Tony Dovolani, Alfonso Ribiero, and Bruno Tonioli were interviewed at the Dancing With The Stars ABC Celebration At The Paley Center last night by Afterbuzz TV. They talk of their fondest memories and lots more. Be watching this link in case more interviews are released.
Wow, what a hot new club song this and with a steamy hot video too. And check it out. Pro dancer Gleb Savchenko stars in it. Robe Wade…please bring this pro back to Dancing With The Stars in the US!
Rumer Willis To Sing, Val Chmerkovskiy To Play Violin For Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Freestyle
US Magazine is reporting some information about Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy’s freestyle. Read on for how Rumer will be singing. Val is going to play his violin….
A source tells Us that the duo will be doing their freestyle to a cover of Britney Spears’ 2003 hit single “Toxic” — performed by none other than Willis herself! The star, 26, who’s shown off her vocal prowess before in covers of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” and Adele’s “Rumor Has It,” has been “working on it for weeks,” the insider shares.
Chmerkovskiy is featured on the track, too — on violin! (As the DWTS pro, 29, revealed to Us in his “25 Things You Don’t Know About Me” last November, he’s a “classically trained violinist and played concertmaster violin with [his] youth orchestra in Carnegie Hall.”)
“Linda Perry produced the song, and it’s a really sexy, cool arrangement of Britney’s famous tune,” the source says. “They are super excited about it — it sounds absolutely amazing. Rumer’s thrilled to finally share it with the world!”
More at US Magazine.
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.
Below are a few photos of those who attended a celebration for ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ at The Paley Center last night in Beverly Hills, California. The first photo is of Executive producer Rob Wade. Others who attended were Judge Bruno Tonioli, co-host Erin Andrews, Candace Cameron Bure, Alfonso Ribeiro, Tony Dovolani, and Kym Johnson. If you’d like to see more fun photos of the event, click on the pictures. You can also see some photos at the Daily Mail. For those who missed the show last night, you can watch it here. Kristyn Burtt was able to ask Rob Wade questions (including some questions about Derek and Nastia’s packages and if he thought it effected their elimination). See her twitter for a report and pictures too if interested. Rob also teased on the finale too. Note that Alfonso Ribeiro and Sadie Robertson are coming back to dance. Derek Hough, Noah Galloway, and Amy Purdy will be dancing in a special number too. MORE HERE.
ETA: To read a review on the event, see Yahoo News.
“Judge”Ment Night In The Ballroom
Whereas, it was declared on the 11th Day of May, 2015, that Judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonoili, and Len Goodman, have issued an edict. Said edict requires each pair, Riker Lynch and Allison Holker, Rumer Willis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Nastia Luikin and Derek Hough, and Sharna Burgess and Noah Galloway, to follow their choices for dances, costumes, and music for Week 9 Semi-Finals.
Teeth chattering, hands wringing, nerves jangling, said pairs hunkered down in rehearsals with their designated Judge. “Here comes the Judge” was heard echoing throughout the rehearsal complex.
Said pairs had the pressures of learning two dances for the Semi-Finals. The race was as tight as a mammoth rubber band tightened around the Ballroom. Our own tensions were as tight as a drum! Electricity pulsated out of every pore, every corner of the Ballroom. The quality of dancing was higher than a kite in the sky!
Wherefore, in the annals of the Dancing With The Stars Memory Books, the declaration is:
Signed, Sealed, and Delivered, it was:
“Judge”Ment Night In The Ballroom
The Power-Propelled Opening
A bowl-us-over, Jumpin’ Jack Flash Jive
A strike in every way, a Dance Troupe extravaganza
Delivering a knock’em-out-of-the Ballroom-punch
Leading to the introduction of the Semi-Finalists
Semi-Finals Swing Set One
Rumer and Val – Viennese Waltz
A spotlight and a vision of white, star-quality
Waltz of wonderment, lyrical, romantic, angelic
America falling in love with Rumer, perfect Diva
Judges Choice – Bruno
Rumer and Val – Contemporary
Troupe Balletic Assist – Swan Lake
Balletic brilliance, a bright light
Stunning, spectacular, lift to the rafters
Brilliant concept, choreography, dramatic ending
Semi-Finals Set Two
Sharna and Noah – Viennese Waltz
A magical, mystical, marvelous time of life
Fluid, fabulous ease of movement, charming
Fresh romantic approach, honest, natural
Judges Choice – Carrie Ann
Sharna and Noah – Paso Doble
Like an opera house performance, high-end drama
Metaphor of Noah’s life, a story with passion
Masterful, a bull taking control of a herd
Semi-Finals Set Three
Riker and Allison – Contemporary
Raw, putting it all out on the floor, haunting
Hard core range, right on target, killed the dance
Pro quality from the star – Riker, incredible talent
Judges Choice – Julianne
With a Julianne Performance
A controlling dance like a lion taming two lionesses
With flair, musicality, a technical marvel
A beauty of a dance, classical, timeless classic
Semi-Finals Set Four
Nastia and Sasha – Quickstep
Flying feet across the floor, show stopper
Sequins on fire, with acrobatic artistry
A glowing, glamorous blonde bombshell
Judges Choice – Len
Nastia and Derek – Viennese Waltz
A Performance with Len
Dance for a Memory Book at a Golden Ball
Caressed with clarity, a love song, sublime refinement
A heart stopper finale with Len – a True Hero of Dance
Perfect Ten Dancing With The Stars Summer Tour Preview
With Hostess Melissa Rycroft
Val, Keo, Artem, Alan, Sasha
Emma, Brittany. Peta, Jenna, Witney
Dazzling display of polished precision
Dynamic dancing, powerhouse preview
A spotlight of astounding star quality
The Diamond on The Semi-Finals Cake
A marriage proposal – Noah professing his love
Noah says to Jamie – “Will you marry me?”
Jamie says – “Heck, yes,”.
To rousing applause and approval
Rocking the Ballroom House
A Semi-Finals of professional quality to remember in every way!
A heart-tugging, heart-stopping, epic, enthralling Ballroom scene!
Please stay tuned for a Tuesday Night Results Show Review!
Written By Lois A Troutman, May 14, 2015
Tom Bergeron Interviewed About Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Finale and More On The Wendy Williams Show – Video
Tom Bergeron was a guest on the Wendy Williams Show today. He talked about Dancing With The Stars, the finals, and more. Check it out….
Kristyn and the gang reviewed the Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Semi-Finals in their new Afterbuzz TV show. Val Chmerkovskiy was their guest. I haven’t listened to the whole show yet, so, be sure to let us know what you think.
Wow, these new photos of Dancing With The Stars Week 9 are just stunning. What do you think? To see even more, visit Getty Images.
Derek has written a last blog for Dancing With The Stars Season 20 at TV Guide. It’s so touching as he goes through all of his feelings and emotions currently including his disappointment. Through it all, he remains a ray of light…
To be completely honest, I feel like in a way, we sort of got eliminated last week with that package. Like I said last week, when I saw that, I was like, “Oh wow, that was a complete left field,” especially when you know it’s so not reality. That was a terrible representation journey of our week. And to see that, it was like, “I see what’s going on here.” I’m not blaming the show or anyone for our elimination — we’ve all had bad packages — but I’ve been around here a long time! I know how everything works. I wasn’t angry or upset, just disappointed, like I said last week. But, you know, I’m not in control here. All I could do was come up with good dances.
I think the thing I’m most disappointed in is that I don’t think people truly saw what Nastia and our relationship were like. We did have a great heart-to-heart last week, but we’ve always been close. Out of all my partners, Nastia has always been the most affectionate toward me. I’m not even exaggerating. She’s an amazing friend — and nurse! She was always asking me if I needed ice. She was constantly giving me water. She played nurse on top of juggling two partners. It’s those moments, that tenderness and heart — there was so more beauty to show, but they went for the cheap shot. I feel bad for that. But it is what it is. You can’t control it.
I’m not gonna lie — there was also a sense of relief at going home. It’s not upset or disappointment. Both Nastia and I feel that way. I’m a competitor. I want to do good work. I had some things planned for the finale that would’ve really pushed me and I may or may not have injured myself even more. So now, it’s like a blessing in disguise that we’re not gonna take that risk. We’re both proud of what we’ve accomplished this season together and with Sasha’s and Henry’s help — especially Sasha. He was a godsend! I think that’s the thing that can get lost in eliminations because the prevailing sentiment is disappointment and sadness at not winning. But I think anyone who’s been on the show will say that, after some time and distance, when they look back, they’re proud of what they did on the show. I mean, just look at the 10th anniversary special. You can’t look back without anything but pride. It’s like, “Wow, we did this.”
Maybe I also jinxed us by mentioning our freestyle song last week! What ended up happening was I ran into the girl who sings the song, so I asked if she would perform it on the finale if we make it and she said yes. Then something came up and she couldn’t do it, and we got eliminated so it’s moot, but she said she’s down to do it next season. I don’t know for sure yet if I’m coming back next season. That’s still a few months away and I’m not looking that far ahead yet. I still have two more seasons in my contract, so we’ll see.
Nastia and I will be on the finale. I don’t know what, if anything, we’ll be doing yet. I think it’s gonna be a great finale. It’s kind of awesome because you’ve got three professionals who’ve never won before, and they’re relatively new or newer pros. It’s funny, I kind of feel like the old man a bit. I guess I am since I’ll be 30 this weekend! But last night, after the show, I sent Val, Sharna and Allison a message. It said: Congratulations, guys. Go get ‘em! Don’t panic. Stay calm in this potentially stressful week. Pressure doesn’t exist. Only we can create pressure for ourselves. Enjoy this celebratory week and create some stellar memories for Season 20. We are blessed to have the opportunity to create on such a beautiful stage. Lead with gratitude and the creativity will flow.
Lots more including what’s next with the Lip Sync Battle and the new Move Live On Tour at TV Guide.