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Watch Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Finale “DWTS All Access” Night One: Behind The Scenes, Interviews, And More

The Dancing With The Stars Season 22 FINALE “Dancing All Access” Night One is about to begin! You can watch all the “behind the scenes” coverage and interviews LIVE in the video 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Finale Night One – Watch The Dances (Videos)

The time has finally come. It’s the Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Finale (Night one). You can watch the first dances below thanks to @Idolxfactor in a few moments!! Stay tuned and keep checking back for more as the night progresses!

Redemption Dances:

Freestyles:

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing with the Stars Season 22, THE FINALE – Live Blog!! (Spoilers)

I am on the road and hopefully will be in my hotel room in time to watch the show…if not, Courtney will hopefully jump in. I can’t decide if me missing the show would be a good thing…or a bad thing. 🙂

T-minus 30 minutes…

I found out I can’t watch live, so Courtney will be at the helm this evening. Before I go, here’s the dance order per George Pennachio:

  1. Ginger
  2. Nyle
  3. Paige

Court reporting for duty 🙂 I’m currently trying to tweet, take notes for the power rankings, update this post, and make a gender reveal cake for a coworker.  Needless to say, I’m getting pretty adept at spreading myself too thin these days…thank god the show is only an hour tonight!

Erin looks kinda matronly in that dress tonight.  Really ages her.  I’m just kinda over Ginger, so none of this package is really resonating with me.

WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST WATCH???!!! What a bizarre, uninspired, un-cohesive mess.  It was like they did a half-assed freestyle (that was really just cherry-picked props and moves from other routines this season) and then decided to call it a contemporary.  And the judges are seriously gonna gush about how great it was?! Good god, I’m not sure I want to see what else is coming…

Pleasantly surprised that Carrie Ann & Bruno gave it 9’s (although I think that was even kind) while Len falls in line with the narrative and gives it a 10.  And I’ve already heard enough  about Ginger’s back spasms to last a lifetime.

Errrr…that was a pretty rough quickstep from Nyle.  Felt like he never got 100% on top of the beat, and was bouncing out of sync with Peta.  I really wish she had given him a better growth arc over the course of the season.

Paige just schooled both Ginger & Nyle on how to do a redemption dance. Mark also showed Peta & Val what a good choreographer can do.

Len’s critique is utter bullshit. Guess we know who he’s been instructed to prop up…*cough*GINGER*cough*…but 29/30 is still good.

Val, I’mma give you a piece of advice, free of charge: if you yourself do not know how to tap dance with any level of proficiency, DO NOT CHOREOGRAPH A FREESTYLE THAT HAS ANY LENGTH OF TAP DANCING IN IT!!!! That was almost comically bad to watch – Val flailing around doing a tap dance pantomime. The rest was pretty white bread, nothing remarkable. But it’ll prolly get a 30…

…and it does.  I guess the best we can hope for at this point is all 3 freestyles getting a perfect 30, and the judges tossing it to the audience. If they undeservingly shaft Paige, though, I’m guessing they’re reeeeallllly pushing hard for Ginger to win.

Not 100% sure how I felt about Nyle’s freestyle. He danced it well, but I feel like it’s just yet another angsty routine we’ve seen from him. Wish we could have seen something more fun, upbeat, and celebratory.

“Best dance on the show ever”, Carrie Ann? Bitch PLEASE. Go smoke some more crack.

Paige, PLEASE knock this outta the park…

…and she does 🙂 Just lovely.  Anyone else get the impression that we may have just witnessed Mark’s last freestyle on DWTS, though? I have never seen him get so emotional.

And now I’m stepping away for a bit, kids – look for the power rankings in a bit.  Also got a cake to finish.  Aaaaack.

 

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Paige VanZant Writes On Her Final Dances, A DWTS Promo From People

Paige VanZant has written a new blog at People. She gives us a little preview for tonight. Read on….

One of the dances Mark and I will be doing is our salsa routine, which is special because that was the routine he got injured doing in rehearsals and I had to dance with troupe member Alan Bersten instead. I’m so glad we get to finally do it together.

For our second dance, we’re doing a contemporary routine. I feel like I’ve opened up a bit about my struggles, and this emotional routine will kind of be the final chapter of my story of hardship. I want to show everyone that if you can push through the pain, you can have a bright future.

As I’ve opened up more and more, I think I’ve realized that as much as I’m here to do the best that I can and hopefully win, what’s most important is that I’ve gained a lot of confidence and I’ve grown so much as a person on this journey.

My DWTS experience has really empowered me to speak out and be vocal against bullying. It’s given me a good, new purpose in life.

More at People. Here’s a cute finale promo from People as well…

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

People Magazine Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Finale Teasers, Update On Ginger Zee

The People Magazine twitter account has been tweeting some teasers from “behind the scenes” of Dancing With The Stars. You can see them below. Be watching their twitter as they may post more. You can also see more with Ginger at People (online). She’s nervous, but ready to go tonight despite her injury.

“It’s finals day at Dancing with the Stars – so excited to be here,” Zee said in a video Monday shot exclusively for PEOPLE’s Twitter account. “I can’t believe it. I’m so grateful. But I’m also feeling a lot of nerves, of course. Just got my makeup done. We get that done super early and then they just touch it up throughout the day. I’m walking over to my trailer. I’ve gotta go see the physical therapist, get my hair done, and then we’ll have the first run-through.”

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Finals Preview By Edyta Sliwinska

Edyta Sliwinska previews to Dancing With The Stars 22 Finals. Not long to go now until show time…

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Paige VanZant Lands Role In “Kickboxer: Retaliation”

Give it up for Paige VanVant! After Dancing With The Stars, she will be heading to the big screen. Deadline reports she will be starring in “Kickboxer: Retaliation”.

Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Paige VanZant is heading out of the cage and onto the big screen for her feature debut. The UFC’s eighth-ranked Women’s Strawweight fighter and current Dancing With The Stars finalist contestant will be joining Kickboxer: Retaliation.

In the latest pic in the 1989 Jean-Claude Van Damme-originated Kickboxer franchise, VanZant will play Gamon, a 26-year-old with high-level fighting and shooting skills with some strong criminal connections too. The role was specifically written for VanZant after producers saw her on the ABC dancing competition show this season. “Paige is the up-and-coming darling of the UFC and her star quality shines through on camera,” producer Rob Hickman of Our House Films said in a statement. “She’s a tremendous asset to the film both as an onscreen talent and as a trainer fighter.”

More at Deadline.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Good Morning America And Bindi Irwin Behind The Scenes Of The Dancing With The Stars Finale

Bindi Irwin and Good Morning America went behind the scenes of the cast getting ready for the Dancing With The Stars Finale Sunday. This is fun and let’s hope Ginger is ok. Thanks to @Idolxfacto21 for recording.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Pre-Finale Media: Interview With Peta Murgatroyd, More Poll Talk, Derek Hough Seen At Studios, And More

Just a few Dancing With The Stars Pre Finale media tidbits. First, have you voted in our new Poll for who you think will win Dancing With The Stars Season 22? Note how Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas are currently ahead by 101 votes:

Mark and Paige: 50.56% (682 votes)
Peta and Nyle: 43.07% (581 votes)
Val & Ginger: 6.37% (86 votes)

If you go to Gold Derby, their Poll currently has Nyle DiMarco winning at 65.96%. Paige VanZant has 29.79% of the votes with Ginger at 4.25%.

Also, if you haven’t read Miss Heidi’s new “Dancing By The Numbers” post, it’s a fascinating read as always too. Dona and I weighed in with our Numerology and Astrology predictions over the weekend as well in case you haven’t read them.

Also, check out a new interview with Peta Murgatroyd at TV Guide. She weighs in on all the Finalists including herself and Nyle. Below is a take, but be sure to read the link for entire break down.

He’s the people’s favorite. He’s a beautiful dancer and, of course, the level of difficulty in his stellar performances are intensified by the fact that he cannot hear any music. No one’s given him a pass though; in fact, he’s been dinged for uneven performances, typically due to overconfidence. His special circumstances have given him only two advantages: with fans, including a hearing impaired community who shows up both in the studio and when it’s time to vote, and secondly, his impressive tricks, like silencing the music or, as they did last week, putting him in a blindfold.

“We have something so extraordinary,” Murgatroyd says of their finale performance. “We’re going to tell Nyle’s life story though our dance and how much he loves being deaf. He doesn’t want to hear. He wants to stay deaf. He’s 100 percent confident in who he is. Hopefully people see him as a champion.”

So who’ll win? DiMarco. Fans have been mesmerized by him from the get-go; his story of resilience, believing in yourself and succeeding against all odds is the stuff good TV — and America — is made of.

And what about Murgatroyd? If DiMarco wins, it would be Murgatroyd’s second win, after she helped Donald Driver take the top spot in Season 14. How would she celebrate? “A lot of bed rest, a lot of spa days and massages,” she says. “Resting my body. We both have bruises all over… we’ve been rolling on the floor for four hours a day. It’s killing us.” Maybe it’ll be worth it.

For fun, see USA Today. They have a cool feature on the best dances of the season.

And lastly, isn’t it interesting Derek Hough was seen at the Dancing With The Stars studio over the weekend? Do we dare hope Read 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Pap Videos Of The Cast In The Dancing With The Stars Parking Lot

These are fun to take in before the show tonight. You can find more at Hollywood Now. Also note that Ginger Zee appears to be fine.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.