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.
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..
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.
One more day and counting until the Finale of Dancing With The Stars Season 22! Is it silly to still hope Derek Hough will do a special performance? Please TPTB! #DWTSWishPleaseComeTrue
According to ABC, Ginger Zee hurt her pelvis last week. She still plans to dance on Dancing With The Stars. Below are more details. Let’s hope she’s going to be ok.
Dancing With The Stars” finalist Ginger Zee just suffered a setback ahead of the show’s finale.
The “Good Morning America” meteorologist injured her pelvis earlier this week during rehearsals for a contemporary routine with her professional partner, Val Chmerkovskiy.
Zee told ABC News that after feeling a “lower back spasm” at home that “takes your breath away,” she continued to rehearse.
“By Wednesday, I went to see a physical therapist for the show, Gina [Minchella], and she said my pelvis was forward and an inch off,” she continued. “I came back the next day, and [my pelvis] was backward and an inch the other way. My pelvis was just moving all over.”
“My pelvis is very loose and unstable…because I just had a baby,” Zee, 35, added.
In a preview of Monday’s episode, Zee is seen crying during physical therapy due to the pain.
“I was crying not just from pain but I was more fearful and more frustrated because at this point in the competition every single minute counts,” she explained, “especially for a non-dancer repetition is everything. It gives you confidence…and without the ability to do that, it’s scary.”
Minchella told ABC News that Zee was diagnosed with sacral instability along with a lumbar or lower back sprain.
“It can happen to any person,” Minchella said. “It happens a lot to women because our hormones play a huge role in the ligaments in our pelvis.”
“For someone who is dancing with extreme conditions from flips to lifts and one-legged turns and all that, this kind of thing can happen a lot faster,” she added.
Zee said despite her injury, she plans to take the ballroom floor on Monday night.
“It’s not like I’m taking a risk that I’m going to injure my back for the rest of my life,” she added of why she’s competing. “I’m planning to [perform,] so we’re going to do everything we can to rest.”
To read the full story, see ABC.
ETA: According to E Online, it’s unknown if Ginger will be able to perform.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) May 22, 2016
Since this past week won’t actually result in an elimination all on it’s own, I took my time writing this and I’m doing it on my new MacBook, so I’m learning at the same time. 🙂
Well, last Monday sucked pretty bad – the one bright spot being that Paige got through to the final which makes me very happy. Last Monday was the first week that I was mostly wrong on who was going home. Wanya was my third choice – bummed about that, but at least we lost Antonio. We still have someone in the final who really shouldn’t be there and that’s Ginger. I would say “that’s how it goes sometimes” but I won’t because the pimping has been relentless. The takeover of every single DWTS segment on GMA is one thing…but the DWTS official twitter accounts are sickening with their focus on Ginger. Have you seen their latest photo of the finalists with Ginger right out in front? It’s not even subtle any more. I don’t get it. She seems like a nice woman, sure – but she’s not all that as a dancer and Val is doing nothing for her in terms of choreography. Their motives are pretty transparent – she’s family. Read more..
Last night, some of the cast of Dancing With The Stars attended The Steve Irwin Gala Dinner including Tom Bergeron, Emma Slater, Derek Hough, Artem Chigvintsev, and more. You can view a few photos below. To see more coverage, see Getty Images and Pure Derek Hough.
— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) May 22, 2016
One last Poll! In your opinion, who is going to win Dancing With the Stars Season 22? VOTE in our new Poll below. Also, RANK the couples as well. See you in comments.
One thing I will always remember about Dancing With The Stars Season 22, is the return of pro Edyta Śliwińska. The producers got it right with bringing her back. Here she is talking with Extra about staying in shape during and after her pregnancy.
“Dancing with the Stars” dancer Edyta Śliwińska recently shared secrets on how she got her sexy ballroom body back after giving birth to her son Michael two years ago. She revealed, “I think the biggest mistake that pregnant women make is when it comes to staying in shape, they don’t exercise when they are pregnant.”
Access Hollywood interviewed the final 3 of Dancing With the Stars Season 22. See who they think has the winning edge…
ETA: Here is more with ET… Read more..