My goodness!! From all the pro dances to all the contestant dances and the guest performances, what a great night of television!! When the dust settles, I can’t wait to watch everything again and again. So many powerful moments. What’s more, the photos coming out from last night reflect just that. If you head to ABC7 and the Daily Mail, you’ll see what I mean. Also, how about these images courtesy of Adam Taylor. You can view loads more at Getty Images. Congratulations EVERYONE! More coming up! Stay tuned! We’re only just getting started this morning!
Dancing with the Stars season 19 week finale is here! We often don’t do the music of the finale, but we thought we’d give it a whirl this year. We didn’t do all of the music, but some that we thought readers might be interested in knowing. Be sure to check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season.
Sadie & Mark danced a Samba and Quickstep to the song “Nitty Gritty”
Janel & Val danced a Foxtrot and Paso doble to the song “Hideaway” —Kiesza
Alfonso & Witney danced a Cha-cha-cha and Argentine Tango to the song “Shut Up and Dance” —Walk the Moon
Nick Jonas sang “Jealous”
Jennifer Hudson & Gorgon City sang “Go All Night” with Peta Murgatroyd, Keoikantse Motsepe, Sharna Burgess and Jaymz Tuaileva
Meghan Trainor sang “All About That Bass” & “Lips Are Movin” with Allison Holker, Sharna Burgess, Lindsay Arnold, Jenna Johnson and Trainor’s dancers
Once again, comment to your hearts contents, as long as you remember the show night rules. Also, for tonight, I’ve turned on comment moderation which means your post won’t show up immediately. At the end of the season we always seem to have an influx of trouble makers. Even MORE important that you don’t hit refresh constantly.
- 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.
- 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. 😀 Remember, if you post five one liners in five minutes, you’ve broken rule number 1. 😉
This road to the finals thing is BORING!!
Awww…Sadie has really brought out a nice side of Mark. I’ve really loved them this season.
Trying to actually watch the show a bit….Opening number was rather underwhelming. Well, a lot underwhelming.
That behind the scenes thing…can’t tell if that’s forshadowing an Alfonso loss or a win. Really hard to tell. They’ve gotten so predictable that I actually expect them to be unpredictable. Sadly, I don’t think they’re that smart.
Damn, Bethany actually improved on that amazing freestyle. Best one won, I think, although Sadie and Alfonso weren’t far off.
Is it funny or annoying that they completely edited out the total screw up by production and just made it look like Bethany messed up. Bastards.
Sorry, got distracted by shirtless Derek on All Access. Where are we? 😉
Are all the finalists going to do bumpers? Ah, Tom says yes.
Again, getting totally distracted by the BTS stuff on AllAccess. Watching Derek and Bethany practice their Paso. I’ll pay more attention. Lea dancing now.
That female pro dance was pretty awesome – it would have more impact if Mandy didn’t do one every other week….
Lol Len in the car with Cheech and Chong!!
Loved the thankful video.
Beautiful dance by some of the pros – I think he said choreographed by Emma and tony?
Man, Bethany killed both of her dances tonight!
I spy Britney Cherry dancing with Meghan Trainor. Along with James again.
Sadie going first? Doing quickstep/samba?? Kinda hosed, but mark gave her some great choreo. And she did great. Going first is the judges a chance to underscore her.
And she’s getting that you didn’t win comments.
Okay it’ll go one of two ways from here. Giving Sadie a perfect score either means she won, or they’re going to give everyone a 40 and let the audience make the call.
Hardest Road possible, Val? Are you on crack?
Where was the fox trot? It was supposed to be Paso foxtrot fusion. And the Chmerkovskiy brothers never managed to do an actual fusion they do one style after the other. Or they leave one style out.
More tens than any other couple because they make glaring mistakes and Julianne doesn’t care. Or Carrie ann doesn’t care. Easy to get lots of tens when your mistakes or overlooked.
Cha cha/AT combo? Hardest combo, best dancer the night. Alfonso definitely deserves to win.
Well, let’s see how this thing shakes out…
Third Place – Janel and Val
And someday people will listen to what we say around these parts. Just sayin’. We said 3rd and 4th places were between Janel and Bethany and that Sadie and Alfonso would be the last two standing. If it sounds like I’m saying “I told you so”….it’s because I am.
AND THE WINNER IS….
ALFONSO AND WITNEY!!!
Congratulations to Alfonso and Witney…and Sadie and Mark, for that matter.
Alfonso’s crying, Lindsay and Witney are screaming at each other (cute) and Derek is a bit late to lift Witney on his shoulders, but he doesn’t disappoint us yet again. And many kudos to Tony for working with Keo to lift Alfonso on his shoulders.
What did you think of Julianne Hough’s look last night on Dancing With The Stars? I thought it was her best dress yet. You can read how she put her look together at People in her new Style Blog. The link has a stunning shot of her too.
We went back and forth with what direction to take this black dress,” Hough shares. “On one hand, it’s very classic and Audrey Hepburn-feeling, but on the other hand it’s edgy, daring and strong. So we did the logical thing: We did a little of both and came up with the ‘Naughty Audrey!’”
To achieve the look, says stylist Anita Patrickson, they had to incorporate Hough’s desire to go classic with her own more “grungy” vision for the dress, but the DSquared2 dress itself (which she wore with House of Lavande jewels and Casadei heels) was never in question: “Julianne loved it and so did I. We loved the double straps and structured corset of the top part of the dress and then the juxtaposition of the floaty sheer skirt.”
Once they agreed on the vision, Patrickson said, it was all about bringing in a few fun twists: “It’s as simple as the choices we made. Opting for a simple conservative pearl earring that is covered in gold spikes and backed with a studded ear cuff. The simple classic black dress with the daring sheer skirt and keyhole cut in the bodice. Sometimes the fun comes in the subtle details!”
Powerful stuff! And check out the special Freestyle extra with Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas…
Pop Candies TV Catches Up With The Houghs, Bethany Mota, Peta Murgatroyd, And Sharna Burgess After DWTS
I can’t help posting these. Pop Candies Tv was able to catch up with the Houghs, Bethany Mota, Peta Murgatroyd, and Sharna Burgess after Dancing With The Stars last night. Note how there will be more dance wars on Thanksgiving.
Okay, for those of you claiming scores don’t matter, this should be a lesson to you. Yes, this is me saying I told you so. Including you, John. There was a little more than 5k between Bethany and Janel and Janel had the second lowest combined score. It is VERY possible that Janel got fewer votes than Bethany and still advanced to the finale. This is why the overscoring crap actually works. Another lesson? That once again huge, young fanbases don’t necessarily vote. Although Bethany did FAR better than many younger celebs dancing on the show. Closer to Zendaya than Cody.
Now I have ten bucks that Janel is going on tour. Talk about yer motive for the pimpage. Good thing I’m not buying tickets. I would like to see Mark sing though – dude, call me and let me know what you hook up.
Anyway, fairly sure that they were called safe in actual order, particularly since Beth was eliminated and Janel was in the real bottom two – loved the shock on Val’s face. Yes, it is that rare that he makes it farther than Derek, despite having a ringer every season except one. Totally called the bottom two, unfortunately. Wrong person went home, but that’s how it goes sometimes.
I suspect that they were also ranked in order of how they will finish by the judges. Read more..
What a night for some Freestyles on Dancing With The Stars and once again, the new HQ photos show it. Feast you eyes on these. To see even more photos from the night, see Getty Images.
So, which Freestyle do you want to see for an encore tonight? Bethany and Derek’s for me!!
How about some Post Finale media for starters today? First of all, don’t miss visiting Pure Derek Hough for new interviews with Derek Hough and Bethany Mota. They talked with ABC7, Access Hollywood, and more. You can view their new Afterbuzz TV interview below. Note how both talk about what’s next for them. Derek plans to enjoy a little break and then come back and get creative again. Hmmm, I wonder what for?
Also, did you all take note during the show last night that Val Chmerkovksiy and Emma Slater have been added to the new Dancing With The Stars Live Tour? For tickets and Scheduling, see this link.
The are also a few pro changes in the Ballroom With The Twist shows too. You can Read more..