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Dancing With The Stars Sharna Burgess: “This season is my dream come true”

Sharna Bugess has written such a touching new blog. She’s hoping her and Noah make the finals. No matter what happens, she feels they have already won. Read on…

I feel like I have already won DWTS just having Noah as my partner. He is my hero and a true champion. Noah deserves an award for overcoming his physical challenges and performing so beautifully each week. I have an amazing freestyle dance planned for Noah — I truly hope we make it to the final!

This season is my dream come true. Thank you to all our fans for being so supportive, we love and appreciate you!

More from Sharna at Closer Weekly.

May 12, 2015 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS Season 20 Semi-Finals Night One: Scores, Media, Interviews, And A New POLL (VOTE)

Wow, last night’s show was one of the best shows I have ever seen in all my time watching Dancing With The Stars. The Judges Choice dances took the couples and the show to a whole new level. So, what do you think: Would you like to see them bring back the Judges Choice dances again in the future like I would? VOTE in our new Poll and let us know.

Moving on, let’s examine the scores from last night again….

Riker Lynch & Allison Holker – 80 (40/40)
Nastia Liukin & Derek Hough – 80 (40/40)
Rumer Willis & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – 78 (38/40)
Noah Galloway & Sharna Burgess – 76 (36/40)

Next, how about some media? If you go to ABC, the Daily Mail, and Entertainment Tonight, you can view some beautiful photos and a special segment on Noah and his proposal.

As for the interviews….first, go to E News. All four couples are interviewed on the night. It was an emotional one for them all in different ways and everyone is happy with last night’s dances. And here are some more interviews (we’ll add more interviews to each section as soon as more are released)….

Afterbuzz TV:

Access Hollywood:

Got Pap (I couldn’t resist posting Maks and Peta seen after the show):

Keep checking back for updates and thanks for everything for reading, commenting, and all of your love and support for this site!! xx

ETA: Below is more….

POPTVDotCom (you can see Gleb Savhcenko, Elena Samodanova, and Adelina Sotnikova too!):

GMA:

ETA2: Fox News also talked with the couples. Be sure to see the link for more, but, below is a take…

Derek Hough was finally able to dance again for a complete number with Liukin after an injury marred his “DWTS” season and pro Sasha Farber had stepped in.

While Hough danced most of the routine, mentor Goodman did a few moves with Liukin at the end in a performance paying tribute to the veteran judge’s life.

On-the-mend Hough hopes to perform with Liukin if they make it to the finals, and the Olympian told reporters: “I think at the beginning of the season, I was more like, oh, the scores and the placement and now…Derek’s injury, and seeing the pain he’s been in…it’s taught me life is about the journey.”

ETA3: Here is a You Tube version of Noah and Sharna with Entertainment Tonight. Thanks to Andrea for the find…

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Information On Dancing With The Stars Week 9 Dances, Judges Twist, Entertainment

E Online has released some information for Dancing With The Stars Week 9. Read on for more. This is going to be fun.

For the first time in the ABC reality hit’s 10-year history, the judges will be entering the competition. E! News has exclusively learned that each judge—Len Goodman, Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli—is set to coach one of the four remaining couples leading up to Monday night’s performance show. They’ll have final say over their song, dance style and creative, which we’re sure Len is thrilled over! The judges’ choice dances will be scored by the three remaining judges.

Len Goodman will be with Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough
Julianne Hough will be with Riker Lynch and Allison Holker
Carrie Ann Inaba will be with Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess
Bruno Tonioli will be with Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy

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In addition to the judges’ choice dances during Monday night’s show, fans can expect to see All-Stars champion Melissa Rycroft back in the ballroom, performing a routine from the upcoming Dancing With the Stars: Live! tour. Then, on Tuesday night’s elimination show, Flo Rida and the Teen Beach Movie 2 cast will stop by the perform before another celeb is ousted from the competition.

To read more, see E Online.

ETA: Below is a little more info from ABC….

Tuesday’s Result Show is Jam-Packed with Musical Performances by Flo Rida, Teen Beach 2 and a Special Performance presented by Almay
One Couple Will Be Eliminated on Tuesday’s Results Show

“Episode 2009” – Four remaining couples advance to the SEMI-FINALS on “Dancing with the Stars” this MONDAY, MAY 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. ET). The competition is neck and neck as each couple fights to make it to the top 3 and dance in the finale. Noah Galloway, Nastia Likuin, Riker Lynch and Rumer Willis will perform two full routines including a Viennese Waltz, Quickstep, Paso Doble, Contemporary and Argentine Tango.

For the first time in “Dancing” history, each of our judges will be assigned a couple to coach for one dance, choosing their song, dance style and overall creative. The Judges’ Choice will be judged by the three remaining judges and will count towards their overall scores.

Judges will be paired with the below couples:

Len Goodman with Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough
Julianne Hough with Riker Lynch and Allison Holker
Carrie Ann Inaba with Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess
Bruno Tonioli with Rumer Willis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy

There will also be a special dance performance from the upcoming tour, Dancing with the Stars: Live!, featuring All-Stars Champion Melissa Rycroft dancing with Artem Chigvintsev, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Keo Motsepe, Sasha Farber, Witney Carson, Peta Murgatroyd, Emma Slater, Jenna Johnson and Brittany Cherry.

“Episode 2009A” – “Dancing with the Stars: The Results” continues on TUESDAY, MAY 12 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET). It’s a jam-packed night that kicks-off with a simply American performance choreographed by Mandy Moore for Almay to honor the women of the U.S. Military.The unique performance will showcase explosive choreography and will feature both the Pro and Troupe dancers.

Viewers will also be treated to a lively dance performance from the highly anticipated Disney Channel Original Movie “Teen Beach 2,” the music- and dance-driven sequel to “Teen Beach Movie” premiering June 26 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. Stars from the movie including Ross Lynch, John DeLuca, Jordan Fisher, Kent Boyd, Raymond Cham, Jr., Will Loftis, Jessica Lee Keller and Mollee Gray will perform the high energy jazz number “Gotta Be Me,” the first single from “Teen Beach 2.”

Flo Rida will also drop by the ballroom to perform his hit “GDFR” and the end of the night, one couple will go home and three couples will advance to the finals.

Dancing with the Stars: Live is going back on the road giving fans the opportunity to see their favorite stars dance live in their hometowns. Hosted by Dancing with the Stars All-Stars champion Melissa Rycroft, the ‘Perfect Ten Tour’ is bringing a one-of-a-kind touring production to more than 40 cities across America starting June 13 and run through August 11. The tour includes pro dancers Witney Carson, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Artem Chigvintsev, Peta Murgatroyd, Emma Slater, Keo Motsepe, and troupe dancers Alan Bersten, Brittany Cherry, Sasha Farber and Jenna Johnson. The dancers are unleashed in the 90-minute action packed live show, treating audiences to exciting and romantic performances, from choreography never before seen on the show, to some of the most memorable numbers from all ten years of Dancing with the Stars. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.dwtstour.com/.

Viewers will also have more access to the show than ever before with #DWTSAllAccess offering viewers a behind-the-scenes look with six live stream videos from key positions in the ballroom. #DWTSAllAccess allows fans to view livestreams from different angles of the ballroom, including the Red Room, Judges’ Table, Sky Box, make-up mirror, a wide shot of the dance floor and an exclusive behind-the-scenes series hosted by Gethin Jones that will feature exclusive interviews with celebrity couples. Additionally, viewers will have access to the DWTS rehearsal studio with live streaming videos available Tuesday – Saturday from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., ET on ABC.com.

“Dancing with the Stars” features Julianne Hough, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba at the judges table and is hosted by Emmy® Award-winning host Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Erin Andrews (sports host & “Dancing with the Stars” Season 10 finalist).

May 7, 2015 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Afterbuzz TV With Gleb Savchenko And Elena Samodanova Review Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 8

This week Elena Samodanova and Gleb Savchenko joined the Afterbuzz TV gang to review Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 8! It was so cool to get a perspective from Gleb and Elena being they have danced and/or judged in other countries (here, Australia, India, recently Russia…and soon the UK). I found them fascinating with their knowledge and insights. They were refreshing and articulate with their reviews and thoughts of each couple. I especially loved how Gleb and Elena praised Sharna and Derek for their choreography. Gleb even called Derek “extraordinary”.

Other notes:
-Note that Gleb and Elena are only in Los Angeles for two weeks. Next week, Gleb plans to take his DWTS Russia partner Adelina Sotnikova to Dancing With The Stars on Monday and Tuesday. So, look for them in the audience.

-Elena also talked about judging DWTS Russia and what it was like to judge Gleb and Adelina (wouldn’t she make a cool judge here? I love her!).

– Gleb also talked of doing Strictly Come Dancing this Fall in the UK and then they are returning to back to Los Angeles. Gleb said he hopes to dance in Dancing With The Stars Season 22 here.

-Also note that Kristyn said Kym Johnson won’t be dancing on our version of Dancing With The Stars next season. She is going back to Australia to judge.

Lots more below. Excellent show with a lot of cool information. Let us know what you think as always….

ETA: Part of the video below has been edited. Not sure why, but, during the live stream when they were talking about the Derek, Nastia, and Sasha’s trio, Gleb again mentioned Derek’s musicality in his choreography and how he can create around the song(fast and slow) and that you don’t see that level of choreography very often because you have to be “extraordinary”. So, keep that in mind while you listen.

ETA2: You can listen to an audio version of the entire show (unedited) at this link. The part that was missing in the video below can be heard at the 42:14 mark. Thanks to Angie for letting us know.

ETA3: Kristyn tweeted there were “transmission issues” and that’s why they had to edit the video. You can also listen to the Podcast at iTunes.

May 6, 2015 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Go Behind The Scenes Of New Gleb Savchenko, Adelina Sotnikova, And Elena Samodanova Photo Shoots – Videos, Photos

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Gleb Savchenko, Adelina Sotnikova, and Elena Samodanova have been posting all kinds of new photos from a photo shoot at their twitter and instagram accounts. Be sure to see them if you haven’t yet, here, here, and here.

And for #TeamSotka fans, isn’t this fun? Up on your feet. Let’s dance with them Uhhhh….

And how about this video footage from Elena Samodanova? Gorgeous! And that’s not all. Be sure you watch Afterbuzz TV tonight as Gleb and Elena are their special guests. Maybe they will talk on Dancing With The Stars Russia and Gleb’s new Pro gig in Strictly Come Dancing? We’ll post a video in a new post as soon as we can in case you miss it.


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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Gleb Savchenko And Adelina Sotnikova Thank Their Fans For DWTSRussia Support – Video

Gleb Savchenko And Adelina Sotnikova thak their fans for all the support for their run on Dancing With The Stars Russia and more. This is so awesome. Check it out. THANK YOU GLEB, ADELINA, and ELENA~ xxx #OneLove

May 3, 2015 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTSRussia Finale: Coverage Of Gleb Savchenko And Adelina Sotnikova, Voting Info, Videos, Photos, And More

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The time has come #DWTSRussia fans!! The Dancing With The Russia Finale is taking place tomorrow, Saturday, 9:50am ET. Thanks to everyone who has been following along. It’s so cool how Gleb Savchenko, Adelina Sotnikova, Elena Samodanova and this wonderful cast have brought us all together. We’ve made new awesome friends from all over the world. It’s amazing when you think about it, isn’t it?

And as you know, now it’s more important than ever to vote for Gleb Savchenko And Adelina Sotnikova if you’d like to see them win this competition. They’ve done their work, so, now it’s time to do ours and show them our appreciation! Here’s what you can do to help them win the Mirror Ball trophy:

You must:
– vote strictly during the airing of the show from 16.50 till 20.00 Moscow, Russia time. In other countries the local time is 9:50am ET US; 14:50 London, England; 22:50pm Tokyo, Japan; 23:50 Sidney, Australia. If you need another time converted to the country where you live, see this link.

The two options to vote:
– by sms send 10 to short number 1075
– go on-line using your credit card to this official link and follow the instructions at NastineLi’s twitter. Amount of votes by sms is unlimited; on the web you can send up to 300 votes at a time indicating the necessary figure in the field “amount of votes” and you can vote as many times as you can. Remember that each single vote is precious!! Even if you can send just 1 vote, do that!!! It can be crucial!!! Ask any of your friends for help!!! People from every country can vote. Only together we can do it!!!! Note that ALL of your votes will go to a good cause as well which is so cool.

As always, you can Read more..

April 24, 2015 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS Exclusive Interview: Gleb Savchenko Talks On DWTS Russia, Dance Info For The Finals, A Special Message For Fans, & More

Hi All!! Gleb Savchencko was so gracious enough to take a time out from Dancing With The Stars Russia to answer a few questions. I was dying to know what he and partner Adelina Sotnikova felt in those moments when it was announced they were going to the finals this upcoming Saturday. Below he talks all about it. Plus, Gleb discusses choreographing and his favorite dances. He also tells us about he and Adelina’s new dances for the Finals too (Yay, I got my wish for a Paso Doble). Gleb also has a special message for you. Included below is also some footage from a new fashion shoot with his wife Elena Samodanova (*I think I just passed out and went to heaven*). Let’s wish them the best all and don’t forget to VOTE for Gleb and Adelina all week and on Saturday. For voting instructions, keep scrolling below. THANKS GLEB!!

Hi Gleb! It’s so great to speak with you again. Thanks so much for taking the time to answer a few questions. First of all, a huge huge CONGRATULATIONS making it to the Finals of DWTS Russia. We couldn’t be more proud of you and Adelina!! Take us back to the moments you found out you made it. You and Adelina’s expressions were pure joy to watch and heaven sent.

It was great when they announced that we made it to the final!!! All of the couples in the semi deserve to be in the final and deserve that mirror ball. We are super excited and working hard to do a good show on Saturday. Read more..

April 20, 2015 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTSRussia Semi-Finals With Gleb Savchenko, Adelina Sotnikova, Elena Samodanova – Special Preview, Photos, Video

Are you ready for the Dancing With The Stars Russia Semi-finals? For starters, Anastassija (@NastineLi at twitter) was so gracious and wrote us a fun preview for what the show is about this week so we’d understand it better. It reads as follows….

Anastassija: The 10th show of DWTS RUSSIA will be dedicated to the most popular and successful singer of Soviet Union and Russia of all times, Alla Pugachjova. She had her birthday on April, 15 (she turned 66) so they decided to make such a present to her. Each pair takes their favourite song by A.Pugachjova and performs a dance. She has a very rich repertoir, so it’s very difficult to guess the choices.

To make it a bit more clear, she is somewhat like Madonna or Michael Jackson for Russians. Actually when she was young, she was really a mega-star and an absolute idol for several generations of soviet people. Now she almost doesn’t perform, but she is extremely respected and a very influential person in the world of show business in Russia. She is a welcome guest on many shows, she used to be a judge on a very famous russian-produced international talent festival New Wave, she also produced her own talent show(smth like Star Academy) “Factor A”. So she still stays very active ;)) and i won’t be surprised if tomorrow she is one of the judges ;))

An interesting fact – she is wife of the host of the show, Maxim Galkin. They have a big age difference, but they are happily married and have little twins. Though, A.Pugachjova has a grown up daughter, who is also a popular singer in Russia, and two grandsons, one of whom also tries to be a professional musician. You can read really much about her here. And here you can listen to a collection of her really greatest hits and most popular songs of all her career ;))

Back to Vogue: So, this week Gleb Savchenko is dancing in a men’s group dance. Anastassija tells us they will be dancing to a song called “Kings Can Do Anything”.

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Anastassija translated the lyrics for us below and what they mean to set up this dance before we see it….

1.Once upon a time there lived a king
He rules his country and his people as he only could
And his name was Louis the Second.
But the song is not about him but about love.
At those times there lived a beauty
She … the shepherd geese at the walls of the palace,
But for Louis she was the prettiest of all
And he decided to marry her
Chorus:
Kings can do anything, kings can do anything,
They even decide the destiny of the whole world,
But no matter what you say
No king can marry for love
2.”I will marry, I will marry, I will marry”, said Louis.
And all his neighbours kings immediately arrived to him,
And there was a huge scandal, a really huge scandal.
But the song is not about that but about love.
And finally he married another woman.
She had only kings in her pedigree.
But if you saw the portrait of that princess,
You would never envy Louis
Chorus.

Also, below is a video of the Guys (including Gleb) in rehearsals for the Group dance… Read more..

April 18, 2015 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Behind The Scenes Of Gleb Savchenko And Adelina Sotnikova’s Hip Hop Dance On DWTS Russia – Video

For those following Dancing With The Stars Russia: Remember Gleb Savchenko And Adelina Sotnikova Hip Hop dance that we posted about this past Saturday (how could we forget? It was a blast and it pushed them to the Semi-Finals)? Well, here is some fun “behind-the-scenes” coverage. This is so cute and a special thanks to Anaida for the heads up!!

Stay tuned! We plan to blog on Dancing With The Stars Russia again on Saturday! Be wishing this team all the best as they get ready!

April 15, 2015 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.