As usual, I will be watching this with the rest of you – never manage to see it ahead of time.
Rise and shine, All!! Below are some more Afterbuzz TV interviews that took place after Dancing With The Stars Monday night with JC Rubio. From these interviews, we learn that Betsey and Tony have a Jive and it will be “very special”. As you know from yesterday’s media postings, Antonio and Cheryl have a Samba. Witney and Alfonso have a Jazz. Emma and Michael have a Quickstep. They tease more on these dances below. Watch out…Antonio plans to take his shirt off (why do they have to make a big deal out of that always? lol)
Stay tuned,… they may post a few more interviews at Afterbuzz TV soon.
Also, here is some footage of Mark and Sadie on Access Hollywood…. Read more..
So, everyone was surprised to see Randy go – as was I. But in looking back to last weeks “Dancing by the Numbers” post, we probably shouldn’t have been. We’re dealing with SMALL numbers here, and Tavis and Randy were both in a four-way tie, only 11k votes per million votes cast above Michael. What does that mean? Well, it means that for Betsey and Tommy to be safe, they only needed ONE more vote than Randy and Tavis. ONE. It also means that Michael got 11k more vote per million votes cast than both Tavis and Randy (at least). Really, is that SO surprising? Watching Betsey and Tommy last night, I’m not surprised either of the survived. Michael over Tavis – yes, we called that. Michael over Randy?? Ummm…that’s a bit more surprising. But the DWTS audience has shown time and again that they love guys like Michael. Problem is, they also love the Betsey’s and the Tommy’s – as do I.
That means one of two things. First is that Michael’s time has very possibly run out. The second is that if Michael’s time hasn’t run out, watch out Antonio. But I get ahead of myself – I haven’t even looked at the numbers yet – that’s just my sense of things in Week 3, going into week four (ALREADY!!).
Anyway, let’s take a look at last night’s scores and percentages:
Since Randy had a score awarded to him, I’ve included that in my total. Do they do it that way? Well, they say total judges points awarded, but who knows. At this stage it makes little difference in the votes needed. …Read more
Below are a few high quality shots of last nights dances on Dancing With The Stars. Aren’t they breathtaking?!! To see more, see Getty Images.
Well, I guess the euphoria of having my dream contestant on DWTS would finally wear off – and this was the week that it happened. What a three-ring circus of nitpicking, wonky scoring, and overall chaos. From what I saw from the judges – crack is whack, and so is meth, heroin, and bath salts, apparently. Julianne wins the “twatwaffle of the night” award, for generally just being a bit of a cranky b*tch – so in other words, she was filling in for Len. Hooray.
Sorry, but the wrong person went home – Randy may not have been the best dancer, but he was not nearly as bad as the score he got last week OR this week…but hey, the judges need their scores & critiques justified, so they had to screw him somehow. Absolutely no reason that he should have been forced to go first TWO weeks in a row, basically making a mad dash from the opening number to the quickchange; and to add insult to injury, this week he had to do it after being told he was in jeopardy. Classy, Wade. I just might have to spoil a bunch of sh*t early to get back at you…
…as for Kevin, I actually think he turned out being a pretty decent judge. I liked that he didn’t seem like he was out to really critique anyone, and tried to see the positive in everyone’s routines. Also enjoyed his humor, and thought it was kinda cool how he seemed genuinely moved by Bethany & Derek’s dance. He can come back anytime and enthusiastically yell out scores
1.) TIE: Bethany & Derek and Janel & Val – So the first two perfect 40’s of the season. I feel one was deserved; the other? Meh. Felt like an awful lot of emphasis was placed on Janel & Val’s struggles with switching the routine, there was a lot of futzing around at the beginning of the routine, and then the score was almost given as a consolation prize for putting up with the crap. Sure, Janel handled what she was given decently well – she should, given her background – but a 40? For wiping Val’s abs with a towel? Sorry, not buying it. But hey, they seem bound & determined to make Vajanel happen, so I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised. As for Bethany – I had been worried, after hearing that her ankle injury was still very much an issue; but thank the lord Derek was able to choreograph something that was true to Singin’ in the Rain while being feasible for her to execute. God bless umbrella work that doesn’t go awry And Bethany kept up, and for the first time, she really seemed 100% invested in the routine, which is what I’ve been wanting from her since the first week. I don’t see either going anywhere for awhile, but it should be interesting to see who fares better next week… …Read more
DWTS19 Week 3 Interviews After The Dance, Some Dances Revealed For Week 4, Special SPOILERS Included
Wow, where do we begin after a night like last on Dancing With The Stars? First of all, and in case you missed it last night in Heidi’s discussion post, Court tells us from our source that Alfonso & Witney have a Jazz for Dancing With The Stars Week 4 and their song is “It’s Not Unusual” by Tom Jones. Too fun!!!
Now onto some new interviews and recaps with ABC7, Afterbuzz TV, and Access Hollywood (see below). Also, Glamour has some “behind the scenes” coverage and pictures. From these interviews and coverage, we learn that Derek & Bethany and Val & Janel have a Rumba next week. Peta & Tommy have a Jive and they are dancing to “Jail House Rock” (lol I can’t tell if they are joking or not about the song, but, so funny if true?). Alfonso and Witney have a Jazz (as said above). They are saving the “Carlton” for another time. Emma & Michael have a Quickstep. Note too how Karina mentions that her contract is up this season on Dancing With The Stars and it could be her last. *CRIES
ETA: Court just wrote on more intel. She added that Antonio and Cheryl have a Samba to “Love Would Never Do (Without You)” by Janet Jackson. I love that song.
ETA2: In a new Afterbuzz TV interview, Mark and Sadie reveal they have a Samba. More interviews added below….
Looking forward to some entertaining dancing tonight. Note I used the words “entertaining” as opposed to “good”. Again, DWTS wants us to pimp the livestream so….you can view Lacey’s Stream on our site, just click the link.
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- Our server gets totally hosed when people sit at their computer and click “refresh” constantly. Post a comment, then walk away for five minutes so that others have a chance…and so that Courtney and I can actually post on the site.
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We start this weeks discussion with some spoilers for next week!! Hee. Next week is personal story/greatest year week – however they want to phrase it. If Alfonso makes it through, he’s doing Jazz to “It’s Not Unusual” – apparently complete with the “Carlton” dance. I, for one, can’t wait.
Another week, another female bump and grind. I was never so happy to see the male pros with Cheryl.
Votes and scores from LAST week?? Sca-rewed! I would guess Michael. Then they make Randy go first AGAIN and tell him he’s in jeopardy?? WTF – who let Conrad back in the ballroom???
Okay, I’m multi-tasking too much and I’m missing the show. Dang it. What I do know is that they called some scary people SAFE, including Michael and Betsy. This makes me very worried for Randy.
Beautiful dance from Sadie and Mark. Loved it. Very sweet. Love Derek instructing Sadie on how not to cry because “that’s what they want, that’s what they want”
A perfect score in week three? I smell a shocking elimination in about three weeks.
Holy s#£t!! Tommy!! Love him!!
Totally love Bethany and Derek’s routine, much harder than Janel and Val,… Still don’t think we should have a perfect score in week three. But I’ll take it just to make Val crazy :-). I was concerned Derek might burst into tears with the scores.
So, the final three standing were Antonio, Jonathan and Randy….
Randy and Karina were eliminated. Boooooo….
Gene Kelly’s Wife Patricia Visits Derek Hough And Bethany Mota In Rehearsals For Dancing With The Stars
Since Heidi’s “Who’s Dancing What?” post is getting a tad long, I thought I had better move this over to its own post and open the floor a bit more for discussion So as of yesterday, we received intel that Janel & Val had switched songs – they were no longer dancing to “I Feel Pretty”, and had been seen rehearsing to “America” instead. At the time, we didn’t have an explanation as to why; but now, with some additional intel, I feel as though a bit of a rant is in order…
…but first, an explanation of what I like to call West Side Storygate. As of Monday, we had heard that SOMEONE was dancing a Viennese waltz to “I Feel Pretty”; based on hints Derek gave during the show, we assumed it was Bethany & Derek. However, Val actually confirmed in a post-show interview that it was he & Janel, and that he had requested the dance style be changed from Viennese waltz to jazz “in order to do the movie justice”. Apparently he actually choreographed a pretty cool routine that was reminiscent of the big dance at the gym in the movie – the troupe was involved, they were going to have a big dance set, the works. However, apparently later in the week (I guess Tuesday or Wednesday), the studio that owns the rights to the movie allegedly said “Whoa, hey, time out there, chief – you can use ‘I Feel Pretty’, but the dance can’t look anything like the movie!” So basically, kind of the same thing that happened to Derek in season 15, when he & Shawn were tasked with doing a Knightrider-themed bhangra…but were not legally allowed to use any elements from Knightrider. A tough row to hoe for any pro, methinks. So Val basically had to redo the entire thing – they switched songs, changed the set, omitted the troupe, and redid most of the choreography. Janel picks up choreography quickly and should PROBABLY be ok in time for the show, but Val was (understandably) upset. Which brings me to my rant…
…WHY WEREN’T ALL THE RIGHTS TO THE SONGS AND MOVIES BEING USED CLEARED PRIOR TO THIS WEEK???!!! Seems like several couples were still waiting to see what their music and dance styles would be as of Monday evening – that’s gotta be a tad stressful for the pros, who then have to scramble to adapt to themes, music, and dance styles thrown at them at the last minute. Seems like they haven’t had this problem so much in previous season that have done a “movie week” theme – maybe we just didn’t hear about them, but I’m wondering if perhaps Rob & Co. have tried to be a bit too accommodating to the celebs this season, and let them suggest the movies they want to dance to….and that’s resulted in some time crunches & movie/music clearance issues. Remember, the added complication of “movie week” clearances is that you have to clear both the song AND the theme rights to the movie – and the latter category is where we encounter most of the issues. So anywho – what are you guys’ thoughts as viewers? Would you mind seeing a dance using a song from a certain movie that really wasn’t at all reminiscent of that particular movie? Is there any benefit to letting the celebs pick what movies they want? Do we really need movie week at all? Let’s hear it
And because I’m not a total Crabby McCrabberpants…here’s a pic of Witney holding Alfonso’s adorable son. Because ADORABLE BABIES, dammit.
This is too fun. You can watch Derek Hough and Bethany Mota in rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars week 3 in this new interview with Access Hollywood. To see more on this rehearsal interview including International versions, see Pure Derek Hough. Looking good and so cute.