What a fun “Good Morning America” today. All through out the show, they partied with our four finalists from interviewing them and asking them trivia questions. Their family and friends also had guest spots congratulating them. Kellie’s husband gave her a cute little puppy. At the end, they wrapped up the show with the couples favorite dances. Tom Bergeron, Louis van Amstel, and Chelsie Hightower helped out with the party as well!! You can see some of GMA’s coverage at ABC. Below are some you tube videos of the coverage as well (thanks to @dwtsgossip for the heads up on these).
We have lots of fun post Dancing With The Stars Season 16 elimination interviews and media to share with you this morning, but, first we’d like to commend reader @DonaMadrina. She nailed it in her Numerology Report that she sent to us for the new Zodiac post this season. She made us a graph in gif form so we could take a look at this again….
Amazing, isn’t it? GOOD JOB DONA!!xxx
With that said, I’d just like to comment how much I loved last night’s finale. I think my only complaint of the whole night (like many others) was Zendaya’s flat shoes. Other than that, it was so cool seeing Sharna and Andy’s phenomenal Mad Hatter Lady Gaga Jazz number again. What’s more, they made it a huge dance production. And how about Dorothy Hamill and Kristi Yamaguchi’s dance with Henry and Sasha? What a “moment” that was. I also loved the performances by Wynonna (what a powerhouse), PSY (I’m so addicted to that crazy song and dance production now. lol), and Pitbull. A night to remember for sure!! More in Heidi’s Spoiler post and comments. You can also download all the music from the night in John’s new Music post here.
Ok, so let’s get right to some elimination interviews with Access Hollywood. Derek and Kellie, Aly and Mark, and Jacoby and Karina reflect on the season and how happy they are for this experience. Sorry, there isn’t anything posted for Val and Zendaya (yet anyway?)….
E News has a wrap up on the night and some interviews as well here.
And thanks to Kaitlyn showing us their location, below are the On The Red Carpet interviews…..
Let’s hope ET Online has some interviews posted shortly too.
Also, stay tuned to Pure Derek Hough as Miss Heidi will have a full mega wrap up there with Kellie and Derek including more articles and interviews for what you don’t see here.
Ok, more in a bit!!!
ETA: Here is the cast out and about after the finale:
Such a weird night. First, they yank out the tens for one of Zendaya’s worst dances….it’s almost like they knew that Team Paso was gonna suck kinda hard. Then, Carrie Ann refuses to give up a 10 to Kellie and Derek, claiming that there was space between them, yet totally failing to note Zendaya’s again bad legs. They then totally hose Andy (and Len continues to be excessively mean to him), while being kind to Victor, who had a worse dance than Andy’s.
Weirdest of all – on paper, Team Paso should have had that dance in the bag. So, did they get over confident? Think they could skate by on bare chests (didn’t the same pros fail at that last season as well?)?? What?? I guess this just goes to show that if you are the weaker team and you have to be MORE creative in order to get past your weak dancers, you just DO.
It will be really funny when the team dance that sucked eggs (and looked like the poor man’s version of Derek/Brooke’s team paso at the end) wins the encore. LOL. Yeeeaaah.
Anyway, how did our dancers do??
So…Victor is in deep doo doo. It will take a bit of a miracle to save him at this point. What does he need to get to be safe? Victor needs ONE of the following things to happen:
- Victor needs 8,000 more votes per million votes cast than Andy, OR;
- Victor needs 13,300 more votes per million votes cast than Jacoby, OR;
- Victor needs 16,000 more votes per million votes cast than EITHER Ingo or Sean, OR;
- Victor needs 29,200 more votes per million votes cast than Zendaya, OR;
- Victor needs 32,000 more votes per million votes cast than Aly, OR;
- Victor needs 37,200 more votes per million votes cast than Kellie.
Frankly, I don’t believe Victor gets any of those margins. His best bet is Andy and Andy was low scorer last week but was NOT in the bottom two. Victor, on the other hand, had two people below him in terms of score, but was still in the bottom two. Not looking good for Victor. At all.
But let’s say that Victor manages to pass someone. Andy is next in line in terms of judges score. What does Andy need to have happen in order to be safe? He needs ONE of the following:
- Andy needs for Victor to NOT get 8,000 more votes per million votes cast than him, OR;
- Andy needs 5,350 more votes per million votes cast than Jacoby, OR;
- Andy needs 8,000 more votes per million votes cast than EITHER Ingo or Sean, OR;
- Andy needs 21,300 more votes per million votes cast than Zendaya, OR;
- Andy needs 24,000 more votes per million votes cast than Aly, OR;
- Andy needs 29,200 more votes per million votes cast than Kellie.
Now, I don’t think Victor is getting the 8k he needs…and I would be willing to bet that Andy is getting 8k more than Ingo. I just think that Ingo has worn out his welcome. But he was put in jeopardy last week and sometimes a guy gets a bounce after that happens. Will Ingo?? I dunno. My gut is saying no. I think, based largely on his bromance with Tristan and how funny he was about that, Sean is likely safe this week. I think it will come down to Victor, Ingo and Andy.
What does Ingo (or Sean) need to have happen in order to be safe?? Ingo (or Sean) needs ONE of the following things to happen:
- Ingo needs for Victor to not get the 16,000 more votes per million votes cast than him, OR;
- Ingo needs for Andy to not get the 8,000 more votes per million votes cast than him, OR;
- Ingo needs for Jacoby to NOT get the 2,700 more votes per million votes cast than him, OR;
- Ingo needs to get ONE more vote per million votes cast than Sean, OR;
- Ingo needs 13,300 more votes per million votes cast than Zendaya, OR;
- Ingo needs 16,000 more votes per million votes cast than Aly, OR;
- Ingo needs 21,300 more votes per million votes cast than Kellie.
Okay, so based on all of the above, I think the following happens:
- Ingo and Sean aren’t touching Jacoby and he’s safe, easily getting 2,700 more votes per million votes cast than each of them;
- Andy gets 8k more than Ingo and Victor can’t catch him and is, therefore, safe;
- Ingo is getting beat by Sean, Jacoby and Andy, but there is no way that Victor is getting 16k more votes per million votes cast….
- Therefore, Victor goes home.
Seems like a simple math problem this week, but I could be wrong. I was starting to wonder if perhaps Zendaya wasn’t getting the votes, as badly as they overscored her Cha Cha, but I’m also wondering if they put her just far enough down to be safe while rallying her fans to vote like the little maniacs they are.
Doesn’t matter, IMO. I think it will either be Victor and Ingo or Victor and Andy in the bottom two and Victor will go home.
I’m saying it will be Victor and Ingo in the bottom two and Victor goes home.
Okay, that turned out somewhat better than expected. For all the pimping of Maks, he ended up being a non-event – for me, anyway. It’s rather odd, actually. I guess when you have nothing better to pimp, pimp one of the pro dancers who’s known for being a “bad boy” who’s not on this season. Ummmm…okay. I guess TPTB are just pandering to one group or another all the damn time. For those extremist Maks fans who read this site just so they can complain about us (yeah, it makes no sense to me either), the ratings were up LAST week, so if they are up again this week? Get over yourselves…it’s a trend, not an aberration. Reminds me of the Twihards who claimed they were tanking the MTV Awards this year by not watching…and they were actually UP significantly. Don’t jack with numbers, man.
Mah goodness, my favorites of the night were Jacoby and Kellie – fantastic. Loved it. Zendaya is being soured for me by the pimping…and seriously? The bent legs, the instability coming out of the turns…if this girl were dancing with Derek she’d be getting hosed for being a ringer. And we’d be getting trolls out the wazoo. But since she’s dancing with Val she essentially has rainbows shooting out her ass. The girl is a good dancer, yes. And I like her as a person. But I have to tell you, I’m seeing a LOT of people in the comments here and on twitter who are getting REALLY good at predicting exactly what will happen. Up for 2 weeks, down for two weeks…to come roaring back to get two tens. Hello – we’ve seen this storyboarding before. I expect someone else will get a perfect 30 next week – either Aly or Kellie, most likely. Because we have to keep it a horse race at all costs, so it can’t be Zendaya. And, as predicted, Zendaya and Val get the encore.
In the “credit where credit is due” department – Kick ass opening dance, Lacey Schwimmer!! Excellent. Loved it. Girlfriend has been honing her group choreo skills over there in Vegas and it’s paid off. MUCH better job than Sharna did last week on the women’s number, although Lacey has the benefit of time and no celeb partner. And Sharna is doing great with Andy.
Anyway….how did our dancers do?? Read more..
Oy veh, ABC. This twitter stuff is just CRAP. I put that right in my opener in hopes they see it and realize that they are quickly turning me off this show.
Seriously, saving Lisa for the end and claiming she just then decided to dance?? Tom called it – “Sure hope she’s dancing, otherwise we have a lot of time to fill.” The constant, craven need for buzz, hype, younger viewers – it’s just become so distasteful. You are looking desperate, DWTS, and that looks good on NO ONE.
Interestingly, the only dances I found to be really memorable last night were Jacoby and Andy. And, after last night, I become more convinced that Jacoby will win this unless Zendaya’s fan’s parents let them stay up past 9 pm to vote. Because those children are CRAZY on Twitter – egged on by Zendaya and Val themselves. Courtney and I both got trolled on twitter by the charming little dears. Sorry, not terribly impressed with Zendaya’s Samba (it was a Samba, right?), nor was I terribly impressed with Kellie’s rumba – both were good dances, but I guess I was expecting more. I was concerned that Kellie wouldn’t be able to give the Rumba her all in front of her hubby while he was playing the song they got married to – not to mention losing a day and a half of rehearsal. It was a very good dance, it just didn’t touch me the way I hoped. Perhaps my expectations were too high. That said…I’ve already forgotten Aly’s Contemporary.
It’s entirely possible that my entire view of the show last night could be colored by the fact that the Man Behind the Curtain is wearing neon and jumping up and down, waving his arms. This show bored me. The cardinal sin of TV shows. Maybe I will like it better tomorrow.
On the up side, there will be lots of dancing in the results show. :-) Guess what, ABC?? I LOVE DANCING. Read more..
Gee, to think Zendaya won Prom Queen. That wasn’t at all expected. :::rolls eyes::: To make matters WORSE, the judges pick Sean for the encore? This show got off to a craptastic start. Bruno was the best part of that encore.
Anyway, Lisa, Wynonna and Andy were in jeopardy tonight. Lisa was then called safe and Brooke said that Wynonna and Andy were the BOTTOM TWO. For those of you not paying attention. Wynonna was then eliminated.
How did we do??
Heidi: Said Wynonna was going home, if not her then DL or maybe Lisa.
Courtney: She had D.L. with Lisa second to last and Wynonna third to last.
Vogue-y: Also had D.L. with Sean next to last.
Winner: Me and Andy.
Well, okay, that wasn’t as horrendously awful as I expected it to be, although still pretty bad. I thought at first the judges were being pretty darn lenient, but then I realized they were trying very hard to make sure that either DL or Wynonna went home. Everyone else pretty much got a free pass for the week. Actually thought Zendaya struggled a LOT with the Waltz, but then Kellie had a bit of trouble with her Jive as well – although it did deserve the top spot on the leader board. Jacoby, on the other hand, did a great job with his rumba – he should probably be tied with Kellie.
Then again, it doesn’t probably matter with Wynonna only having a 15. It’s also not going to matter who the Prom Queen is, unless it ends up being Wynonna.
So, let’s look at our scores and percentages:
Well, this time, DL and Wynonna are the bottom of the leader board and this is some new territory for us. Last week, DL was saved and Lisa and Victor were in the bottom two. The judges did some ranking and may have saved those two – but then again, maybe not. I would bet that DL and Wynonna have fanbases that beat Victor and Lisa. Read more..
This blog is jam packed with information. Love it! He talks about Jazz versus the Jive, Dorothy, injuries and why he’s never been to prom. A few excerpts from TV Guide:
We have the jive next. It’s a hard dance. It’s a lot different from the jazz, which definitely played to Kellie’s strengths. The jive is so fast and the technique in it is so difficult. There are a lot of different elements. This is the first week where the pressure’s really on since we only have five days to do a routine going forward. It’s tough because the jive is so fast, so that means more steps. There’s more choreography within that minute and 15 seconds. You could do six steps in one second in the jive, whereas in the rumba, you probably do, like, two steps in five seconds.
The way I choreograph is I choreograph from the spot. I don’t really come in with a routine ready to go and teach it to my partners. I like to create with my partner. I like to play with ideas. I could have an idea that I think it’s great, but I could try it with them and they might not feel great doing it, so I like to experiment with my partner to try to maximize getting the best out of them.
It’s also Prom Week. I never went to prom and Kellie never went to prom either, so I’m trying to figure out a way to ask her to prom. I’m nervous! I didn’t go to prom because I grew up in England and they don’t really have proms there. I was also traveling and competing, so I didn’t have a normal social life. I didn’t go to school parties and dances. I never felt like I missed out on that type of stuff. Now I get my first prom with Kellie!
We were all sad to see Dorothy withdraw. We had no idea she was going to. We learned with the audience. We were completely in the dark about it. I think it was a very mature and smart thing to do on her part. It’s important to look after your health. That’s it. Nothing is worth sacrificing your health. I love what the Dalai Lama said — it doesn’t really go into her situation — but he said, “Mankind surprised me about humanity. Because we sacrifice our health for money and we sacrifice our money to gain back our health.” You always have to put your wellbeing first. But it was obviously very sad that she pulled out. You never want anyone to pull out. I think only, like, four people have pulled out during the show from injury. We have a lot of injuries on the show of varying degrees and I think we all are used to seeing people push through on the show. Dorothy’s an athlete and I think if she could, she would’ve pushed through, but it was too serious.
Jennifer Grey and I were very close to withdrawing many, many times. I had a doctor literally in a rehearsal saying to me, “You can do that move. You can’t do that move. If you do that move and you drop her, she can be paralyzed.” I was like, “OK…” No pressure, right? Actually on the very last show, she blew a disc in her lower back and she had surgery the next day after we won. We won a trophy and she’s in the hospital getting surgery less than a day later. It was crazy, but we were so close to pulling out that season.
Brooke Burke Charvet was a guest on Access Hollywood today! She talked all about her thyroid cancer and how she was able to get better. More than ever, it’s important she takes care of herself and she encourages everyone else to do the same. She also talks a little on Dancing With The Stars. There are mentions on Kellie Pickler, D.L. Hughley, and Zendaya.
Above are more fun videos from Rumorfix and Andy Dick with some shots behind the scenes from Monday. Derek and Jacoby are in the first video. He interviews Wynonna in the second video.
In other things with Andy, he talks with XFinity about his “Cinderella” story, but, I love this part about Sharna and why she’s the perfect partner for him. He also talks of this week’s Queen of Hearts/MadHatter theme….
You did such a bizarre and wonderful routine tonight. Can you describe it?
AD: Sharna’s the one who came up with Queen of Hearts/Mad Hatter [theme]. I love it! So I was very excited that I was going to get to weird it out [and] act a little and it’s jazz so we were allowed to be a little more kooky weird and creepy and strange too. She let me do it. She was the one that came up with [the move with] my head between her legs. It was a blast.
How do you two relate as partners?
AD: I got a text from somebody from [philosopher] Friedrich Nietzsche. I’m paraphrasing, but I’m not kidding: “There must be chaos in the mind to be a great dancer.” And we both have that. We are so all over the place and I’m going to put words in her mouth. I think what she likes about dancing is all that stuff that all that stuff that’s going on in her brain. She can harness that and it comes out in the dance and you can see the energy. I can feel it! I’m right next to her. It’s sometimes frightening but it’s amazing.
And it’s amazing for us too, Andy and Sharna!! KEEP IT UP!! More at XFinity!!
ADDING: Below is Andy and Sharna with Afterbuzz…