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DWTS 10 Evan & Anna Dance Comparison

Evan Lysacek & Anna Trebunskaya ended the season with five recycled dances:
- Two of them happen to be the Viennese Waltz: the first done on the Week 1 and the second one on Week 10
- Four of the Five dances are Ballroom dances (Viennese Waltz, Waltz and Quickstep)
- Two of the recycled songs were originally done by celebs in Season 8

Interesting stats for these songs…

So starting with the two Viennese Waltz’s:

The first song was I’ll Be by Edwin McCain Edwin McCain - Rhino Hi-Five: Edwin McCain - EP - I'll Be as originally done by Season 8′s Lil’ Kim and Derek Hough on Week 5.

And again on Season 10 Week 1 as done by Evan and Anna

The second Viennese Waltz was done to Billy Joel’s Piano Man Billy Joel - The Essential Billy Joel - Piano Man originally on Season 5 Week 4 by Jane Seymour and Tony Dovolani.

And of course on Season 10 Week 10 by Evan and Anna.

Read more..

June 2, 2010 I Written By

My life can be summed up in the following two quotes: 1) "I am married to engineering and am its faithful wife by day, but at night my wanderlust takes hold and the arts becomes my jealous paramour." and... 2) "Engineering is my safety net. Writing is my passion. Acting is my escape when the other two become too much." So where does dancing fit in? Pretty much anywhere at this point... =)

Salsa Edition: THE GOOD, THE BAD, and THE INCREDIBLY HOT!

The salsa has only been around since season 7 so there’s slim pickings for this edition but still enough to educate on what a salsa should in tale or not  in tale for that matter!

THE GOOD
Season 8: Gilles Marini
How can you not love watching Gilles shake it!  Latin dances are all about the hip movements and shoulder shakes!  I think Gilles nailed both of those aspects while being an incredible frame for Cheryl!

 
THE BAD
Season 7: Cody Linley
Okay, this is a TERRIBLE salsa but you can clearly see that Cody has no hip action go on and no shoulder shakes that are exceptional!  He had great enthusiasm but not enough technique.

THE INCREDIBLY HOT
Season 7: Yesenia Adame & Paul Barris
This is exactly what a salsa should look like!  Now I know celebs will hardly ever look like this but this is HOT!

September 18, 2009 I Written By

Dancing with the Stars Special Guest Jamie Cullum

The amazing cowboy somehow sticks around again. If he makes it to the finals, he’ll be the biggest long shot ever on Dancing with the Stars. That would be unbelievable. I’m sad to see Lil’ Kim and Derek Hough go. Derek was getting the most out of Lil’ Kim’s performances. The following is the music from the DWTS results show:

Jamie Cullum sang the song “I Get a Kick out of You” Jamie Cullum - Twenty Something - I Get a Kick Out of You with Agnieszka Kazmierczak and Urs Gaisenhainer dancing.

Pro Dancer Competition music
Afton & Cody danced a Samba to the song “Hips Don’t Lie” Shakira - Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 - Hips Don't Lie (feat. Wyclef Jean)—Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean
Mayo & Lisa danced a Quickstep to the song “Walking On Sunshine” Katrina & The Waves - Anthology - Walking On Sunshine
Anna & Maurice danced a Tango to the song

May 5, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Fictional Dancing with the Stars Story

Now I must admit that I’m a pretty big fan of Dancing with the Stars.  I think anyone that mentions Dancing with the Stars to me gets overwhelmed by how many things I know about the show.  Sure, I’m pretty fanatic about it.  That’s why I have this cool website where I write all about Dancing with the Stars and in particular the Dancing with the Stars music.

However, I must admit that I draw the line when people start to write fictional stories about the dancers on Dancing with the Stars.  I didn’t really believe it was real either until I found this thread on the ABC Dancing with the Stars forum.  Let me offer you the start of the story (mind you this was written by 8 people):

Private Concert To Debut Remakes Of Iconic Wrigley's Gum Jingles

one day mark was walking to go to practice with kim and then he ran into sabrina. they talked for a while and mark wuz getting late. when he came into practice late, kim being the diva she is, isn’t used to being kept waiting and was quite cold to dear Mark. He however being the charmer was able to sooth her wounded ego with some extra attention and charming smile. A fab rehearsal ensued, and afterward they decided to grab a bite to eat, when they ran into Mark’s pal Derek. Derek was supposed to be meeting Shannon and was running late because he had to take a shower with water set on hell to get the smell of Brooke’s perfume off of him.  He knew if he went home smelling so good Shannon would have a melt down and follow him to practice all the time.  Meanwhile Julianne shocked Cody by wearing nothing but a jock. He said it was for a role in a hockey  movie, but Julianne suspected he just  wanted to display the equipment and Cody was shocked as well to see Julianne in her little short shorts from her juicy fruit commercial, paired up with her official Hanna Montana tightie tee, also displaying her equipment!! He was a little dismayed at her associating him with this kids show, as he wants her to think of him as a man, not a boy in a man’s jock. As he sat pondering how to further convey his message, in walked Lance, stopping in to see how things were going…

Ok, I won’t post anymore.  The craziest part of all is that this thread goes on for 20 pages of the forum.  It’s honestly so amazing what fans will do.  I’m not trying to knock the people that are writing this, but you have to admit that it’s kind of hard not to do it.  I guess there’s nothing technically wrong with it, but I don’t think it’s something you write home to mom about either.

Either way, I guess if that’s what it takes for some people to pass the time between seasons of Dancing with the Stars, then that’s cool.  Good thing we’ll at least know the new cast of Dancing with the Stars on Sunday.  Although, then the Dancing with the Stars fiction writers will just have more characters to add to their story.  I bet they had a hey day when Karina and Maks got engaged.

February 5, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Talented Dancing on Dancing with the Stars

Both the stars and the professional dancers on Dancing with the Stars are incredible talents. Tonight’s semi final performance was when the Dancing with the Stars talent really starts to show. The dancers are so refined and have been trained so well that each of the performances is incredible.

As usual, here’s a list of all the music performed by the talented band. I have a few missing, but will update them as I find them.

Brooke & Derek danced a Jive to the song “The House is Rockin’”—Brian Setzer Orchestra The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Guitar Slinger - The House Is Rockin'

Brooke & Derek danced a Salsa to the song “Barbarabatiri”—Tito Puente Beny Moré - Musical Gold - Barbarabatiri

Cody & Julianne danced a Paso Doble to the song “Le Disko”—Shiny Toy Guns Shiny Toy Guns - We Are Pilots - Le Disko

Cody & Julianne danced a Salsa to the song “Juventud de Presente”—Tito Puente Tito Puente, Jr. - En los Pasos de Mi Padre - Juventud del Presente

Warren & Kym danced a Mambo to the song “Tequila”—The Champs The Champs - Greatest Hits / Tequila - Tequila

Warren & Kym danced a Jitterbug to the song “That Old Black Magic”—Sammy Davis Jr. Sammy Davis, Jr. - Sammy Davis, Jr.: The Decca Years - That Old Black Magic

Lance & Lacey danced a Mambo to the song “Straight…to Number One”—Touch and Go Touch and Go - I Find You Very Attractive - Straight To?Number One

Lance & Lacey danced a Jitterbug to the song “Jim Dandy”—Black Oak Arkansas Black Oak Arkansas - High on the Hog - Jim Dandy

November 18, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Songs from Final 5 Dancing with the Stars Couples

5 Couples left on Dancing with the Stars and with 2 dances for each couple this was an intense night of dancing and broad range of music. Also, make sure to check out the songs from the previous Dancing with the Stars.

Cody & Edyta danced a Foxtrot to the song “Call Me Irresponsible”—Jimmy Van Heusen
John Bunch - John Bunch, At the Nola Penthouse, Salutes Jimmy Van Heusen - Call Me Irresponsible
Cody & Edyta danced a Mambo to the song “My Way”—Los Lonely Boys
Los Lonely Boys - Sacred - My Way
Brooke & Derek danced a Tango to the song “Tango Diabolo”—Christa Behnke
Christa Behnke - Allweil lustig, fesch und munter, Folge 3 - Tango Diabolo
Brooke & Derek danced a Mambo to the song “Cuban Mambo”—Xavier Cugat
Xavier Cugat - The Original Latin Dance King - Cuban Mambo
Maurice & Cheryl danced a Quickstep to the song “Puttin’ on the Ritz”—Irving Berlin
Fred Astaire - The Irving Berlin Songbook - Puttin' On The Ritz
Maurice & Cheryl danced a Paso Doble to the song “Let It Rock”—Kevin Rudolf and Lil Wayne
Kevin Rudolf & Lil Wayne - Let It Rock - Single - Let It Rock
Lance & Lacey danced a Foxtrot to the song “Sweet Pea”—Amos Lee
Amos Lee - Supply and Demand - Sweet Pea
Lance & Lacey danced a Samba to the song “1 Thing”—Amerie
Amerie - Touch - 1 Thing
Warren & Kym danced a Tango to the song “Peter Gunn Theme”—Henry Mancini
HENRY MANCINI - Ultimate Mancini - Peter Gunn Theme (Peter Gunn Suite)
Warren & Kym danced a Jive to the song “Hallelujah I Love Her So”—Ray Charles
Ray Charles - Ray Charles - Hallelujah, I Love Her So

November 10, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Susan and Tony Going Home – Cody and Edyta Safe

Cody and Edyta were barely saved on tonight’s episode of Dancing with the Stars. Susan and Tony were sent home. At least I can say that America got this right. It would have been really wrong if Cody got sent home while Julianne is recovering.

Lionel Richie sang “Good Morning” John Legend - Evolver - Good Morning while Alec Mazo & Edyta Śliwińska danced.

Lionel Richie sang “Dancing on the Ceiling” Lionel Richie - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Lionel Richie - Dancing On the Ceiling while Cheryl Burke, Kym Johnson, Tony Dovolani & Maksim Chmerkovskiy danced.

Dave Scott “It’s Magic!”

November 5, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Paso, Foxtrot, ChaCha, Waltz, and Rumba Music

Tonight’s episode of Dancing with the Stars was highlighted by a couple group numbers with 3 couples in each group. I like the little bit of a twist in the show. It was also nice to see Edyta back on the show even if Cody probably really missed Julianne and Julianne really wanted to be on the show (per her mom who I talked to about 30 minutes ago).

Here’s the list of all the music from tonight’s show:

Warren & Kym danced a Foxtrot to the song “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby”—Diana Krall
Diana Krall - Only Trust Your Heart - Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?
Susan & Tony danced a Paso Doble to the song “The Ride”—James Horner
James Horner - The Mask of Zorro (Music from the Motion Picture) - The Ride
Maurice & Cheryl danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song “Cupid Shuffle”—Cupid
Cupid - Time for a Change - Cupid Shuffle
Cupid - Cupid Shuffle - EP - Cupid Shuffle – Music Video
Cody & Edyta danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?”—Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams - Don Juan DeMarco - Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?
Lance & Lacey danced a Rumba to the song “Your Body Is a Wonderland”—John Mayer
John Mayer - Room for Squares - Your Body Is a Wonderland
John Mayer - Video Triple Play - Your Body Is a Wonderland – Music Video
Brooke & Derek danced a Foxtrot to the song “Lullaby of Birdland”—Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald - The Best of Ella Fitzgerald - Lullaby of Birdland
Lance & Lacey and Cody & Edyta and Susan & Tony danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song “Mercy”—Duffy
Team Cha-Cha-Cha – Duffy - Rockferry - Mercy
Mercy – Music Video
Brooke & Derek and Maurice & Cheryl and Warren & Kym danced a Paso Doble to the song “Rocks”—Primal Scream
Team Paso Doble – Primal Scream - Give Out But Don't Give Up - Rocks

November 4, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Music from Dancing with the Stars Top 7

I think it’s about time that Cloris goes home. I wish the judges would just judge her properly. She didn’t even deserve 5′s this time. She was horrible. Corky deserves a high number, but Cloris nothing.

Maurice & Cheryl danced a Viennese Waltz to the song Gravity—John Mayer
John Mayer - Continuum - Gravity
Lance & Lacey danced a Jive to the song Tutti Frutti—Little Richard
Little Richard - Little Richard: All-Time Greatest Hits (Re-Recorded Versions) - Tutti-Frutti
Susan & Tony danced a Mambo to the song Si Señor-Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan - Mi Tierra - Si Senor!...
Brooke & Derek danced a Rumba to the song No Air—Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown
Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown - Jordin Sparks - No Air
No Air (Duet With Chris Brown) – Original Chris and Jordin music video
Cloris & Corky danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song Come See About Me—The Supremes
The Supremes - Number 1's: Diana Ross & The Supremes - Come See About Me
Cody & Julianne danced a Samba to the song Whine Up—Kat DeLuna and Elephant Man
Kat DeLuna featuring Elephant Man - Whine Up (Remixes) - EP - Whine Up
Whine Up (English Version) – Original Music Video
Warren & Kym danced a Rumba to the song Irreplaceable—Beyoncé Knowles
Beyoncé - B'Day - Irreplaceable
Irreplaceable – Original Beyonce music video
Dancing with the Stars Old School Hip Hop group dance to the song It Takes Two-Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock
Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock - Profilin' the Hits - It Takes Two

October 27, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Music October 20, 2008

Check out all the Dancing with the Stars music from October 20, 2008 where they introduced new dances and therefore an interesting mix of new music.

Lance & Lacey danced a West Coast Swing to the song “Breakin’ Dishes”—Rihanna
Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded - Breakin' Dishes
Toni & Alec danced a West Coast Swing to the song “The Way You Make Me Feel”—Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson - Essential Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel
The Way You Make Me Feel – Original Music Video
Susan & Tony danced a Hustle to the song “Upside Down”—Diana Ross
Diana Ross - Number 1's: Diana Ross & The Supremes - Upside Down
Warren & Kym danced a Hustle to the song “Funky Town”—Lipps Inc.
Lipps, Inc. - Shrek 2 - Funkytown
Cloris & Corky danced a Salsa to the song “Tres Deseos”—Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan - Dance With Me (Music from the Motion Picture) - Tres Deseos (Three Wishes)
Maurice & Cheryl danced a Salsa to the song “Everything I Can’t Have”—Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke - The Evolution of Robin Thicke (Deluxe Edition) - Everything I Can't Have
Brooke & Derek danced a Jitterbug to the song “Don’t Be Cruel”—Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley - Elvis 30 #1 Hits - Don't Be Cruel
Cody & Julianne danced a Jitterbug to the song “Big Time Operator”—Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Big Time Operator

October 21, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.