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Post Media Roundup After Dancing With The Stars Ending Finale (Videos)

Lot’s of media on tap for today after the crowning the Dancing With The Stars All Stars Champs (All of them! They are truly all winners in my opinion!), but, here’s what we’ve got so far with Jimmy Kimmel, Access Hollywood, and E News. First, let’s go straight to Jimmy Kimmel. He says even though ABC has declared Melissa and Tony the winners, they are still waiting for the votes in Florida to make it legal. He’s a hoot as usual!

Access Hollywood:

Below is a take from E News. Note how Melissa thought Shawn had won. Kelly is not disappointed she didn’t win. They are all winners….

“To be honest, when it was the two of us there I assumed [Shawn] won. I thought, ‘Keep your smile on,'” Melissa revealed about being up there with the Olympic gymnast and Derek Hough, adding that she and Tony went into shock when their name was called.

Meanwhile, Kelly and Val Chmerkovskiy were not upset that they came in third.

“No, there is nothing to be disappointed about with this all-star season,” Kelly told us backstage. “It was anyone’s win. We were all winners. Melissa didn’t have one of those stupid mirror balls, and Val is young enough, he has enough seasons left in him. I think Tony deserved it, he’s been here probably one of the longest.”

The are-they-or-aren’t-they couple plan to celebrate with “a perpetual cycle of champagne bottles,” according to Val.

“I can’t wait to be so hungover that I have to be in bed for three days,” laughed Kelly.

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November 28, 2012 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.

SPOILERS!! DWTS Season 15, The Finale – And the Winner Is??

All in all, I found the results show pretty entertaining. Totally shocked that Melissa pulled the Samba and that the ball was broken open already. Totally. :::smirk:::  Okay, not really. That should take care of the white space…oh, except it seemed like Courtney and I could have written most of dance center. Anyway…

The Winner is – Melissa and Tony!!

Second Place: Shawn and Derek!

Third Place: Kelly and Val!

Congratulations to all the couples!!  How did we do??

Heidi: I said Melissa would win and that Shawn would be in second place.

Courtney: Also said Melissa would win and that Shawn would be in second place.

Vogue: Said Shawn would pull it out and that Melissa would be in second place.

Heh….anyone note who hoisted Melissa on his shoulders while the C brothers were all over Tony??  Yeah…paging Maks fans. Remember all your complaining??  :-D

 

 

November 27, 2012 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. :-)

Dancer Confessionals For Dancing With The Stars Season 15 Week 10 (Video)

I always love these. Check out Kelly’s good luck bracelet that Val gave her. Melissa screams while Tony gets sentimental. Derek and Shawn talk of the ending flip which they never did before.

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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 All Star Season 15 Finale Music

Can you believe it’s the finales of the All Star Season? This Fall has gone very quickly for me. If you’re looking for past week’s music we have the full list of Dancing with the Stars music. Now for the list of music from the finale dances.

Kelly & Val danced a Paso Doble to the song “Espana Cani” Espana Cani - Fiesta!—Erich Kunzel
Kelly & Val danced a Freestyle to the song “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” (I've Had) The Time of My Life - Dirty Dancing (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)—Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
Melissa & Tony danced a Samba to the song “Conga” Conga - Greatest Hits—Gloria Estefan
Melissa & Tony danced a Freestyle to the song “I Was Here” I Was Here - 4—Beyonce
Shawn & Derek danced a Quickstep to the song “Hey Pachuco” Hey Pachuco! - Mugzy's Move—Royal Crown Revue
Shawn & Derek danced a Freestyle to the song “Carnaval de Paris” Carnaval De Paris (12—Dario G

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DWTS Louis Van Amstel Reviews The Finalists, Gives A Preview For Tonight’s Performances

Dancing With The Stars Louis Van Amstel is back with a new blog at ABC. He reviews last night’s dances and gives an update on he and Sabrina. He also gives us a little preview for the performances tonight. This is going to be interesting, hmmm?

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the entire cast, except for the final three couples, had to do all group rehearsals on Sunday. Even though it was a crazy long day of rehearsal we had so much fun, joking, laughing, and pranking each other all day. I actually can’t believe with all that going on we were still able to be productive. Kuddos to Lacey Schwimmer who choreographed the finale group number and kept us all in line when necessary.

During tonight’s finale, the two group dances — “Gangnam Style” and “Call Me Maybe” — will be performed again with former competitors Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson replacing finalists Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy and Helio Castroneves and Chelsie Hightower and Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya taking the place of Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough and Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani. I have to say seeing Joey and Kym do “Gangnam style” is absolutely hilarious. That routine was made for him. I laughed so hard when I saw it during camera blocking.

Tonight the champions will be revealed after they dance the unpredictable “Instant dance,” which is either a Samba, Cha Cha or Jive. No one knows which one they will have until they pull the dance out of a hat at the beginning of the show. It’s going to be very interesting!

Also coming up tonight, the eliminated couples will each perform a routine, either an existing dance or a brand new one. Sabrina and I will dance our “Wanted” Rumba, which was so special to both of us. (Hopefully many of you who had no power due to Hurricane Sandy to watch will enjoy this emotional Rumba!) There will also be kids dancing with some of the celebrity couples. These kids are fearless and amazing. You’re going to love it.

You can read more in detail at ABC.

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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.

Donald Driver Weighs In On Last Night’s Finale Dances On Dancing With The Stars

Last year’s champ Donald Driver was a guest on Good Morning America today. He reviews Monday night’s finale dances on Dancing With The Stars. He thinks Shawn Johnson stole the show. He also talks of Melissa and how she deserved her “30’s, but, he still thinks Shawn will win. He supports Shawn and Derek’s quickstep and the risk of doing it without any changes because it’s all about the fan votes at the end of the day. Donald also comments for how he would like to see Melissa win because it would be her first mirror ball.

“Still the champ” …Donald Driver. You can watch his interview in full at Good Morning America HERE.

It’s so good to see him and his big SMILE again!

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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.

PureDWTS All Star Finale Media Roundup After Monday Night’s Dances

What a finale on Dancing With The Stars last night and one I don’t think I’ll soon forget, but, let’s not forget, more is on tap for tonight including the Instant dances. George Pennacchio tries to find out what he can on them, but, he doesn’t get much information except that the couples were headed straight to rehearsals after the show last night. However, he does get their reactions on their dances last night and also asks them what they want to do “when it’s all over”….

First up, Tony and Melissa! They are so happy and full of excitement. Tony says he’s so proud of Melissa. It’s been the most amazing ride. When this is all over, Melissa says she wants to be proud of what the accomplished and she also wants to win. Tony wants to see the mirror ball on his mantel. They did everything they could and left their hearts on the dance floor. For the instant dance, they hope to sort it out. Maks comes to hug Tony and calls him a secret name. Maks also tells Tony that he loved him.

Kelly says the night felt good. George tells Val he was wise for their song choice. Val explains how they did it to represent their journey and what they’ve went through. Kelly has a hard time saying what she wants when this competition is all over, but, finally mentions wanting a pedicure playing it safe. Val just wants to go home and enjoy his family and the proud look on their faces. For the instant dance, they have a choice of three and they were going straight to rehearsals.

Derek and Shawn talk of why they didn’t change their repeat dance and broke rules again. They wanted to entertain the most of all and be who they are as a couple. When this is all over, Shawn wants to go see her family. Derek wants to gain 10 pounds, get healthy, and enjoy Christmas with his family.

For more with Derek and Shawn, be sure to visit Pure Derek Hough. Heidi has an awesome media round up on them including more OTRC interviews!!

Access Hollywood interviewed the couples as well. Tony and Melissa talk of why they took a risk with their freestyle. They knew they had to do something different. Kelly and Val just wanted to do something that was about their journey like they’ve been doing all season. “If it’s not broken, why fix it”…. 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.

DWTS Maks ChmerkovskiyTo Be On Entertainment Tonight Monday And Tuesday (Video Teaser)

For those interested, be sure to tune into ET tonight and Tuesday night as pro dancer Maks Chmerkovskiy will weigh in on the Dancing With The Stars finale. Below is a teaser….

ADDING: And this was just posted too with Cheryl Burke talking about Dancing With The Stars and the finale. Note how the gangham style dance will be performed again….

November 26, 2012 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.

Final Rehearsals For Dancing With The Stars Sneak Peek (Video)

This is so good. You can see a sneak peek to what’s going to happen tonight on Dancing With The Stars….

If you’d like to see the three couples talk more on Good Morning America today and read more of their thoughts going into tonight, see a previous posting here.

Below is a judges mash up released by ABC….

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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.

Donald Driver And TV Guide Analyze The Dancing With The Stars Finale

TV Guide has sized up the three finalists. They give their take on each contestant for their advantages and disadvantages leading up to tonight’s finale on Dancing With The Stars and also what to watch for. Below is take about Melissa….

MELISSA RYCROFT
For Her: Effortless ability, a drama-free, fun partnership with Tony Dovolani and never having won before. The Season 8 third-place finisher was pegged for an early exit by many, given who she was up against, but she’s stealthily defied the odds and beat out two former champs in the semifinals to get another crack at the Mirrorball trophy.
Needs to work on: Her connection with Dovolani. Footwork-wise, Rycroft can rival Johnson, but she tends to dance within herself, and her hold with Dovolani suffers for it. Get tighter and dance bigger.
Why she might win: She’s never won before. If fans want to spread the wealth, they’ll go for these guys. The toothy twosome’s carefree relationship is delightful, and frankly, Dovolani deserves to win one after enduring Kate Gosselin and continuously being saddled with non-contenders. They’ve also got momentum on their side after winning the swing marathon and getting perfect 30s the past two weeks. Though Johnson has the highest cumulative score and season average, Rycroft has the most 30s.
Watch out for: How Dovolani’s back holds up. He pulled his back just last week and was stiff in the semifinals. If he does recover fully, can he put together a winning routine for what has been his Achilles’ heel: the freestyle?

You can read what TV Guide has to say on Shawn and Kelly here. I have to say they pretty much pegged it. What do you think?

Also, last year’s Dancing With The Stars champ, Donald Driver, has also analyzed the finale. You can read his views at the LA Times. He’s not convinced the winner will be Shawn Johnson. Below is more including his thoughts on fellow football player and friend, Emmitt Smith, being eliminated.

Q: Are you surprised that Emmitt Smith was eliminated just before the finals? Most people had him favored to win.
I was a bit surprised, but that’s the nature of the competition. An all-star was going to get sent home, it just happened to be him. I’m sure he’s disappointed, but at the end of the day he’s still a “Dancing With the Stars” champion. He still gets to go home and look at that mirror ball trophy he won in season three.

Q: Who do you think will win?
I have heard a lot of people say Shawn [Johnson], but like you said, Emmitt was the favorite before that and now he’s no longer in the competition. I may just have to weigh in during the show tonight or tomorrow from my Twitter account (@Donald_Driver80) with my final prediction after the dances tonight!

Stay tuned. Donald will give his thoughts on the dancing tonight on Good Morning America tomorrow.

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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.