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Dance of the Day… Let’s watch the One Hit Wonder Pros…

That’s not really a good way to describe them…. But, I had the most difficult weekend imaginable, a most horrid nightmare…. But, I know that there are worse nightmares out there, but this one is pretty difficult to get through right now for me…. And that is all about that.

Throughout the seasons that I’ve watched DWTS (beginning season 3), there are some pros that I wanted to see more, and have been disappointed that they haven’t returned, beyond one season. Since I didn’t watch the first two seasons, I can’t focus on any of those pros AT THIS TIME!

We start in Season 7, with INNA BREYER!! She was a brand new pro that season, and paired with Ted McGinley, if I remember, the same season that we met Lacey. She was on the show for only one week, but had 2 performance shows. That was the season that they all performed on Night One, and then slowly announced who was safe…. They had everyone out before each number, and announced one by one, the pair who would be dancing next…. Creating a LOT of drama and unnecessary pressure (in my mind, anyway) on all of the remaining pairs. The pair left standing at the end went home without dancing a second time.

Here’s her second dance with Ted, they danced the Mambo to “Mambo Gozon” by Tito Puente. They scored a 6,6,7 for 19 points. And, they did not return for week 2, which was very disappointing for me, because I wouid STILL love to see more of Inna, I think she did quite well with Ted. I did like her more than Lacey.

Next…. Remember Fabian Sanchez??? He was on for only Season 6, with Marlee Matlin. I loved this pair, and I thought that each week they remained, they were a triumph! It seems that Fabian is what I think a professional on the show should be…. He was encouraging, he was thoughtful of his partner, he had wonderful choreography…. And so much more. I’ve been disappointed that he didn’t return after Season 6. I still think that he embodies what this show has always been about….He was given a partner who had a big handicap on the show, since she is the only one to compete, that’s not been able to hear the music…. He was able to teach her the musicality, and the dance, without hearing. Quite an accomplishment, in my book.

I chose to show you Season 6, Week 4, with Marlee Matlin and Fabian Sanchez, they danced the Viennese Waltz to “She’s Always a Woman” by Billy Joel…. Solely because I sat here at my computer and cried while watching again. They scored an 8,8,8 for 24 points.

Last up for today, Damian Whitewood…. Damian first came to our attention in Season 10, paired with Pamela Anderson…. I will admit right now, that Pamela and Damian were not my favorite pair of the season, but they did impress me,,,, I loved how well that Pamela was able to totally embody each and every character of each and every dance that they did on the show….. To me, she will stand out as one of the best character dancers…. Even if she didn’t get the technique, no one could ever fault her character…. And obviously, they loved dancing with each other, because they paired up for another dance series, and our wonderful friend Carlos brought it to our attention….. They performed on a similar series from Argentina (and Wiki says it’s NOT related to DWTS or SCD at all, but will defer to our wonderful Carlos for the last word on this…) called Bailando por un Sueño

Maybe Carlos could find a video that he likes from Pamela and Damian, from this series, and we can add it? And… could we learn more about it?

I chose the Argentine Tango for Pamela and Damian… Here is Season 10, Week 6… Pamela Anderson and Damian Whitewood, dancing to “Enjoy the Silence” by Tanghetto. They gota 7,7,8 for 22 points, plus 8 points from the swing dance marathon, for a grand total of 30 points for that week.

So… That’s it for now!!!! Is there someone else you would love to reminisce about? Care to share? Which pros that we haven’t seen in a while would you like to remember and dream about in an upcoming post? Is there a dance style you’d love to see more of, and which would you like to see again?

August 18, 2011 I Written By

Just a typical, ordinary DWTS fan..

DWTS Cheryl Burke, Peta Murgatroyd, Damian Whitewood, And Chelsie Hightower Tower Attend The 2011 WWE Summer Slam To Combat Bullying (Videos & Photos)

Thursday night, Cheryl Burke, Peta Murgatroyd, Damian Whitewood, and Chelsie Hightower Tower attended the “Be a STAR” (“show tolerance and respect”) Anti-Bullying and WWE SummerSlam VIP Kick-Off Party Event at the Andaz Hotel in Los Angeles, Ca. They and the wrestlers were on a mission to combat bullying among kids. They wanted to send the message that bullying “is not acceptable whether physical or electronic” and isn’t that the truth! Here the four are on the Red Carpet. Peta, Damian, and Cheryl don’t say much. They give face, hair, and legs for a great cause. 🙂 But, note how Chelsie chats it up a little on Dancing With The Stars. She mentions that she doesn’t know who her partner is on Dancing With The Stars yet, but, she will come the end of August.

Below are some pictures too from Zimbio.com of Cheryl and Chelsie;

August 13, 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Damian Whitewood, Peta Murgatroyd, Chelsie Hightower, And Mark Ballas In “America’s Favorite Dancers” Show (Photos)

Grand Productions have some great shots of Damian Whitewood, Peta Murgatroyd, Chelsie Hightower, Mark Ballas, and Sean Kanan (Sean has starred in “Karate Kid III”, “General Hospital”, “Bold and the Beautiful”, “Young and the Restless” and the Italian version of “Dancing with the Stars”) performing at the Riverwind Casino on July 22nd in Norman, OK. The five are headlining the “America’s Favorite Dancers” show. If you know of a special event in your area and would like to book these stars to dance, be sure to contact Grand Productions at this link.

Heidi’s Note: America’s Favorite Dancers?? According to WHO??  LOL. Um, okay.

August 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS 13 Rumor Peta Murgatroyd Returing to Dancing With The Stars, But Not Damian Whitewood?

Well, it appears the paparazzi followed Peta Murgatroyd to the beach last weekend. The Daily Mail has some great new shots of her in a nude colored bikini. As always though, they don’t always report the truth and they write with a lot of assumptions and sensationalism which brings us to this news. They are also reporting Damian Whitewood will not be returning to do Dancing With The Stars Season 13 while Peta will be back as one of the troupe. How would they know that? I’d take this news with a grain of salt for now. If it’s true about Damian, I (and I know a lot of you as well) will be disappointed.

Damian is not returning for the 13th series which starts next month, but Peta will be back as one of the troupe – but is maybe hoping for a role more in the spotlight.

August 10, 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Karina Smirnoff Defends “A-Listers” Idea At The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Launch

Tuesday night, Karina Smirnoff, Peta Murgatroyd, and Damian Whitewood attended the Samsung and Verizon Launch of The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in West Hollywood, California. The three looked hotter than ever and represented Dancing With The Stars in their stylish best as you can see. While there, E-Online was able to catch up with Karina to ask her why the show is trying to get more A-listers in “upping their game”. Below is how Karina commented.

But why the sudden snooty ‘tude from DWTS? When we caught up with Karina Smirnoff at the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Launch at The Beverly, the dancing vet gave us her input on why the mystery A-listers need to up the show’s game:

“I think it’s great that we’re getting more A-list,” said Karina. “I think we can outdo America’s Got Talent and The Voice.”

I’m sorry, but, in my opinion, Dancing With The Stars shouldn’t try and copy anyone else. I like show just as it is. Plus, they are already at the top of their “A” game, aren’t they? Be sure to read the link in full because E-Online questions the show and their attidude a little and some of the people rumored to dance so far. They also dish who they think would make good “barely” A-Lister potentials. They list Lindsay Lohan, Ellen Degeneres, Demi Moore, Kellen Lutz, and Mariah Carey (no way will Mariah do Dancing With The Stars in my opinion. I think she’s going to be involved with the new US X Factor anyway?).

You can view more pictures of Karina, Peta, and Damian at the Samsung and Verizon Launch of The Samsung Galaxy Launch here and here.

August 4, 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Damian Whitewood And Peta Murgatroyd Attend The Htc Status Social Launch Event In L.A.

Tuesday night, Dancing With The Pro dancers and couple, Peta Murgatroyd and Damian Whitewood, graced the Red Carpet (actually from what Damian tweeted it was GREEN carpet instead!!) at the The Htc Status Social Launch Event Held At Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, CA. According to Peta’s tweets, she was wearing two Australian labels Pascucci Couture and Shoe Dazzle. You can view some high quality photos of the two HERE and HERE. Peta also posted this picture at her twitter. Gorgeous!

July 20, 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

“Ballroom Battle” New Segment On Dancing With The Stars 13?

Today at twitter, @DWTSGossip is reporting 12 couples will be dancing on Season 13 of Dancing With The Stars. She also mentions the “new segment” for which several of the pros have been tweeting on and we’ve been reporting on in the past. Apparently, the new segment will be called “Ballroom Battle”. More details below from @DWTSGossip.

Season 13 of DWTS will return in a true fall fashion with 12 couples.

As some of you may already know, dwts will have a new segment. It’s called Ballroom Battle. Karina, Tony, Mark, Cheryl, Lacey,and Louis will be forming teams. They will all field one couple and coach/choreograph them. The pros will still compete with their celebs if they are asked back. This is an additional segment.

She doesn’t mention Maks, but, I think he’ll be involved too since he and Tony are running the same studio.

Anyway, this sounds fun and different. I can’t wait to see what it’s about. I also tend to think the pros above listed will be asked to come back to compete with a celebrity, do you? If true, add Derek Hough to the list, and that makes 8 competing dancers. This leaves 4 vacant spots. I pray Damian Whitewood and Peta Murgatroyd will be asked.

Heidi’s Note: I’m not sure I agree. While it will be a cool segment – think of the additional burden it puts on the pros DURING the season.  So they would have a partner they will have to work with every day AND an amature couple for this other competition?? Sounds like someone is asking to get injured. Please leave Derek off this list. 🙂  I think that because of the work load burden, it is absolutely NOT a guarantee that those pros will also field partners. Who is left besides those 5?  Derek, Maks, Chelsey, Anna, Kym, Dmitry, Damian, and Corky? Add Jonathan?  Also adding Peta gets you up to ten. Are they going to promote some of the Troupe? Wasn’t the whole point of the Troupe to relieve some of the pro dance burdens on the competing pros??  Doesn’t this exercise add that burden back in and even increase it??  That said, I can certainly see why pros who own studios would want to do it – it will be great PR. The kind of PR you can’t buy, actually.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

An Update On Damian Whitewood And Pamela Anderson Dancing On Dancing With The Stars In Argentina

Pure Dancing With The Stars reader, Carlos Lustosa, has a new update for us on Pamela Anderson and Damian Whitewood dancing in Argentina. This week the two had to dance an “Axé” which Carlos says looks similar to “choreographed aerobics”. From Carlos;

Guys, as I said, the rhythm for this week is “Axé”. Axé is the term that holds a lot of carnaval rhythms from Bahia (a State of Brazil) the propper axé (that is faster than the samba we have in Rio), and others like galope, samba-reggae, samba-duro, etc.

so, what can I san? It’s more a solo dance than a couple dance. Sometimes it looks like “choreographed aerobics” =p

Below is an example from the Brazilian Axé icon, Ivete Sangalo:

Carlos reports that Pam was ‘gorgeous as ever’, but, “she danced a Latin Samba”. Damian got bad comments from some of the judges for not making a propper axé. I just checked Damian’s facebook page. A few fans are describing the judges critique of the two as “embarrassing” and “disgusting”. Here is their dance below. I think they are steaming it up as always.

You can view a cool picture of the two here. You are right, Carlos. Pam looks beautiful!!

FASCINATING again!!! Carlos, a BIG thank you!! I am enjoying this so much!!!! Keep us updated when you can!!!

For those interested and if you haven’t done so, check out our first posting and the comment section with more of Pamela and Damian dancing in Argentina.

July 2, 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Argentina Dancing With The Stars “Soooooooo Freak That It Is Irresistible”

Since Argentina doesn’t share the same language, it’s been hard to report on their version of Dancing With The Stars. As some of you might know, Damian Whitewood and Pamela Anderson are contestants. So far, they’ve been very popular on the show as well as Boxing champ, Mike Tyson. Not only did Damian and Pamela delight many of us with their dancing in Season 10 (they have been one of my favorite couples to ever dance on the show!), they are doing the same in Argentina…and maybe even more so? Thanks to PureDWTS reader Carlos Lustosa, below is some video footage. In Carlos’ own words, “This show is soooooooo freak that it is irresistible. ahahahahaha”.

Here they are doing the Rumba….

Damian also posted this picture of Pamela on his facebook page.

According to Carlos, the best contestant on the Argentina version of Dancing With The Stars is a dwarf named Noelia. He said “She’s simply amazing. Not Kidding.” You can see Noelia doing a Cha Cha with her partner below…

Here is more from Carlos on the show:

uh, let me just do a review about this season of Bailando… and some latin american versions of SCD/DwtS

This is the 8th season of “argentine dwts” “Bailando por un sueño” and is called just “Bailando 2011”. At first seasons, the show was like this: a star was paired with a “dreamer” (sueñador) and helped him to realize his dream (sueño), that’s why the show was called “Bailando por un sueño” (Dancing for a dream). As long as the couple keeps on competition, more money it earn.

Nowadays, the show is more like DwtS and this season has 30 couples. THIRTY. Most known people are Mike Tyson and Pamela Anderson. Don’t know if you like soccer but the paraguayan muse of 2010 world cup Larissa Riquelme was dancing ther, but left the competition last week due to a injuried knee. Ah, theres a couple of 2 guys, this season (the journalist José María Muscari and partner Emanuel González. video chacha)

As for the judges: there are 5 of them. Each week one of them gives a “secret score” wich will be revealed just on result, after the viewers votes. If you thik that CAI, Bruno and Len are inconstant with their scores, think again. The score difference between the argentinian judges is ridiculous. One can give an 10 and the other a 5, for example. (We don’t see this even on british strictly come dancing…)

Have to say that this version is extremely “lascivious”… there are some sexy-sexy-sexier dances of all DwtS-like shows, such as strip dance and pole dancing.

On former seasons, there were some rhythms that are not well known on DwtS, as merengue, lambada, a lot of salsa styles – cubana (cuban), quebradita (don’t know who to translate… something like broken-y), milonga (kind of fast tango… love this dance) -, cumbia, samba (not the latin ballroom, but the brazilian), axé (a brazilian dance from carnaval of Bahia)…

And if you think that’s all you didnt’ see the peruvian, mexican, ecuadorian versions. Guys, the peruvian version is… I can’t describe, you have to see. On this versions there are some classics like arabian dance, pole dancing, reggaeton, and some dances the do on a different weather… for example they have LAMBADA IN THE RAIN.

Video (delly and josé luis, the winners of their season)

Brazil
Here in Brazil the show is called “Dança dos Famosos” (Famous’ Dance or Stars Dance) is very boring. The production is not a propper show but a part of a sunday show, so, not that good and very far from the US version (wich is a shame) and from the latin american ones (thanks god! ahaha)… but, I like the fact we have some brazilian rhythms such as forró, samba (gafieira) (good video), lambada, and dances that are very common here like bolero, rock (soltinho), and of course, salsa, tango.

If you have time, check axé in the rain, from peruvian Reyes de la Pista (Kings of dance floor): Video (Axé – pronouce almost “ashae”. Detail: 1:50)

Be sure to watch the “comment” section of this post. Carlos is planning to keep us updated!!

Carlos, thanks so much!! This is fun and so fascinating! 😉

And Dancing With The Stars producers if you are reading this, PLEASE BRING BACK DAMIAN WHITEWOOD!!!

June 23, 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS 13 – Las Vegas Odds Makers Predict Which Pro Will Win Season 13

Would you believe odds makers in Las Vegas are already making predictions for which professional will win Season 13? Take a look below at the numbers. They’ve got Derek Hough and Mark Ballas placed neck and neck at first. Cheryl Burke and Maks Chmerkovskiy are tied at second with Anna Trebunskaya and Lacey Schwimmer in third. Even though they deny it at the link, sometimes I have to wonder what they know that we don’t…or is it vice versa? What about Kym Johnson? Have they forgotten she won Season 12? More below…

Although none of these rumors have been confirmed by the stars or producers of Dancing With The Stars, more times than not, the rumors ring true. Online sportsbooks tend to have a good idea of what is what with reality television and although the current entertainment betting odds listed are lines on the gender of the winner of season 13, it is likely that we will see one of those names as a betting odd once the announcement of the stars of season 13 is made official.

Derek Hough +550
Mark Ballas +550
Cheryl Burke +700
Maksim Chmerkovskiy +700
Anna Trebunskaya +900
Lacey Schwimmer +900
Chelsie Hightower +1000
Kym Johnson +1000
Karina Smirnoff +1200
Dmitry Chaplin +1600
Louis van Amstel +2500
Tony Dovolani +2500
Alec Mazo +3000
Edyta Sliwinska +3000
Jonathan Roberts +3300
Anna Demidova +4000
Ashly DelGrosso +4000
Damian Whitewood +4000
Corky Ballas +5000
Elena Grinenko +6600
Inna Brayer +6600
Jesse DeSoto +6600
Andrea Hale +8000
Brian Fortuna +8000
Charlotte Jorgensen +8000
Fabian Sanchez +8000
Nick Kosovich +10000

Whatever happens, I hope Derek is back and we see him and Maks in the Finals!! I’d like to see Damian dance next season and I hope he reaches the Finals as well. Same with Anna! Which pros would you like to see in the Finals?

Source: Sportsbookgurus

June 7, 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.