Below Suri Serano, Jake DuPree, Divadarv, and Anna Trebunskaya review “Switch-Up Week” for Dancing With The Stars Season 21. The show will begin at 7:00pm ET in the video below. In case you miss it, it will play after the show as well. Let us know what you think in comments as always!
Many seasons ago I had the idea to switch partners. I thought maybe it would be cool to see the celebrities take a turn on the ballroom floor with different pros. I’m not sure this concept was what I had in mind, an entire show worth of switching. But, it has turned out as sort of an exhibition. Yes, the pairs are judged. But, the votes actually go to the original pair. Last night’s show was a wonderful evening of dancing! There was no elimination.
The entire concept seems like a shuffling of a deck of cards. The crisp sound of those cards shuffling resonated in the Ballroom. The cards were stacked. Who would find their Ace in the Hole! Their Queen of Diamonds! Their King of Hearts! Their Queen of Hearts! Their Tens Card! Their Jack of All Trades! Was a romance in the cards?
The opening number actually resembled a deck of cards. They were pink doors, but my imagination drew me to that feeling of a deck of cards. Shuffling ensued as the new pairs were trying to find each other. It was cleverly choreographed leading to the introduction of the Judges. Lo and behold, there was the one, the only Maksim Chmerkovskiy in all his regal glory on the stage! Welcome back Maks for your encore judging performance! The Ace Card was in the Ballroom House!
Tom Bergeron returned to the Ballroom with a heavy heart. Our condolences for the Bergeron Family for the death of Ray Bergeron, Tom’s beloved Dad. Tom paid tribute to his Dad at the end of the show by saying his Dad loved the show. And perhaps somewhere his Dad would still be watching the show. I think so Tom. God be with you.
Please join me for:
Shuffling The Dancing Deck
The Perfect Tens Card
Alexa and Derek – Tango
With Troupe Assist Read more..
Julianne Hough attended Cosmopolitan Magazine’s 50th Birthday Celebration at the Ysabel on October 12, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. One of her sisters (Marabeth) and a friend from Nashville also attended the event with Julianne. Beautiful.
Sharna Burgess has written a new blog at Hollywood Life. She had a lot of fun with Andy Grammer and hoped to continue that momentum he had with Allison. Now Sharna is looking forward to next week and getting back together with Nick. Below is more in detail. Be sure to see this link for 18 fun photos behind the scenes.
Well switch up week is never easy but Andy and I really had fun with this one. As pro dancers, we want to do the celebrity justice but they also want to make their pro partner very proud in what they achieve. There was a lot of pressure for me to step up to the plate with Andy, but I knew he already had a lot of potential in him and Allison had already done such a great job, and I wanted to continue to that momentum for them.
I think Andy really connected well to the intention of the character of the Argentine Tango he really embodied the essence of the dance, and got swept up in the story and I feel like that is why his performance was so special tonight and just wowed everybody.
I was also incredibly proud of Nick and Whitney! Paso is a great dance for him — he looked really strong and really clean, but I understand the judges’ comments and I’m really excited to get him back next week and put all of that feedback to work in rehearsals, and hopefully we can improve in all areas in the coming weeks.
Overall it was a very special night, not just for me, but for all the performers! I’m so excited for next week and look forward continue on this amazing journey with Nick on DWTS! Get ready for more from #TeamSharNick!!
Kym Johnson was a guest on KTLA today! She talked about Dancing With The Stars! She says the celebs have such massive personalities this season and thinks they are all amazing. Kym thinks Bindi is going to win. She says Nick is good as well. More below including talk on her new fitness DVD. Thanks to @Idolxfactor for recording!
Below you can see the couples in some new Dancing With The Stars photo op photos (though note how Tamar is absent. I wonder how come?) courtesy of Getty Images. So, which costumes were your favorites? I liked Derek & Alexa and Sharna & Andy’s costumes the most.
What a night on Dancing With The Stars. I loved every dance….especially Derek and Alexa. I also ended up loving Maks as a Judge. In case you didn’t hear last night, next week pays homage to Famous Epic Dances. Olivia Newton John will be a Guest Judge.
So, here is a recap of the scores last night….
Alexa PenaVega & Derek Hough 10-10-10-10 40 total
Carlos PenaVega & Lindsay Arnold 10-10-9-10 39 total
Bindi Irwin & Valentin Chmerkovskiy 9-9-10-9 37 total
Andy Grammer & Sharna Burgess 9-9-9-9 36 total
Witney Carson & Nick Carter 9-9-8-9 35 total
Hayes Grier & Allison Holker 8-8-7-7 30 total
Alek Skarlatos & Emma Slater 8-7-7-7 29 total
Tamar Braxton & Louis van Amstel 7-7-8-7 29 total
Paula Deen & Mark Ballas 7-7-6-6 26 total
Many heartfelt condolences to Tom Bergeron and his family. He lost his father today. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.
ETA: Some coverage from Entertainment Tonight…. Read more..
Switch Up Week!! I’ll be very curious to see how they edit all the packages tonight, who gets pimped, who gets slammed (and if it’s a reflection of the pro or another agenda) and so on.
And if I hear that we “voted for the switch-up” one more time, I may scream. Such a lie. An easy to prove lie. Why they continue the sham, I don’t know.
T-minus 15 Minutes…
Damn, had my contractor still in my house 5 minutes after the show started, so I’m running behind. Loved the opening number, wish we had more of them.
As a result, I missed most of Tamar.
Most of what Louis said in his rehearsal package is pretty much what I’ve always thought he thought about himself. 😉 …Read more
Watch Dancing With The Stars “behind the scenes” LIVE coverage and interviews during the show below. This is always a blast…