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Tight Las Vegas Odds For Dancing With The Stars Season 14 Semi-Finals

Last week I was shocked the Las Vegas odds makers put Roshon in last place at such low odds, but, well….you know the outcome as both he and Melissa were voted off of Dancing With The Stars. Leading into the Semi-finals, the competition and the odds have tightened up…and maybe even more so that we’ve ever seen them on this show thus far? However, note how Katherine has moved down from a first place position to third (for the first time this season) and is tied with Maria. Donald is in first place and William is in second place. Below is what Las Vegas Sports Betting is reporting currently…

New Las Vegas Odds for this week:

Donald Driver 7/4
William Levy 5/2
Maria Menounos 3/1
Katherine Jenkins 3/1

Last week’s Las Vegas Odds:

Katherine Jenkins 9/5
Donald Driver 19/10
Maria Menounos 3/1
William Levy 7/2
Melissa Gilbert 60/1
Roshon Fegan 75/1

So, do the odds makers have it right or wrong this time? I can’t decide? This is honestly the tightest competition I’ve ever seen (which I’m loving). It’s really anyone’s ballgame. Let’s get Heidi’s thoughts and be sure to let us know your thoughts too in the comment section. We’d get Court’s thoughts too, but, she’s currently giving the odds makers a piece of her mind personally in Vegas. 8O 8)

Heidi: I think they’re closer to right now than they’ve every been, of course they have the luxury of changing it up every week, don’t they. :-)   I have to wonder what made them hop on the Donald train though – it’s not like the judges have been pimping him like they do William, nor has he been getting over scored. Do they just see the writing on the wall or what?? In any case, this is a pretty close race but I think the dances are in Donald and Katherine’s favor, William needs no help because he’ll be scored well no matter what, and Maria has Jive and broken feet.  Should be an interesting week. I would kill to see William go out forth, but with Maria’s broken feet and Katherine’s smaller fanbase, I don’t see that happening.

May 12, 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.

Major Switcharoo For Dancing With The Stars Season 14 Las Vegas Odds Going Into Week 8

Las Vegas Sports Betting has posted their new odds for Dancing With The Stars. What another difference one week of dances can make compared to last week’s odds!! Maria’s numbers have risen and rightfully so. For the first time, she’s placing higher than William Levy. Donald Driver and Katherine Jenkins continue to be neck and neck for first. I felt a lump in my heart when reading how they’ve put Roshon Fegan in last and at such low odds. He’s tons better than Melissa Gilbert. Do the odds makers even watch this show? :-|

New Las Vegas Odds for this week:

Katherine Jenkins 9/5
Donald Driver 19/10
Maria Menounos 3/1
William Levy 7/2
Melissa Gilbert 60/1
Roshon Fegan 75/1

Last week’s Las Vegas Odds:

Katherine Jenkins 7/4
Donald Driver 19/10
William Levy 11/4
Maria Menounos 15/2
Jaleel White 12/1
Roshon Fegan 50/1
Melissa Gilbert 50/1

As in previous week’s and to help us/me understand it better, lets get Miss Heidi and Courtney’s thoughts and reaction and be sure to tell us yours too in the comments section.

Heidi: So, basically, all it takes is one dance?? I mean, I would love for it to be true…but it was ONE dance. Yeah, I think Maria is better than William…I think ROSHON is better than William…but if all it takes is a perfect 30 to move you up the Vegas odds?  Well, I kinda think that shows how little these guys know about DWTS.  The judges will probably be handing out 10′s to William and Katherine this week and the will be the end of that.  Yep…I’m still cynical. I don’t expect it to go away any time soon. :-)

Courtney: I think the oddsmakers also tend to disregard that it was a good dance during a week where everyone else just did okay-to-marginal – it puts things in perspective a bit when you realize that Maria didn’t really have anyone nipping at her heels this week, and it was likely due to almost everyone getting shafted to a certain degree by their music choice.  As much as I think it SUCKS that Roshon has such astronomical odds to overcome, I do think the oddsmakers are about on the money there – he’s the only remaining contestant that has been in the bottom 2 (and he’s been there three times), and he’s really only still here because of the dance duel.  I guess Melissa’s odds are slightly better due to the fact that she’s never been in the bottom 2, despite her scores – but I don’t think she really stands a snowball’s chance in hell of actually winning, as I don’t see her suddenly giving 10-worthy performances…and man (and woman) cannot win on votes alone.

May 5, 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.

Dancing With The Stars Season 14 Las Vegas Odds Going Into Week 7

Sorry we are a little late with these, but, I wanted to wait until Miss Heidi got home from her travels this week so she could add her fun input. With that said,…

The new Las Vegas Odds have been posted at Las Vegas Sports Betting. In comparison to last week’s odds, note how Donald and Katherine have switched places for first, but, not by much. Everyone else is in the same order, though I continue to think they (and the judges) are underestimating Roshon and not giving him enough credit for his ability to dance which I think is sad. Let’s get Heidi’s and Courtney’s thoughts and be sure to let us know your thoughts as well in the comments.

The new Las Vegas Odds for this week:

Katherine Jenkins 7/4
Donald Driver 19/10
William Levy 11/4
Maria Menounos 15/2
Jaleel White 12/1
Roshon Fegan 50/1
Melissa Gilbert 50/1

Last week’s Las Vegas Odds:

Donald Driver 19/10
Katherine Jenkins 2/1
William Levy 9/4
Maria Menounos 8/1
Jaleel White 25/1
Melissa Gilbert 30/1
Roshon Fegan 30/1
Gladys Knight 100/1

Courtney: Not much to say this week – I think they’re finally starting to get close to the actual odds.  Kinda sucks, though, that they have put Katherine increasingly closer to 1:1 odds – 1:1 odds signify that you’re basically guaranteed to win, so they must be feeling like Katherine’s got this thing pretty much in the bag.  I would like to think that we’re not at the point where things are set in stone yet – that someone like Donald or Maria might be able to swoop in and make a run for the MBT.  But sadly, with each week that passes and the judges overscore/underscore certain couples, I’m beginning to think we’re stuck with a Katherine/William finale, and the 3rd spot will be whatever poor couple that can weather the sh*tstorm the best.  This season gives me a sad :-(

Heidi: I dunno…I know an awful lot of Derek fans planning to vote for Donald if Maria gets eliminated. :-)  I don’t think Katherine has this thing in the bag at all.  The key will be once we get past the dance duels and/or the double elimination. Will they start scoring it more realistically or will they keep over scoring Katherine and William to a ridiculous degree until they have safely gotten rid of  Melissa/Maria/Roshon??? Really, keep giving William and Katherine undeserved tens and start throwing eights at Maria and even lower at Roshon and Melissa and that’s really all you have to do to engineer the finale you want. Why do they want that particular finale?? Because they’ve gotten it in their heads that if they don’t manipulate the proceedings, the “good” dancers will go home and the audience will either be mad or the show will lose credibility. They’ve made the classic mistake of thinking their audience is stupid. Only a small portion of the audience is truly stupid…and unfortunately, those are the ones with the loudest voices. So, how desperate are they for a William/Katherine finale??  I guess we’ll see.

April 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.

DWTS Las Vegas Odds For April 19th: Do you agree with the odds makers this time?

We usually see a twist in the Las Vegas Odds after another week of dances. This week, however, the Las Vegas odds are relatively the same in comparison to last week’s odds. The only difference is are the numbers slightly. The odds for Jaleel and Roshon have lowered. Also, Roshon and Melissa have switched places which I don’t understand since Roshon is clearly the better dancer? I imagine his fan base isn’t as big? Also note how Donald is in first place this week where he and Katherine were tied for first last week.

This week’s new Las Vegas Odds:

Donald Driver 19/10
Katherine Jenkins 2/1
William Levy 9/4
Maria Menounos 8/1
Jaleel White 25/1
Melissa Gilbert 30/1
Roshon Fegan 30/1
Gladys Knight 100/1

Last week’s Las Vegas Odds:

Donald Driver 2/1
Katherine Jenkins 2/1
William Levy 9/4
Maria Menounos 8/1
Jaleel White 15/1
Roshon Fegan 25/1
Melissa Gilbert 30/1
Gavin DeGraw 75/1
Gladys Knight 100/1

Let’s see what my PureDwts partners in crime think after looking at the new odds for this week? Be sure to tell us what you think too in the comments section.

Courtney: I think the fact that Melissa has been consistently scoring pretty low and still hasn’t fallen into the bottom 2 is confuzzling the oddsmakers :-) I don’t think they quite know what to make of her.  At this point, I’d actually put her above both Roshon AND Jaleel, considering those two have actually appeared in the bottom 2 while Melissa hasn’t yet – then again, I’m wondering if they’re trying to anticipate who falls into the dance duel and emerges victorious.  I’m also not so sure I’d give Gladys such long-shot odds – she hasn’t been in the bottom 2, either, and had to get a decent amount of votes in order to overcome Roshon in week 4.  Will she win the whole thing? Probably not, but I don’t think it’s as implausible as these odds imply. But, as with Melissa, I think they’re torn between what the scores & voting so far are telling them and what the judges are likely to do in the dance duel – I actually feel for the oddsmakers in that respect, because the two concepts seem to contradict one another.  Yes, the judges would likely eliminate Melissa and/or Gladys in a heartbeat if they happened to tumble into the bottom 2, but what’s the likelihood that it would actually happen at this point??? The pattern of this season so far seems to indicate that both Roshon & Jaleel falling into the duel next week is a far more likely scenario…or one of them getting eliminated outright and the other duking it out with someone else in the dance duel.   As for the opposite end of the odds…I’m really surprised they actually still have Donald at the top, with even better odds than last week, considering the tongue bath William was given this week, and Donald getting kinda shafted by Len.  Oh well…I have a feeling the odds still have some shifting to do as we approach the finale…

Heidi: I think the odds makers see the same thing we do, in terms of Donald – personality. Like it or not, he also has his football fans behind him whereas William and Katherine MAY be suffering from being relatively unknown. Odds makers are people too. :-) They may just see the same things we do and they may also know that the over hyped are usually being over hyped for a reason. That said, and while I think Donald does have the best actual shot of winning,  I think the others could step in and be a surprise.  So much of what happens on this show depends on things other than one or two given dances – the judges tend to rank and their ranking and desire to keep a few out of the bottom is, I think, obvious to everyone.  But once they get down to the core 5 that they think deserve to be there, THAT’S when their true feelings come out. I fully expect Maria and maybe even Donald to start getting a bit of the Ralph treatment to make sure that William, Katherine and Donald are in the final three, with William and Katherine being the final two. But only a bit of the Ralph treatment – it also seems clear to me that the judges got the memo on their treatment of many past contestants because, over all, they have been MUCH nicer this season than any season in recent memory.  And these people aren’t THAT good at dancing.  There ain’t a Nicole in this bunch. And there is no Kristi with the huge fanbase either, I don’t think. That makes things harder. :-)

Source: Las Vegas Sports Betting

April 19, 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.

PureDWTS Season 14 Las Vegas Odds For April 12th: Do you agree with the odds makers?

We’ve got another twist this week in the Las Vegas Odds. According to Las Vegas Sports Betting, William Levy (for the first time) has made a dip to 2nd/3rd place (for however you want to read it) compared to first place in previous weeks since the season started. They’ve tied Katherine and Donald in a strong 1st position. Maria is in a 3rd/4th place postition with close to same odds that she had last week….

Donald Driver 2/1
Katherine Jenkins 2/1
William Levy 9/4
Maria Menounos 8/1
Jaleel White 15/1
Roshon Fegan 25/1
Melissa Gilbert 30/1
Gavin DeGraw 75/1
Gladys Knight 100/1

So, what do you think? Do the odds makers have it correct this time? I agree with them for the most part except for Roshon. They are totally underestimating his ability to dance in my opinion. I also think Jaleel needs to be lower on the list. Maria should be ahead of William as well. Let’s get my girls Heidi and Courtney’s thoughts? Be sure you let us know your thoughts as well in the comments section.

Heidi: These odds dudes have to be going insane. :-)  They had William at 7/2 after the first dance (first place) and had Katherine at 7/2.  After the second dance, William shot to 2/1 and now he falls again.  Maria has remained relatively unchanged, but everyone else has been all over the place. And I’m sorry, but if Roshon falls into the bottom 2 with a high score, I sure wouldn’t be saying he’s 25/1.  It’s not just about the dancing!  These guys need to hire us.  What’s really weird is that this is the highest Katherine has ever been…on her worst week. Crack is wack. :-)

Courtney: I’m just marveling at what a profit these bookies stand to make regardless of the outcome of this season – see, these odds add up to more than 100% (the total probability of of someone winning DWTS), so the percentage over 100% – the “overround” is proportional to the profit the bookie stands to make, based on how much is being staked (betted).  Unless Gladys or Gavin manages to come from behind and win this season, and there was a lot of money being bet on them, these bookies are sitting pretty :-) Just a short little peek into the fascinating world of fixed odds betting.  But anywho! I think the oddsmakers are finally starting to calibrate with the rhythm of this season, as these seem to be the most plausible odds we’ve seen from them yet.  I still think they’re overestimating William, and also Roshon – unless they’ve already started to anticipate how the judges might vote in the dance duel, in which case I think they could be more on-the-money.  Based on the judges’ critiques, I’m guessing those two will probably both spared by the judges, should they fall into the bottom 2 – unless it’t with Katherine, Maria, or each other. It will be interesting to see how the odds change after the first dance duel next week – the judges’ behavior could throw the odds into a tailspin. It’s something the oddsmakers haven’t really had to take into account for awhile.

April 12, 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.

Dancing With The Stars Season 14 Las Vegas Odds For April 5th

What an interesting shake up for the Las Vegas Odds this week compared to last week. We’re not seeing so many ties. The odds makers have put William first again, but, note how Katherine is showing a closer lead in second. Donald Driver falls a notch, but, is right behind her. Jaleel falls behind Maria and she makes a rise. It pains me to see Gladys so low. I think Roshon and Sherri should be higher?

William Levy 3/2
Katherine Jenkins 9/4
Donald Driver 9/2
Maria Menounos 7/1
Jaleel White 9/1
Roshon Fegan 15/1
Melissa Gilbert 25/1
Sherri Shepherd 50/1
Gavin DeGraw 75/1
Gladys Knight 75/1

Let’s see what my PureDWTS sisters think and please let us know your thoughts too in the comments section.

Heidi: Go, Katherine and Maria (and Donald), GO!!  Ahem. That’s all I got. :-)  What? It’s not like these actually mean anything! ;-)

Courtney: I’ll keep it brief this week:  I think they’re still overestimating Melissa a bit, given what we’ve seen from her – I think Sherri has more potential right now; they’re underestimating Katherine, and still drinking the William Kool-Aid; and I think they may be shocked if and when it’s Jaleel getting sent home next week…the storm cloud brewing over that one’s head is getting pretty nasty.

Source for Odds: Vegas Odds On

April 5, 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.

Dancing With The Stars Season 14 Las Vegas Odds For March 29th

I’m off on a road trip today, but, I wanted to get some Las Vegas Odds up before I go for Dancing With The Stars leading up into week 3. Once again, what a difference the odds can make after another week of dances. Last week, the odds makers pegged it for Martina (sadly). They continue to put William Levy in first place and now Gavin DeGraw is in last place (no shocker there). Gladys Knight, Sherri Shepherd, Jack Wagner, and Melissa Gilbert aren’t too far behind. There has been a little switching around in the middle.

William Levy 2/1
Donald Driver 4/1
Katherine Jenkins 4/1
Jaleel White 9/2
Roshon Fegan 8/1
Maria Menounos 8/1
Melissa Gilbert 20/1
Jack Wagner 25/1
Sherri Shepherd 30/1
Gladys Knight 30/1
Gavin DeGraw 50/1

I’m still shocked they keep putting Sherri so low. I think they are underestimating Gladys’ fan base too (as well as Tristan’s). I also think it’s a mistake not to put Maria and Roshon higher? Let’s get Heidi and Court’s thoughts and be sure to tell us your thoughts too in the comments section.

Heidi: A different week, a similar story.  Really, think about this. If the hard core fans are getting ticked off at the pimping of William and their favorite gets voted off, what do you think they’re going to do? I’ll tell you what I’ll do and and that is vote like HELL for whoever is left that is better than William, be it Katherine or Jaleel or whoever.  Now, this likely plays into the TPTB plans…I’m sure they get revenue from the hits…the only reason William is being pimped is for ratings (which have fallen by 30% over last spring, but that’s a different post) and I’m a firm believer in them not caring who wins as long as the supposed ratings grabbers go a long way.  But I have to wonder…is he really a ratings grabber or is that totally manufactured by them without them realizing it??  They are so involved in the pimping that maybe the audience is leading them to believe it’s working.  I’ve been in studio audiences before and people get warmed up and jazzed up and encouraged to scream, yell and applaud.  So, I wonder.  I wonder if it’s translating to votes, because the way they are acting, I kinda doubt it.  But we’ll see – you don’t need votes if the judges have their heads up your ass. :-)  Just ask Bristol Palin.

Courtney: The odds irritate me…and like will continue to do so, until the pimping of William ceases or he’s voted off.  I don’t for a minute see him with odds that good to win the MBT – even WITH the ridiculous pimping going on.  The fans have already caught on to that nonsense, and seem to also be getting kinda fed up with it.  This will reach a point when it backfires – and by that point, it won’t matter if William’s a legitimately good dancer or not. But whatever, oddsmakers, go ahead and buy into the artificially-created hype…for now.  I’m still puzzled as to how they’re getting such high odds for Donald – don’t get me wrong, I love the guy and I think he could be a dark horse later this season; but so far, just 2 weeks in, I haven’t seen anything big that has made me think “Wow, this guy is headed straight to the finale!” He’s trying hard, but he’s not at “contender” status yet…at least for me.  *sigh* And apparently Jack’s not only not getting any love from the judges, but now the oddsmakers, too  - really??? Melissa’s got a better chance than Jack? Not so sure about that one…then again, if the judges continue to give him a hard time, I could see it happening.  Beyond that, I guess I kinda sorta agree with the rest of the odds…guess I’m already getting a bit “whatever” at  them, and it’s not even week 3 yet :-P

Source: Vegas Odds On

March 29, 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.

DWTS Judge Carrie Ann Inaba Dazzles At Humane Society Genesis Awards 2012

Pictured above is Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Anne Inaba. Last night she hosted the 26th Annual Humane Society Genesis Awards which honors entertainment and media outlets for raising awareness about animal issues. Some of the winners last night included “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, “The Colbert Report”, “Hawaii Five-O”, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “NBC Nightly News”, and “Today”. If interested you can watch this awards show in an hour long special on Animal Planet May 5th. You can help donate to the Humane Society here. To view more stunning pictures of Carrie Anne from last night, check out Zimbio Pictures.

March 25, 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.

Getting Caught Up With DWTS Season 14′s Maria Menounos And Derek Hough!!

Aren’t these two a beautiful couple…and quirky too which will pave to be interesting in more ways than one in the coming weeks? The pictures above are from the Dancing With The Stars after party this past Monday night. We posted a picture of Maria before, but, not a picture of Derek. I just love his taste in jeans always …among other things. :)

Anyway, be sure you get caught up on these two at Pure Derek Hough when you get a chance and give our Miss Heidi a shout out. Despite being on a road trip all week, she somehow found the time to post on all of Derek and Maria’s current interviews and pictures. She also has a new clip of Derek and Boa dancing in the upcoming movie Cobu 3D that is a “must see”!!!

March 24, 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.

DWTS14 Mark Ballas: “It’s Going To Be A Fist Fight Until The End”

Katherine and Mark discuss Dancing With The Stars on Showbiz Tonight! Mark thinks it’s “going to be a fist fight until the end” with the level of dancing this season. Katherine is so humble and says if they brought some enjoyment to fans Monday night, that’s what they were hoping for. You can tune into more of this interview below…

Also, Mark has written another new blog for USA Today on their upcoming Jive which you can read about below. Be sure to read the link too because he’s planning something special Monday night to tweet to his fans.

Jive week is always one of my favorites, as it’s one of my favorite dances. This week , I can promise you an action-packed, fun, rockin’ jive with a touch of a theme and some slick, sexy costumes. In fact, I don’t think Katherine has ever worn something this sassy!

Looking back, I’m glad we prepared our jive routine during the four-week training period before the season premiere. It has definitely made this week less stressful when it comes to getting the choreography down.

I am really excited about getting on the floor and showcasing Katherine in the Latin round. Our music this week is really rockin’ too, which always helps with inspiration.

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.