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Best, Surprise and Worst Dances

Best Couples – Translation: They have a chance of winning (along with possible some of the surprise couples below)
Misty and Maks – Misty looked ok. Her broad shoulders did make the line look different, but I can’t fault her too much for that. Maks is funny. My biggest surprise is that Misty isn’t more out there on the show. Her partner often describes her as a ham, but we haven’t really seen much of that on the show. Luckily Misty is tremendously popular.
Cody and Julianne – This couple should be called Dancing with the Stars since Julianne could be more of a star than Cody. Either way, this is a powerful duo with a nice fan following. Plus, Julianne really makes almost any dancer look better.
Lance and Lacey – Lacey is popular from So You Think You Can Dance and boy band fans seem to turn out well in the voting. Oh yeah, plus their dancing is pretty nice too. Only question is whether Lacey’s choreography will get them in trouble with the judges and cause them to lose prematurely.

Surprise Couples – Translation: I’m amazed they did so well
Warren and Kym – I honestly thought that Kim was screwed being with Warren and I thought he’d be a horrible dancer. I was wrong. I stand corrected. He’s pretty good. Maybe it was those ballet classes I hear football players like to take to make them “light on their feet.” Only problem is that Warren played d-line. I don’t think d-line takes ballet. That’s for running backs like Emmitt Smith.
Derek and Brooke – I’m really surprised that Brooke is as good a dancer as she is. The problem is that she’ll really need those good dancing scores. Only problem is that it will catch up to her at the end where everyone is getting 29s and 30s. I’m not sure Brooke is popular enough to do very well in the voting. Luckily Derek is popular in his own right.

Worst Couples – Translation: Thanks for mostly making fools of yourself for our entertainment
Susan and Tony – Honestly Susan is just hard for me to watch dance. Stiff and nothing to her. She certainly is trying hard, but it’s just not pretty.
Rocca and Karina – I really had hoped that Rocco would be better. His second dance wasn’t bad, but unfortunately he’s not going to las too long.
Cloris and Corky – I’m sad that Cloris’s humor will get her so far on the show. Her dancing makes me want to hit fast forward on the tivo. Her grade as a dancer: F- Her grade as a comedian: A++

Any couples I should have added to one list or the other?

September 27, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Music

Below you’ll find the list of Dancing with the Stars music for September 23, 2008. I’m missing a few songs, but I’ll be updating them as I figure them out. Also, if you want to see the music from the previous weeks, here’s a list of all of the Dancing with the Stars music

Lance & Lacey danced a Quickstep to the song Close to Me sung by The Cure
The Cure - The Cure: Greatest Hits - Close to Me
Misty & Maksim danced a Mambo to the song Black Mambo sung by Angel and The Mambokats
Angel & The Mambokats - Horizontal Mambo - Black Mambo
Maurice & Cheryl danced a Mambo to the song I Do the Jerk sung by Ryan Shaw
Ryan Shaw - This Is Ryan Shaw - I Do the Jerk
Brooke & Derek danced a Quickstep to the song Lover, Come Back to Me! sung by Nat King Cole
Nat "King" Cole - Nat King Cole - Lover, Come Back to Me!
Cloris & Corky danced a Mambo to the song Coconut Woman sung by Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte - Harry Belafonte: All-Time Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 - Coconut Woman
Toni & Alec danced a Quickstep to the song Blue Skies sung by Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin - The Songwriters Collection - Blue Skies
Warren & Kim danced a Quickstep to the song Ding Dong Daddy of the D-Car Line sung by Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Zoot Suit Riot - The Swingin' Hits of the Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Ding-Dong Daddy of the D-Car Line
Ted & Inna danced a Mambo to the song “Mambo Gozon” sung by Tito Puente
Tito Puente - The Very Best of Tito Puente - "King of Kings" - Mambo Gozón
Cody & Julianne danced a Quickstep to the song I Want You To Want Me sung by Cheap Trick
Cheap Trick - Silver - I Want You to Want Me
Rocco & Karina danced a Mambo to the song “La Comay” sung by Sonora Carrulseles
Sonora Carruseles - La Salsa la Traigo Yo! - La Comay
Susan & Tony danced a Quickstep to the song “Bei Mir Bist Du Schon” (Means That You’re Grand) by the The Arthur Murray Orchestra
Arthur Murray Orchestra - More Fabulous Ballroom - Bei Mir Bist du Schön (Means That You're Grand)
Kim & Mark danced a Mambo to the song Baby Got Back sung by Sir-Mix-A-Lot
Sir Mix A Lot - Mack Daddy - Baby Got Back

September 23, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Jeffrey Ross and Edyta Śliwińska Eliminated – Dancing with the Stars

Jeffrey Ross and Edyta Śliwińska were elimnated from Dancing with the Stars before they were even able to perform their quickstep. That has to suck for Jeffrey Ross to practice so much and not get the chance to perform it. I think I can also speak for all men when I say that I’m sad we won’t get to see much of Edyta this season. Jeffrey also made me laugh so I’m sad to see him go too.

For those dancers that remain, check out the videos of their Quickstep and Mambo dances:

I’m missing Lance and Kim‘s videos, but I’ll update it if I’m able to find it.

I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Season 7 Premiere

An exciting marathon of dancing on the Dancing with the Stars Season 7 premier episode. ABC really is lucky to have this show. It’s such an interesting mix of talent. Here’s a link to find a tonight’s list of all the songs and music from Dancing with the Stars.

Who were your favorite dancers? I’m not sure I have a rock solid favorite. One thing is happening for me. The professional dancers are becoming stars in their own right. I think I’m voting as much for the professional dancer as I am the stars.

September 22, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Music from the Season Premier

As in previous seasons of Dancing with the Stars, I’ll be doing my best to list all of the music from Dancing with the Stars. You can see from the list below that this season should bring an amazing list of music and expose people to a bunch of music they may not have heard before too.

Below is the list of all the music from the September 22, 2008 episode of Dancing with the Stars Season 7:

Cody & Julianne danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song Tilt Ya Head Back sung by Christina Aguilera and Nelly
Nelly & Christina Aguilera - Sweat - Tilt Ya Head Back
Tilt Ya Head Back – Original Music Video
Rocco & Karina danced a Foxtrot to the song Stray Cat Strut sung by Stray Cats
Stray Cats - Stray Cats: Greatest Hits - Stray Cat Strut
Stray Cat Strut
Toni & Alec danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song Smooth sung by Carlos Santana ft. Rob Thomas
Santana & Rob Thomas - iTunes Originals - Rob Thomas - Smooth
Maurice & Cheryl danced a Foxtrot to the song Gonna Have a Funky Good Time sung by James Brown
James Brown - Golden Legends: James Brown Live - Gonna Have a Funky Good Time
Brooke & Derek danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song Are You My Woman (Tell Me So) sung by The Chi-Lites
The Chi-Lites - The Chi-Lites: 20 Greatest Hits - Are You My Woman? (Tell Me So)
Ted & Inna danced a Foxtrot to the song God Only Knows sung by The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys - Sounds of Summer - The Very Best of the Beach Boys - God Only Knows
Lance & Lacey danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song Jumpin’ Jack Flash sung by The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks 1964-1971 - Jumpin' Jack Flash
Cloris & Corky danced a Foxtrot to the song I Wish I Were In Love Again sung by Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra - The Capitol Years - I Wish I Were In Love Again
Jeffrey & Edyta danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song Play That Funky Music sung by Wild Cherry
Wild Cherry - Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
Kim & Mark danced a Foxtrot to the song The Pink Panther Theme sung by Henry Mancini
HENRY MANCINI - The Pink Panther - The Pink Panther Theme
Susan & Tony danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song I Heard It Through the Grapevine sung by Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye - Motown 1's - I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Misty & Maksim danced a Foxtrot to the song This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) sung by Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 - This Will Be (An Everlasting love)
Warren & Kym danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song Do I Do sung by Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder - Stevie Wonder: The Definitive Collection - Do I Do

I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Official Dancing with the Stars Cast

UPDATE: Vote for your favorite Dancing with the Stars Couple
UPDATE 2: ABC has announced the official Dancing with the Stars Season 8 Cast.

The official cast announcement was made this morning on Good Morning America. This is the third season to have its cast announced on GMA. Some interesting stars and some interesting partnerships. Plus, I’m really intrigued by some of the new professional dancers including Lacey Schwimmer of So You Think You Can Dance fame and Corky Ballas which is the father of Mark Ballas and also trained Julianne and Derek Hough.

Lance Bass, Singer, will be partnered with Lacey Schwimmer
Toni Braxton, Grammy Award Winning Singer, will be partnered with Alec Mazo
Brooke Burke, Model/TV Host, will be partnered with Derek Hough
Rocco DiSpirito, TV Chef, will be partnered with Karina Smirnoff
Maurice Greene, Olympic Champion Sprinter, will be partnered with Cheryl Burke
Kim Kardashian, Model, Stylist And Reality TV Star, will be partnered with Mark Ballas
Cloris Leachman, Oscar Award Winning Actress, will be partnered with Corky Ballas
Cody Linley, Hannah Montana Star, will be partnered with Julianne Hough
Susan Lucci, Daytime Emmy Award Winning Actress, will be partnered with Tony Dovolani
Misty May-Treanor, Olympic Beach Volleyball Professional, will be partnered with Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Ted McGinley, Actor, will be partnered with Inna Brayer
Jeffrey Ross, Comedian, will be partnered with Edyta Śliwińska
Warren Sapp, Former NFL Player, will be partnered with Kym Johnson

The show will continue to be hosted by Tom Bergeron as well as Samantha Harris. Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba will continue to be judges this season.

August 25, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Exclusive Cast Incorrectly Revealed

Gossip Sauce posted a list of Dancing with the Stars cast members on August 21st. This prompted at least 5 other sites to use the Gossip Sauce list of Dancing with the Stars contestants for their own website. Here’s the list provided by Gossip Sauce.
Kim Kardashian
Lance Bass
Toni Braxton
Brooke Burke
Maurice Greene
Cody Linley
Susan Lucci
Warren Sapp
Misty May-Treanor
Ted McGinley
Mark McGrath
Cloris Leachman
Jeff Ross

There’s only one major problem with this list of Dancing with the Stars Contestants. I know for sure that one of these people on the list isn’t going to be here this year. They were going to be on the show, but something happened and that’s changed.

My guess is that a number of people on this list are going to be on the show, but my sources are telling me that it’s definitely not an entirely accurate list.

Of course, guessing who is on the list is great fodder for discussion. So, here’s some of the other rumors I’ve seen floating around the internet.

There’s been a number of rumors about George Lopez being on the show. My guess is that George Lopez would be a horrible dancer, but entertaining regardless of his dance skills.

This site called Reality TV Spoilers posted their Dancing with the Stars spoilers.

N*SYNC member Lance Bass, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” Kim Kardashian, singer Toni Braxton, rodeo star and Jewel’s husband Ty Murray, “The Brady Bunch” mom Florence Henderson and original Batman Adam West who, at 79, would be the oldest participant ever. Former Miami Dolphin Dan Marino was approached, but he declined.

Warren Sapp has also been listed as a potential contestant on Dancing with the Stars. Can you imagine big bad Warren Sapp doing a quickstep? At least he could lift any of the girls, but he might also snap them in half on accident.

Misty May-Treanor and Ted Mcginley were also offered on Twitter as possible Dancing with the Stars cast members. I bet those twitters came from the original Dancing with the Stars spoiler at the top.

The good part about all this is that we’re going to find out who it really is tomorrow.

August 24, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.