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How Did Your Early Predictions For DWTS Season 13 Stack Up With The Results?

1.Forecasting the frontrunners. She predicts that J.R. Martinez will walk away with the Mirror Ball trophy this season, with Ricki Lake and Rob Kardashian not far behind.

The above quote was taken from Fitness Magazine from an interview with Anna. She made that winning prediction for Season 13 in October. As you can see she ended up being dead on with it. This got me thinking about our Dancing With The Stars early prediction posts before Season 13 started. Do you remember how you ranked the contestants before they started dancing and were you wrong, right, or close?

Some of you posted your thoughts in Marianya’s Prediction Stat Post while some posted their predictions in Courtney’s Part One and Part Two Preliminary Power Ranking posts. As you can see, Courtney and Marianya were pretty close for how the competition turned out. What’s interesting is Marianya was probably the only one from almost all of us who predicted Rob to do so well….and what’s more Marianya put him as high as 3rd place!

Heidi ended up being amazingly psychic as always when she predicted Kristin to “pull an Audrina” by exiting the competition early in Marianya’s Post. She predicted the same with Chynna. Heidi also predicted J.R. to win in her Part 2 Ringers Post.

Almost all of us chose Rob and Nancy to finish last. The majority felt pretty negative on those two. To our pleasant surprise, we ended up loving them. Rob and Nancy ended up showing other sides to themselves that we didn’t know about and staying in the competition more than many of us forecasted.

Anyway, take a look back at the links above if interested. It’s fun to see how close or far we came from the results and what we (the bloggers and fans) wrote. My early first prediction for the top five were David, JR, Ricki, Elisabetta, and Kristin…and well, we all know how that turned out. LOL!!

November 25, 2011 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.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Congratulates J.R. Martinez On His Dancing Victory!

How would you like to receive praise by the Defense Secretary for winning Dancing With The Stars? That’s just what happened to J.R.! Details below from the Hollywood Reporter as well news on J.R. next projects.

Martinez received a note from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta congratulating him on his win, as reported by The Washington Post.

“Your strength and spirit captivated the nation, and your victory sends a strong message about the strength and resilience of our wounded warriors,” Leon Panetta wrote in his note.

Pentagon spokesman Douglas Wilson told The Washington Post that Panetta would like to personally speak with Martinez.

As a newly crowned Dancing champion, Martinez will keep busy in the coming months. He will co-host the pre-show of CNN’s Heroes: An All-Star Tribute on Dec. 11 and is also taking part in the news network’s CNN Heroes: Where Are They Now? special running this Thursday.

Martinez spoke to The Hollywood Reporter after his win on Tuesday night. He had plenty of praise for his professional partner, Karina Smirnoff. “I’m just so grateful that I was able to be part of the journey to help get her first mirror ball trophy. She deserves it. She should be in the elite category of people who’ve won on this show,” Martinez said.

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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.

The Dancing With The Stars Season 13 Wrap Party In Hollywood!

Last night after the show, there was a Dancing With The Stars Wrap Party held at The Colony nightclub in Hollywood. The Daily Mail has a little story written up on it with some cool photos to go along with it. Kym Johnson looks incredible. Below are some paparazzi videos shot by PopTvDotCom with some fun coverage of last night’s fun at the party’s location as well.

If you want more, Kat Tales TV has some paparazzi coverage at her video channel too.

November 23, 2011 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.

Mark Ballas And Louis Van Amstel Write About The DWTS 13 Finale

Louis Van Amstel has written a new blog at ABC on the Dancing With The Stars Season 13 finale. He describes how each of them deserved to win for different reasons: “Ricki Lake for consistency, J.R. Martinez for spirit and musicality, Rob Kardashian for most improved.”. Check out more of what he writes below and at the link. Yeah, I imagine he is jealous. LOL!!

J.R. winning “DWTS” Season 13 is in my opinion the right choice because overall he was closest to having the whole package of a champion: talent, heart, his personal story, plus the difficulty level of the choreography Karina taught J.R.

J.R. and Karina’s choreography was more challenging than the other couples’, and J.R. did deliver. He also had a few ups and downs, which showed what he was truly made of. America saw that and voted for J.R.’s devotion.

Big congratulations to pro Karina Smirnoff for winning her first mirrorball trophy. I’m jealous, lol!

Mark Ballas wrote on the night as well at USA Today. No one was more shocked to see Ricki and Derek get third than he was. Below are more of his thoughts on the night. You can read more on his plans for the off season at USA Today.

During rehearsal they had some slip-ups with a few of the lifts, and Karina was very nervous when they couldn’t nail them. J.R. came to the rescue and got her through it. These two have relied on each other throughout the season and have been the epitome of teamwork. They both are very deserving of the win!

That said, the other competitors did not make it easy. Rob (Kardashian) put up a fight; he showed up this week ready to leave with the trophy in his hands. Sometimes the pressure of the finals can make competitors crack, or it can make them focus even harder. Rob definitely falls in to the latter category. He was very smooth and determined all week, and that showed in his dances during the finals.

He couldn’t have done anything differently; he was pretty much perfect. This season was so unpredictable you never knew what was going to happen or who was going home. Maybe if Rob would have competed on a different season, he would have been the winner. Although second place is still a huge accomplishment and he should be proud.

My jaw dropped when Ricki (Lake) was announced in third place — I think everyone was a little shocked. This season was packed with talent, there was stiff competition and not everyone can win, but all three finalists were equally talented. It made for a gut-wrenching finals week. Derek (Hough) did an amazing job transforming Ricki into a dancer. Their freestyle was amazing and Ricki looked great. Her body completely changed over the course of 10 weeks. This show takes a lot of hard work and dedication, so props to Ricki for sticking with 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.

The Top Three Dancing With The Stars Season 13 Finalists On The View (Videos)

Our finalists made an appearance on The View as well today!! The dancing fun and celebrations continue. :)

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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 13 Finale Interviews After The Last Night Part 3 (Videos)

Yep, THREE interview posts today!! Just what you needed to start your Thanksgiving holiday, right? First up, we have the couples on Jimmy Kimmy LIVE. Never did J.R. think he’d be dancing after fighting in Iraq. J.R. thanks America for believing in him. Jimmy is a hoot as always. They didn’t burn any shoes this time.

E Online also interviewed the couples. J.R. and Karina thank their fans and give credit to their fellow competitors. Be sure to read the link for Rob and Ricki’s take on the night as well.

Aside from mirror-ball jokes, J.R. took a moment to thank all of his fans, saying, “We just want to thank everyone who voted for us for 10 weeks and believed in us week in and week out!” This is the first DWTS win for Karina, who says, “I had no idea what it would feel like and it feels amazing.”

Though she says all of the finalists are “a team of friends who compete and enjoy the process,” Karina admits it was nice to win the competition. “To come out on top at the end and to hold [the trophy], it’s so beautiful.”

J.R. partly credits his fellow competitors Rob and Ricki for his big win, saying, “Both of them did so well and were so great. It was great that they progressed because they actually pushed us to be better.”

CNN interviews the finalists and some of the cast who thought J.R. would win from the beginning and he was so deserving too.

ADDING: For all the new On The Red Carpet interviews, be sure to go here. You can view the Extra interviews here (thanks Jennifer).

Wow! Such a cool ending to Dancing With The Stars!!

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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 13 Finale Interviews After The Last Night Part 2 (Videos)

In Part 2 of new interviews after the finale last night, we have the finalists on Good Morning America celebrating, highlighting their journeys, answering questions, and dancing. Family and friends have a special message for them too…

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That’s not all. Some of the dancers from Dancing With Me Studios (home of Tony, Maks, Val, and Daria, etc) perform a Salsa and and some Merengue…

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More interviews coming. Stay tuned!! ;)

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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 13 Finale Interviews After The Last Night Part 1 (Videos)

Wow, where do we begin after such a fantastic finale on Dancing With The Stars Season 13? I have to say it was so cool to have it all ending on a “fun” and “happy” note. Thank you to the dancing Gods and powers that be for making this happen!! :) Ok, onto to some fun interviews after the show….

First, here are the couples being interviewed by Access Hollywood. Everyone is happy. Rob and Cheryl did “the best they could” and that’s all that matters. Derek is so proud saying they “went out with a bang” and last night was a “true celebration”. J.R. thanks everyone for the amazing journey and Karina! They “hold the best balls in the world.” LOL

Second, below are the ET interviews. All are so thankful for the opportunity to dance. Some of the cast members comment on J.R. winning as well….

Stay tuned! More interviews coming up!!! ;)

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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.

Dancing With The Stars Season 13 Finale Unaired Confessionals (Video)

These are always fun and Monday night’s finale was no different! Enjoy!!

November 22, 2011 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.

DWTS J.R Martinez’s “Road To Dancing” Nightline Interview (Video)

For those of you who weren’t able to turn into Nightline to see J.R.’s new interview, here it is below. He has his Mom to thank for beginning his road to recovery after what happened to him in Iraq. It’s been a long road to the dance floor…

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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.