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Dancing with the Stars Season 23, Week 5 – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

Okay, so word on the street…can’t remember where I heard it…is that we’re back to Most Memorable Year. Let’s see who they’re going to hose this week. 🙂

ETA: Vogue here. According to a live chat at Hollywood Today Live Facebook, James and Sharna have a Tango.

ETA2: Val and Laurie have a Paso Doble to a slow and intense song according to this interview in this post.

ETA3: The rest of the dances and songs have been filled. Thanks to Just Jared Jr via ABC.

ETA4: Here’s the running order per George Pennachio. We’ll have to see if there are set pieces that dictated this. Calvin’s kinda hosed two weeks in a row and Laurie gets top of the second hour – very favorable spot as per usual.

Maureen and Artem – Foxtrot (song: “From the Ground Up” by Dan + Shay)
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Dancing 1st

Calvin and Lindsay – Jazz –(song: “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell)
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Dancing 2nd

Jana and Gleb – Contemporary – (song: “In My Daughter’s Eyes” by Martina McBride)
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Dancing 3rd

Ryan and Cheryl – Contemporary – (song: “A Song for You” by Leon Russell)
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Dancing 4th

Laurie and Val – Paso Doble (song: “Rise” by Katy Perry)
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Dancing 5th

Marilu and Derek – Viennese Waltz (song: ““Surprise Yourself” by Jack Garratt)
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Dancing 6th

Amber and Maks – Samba (song: “Woman Up” by Meghan Trainor)
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Dancing 7th

James and Sharna – Tango (song: The Right Time” by Yves V featuring Mike James)
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Dancing 8th

Terra and Sasha – Contemporary (song: “Stand by Me” by Florence + The Machine)
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Dancing 9th

October 5, 2016 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. :-)

Official DWTS Live Tour “Cast” Press Release, Statement From Sharna Burgess, HQ Poster, And More

On Monday in a previous post, we announced the official cast of the new “DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! – WE CAME TO DANCE” Tour, Below is the official press release and poster courtesy of Disney ABC. It also includes quotes from Sharna Burgess. If you haven’t bought tickets yet, SEE THIS LINK!

DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! – WE CAME TO DANCE

HITTING THE ROAD THIS WINTER

All New Show to Feature Lindsay Arnold, Artem Chigvintsev, Sharna Burgess, Val Chmerkovskiy, Emma Slater, Jenna Johnson, Gleb Savchenko, Keo Motsepe, Alan Bersten, Hayley Erbert and Special Guest Stars to be Announced

Tickets on Sale Now!

Los Angeles, CA (October 3, 2016) – America’s favorite dance show is going back on the road this winter with Dancing with the Stars: Live! – We Came to Dance, giving fans the opportunity to see the best dancers in the business perform live in their hometown. This all-new production showcases every type of ballroom and modern dance seen on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, including sizzling group performances, romantic duets, contemporary numbers and original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour. Dancing with the Stars: Live! travels to 43 cities this winter beginning on December 16th in Reno, NV and running through February 14th.

Captivating audiences across the country, Dancing with the Stars: Live! – We Came to Dance features the hottest cast in dance including Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Val Chmerkovskiy, Hayley Erbert, Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko and Emma Slater with more casting to be announced*. Audiences will have the opportunity to experience the professional dancing, exquisite costumes and excitement they see in the ballroom every Monday night live in their hometowns.

“I’m excited to go on tour again and meet so many of our amazing fans across he country! It’s always incredible to see first hand the joy that Dancing with the Stars brings to so many people,” said pro dancer Sharna Burgess. Read more..

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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.

Sasha Farber Proposes To Emma Slater After Beautiful Dance On Dancing With The Stars – HQ Photos And Video

Hi All! I’m back!! I dedicate my first post back to the engagement of Dancing With The Stars Emma Slater and Sasha Farber!! Did you cry like I did? Beautiful!!! Here is some video and HQ Photos. Also included below is an interview and some entertainment coverage. You can also read on Emma’s ring at People. From all of us here at PureDWTS, CONGRATS Sasha and Emma!!

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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.

Dancing with the Stars Season 23, Week 4 – Dancing by the Numbers!

Well, another night of crap ass scoring by judges who were having a hard time hiding their agenda. I mean what the hell was going on there? It’s almost like they got together before the show, had some wine and decided what scores they were going to hand out…and then several people over performed and didn’t match the low scores that were determined over drinks.

A huge problem with this show – HUGE – is the assigning of themes and dances. You give Laurie – the gymnast – a dance with few to no rules on a week where the theme whose middle name is “gymnastics”. Then you turn around and give EVERYONE else dances with very clear rules – and mark them down when they don’t execute. Of course Laurie got 10s – there was no way to “miss” a step, or have not enough body contact, or whatever. It’s ridiculous that you have couples dancing Jazz up against V.Waltz, Quickstep, Paso Doble and Tangos. Ridiculous. But worst of all, Val had a dance where anything goes, to an MJ song, with a 16 year old gymnast…and did we see anything close to what both Derek and Mark choreographed when they had partners with similar skill sets? Nope. Not even close. It’s a waste of a great partner.

:::sigh::: But why bother? I’m not the least bit surprised.

Anyway, I think Babyface is likely history and I’m thinking that Marilu will end up being safe. She and Calvin were both so underscored that I suspect they are getting the votes. I hope so, anyway.  Here’s where the leaderboard was at the end of the night…and keep in mind tomorrow is a double elimination. Read more..

October 4, 2016 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 23, Week 4 – LIVE BLOG!!

Site rules in are effect – don’t hit refresh every 2 minutes, make sure you’re not posting one-liners, etc. Thank you. 🙂

Well, I suspect that tonight will either be mind blowing and fantastic…or an utter clusteryouknowwhat. I’ll be surprised if there is middle ground. And after hearing Derek have to defend Julianne in two interviews when he should have been talking about his performance and being included with the elite of Hollywood, Imma be pissed if Julianne actually apologizes when she did nothing wrong. But I got 5 bucks she does.

So what happened to Tom’s Audio?? He was announcing them and then he stopped.

All Access note: Derek and Marilu make their first appearance and it’s week 4. Some couples are on every week.

Crap, double elimination tomorrow nite!!!

Damn, Calvin is impressing me every single week. That was good dancing, great choreography. Read more..

October 3, 2016 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. :-)

And The Official Dancing With The Stars Live Tour “We Came To Dance” Cast is….

Drum rolls please….and the official cast of the new Dancing With The Stars Live “We Came To Dance” Tour is: Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Hayley Erbert, Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, and Valentin Chmerkovskiy. Below you can read a preview with quotes from Val via ABC.

Val Chmerkovskiy is one of 10 professional dancers who are set to embark on the “Dancing With The Stars Live!” tour, kicking off this winter.

“Dancing with the Stars: Live! — We Came to Dance” kicks off December 16 in Reno, Nevada. The tour will stop in 43 cities before concluding February 14, 2017, in Costa Mesa, California.

Chmerkovskiy who won the 20th season of “Dancing with the Stars” with actress Rumer Willis last year, told ABC News that although it’s his fifth tour in a row, he’s looking forward to getting back on the road.

“I get to perform all the time, but I just never get over it,” he said. “For as long as my body allows for it, I want to keep going.”

The pro dancer will be joined by special guests, along with other fan favorites from “Dancing With The Stars,” including Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Hayley Erbert, Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko and Emma Slater.

Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. ET on DWTSTour.com.

Chmerkovskiy, 30, said fans of the ballroom dance competition can expect “more character driven performances rather than … a bunch of dances” on tour.

He’s especially looking forward to partnering with other pro dancers, whom he’s usually going head-to-head against in the ballroom.

“Our female professionals have definitely stolen the spotlight in the past couple of seasons,” Chmerkovskiy said. “They’re incredible. Each one brings something different. Each one has a different flavor, a different style and I love kind of fusing my own style [with theirs.] I’m only as good as my partner.”

More at ABC. To buy tickets, see THIS LINK.

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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.

See Dancing With The Stars Sasha Farber And Emma Slater’s New Fairy Tale Home

And a piece we’ve all been waiting for since we heard about it earlier in the week. Below is Sasha Farber and Emma Slater showing ET their new beautiful fairy tale home. They are just precious….

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September 30, 2016 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.

New Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Week 4 ‘Cirque du Soleil’ Promo

This week is going to be amazing. Good luck to all the couples!

September 29, 2016 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.

Dancing with the Stars Season 23, Week 4 – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

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.

ETA2: Gee…some people ALWAYS go in the last quarter of the show. But she’s not pimped….

Calvin and Lindsay – Charleston (Song: ____ – KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities)
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Dancing 1st

Maureen and Artem – Argentine Tango (Song: ____ – Mystère)
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Dancing 2nd

Jana and Gleb – Foxtrot (Song: “Here Comes The Sun” – The Beatles LOVE)
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Dancing 3rd

Marilu and Derek – Paso Doble (Song: “Battlefield” – KÀ)
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Dancing 4th

Amber and Maks – Tango (Song: ____ – Zumanity)
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Dancing 5th

Ryan and Cheryl – Waltz (“O”)
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Dancing 6th

Babyface and Allison – (Song: ____ – The Beatles LOVE)
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Dancing 7th

Terra and Sasha – Samba (“O”)
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Dancing 8th

Laurie and Val – (Song: “The Way You Make Me Feel” – Michael Jackson ONE)
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Dancing 9th

Vanilla Ice and Witney – (La Nouba)
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Dancing 10th

James and Sharna -Quickstep (Song: ___ – PARAMOUR)
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Dancing Last

September 28, 2016 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 23 Week 3 Results Show Pro Numbers – HQ Photos

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!!

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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.