing last of the couples – technically probably the 11th dance.
Phone: 1-800-868-3410

Ricki/Derek – Tango (Song: Theme to Psycho)
Phone: 1-800-868-3411

Chaz/Lacey – Paso Doble (Song: Theme to Rocky)
Dancing 10th (out of 11 total dances)
Phone: 1-800-868-3412

 

October 9, 2011 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. :-)

Some Dancing With The Stars Random-ness Before Dance Night Week 4!

Below are some random photos that were floating around Facebook and Twitter this past week. Hopefully, there are a couple of takes here you haven’t seen yet.

First, here is some of the Dancing With The Stars Cast going to the Universal Halloween Horror Nights….

Below is Nancy, Val, and Ricki in the studio parking lot…. Read more..

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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.

More Performance Details Released On Dancing With The Stars Week 4 Results Show

As we’ve been reporting to you earlier in several posts, Tuesday results show will help to promote the release of “Footloose” Footloose (Music from the Motion Picture) [Cut Loose Deluxe Edition] - Various Artists along with the return of fan favorite Julianne Hough to Dancing With The Stars. More details from ABC Media reveal that she will be performing a duet to “Holding Out for a Hero” Holding Out for a Hero - Footloose (Music from the Motion Picture) with co-star Kenny Wormald. Julianne and her brother Derek will perform a Jive to “Shake Your Tail Feather.” Shake Your Tail Feather - Blues Brothers - the Musical Blake Shelton will sing “Footloose.” Footloose - Footloose (Music from the Motion Picture) [Cut Loose Deluxe Edition] Susan Boyle will sing “Unchained Melody” Unchained Melody - The Very Best of the Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody as pro dancers Val Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd perform. Raphael Saadiq will deliver “Soul Man.” Soul Man - Briefcase Full of Blues

On Tuesday, the excitement continues as two-time former “Dancing with the Stars” champion Julianne Hough returns, performing a duet with her “Footloose “co-star Kenny Wormald to their remake of “Holding Out For A Hero.” Hough and Wormald star in the upcoming movie “Footloose,” a new take on the beloved 1984 classical film, directed by Craig Brewer and opening nationwide on October 14. After their duet, they will join Country Music Awards Entertainer of the Year nominee Blake Shelton for an unforgettable performance of the wildly popular song, “Footloose.” One of the UK’s best-selling musical artists, Susan Boyle, graces the stage with a rendition of “Unchained Melody,” a worldwide television network exclusive performance, accompanied by pro dancers Val Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd. Also performing is Raphael Saadiq, bringing the soulful spirit of the ’60s to the ballroom, singing an original version of “Soul Man.” And before we say goodbye to one more couple, Julianne Hough hits dance floor with her brother and “Dancing with the Stars” three-time champion Derek Hough, performing a Jive choreographed by them to “Shake Your Tail Feather,” on “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show,” TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

This results show is going to be so good. I can’t wait, can you? :)

October 8, 2011 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.

DWTS Season 13, Weeks 2 and 3 – The Cheesecake Awards!!

Yep, it’s a mashup folks. We didn’t get around to it last week, so we’re doing both weeks NOW!! :-)  I’m feeling Bergeron-ian – I almost said LIVE!!!!! This is The CHEESECAKE AWARDS!!! :::cue music:::

From Week 2:

WTF? In Costuming Award – Female: Anna Trebunskaya

Heidi: 99 Luft Balloons Go By, nah nah nah nahnahnah! Sorry, everytime I saw that dress, that song went through my head. No, I don’t know what a “luft balloon” is, but I think the song was originally done in…German? Beats me. You know, all the pros have tics, Anna’s is tulle skirts with bizarro tops. Wasn’t her re-do dance in the finale with Evan a pale blue tulle concoction?? Not a fan. But I love Anna though.

Courtney: Ja, fräulein – “99 Luftballoons” was originally recorded in German by the band Nena.  And a “luftballoon” is really just a regular “toy” balloon…the song was written about what could happen if a bunch of balloons released in the sky were mistaken for some sort of nuclear weapon, triggering a nuclear war that results in the end of the world.  I feel deceived…it sounds like such a happy song…:-( You guys know I’m gonna be all over 80s week when it rolls around! But I digress.  Anna’s dress kinda reminded me of a gumball machine…but I dug it.  She looked like one of the extras from Hairspray. Strange as it may sound – it kinda worked for me.

The “Be Careful What you Wish for Cuz Getting it Hurts” Award: Carson for telling Anna to Slap Him

Heidi: Dude, she’s RUSSIAN!! Don’t wind her up and then ask her to hit you! Word to the wise. :-)

Courtney: Not to stereotype, but I think Carson is someone that’s probably more often on the giving end of slaps across the face than the receiving one.  I bet he can deliver one with the perfect amount of drama and style. 8)

Heidi: And then help you with your foundation afterwards. ;-) Read more..

October 6, 2011 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. :-)

Dance of the Day: Pre-Movie Theme review of Movie Theme circa Season 10

I thought it would be a nice idea to take a look back at a prior Movie Theme night, to review all of the dances that night, just to give us a sampling of what we will be enjoying… or cringing… when we watch on Monday.

So, we are looking back at DWTS Season 10, Week 5, definitely a night that gave us some memorable dances…. Some GOOD memories, and some very bad memories, and some that we may not really want to relive, but what the hey, it’s fun…

Since the producers LOVE to challenge the Pros and Celebrities by giving a constant stream of themes, we’re sure to see more. If the theme is a repeat from a prior season, like this one, PLEASE let me know the season and week, it’ll make looking up the dances. Thanks!!

Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough Tango to the theme of Pretty Woman

Nicole and Derek scored a 9,9,10 for 29 out of 30 points. Derek is still in the competition, dancing with Ricki Lake. Read more..

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Dancing With The Stars Make-Up Team Releases Official Photos For Week 3 (New Costume Poll)

The Dancing With The Stars Make-Up Team has released backstage pictures of the couples from week 3. Below are just a couple of the cool shots they took. You can view more HERE. After you view all the pictures, be sure take our new Best Costume Poll for Week 3 at the end of this post.

Tristan and Ricki….

Anna…

Kym….

So, if you were to pick the couple who wore your very favorite costumes for week 3, what couple would that be?

I’m voting for Carson and Anna, but, I also loved Maks and Hope and Tristan and Nancy’s costumes.

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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.