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Carrie Ann Inaba Writes On Her Stand Out Performances On Dancing With The Stars Week 3

Carrie Ann Inaba has written a new blog at Parade. Her two stand out performances this week were Derek and Bethany along with Val and Janel. Carrie Ann also loved Tommy Chung. She also explains why she was harsh this week on Lea (I actually agreed with Carrie Ann on Lea. I think her posture needs improvement as I wrote in comments in Courtney’s Power Ranking post. I noticed this issue in previous weeks as well).

So, the third performance I’d like to talk about was Mr. Tommy Chong. I think I need to explain my Yoda compliment. And it was indeed a compliment. First of all, Yoda is a master, a soft-spoken, yet highly enlightened being who gives the advice that will save the world. He’s distinguished and masterfully skilled yet demure and understated, just like Tommy Chong was in his incredible Argentine Tango performance. There was an special sort of wisdom in the movements and a masterful skill that came across like poetry. He had a few tiny wobbles (but it’s difficult to dance in smoke on that stage). But it felt poetic on all level with a quality that words cannot do justice. It felt like we were having a chance to sit with a master … a wise dancing sage.

I see that some folks are upset with my scores for Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev. There is no doubt that she is one of the best dancers we have this year. And I would say a true contender. She’s got sizzle and sass and all the right moves. However, she was not centered in her Cha Cha performance. It happens. Sometimes, especially for women in heels, we can lose our balance and since it’s a fast-paced dance, it’s hard to get our feet back under us. It’s happened to us all at some point. Her focus was not as razor sharp as usual and her posture could become a problem if not fixed early. That is why I pointed it out. So she can improve upon it. The performance as a whole was about an 8 except then she also had a few mistakes so I deducted for it. My goal as I said last night to Allison Holker is never to diminish or to discourage but rather to encourage improvement. Everything I said to Lea is with love and respect for very real chance to head to the finals.

More at Parade including pictures and fashion credits.

September 30, 2014 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.

HQ Photos Of Dancing With The Stars Season 19 Week 3

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.

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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.

Janel Parrish And Val Chmerkovskiy Interviewed About Dancing With The Stars On Good Day LA

Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy were guest on Good Day LA this morning. They talked about Dancing With The Stars last night, performing, beating the jitters, and 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.

PureDWTS19 Question: Did you approve of Kevin Hart’s judging last night? (New POLL, VOTE)

Did you approve of Kevin Hart’s judging last night? VOTE in our new Poll and let us know what you think and how you voted in comments.

My thoughts: I thought Kevin was fantastic. What I love about the guest judges is that they judge on the “entertainment” factor much like we would do. I think it’s nice to have a perspective like that added to the judges panel just to cover all bases since this competition is not always about ‘technique”. He was so funny and entertaining too. I love how he screamed out the scores in his own way too. Hilarious.

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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.

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….

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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 19 Week THREE!! Let’s discuss tonight’s show! (Spoilers)

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.

Once again, comment to your hearts contents, as long as you remember the show night rules.

  1. 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. :-)
  2. THIS SITE IS NOT TWITTER. Do not post like you are on twitter. You get one warning and then I put you in time out. :-) We need context and content. Believe it or not there are a lot of people who don’t watch the east coast feed of the show, so they don’t know what the hell you’re talking about when you post a comment that says, “Boy, that sucked.”  If you want to say “____ and ____’s dance was not good at all, crappy choreo” that’s fine. That would be context. It is good. :-D  Remember, if you post five one liners in five minutes, you’ve broken rule number 1. ;-)

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….

September 29, 2014 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. :-)

DWTS Tony Dovolani and Betsey Johnson Guest On The Home And Family Show

Lots to take in before the show tonight and now here is Tony Dovolani and Betsey Johnson with a special message with Home And Family. You can also see some pictures and read more on their interview at this link. Thanks to @DWTSgossip for the heads up on the video!

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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.

Alfonso Ribeiro Talks On Show Day, Dress Rehearsals, And More On DWTS

Alfonso Ribeiro called Good4Utah today. He walks us through ‘show day’ on Dancing With The Stars. He also chats on his dance experience. He may have some rhythm, but, he says he has two left feet. Lots more below…

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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 Val Chmerkovskiy Plays Violin For Michael Wien’s New “Road to Elysium” EP, View And Listen

A couple of months ago, Michael Wien posted a teaser of Val Chmerkovskiy playing the violin for his new upcoming EP called “Road to Elysium”. Now the song is finished and you can take a listen below. This is so beautiful. I love when Val plays the violin. Stay tuned. The new EP will be released soon.

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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.

DWTS2014 Jonathan Bennett Vlogs On The Tango From Backstage

Jonathan Bennett says it’s been an intense week for him and Allison Holker getting ready to do a Tango. They have worked harder taking in all the judges notes for what they told them to work on last week. Here is more in a new vlog. Come on, Jonathan and Allison, you can do it!

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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.