Last night was a scream in Central park in New York City. Derek and Julianne Hough had a “Lip Sync Battle” rematch. Below are some fun photos. Oh, and Derek won last night if you can’t tell. Hilarious. To see more, see Getty Images. For lots more coverage on the night including videos of their performances, see Pure Derek Hough.
Or any other statue for that matter? (NOTE: Nominations are announced July 16th at 11:30 eastern) We tend to focus on the choreo nominations – mainly because it’s the one we care most about and it’s also the most difficult. So, do you think any of the DWTS pros will be nominated for an Emmy this year? Don’t forget those like Travis Wall who came on and choreographed dances. If so, which dances will get a nomination? What dances do you WANT to see get a nomination? I think it will be a tough year to get a nomination, but if anyone from DWTS does it will likely be Derek or Mark or Sharna…or Travis. I have to review some videos to figure out my guesses. I’m not sure that anyone else had anything Emmy worthy. Here are the rules you need to know:
- The eligibility period is June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015. HOWEVER, because of submission requirements, it’s very possible that the last few weeks of Season 20 may not be eligible. It’s hard to say. All entries must be submitted by May 4th, but you can modify your entry until May 31st. Meaning that if a choreographer has a better dance after May 4th, they can switch out one of the ones submitted on May 4th. There is also normally a DVD submission deadline that falls after May 4th and they probably have to make that. Usually, I believe the last two to three weeks of the spring season don’t get submitted because of the DVD deadline. It has to be shown on TV and a DVD of that airing submitted. Obviously, because the show is live, if it hasn’t aired, it also can’t be recorded to DVD and submitted.
- All that said…if Derek (for example) submitted three dances, he has until May 31st to substitute, so he could replace one dance with a later one if he liked it better – IF the DVD submission deadline is after the end of the season. We’re not sure.
- The great news is that the previous yes/no vote for a nomination is now a numerical score – I think this increases the possibility of a nomination.
- An individual achievement is typically only eligible for one nomination. That said, pros could be nominated alone AND as part of a team nomination – this is what happened a couple years ago when Derek was nominated solo and then with Allison Holker. BUT, if he has 10 great dances that he choreographed solo, he can only have ONE nomination and he has to narrow down his entry to three dances.
- Finally, based on all of the above, DWTS Season 19 and most (or all) of Season 20 are eligible and last summers SYTYCD is eligible.
I’m gonna start my speculation by stating straight up – it will be very difficult for someone from DWTS to get a nomination this year, including Derek. There just wasn’t that much that stood out and, unfortunately, the dances have to be WAY better than anything seen on SYTYCD in order to get a nomination. Why? Well, Courtney and I have discussed this many times and the fact is that most dancers (and, hence, people voting on nominations) are going to be contemporary or perhaps Jazz/Broadway dancers. Most can’t do Ballroom and don’t care about ballroom. I’ve heard that they think Ballroom has no depth of feeling and is too technical (B.S. – of course they say that because they can’t DO it well). So technical that it can be passion-less. Again, utter B.S. But that is the sad fact of it. And of course, most of the time, the pros on DWTS are dancing with amateurs, while the choreographers on SYTYCD are choreographing for professional dancers. Like it or not, execution does matter. Just look at some of the dances that were nominated the last two seasons. Read more..
Hey Everyone! If you’d like to watch the “Move Live On Tour” streamed LIVE from Albany, New York, you’ll be able to do so at “Yahoo Screen Live” at this link tonight at 8:00pm ET. If you can’t tune it, that’s ok as it will be streamed for 24 hours afterwards. The whole show is non-stop amazing. For all the latest on it, see Pure Derek Hough. Twitter pic below courtesy of Kelsie Smith.
This is so cool. Dancing With The Stars Allison Holker and Derek Hough have made it to ‘wave 2″ for “Best Choice Dancer” in the “2015 Teen Choice Awards”. Stephen tWitch Boss, Les Twins, Chloe Lukasiaka, and Maddie Ziegler have also been nominated. To VOTE for your favorite, go to this link. Voting ends Friday, July 24 at 12PM PST! Note that the 2015 Teen Choice Awards will take place on FOX on August 16, 2015.
“There is not nor have there ever been any negotiations on this matter,” Jenner’s publicist told ET. “They inquired if she was interested in participating in the show and I said no thank you. That is the extent of the communication.”
Boston Marathon Survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis Dances With Derek Hough, Moves “MOVE” Audience To Tears
Last night during the Move Live On Tour, Derek Hough danced with Boston Marathon survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis. Like Amy Purdy, what a huge inspiration she is. She’s come a long long way to get to this place in her life. What a beautiful, unforgettable, heaven-made moment. Thanks to Mishti for the video below. Pic above courtesy of Laura Morris. For lots more on the night including comments from Adrianne, fan reviews, photos, and videos, see Pure Derek Hough.
Dancing With The Stars Derek Hough is pictured in the new August issue of W Magazine in their “Ones to Watch” feature. If you go to this link, you can see a new photo of him wearing a Dsquared2 shirt and pants. He also talks of doing reality TV in the beginning.
“If you try to be cool, if you worry about being embarrassed, you’re doing it for the wrong reasons,” Hough says. “You’ve gotta embrace it—and sometimes that means going for a ridiculous song.”
Also, just a heads: Remember dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis who lost part of her leg in the Boston Bombing? She tweeted last night that she will be having a dance lesson with Derek and Julianne before the “Move Live On Tour” Boston show tonight. Stay tuned to Pure Derek Hough if this happens.
How about some more beautiful photos….this time of Derek and Julianne Hough and their Move Live On Tour in Hollywood, Florida last night? Click on any of the photos to see more. For lots more coverage on the Move Live On Tour including videos and photos by the loads, interviews, fan reviews, guest blogs, etc., see Pure Derek Hough.
Aren’t these photos of the new Move Live On Tour amazing? These shots were taken and tweeted out by @jnemec100. To see more photos, videos, interviews, guest blogs, etc. of the tour, see PureDerekHough.com. For tickets to see the show, see this link.
Derek spoke to the Miami Herald back before the tour started and they apparently just published it to coincide with MOVE arriving in Florida.
Derek Hough’s twist on a recent Season 20 Dancing With the Stars episode was the “Ouch!” heard ’round the country.
On April 20, while rehearsing for the 10th anniversary special edition of the ballroom dance competition show — Hough is its most winning pro — the 30-year-old Utah native broke a toe on his right foot after an errant kick. He then sprained the inside and the outside of his left ankle, and ended up with a bone bruise (the latter after tumbling down stairs while attending to his toe).
Bad break and bad timing. You could practically hear the accountants gasp.
Hough was in his customary race toward the finals with gymnast “star” partner Nastia Liukin (the couple finished in fourth place) and simultaneously starring in a New York Spring Spectacular dance show at Radio City Music Hall. He was also readying rehearsals for the second annual MOVE Live Tour with sister Julianne Hough (a judge on DWTS and actress).
MOVE — with both stars intact, he swears — cha-chas onto the Hard Rock Live stage Friday. “I learned the show in three days this year,” he says.
Hough is involved in every aspect of MOVE — choreographing the routines, dancing, singing and engaging in banter with his younger sis.
“I’m feeling much better, I’m getting strong,” Hough says on the phone during a break in rehearsals in Los Angeles as carpenters slam together painted sets, costumers run around and giant fans blow air around the Houghs.
For Hough, work is always a race against the clock. He wasn’t even supposed to be on the DWTS anniversary season due to the Radio City gig, but “I get passionate about challenges,” he says.
“It was outrageous traveling back and forth, rehearsing and doing two to three shows a day. Instead of scaring me it got me excited — let’s see if I can do this. But I’m a team player and very loyal person, and if I could make it work and be a part of that 10th anniversary, which was a milestone, I thought it important to be part of that.”
Jo Swafford took some amazing photos at the shows she went to in Texas. See purederekhough.com for more coverage of MOVE Live on Tour.