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DWTS Season 19, Week 5 – Dancing by the Numbers!

Wow. What a night. And not really in a good way. While I certainly think that Julianne is ten times the judge that Carrie Ann is, all of them needed a good smack the other night for being so ungodly rude. No, I do not disagree with some of the scores they were handing out (although Sadie and Alfonso got hosed in a big way), but the timing and the comments. You wanna use those paddles, how about NOT throwing out 6’s, 7’s and 8’s to those same people for the first four weeks.  You say “Oh, it’s now week 5, we have to get tough. NO! THIS IS STUPID THINKING!  No matter how often you say that’s what you’re doing, it just comes off as dumb – and as if you’ve had the realization if you don’t start scoring some of those guys low, they’re going to stick around for a while. :::rolls eyes:::

I will say that one time that I loved was when CAI asked Val what his dance was supposed to mean – thanks for asking what all of America was probably trying to figure out. Val, you have potential but you have a long way to go before you hit Derek’s level. A long way. And you’ll never get there as long as they keep giving you partners with dance experience. You need a Joanna…and more clarity of vision. And pills that help you resist the showmance bug.

What else did I like? Well, not very much. Alfonso and Sadie were fantastic. Bethany was very good. And that was pretty much it. Problem is that I heard some of what went on behind the scenes and it just makes me feel bad. This is my happy, shiny dance show and they’re determined to screw it up. And no, it’s not Julianne’s presence or Len’s absence – that’s too simple minded. Read more..

October 16, 2014 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Dancing with the Stars Season 19, Week 6 – Who’s Dancing What….and When? (Song Spoilers)

It’s Pitbull week! Except not really…oh wait, I know! It’s Latin week! Nope, not really that either…hmmm.  Who the hell knows what the theme of this week is supposed to be.  Some couples are dancing to Pitbull songs, but not all of them; and we’ve got a few ballroom dances peppered into a bunch of Latin dances…oh, and one lone jazz.  A little something for everyone, I suppose.

I could see Jonathan making a bit of a comeback this week, since jazz seems like it would be right in he & Allison’s wheelhouse; Mike is likely pretty screwed with the Argentine tango.  Tommy could go either way with the foxtrot – it’s his first “true” ballroom dance, so it will be interesting to see how he fares.  At the top of the leader board? I’m guessing Janel gets rave reviews for her samba, regardless of how good it actually is, because they need her to have a comeback week; I think Sadie will unfortunately be back to getting low balled after finally getting the scores she deserves last week. Ditto for Alfonso – I fully expect him to get nitpicked to death AGAIN, and if he & Witney are going the route I think they are with their salsa, they could be taking a big risk…so I’m bracing myself for the most harsh critique they’ve had yet.  Bethany? One big question mark…this will be her first “intense” dance, which could work for her or against her.

Heidi is currently traveling and has limited computer access, but she wanted to make sure this went up for you guys :-) She should be back later tonight with more intel…

ETA: I’m Baaaackkk! With Lea and Artem’s song – and no, it’s NOT the Iggy Azalea version. I also wanted to add that I’ve been rewatching the show and left something out of my numbers post that I wanted to mention. I REALLY appreciate and love how the dancers in the sky box are wearing little tribute costumes to one of their cohorts from time to time. This past week they were all wearing dreadlocks after Tommy’s dance, and this was after they were all imitating Tony after his audition tape was shown.  The previous week they all had beards and duck calls. They show a lot of camaraderie with each other that is fun to watch.  Which makes the judges and their behavior that much more dreadful.  ~Heidi

ETA2: Lots of complaining by Derek fans about his and Beth’s song. Chillax, people. Of all people, he can handle it. And if it doesn’t work? Well, it happens. Jonathan? Much harder to tell how that’s going to go. :-) Oh, and if you scrooooooll down, you’ll see Derek and Beth had a special visitor in their rehearsal. ~Heidi

ETA3: We think we know who sings Antonio’s song, but we’re not 100%. Be sure to tune into our Live blog tonight for some potential spoilers for next week. :-)

Janel and  Val – Samba
Vote: 1-800-868-3405

Jonathan and Allison – Jazz (Song: “Back in Time” by Pitbull )
Vote: 1-800-868-3406

Bethany and Derek – Tango (Song: “Jealous (I ain’t with it)” by Chromeo )
Vote: 1-800-868-3403

Alfonso and Witney – Salsa (Song: “Booty” by Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull  )
Vote: 1-800-868-3401

Lea and Artem – Salsa (Song:  “Sexy People (The Fiat Song)” by Arianna feat. Pitbull )
Vote: 1-800-868-3407

Michael and Emma – Argentine tango
Vote: 1-800-868-3409

Antonio and Cheryl – Salsa (Song: “Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias, we THINK )
Vote: 1-800-868-3402

Tommy and Peta – Foxtrot (Song: “September” by Earth, Wind, & Fire )
Vote: 1-800-868-3413

Sadie and Mark – Rumba (Song: “Diamonds” by Rihanna )
Vote: 1-800-868-3411

Some more not-so-subtle clues from Alfonso & Witney…

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Oooh @therealalfonsoribeiro … dat booty tho #DWTS #TeamWitfonso @witneycarson

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@bethanynoelm and I Gettin our tango on Down Under !! #motough

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Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!

Julianne Hough Talks On DWTS, Who Has Improved The Most, And More

Julianne Hough was on Good Morning America today. She talked about judging Dancing With The Stars. She talks of how Alfonso Ribeiro and the girls are the most consistent this season. She also gives props to Antonio Sabato Jr, for being the “most improved”, but, they’ve all progressed. Julianne also talked about Derek Hough and his GLSEN Inspiration Award which he’s receiving Friday night. Lots more below and thanks to @idolxfactor1 for being so speedy. Heads up: Julianne will be on the Kelly and Michael Show today as well. Be sure to tune in if interested just in case we can’t get video.

ETA: And here is Julianne on Kelly And Michael today. Loves this dress….

ETA2: You can see Julianne at a Samsung Electronics event and she also visited the SiriusXM Studios…all in different dresses. Lot’s of beautiful photos at Getty. Thanks to Lori for the heads 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.

Pitbull To Judge And Perform “Fireball” On Dancing With The Stars And More Show Details

ABC MediaNet has released show details for Dancing With The Stars Week 6. As previously posted, Pitbull is the guest judge and he is also performing “Fireball” . More details below including the dance styles for the week. Note that the release mentions one elimination will take place as well.

“Episode 1906” – International superstar Pitbull returns to the ballroom and for the first time joins Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli as a guest judge MONDAY, OCTOBER 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on “Dancing with the Stars.” Pitbull will kick-off the night with a steamy performance of his hit single “Fireball” followed by the nine remaining celebrities performing to a mix of his hits and personal favorite songs. Dance styles will include Salsa, Rumba, Foxtrot, Tango and Jazz. At the end of the night, one couple will face elimination.

October 15, 2014 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.

America’s Choice: You Decide Song And Style Of Dance On DWTS

ETA: Note that the link below is officially working now….

ETA2: Now the link isn’t up at the site anymore. We think they might have just been testing it and it might go back up live next week after Monday night’s show?

We’re putting it all in your hands, America! You vote to pick the songs, choose the dances and decide the music. It’s your turn to make an unforgettable night of Dancing with the Stars! ~Official Dancing With The Stars site

Hey Dancing With The Stars Fans: Go to the official site as they are asking fans to choose the song and style of dance you want to see for the couples. You can vote HERE!! This must be for the November 3rd show…we’re not sure?

After you vote, let us know what you picked in comments. I know what Courtney wants….

Courtney @putUincespence at twitter: Paso doble to “Sunglasses at Night”. Campaign starts NOW.

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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.

PureDWTS Poem For Week 5: “Shuffling The Dancing Deck”

Doesn’t Lois come up wuth some fun concepts for her poems for us every wee? Show her some love, All!!! Thanks Lois!!!

SHUFFLING THE DANCING DECK

The cards were on the table, the viewers shook up the pairs
The Dancing Deck shuffled, we couldn’t wait to see what airs

The dots were connected, the dancers met their new mates
Scenes were set, ballroom was ready to see their new fates

The opening, a rousing Jesse J, a star-filled sparkling glow
It was an energetic, sexy, a luminescent dancing light show

Lighting up the show, A Dazzling, Dynamic Dancing Troupe
Sasha, Henry, Lindsay, Jenna, a magical, mesmerizing group

Jesse J performed Masterpiece, Peta, Val danced with flair
Their own Masterpiece, a Contemporary show filled the air

SHUFFLE NUMBER ONE
JANEL AND ARTEM – BURLESQUE
MAMA KNOWS BEST
BACKUP DANCERS

Sexual, steamy, sensual, sultry, lift showcase
Janel was like a “cat on a hot tin roof”

SHUFFLE NUMBER TWO
JONATHAN AND PETA – JITTERBUG
ROCK THIS TOWN
WITH JOEY FATONE AND BAND

A joyous, jovial, jittery jitterbug
Feeling like we were At The Hop

SHUFFLE NUMBER THREE
BETHANY AND MARK – HIP HOP
SHE CAME TO GIVE IT TO YOU
SASHA FARBER – THE BARKEEP

Getting into the groove, with swagger
Shaking to the hip hop beat with precision

SHUFFLE NUMBER FOUR
MICHAEL AND WITNEY – DISCO
CAR WASH

A Disco fever, dance party feel
Fun, funky entertainment, 60s feel

SHUFFLE NUMBER FIVE
ANTONIO AND ALLISON – BOLLYWOOD
1234 GET ON THE DANCE FLOOR
WITH DRUM EXTRAVAGANZA

Like Genie left out of bottle, bewitching Bollywood
Hanging in the air with the ballroom stars

SHUFFLE NUMBER SIX
TOMMY AND EMMA – MAMBO
PASS THE DUTCHIE
BACKUP DANCERS AND BAND

Having merry, Mambo-licious movement
Natural relaxed rhythm to the Mambo beat

SHUFFLE NUMBER SEVEN
SADIE AND DEREK – CHARLESTON
CRAZY STUPID LOVE

Sadie Sadie Shining Lady, light on her feet
A Fully Fantastic Flapper-tastic Dance

SHUFFLE NUMBER EIGHT
ALFONSO AND CHERYL – FLAMENCO
ANGELICA

Feisty, fierce, fiery, full of fantastic flair
A mesmerizing chemistry connection

SHUFFLE NUMBER NINE
LEA AND VAL – BROADWAY
YOU CAN’T STOP THE BEAT
WITH THE DYNAMIC TROUPE
OF RETIRED BALLROOM DANCERS
UNIQUE USE OF WALKER PROPS

Blockbuster Broadway Revue, unique choreography
An Old Folks Opera, fearless, fantastic, full of fun

The Dancing Deck shuffled, the new pairs were a pure delight
Applause rang out from the ballroom rafters to end the night!

Written By Lois A Troutman, October 15, 2014

SHUFFLING THE DANCING DECK, THE VIEWERS GOT IT RIGHT!
RETURNING THE ORIGINAL PAIRS NEXT WEEK FOR LATIN NIGHT!

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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 19 TV Ratings For Oct 15th, Gained Strength From Last Week

Just a quick update on some TV ratings for Dancing With The Stars. First of all, ABC finished a strong second this past Monday Night in total viewers. Not only that, “Dancing with the Stars” gained viewers from last week. Below are some figures from ABC MediaNet.

Monday (10/13/14) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Ratings/Projections
“DWTS:” Live + 3 = 14.3 million/2.2 rating and Live + 7 = 14.8 million/2.3 rating

ABC Monday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 11.5 million and 1.9/5 in AD18-49):
ABC ran a strong second on Monday night in Total Viewers, coming within 400,000 of first place NBC (11.5 million vs. 11.9 million).

From 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “DWTS” was up over its week-ago Fast Affiliate numbers in Total Viewers (+2% – 12.5 million vs. 12.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (+6% – 1.9/5 vs. 1.8/5). Building from its first to second hour (+11%), “Dancing” beat out Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow” from 9:00-10:00 p.m. for the 4th week in a row in Adults 18-49 (+18% – 2.0/5 vs. 1.7/5). The ABC unscripted series was the most social broadcast program on Monday with 76,090 tweets.

Also, note how Dancing With The Stars placed at #5 In Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings (10/06 – 10/12):

1 AMC The Walking Dead
2 FX American Horror Story: Freak Show
3 ABC Scandal
4 USA WWE Monday Night RAW
5 ABC Dancing With the Stars
6 The CW The Flash
7 NBC The Voice
8 NBC Saturday Night Live
9 FX Sons of Anarchy
10 NBC The Voice

Not bad I say!!

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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 Allison Holker Writes On Her Week With Antonio Sabato Jr.

Allison Holker writes at In Touch that she and Antonio Sabato Jr. had a blast this week on Dancing With The Stars. He flew into the air and loved every minute. Here is more….

The whole week was filled with smiles and laughter. We were given the dance style of BOLLYWOOD, which crazy hard, fast and technical, and teaching a guy that the judges had previously said was “stiff,” well, I was leery. But I think because we had an instant connection, the teaching became easy, and he learned it so well! He put in the hours we needed and also anted this number to be unique and shine.

And, I believe we did just that. We had a blast on that stage and he flew into the air and he loved every minute. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. What a fantastic week!

I’m glad they had so much fun!! That’s all that matters in the end. More at In Touch including some photos from behind the scenes.

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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.

Afterbuzz TV Reviews Dancing With The Stars 19 Week 5 “The Judgy Show”

Below is the new Afterbuzz TV show. Kristyn Burtt, Anna Trebunskaya, Suri Serano,and special guest Jenna Johnson review Dancing With The Stars Season 19 Week 5. Straight up, Krisytn mentions it was “The Judgy Show”. Listen through and see if you agree with them. I was pretty much ok with everything until they got to Derek and Sadie. It was “spectacular” dance in my opinion.

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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.

Carrie Ann Inaba Writes About Switch-Up Week On Dancing With The Stars

Carrie Ann Inaba has written about Dancing With The Stars last night at Parade. She talks of how “change is hard”. She commended all the couples for handling the switch-up dances with “grace and dignity”. She also mentioned a few of the couples. Below is her take on Alfonso and Cheryl for one…

Now, let’s move on to Alfonso Ribeiro and Cheryl Burke who performed a really good flamenco. I didn’t get a chance to comment on their dance so I will do so now. It had incredible chemistry. I agree with Julianne there. They had a mature partnership, which seemed as though they were part of one. I commend them on that. I loved seeing Alfonso’s passion come out and the way he commanded the stage. My comments are quite specific. Flamenco is a proud dance. It is in some ways an act of defiance, an expression of a gypsy culture that is an emotional expression that is almost like a crying out to the Gods. When you dance the flamenco, you can be small in person but you must dance it larger than life. You must fill the room with your gestures and your soulful expression. Their dance was nicely choreographed, however, Alfonso didn’t expand outward. He didn’t fill the room with passion. It was a one-dimensional performance in this way. He needed to lift his torso more, and his arm movements needed to be more expansive to have more tension. There was however, one brilliant moment in the routine that left an impact for me. He was dancing side-by-side with Cheryl and he was looking directly into my eyes for two counts of eight. In that moment he was so in the dance. I could see it and feel it. His arm movements were still a bit shortened, but that passion, it was mesmerizing and powerful. Go Alfonso!

I felt passion all over that dance on my TV set. The best dance of the night along with Derek and Sadie and Mark and Bethany in my opinion. More at Parade including a surprise visit from her boyfriend from Spain (he’s so cute).

October 14, 2014 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.