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DWTS Season 20, Week 2 – Dancing by the Numbers

Well, DWTS Season 20 Week 2 is in the history books and it was a pretty good week. There was nothing that made me snort in disgust (from the judges, anyway) and a whole bunch of pretty darn good to great dancing.

But, as usual, someone has to go home on Monday night. Last week I was pretty clear when I said “Either Charlotte or Redfoo” and said my number 1 choice for most likely to be eliminated was Charlotte. I was pleasantly surprised to find that she was safe – most likely by 0.10 percent. No, I don’t believe Suzanne was a real bottom 2. For her to be a real bottom 2, it meant that Charlotte got nearly 10k more votes per million votes cast than her and that Redfoo did nearly that much – and there ain’t no way you’re convincing me of that. Nope. I think that’s highly unlikely.

Now, normally, I would automatically assume that Charlotte was definitely the next to go. But I’m not so sure that’s true. Why? Well, let’s look at all the scores. …Read more

March 26, 2015 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. :-)

Rumer Willis Talks With Billy And Kit Of Access Hollywood About Dancing With The Stars

Rumer Willis was a guest on Access Hollywood today. She talked about her dancing on Dancing With The Stars. Rumer also mentions how her parents are rooting her on. They also talk on the competition. More below. Stay tuned. There is more to this interview when Val joins them. We’ll post it as soon as it’s released.

ETA: Ok, below is the second part of the interview….

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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.

Spring Update On “Dancing Pros Live” And “Ballroom With A Twist”

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Hey, just an reminder! “Dancing Pros Live” only has 5 shows left. If you live or are travelling to the east coast in April, try and see the show as Drew Lachey, Karina Smirnoff, Edyta Sliwinska, and Chelsie Hightower are dancing as well as dance champions from all over the world. It’s a MUST SEE! You can read my personal review and experience of the show and go backstage with Edyta Sliwinska and Karina Smirnoff at this link. I had such a blast. If interested in tickets and scheduling information, see the official site of “Dancing Pros Live”.

Also, we updated the schedule for Ballroom With A Twist. Their Spring and Summer Schedule is starting to take shape. To read more about it, see this post.

March 25, 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.

Dancing With The Stars Derek Hough And Nastia Liukin Do The View – Video

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Today Derek Hough and Nastia Liukin were on The View to talk about Dancing With The Stars. Derek also talked about doing New York Spring Spectacular. Such a great interview. For more with this couple including their new blogs, photos, videos, and lots more, see Pure Derek Hough.

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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.

Sharna Burgess Writes On DWTS20 Week 2 And Her New Dance Coming Up With Noah Galloway

Sharna Burgess has written a new blog at Closer Weekly. She talks of the challenges putting her and Noah’s Samba together last week and her most special moment when Noah’s girlfriend surprised him on the show. She also teases on their new dance coming up for week 3 of dancing With The Stars. Be sure to see the link for more including some fun photos.

Of all the incredible moments last night, I have to say the one that got me the most was when Noah’s beautiful girlfriend, Jamie Boyd, ran up and surprised him! I had absolutely no idea and this is honestly one of the most gorgeous moments I have seen on ‘DWTS’ yet. I ended up backing away to let them have their moment and their own space. What a precious memory to have. Aren’t they the most awesome couple ever?!

Next week it’s Argentine Tango! Guess what that means… lifts! Yay! I’m already excited about what is developing creatively and I feel like seeing Noah in this character will be an awesome change from the last two weeks. We are using a prosthetic arm for this one, which will mean a lot of trial and error and seeing what can work!

Love you all and I know you are going to be so proud of Noah, just like I am.

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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.

DWTS20 Week 2 HQ Photos Of Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli, Erin Andrews, Tom Bergeron

How about some love for the other cast members of Dancing With The Stars who help make this show exciting for us? Click on the pics to see 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.

The Dancing Poetry Corner – Jammin’ At The Jamboree

I thought I would share with you how I craft these poems. I take them very seriously, mapping them out beforehand. I work on a legal pad dividing each pair up in sections, including opening numbers, etc. I re-watch the show taking copious notes so it is refreshed in my mnd. I do research if I need to. I often search for synonyms and new ways to express things. I try to keep them close to the theme of the week. I coin words and phrases such as I did in last week’s poem, Mandy Moore-tastic, to emphasize a certain part of the show. I take it and soar into my mind picking my brain for ideas to be creative. Poem titles can come way beforehand. Or as I’m writing the poem. I sometimes come up with ideas as I’m falling asleep, in the shower, anywhere. They have been really fun to do. I hope you are enjoying them. So happy for any comments!

Jammin’ At The Jamboree

The Ballroom was in a frenzy, Jammin’ At The Jamboree
The atmosphere was electric, so much fun for us to see

The dancers were on fire, all were in a Jumbo Jam-A-Thon
Wishing the dances were on view on a Jumbo Jam-A-Tron

The night ebbed on and a special surprise was filling the air
A lady serving her country returned with love and with care

The songs were chosen with special meaning to each pair
The time came to dance, their stories with us ready to share

My Jam Number One
Chris and Witney
Cha-Cha-Cha – Time of Our Lives

A bluesy, bold, ball of flirty fun
Entertaining and enthusiastic

My Jam Number Two
Suzanne and Tony
Jive – A Whole Lotta Shaking Going On

Full of animal magnetism, shimmy and shake
Tempting, teasing, with vitality and spring in step

My Jam Number Three
Robert and Kym
Foxtrot – You Make Me Feel So Young
A wish from Michael Buble

Celebration of a Spring romance in the air
Floating across the floor, a fairy tale in motion

My Jam Number Four
Charlotte and Keo
Cha-Cha-Cha – California Gurls
Assist from a Pair of Crabs, Sunbathing Gals, Surfer Dudes, Beach Balls

Fun, flirty, a leggy good time
Swinging into a Summer on a ray of sunshine

My Jam Number Five
Michael and Peta
Foxtrot – Workin’ My Way Back To You
Four Seasons Assist

Painting the town red, Motown magic
Beautiful. light on feet, Broadway feel, picture perfect

My Jam Number Six
Rumer and Val
Cha-Cha-Cha – Rumor Has It

Bright light on the floor, flashes of brilliance
A powerhouse attack of a warrior on a mission

My Jam Number Seven
Redfoo and Emma
Jive – My Sharona

Jolly, joyous, jumping jive
Like an ignition switch, ball of fiery fun

My Jam Number Eight
Willow and Mark
Argentine Tango – Somebody That I Used To Know

Kaleidoscope of Kolorful Koreography, painted with excellence
Star-quality footwork, sharp tango, a dance with heart

My Jam Number Nine
Noah and Sharna
Samba – Homegrown Honey
Assist from The Country Troupe
Dedicated to Jamie – His Love and His Heart

Flavored with country flair, clicking of heels, happy hats
On beat, hot, full of stability, extraordinary

My Jam Number Ten
Nastia and Derek
Rumba – Thinking Out Loud

Glorious, glamorous, goosebumpy, graceful, glowing
Flawless flow, fantastic, marvelous motion

My Jam Number Eleven
Riker and Alison
Foxtrot – Sugar

On a bridge to brilliance, romantic, simply beautiful
Divine, dynamite by street light, talk of the town

My Jam Number Twelve
Patti and Artem
Cha-Cha-Cha – In Da Club
Club Dancers Assist

Dazzling Diva, Queen of Soul, Victorious
A champagne celebration of collaboration

Jammin’ At the Jamboree it was a joyous Jumbo Jam-A-Thon
Oh how we wish we could have seen it on a Jumbo Jam-A-Tron!

Written By Lois A Troutman, March 24, 2015

THE NIGHT ENDED AND REDFOO AND EMMA HAD TO GO!
NEXT WEEK WILL BE LATIN NIGHT ON THE DANCING SHOW!

March 24, 2015 I Written By

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Afterbuzz TV Reviews Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 2

Kristyn Burtt, Jake_DuPree, and SuriSerano of Afterbuzz TV review Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 2. Trained dancer Darvina Plante is their guest. She went to school with Derek Hough, Julianne Hough, and Mark Ballas. She also lives with Keo Motsepe. Let us know if you agree or disagree with them all on the night.

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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 Season 20 Suzanne Somers: “I did my best to shake it for America. Ha ha!”

Suzanne Somers has writer a new blog at People. She felt the “thrill of really dancing” this week. Read on to see why. Love her….

Once I learned the footwork, I ceased to count and began to dance. It was the first moment since I began this experience that I felt the thrill of really dancing.

I knew the camera was starting on my butt, so I did my best to shake it for America. Ha ha!

Dance costumes bear no resemblance to your typical cocktail dress. I’ve lived my life in cocktail dresses, but for dancing you want an outfit that shows off the dance. Tony actually designed my dress because he wanted all that fringe to accentuate the twisting and turning. Tony felt my spins and twists were lost in week one because I had a costume with no movement.

I was emotional for a myriad of reasons. First, I felt so good about our dance because Tony and I had worked so hard to get there – my body got a lot of bruises this week – and then to get that tremendous audience reaction made me feel overwhelmed with emotion that it’s all been worth it; that all the work I have put into my health and taking good care of myself has paid off. I never let cancer beat me, instead I used it to work for me as incentive to do all that I have had to do to achieve peak health again. So putting all those thoughts together got to me.

To read the blog in full, see People.

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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.

Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 2 – HQ Photos

Getty Images is starting to release photos from Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 2. Weren’t their costumes spectacular this week and each of them for different reasons?

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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.