This week is going to be amazing. Good luck to all the couples!
I’m a little bummed out after this past Monday’s show and Tuesday’s result show, if I’m being honest. I’m not sure where that feeling is coming from. It just felt so freakin’ manipulated and REALITY Show-y if that makes any sense. From the stealth cameras recording every move of every contestant, to the attempts to elevate some couples at other couples’ expense – it’s all just tiring. Let these people dance and have a good time (and let us have a good time) and judge the actual dancing for god’s sake.
And now, this week, we have a brand new theme week tailor made for their designated winner of the season. Cirque week. Maybe it’ll turn into Shark week yet again. Joy. Anyway, according to Maks’ blog, they are tangoing to Zumanity and he doesn’t seem entirely pleased about it. I kinda feel his pain. Yer kinda screwed no matter which way you go.
ETA: Just Jared Jr has posted the Cirque du Soleil shows for each couple. They’ve also given dance information for the Results Show on Tuesday. More below…
On the results show on Tuesday (October 4), DNCE will perform their new single, “Body Moves,” and there will be an all-male dance number in which the male pros of “Dancing with the Stars” perform to the song “Ain’t No Sunshine.” In addition, Derek will choreograph and dance to a special number.
At the end of the night, the third elimination of the season, based on combined viewer and judges’ scores from October 3, will take place.
Marilu and Derek – Paso Doble per Derek’s instagram (KÀ)
James and Sharna -Quickstep (PARAMOUR)
Calvin and Lindsay – (KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities)
Maureen and Artem – Argentine Tango (Mystère)
Babyface and Allison – (The Beatles LOVE)
Amber and Maks – Tango (Zumanity)
Vanilla Ice and Witney – (La Nouba)
Jana and Gleb – (The Beatles LOVE)
Terra and Sasha – Samba (“O”)
Ryan and Cheryl – Waltz (“O”)
Laurie and Val – (Michael Jackson ONE)
I can’t get enough of some of these shots of the Pro Numbers on Dancing With The Stars last night. Beautiful!! *still thanking TPTB for bringing the pro numbers back and adding more meat to this show!!
I really enjoyed Emma Slater and Rick Perry on Dancing With The Stars this season. Below are some exit interviews and video of their elimination. It they do GMA, we’ll be sure to post that interview too.
ETA: Here is their GMA interview too. Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording….
Wow! Once again, I was loving the Pro Numbers tonight. I so cherish these results shows.
— Official DWTS (@DancingABC) September 28, 2016
— Lexus (@lindsayarnold_) September 28, 2016
— Whipclip(@whipclip) September 28, 2016
Fox has such a sweet story up of Dancing With The Stars Sasha Farber and Emma Slater. Apparently, Emma told reporters that she wants to marry Sasha. She also spoke on their new home. Here is more….
Longtime “DWTS” professional dancers Emma Slater and Sasha Farber are now living together and she told reporters after Monday’s show that she wants to marry him.
When FOX411 boldly asked if they are going to get hitched, Slater replied, “I would like to. I feel like it’s soon. I’ve been hinting pretty heavily and if you tell all your girlfriends to go tell and him [that] I think I was ready for marriage now, then I think that’s a pretty strong hint. He probably gets it.”
Slater, who is British, and Farber, who is a Russian born Australian, are both competing this season; Slater’s partner is former Texas governor Rick Perry while Farber is successfully navigating the challenge of dancing with the show’s first celebrity little person, Terra Jole.
Slater, who previously took her “DWTS” blue collar comedian partner Bill Engvall to a surprise fourth place in season 17, said she and Farber have been struggling to agree on a style for their home.
“Redecorating with someone you’re with can be quite a tough decision because he likes everything modern and I like everything really traditional and English-y, cottagey, that kind of thing,” she said. “But we found our style and love it.”
More at Fox. These two are so cute and we wish them the best. I’m dying to see their new house too which will be featured on Entertainment Tonight in the near future.
This was written during and after the first (HISTORIC) Presidential Debate. You’ve been warned. 🙂
I have a sniffing, loud guy in my ear, so I’m having a hard time concentrating, but how on earth is Terra two points ahead of Marilu?? This is a mystery to me. I think Marilu had a balance problem right at the beginning of her dance (she’s 64, after all), but that was a good dance. Then again, how did Laurie get a full three points more than her, lift and all?? And is that the first time Val’s ever actually been called on a lift? He’s done them before but I don’t remember him getting so nailed on it.
Anyway, I think Terra (and Laurie) did do a good job, I just don’t get the scoring two weeks in a row that insulates her. I’m afraid that once the people they want to leave, actually leave the scoring may change and that is fair to no one. It’s whiplash inducing for people who don’t know just how manipulated this show really is. Read more..
ETA: Here is Extra with the couples…
Also, there is a new interview at ET with Artem and Maureen. I’m having trouble getting it to play.
Awww, I can’t get enough of these pictures. Be sure to click on them to see even more. So, who had the best costumes last night? I loved them all but Maks and Amber’s.
What a fun night for Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Week 3. Short, but, fun. I’m looking forward to a longer show tonight. So, let’s review the scores again. I think I agree with these standings with an exception to Gleb and Jana. There scores should have been higher. I think James and Sharna deserved high scores as well.
Calvin Johnson Jr. and Lindsay Arnold (Viennese Waltz): 8-8-8-8 TOTAL: 32 (SAFE FROM ELIMINATION)
Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy (Tango): 7-8-8-8 TOTAL: 31 (SAFE FROM ELIMINATION)
Terra Jole and Sasha Farber (Viennese Waltz): 8-7-8-7 TOTAL: 30 (IN JEOPARDY)
James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess (Cha Cha): 7-7-8-7 TOTAL: 29 (SAFE FROM ELIMINATION)
Marilu Henner and Derek Hough (Tango): 7-7-7-7 TOTAL: 28 (IN JEOPARDY)
Maureen McCormick and Artem Chigvintsev (Salsa): 7-7-7-7 TOTAL: 28 (SAFE FROM ELIMINATION)
Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko (Jive): 6-7-6-7 TOTAL: 26 (SAFE FROM ELIMINATION)
Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke (Cha Cha): 6-7-6-6 TOTAL: 25 (IN JEOPARDY)
Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Allison Holker (Jive): 7-6-6-6 TOTAL: 25 (IN JEOPARDY)
Amber Rose & Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Salsa): 7-6-6-6 TOTAL 25 (IN JEOPARDY)
Vanilla Ice and Witney Carson (Paso): 6-6-5-6 TOTAL: 23 (SAFE FROM ELIMINATION – HEAD JUDGE’S DECISION
Rick Perry and Emma Slater (Paso): 6-6-5-6 TOTAL: 23 (IN JEOPARDY)
Now onto some media, interviews, bumpers from Al, and some red room coverage….
Glamour talked with a few of the couples. Be sure to read the link for more.
But back to the dancing, shall we? “I didn’t adapt too well to cha-cha,” revealed James. “I’m perfectly OK with making mistakes or not grasping something, but I’m not OK with not knowing why. We really went through a couple rough days trying to get to the bottom of what was holding me back. It was a disaster at camera-blocking and completely went off the rails again. Then, in between dress rehearsal and the live show, Sharna made a couple changes and made me feel way better about it. When we did it for the live show, it was the best run I had. To have it happen when immunity was on the line was not bad.”
Laurie Hernandez was literally bouncing around backstage, thrilled to have been granted immunity this week. Still, there was one part of the show she didn’t like: The lack of the judges commentary. “I don’t know what to fix for the next time,” said the fan favorite.
Laurie and partner Val Chmerkovskiy wound up one point behind first place finishers Calvin Johnson and Lindsay Arnold, and at this point in the competition, doesn’t count anyone out. “Everyone is competition [for me] on the show. I need to work extra hard to keep my spot, but so is everyone else.” Still, “every week exceeds my expectations,” said the longtime DWTS fan. “It’s incredible.”