LOL Check out what Billy Dee says on he and Emma’s first meeting and how her face lights up afterwards. So cute!
Carrie Ann Inaba writes all about Dancing With The Stars last night at Parade.com. Below she talks of judging and also reminds us of what makes Dancing With The Stars so incredible in a “Dancing Democracy” way. She also mentions how the couples find out today who their new partners are going to be for the upcoming week! More below….
So, let’s get to the dances! Wow! I was truly impressed with the dances last night. Normally, the “most memorable year” night of dancing is the most challenging to judge. When a star has just shared an intimate detail of their life, a vulnerable time, or a challenging time, and then they dance poorly, it’s truly heart-wrenching as a judge to have to give them a bad score. This is often the time of the season where the fans of the stars will get extremely protective over their “favorites.” It’s completely understandable and beautiful, but this is when it can get very negative on social media because the fans will misunderstand the judgement of the dance for the judgement of the person. Now, we don’t judge the person; we judge the dancing and the performance. And most of the time, we care just as much as everyone else about these special, talented people who have courageously taken on this challenge to be on Dancing with the Stars. But if we don’t judge them with a critical and professional eye, there’s no point to the competition. And I’d like to remind everyone that what makes DWTS so incredible is that it is a combination of scoring and the audience and viewer votes that decides the fates of our celebs. It’s a democracy! It’s a Dancing Democracy. So vote. Oh, speaking of voting. Today is the day they tell the couples who their new partner is going to be for the upcoming week! Talk about a “SWITCH UP.” After last night’s incredible performances I almost don’t want to see them switch, but at the same time, how very interesting and what an amazing experiment it is to do this. It will be quite the psychological thriller if you ask me. I won’t know until Monday as well…and I’m chomping at the bit.
For a personal review of each couple, see Parade.com.
Back again and this time with some new interviews with George Pennacchio from On The Red Carpet. Don’t you just love him?! Lot’s of Switch Up Dance talk here. Note how they are more relaxed now that they can go back to their original partners after the switch up dance. Check it out!
PureDWTS 18, Week 2 Partner Switch Twitter Voting: Is It “Rigged?” Part IV *Partnership Predictions*
Ok kids, the voting is *finally* over – and Heidi & I pulled together data from both Keyhole & Topsy last night to try and get the most accurate picture of who was going to be dancing with who. Based on what was said in the press release, the partnerships would be determined in order of who got the most overall votes (with all possible partnership hashtags), and moving down the line until everybody was paired off. We have a better picture of this for the female celeb/male pro partnerships – if I’m reading Heidi’s Topsy spreadsheet correctly, it looks like Meryl was the greatest overall vote-getter for the gals, followed by NeNe, then Amy, then Danica, then Candace. We don’t have quite as much data on the male celeb/female pro pair-ups, but if Keyhole is correct, that went in order of Charlie, Cody, James, & Drew. Based on that information, here are our predictions of who is going to be dancing with who:
UPDATE, 4/1/14 @ 10:02 PM EST: Well apparently all the tweeting you guys did was pointless, and apparently all the tracking and deciphering of vague rules we here at Pure did trying to give you guys some semblance of guidance was of NO WORTH WHATSOEVER…because Kristyn just dropped this bomb:
Draw your own conclusions, but I trust Kristyn & her source. So I could basically draw one big ol’ strikethrough every single word I’ve written over the course of the 4 posts I’ve done in this series, and eat the cost (both monetary & labor) of trying to track these hashtags…and worst of all, all that time you guys spent tweeting did nothing. I could literally cry right now – out of frustration and pure unadulterated RAGE. We did this to keep TPTB honest – to make sure they didn’t try to manipulate things in their favor. And what did they do? They gave all the viewers the middle finger, anyway. I have half a mind to tweet Sean Avery right now and see if we can formulate some sort of tell-all about the corruption running rampant through DWTS right now – I see that his claims of being booted off DWTS for fighting with Lord Conrad the Supreme are starting to gain some traction. I hope that man gets a venereal disease, because he is captaining the Titanic right now, with all the self-destructive changes he’s implementing. I hope some of the big outlets jump on this one. TMZ, you lurkin’? Holler at us – I’d be happy to send you copies of our data. Dateline? 60 Minutes? Hit us up and we’ll give you the straight dope. Damn, I don’t think I’ve been this mad about DWTS since they brought out the WTA cha-cha and threw Ralph out on his ass. Discuss, guys – feel free to vent. Lord knows I have… Read more..
Good Morning America Coverage Of DWTS Season 18 Week 3, Billy Dee Williams and Emma Slater Interviewed
Thanks to the Vocal Vault and their quickness too, below is some Good Morning America coverage of Dancing With The Stars. They spotlight Robin Roberts and how well she did judging the show. Billy Dee Williams and Emma Slater are interviewed too. He talks all about why he had to bow out of the show. I don’t blame him. What a class act….both of them!!
Wow! What a night full of stellar dancing!! Here are the judges scores again in case you missed them…
NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani: 31
Cody Simpson and Witney Carson: 35
James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd: 36
Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke: 30
Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy: 36
Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy: 39
Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas: 32
Amy Purdy and Derek Hough: 36
Charlie White and Sharna Burgess: 36
Also, George Pennacchio from ABC7 has some video coverage and a fun summary. ADDING: Note how George mentions there is no elimination next week …thank goodness. Hopefully, we will see more with him later at On The Red Carpet.
And what would we do without good ol’ Henry from PopTVDotCom with some of the cast after the show again….
Also, Derek Hough, Amy Purdy, and some of the cast of Dancing With The Stars attended his “Make Your Move 3D” premiere in Hollywood last night. For lots of fun coverage including videos and photos, see Pure Derek Hough as soon as you can. Below is one video where Derek talks on Amy, tap dancing, and more….
Below is a bit of GMA coverage too…
More coming up! Stay tuned!! xx
Geez. George Pennachio says there is a surprise in the first half hour.
Like we need more surprises. :::sigh:::
I know! Let’s drink every time there is a camera screw up. Wait…I don’t have enough booze….
Great opening dance by James. He got a tiny bit off time in a couple spots….but this guy is a contender, for reals.
ETA: So Billy Dee is out due to injury. No more elimination or not?? I suspect not since they aren’t doing that stupid elmin stuff before each dance, thank god.
Great dance by Nene. And line of the night goes to Derek Hough: “This lil’ munchkin is ready for you!!” Right to Nene.
ETA2: Forgot to add to my last update that they made it pretty clear that the switch is for one week then they go back to their original partners. It sounds like no more voting – I’m afraid to hope for that to be true.
Liked Danica and Val’s dance very much, but she struck me as a bit melodramatic and not quite real in her package. I’m afraid that’s just her.
ETA3: Beautiful dance by Meryl and Maks but that was in NO WAY a foxtrot…yet no one said a word about it. Bet they would have if Meryl was dancing with Derek. Interesting how now the couples are definitely going back to each other after next week AND they get 10s on a non-foxtrot. I wonder if someone had a fit? Besides most of the fans, I mean. I doubt they listen to us, so what happened? Not that I’m complaining about that part – I’m glad.
Yahoo interviewed Billy Dee Williams about all of his current projects and why he decided to do Dancing With The Stars. Billy Dee also talked with them about this week’s “most memorable dance” as well as how he feels about the Switch Up Dance. Man, do I ever feel sorry for these celebs having to deal with this. Please TPTB …stop the madness and just cancel the idea. Read on….and don’t forget to watch the fun video below too.
Yahoo TV caught up with Williams to ask him about his decision to compete on the TV dancing competition, the daunting upcoming partner switch, and what he really thinks of those low-scoring judges.
“Well, I certainly was a fan of ‘Dancing With the Stars,’” Williams told us when he was asked about his reaction when he was approached to join the demanding competition. “I was approached by my management. Before I could say no, they were so excited about the whole prospect that they wouldn’t even let me really respond. … Instead of saying no, I found myself saying, ‘Well, OK, let’s see what I can do with this.’”
As for this week’s Most Memorable Year dance, Williams can’t dish on the year he chose, but he did confirm that he and Slater are dancing a waltz. He’s also having fun going down memory lane for his Most Memorable Year routine. Well, sort of. “It’s a combination,” he said. “It’s fun for me, but it’s also, you know, it’s like, ‘What the hell am I doing?’”
Coming next week: The show’s partner “Switch-Up” twist. And like most of the other celebs, Williams isn’t particularly looking forward to swapping his partner for a new one. “I don’t really want to switch up,” he revealed. “She and I have really established a wonderful relationship. I have a tremendous love and respect for her style.”
More at Yahoo.
Okay, time to start a new week. :::sigh::: Like I said in my Dancing by the Numbers post – did everyone vote or are we going to have a “shocking elimination” somewhere in this mix?? It was horrid how they eliminated Diana and I hope they go back to the way they did it last season. This way was just distasteful. Combine that with all the switch up nonsense…well, can we go back to the show I loved, because I neither recognize nor enjoy this one. Hell, it’s Sunday and I haven’t watched all of last week’s show – I keep finding other things to do. Yo, producers – it’s week 3 and I’m already OVER this show – this should be a sign. Every season you lose me a little bit more. But hey, I guess I’m not in your desirable demographic, eh? Tell me – what you gonna do when your undesirables have left you and you still haven’t moved up in the coveted demo?? Get cancelled, that’s what.
But hey, this week is going to be a Full House Reunion week! According to E! Online, anyway:
WTS is planning something of a Full House reunion for Monday’s show, sources excluslively confirm to E! News.
“It’s the Most Memorable Year theme this week,” explains one insider, “and there are definitely going to be a lot of tears, but also some really inspiring stories! Candace Cameron Bure is going to be talking about her days on Full House and the cast is going to be in the audience to support her.”
That’s sure to bring in the young’uns. Um, only NOT.
So who’s dancing what? Well, DanicaNotADancer was blessed to be given contemporary, although the C-bros don’t really seem to have a great knack for choreographing it. Amy is using new feet – swimming feet, to be exact – in this dance which just amazes me. This woman is BRAVE. And I’m a nervous wreck watching her dance, praying something catastrophic doesn’t happen. Knowing Derek, though, he’s probably planned for that. What’s up with all the Jives in “Most Memorable” week?? Is that weird? And I find it a bit funny that Charlie and Meryl have spent the better part of their lives together, yet one is doing Jive and the other is doing Foxtrot. Hmmm…interesting. I also wonder if Meryl will get the comments about the height disparity that Cody and Witney got. Somehow I doubt it. I also see that Tony has Nene in flats again – will they get called on it? Somehow I doubt that too.
I don’t have the best track record when it comes to dance order this season, especially if they keep on the way they did last week. Yikes.
Charlie and Sharna – Jive (Music: Happy by Pharell – I think)
Danica and Val – Contemporary
James and Peta – Jive
Drew and Cheryl – Waltz
Amy and Derek – Contemporary
Candace and Mark – Jive
Meryl and Maks – Foxtrot (Music: All of Me by John Legend)
Billy Dee and Emma – Waltz
Cody and Witney – Jazz (Music: Surfboard by Cody Simpson)
NeNe And Tony – Rumba
*awww* I love when our stars get together for a great cause on the red carpet and that was just the case for Dancing With The Stars partners Billy Dee Williams and Emma Slater. Last night, they attended the Humane Society of The United States 60th Anniversary Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. You can view more fun photos of them at Zimbio Pictures.