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DWTS 16, Week 3 – Power Rankings

Well…that was special.  Aside from a few bright spots, I don’t know that I could have choreographed a sh*tshow that was sh*ttier than tonight’s show – yeah, it was pretty bad.  I guess I expected it to be pretty tacky, given the whole prom theme…but there were some all-time lows hit tonight.  And there was some definite tinkering going on with the scoring – scoring that makes me think they’re trying to backdoor some floundering couples.  But let’s right to it, shall we?

1.) Jacoby & Karina – I still stand by my week 1 claim that Jacoby is a shoo-in for the finale and will likely play spoiler to whoever else ends up there and will pull out a win.  And tonight really solidified that for me – because this guy can DANCE.  Sure, he’s a little cocky, a lot kooky, and can handle the goofy, uptempo dances like the cha-cha and jazz…but the true test was him tackling the rumba tonight, and that he did.  He actually let down his guard quite a bit and showed us a vulnerable side – I thought their rumba was quite lovely, and Jacoby had some great extensions and footwork going on.  A few footwork issues, sure, but overall, he & Karina really sold it for me, chemistry-wise.  And here’s the big advantage he may have over Kellie & Zendaya: he’s got a bit more of a learning curve to work with.  While Kellie & Zendaya are both great dancers, I’m beginning to think that viewers (and their increasingly unpredictable voting behavior) may tire of them topping the leaderboard week after week…and while Jacoby is still up there pretty close, he may get a bit more leeway because he’s more unexpected – it’s a bigger shock that Jacoby’s legitimately good, than it is for Kellie or Zendaya.  Who knows…I never really know what to think about the voting from week to week.  But I do know he’s safe for quite awhile.

2.) Kellie & Derek – Did one of you mention that Kellie was sick this week? If so, I will cut her a bit of slack on what I thought was a good (but not great) performance, and applaud her for soldiering through.  I think this had the potential to be a fantastic routine – they got a great song and a great theme to work with, and this stuff is right in Derek’s wheelhouse.  Very fun jive (without copying any moves from the movie, mind you), and Kellie kept up pretty well for the first half – but then I think she got tired and lost steam, and suddenly she wasn’t bouncing quite as much and her kicks got a bit soft.  But it was still a great performance, and I sincerely doubt she’s in any danger this week…but I am crossing my fingers that she can somehow pull off getting prom queen J Read more..

April 1, 2013 I Written By

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!

Louis Van Amstel’s Thoughts And Predictions Before Showtime DWTS 16 Week 3

Hollywood.com has posted Louis Van Amstel’s thoughts for who he is the most worried about and who he thinks will be ok tonight on Dancing With The Stars Week 3. It sounds like he is the most worried for D.L. Hughley and Wynonna and yet, there is hope. He predicts Zendaya, Kellie Pickler, and Jacoby Jones will come out on top. Andy Dick may not have as much dance ability, but, he has the “performance” factor (Loves this about Andy too!! He has the performance factor in spades!). More below and at the link….

As for Andy Dick, van Amstel thinks he’s got nothing to worry about despite his less-than-perfect dancing ability. “Andy is not going home,” van Amstel says. “From the package point of view, from costuming, staging, production value, dance content, music, they had the best performance. I’m not talking his dance ability, because Zendaya, Kellie [Pickler], and Jacoby Jones are way better dancers but with the package, the comedy played up to his strengths. I thought it was the best package as a whole of the night, and I did not see that coming.”

The top three dancers of the night according to van Amstel are still the same as Week 1: Zendaya, Pickler, and Jones. “Kellie won the night, by far. But having said that, Zendaya had to perform and dance in heels and had to learn proper jive. That is harder,” van Amstel says. “So to me, the girls are in the top three. And do not rule out Jacoby Jones. The guy was amazing, and he is not a dancer. He is a football player. In the packages, that’s where Jacoby Jones shines. His personality is contagious.”

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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.

Goodies To Take In Before Showtime: Performance Details, ABC Pre-Party, Old Prom Pictures, And More

As you might know from a previous posting, Demi Lovato is on tap to perfrom this week on Dancing With The Stars. According to Broadway World TV, Huey Lewis is also set to perform. Below are more details for the results show. Also, the link talks about the bonus points that Heidi mentioned in her “Who’s Dancing What and When” post. Be sure you get some tweets in for who you’d like to see voted for Prom King and Queen. At the same time, we stress that you put just as much or more time into online and call in voting for your favorite couple(s) or this could really hurt their chances of staying on the show!!!

Dust off your tux and put on your dancing shoes because “Dancing with the Stars” is taking you to the prom, MONDAY, APRIL 1 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). The competition continues as the 11 remaining couples cut a rug by performing everything from a Viennese Waltz to the Paso Doble. Adding to the excitement, viewers will crown their celebrity “Prom King” and “Prom Queen” by voting on Twitter. The winning couple will receive bonus judges’ points and be revealed on “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show.”

On TUESDAY, APRIL 2 one couple will be eliminated on “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show” (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET). The show will feature musical performances from singer-songwriter Demi Lovato and American pop rock band Huey Lewis & the News. Lovato’s new single, “Heart Attack,” off her upcoming untitled fourth album, has achieved Gold status in the U.S. and debuted at #1 on the iTunes chart in 18 countries. Huey and the boys, who had a string of hits in the 1980s, will perform their single, “The Heart of Rock & Roll,” accompanied by the “Dancing with the Stars” troupe. And “Macy’s Stars of Dance” is back for its first installment of the season. Choreographed by Nick Florez and RJ Durell, the performance will feature spectacular mind-blowing stunts and eight of the hottest dancers working in the industry. Also on the results show, the male Pro and Troupe dancers perform a special routine.

Also, People.com has posted a few Prom pictures of the cast today to get us ready for tonight. You can see Jacoby, Sean, Andy, and Tom in some really funny pictures. A blast from the past!

ABC has also released their Dancing With The Stars pre-party for Week 3. Real Housewife Alexis Bellino stops by to help get things started. They preview tonight’s dances and more. Enjoy!! After you watch these videos, look for one more thing….

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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.

Happy Easter And Photos Of Dancing With The Stars Rehearsal Arrivals

We at PureDWTS would like to wish all of our readers and supporters the most joyous Easter Holiday!!! To help jump start your holiday, be sure you check out Zimbio Pictures and the Daily Mail here and here. There are loads of new pics of the cast arriving for Dancing With The Stars rehearsals this weekend at the Studio such as the pic above of Zendaya and Val getting into the spirit!!! Have a fun holiday!!!xx

March 31, 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.

DWTS16 Week 3 Cheryl Burke And D.L. Hughley To Dance A Salsa To James Brown “Sex Machine”, Wardrobe Hints

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The Tom Joyner Morning Show in Charlotte, North Carolina interviewed D.L. Hughley about his up coming schedule of comic shows. They also talk of Dancing With The Stars. Let’s just say, D.L. was ready and packed to go home last week, but, he’s been working hard as he wants people to know that dancing matters to him. They’ve been rehearsing every day for 5 hours. He and Cheryl will be dancing a Salsa to James Brown’s “Sex Machine” Sex Machine - Sex Machine - Greatest Soul Lovesongs on Monday night. He says his wardrobe will remind us of “James Brown”. Fun interview. I especially love the part where he laughs when they say he might still be dancing on May 21st when he has a scheduled gig. You can listen to more here. I admit…I am starting to like D.L. more and more and this new routine has the makings of being a hoot?

Pic above courtesy of D.L.’s twitter posted March 22nd. ADDING: And here is a picture from today from Cheryl’s twitter….

UPDATE: To read Cheryl’s new blog, visit People.com. She’s sets us up for tonight’s Samba and more in this take…

It’s pretty amazing to think how many people support us. They’ve seen us struggle and get frustrated a little bit. They saw how D.L. felt embarrassed on national television and then he redeemed himself. That’s what this show is all about. I think in the beginning, D.L. didn’t know what he was getting into and now he’s really into it.

I feel better because I know now that he knows what to expect. He’s going to try his best. He’s not going to be the best dancer. We know that. But as long as he gives me his best and tried hard, that’s all that matters. We now know how to communicate with each other. I think on top of that, he knows he needs to work hard in order to stay in the competition.

Tonight is our prom-themed dance. We’re doing a salsa and it’s a song that everyone will know. D.L. was a pimp back in his day. People would pay him to go to prom. He’s been to more than five of them. If a girl couldn’t find a date, he would be that guy they would call.

This week, we really just want to play it up like we’re having a great time. I want him to just have fun out there. The choreography is fun. I want him to play this character. We want to bring out his personality.

March 30, 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.

Brooke Burke Charvet Interviewed About Her Thyroid Cancer And Dancing With The Stars (Video)

Brooke Burke Charvet was a guest on Access Hollywood today! She talked all about her thyroid cancer and how she was able to get better. More than ever, it’s important she takes care of herself and she encourages everyone else to do the same. She also talks a little on Dancing With The Stars. There are mentions on Kellie Pickler, D.L. Hughley, and Zendaya.

March 28, 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.

DWTS16 Week 2 Media After The Elimination, More Dances Revealed For Week 3!

Last night after the results show, some of the our couples from Dancing With The Stars were interviewed by George Pennacchio of On The Red Carpet. He asks them straight up about week 3….

First up, Andy and Sharna!! They have the Cha Cha for week 3!! Andy said Sharna introduced him to it a little in the beginning and he had a hard time with it. Sharna says they have a difficult week and more hours of practicing ahead, but, (and here’s the fun part and key for him in my opinion), she’s got another fun character for Andy to play. It won’t be your average prom story. It will be about a boy’s fantasy of the ideal woman. Andy also talks of the bond he formed with Dorothy and was sad to see her go.

Gleb and Lisa!! George didn’t get much out of these two. Lisa talks of how hard it was to see Dorothy leave last night. Gleb mentions they may need more props and special effects and that we will have to wait until next week to see what they do.

D.L. hopes to improve again for Week 3 and to have more fun! His schedule has been exhausting, but, he is ready and excited to still dance and thankful to still be on the show. He has nothing, but, good things to say about Dorothy. He was proud of her.

Sean and Peta have a Cha Cha next week! Peta says they will be bringing the crazy and fun and refined steps. Sean’s schedule is tight, but, they work around it.

Victor and Lindsay hope to step it up and work even harder! George reminds them they can still do it like Kelly Monaco did. Lindsay puts her foot down and won’t let Victor be negative. Read more..

March 27, 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 16 Dorothy Hamill And Tristan MacManus Early Departure Media

I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house last night on Dancing With The Stars when Dorothy Hamill announced she had to step out because of her injury!! She mentioned that maybe she could come back in the future? I wonder if TPTB could explore this possibility? What a beautiful lady and soul. Just like in the 70’s on the ice rink, Dorothy swooped into the dance floor to touch our hearts and, what’s more, with class, elegance, grace, and charm. Thank you Dorothy Hamill!! You will always be an Ice Princess as well as a Dance Princess too in so many of our eyes!!! Below is she and Tristan with On The Red Carpet, Access Hollywood, and ET Online after the show last night talking more on her departure. The cast has a few things to say about Dorothy and Tristan in the ET Online video as well. Stay tuned. If there is more on these two (Good Morning America?), we will be sure to add it to this post…

UPDATE: Dorothy and Tristan weren’t on GMA this morning, but, Victor, Lindsay, Gleb, and Lisa weigh in on her departure. You can watch it HERE.

Picture above courtesy of ABC.

ADDING: Below is Tristan and Dorothy with Afterbuzz…

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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 16, Week 2 – Who Got the Boot? (SPOILERS)

Oh man, that was SO sad. First time I cried at an elimination. Dang.

For those of you who haven’t seen the show but are here getting spoiled, Dorothy removed herself at the last minute on the advice of doctors. She could do permanent damage to herself if she kept on.

The final two came down to Lisa and Victor – we did NOT find out who the eliminee was going to be. Interesting that they kept Andy down there till the last minute – me thinks they want to keep him around. Also interesting were the ones called safe first – Ingo, Sean and Wynonna.

How did we do??

Heidi: Said D.L. was going home with Lisa as an alternate and Victor as a second alternate.

Courtney: She had D.L. with Victor second to last and Lisa third to last.

Vogue-y: Also had D.L. with Wynonna next and Dorothy  third.

Winner: No idea. Either me or Courtney, although Vogue was in there with Dorothy.

 

March 26, 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. :-)

The Dancers Confessionals Dancing With The Stars Season 16 Week 2

Don’t you just love these? Always fun!! Enjoy!

Thanks to @Jimmbboe, here is a video for International viewers….

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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.