And so we say good-bye to Sean Lowe on Dancing With The Stars. He’s down, but (like on the show last night), Sean says he was just a guy from Dallas and couldn’t dance. Peta points out though that he’s a better dancer than before. No matter what, Sean feels a sense of accomplishment for the hard work he put in. Sean also talks of his wedding and the next chapter in his life. More below with On The Red Carpet, Access Hollywood, and PopTVDotCom. They were also interviewed by GMA this morning. Watch here as it should be posted shortly.
So, let’s go straight to the On The Red Carpet interviews to see the couples reactions to last night’s elimination and see what they have to say about next week’s dances. First, who needs a repeat of this phenomenal and unforgettable moment on Dancing With The Stars last night? Please, nominate this dance for an EMMY PTB!! While watching this last night, all I could think about was Michael Jackson and how he was trying to defy gravity before he died in his “This Is It” tour. I think he would have been so “awwwed” and proud of this dance….
Ok, with that said, let’s see what George could find out for us for next week. Note first that Jacoby and Karina must have skipped the after show interviews. Maybe they went straight to rehearsals instead?
First up, Derek and Kellie talk of having the Flamenco. Derek hasn’t heard the music yet, but, it will be about “keeping the devil down”. Their other dance is the Argentine Tango! Next week, is all about being intense. George also asks Derek about having 4 couples in the finale. Derek isn’t sure how he feels, but, more routines means more entertainment, so it will be ok. Kellie also talks a little of her new single coming out.
George is having a hard time reading Val and his feelings about having the Hip Hop next week. Val has a lot of research to do. The Quickstep is their other dance. Val is going to try and relax and enjoy the ride for whatever happens. When asked about having 4 couples in the finals, Val is tongue tied, but, mentions how more people would get paid. He hopes just to move and inspire the audience no matter who and how many are in the finals.
Aly and Mark are excited about having the Afro Jazz next week. Mark says it will be very tribal and punk (Mark, a bit of advise… don’t go with any “monkey” moves or monkey costumes). They are also happy with the idea of having 4 couples in the finals. They don’t admit to having a Rumba, but, it’s mentioned at the end. So, I think they do? Read more..
Louis Van Amstel and Anna Trebunskaya weighed in on each of the Dancing With The Stars Week 8 performances at Good Morning America. Anna wrote this of Derek and Kellie’s Paso Doble….
Anna: That was very clever to tie the two dances together, an Angelic waltz and a Demonic Paso! The judges had a love fest but then Len spoils the party. The performance was amazing! Classical Paso- not so much… But who cares? With entertainment like that, we’ll buy it.
It was indeed amazing and the ‘dance of the night’ in my opinion. Would you all agree??
And here is Louis with the bottom line….
The Bottom Line
Louis: Great night. I must say though the judges have been quite off, in my opinion. I do have to say that’s my opinion and that doesn’t mean you have to agree. Both Ingo and Sean are in trouble. If it were up to the judges, Sean goes home. If it were up to last week’s results, Ingo goes home. My money is on Sean to go home because of his trio dance.
Well, I’m still put out with the judges last night!! Apparently, George Pennacchio of On The Red Carpet is put out as well as he asked several of the couples about what they thought of the judges bickering and opinions after the show. He also asked the couples on the twitter dance, the 300th episode, and why they think Dancing With The Stars has had such a successful run…..
First, George starts out telling Derek and Kellie he hasn’t seen so much fighting between the judges as he has this season. Derek usually knows when he’s going to get knocked down by one of them, but, he wasn’t expecting it last night being he put in some moves he thought Len would love (Derek explains this to E NEWS as well). On the twitter dance, Kellie and Derek are ready for whatever choice they get. Derek talks of the “moments” he’s had with Dancing With The Stars some of which include Kellie and hopes there will be more. Dancing With The Stars has been an incredible experience.
George thinks Jacoby’s Mom should dance next season. Jacoby says she “can get down”. When asked about the judges differences in opinion of their Paso Doble, Karina says it’s great and everyone has an opinion. She’s proud of their Paso Doble and what Jacoby did with it last night. They also explain which twitter dances they’d like and hope to get and Jacoby promises he “will get down” (lol) no matter what. Jacoby also reassures Raven Nation that he loves them even though he chose yellow and black for their costume colors.
Zendaya and Val are happy with their “30″! Zendaya says she was just having fun and not worrying about the dance. Val says they try to over prepare until Sunday so that Mondays are enjoyable and they can just focus just on the performance. As for the twitter dance, they are looking forward to the challenge even if it’s not a familiar dance for Val to teach. Val thinks Dancing With The Stars is successful because it brings family together and also because of the dancers, etc. He says Tom is the spine of the show (so true!) and he’s thankful to be a part of it all.
Mark and Aly are ok with the twitter dance idea. Aly wants the Afro Jazz. Aly thinks it’s the “packages” for why people love Dancing With The Stars. Mark’s favorite memories have been everything…the dancing and the friends he’s made. Aly is thankful for her fans and how nice they’ve been to her. Mark is proud of her improvement and their Tango. Read more..
Let’s hope Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson can make a really strong showing tonight!!! Here is a little teaser on tonight’s dance from OK! Magazine.
“We’re just gonna have to put a lot of work in,” says Kym. “I feel Ingo is improving every single week and he’s picking things up a lot quicker so we’ll have more time to refine the dances and make them perfect.”
A challenge in this week’s performance is that each couple is required to add a third dancer to their routine.
“We have Lindsay (Arnold),” says Kym. “I was going to take Cheryl (Burke) but I switched and I let Karina take her because I’m a nice person. Or stupid.”
“One of the things we have is we have a really fun song,” says Ingo. “We have the Jive and I think that will hopefully make it more fun.”
Sean Lowe puts the rumors to rest about romance rumors with he and Peta at Celebuzz. He also discusses his wedding plans with Catherine Giudici and Dancing With The Stars. Interesting how he doesn’t mention Jacoby or Ingo being better dancers than himself, but, only Kellie, Zendaya, and Ali.
You’ve made it so far on the show and are now in your eighth week. Have you surprised yourself with how far you’ve come?
I don’t want to say it’s surprising because I’m so competitive (laughs), but I understand I’m not the most gifted dancer. I know Kellie [Pickler], Zendaya and Ali [Raisman] are better dancers, but I’m trying to maybe out-work them and put in more time than they are. So I’m trying to stick around as long as I can and hopefully my work ethic will make up for lack of natural talent.
You’ve also been able to sidestep injury, unlike so many others past and present. Have you been close or staying on your feet?
The show is physically grueling and I do have aches and pains and my body is sore. But I’ve been really lucky I haven’t had any major injuries or setbacks. I consider myself really lucky.
First, it was Andy Dick’s elimination we had to protest and now what about this? According to this tweet by Kenny Mayne, producers have “killed” Dance Center this season. This is one of the best things about Dancing With The Stars. Are they crazy? Please TPTB, bring it BACK!!!