Dancing With The Stars pro Derek Hough and contestant Alek Skarlatos (and his friends who stopped the terrorist attack in France) made People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” Edition. To see a photo of Derek, see Pure Derek Hough. Below is an instagram courtesy of Alek. Thanks to Jennie and Maxine for the heads up for us.
Not only who’s going to win, but in what order are they going to finish?? You’ve seen the numbers going into Monday night, and you’ve seen the numerology/astrology. Now, it’s time to share who you think is going to take home the shiny disco ball.
I’m torn, as always, when it comes to picking a winner. EVERY metric that I usually use to decide who’s going to win a given season (and our record is pretty good here, I must say) is telling me that Bindi is going to win. But, by the same token, I can’t get past two things – she’s up against a Backstreet Boy and a National Guard vet/hero AND she has Derek for a partner. The latter is a problem because he’s won five times AND I have to wonder if his fans have gotten complacent. More often than not, this inner struggle I have to decide is when I’m least accurate because I tend to go with the more conservative approach (for me) and say that, despite everything telling me it’s true, that Derek’s partner won’t win. This season, I’m going to break that habit, go out on a limb, and say that Bindi is going to win this thing. Eeep. I hope I didn’t jinx it. I think Alek will be second, Nick third and Carlos fourth. I may revise this when I do the final numbers post of the season on Monday night. Read more..
Alek Skarlatos And Lindsay Arnold talked to Good Day LA today about the Dancing With The Stars finale, the Paris attacks, and more. These two are already winners no matter what happens Monday and Tuesday night.
ETA: On the same day Alek did his interview with Fox11, he met war hero Captain Florent Groberg. They talked a little on Dancing With The Stars at the end. Thanks to @TweetTV for sending and my apologies to her for not understanding her tweet yesterday when she first sent this.
Carrie Anne Inaba talked with TV Guide about the strengths and weaknesses of each finalist on Dancing With The Stars. To see how she weighed on each of them, see this link. Below is a small take from the link….
“I think it’s going to be a very, very close run,” Inaba tells TVGuide.com. “I hear Bindi’s name come up a lot when people are talking about who they think is going to win. And yes, she’s got this incredible personality and she’s done consistently well. But … not to bring her down at all, because she’s absolutely incredible, but when you’re that good every time, the level of expectation is very, very high. And I think she’s shown us so many incredible sides of herself, I wonder what she’s going to show us for the finale. Because you could be great all season, but if you don’t win that night, you don’t win.”
Any of the other three finalists – Nick Carter, Carlos PenaVega and Alek Skarlatos – could give the young Aussie a run for her money, Inaba says.
“Bindi’s been strong and she’s been the leader horse out in the front, but I feel like these other guys, the three men, are right on her tail,” Inaba says. “And [among] the three of them, I feel like it’s a neck-and-neck run. Maybe Nick is just a hair ahead of the other guys, but who knows? Because they’re all on this incredible growth trajectory.”
One thing Inaba can guarantee is that the pros will be going for jaw-dropping moments – which could either be amazing or totally backfire. “I’m hoping that they will make creative choices that are great,” she says. “Sometimes the pros get ambitious and they want to go for the fan vote, and you’ve got to be careful. I think this year, because it is so tight scoring-wise, everybody’s really close to each other, I think they’re going to take some risks. And I just hope that they’re risks that will pay off for them. Carlos’ risk last week, I didn’t care for it. I thought that it was distracting to the dance.”
The two-part finale will see the finalists performing a number of routines, one of which will be a redo of a dance they’ve already performed, chosen by the judges. (“That’s my favorite part of the season, when we get to go into the studio and work with them a little and interact with the contestants, because we have such limited interaction with them throughout the season,” Inaba admits. “It was fun to get to know them up close.”) Also, for the first time, the finale will include a live segment broadcast from The Grove.
From Disney ABC, below is some Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Finale info….
Four Couples Remain on the Two-Part Finale of “Dancing with the Stars” (11/23 and 11/24) SEASON FINALE
FOUR COUPLES REMAIN, BUT ONLY ONE CAN TAKE HOME THE MIRRORBALL TROPHY ON THE TWO-PART FINALE OF “DANCING WITH THE STARS”
Musical Performers Include Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor, Nick Carter, Andy Grammer and More
The Season 21 Champion Will Be Declared on Tuesday, November 24
“Episode 2111 & 211A” – After weeks of competitive dancing, the final four couples advance to the FINALS of “Dancing with the Stars” this MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Alek Skarlatos and Lindsay Arnold, Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough, Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson, and Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess have one last night of competitive dancing, fighting to win the judges’ and America’s votes to be crowned the “Dancing with the Stars” champion on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
On Monday, November 23 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), the finalists will compete in two rounds of dance. In the first round, one judge will help each couple choose the creative elements of each dance, which is a re-do to a new song. Carrie Ann Inaba will work alongside Lindsay and Alek, as well as Bindi and Derek. Julianne Hough is with Nick and Sharna, and Bruno Tonioli is with Carlos and Witney. In the second round, in one of the biggest competitive dances of the season, the couples take on a freestyle dance featuring special effects, additional dancers and unexpected surprises. There will be special performances from Meghan Trainor, singing “Like I’m Gonna Lose You,” and Who Is Fancy, Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor performing “Boys Like You.” At the end of the night, the couple with the lowest combined viewer and judge votes from the previous two weeks will be eliminated.
In the two-hour season finale on Tuesday, November 24 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), the three finalists advance to the final stage of the competition. There will be live dancing and show-stopping performances at the Grove shopping center and in the DWTS ballroom. The night kicks off with a high-energy opening number, featuring a reunion of all 13 of this season’s couples at the Grove. The finale will be filled with performances from Alexander Jean, Andy Grammer, Chaka Khan, Elle King and Nick Carter. Kim Zolciak returns to the ballroom to dance a Samba with Tony Dovolani to “I Dream of Jeannie,” which she was never able to perform, along with encore dances from the eliminated celebrities. The cast of the upcoming “Dancing with the Stars: Live! Dance All Night Tour” will perform a dance to Avicii’s “Broken Arrows” as a sneak peak of the 90-minute show traveling the country this winter. The three finalists will each dance a repeat dance from this season. In the last element of competition, the couples will perform a new routine as part of a “24-Hour Fusion Challenge.” The remaining couples will fuse two contrasting dance styles that they’ve performed this season and they’ll have less than 24 hours to prepare that dance for judges’ points. At the end of the night, the winner of the coveted Mirrorball trophy will be announced!
Hi All! Dona and I are back with our new Numerology and Astrology post for Dancing With The Stars Season 21. Long time followers, you might have noticed we didn’t do our Predictions last season. There was just too much manipulation going on that nothing added up like it did in the past as you will soon read by Dona. However, this season is different. For the most part, every week has stayed consistent. It’s funny as Dona was sending me her early Numerology predictions and she was nailing them every week. So, are you ready for our new report? If so, read on and be sure you let us know what you think in comments as this has been a huge work in process all season not to mention a physical and emotional one at the end for us both. We hope you enjoy….
May The Numbers Be Ever in Their Favor!
Another season of Dancing With the Stars! And it’s that time again to play around and have some fun predicting who will win. We have some worthy contenders, for sure. So who’s likely to hoist that coveted, sparkly Mirrorball on the 24th? Well, that’s what we’re gonna try to determine through the use of the science and art of numerology. Are you game?
Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas And BC Jean Among Lineup For Star-Studded Rock the Schools Concert
Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas and BC Jean will be performing with BC Jean at Rock the Schools Concert’s 5th Anniversary Bash on December 10m 2015. This would be a cool concert to attend in you live or want to visit to LA area. Also, the money goes to an excellent cause. More below and at this link.
Los Angeles, CA, November 20, 2015 –(PR.com)– Johnny Rzeznik, Jordin Sparks, Mark Ballas and AJ McLean among the lineup for the Star-Studded Rock the Schools Concert’s 5th Anniversary Bash to support the VH1 Save The Music Foundation
Los Angeles, CA On Thursday, December 10th, Promenade PR and Entertainment Group will present the 5th annual Rock The Schools concert, a star-studded event featuring Johnny Rzeznick, Jordin Sparks, Mark Ballas and more at The Mint in Los Angeles, CA.
This intimate, acoustic show will be co-headlined by Johnny Rzeznick (Goo Goo Dolls) and Jordin Sparks (winner of season 6 of “American Idol”). Other performers include Alexander Jean, a new duo project featuring Mark Ballas and BC Jean, Musician Aaron Carter, Actress/Musician, Karen David, star of ABC’s “Galavant” and introducing Madi Wolf. More stars TBA. Special pre-show VIP party will be hosted by AJ McLean (of the Backstreet Boys) and more celebrities TBA. The show will be hosted by iHeartRadio On-Air Talent, Nathan Fast from KIIS FM. As with previous years, surprise special guests can be expected.
DWTS Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Idea For Gleb Savchenko And Dancing Fans: New Official 2016 Calendar And More
Wow, when I saw Dancing With The Stars/Strictly Come Dancing Gleb Savchenko’s new official 2016 Calendar this morning, I about passed out. Be sure to see it Celerbrity Merchandise along with two new shots of him and a great write up. You can also buy it at Great Calendar Offers. Gorgeous!! I know what I want hanging by my computer desk in the new year. 😀 Don’t forget about Gleb’s fun underwear collection as well at GlebCollection.com. A cool present for any Dancing fan or Dancer.
I wrote this week’s numbers post two different ways because we’re not sure how they’re counting votes and scores. I was thinking they would use both the 9th and the 16th scores and votes, since there wasn’t a true elimination. But then it was suggested that since Tamar was “eliminated” and that they revealed a supposed low combined scoring person, that they would simply use the votes and scores from this past Monday (the 16th). Plus, when you look at the scores from 9th, it’s very likely was Tamar that would have been eliminated naturally, if she hadn’t withdrawn. She only had one point on Alek, after all. But who knows? I’ll just write it both ways. It’s instructive to see what huge numbers of points does to the margins.
ETA: And Option number 1 it is! Per Orlando Sentinel and Just Jared as a back up:
One couple will be ejected as Monday’s show ends. ABC said that couple will have “the lowest combined viewer and judge votes from the previous two weeks.”
The first option is they use the points and scores from both weeks. And, as you can see, that’s a whole lotta points.
Alek is the low man on the totem pole doing it this way, with Bindi way out in front and Nick in third place. Kinda crazy. Kinda suspicious. Are we going to hear that Carlos is going to go on tour shortly?? I don’t get the appeal. Read more..
Carrie Ann Inaba weighed in on the final four on Access Hollywood today. Uhhh, Bindi’s salsa, boring? I didn’t think so and I don’t think anyone is sneaking in there next week. We will see about that. I like the good things she said about Derek and Bindi too though. Let us know what you think…