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Dancing With The Stars Season 23 First Las Vegas Odds

Sports Bovada has released their first Odds for Dancing With The Stars Season 23. Look below and see if you agree. Afterwards, the Angels will weigh in. Be sure to tell us your thoughts too in comments.

Laurie Hernandez +350
Amber Rose +500
Vanilla Ice +700
Calvin Johnson +750
Jana Kramer +800
Marilu Henner +1000
Jake T. Austin +1000
Ryan Lochte +1000
James Hinchcliffe +1200
Babyface +1200
Terra Jole +1600
Maureen McCormick +2500
Rick Perry +3300

Vogue: You know what? I think the odds makers have it really Read more..

September 1, 2016 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 Season 22 Week 2 Las Vegas Odds – Let us know what you think?

Sports Bavada didn’t post Las Vegas Odds for Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Week 2, but, Bookmake.eu.com posted their odds again.

ANTONIO BROWN 355
PAIGE VANZANT 373
JODIE SWEETIN 379
GINGER ZEE 508
NYLE DIMARCO 636
VON MILLER 781
MISCHA BARTON 891
WANYA MORRIS 943
KIM FIELDS 2049
DOUG FLUTIE 2830
GERALDO RIVERA 3967
MARLA MAPLES 4030

Below are last weeks odds:

JODIE SWEETIN 410
ANTONIO BROWN 550
PAIGE VANZANT 560
GINGER ZEE 570
NYLE DIMARCO 645
WANYA MORRIS 715
MISCHA BARTON 834
VON MILLER 889
KIM FIELDS 1230
DOUG FLUTIE 1600
MARLA MAPLES 2700
GERALDO RIVERA 3962

Vogue: I’m really disagreeing with the odds makers at BM this week. Why is Marla last? I fear it’s because some can’t get past that she was once Donald Trump’s wife which is sad. I was also surprised to see Kim so low as well. She and Sasha are so fun and they came out like firecrackers for their first dance. I would think both of them would be in the middle of the pack somewhere. Also, Jodi Sweetin is too high and Wanya is wayyyyy too low. Nyle should be more at the top as well. And what about Mischa? She should be at the bottom. What a goofy week in odds. Be sure to tell us what you think in comments. Heidi and Court what do you think?

Courtney: Whatever the oddsmakers are on – I want some 😛 It’s almost as if they’re a week behind – as if these odds are based more on the preseason hype we heard and not what we actually saw on Monday night.  Heck, it almost seems like they were lurking here – several of us were talking about both Marla & Geraldo as early outs, and how we thought Antonio was a lock for the finale.  Then Monday happened, and things kinda got shaken up – right now, rather than seeing a clear front-runner or a clear order, I’m more seeing tiers of skill/fanbase. I would argue that, based on Monday’s show, Wanya & Nyle should be about neck-and-neck for the top spot.  The next tier would be some combination of Ginger, Antonio, & Von – not sure what order I’d really put them in; right below them should be Paige, Jodie, & Kim (not necessarily in that order); Marla & Doug slightly below that (again, not sure who I’d put higher); and then Mischa & Geraldo in the basement.  I fully expect this could change come Monday, as I think Antonio could potentially surge, Ginger will likely get lavished with praise again, and Wanya and/or Nyle could get nitpicked a bit. Part of me kinda hopes it’s Mischa going home instead of Geraldo, because I’m getting the impression more and more that the former is not having much fun and at least the latter seems to be enjoying himself.

Heidi: As per usual, they have things all screwed up. It does make me wonder though…are they getting their odds based on actual betting? Because, when you look at their odds that way it puts a new spin on things.  Only not really, because you have the Steeler and the MMA girl at the top and there’s tons of sports betting all the time so to people who gamble, those two are really familiar.  🙂 It does make the rest of their lineup interesting. Sort of. You would think, though, that they would TRY to inject some reality into their odds because they’re likely going to get hosed on finale night unless Antonio does pull out a win – and that is NOT a sure thing anymore. I have to agree with Courtney’s tiers – ole Antonio has some serious competition from Wanya and Nyle and some of the other competitors are no slouches either. We’ll know more after this week, since they have far less time to prepare – but if  Sharna and Val don’t step up the choreo, they could find themselves seriously outclassed. And, therefore, on the losing end of this season.

March 25, 2016 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 Season 22 First Set Of Las Vegas Odds – Is It Anyone’s Ballgame?

Sports Bavada has posted their first new odds for Dancing With The Stars Season 22. Take a look below and see if you agree. Then scroll below for to view another set of odds.

Wanya Morris +250
Von Miller +600
Antonio Brown +700
Kim Fields +750
Geraldo Rivera +750
Mischa Barton +1000
Nyle DiMarco +1000
Paige VanZant +1000
Doug Flutie +1200
Marla Maples +1600
Jodie Sweetin +1600
Ginger Zee +1600

Below are also some odds from Bookmake.eu.com

JODIE SWEETIN 410
ANTONIO BROWN 550
PAIGE VANZANT 560
GINGER ZEE 570
NYLE DIMARCO 645
WANYA MORRIS 715
MISCHA BARTON 834
VON MILLER 889
KIM FIELDS 1230
DOUG FLUTIE 1600
MARLA MAPLES 2700
GERALDO RIVERA 3962

So, after taking a look from two different sources, do the odds makers have it right or wrong? Which set do you agree with more? Let us know in comments while the Angels weigh in below.

Vogue: Wow, it’s always interesting to read the first set of odds every season for Dancing With The Stars. If I had to choose which set of odds I agreed with more, I think it would be from the second source as I can’t imagine Ginger Zee or Jodi Sweetin taking last and getting eliminated so soon like the first set of odds say. It’s interesting too how one source puts Geraldo so high and the other so low. I’m also shocked one source has Wanya Morris winning and the other source has Jodi Sweetin winning. Well, one thing is sure, this season is a mix up of characters and talent and hard to predict. Next Monday night can’t come soon enough.

Courtney: Hmmmm…are the folks at Sports Bovada high or just not very well-informed? 🙂 As much as I’d like to see Wanya win this, I daresay he’s gonna have an uphill battle against the likes of Antonio, Jodie, Ginger, & Paige.  I’d say the second set of odds is mostly right, although I’d probably switch Doug & Mischa and Antonio & Jodie.  Unfortunately, I don’t have a whole lot more to add – just eager to see how things shake out after night 1, when we have a clearer picture of how good everyone is (or isn’t).

Heidi: They’re high, Courtney. 🙂 Seriously, they have two women with dance experience at the very bottom? In what universe does Jodie get beaten out by the likes of Geraldo (to name just one). No clue what’s going on there except I think they have every single placement wrong – I don’t see one that is likely to be correct except maybe Paige. They clearly did no research at all. The second group, on the other hand, has done a much more realistic job – I would put Geraldo at the bottom. I think their top four has a reasonable chance, except for Paige who’s early-ish elimination seems somewhat likely. I also don’t think Jodie should be in the number 1 spot, but then none of the odds makers ever seem to take into account the pro that’s dancing with the Celeb – to their detriment.

March 15, 2016 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.

Las Vegas Odds For Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Week 3 – Do You Agree?

Sports Bavada has posted their new odds for Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Week 3. Take a look below and see if you agree. Let us know in comments. In my opinion, Bindi is too low…and same with Alek. I’d be putting her at first or second…or tied with Nick for first. Everyone else may be about right.

Nick Carter +200 +
Alexa PenaVega +225 +
Carlos PenaVega +700 +
Tamar Braxton +700 +
Alek Skarlatos +700 +
Bindi Irwin +800 +
Hayes Grier +1200 +
Andy Grammer +1600 +
Gary Busey +5000 +
Paula Deen +10000 +

There are also some Odds posted at Broadway World. Bindi is first in their odds. I think I like these odds better, but, I think Paula should be last.

Heidi and Courtney, what do you think?

Courtney: Hmmm…these seem wonky to me. I don’t think Alexa should be nearly that high – I think that Alek, Bindi, Hayes, and even Tamar might have a better shot at the MBT. Truth be told, I’m a little uncertain of just who is voting for Alexa – are there really a ton of Spy Kids fans around? And I would put Bindi at about even odds with Nick – with Alek not far behind.  As I’ve witnessed from the switch-up voting – Alek seems to have surged to the top of a lot of folks’ lists as the “guy to beat” this season.  Also probably helps that he’s just kind of an awesome human being, too 🙂 Surprisingly, I’ve found a lot of folks have yet to be really impressed by Nick – I hear the words “intense” and “hard to connect to” thrown around a lot. Is he perhaps more of a Kendra Wilkinson than an Alfonso Ribeiro? I also think Gary is on his way out – so I’d swap he & Paula in the odds. I think the only one that’s about right on the money is Andy – I see him possibly being an early exit.

Heidi: Twitter noise is notoriously faulty when it comes to predicting winners, don’t forget.  I’m as big a Derek fan as they come and I think I’ve cast five whole twitter votes – and for several different partners. 🙂 Alek will do well as long as his scores hold up, but we haven’t gotten to any fun latin dances yet.  I think that Nick is still the guy to beat with women of a certain age who aren’t broadcasting it on twitter…but I don’t know if that will hold up for long, because I do agree that Alek is gaining ground. Nick needs to get out of his head or he’ll find himself on the outside of the Top 2 looking in. I  very much agree on Alexa – way too high.  Where this is coming from I just don’t know. Carlos too, for that matter. Alexa is behind Bindi, Nick and Tamar in the BW odds and I think THAT is still too high. Both sets of odds also have Hayes too low, I think.  Ultimately, Bindi, Nick and Alek are likely to be at the top in the end, along with Hayes and Tamar. Alexa or Carlos could sneak into the top 5 if Alek’s latin is not good…but I wouldn’t count on it.  I think Andy and Alexa are going to be surprisingly early boots, with Carlos out in 6th place unless he suddenly comes on strong.  That’s my very long way of saying – these odds are a mess and BW is marginally better. Marginally. 🙂 They do kinda make me want to put some money on Bindi, though…

October 2, 2015 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.

Las Vegas Odds For Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Week 1 – Do You Agree?

Sports Bavada has posted their first odds for Dancing With The Stars Season 21. Note how the Odds makers are putting Nick Carter at the top with Paula Deen and Gary Busey tied for last. Take a look below to see if you agree and let us know what you think in comments.

Nick Carter +275
Alexa PenaVega +300
Carlos PenaVega +600
Tamar Braxton +650
Bindi Irwin +700
Alek Skarlatos +1000
Andy Grammer +1200
Chaka Khan +1600
Hayes Grier +1600
Victor Espinoza +1600
Kim Zolciak Biermann +2500
Gary Busey +3300
Paula Deen +3300

My thoughts: Read more..

September 11, 2015 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.

Las Vegas Odds For The DWTS Season 20 Finale : Let Us Know What You Think

So, the odds makers at Sports Bovada have placed their bets for the Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Finale. I have to say, I am not surprised how they placed them again for the story boarding that has taken place on this show, the last elimination (that I’m still not over. 🙁 ), and how much promotion there has been for Rumer and Val. Though one thing to note: the odds makers haven’t been right about who they’ve placed first or last this whole season. Anyway, take a look below and let us know what you think in comments.

Rumer Willis 2/5
Riker Lynch 7/4
Noah Galloway 12/1

My thoughts: They most likely have it right. Rumer and Val are going to win…especially being TPTB seem to be getting their way for how they want this show to turn out this season. And how convenient too with a looming summer tour about to take place. So, all odds are in Rumer and Val’s favor. But, with everything I am, I hope Riker or Noah (either one) win this competition. I’m not a fan of manipulation and promo of one couple being shoved down my throat. When it happens, I run the other way. I’m not a fan to egotistical pros who diss their fellow pros. With that said, I want Riker and Allison to win for all of their hard work, dancing ability, and creative and powerful productions. I’d also love to see Noah and Sharna win for how they’ve touched us week after week and all of their productions too…..and I especially loved their cool lifts. So, I imagine you know how I’ll be voting. 🙂

Let’s see what Courtney and Miss Heidi think…..

Courtney: I’m having a really, really hard time with this – especially since Nastia’s elimination is still not adding up to me, since it seemed to really go against what we know from the history of this show to be typical voting behavior.  It was almost as if Nastia got Sabrina’d – but that only happens when a celeb seems to struggle with votes for the ENTIRE SEASON, and we know for a fact that Nastia was leading in the votes at some point, because of what Tom said.  The only thing that I think may have legit contributed to it was the unflattering, Russian ice-princess portrayal they gave Nastia last week – both in her package AND that sorry excuse for Dance Center humor.  Since when is being Russophobic funny? It’s not – except when you somehow need to make a symbol of national pride (an Olympic gold medalist) somehow unpalatable to a conservative-leaning viewing audience. I would hope that viewers would have seen through all that, but clearly I may overestimate their collective emotional intelligence. It all just BUGS.  While the pattern of pimping and cramming Rumer & Val down our throats makes part of me want to throw in the towel and go “Fine, you win – now go away!”, a bigger part thinks Nastia’s elim may actually make it harder for Rumer to win –  because now you’ve got quite a few pissed off fans looking to get even, and the random sampling I’m seeing online seem to be directing their blame for Nastia’s elim towards Rumer or Noah.  This may give Riker a bit of an edge – ability-wise, he’s got the best chance of beating out Rumer, and nobody seems to really be blaming him for Nastia’s elimination.  But then there’s the two elephants in the room: he’s got dance experience (which Tallulah Willis seems to be losing sleep over on the regular) AND some folks seem to still have a bee in their bonnet over the fact that he’s a distant relative of the Houghs.  So that brings us to Noah – ability-wise, he’s got the hardest row to hoe of the 3 finalists, but he also seems to have the strongest sympathy (and patriotic) vote on his side.  But as I mentioned before, I also see him getting quite a bit of blame for Nastia going home – even though I’m not convinced that he would have been the one leaving if Nastia had stayed. As for Rumer – TPTB have done a bang-up job of making sure she comes out smelling like roses next to the other two.  They’re still pushing the “I have no dance experience!” narrative (lie), the bullying narrative, and the “Val’s never won!” narrative (nevermind that neither of the other 2 pros in the finale this season have, either – IT’S VAL’S SEASON, Y’ALL!!!), and there’s the fact that she’s the only female finalist in a season right after one where a dude won (never understood some fans’ need to “alternate” between a male & female champion, but some really seem hung up on it) – on paper, it’s looking like she’s going to win this.  But part of me is still holding out hope that manipulation we’ve endured all season backfires, and we see Noah or Riker hoist that trophy.

Heidi: I’m going to do my best to make sure they’re NOT right. 🙂  I haven’t seen the blame on Noah, however. What I have seen are a bunch of Derek/Nastia fans who are: a) Pissed at the producers for the obvious manipulative efforts to get rid of Nastia (confirmed to a degree by Derek in his post show interviews and blog), and b) a bunch of Derek fans pissed at Val for being…Val. Typically idiotic. That’s quite a combo. Is it the perfect storm? I have a feeling there will be a lot of people voting for anyone but Val – whether that will work or not, I have no idea. The manipulation is still on full force. Saw a commercial last night for DWTS and it was all Rumer, some Riker and very little Noah. That tells me I need to vote Noah. 🙂  At the end of the day, I have no idea if people will actually power vote against Val, but some may.  It might be enough.  They are pushing so hard for it, I would LOVE to see it backfire. It’s very possible that Rumer will end up winning this thing, but I wouldn’t call it in the bag by any stretch. They’re working so hard to make it happen, ya gotta wonder.  I wonder who they will sandbag on Monday night. Both men, or just Noah? And I wonder if Rob Wade will take his hand off the wheel a bit in the finale, after Kristyn Burtt finally got her real reporter wings by grilling him a bit last night at the Paley Center. He was squirming a good bit. Yo, Rob, Conrad always read this site a lot – maybe you should start, cuz people are really seeing the man behind the curtain now and it wasn’t so obvious when Conrad was that man.  The road to cancellation is paved with video tapes of highly manipulated episodes.

May 15, 2015 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.

New Las Vegas Odds For Dancing With The Stars Week 9 Semi-Finals

The odds makers have placed their new bets for week 9 of Dancing With The Stars Season 20 at Sports Bovada. Note how Rumer is now leading the pack…..but, not by much. Take a look at the new odds and let us know in comments what you think.

Rumer Willis 2/3
Nastia Liukin 2/1
Riker Lynch 7/2
Noah Galloway 25/1

My thoughts: I think Nastia should be in first place. I am not feeling Rumer in the least as the best dancer in this competition. Plus, the more TPTB try to push her anc convince she is, the more I run the other way. In my opinion, Nastia is the best dancer with Riker secondly. I’d put Rumer in 3rd or 4th. I love Noah too and he can’t be counted out in the least.

Court and Heidi, what do you think?

Courtney: Oddsmakers and judges’ pimping aside – I still don’t see Rumer winning the whole damn thing.  Why? DEMOGRAPHICS. I’ve said it numerous times before, but I’ll relay my theory once more for good measure. Given that the main viewing demographic of DWTS is middle-aged women that tend more towards the conservative end of the spectrum, it’s no wonder that we’ve had so many Olympians and NFL players as champions – both could be considered symbols of national pride.  It also explains why vets like J.R. & Noah have such staying power, and why contestants like Bristol, Sadie, & Kellie were so popular.  So right off the bat – I see Nastia & Noah having a clear advantage in terms of demographic appeal, and I would not be at all surprised if those two were the last two standing (not sure it’s probable, given interference likely to be run by the judges, but it’s certainly POSSIBLE).  Riker seems to have nabbed the elusive youth vote, but relative to the middle-aged demographic, it’s hard telling just how much clout (if any) that demographic has – I’m guessing it’s not nearly enough to overcome the middle-aged women, which is why we’ve seen him in jeopardy numerous times.  So where does that leave Rumer? My gut says out in the snow – because I’m just having a hard time seeing a C-list (at best) actress who owes more of her fame to her parents’ names than her acting skills being able to steal enough votes away from a veteran, an Olympian, and a teen heartthrob in order to pull out a win.  It just doesn’t fit, demographically.  And who knows – if the goal all along was just to get Bruce & Demi’s presence in the ballroom by making sure Rumer stuck around, maybe the pimping will scale back, come finale time…because they reached their goal of making sure we saw the two A-listers week after week.  Or maybe the goal all along was to make Val “happen”, and the pimping will continue – but I daresay it will be an uphill battle for them against demographics, as they can only give Rumer so many perfect scores (be they deserved or undeserved) to keep her in the game, and she STILL has to get votes in order to win.  I will say this: if I can see the demographic writing on the wall as plain as day, so can TPTB – and maybe if they were so bound & determined to make sure Rumer/Val/Bruce & Demi/whoever won, they wouldn’t have included an Olympian and a Wounded Warrior in the cast up against them this season.  Juuuuussssst sayin’….

Heidi: While Courtney’s theory is extremely similar to my theory, the one huge problem I keep running into is named Derek Hough. Not just that much of the audience might not want him to win again, but that TPTB might not want him to win again – it’s bad form on a reality show for one man to win so consistently and it runs the risk of alienating a large (clearly not majority or he wouldn’t win so much) portion of the audience.  But what do you do when the guy is so clearly popular that you’ll move heaven and Broadway to get him on a season of DWTS?? Well, you get him on the show with *someone* that he can stick with a while, and pimp the crap out of Val to win – the odds of Derek winning are low. Cake and eating it too and all that. They get to have everything they want/need. Well, then Derek’s original partner drops out and their last hope is Nastia Liukin – an Olympian. Oy veh, what to do!! We must have D-man on the show but him winning is NOT helpful and we can’t exactly RIG the vote…so we must be our manipulative best and sway the hearts and minds of the audience so they vote Rumer. And that way, when Derek is so pissed off he walks away, Val will finally happen.  We know he’s going eventually, so…anyway, I would absolutely agree with the demographics that say that either Noah or Nastia are the most likely winners. But I fully expect a full court press to make sure that Rumer wins, regardless of the cost.  That means underscoring Nastia, and if that’s not possible, portray her in the worst possible light, while sunshine shines out of Val’s ass.  The only thing that could prevent this is if Val creates his own, much bigger drama. He certainly would’t be the first Chmerkovskiy to shoot himself in the ass.

May 8, 2015 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.

Angels Weigh In On New Las Vegas Odds For Dancing With The Stars Week 7

Well, the odds makers have placed their new bets for week 7 of Dancing With The Stars Season 20 at Sports Bovada. We’re seeing some switches again after last week’s show. Note how Riker Lynch and Rumer Willis are now tied for second place. I was also shocked to see Noah Galloway so low this time. Take a look at the new odds. Does this look about right or are they totally wrong? Let us know in comments. We’d love to hear your thoughts as always.

Nastia Liukin 11/10
Riker Lynch 3/1
Rumer Willis 3/1
Willow Shields 6/1
Robert Herjavec 33/1
Noah Galloway 40/1
Chris Soules 50/1

My thoughts: In my opinion, Rumer should be in 4th. If I was going to tie someone for 2nd place, I’d tie Riker and Willow instead. Unless we see some huge stand out dances in the coming weeks, I don’t think Rumer is all that. I would also put Noah above Robert. In fact, I think it’s going to be between Robert and Chris going home next.

Heidi and Court, what do you think?

Heidi: I’m thinking there should be a 3-way tie for first place, with Willow in second, cuz I’m not at all sure what’s going to happen. This week will be interesting. Was last week a fluke for Rumer, where they called out the choreo and the attitude of the dance? Or is it the new normal? And why the change in tune?? These judges like to be right – is Riker coming on strong and taking over the competition?? You know, I’m going to vote my butt off for Nastia, but I would love to see the expression on Val’s face if Riker were to win with a non-ballroom trained pro. THAT would be hilarious. 😀 Interesting, Nastia got kinda hosed by the judges as well but the odds makers seem to think she’s bullet proof. I wonder if her odds change if Derek’s out for good? Anyway, I think the bottom three are correct, and probably in that order. Hard to say. Noah is a wild card.

Courtney: I, like Heidi, still think it could be any one of 3 people taking the top spot at this point – and with Riker peaking at the right time, I think he might possibly edge out Rumer.  Speaking of the latter, I’m still not positive how she’s doing in the votes department – sure, she’s getting great scores, but how many people have actually VOTED for her? With the Val fans seemingly splintering into factions (the Vajanel shippers vs. the Rumer fans vs. the Kelly fans vs. the rational few that don’t care about shipping), I’m not sure he can rely upon every single vote he got with Janel last season to also get up and vote this season.  And how many people are voting for her based on who her parents are? I just don’t think we have a clear picture at this point.  I’m also uncertain about Robert & Noah – Robert may be more able-bodied, but he’s also gotten kinda beat up by the judges recently; Noah may be reaching the peak of what he’s able to do, but he seems to have a LOT of fan support.  Who will edge out whom? Will be interesting to see.  And for the love of god, I hope Chris the Clydesdale FINALLY loses steam this week…but at this point, with him already having edged out Suzanne & Patti, I wonder if this guy just has a lot of steam coming off of The Bachelor.  Willow? Somewhere in the middle – she seems to run hot and cold, and this past week she faded into the woodwork a bit.

April 24, 2015 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.

New Las Vegas Odds For Dancing With The Stars Week 5 – Lots Of Switching Going On

What a difference a week, another dance, and an elimination can make. The odds makers have placed their new bets for week 5 of Dancing With The Stars Season 20 at Sports Bovada. Note how there has been some switching among the contestants compared to last week’s odds. It’s also interesting how someone in the middle of their predictions have been eliminated every week so far. Could the same happen this week? I don’t know, but, be sure to let us know what you think in comments after you take a look….

Nastia Liukin 10/11
Willow Shields 3/1
Rumer Willis 7/2
Riker Lynch 12/1
Robert Herjavec 12/1
Noah Galloway 33/1
Suzanne Somers 66/1
Chris Soules 100/1
Patti LaBelle 100/1

Last week’s Odds:

Nastia Liukin 10/11
Rumer Willis 3/1
Riker Lynch 6/1
Willow Shields 10/1
Michael Sam 20/1
Noah Galloway 20/1
Robert Herjavec 20/1
Chris Soules 50/1
Suzanne Somers 50/1
Patti LaBelle 100/1

My thoughts: First of all, I was shocked to see Riker and Robert tied. Robert stepped it up last week, but, I don’t think he has the dance ability of Riker in the least. Then again, it’s not always about “dance ability”? I also think Noah is making a bigger impact than the odds makers think. He should be in 5th place (atleast) in my opinion. Though it’s interesting….every time I ask my boss and my co-worker what they think of every show and who they are liking the most this season, they say NOAH! My Dad is loving him too, but, he loves Nastia as well. He’s been giving all of his votes to her and Derek every week (good job, Dad!). Anyway, other than switching Noah and Robert, I think the odds makers are about right. I’d place the top four in the same way right now. I was really happy to see them put Willow in second especially.

Heidi and Court, what do you think?

Courtney: Not a whole lot to add about this week’s odds – glad they finally see that Chris is really not much to sneeze at, but like Vogue, I’m also a bit puzzled at why they have Riker & Robert tied.  Then again, if they’re buying into what the judges are saying…it would make sense, because Riker kinda got picked apart while Robert got praised this past week.  I don’t think Robert has gotten a very harsh critique yet – they’ve gone pretty easy on him, while Riker (the better dancer) seems to be getting a lot more constructive criticism about everything from his hands to his frame to “dancing like a girl”.  Have wonder if the oddsmakers also recognize that Rumer’s becoming a tad one-note, too…as she’s been slipping a bit each week since week 1.  Good to see Willow making her way up the chart – I think she’s going to be one to watch in the coming weeks.

Heidi: They seem to buy into what the judges say every season with no regard for anything else. The exception being Nastia, I think. Have the judges really raved over her? I don’t think so – not any more so than they have Rumer. But she has been beating Rumer in scores the last few weeks, so maybe that’s the difference. But not enough for Willow to knock Nastia down in the rankings. It’s all rather interesting. I would love to know how they come up with this stuff. Honestly, I don’t know what’s going to happen (for a change) and that is rather exciting. I still don’t think Nastia can win (and Derek’s show was extended to the 7th due to it’s popularity, so no let up on his schedule), I have a hard time believing Willow can win….but I also think that if Rumer were killing it in votes she would be getting better scores. After all, there is nothing the judges like more than being “right”. If Riker’s fans are the voting kind, he could actually win. I just don’t know. So, I guess I can understand the odds being a bit hinky. 🙂

April 10, 2015 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.

How The Odds Makers Have Placed The Contestants For Dancing With The Stars 20 Week 4

The odds makers have placed their bets for week 4 of Dancing With The Stars Season 20 at Sports Bovada. I was shocked to see Michael Sam so high this time being week 3’s dance wasn’t as good and strong. I was expecting to see Willow Shields placed higher in 2nd or 3rd. I was also not expecting Patti to be placed so far apart from Suzanne. Let’s see what Miss Heidi and Court think. Scroll below and let us know what you think in comments as well.

Nastia Liukin 10/11
Rumer Willis 3/1
Riker Lynch 6/1
Willow Shields 10/1
Michael Sam 20/1
Noah Galloway 20/1
Robert Herjavec 20/1
Chris Soules 50/1
Suzanne Somers 50/1
Patti LaBelle 100/1

Heidi and Court, what do you think?

Courtney: Eh, I don’t really know what to think at this point – I have a feeling that the bulk of the season is going to be Rumer, Riker, and Nastia switching places in the top 3 spots, and Willow slowly creeping up the rankings.  I think Patti’s odds are about right – we’re only in week 4 and she’s barely moving, and already nursing an injury; I think Suzanne is risking getting lost in the shuffle if she doesn’t make a splash soon; Chris is just trying to keep his head above water.  Noah & Robert are in this odd, middle-of-the-pack place where we’re not sure exactly how well they’re doing with the votes; poor Michael should be lower, I’m afraid, but to no huge fault of his own.  I don’t know…no real strong feelings about these odds.  I think the picture will become a lot clearer after Monday night’s elimination…

Heidi: I think they have the top four right, anyway.  Everyone else? Well, I’m with Court – this week will make things a lot clearer. I’m almost ready to say that I think the top 4 will remain the top 4 right through to the end, although not necessarily in that order.  This week will be the key that determines whether there will be a shocker some point further down the line or if the finish is pretty much set into two groups: the top 4 and everyone else. Don’t know what order the top 4 will finish in…and don’t know how everyone else will shake out…but a clear dividing line between the two groups. The only thing that could upset that balance is a poor showing by Willow at some point. That could pave the way for one of either Noah or Robert to take her spot.

April 5, 2015 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.