Below is a new PureDWTS.com exclusive interview with Dancing With The Stars Edyta Sliwinska!!! John was able to chat with her by phone Thursday night. Edyta answers questions on what she missed the most about doing Dancing With The Stars and how it feels to be back. She also chats about what it’s like being a Mom and how it’s changed her and her dancing too. Edyta also gives us a sneak peek into rehearsals and what it’s like working with Geraldo Rivera. He’s become an inspiration to her and she hopes he will be an inspiration to others as well. To see why and to find out more for how Edyta feels about dancing and being back on Dancing With The Stars, listen below. Lastly, don’t forget to VOTE for Edyta and Geraldo Monday night at 1-800-868-3403!! Thanks to everyone who submitted questions and we can’t thank Edyta enough for her time!! (((((THANK YOU EDYTA)))))! xx
Sports Bavada has posted their first new odds for Dancing With The Stars Season 22. Take a look below and see if you agree. Then scroll below for to view another set of odds.
Wanya Morris +250
Von Miller +600
Antonio Brown +700
Kim Fields +750
Geraldo Rivera +750
Mischa Barton +1000
Nyle DiMarco +1000
Paige VanZant +1000
Doug Flutie +1200
Marla Maples +1600
Jodie Sweetin +1600
Ginger Zee +1600
Below are also some odds from Bookmake.eu.com
JODIE SWEETIN 410
ANTONIO BROWN 550
PAIGE VANZANT 560
GINGER ZEE 570
NYLE DIMARCO 645
WANYA MORRIS 715
MISCHA BARTON 834
VON MILLER 889
KIM FIELDS 1230
DOUG FLUTIE 1600
MARLA MAPLES 2700
GERALDO RIVERA 3962
So, after taking a look from two different sources, do the odds makers have it right or wrong? Which set do you agree with more? Let us know in comments while the Angels weigh in below.
Vogue: Wow, it’s always interesting to read the first set of odds every season for Dancing With The Stars. If I had to choose which set of odds I agreed with more, I think it would be from the second source as I can’t imagine Ginger Zee or Jodi Sweetin taking last and getting eliminated so soon like the first set of odds say. It’s interesting too how one source puts Geraldo so high and the other so low. I’m also shocked one source has Wanya Morris winning and the other source has Jodi Sweetin winning. Well, one thing is sure, this season is a mix up of characters and talent and hard to predict. Next Monday night can’t come soon enough.
Courtney: Hmmmm…are the folks at Sports Bovada high or just not very well-informed? 🙂 As much as I’d like to see Wanya win this, I daresay he’s gonna have an uphill battle against the likes of Antonio, Jodie, Ginger, & Paige. I’d say the second set of odds is mostly right, although I’d probably switch Doug & Mischa and Antonio & Jodie. Unfortunately, I don’t have a whole lot more to add – just eager to see how things shake out after night 1, when we have a clearer picture of how good everyone is (or isn’t).
Heidi: They’re high, Courtney. 🙂 Seriously, they have two women with dance experience at the very bottom? In what universe does Jodie get beaten out by the likes of Geraldo (to name just one). No clue what’s going on there except I think they have every single placement wrong – I don’t see one that is likely to be correct except maybe Paige. They clearly did no research at all. The second group, on the other hand, has done a much more realistic job – I would put Geraldo at the bottom. I think their top four has a reasonable chance, except for Paige who’s early-ish elimination seems somewhat likely. I also don’t think Jodie should be in the number 1 spot, but then none of the odds makers ever seem to take into account the pro that’s dancing with the Celeb – to their detriment.
So we’re still a week away from showtime, and not yet a week out from the cast announcement – and we’ve seen relatively little of the celebs rehearsing so far. But like you guys, we Angels also get first impressions of the couples that start to shape our opinions over the season – so like so many of you have shared your early assessments, we thought we’d share ours as well 🙂
Who Stood Out At the Cast Announcement: I’ve said it multiple times already, but Wanya & Lindsay. They were one of the few couples that seemed completely at ease with one another, and came out confident and ready to have fun. That goes farther than you might think, coming right out of the gate – especially when so many of the other couples seemed very awkward & sedate at the announcement. As for who stood out in a not-so-good way – I’d have to say Mischa. Could have just been nerves, but the impression I got from her was “I would rather be anywhere else in the world right now.” Artem came across very excited and pleasant, though, so I’m hoping he might be able to bring some of that out in her. Read more..
We couldn’t be more excited to have Edyta Sliwinska back as Pro on Dancing With The Stars! Edyta is the reason I started watching Dancing With The Stars in the beginning….and well, for those long time readers, you know how our John feels for her. 😀 So, like us, do you have some questions you’d like to ask Edyta about Dancing With The Stars? If so, let us know in comments and then we’ll select Read more..
As we usually do, here are our preliminary polls for this season – just based on first impressions from the cast announcement. As always, if you are just here to bitch, moan, and make snotty remarks about how “we haven’t even seen them dance yet!!!”, then go away – this poll clearly isn’t for you. It’s also not for anyone clinging to the hope that there will be a “surprise 13th couple!” added (FYI: there won’t be). For the rest of us, it’s a fun way to see where the couples stand coming out of the gate – and in previous seasons, it’s often been a decent predictor of who will actually win, or at least who will make the finale. So please, vote – and tell us in the comments why you voted the way you did 🙂
For me, my favorite couple right now is Wanya & Lindsay – felt they really came out strong & confident at the cast announcement, and seemed like one of the few couples that didn’t feel totally awkward. And after Lindsay had such an impressive showing with Alek last season, I’m finding myself really pulling for her.
As for who will win – I think it’s going to come down to Jodie & Antonio, with an outside chance of Ginger if the pimpage continues at the pace it seems to be going. But then again, we’ve never had a season like this before – so someone could totally come from behind and knock the MBT out of any of their hands. It’s definitely not a cut-and-dry season, by any means…
Since the pros were starting to meet their partners today (although we only know of three who have, right now), we figured that we would start revealing the couples as they reveal themselves…or when we find them out. 😉 You gotta know that this is a secret that will be impossible to keep – not when they are starting to rehearse!! It’s gonna get out one way or another, and we’re going to report it!
Anyway, our first confirmed couple is kind of a gimme, as we’ve reported on this woman a couple times and the evidence was pretty strong.
ETA: Couple #2 confirmed! And I gotta say – I’m pretty excited about it. Will definitely be interesting to see these two work together & grow this season… -Court-
ETA2: Didn’t see this one coming…thoughts? -Court-
ETA3: We’re guessing this is the one that is going to get announced on GMA this morning, given who it is – and I’d say it’s also a bit of an unexpected partnership, given this pro’s track record of fairly young and/or able-bodied, conveniently experienced dancers. -Court-
ETA4: Apologies to those on Twitter I may have confused last night – I myself got confused, and mixed up two different pros’ partners. I think you’ll see why when the rest of the cast breaks 😉 But yeah, this one was sort of a gimme, but it does help give us a clearer picture of the cast so far… -Court-
ETA5: Saw this name floating around Twitter as a possibility, so I figured I may as well confirm. Rather interesting (and timely) casting, no? -Court-
ETA6: DOUBLE-WHAMMY!!! So E! goes and spoils a name that came completely out of left field…guess what? So will I. 😉 -Court-
ETA7: Since everyone else is reporting on Kim/Sasha, I will go ahead and add – but let me qualify that I only know this through process of elimination, and my sources were unable to confirm with certainty that those two are paired up…hence the **. But as for the other one I’m revealing – this I’m 100% certain of. And yes – it’s another WHAMMY. 😎 You heard it here FIRST, kids! -Court-
ETA8: Got another one out of left field for you – and I actually kind of wonder if this celeb may have requested his pro. I don’t have any proof, just a hunch. -Court-
ETA9: And with this update, I’m fairly certain this is the full cast. Seen a lot (and gotten pulled into a lot) of speculation on Twitter about Ben Higgins (*eye roll*) being a “last-minute” or “surprise” add with Emma as his partner after The Bachelor wraps on Mar. 14, but honestly guys – all signs seem to be pointing to this being a 12-couple season. Ditto to the fringe R5 fans that are insisting that Rydel is going to be a “surprise announcement” and be paired with Derek – no more spots left, guys. Better luck next season…now please move on. -Court-
Photos Of Edyta Sliwinska, Cheryl Burke, Kym Johnson, Gleb Savchenko, Elena Samodanova In Niagara Falls
As you know from a previous post Dancing With The Stars Edyta Sliwinska, Cheryl Burke, Gleb Savchenko, and Elena Samodanova have been performing in “Dancing Pros Live” in Niagara Falls. Kym Johnson came to visit them too. It’s so cool to see all of these faces again! Don’t miss seeing the show this week if you can. For tickets, see this link.
Photos Of ‘Dancing Pros Live’ With Edyta Sliwinska, Cheryl Burke, Gleb Savchenko, Elena Samodanova, Benji Schwimmer
Aren’t the photos below fun? Last night, “Dancing Pros Live” with Edyta Sliwinska, Alan Thicke, Cheryl Burke, Gleb Savchenko, Elena Samodanova, and Benji Schwimmer premiered in at the Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls. From what I’m reading at twitter, Cheryl did an amazing job at co-hosting. The show is being described as beautiful, multi-talented & amazing! There was a special mention on Benji which I’m not surprised. When I saw the show last year, he was amazing. Don’t forget you can see “Dancing Pros Live” from February 18th-25th. For tickets and a fun video promo, see this link.
— Tina Ronning(@TinaaRonning86) February 19, 2016
— Cheryl Burke (@CherylBurke) February 17, 2016
— Alan Thicke(@Alan_Thicke) February 18, 2016
Reminder: See ‘Dancing Pros Live’ With Edyta Sliwinska, Cheryl Burke, Gleb Savchenko, And Elena Samodanova
Just a reminder for those living or planning to visit the Niagara Falls area! You can see Edyta Sliwinska, Cheryl Burke, Gleb Savchenko, and Elena Samodanova in “Dancing Pros Live” at the Fallsview Casino Resort from February 18th-25th. For tickets and a fun video promo, see this link. I saw this show last year and I highly recommend it as dancers from all over the world dance in it.
— Elena Samodanova (@ElenaSamodanova) February 11, 2016
According to Edyta Sliwinska, the “Dancing Pros Live” tour starts in February (see instagram below). Also, according to the official Dancing Pros Live site, Cheryl Burke and Gleb Savchenko will be performing. This time period might work for Gleb too as the “Strictly Come Dancing” tour ends in the middle of February….that is, if he’s dancing in it too? Tickets haven’t gone on sale yet, but, be watching the Dancing Pros Live site closely for when they do and for more information. I hope it’s true and they are touring near everyone interested in going. I saw this show last year and it was fantastic!! You can see dancers from all over the world dance in this show.